Cardboard Model Sheet

The cardboard model sheet for the IMMH Lighthouse

Der Modellbaubogen für den IMMH-Leuchtturm, der von der Website des Internationalen Maritimen Museums Hamburg zum Ausdrucken und Nachbauen heruntergeladen werden kann. Er wurde von unseren Freunden des HMV für die Internationalen Schiffsmodellbautage Hamburg 2022 erstellt.

The new modelling sheet for the IMMH Lighthouse, that can be downloaded here to print and build at home. It was produced by our friends of the HMV For the International Shipmodelling Days Hamburg 2022. To save paper we have included the building instructions in a separate .pdf file.

The general instructions for the construction od all our models can be found at the bottom of this page.

The cardboard model sheet of the IMMH cutter for the International Shipmodelling Days in Hamburg

Modellbaubogen Kartonmodell Schiffmodell Modellbauer Internationale Schiffsmodelbautage Hamburg Internationales Maritimes Museum Peter Tamm Hamburger Abendblatt HMV Schifffahrt Modelling Shipmodelling Days 2018 Kutter Fischkutter cardboard model sheet

We introduce you to the cardboard model sheet for the IMMH fishing cutter! It has been conceived so it can be completed by modelling beginners as well as kids – with a little adult help. You can get the cardboard model sheet to build this little beauty directly at the museum. For those among you who can’t make it, we have a .pdf version that you can download for free and print at home right here.

This cardboard model sheet has ben produced by the International Maritime Museum Hamburg in cooperation with the cardboard model editorial HMV and the newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt for the occassion of the firts International Shipmodelling Days in Hamburg.

The Shipmodelling Days 2020 will take place between the 18th and 20th of september at the museum. 

The cardborad model sheet of the IMMH Viking ship

This cardboard model sheet was originally created in 2008 for the opening of the museum. It has sadly been out of print for a long time. Now you can print is you can printi it yourself and build it. We wish happy modellig!

To make the building of the model a bit easier, our volunteer colleague Renate Langhammer-Krause has written an extended building manual. Here is the video.


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Building manual for the IMMH cardboard model sheet

Printing the sheets:

Please use 160 GSM DIN-A4 Paper to print the model.

The printing can be done in any normal color printer.

Tools of the trade:



Scissors (or cutter)

Steel ruler

small wooden stick

thinn knitting needle or a simmilar object

small basket for the paper rests

all-purpose glue

a cut-resistant working surface

Working through the building steps

  1. Search for the pieces that you need for the building step.
  2. Groove all fold lines using the metal ruler and the blunt needle.
  3. Roughly cut each piece from the sheet.
  4. Now cut every piece on the extenal continnuous black line. Don’t leave the glue tabs out. You can write the number of each piece on it’s backside so you don’t mistake them.
  5. Use a small basket to collect all paper rests. This makes it way easier to find any pieces you may have throun away by mistake.
  6. Fold the foldlines on the edge of the table. think about if the line should be folded to the outside or to the inside before doing it.
  7. Glue the pieces together. Use the small wooden stick to clean superflues glue from the model. You can use the tweezers to press the glue tabs together.
  8. Wait until the glue hay dried until you use a piece on the next step.
  9. Pieces that need to be bent can be rolled with the blunt needle.
  10. Take good care that your hands stay clean and glue-free all through the building process.

The International Maritime Museum Hamburg wishes you all happy modelling!