2009. After years of abstinence and longing, I finally got down to building a new model.
A friend of mine sent me some plans of paper aircraft, made in eastern europe, that he had stumbled across. I was amazed and thrilled for having discovered not only a fellow tribe of paper model makers but an entire industry that made beautiful, accurate paper models!
This one is originally drawn by Dr. Emil Zarkov who I discovered has been designing models for ModelArt, a card model publisher.
This model brought back to me not only the joys of building the models but also a new learning on flush panels and butt-joints instead of overlap joints, which I was doing in the past.
I changed the colours, markings and added weathering and details. I did this all on Illustrator and Photoshop and then printed it out. Having never made a paper model from a kit, this was really quite exciting as all the pieces just fit into place and took shape in perfect proportions!
Admiration and respect for Dr. Emil Zarkov's talent and work!
I find the overall effect of flush joints, detailing and weathering on such beautiful proportions quite stunning!