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  • "Rubenandres77" is male
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Friday, January 10th 2014, 4:37pm

Virgin Mary

This is the Virgin Mary, designed by Atelier Fare in 2008
and available as a free download from: 

The kit consists of 10 A4 pages of parts, plus 2 additional
pages of optional parts for the head (a veil that can be
used instead of the curled hair).

There are two pages with diagrams. No actual instructions
are given.

All parts are designed so that the printed side will be inside.

Since the model is all-white, a lot of care is needed to avoid
glue marks and dirt.

I printed the kit on 200gsm white cardstock, and enlarged
the original A4 sheets to fit onto A3 paper, so the final size
of my built is abut 25% bigger than originally intended.

I found the 200gsm cardstock was a bit too thick for some
small and delicate parts. I suppose that if this were to be
printed at the original A4 size, a much thinner paper should be used.

Since there are no instructions, some study of the diagram
and of the parts must be done. Is not an easy build, but is not
too difficult either. I would say it is on an intermediate level.

For me the best way to build it was to start from the tip of
the nose and work towards the edges. This proved to be
a very simple method that actually saves a lot of work if made otherwise.

Tabs are very well designed, and they match so that you can
know where they are supposed to be glued.

The only part that I worked from the sides towards the center
was the hair, starting with the small circular sides, and finishing
with the long strips at the center.

The finished kit is about 28cms height, but as I mentioned above
I enlarged the kit.

A very nice and relaxed build, with some interesting curved folds.
This is the first time I build an anthropomorphic model, and it was fun!

Kind regards!
Ruben Andres Martinez
Bogota - Colombia

Bitte verzeihen Sie meine Sprache. Ich spreche kein Deutsch. Ich benutze einen Online-Übersetzer.

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Friday, January 10th 2014, 7:02pm

Fantastisch, Super :thumbup:
Dank auch für den Link

Gruß Uwe
Gott hat den Menschen erschaffen, weil er vom Affen enttäuscht war.
Danach hat er auf weitere Experimente verzichtet. (Mark Twain)



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Saturday, January 11th 2014, 1:24am

Beautiful model Ruben and great build photos. Thanks for the download. :thumbup:


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Saturday, January 11th 2014, 6:51am

Very beautiful :thumbup:

Meine bisher gebauten Modelle sind hier abgelichtet :)

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Saturday, January 11th 2014, 9:58am

Hello Ruben,
just a model of another kind. Well done.
Best regards

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