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Old 09-13-2006, 04:06 PM   #1
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Talking Tux Maquette - build your own paper Tux...


Being bored and a little under the influence of beer, I started cutting and putting together this neat thing:
http://linux-en-touraine.org/UserFil...ogo_inside.jpg

I managed to get the head and the body done so far, but can anyone figure out how to get the wings/arms on?
This is the place where I got all my linux questions solved so far, so... I guessed this would be a good place to solve this problem too .

EDIT: never mind, I got it. Anyone else want to try this? It looks quite good... (for something done past midnight...)

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Old 09-13-2006, 07:30 PM   #2
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There is a fun site here, with hundreds of paper models (It is written in Chinese, but if you don't read Chinese use the navigation panel on the left). They have links to free models of various species of penguins. I haven't made any yet, but a friend made a pair of the Yamaha penguins.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 01:25 PM   #3
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Linux geeks of all people

Gaaaaa! Linux geeks of all people should know that forums are forever.

The archetype: I have a burning question. Please spend your valuable time to help me and share the answer to my question. Oh never mind. I found the answer. I'm going to take my valuable time to let everyone know that I found the answer by editing my post. But would it occur to me to share what that answer is in case some one else ever uses Google and brings up this post? Grrrrrrr!

BTW I make hiring decisions sometimes. If I EVER traced a forum post like this one back to a job candidate I would not hire them. This post demonstrates a lack of regard for others. I can train a reasonably intelligent new hire to do pretty much any technical task I need but I can't make someone have basic regard for others. He/(she?) took the time to tell us he found the answer but could not be bothered to share it. Better for him if he had just left the original post alone.

So how do you get the wings on that damn thing? And if I find out I'll share it.
 
Old 02-01-2009, 05:46 AM   #4
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Lol this thread still lives...
Sorry, it's kind of hard to explain how to do it without showing it to you... The purpose of the post was more to share the image with you more then to find an answer to my "question"...
Anyway, after you make the body, you have those little pieces of paper sticking out of the base of the arm, you have to stick them to the inside of the body... It's quite tricky, I remember I had problems with this one back when I made it... And since then, one arm fell off, so I didn't do a pretty good job
 
Old 02-01-2009, 09:57 AM   #5
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BTW I make hiring decisions sometimes. If I EVER traced a forum post like this one back to a job candidate I would not hire them. This post demonstrates a lack of regard for others. I can train a reasonably intelligent new hire to do pretty much any technical task I need but I can't make someone have basic regard for others. He/(she?) took the time to tell us he found the answer but could not be bothered to share it. Better for him if he had just left the original post alone.
Had a bad day?
 
Old 02-01-2009, 04:10 PM   #6
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I figured it out eventually and now I will share it.

Not really a bad day, no, but that happens all the time and it's frustrating to google up a post with the exact question you have, and then someone says, I found the answer but the answer is not there.
Somehow it's less annoying if people post the question and never come back, at least I can understand that.

You are right Valkyrie it is a little difficult to explain but so are a lot of things. Communication skills are in short supply, that's why they are so highly valued. Thanks for coming back and commenting.

Here is my best try at the answer: Vbulletin does not allow vids and anyway I'd have to take my tux apart to video it, so words will have to do. The confusion arises because there are tabs for attaching the long edges of the wings and they are almost not needed. The wings could be put together like the feet, just by gluing the top and bottom together directly, at least at the edges. However they did design a little dimensionality to the shoulder, that is why they don't want you to score and hard fold it. So, you put the collar segment, (I believe tabs 17 and 18) together as it intuitively appears to go. This leaves a rather diamond shaped aperture for the wings to insert in, with a more acute angle on the bottom (armpit) than the top. To put the wings together you match up the edges length for length how they seem to go, using the tabs to make them more hollow and three dimensional. You end up folding it completely double but not creasing it. I ended up rolling it around a pencil. When the wing is assembled, you end up with all the remaining unused tabs around the shoulder edge of the wing. If you want your Tux to be more aerodynamically correct the fat curved edge should go in front and the flatter edge in the back. The tabs will match pretty much with the aperture on the torso but I despaired of getting all the armpit tabs completely attached as my model is quite small. Anyway my Tux is all done and he's quite cute.
 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:53 AM   #7
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Have to agree with ciscohead though.
Often I search through things found via google (no matter what the topic), and a high percentage of links I come across are
questions by other people having same / similar problems, editing that they found the answer, and that's it.

once or twice, it's ok.
after several times though it gets quite annoying
 
  


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