|Greetings fellow scale model enthusiasts, you have Owen Nerfect with you again introducing another nifty project here at Nerfect.com. A few days ago Mr. Walters walks into Hobby Junction U.S.A. to buy a box of blades for his X-acto® knife. When I asked him if he was working on another one of his crazy projects, he enlightened me and asked me to once more introduce this section.
Seems as after the Nerfect Van project he put on his website, he was itching to create another paper model for folks to assemble. He went over several ideas and kept coming back, time after time to one in particular. This oddball wanted to create a paper model of a robot. Can you believe it? Further more, he came across a Japanese website of intricate paper robots. He says he was inspired and saw it as a sign that he was on the right course.
I spent the next few days with him perfecting the design, making it as easy as possible for people to assemble. Many of the other robot models we downloaded for research were very difficult to put together. The main problem was that all the parts were shrunk and crammed onto one 8 1/2” x 11” page. We remedied this issue by making the parts a tad more comfortable size, and putting them onto two pages.
Thus, Desmond: The Nerfect Robot model was born. Mr. Walters is really excited about this one and won’t shut up about the plans he has for accessories for Desmond. Scary thing is that I think he might actually come up with them. This guy is a little touched in the head. Anyway, keep you eyes posted on the News and Updates section of this site in the weeks ahead for quirky items to build for Desmond to hold, wear or just be next to. Until then, keep on scale modeling!
|Mr. Walters has made the sheets of model parts into PDF files. You will Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file and print it. If you don’t have this application, you can download it from Adobe’s website. He’s also compressed the files for easier downloads with Stuffit. You’ll need StuffIt Expander to decompress the files.
Once you print the file out, you simply cut the parts out with a X-acto® knife. Then you assemble it by folding the robot model parts up and glue it together. If you’re a skilled scale modeler like myself you’ll have very few problems putting it together.
One more thing… We know that Desmond is a pretty swanky downloadable project, and that it might be tempting to alter the artwork and distribute it on the internet or in print. We ask that you avoid this temptation, and if anything, consider asking Mr. Walters about making a customized version of Desmond for your band, company or website. He just might say yes.
Check out a completed version of the Desmond: The Nerfect Robot model.