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posted December 04, 2003 16:44
Okay, here’s a neat thing for people with too much time on their hands, Internet access, and a color printer. Think of it as a fun project for the holidays, something to pass the time, an amusement for the kids, or whatever excuse works for you. Take a look here.
You can assemble your own trout! The gentleman who runs this web site loves to fish, and this gives him something to do when he can’t. He’s put together some Acrobat files of papercraft kits to cut out and glue together models of assorted trout, along with instructions.
I’ve already done one for a test, and it doesn’t look half bad. I got by with a pair of sciissors, regular paper and a half dried out glue stick - but I’m crazy. It probably would have helped if I’d printed out the assembly instructions, but what the hey!
While you can't really tell from this picture, the finished fishie actually does come out nicely trout-shaped in 3D. I've just done the one design so far (Amago) but the graphics are beautifully detailed.
For best results, try printing on 24 pound paper. You’ll also need a hobby knife of some kind, scissors, white glue, clear acrylic spray (flat and gloss), a working space, and some time. Oh, and make sure to download the assembly instructions too.
Pick a trout pattern and have some fun. The flat spray will keep the colors from smearing; the gloss will make the assembled fish look wet like the real thing. They also mentioned a white glue trick - put a droplet of glue on each eye before cutting out the patterns, and let it dry - it will be clear and will make the ‘eye’ look real.
Thank the December 2003 issue of Boys Life for bringing my attention to this.
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