Paperwarbirds.com. This is an aviation site dedicated to the art
of designing and building scale model aircraft from cardstock and
paper. Surprising results can be achieved using this medium with
fairly limited time and resources when compared to mainstream
kits. There are a few free samples on offer and several of the
warbirds showcased here are available to purchase as a downloadable
e-book. There are also links to various research materials via
external sites. Here are some of the models designed by the
Moskca MB Bis
1/32 scale (reduced to 1/144)
1/32 scale (reduced to 1/144)
Built: R. Kelterer, Austria
Built: M. Harman, UK
Built: Arnuilfo Cadena, Mexico
Built: Ray Smith, USA
All the above kits are
paper, not plastic.
Models will be available again on CD soon
old building board is back in business.
have finally moved to digital mastering of my kits. I arrived at
this decision when I just could not get the Pfalz lower wing right
using my traditional methods. The complex lower wing junction
unfolds of the Pfalz DR1 broke my slide rule, so the Fokker TV and
Flycatcher will be my last analogue models. Meanwhile here are
some progress pics for you of the Pfalz DRI in virtual and real
form. This one has been great fun to design and build, and has
been completely redone in 3d. I ditched the previous alpha
version because sometimes you just have start from scratch. You
can see the results here. I'm very pleased with the final result
and I'm sure you will be too. I have retained the same style of
layout with the kit and offered with it, as in all my kits, several
alternative routes of completion. The model is offered in 1/32 scale
and features completely redesigned Spandau machine guns and Siemens
Halske SH III rotary engine. The level of detail offered in this
kit is on the very limit of what paper can achieve and is as close to
scale as is physically possible in this medium. The cockpit also
includes a seat, pedals, instruments and a control column.
I have included enough detail so that anyone wanting to use an A3
printer to get to 1/16th scale can do so easily just by scaling the
I have also set up the
model on US letter format (8.5 inch x 11 inch) and European A4 (210 x
297mm) standards. Both formats are bundled in the kit package, so
just print the one you can most easily get paper for.
You can also expect to see a Sopwith 1 ½ Strutter, Pfalz DVII, Pfalz DVIII,
Caproni Ca 33 and Caproni Ca 36, all in 1/32 scale. Click on the
thumbnails below to see hi resolution images of the Pfalz DR1.
Available now in two different finishes, wood and canvas and
also white. A third finish can be achieved using silvered paper.
Our Fokker T5 includes cockpit, internal
details and 3d Bristol Pegasus XXVI engines. Skill Level 4.
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