Make your own faux taxidermy deer with our PDF pattern! Just follow the template and you will be proud of your animal trophy. Isn’t it a nice wall mount for your sweet home or even a gift for a nature lover?
Don’t be afraid, I assembled the sculpture so everybody can do it! You will just need time & precision. Put your music on & enjoy the assemblage! (For me it is a perfect way to relax).
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► Once purchased, download the ZIP file with the patterns (PDF files to be printed with A4 or A3 sheets – Letter or Tabloid in the States) and the complete instructions in English to make the sculpture.
► Print the template (choose the sheet format which is more convenient for you). BE CAREFUL: For this model, the size of the sculpture changes. With the A4 pattern, the final sculpture will be slightly taller - 67 cm / 26.3 in (height) – with the A3 pattern, it will be 60 cm / 23.6 in (height). The paper must be thick (200 / 300 grams per square meters). The one I use is 270 g/m² and it is perfect for that kind of sculpture. You can print at home if you have a printer or, easier, go to the nearest Print shop, you could buy the paper and print there.
► You have the printed pattern! Now just check you have the following tools: a pair of scissors, a ruler, white paper glue and a tool to fold the paper (could be a scoring tool / cutter pencil or even a small knife). You are ready to begin!
► Now just follow the instructions: cut the parts, fold and glue them. It is easy, all the parts of the pattern are identified with edge number guide for easy assembly (to assemble the papercraft model just match the numbers on the edges with the corresponding number and glue the edges together).
► Once finished, you can personalize the sculpture according to your taste. The customization options are infinite! You can color each face with felt-tip pens to make it multi-colors (I did it for several models). Or, you can paint it to make it stronger & easier to be cleaned. With an oil paint or even spray paint, it will look like laminated & your friends won’t believe you made it with paper! For this deer, I painted first in white and colored each faces of the antlers with color markers.
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► Difficulty Level: Medium – Small parts in the head and the antlers require extra precision but nothing impossible.
► 3D Papercraft: Deer trophy V2.0
► Approximately size (A3 template): 60 cm / 23.6 in (height), 43 cm / 16.9 in (wide), 45 cm / 17.7 in (deep)
► Approximately size (A4 template): 67 cm / 26.3 in (height), 48 cm / 18.9 in (wide), 50 cm / 19.6 in (deep)
► Use thick paper: A4 or A3 (in the States, the equivalent A4 is Letter - A3 is Tabloid)
► A3 template (PDF): 8 Sheets - 96 Parts
► A4 template (PDF): 16 Sheets - 100 Parts (plus two pages for an optional trophy base)
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