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2016 Holiday Support Drive

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Disney Gift Tags

Show your support. It’s the only way that we can keep this website free for everyone.

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How I Fell in Love With Model Kits: Part 3

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"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" Nautilus Paper Model

One day, I was flipping through the Disney Store magazine (remember those?), and I came across an image of a Nautilus model that they were selling. It wasn’t a plastic model; it was an expensive, pre-assembled scale replica. I examined the basic shape of the submarine, and I said to myself, “I can build that out of paper.” Better yet, I could share it online for those who, like me, couldn’t afford the real thing.

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How I Fell in Love With Model Kits: Part 2

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New Orleans Square Station Water Tower

Over the years, I always retained my childhood love of creating small models, but I hated plastic kits. I moved away from the prefabricated kits with step-by-step instructions, and I decided to go my own route.

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How I Fell in Love With Model Kits: Part 1

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Plastic Model Kits Stock Image

It wasn’t intentional. I didn’t even realize that it had happened. But, somewhere along the way, I fell in love with model kits. Not just the common plastic kits that can be found in many stores, but metal kits, and paper kits, too.

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Millennium Falcon Build Journal No. 12: Issues 41-44

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Millennium Falcon Build Journal Logo

The main portion of the lower hull is finally completed, and I can start focusing on additional details like the recessed machinery, the turrets, extra surface details/parts, and painting.

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Millennium Falcon Build Journal No. 10: Issues 33-36

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Millennium Falcon Build Journal Logo

The builds have been lacking in things to do. They’ve been pretty straight-forward: attach more metal framework and hull plating. But, extra parts are accumulating quickly for future builds that promise to be much more exciting.

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