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The Greenlords custom roundel tutorial

Started by Greenlord, Aug 17, 2016, 02:31 pm

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Greenlord

Aug 17, 2016, 02:31 pm Last Edit: Mar 03, 2018, 06:10 pm by Scarfwearer
Okay, so heres I made another roundel to show you guys how I made them, and Wanting it to be repeatable I ended up making a step by step guide... Oops.

Dino, obscure is certainly the way to define that reference, a number of things went through my head from the 12th doctors sonic to Wallace and gromit...  ???  ;)

So, tools and materials...

Sharp Stanley knife or another sharp implement...
Ruler
Compass
Pencils
Large piece of thing cardboard (e.g. a cereal box)
Small pie dishes
Plastic glue pot things...
Sharpening block (if you want fine lines keep blades sharp)
Super glue (or a strong substitute)
Washing pegs
Cutting/chopping board
Pencil sharpener

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Step 1: using a compass draw 3 circles with the same centre, 1 with radius 16cm, one 12cm and one 5cm, then draw a hexagon inside each with sides equal to the radius. Also draw the lines through the points to the centre.

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Step 2: make these 4 marks on the outer hexagon, 2 4cm apart, and 2 2cm apart. See how the line from point to centre rubs through the 2cm mark to keep it all central. Repeat on all six points of the red hexagon.

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Step 3: connect each of these to the nearest point of the small green hexagon

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Repeat for all 6 points until it looks like this:

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Step 4: set compass to 2cm

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And mark the point from where the outer blue lines intersect with the orange hexagon to the centre line running throung the points

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Draw the lines in as shown in orange

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And repeat all the way round:

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Step 5: cut out the orange hexagon. Do NOT cut of the extra point just drawn.

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When cut out, the point should separate like this

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And the whole thing like this:

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Step 6: cut out the red hexagon. I recommend for any kind of cutting using a Ruler as a guide -makes for a good cut.

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I only cut out the orange hexagon first because i'm doubling up; 2 roundels from 1 cut out. It may be easier to cut out the red one 1St.

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You should end up with these 2 pieces

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Step 7: use a Ruler and exacto knife to scour a line from the corner of the green hexagon, through the point if the orange section to the edge of the Shap. Don't cut to deeply, just scour the surface

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Do the same along the edges of the green hexagon

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Stab through the points of the green hexagon

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This should leave a small mark/hole on the other side (have to look closely at the pic)

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On the other side of the plate draw lines from this new mark to the Points shown in the picture. Scour these to.

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I hope this pic is clear enough, but should look like this (all the black lines should be scoured)

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Step 8: Back on side 1, fold along the first scour line on each of the points

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Bring the point out into a flat rim, and use the scour lines on the other side to create the fold.

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It should look like this from the other side

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Repeat for all points, and you should end up with something like this...

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Steps 9 amd onwards will follow...