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The Heat Gets to You Sometimes

Trader Sam

The heat can make you think crazy things. Lately, I’ve been having this crazy idea for a new paper model. Actually, it would be an addition to an existing paper model. I have a craving to design the berm that holds up the Main Street train station. It would include the well-known floral Mickey, hand […]

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New Compass

Trader Sam

To recreate the spinner for the Jack Sparrow Compass paper model, I referred to a photo of the film prop, which was temporarily on display at Disneyland’s Disney Gallery when the first film debuted.

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A Documented Build

The Disney Experience

Over at Cardmodels.net, Kevin G has started an excellent photo documentation of his build of the Wicked Wench paper model.

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Trimming the Fat

Trader Sam

Computer Graph Stock Image

The Wicked Wench is a wild success! But, it’s coming with a hefty price. Yes, you guessed it: bandwidth, and lots of it. It’s only been 1 week, and I’ve already exceeded my monthly limit of free bandwidth (20GB). Of course, I’m sure the Jack Sparrow compass that was released yesterday did its fair share. […]

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“We Have Our Heading”

Trader Sam

Jack Sparrow's Compass Paper Model

Today (July 7) is my birthday, but YOU get the present! With all of the hype from the Pirates of the Caribbean, a person could easily get lost in it. Not to worry though, because you can have Jack Sparrow’s compass to guide you through it all. Or would it just drag you farther in? […]

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