Build a life-size velociraptor from paper

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Build a life-size velociraptor from paper

An artist named Gedelgo has shared his digital files to make a life-sized 3D paper velociraptor skeleton.

Print, cut, glue, RAWR!

assembled paper velociraptor skeleton

You can download the files and instructions here and get started. Gedelgo has included a file called "Notes and Tips" if you've never built a model like this before.

Some of the important tips (that I've learned from doing it the hard way) are to identify the internal parts of a skull, and assemble them first. It's a lot harder to align and secure glue tabs inside an infratemporal fenestra (literally translated as an opening or window in the skull).

Another important tip is about "mountan" vs "valley" folds. This model may also require a wire armature, depending on how heavy (gsm/lb) your paper stock is.


Completed paper velociraptor skeleton

Too big for the icebox part of the fridge. It casts a nice shadow, too.

Velociraptor by Gedelgo

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