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GeorgBuchner02 Aug 2022 6:23 a.m. PST

in the midst of doing all my paper napoleonic stuff, i thought i might just see if WW2 armor might be possible and this is my initial uncolored test attempt – i think with some corrections and refinements it could work.

I am actually surprised that there dont seem to be any existing 6mm scale paper armor miniatures out there, at least not in the 3d model form.



Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2022 8:36 a.m. PST

That's pretty good for a first try. Much, much better than I could do.


olicana02 Aug 2022 1:17 p.m. PST

They are very nice and a interesting experiment into the possible.

BUT, with metal 1:300 tanks (Heroics & Ros, for example) selling at about £0.75 GBP a pop, it seems like a lot of hard fiddly work to build something that is ultimately crushable. If you can't make 20 or 30 an hour, it hardly seems worth it – time having value, etc.

Georg Buechner02 Aug 2022 3:04 p.m. PST

Yes, I guess it does make it pointless if the metal ones are so cheap, I guess it was just to see if it was possible -i how in this forum I might not be alone in just taking some enjoyment in making paper models despite what metal miniatures may already exist

and a guess it would be chance from me to paint up the tanks with Photoshop before printing and have a range of Camo options, but yeah otherwise it was a crappy bubble that one easily could burst as you have now done

Georg Buechner02 Aug 2022 4:32 p.m. PST

I just went to the heroics and Ros page and yes they are only 0.75gbp per tank – but that still adds up – I put 7 German and seven US tanks in my cart and comes to $30.00 USDaud and then add the cost of shipping on to that, prob another 20.oo to send to Australia, makes it expensive and then getting all the paints

A paper set if I ever made this decent enough to sell I would probably only set the price at 10.00aud and I would include a range of different tanks and different Camos,- it's paper yes and crushable yes but it would be cheap and better than just the 2d tanks at junior general (their tanks though are very nice nevertheless)

olicana04 Aug 2022 11:53 a.m. PST

Not knocking your effort, just questioning the logic. I'm in the UK and the last time I bought Heroics and Ros was for markers for off table artillery in a 15mm game: postage was minimal.

GeorgBuchner04 Aug 2022 9:56 p.m. PST

the logic is i like trying to make things with paper and i wondered how easy or hard it might be to make a ww2 tank and also – i am not in the UK so postage is a lot higher posting to australia and also things are expensive – it adds up so paper means i can do things on a budget

you might not be interested in it and the logic might not make sense to you but i am just interested in doing such things even if they arent the most obviously convenient approach

Martin Rapier04 Aug 2022 11:56 p.m. PST

I made a card model once (a 20mm Schneider CA) but with hindsight it would have been far easier to scratch build it out of plasticard. Whatever floats your boat though, you've done a nice job on that Panther.

GeorgBuchner05 Aug 2022 3:23 a.m. PST

thanks – what is plasticard? i was wondering what other materials one can make miniatures out of – in particular what materials can one carve a model from other than wood?

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