Canon has a cardstock model of the old "monkey beating a drum" automata as well as the "cymbal banging elephant." Go to the Paper Craft site, click on "Toys" to find and download them. Or better yet, just check out Telman's Canon link in the free paper models forum and click on that.
They look amazingly just like the old tin, wind-up models.
i was looking at the models on the cannon site and they recommend using photo paper to print out the models.so do you guys use card stock or photo paper when you print out the models or does it matter?
160 gsm paper (card stock) works fine with almost all canon models (movable automata and static models). For the more complicated and stressed mechanisms in some models, like “Jack an the Halloween Dancers” or “Orihime and Hikoboshi“, you better use 200 gsm paper. For mostly curved models – like the animals or the dolls heads – I use even 120 gsm paper.
I like to use PVA glue to build my models, but I don’t think it is the best choice for gluing photo paper. Solvent-based all-purpose glue works better. Anyone else with operating experience?