Uncertainty Principle

Wed, 14 Nov 2012

Problem: Paper character- has a vertical tube for the neck and a horizontal tube for the shoulders. How do I intersect the tubes? The Neck tube has at least two layers of card making it difficult to cut with a scalpel and also makes marking up for others to build difficult.

Possible solution: I've fitted the shoulder tube into the body, gluing it to the two 'shoulder straps'.


(Ooo, colour!) The arms then fit, one to each end. I'll probably be cutting down the circular ends a little in the next draft.


Then rather than circular holes I've cut a U shaped channel each side of the neck which now slides neatly into place.


It also has the advantage that I can take the head off and transfer it between prototypes, saves me making the same thing over and over 🙂

Comments (5)

  • cool022883 November 14, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    having the head removable

    having the head removable could be fun once the model is finished then if someone wanted to they could design different heads and  faces to the model and have interchangeable heads.with a few changes to the face you could make the  model show different moods by changing the head piece.

  • jcamenga November 15, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Rob, I’m curious to know what
    Rob, I’m curious to know what this figure will be. You alluded to Breaking Bad on Facebook. Is this a B.B. character’s alter ego? Thanks

  • trishjoyce November 15, 2012 at 11:05 am

    yes who is he…and it also

    yes who is he…and it also looks like his mouth will move …..maybe…there is definitley something going on around the mouth

    i like the thought of pulling his head off too …tehee  and i like his very very green jacket..cant wait …again..

    Here he is on Wikipedia – RI

    • jcamenga November 15, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      A Breaking Bad paper
      A Breaking Bad paper animation would be awesome. My 23 year old son lives and breathes the series.

  • Marivi Garrido November 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Rob, you are a genius. I

    Rob, you are a genius. I designed a paper doll, the Bride Corpse, for my GD class and I had a terrible time with the thing neck. I wish I had seen this solution some weeks ago!!!!

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