Thursday, October 4, 2012

Paper People Movers

Just a few quick pics of some card stock vehicles I've built recently.  Many others have done reviews of these builds so I won't say much.  Just sharing a bit of what I've been working on.
First up is a World Works Games bus.  The pic is not the best - a bit dark - but you get the idea.  These are simple to make - a very basic box.  I did not reinforce it and it seems to be fine as is. It wouldn't stand up to having books piled on top of it but it's good enough for my games.
Next is a WWG van.  It also is a fairly simple build.  The only challenging part is getting the hood section to come together properly.  I didn't reinforce it at all either.  I think it looks good and will hold up fine.  I'll just be sure to keep it away from the dog.
Last up is an Ebbles M-11 4X4.  This model is the best Hummer or HMMV look alike that I've been able to find and I really like that it comes in several styles and paint patterns.  A great model but rather fiddly to assembly.  I ended up with some gaps near the windshield/hood area on the right hand side.  It looks fine on the table top but close inspection will reveal some errors.  Still, overall a great model and I will be building more.

One modification I made on all of these models is the wheels.  I found the cardstock wheels with the tabs to be folded and glued to be a huge PIA to assemble.  So I found some wooden dowel that was the correct diameter and cut off small disks to fit the wheels.  I then glued the cardstock prints to the dowel to make the wheels.  On the bus and van I used half disk pieces of dowel and on the HMMV I used whole disks.  It worked fine and was much easier.

That's it for now.  I just bought my new set of All Things Zombie:  Final Fade Out rules so I'm off to read!  Totally stoked for these rules!

Until next time...peace.




7 comments:

  1. The house build where is that from?

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    1. That is Stoelzel's Structure's Farmhouse. It is nearly finished. I will post pics soon.

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  2. They looks superb love the bus

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    1. Thanks! I'm enjoying these card vehicles. They are much better scale wise than any die cast I've found.

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  3. Very nice models and that's a great tip for making the wheels.

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    1. Thanks! I've got more printed out. Just need to make time for an assembly line...

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  4. Good to have you back Ironmonk!

    Nice work with the vehicles. I found the wheels a real pain, so cut out a foamcore disk for mine ... they weren't very round though :(

    Thanks for the dowel idea and consider it borrowed!

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