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Does anyone make a paper mockup before building?

post #1 of 7
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Just wondering, does anyone tweak their build designs by making small card-stock paper mockups first? Just to see how the intended parts would fit together, or else show the builder exactly what you want.

post #2 of 7

Couldn't hurt - always nice to have a good visual if you are having a hard time picturing what it will look like in your head.

post #3 of 7
a cardboard cut out, of the RF plate, would be good to check dimensions for a good air flow...
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Originally Posted by DaveOmak View Post

a cardboard cut out, of the RF plate, would be good to check dimensions for a good air flow...


Like a full-size template to fit in an existing rig? That could help.

post #5 of 7
Cardboard's alot cheaper than metal when it comes to mock-up work.
post #6 of 7
When I make full size patterns and mock ups for the boat building I do I use door skin. It's cheap and isn't as easy to destroy as cardboard or paper. It's also easy to glue multiple pieces together with hot glue.
post #7 of 7
I've made full size patterns out of cardboard, beer cartons and so on. Some masking tape and hot glue helps.

RG
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