- Paper modeling is overall much cheaper than other types of modeling. You need few tools and adhesives, and practically no paint or other finishing supplies. There are thousands of free models available online, and those that have to be purchased aren't nearly as expensive of comparable plastic models
- From a time investment, I'm not sure - Because you are using layers to achieve 3-d shapes, more work is needed for sub-assemblies, however, once the model is complete, it's done - no painting required. Between the NMRA convention and this weekend I worked on a plastic 1/35 scale mid eastern "technical" - a Nissan compact pickup truck with an anti-aircraft gun in the bed. The model took me a week or so to build, and the painting just as long.
- Paper modeling is very portable - you only need a cigar box of tools and glue, a cutting mat, and the sheets of paper for the model.
- The paper modeling I've been doing as part of my model railroading and the paper modeling I saw this weekend differ somewhat. The ScaleScenes Models I've been building use a combination of paper and two thicknesses of heavy cardboard. Most of the models at the convention were built from 100% heavy paper.
- There is no limit as to what can be done with just paper.
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