Flying Saucer to Download and Make

Sun, 8 Jan 2012

Here's a quick (faster than light!) model for members to download for free at the usual link. This flying saucer isn't animated but does look cool next to your computer screen. It might even ward off invading aliens! Have fun 🙂

Print out the parts (either colour on mono) onto thin card (230 micron / 230 gsm) Score along the dotted and dashed lines then carefully cut out the pieces. Dotted lines are valley folds, dashed lines are hill folds, grey areas show where to glue.  


Fold up and glue together the dome making sure that all the edges are lined up accurately.


I tried a couple of different ways of gluing the two sections of the saucer together. This technique seemed to work best.

Fold the tabs inward on the top and bottom of the saucer pieces.


Apply a thin layer of glue to all the tabs on both the top and bottom. With the two sections flat on the work-surface, join the two halves together to that the tabs are interleaved. Keep the edges lines up as accurately as possible.


Pull the two ends of the saucer together and glue them.


Fit the dome into place from the underside of the saucer.


Glue the three legs to the grey areas.


Glue the feet to the legs.


Engage! Make it so! Etc.