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How I Fell in Love With Model Kits: Part 3

"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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Millennium Falcon Build Journal No. 08: Issues 25-28

Millennium Falcon Build Journal Logo

This month’s box marks a milestone. First, it sets itself apart by arriving in pristine condition; there were no crushed corners, open flaps, or torn packing tape.

The magazines were even pristine and freshly printed. I did notice that these four issues were printed on slightly heavier paper stock. That could be related to the fact that there are fewer pages in these issues—the instructions are only 2-3 pages long.

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