How could I pay?
For PayPal payments please go to www.paypal.com and submit your payment:
- in Euros, GB Pounds to firstname.lastname@example.org;
- in USD to email@example.com;
IMPORTANT: Please include the item title and your shipping address along with your PayPal payment.
Please write a Check or Money Order to (in USD only):
Western Bid Inc., Attn: lgn_atheist,
56 Nathan Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55441, USA
Checks and Money Orders in Euros should be sent to the following address:
Western Bid, 13 rue Montera, Paris 75012, France
Can I start to build cardboard models right away?
Yes. Even children can build cardboard models and in fact they do. Many elementary schools incorporate cardboard models in art subjects. If you can cut patterns, you can do cardboard modeling. A model need not be complex. A simple model is always the best way to start cardboard modeling. Learning a little basic geometry and engineering techniques can eventually lead to more complex models such as ship frames.
Why bother with cardboard models?
Cardboard models provide hobbyist another dimension for creativity. It incorporates basic engineering principles and geometric designs in forming the structures and making it strong. Unlike plastic models a cardboard model is very cheap. Repairs while constructing can easily be done together with improvements and adjustments in the final look of the model. One built from scratch is always unique and one of a kind. It does not require big space in building or storing.
What are the tools and materials used?
The main material used is stiff cardboard or paper. The type and thickness of the cardboard depend on the kind, scale and structure of the model that is to be made. Larger models require thicker and stronger paper to support weight. Easily rounded and folded cardboard are used to build complex structures. Commonly used tools are scissors, cutters, glue, adhesives, compass, rulers, triangles, paint, pencils and markers. Cutting, scoring, folding and gluing the cardboard, forms the model.
What are cardboard models?
Cardboard models are replicas of things and objects that are made primarily from cardboard, paper or plastic card. They attempt to approximate the likeness of objects from which they are patterned. Subjects are range from simple paper cutouts, buildings, castles to ship and aircraft. They can come in colored pre-printed patterns for assembly or the model can be built entirely from scratch.
Where could I use paper models?
Models could be used differently - as decorations, aesthetic collectibles or just for entertainment - as an ideal activity for kids and parents. Whatever purpose you use your model you will have a great time building it up!
What exactly will I receive? When?
You will receive a package containing the printed sheets of the model (or models) along with set-up instructions. International shipping by Ukrposhta usually takes about 10-14 days to most countries, but in some cases delays can cause delivery times of up to 30 days or more. We cannot be responsible for international shipments that are lost or delayed. However, we will do everything we can to help trace an airmail shipment delayed more than 30 days.