|This year's turkey|
Every year, however busy I am, I endeavour to design and make my own Christmas card. For the past three years I have created 3D animal cards to send to clients, family and friends. This year I had in mind a turkey with a great fan tail.
Always the tricky bit, and before the surface pattern was considered, I had to work out how to make the turkey both stand up and fold flat for the post. So I thought it would be interesting to show just a quarter of the rejects (turkeys) that came first - before they are consigned to the waste paper basket.
|The rocking turkey. Suitably legless|
|No, it's not the wrong way up. This one had legs but couldn't stand|
This one was promising, although it involved a lot of
cutting and wasn't stable
|This is where the stability penny dropped.|
When I had the technical bit worked out I took another day to decorate and reproduce the components.
|Final solution was simple and stable|
|On the shelf|
|A rafter of turkeys|
A Merry Christmas to you! We're having goose actually.