Have you ever put together a "simple" paper model? It requires a good
deal more skill than a plastic kit! Paper models are definitely a
craft-skill kit, with a surprisingly steep learning curve. Even a
simple box=like barn, for example, requires precise cutting and scoring,
and careful gluing. Besides, the TGV models you refer to are not
That being said, I recommend paper models. They are a different kind of
craft, and rather soothing to do while listening to the news. :-)
and where in my note did I say "simple" paper model? take out your
frustrations somewhere else. i just posted something that might be of
interest to people at holiday time. If you cant be civil and honest,
then go soak your head. It might help.
You don't have to be much in the way of "arbiter" to recognize that
Kive Weinstein went way over the top with his response to Wolf.
It's as if he were reacting to some other post.
"Looks interesting for a kid to get into."
Does imply "simple" as opposed to difficult.
Excuse me, I'll be right back. I have to log onto a server in Romania
and verify all of my EBay, PayPal, bank and Social Security information
"Simple" and "beginner level" are rather natural interpretations
of "looks interesting for a _kid_ to get _into_".
Anyways - enjoy your paper model. And if you indeed am an in-
experienced kid who actually gets the TGV right as your first
paper project - then you can bask in the knowledge that you are
a natural born paper modeller :-)
Merry Xmas !
You didn't, but you refer to these models as of possible interest for a
kid, which I naturally read as your implying that these kits were for
beginners, ie, simple and easy. If that's not what you intended, then
why the reference to a kids?
I'm not frustrated. Where did you get that idea?
Hey, I did reply civilly - I didn't call you names, did I? I could call
you names now, since you've dissed me, but I won't.
And I _did_ recommend paper modelling -- I've done some, and I like it.
I even put in a smiley. Or didn't you read that far?
For a complex paper model, visit this web site:
Unfortunately, they do not have any train models.
Regarding your other reply, do not underestimate the skills of a kid. I am
amazed at some of the models I have seen built by kids.
Ken Rice -=:=- kennrice (AT) erols (DOT) com
http://users.erols.com/kennrice - Lego Compatible Flex Track,
Thanks, Ken, I've been to that site several times. Lovely models. I've
noticed that some complex models are easier to build than some simple
ones. A complex model built from several subassemblies is often easier
than a model made from a few parts that must be cut and folded just
so... :-) I've downloaded a couple of the animals, but haven't made them
And, yes, kids can do as well as or better than many adults. But paper
models cover a large range of skill levels, and they aren't beginner's
models merely because they are made of paper.
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