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Triceratops Skull Papercraft

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Making a ceratopsid to match with my original T-rex skull has been on my to-do list for a while now. They look very happy together.

It's about 35cm long and a medium difficulty build. I'll admit that the jaw could have been optimized a lot more.

Download the pattern here - feel free to make your own.
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JerryV78's avatar
Just finished this one today:

[IMG]i.imgur.com/eI4yTfx.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]i.imgur.com/q4XVBYH.jpg[/IMG]

I was wondering, would you be willing to do a Dilophosaurus skull?

Perhaps a day when you're out of inspiration?

With regards,

Jerry
EhrynC's avatar
I just printed this to 24x36 poster size paper and am about to start the massive build! Can't wait to see how it turns out!
RunRanRun07's avatar
please sent pattern page 12 at k7tvxq@gmail.com thank you 
bombillo11's avatar
hello, which paper size should I use to print the model and ensure the 35 cm size
carlos-spicey-weiner's avatar
are the valleys marked with this ----- or this _._._._?
Aosou-kun's avatar
Generally speaking valley is ------- and mountain is -.-.-.-.-
You can do it the opposite way, but the model will be inside out.
Though that doesn't matter unless you're making a textured model (think most papercraft).
His works are fairly unique in that they aren't textured.
Gedelgo's avatar
Doesn't matter as long as you're consistent.
JurassicWold's avatar
all you work is so awesome!!!
kinj827's avatar
what kind of glue did you use?
Gedelgo's avatar
Regular craft glue. I use an Aleene's tacky glue pen because the container is convenient.
kinj827's avatar
Sorry. Yes, I had read that in another comment. Thank you for your follow-up though. I did make this and it turned out well.
nothing--suspicious's avatar
Umm, I have already built this as a display piece that will be a gift for a friend's upcoming birthday. I plan to spraypaint it, is there anything I should do to prepare it?

I used 65 lb cardstock and pva craft glue.

Thanks
Gedelgo's avatar
Sorry, I have no experience with spray paint. My only advice would be to some experiments first.
nothing--suspicious's avatar
No problem, its just the issue is how I make it more rigid, so it could withstand being spraypainted/airbrushed/painted, as I noticed the frill was quite flimsy, and I don't want it to collapse or anything

I might try to use a spray-on acrylic sealer, or maybe even spray starch, but thanks anyways

Oh, and all your models are super cool, keep up the good work!
Cheshiretails's avatar
Ok so I have never need this art for before, could you explain how it works? Is it like origami?
Gedelgo's avatar
It's sort of like origami. Pieces of paper are cut out, folded, and glued together into a hollow 3D structure. 

This journal entry has more info if you're interested.
Guller90's avatar
Gracias de nuevo Gegelgo. You are amazing.
Gedelgo's avatar
Aww, thanks a bunch.
Tramontana93's avatar
It looks gorgeous! I would really like to make my own but I can only view the first page from the pattern. There seems to be a problem loading the others. Can you help out?
Thank you
Gedelgo's avatar
It should be all there. I can't really help you with software problems.
Tramontana93's avatar
I tried again and it still says it can only view the first page I don't know why :(
Can you send me the pattern via e-mail if I give you the adresse is that possible?
I would be really happy about it.
Tramontana93's avatar
thank you I got it and it's really fun to build this :D
N0rmandy's avatar
Amazing! Thank you very much.
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