Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Project: Thunderhawk Part 6

So now with the first section of the cardboard Thunderhawk complete I move onto the next template which covers the main body. This is proving to be an new sort of challenge even this early in the construction. Here's why: The first part the template has you build is comprised of 4 large flat sections attached at the edges. The difficulty of this is the fact that cardboard tends to curve when it's saturated in glue. So now this first section is built out of 4 large flat sections that are meant to be attached on the edges, that's curved and warped. So how do I deal with this?

Lots of braces, weights and pressure points! This is where the real challenge of building cardboard models, finding a means to hold the parts in place while the glue sets.


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