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Boombox Penguin

£2.00

Your rating: None (2 votes)

Say what you will, there really is nothing quite like a penguin holding a boom box in the air with his flippers.

This model is inspired by a vision I woke up to a couple of days ago. The subconscious is a weird thing. Members and Patrons can download the model at the link for free, thanks for signing up! Non-members can join in the fun for £2 / $3

It is all pretty straightforward to put together this delightful papertoy so let's get started.


Print out the parts onto a single sheet of thin card. Score along the dotted and dashed lines the carefully cut out the parts.


Fold up and glue the boom box.


Fold over and glue down the handle to make a double thickness card. Once the glue is dry carefully cut the handle out.


Glue the handle the top of the box to complete it.


Making the penguin.

The wings and feet are made from double thickness card. Fold them over and glue them down. Once the glue is dry on these parts and cut them out.


Starting from the back, glue the sides to the body two or three tabs at a time.


Leave the base flap un-glued for now.


Glue on the beak.


Add the eyes.


Glue the wings to the boom box.


Glue the wings to the body.


Fold up and glue down the base. Complete the model by gluing on the feet.


Ta daa!

Say what you will, there really is nothing quite like a penguin holding a boom box in the air with his flippers.

This model is inspired by a vision I woke up to a couple of days ago. The subconscious is a weird thing. Members and Patrons can download the model at the link for free, thanks for signing up! Non-members can join in the fun for £2 / $3

It is all pretty straightforward to put together this delightful papertoy so let's get started.


Print out the parts onto a single sheet of thin card. Score along the dotted and dashed lines the carefully cut out the parts.


Fold up and glue the boom box.


Fold over and glue down the handle to make a double thickness card. Once the glue is dry carefully cut the handle out.


Glue the handle the top of the box to complete it.


Making the penguin.

The wings and feet are made from double thickness card. Fold them over and glue them down. Once the glue is dry on these parts and cut them out.


Starting from the back, glue the sides to the body two or three tabs at a time.


Leave the base flap un-glued for now.


Glue on the beak.


Add the eyes.


Glue the wings to the boom box.


Glue the wings to the body.


Fold up and glue down the base. Complete the model by gluing on the feet.


Ta daa!

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Sledging Penguin

£2.00

Your rating: None (3 votes)

Download and make the Sledging Penguin as a stand-alone papertoy or as character starting point for your own paper animations. The Sledging Penguin is a perfect model for combining with one of the Essential Mechanisms. Members can download the parts for free, thanks for your support! Non-members can join in the fun for £2/$3


Print out the parts onto thin card (230 micron / 67lb)

Score along the dotted and dashed lines then carefully cut out the parts.


Making the Penguin

The wings and feet are made from double thickness card, this allows them to be printed in colour on both side. Fold the parts over and glue them down. When the glue is dry carefully cut them out.


Starting from one end of the body glue the sides into place. Glue a couple of tabs at a time and work your way round to complete the body.


Give the beak a gentle curve along its length then glue it to the lower part of the eye area.


Glue on the eyes in to place covering the beak tabs.


Glue the feet into position.


Complete the penguin by gluing on the wings.


Making the Sledge

The sledge sides are made from double thickness card. Fold them over, glue them down then carefully cut them out.


Assemble the sledge base as shown.


Glue the sides to the sledge body.


Make a rope by cutting a long thin strip of scrap card and gluing it onto place as shown.


Glue the Penguin into place on the sledge to complete the model.

Handy tip if you are using the Penguin as part of an automata: when attaching the Penguin, glue just the feet so that the body is free to rock back and forth.


Try fitting the completed penguin to one of the Essential Mechanisms to bring it to life. The crank slider shown here makes the sledge bob and jump. Why not try attaching it to a mesh gear to make the penguin spin on the spot!

Download and make the Sledging Penguin as a stand-alone papertoy or as character starting point for your own paper animations. The Sledging Penguin is a perfect model for combining with one of the Essential Mechanisms. Members can download the parts for free, thanks for your support! Non-members can join in the fun for £2/$3


Print out the parts onto thin card (230 micron / 67lb)

Score along the dotted and dashed lines then carefully cut out the parts.


Making the Penguin

The wings and feet are made from double thickness card, this allows them to be printed in colour on both side. Fold the parts over and glue them down. When the glue is dry carefully cut them out.


Starting from one end of the body glue the sides into place. Glue a couple of tabs at a time and work your way round to complete the body.


Give the beak a gentle curve along its length then glue it to the lower part of the eye area.


Glue on the eyes in to place covering the beak tabs.


Glue the feet into position.


Complete the penguin by gluing on the wings.


Making the Sledge

The sledge sides are made from double thickness card. Fold them over, glue them down then carefully cut them out.


Assemble the sledge base as shown.


Glue the sides to the sledge body.


Make a rope by cutting a long thin strip of scrap card and gluing it onto place as shown.


Glue the Penguin into place on the sledge to complete the model.

Handy tip if you are using the Penguin as part of an automata: when attaching the Penguin, glue just the feet so that the body is free to rock back and forth.


Try fitting the completed penguin to one of the Essential Mechanisms to bring it to life. The crank slider shown here makes the sledge bob and jump. Why not try attaching it to a mesh gear to make the penguin spin on the spot!

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Sledging Penguins - Prototype Model

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The co-axial drive from Essential Mechanisms looks to be a promising starting point for a few different paper projects. I was planning on making the contra-rotating robot first but I've been distracted by Mr Cool and his fabulous mash-up with the Runaway Rabbit. I mentioned in a comment on the post that I might have a go at something similar myself but with sledging penguins instead of the rabbits in cars.

Here are my (very rough) sketches of what I had in mind. The idea is fairly straightforward. There is a large rotating disk connected to one axle. This moves the outer penguin round and round. The inner penguin is mounted on the other axle and turns on the spot in the other direction.

First step, design a penguin on a sledge. Presented here is my first freehand draft amde from coloured card. Next step, I'll cut the model up and lay out the parts on my scanner then outline them in Illustrator making a set of printable parts.

The co-axial drive from Essential Mechanisms looks to be a promising starting point for a few different paper projects. I was planning on making the contra-rotating robot first but I've been distracted by Mr Cool and his fabulous mash-up with the Runaway Rabbit. I mentioned in a comment on the post that I might have a go at something similar myself but with sledging penguins instead of the rabbits in cars.

Here are my (very rough) sketches of what I had in mind. The idea is fairly straightforward. There is a large rotating disk connected to one axle. This moves the outer penguin round and round. The inner penguin is mounted on the other axle and turns on the spot in the other direction.

First step, design a penguin on a sledge. Presented here is my first freehand draft amde from coloured card. Next step, I'll cut the model up and lay out the parts on my scanner then outline them in Illustrator making a set of printable parts.

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Festive Paper Penguin (!) to Download and Make

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It seems that in recent years Penguins have become Christmas characters. South Pole people! South Pole! Still, I'm always happy to jump on a passing band wagon, just for the ride you understand. With that in mind here's another of my paper projects from the Brother website. You can download it for free here. Festive felicitations one and all!


The model is powered by a crank slider. Turn the handle...


...and the Penguin Bobs up and down whilst flapping her wings. Just like they do in the southern hemisphere!

It seems that in recent years Penguins have become Christmas characters. South Pole people! South Pole! Still, I'm always happy to jump on a passing band wagon, just for the ride you understand. With that in mind here's another of my paper projects from the Brother website. You can download it for free here. Festive felicitations one and all!


The model is powered by a crank slider. Turn the handle...


...and the Penguin Bobs up and down whilst flapping her wings. Just like they do in the southern hemisphere!

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