Remember that LEGO Pirates Imperial Soldier backpack I was making in SketchUp? This is what the papercraft test build looks like!
It's always exciting to see whether the plans you made in your head work out in real, paper form, and often I discover some things that I feel could be done better (so I go back to the 3D model to change those parts again (and again and again until I'm satisfied with it) ;o)
De-constructing the complex shape of the backpack into simpler parts worked out really well, together with the "slits-and-tabs" method to make sure everything gets the right shape and goes in the exact right place! ;o)
|"Slits-and-tabs" to make sure the aprts are glued on in exactly the right position.|
Next, I want to make fake Indy a whip and a treasure map (a different one ;o) because as every adventurer knows, "X" marks the spot! ;o)
Stay tuned for more!