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Steampunkesque Dragonfly by Luyomi333 Steampunkesque Dragonfly by Luyomi333
I finally after a long pause got to finish this one. It has many problems with the movable parts, but it looks not half bad despite that. I especially like how the mechanism for the tail worked out. And the hinges for the legs aren't that bad either, but they can be improved.
The head is movable to, though not the way I wanted it to be moved. Thus it just means that the head is removable
The wings were meant to flatter when moving the gears, but paper is just to flimsy to move a whole wing only connected to the gears by a 2mm thick and wide strap of paper.
This project in the end turned out to show me how filigree dragonflies really are.
In this project wanted to combine the fine details enabled by simple 2D Scherenschnitte with the three dimensions possible with normal papercraft.
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Artist1946 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite Awesome in my book.
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Maleijn Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow that's really amazing!
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darth-biomech Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Now THAT's what I call "papercrafting". Realy nice model. Wings must been hell to cut out.
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Luyomi333 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
They were. But they were unnecessarily difficult. I tried to made them extra sturdy, but in the end that was pointless and I didn't own a X-Acto knife that's why I had to do it with a simple box cutter. If I were to redo this project, I would make many things different.
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darth-biomech Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Is X-Acto any better than boxcutter? In my opinion, they have same functionality.
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Luyomi333 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Ok,. thumbnails don't seem to work.
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Luyomi333 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Well. The lower one, I would call an X-Acto. It's smaller and therefore I can control it better and the tip is very pointed which enables me to cut out small circles. And I think its sharper, too.
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darth-biomech Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hm, I see...
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CoralCalypso Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
This is really amazing ! Makes it even more mind boggling to know its individual parts can be moved too. @~@ Nice job !
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Toshikun Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Sugoi ~ I mean fabulous, amazing jobs
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