Turning 3d models into cardboard sculptures is one of the goofiest hobbies I’ve ever come across, but man making a 16" tall moai (accidentally! I meant for it to be a foot tall, but apparently I’ve got some 3/16 and 5/32 cardboard instead of 1/8") was stupid fun.
Based on This low-poly Moai on Thingiverse.
Took me a little while to get up to speed on both Fusion Slicer (LOL i’m screwed when that stops working) and getting everything to export/separate properly EPS → Illustrator → SVG, but man it’s fun using all the cardboard I’ve been saving from all the other BS I order to make stuff
Haha, that’s a great project. I could see this as the base for either plaster or hypertufa.
This is wonderful! Are you going to leave it with the cool lines or do some kind of filling and sanding?
I actually think the obvious layered cardboard somehow lends itself to the art. I’d be happy to display that as is (I might address the white label shining there).
This is great! I think the texture makes it even more amazing.
What fun! I think I need one of those except even bigger! Maybe for the front yard! He looks great! I love the shape of the Moai.
Holy cow that’s a lot of layers
That’s some dedicated burning!
I think it looks great the way it is. I wouldn’t worry about white showing - the island has all kinds of birds on it, right?
One of my favorite posts ever! He is fabulous! I love cardboard.
That’s fabulous! My cat wants to see more of the cat in the background of the 2nd photo, though.
96 layers! Not as many actual pieces of cardboard as smaller pieces I’ve made since this didn’t have any little tiny bits or split bits.
LOL yeah I’m not gonna change it. I kind of love that you can tell it’s made pretty much entirely from boxes used to ship our cats’ food
Better detail on that guy available on Instagram, with bonus reactions from our two actual cats.
What a great job! (Nice cats, too.) For Halloween, you could put a soft, diffuse light on one side or the other of the cat; the other side’s silhouette would look eerie through a window, I’ll bet.
I agree, the lines really enhance the design.
Still a lot of pieces to keep track off. Looks really nice!