We’re happy to welcome aboard RedEyeRogue’s newest editor/columnist/errand-boy – Galen “The Chief” Tyrol. As you all know, The Chief was once petty officer and head janitor aboard the ill-fated Battlestar Galactica. This is the first in our “From The Chief’s Workbench” columns – a new regular feature of RedEyeRogue.com. Take it away Chief…
What is papercraft you ask? Papercraft is a form of crafting, in which paper is used to create three dimensional objects such as models or sculptures. Bascially you print out a page of “parts” (preferably on some thicker paper) cut them out and fold them, and glue them together to make a 3d paper model of your favourite movie character/spaceship/side-dish or whatever!
Just look at some of these nerdy examples of what can be done with paper:
“When I was a silly youth, I had an unhealthy obsession with Gerry Anderson’s ‘Space:1999’ “ [more on that show in an upcoming article -ed] and became fixated on the “Eagle” ships.
I pestered and pestered my dear, poor, long – suffering parents to purchase the toy replica, but to no avail.
So I got creative. I set out to build my own Eagle replica using – construction paper.
My intention was to make something that looked like this:
It, however, wound up looking more like this:
But I digress.
The point is, I kept on trying and soon I was making things that looked – well they still looked more like a blueplate special from Nick Tahoe’s on a Friday night, but still I kept trying.
Well turns out the Chief is pretty good at this papercraft thing and I’ll be sharing my work with you, and even showing you – yes, YOU – how to make your very own stunning 3d papercraft models.
First up this week:
A slab of meat.
The instructions and patterns can be downloaded from here. Just right click on the image and select “save link as…”.
And remember to cut along the dotted lines.
Okay here’s the real instructions. Just click on the model you want, to download the patterns and instructions:
Cylon Raider Instructions
Viper MkII Instructions
Enterprise (film) Instructions
Homer Simpson Instructions
By your command…