‘Batch’ Batchelder is presenting his collection of paper models in the library’s upstairs display case. If you find them inspiring take one of his handouts which is excerpted below. Technically, these are Card Models, made from the thin cardboard (or heavy paper) known as card stock. It is an inexpensive hobby—the only tools you need are an X-Acto craft knife, a pair of tweezers, some toothpicks, a straightedge and some white glue. Many models can be found for less than $5, and there are lots of websites offering model downloads, many of them free. Links to many of them, plus other information, can be found at this blog. For a wide variety of fairly simple starter models of all types (and all are free,) check out the following sites.

Paper Models International sells kits from many different suppliers through the mail and the internet.

Fiddler’s Green offers hundreds of models: aircraft, boats, buildings, lighthouses, etc. via download or mail. Exquisitely detailed and very inexpensive.

Phillipus Lansbergen, Currell Graphics, and Delta 7 Studios offer a number of space related models.

Flying Pig specializes in mechanical models that move when a crank is turned. Sasatoku does similar motion models, robots and other odd and ingenious things.

The Tamworth buildings were created in a computer graphics program called Visio. It probably isn’t the best program for this purpose, but it’s the one I had when I started.

The British MicroModels are no longer made, although they occasionally can be found at antique stores and probably on Ebay. There were buildings, cars, ships, trains, etc.

Happy Modelling!

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