Tips and tricks on space paper modelling



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Paper modelling differs a lot from modelling with plastic or resin. Lee Fleischer is a very dedicated and skilled modeller, who has agreed to reveal some of his techniques.

Lee has been modeling for about 40 years, mostly in plastic and lots of RC including RC helicopters. He lives in West Columbia SC USA. After doing so much plastic kits and entering many contests. (He had a few national awards) He got tired of the intensity of the "add on" metal kits that every body was using to one up on their buddies.

"After a while you realize to make a contest plastic kit you have to invest almost 100$ just on the parts!"

Instead Lee started paper modelling in the beginning of 2005. Beside building a lot of space paper models, he has been building 1:250 scale Wilhelmshaven ships and 1:32 Zarkof Aircraft. 

Since then Lee has discovered several new methods of construction, that he is happy to share with the rest of us. Lee has several times surprised me with his unusual solution to the problems, which most modellers deal with. I am therefore proud to publish his ideas - and I am sure, that they will be an inspiration - not only for newbies - but also for more skilled modellers.





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