paper airplanes introductions

paper airplanes introductions


Cutting

Befire you start cutting, it’s a good idea to make sure your workspace is tidy and that you have a waste paper box standing by,as ewll as a box to put the Paper craft parts in.

Step 1

Before you cut out parts from the base sheet, lightly score the mountain folds and valley folds with a dried-up ballpoint pen, or similar.

This will help you to make fold along the lines more cleanly.

 

Step 2

Cut each pattern out individually, leaving a sufficient sized border around the edges.

Step 3

Once you have cut out a part, lightly write a number on the back of it, so that you can keep track of which part is which.

Step 4

Removing each pattern from the assembly sheets makes it easier to cut out detailed sections.

Step 5

Stay on the outer edge of the solid black lines when you are cutting. Then, when you come to assemble the parts, they will fit together nicely.

Cutting Straight Lines

When cutting a straight line, don't move the scissors as you cut, but keep them steady and draw the paper towards you.

Cutting Curved Lines

Rounded sections are cut best by rotating the paper with your non-dominant hand as you hold the scissors in place with the other. This prevents you from accidentally cutting your fingers.

 

 

 

 

Folding

Remember to crease the lines on the parts.

Then you will be able to assemble and glue the parts properly.

Folding Straight Lines

Use a ruler when folding straight sections. For folds shaped like valleys, first place a ruler along a fold line. Then lift the paper up and use your fingertips to smooth out the crease alongside the ruler.

 

Mountain Folds

 

To make folds that look like mountains, place a ruler next to the edge of a table or desk and set a pattern on top of it. Carefully align the fold with the ruler's edge and bend the paper down.

 

Adding Curves

 

To give a part a natural curve, rub it against the corner of a table or similar. This will make gluing easier.

 

Folding Cylindrical Parts

 

For cone shaped parts, wind the part around a pencil or similar to give it roundness. Wind it round tighter than it needs to be and then you can adjust the degree of curl later.

 

Constructing Cylindrical Parts

Place glue on the appropriate tabs and use the object to help set the adhesive.

Gluing

 

The key to making good models is to wait for the glue to dry properly.

If you get glue on your hands, you will spoil the model, so make sure to wash your hands right away, or have a wet towel ready so that you can wipe them clean.

 

 

Step 1

For glue, use woodworking adhesive and stick type glue.

We recommend using a non-wrinkle, fast drying glue. If using woodworking adhesive, apply a spot of glue about the size of a coin on to a scrap of paper.

Step 2

Then, use a strip of thick paper or cardboard like a spatula to scoop up the adhesive. Be sure to keep the glue on one side of the spatula only.

Step 3

Use this strip to evenly smooth out a thin layer of glue onto the glue tabs.

Step 4

Hold the parts firmly in place till the glue dries properly.

Step 5

Assemble the parts separately and wait until they dry before assembling the whole model!


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  4. Nancy

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