Hello Kitty (Big Model – Piñata)

28 12 2010

From post: Hello Kitty (Model)

This is another Hello Kitty papercraft model, but on a scale of 150 cm (58.5 inches).

This photograph shows the model with the small model of Hello Kitty

In my country (Guatemala), these papercraft models are known as piñatas. In this case, was produced to celebrate the second birthday of my daughter.

Is made with a wire frame that provides rigidity to the model.

Other pictures…

The wire frame is made of galvanized wire size 16 (1.63mm)

The following video shows how it formed the wire frame …

To achieve the ratio of 150 cm model, I used the 29 cm model reference. each section was measured and multiplied by a factor to determine which is the measure proportional to the 150 cm tall.

  • section scale = section measured x 150 / 29

In the case of the angles between each leg Metasequoia export the model to Autocad DXF file, to view and print various views of the model and be able to appreciate more accurately the different angles.

The following PDF file contains different views of the model, they also can be used to scale measurements.

With the completed wire frame, it’s time to cover every segment of the surface withsheets of paper, but first we must develop glue made from flour, as shown in thefollowing video. For this case will be that of a measure of flour for five measures of water …

The volume of base paper is made to cover the entire surface, as shown in the following video …

A little help …

Some pictures …

Well, it’s time to decorate the outside of the model.  In the video below shows the different parts that were decorated with colored paper:

Ok, it’s party time, all children and some adults to break the piñata, to go all the sweets that are inside …

Bye piñata.. 😦

Well, some points to improve …

  • The wire used in large parts must be of the highest caliber, to prevent the model is deformed when the paper dries and retract.
  • The paper should not carry much glue so it does not expand much and thus did not retract as it dries.
  • The support of the model must be stronger, to prevent bursting when the piñata is in motion. The support used was 3 wires, so I think it is better than double to tolerate higher tensile forces.
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