I like to use paper to make models of different types of technical units (especially war machines). So this contest is a real challenge for me. My new object is absolutely civil facility, but it has caterpillars ;-)
And we don't need any glue in this project.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
- cardboard sheets (4 mm width);
- paper knife;
- needle file (small rasp);
- PC, printer and 5 A4 sheets to print base drawings;
- old wooden board (~ A3 size) as a work plane for cutting operations.
Step 2: Printing Base Drawings
It is possible to draw all sketches we need directly on cardboard sheets. But more convenient way (as I think) is to print all drawings on plain paper and then transfer it to cardboard using awl.
So you need to have 5 drawing: Bumper_Pipe_Trucks, Cabin, Engine, Frame, Wheels_Axes.
Step 3: Transferring Drawings to a Cardboard
Use the next sequence to transfer all the drawings on cardboard : 1) put the cardboard on the old wooden board; 2) put the drawing on cardboard; 3) make holes in key vertexes through the paper using awl; 4) remove the paper drawing from the cardboard; 5) connect holes on the cardboard using ruler and pencil.
Step 4: Cut Parts Out of the Cardboard
Step 5: 'Engine' Bending
I strongly recommend to press backside of the cardboard along the fold line before bending.
Step 6: 'Engine' and 'Frame' Connection
Step 7: 'Cabin' Bending
Step 8: 'Cabin' and 'Frame' Connection
Be attentive that you need to bend engine part a bit to insert lapels on the backside of 'Cabin'.
Step 9: 'Axes' and 'Engine' Connection
Step 10: 'Wheels' and 'Axes' Connection
The distance between wheels on each side will be adjusted later.
Step 11: 'Tracks' Bending
Step 12: 'Trucks' and 'Wheels' Connection
Step 13: 'Bumper' Bending
Step 14: 'Bumper' and 'Engine' Connection
Step 15: 'Pipe' End 'Engine' Connection
Step 16: Tractor-cardboarder Is Ready!
Second Prize in the
Volcano82 made it!