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Elk Head Papercraft

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I realized much too late that the nose color is wrong. It's supposed to be a cute button nose, not just the black nostrils. The pattern is fixed.

The picture doesn't show it well but the white paper is embossed with a lace pattern. It looks really nice, I'm going to try using patterned paper more often.

Take note if you try to make this - the antlers are big and fairly heavy so you'll need some sort of support inside of the head. I made a scaffold out of foam board and trimmed it down until it fit snug inside the paper shell. The pattern is included on the drive folder. I used a program called 123D Make, that's part of Autodesk's mediocre-but-free creative suite, if anyone's interested. The antlers were then generously glued on the head with a hot glue gun. With all that it has some weight so I ended up buying a picture hanging kit and screwing the fasteners directly into the back of the foam. If you want to go a different route, I've heard of people filling papercraft with that quick set expanding foam. Exothermic reactions plus wetness doesn't sound good for paper but who knows, let me know if it works.

The final size is 700mm tall by about 450 mm wide and deep. Not nearly life sized.

As always - you can download the pattern for free and make your own.
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Image details
Image size
1095x1587px 341.87 KB
Make
LGE
Model
Nexus 5
Shutter Speed
1/29 second
Aperture
F/2.4
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
411
Date Taken
Feb 9, 2016 12:27:04 PM -07:00
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© 2016 - 2021 Gedelgo
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anonymous's avatar
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donwilson21's avatar
hi,I cant see how the internal scafold goes together..??are z and y two seperat scafolds?
Gedelgo's avatar
Z and Y are perpendicular planes. So Y-4 should fit into all the slots labeled 4 on the Z parts (Z-1 into slot 1 ect). It might help you to visualize if you stack Z 1, 2, 3, 4 in order and Y 1, 2, 3, 4 in order.
Ne0tuX's avatar
Hi Gedelgo,

I am an absolute fan of your work and I was wondering if you were planning to adapt this elk to make it looks like House Baratheon's Sigil in Game Of Throne, since you've already done 2 other houses...

Thank you and keep up the good work!
Gedelgo's avatar
That was the original plan for this design but it didn't really work. You could print it on black and throw a crown on. Close enough.
Ne0tuX's avatar
There are many deer models but none really does it for the Baratheon Sigil. But yours (nor deer nor moose, but elk) is the best I could find. I have tried to make the head and a crown from 3D  models, but since I am not as talented as you, it was an absolute failure. ^^

Thank you for your answer !

Will you do the Lannister's one ?
firesharker's avatar
Thank you for this absolutely awesome model! 

We did it before Christmas, and it took about 24 hours to finish for two of us. We printed the template on A3 (~140%), and used 240g/m2 paper. We had trouble with gluing on the antlers, that's why it has a little tiara. The right antler is fine, because it is resting on the wall, but after a few days the weight of the left antler deformed the support. If the antlers were open from the head, it would be possible to add a wire to support the weight.

imgur.com/a/p14Vw
Gedelgo's avatar
That's crumby. My first instinct would be to macgyver something using foam board and wooden dowels. Wire might not give you the strength you're looking for.

The antlers on mine stayed on fine with a generous amount of hot glue.

Hope you can get it sorted.
glenzilla1's avatar
What are the patterns on pg 19 and 20 supposed to look like?  They got cut off.
Gedelgo's avatar
Those are two halves of the same piece. Just line up the ends.
glenzilla1's avatar
Awesome!! Thanks, 
frizee's avatar
So great ! Thanks for your works
mauther's avatar
Love your work!

Greetings from Brazil! :)

Mauther
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