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Hummingbird
« on: August 06, 2014, 10:05:03 AM »
I wanted to build something quick to get my modeling juices flow again  :P.

This one is by Johan Scherft and you can find the model here: http://www.johanscherft.com/papercraft.html. It's an easy build (though small) and Johan had provided good instructional video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whONe5c7eUw&feature=youtube_gdata. Follow his lead and you'll have no problems.

The flower is my interpretation of a YouTube video tutorial how to build a hibiscus. The nice lady from India did much better than me.  ;)



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Re: Hummingbird
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2014, 10:37:00 AM »
Very nice.  How did you do the pistil?
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Re: Hummingbird
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2014, 10:49:31 AM »
Thanks Vermin Dave. The pistil (and stem - same piece) is a copper wire covered with paper and then painted red on the other end and green on the other. The stigmas are just thin slices of paper and a glue and paint blob on the other end. Same thing with the stamen.

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Re: Hummingbird
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 08:21:46 AM »
oh, I just saw this....wonderful!

so how did you make the beak? (I assume a support runs through the beak?)
Did you follow Johann's advice with the carved wooden beak?

That big bulky yellow knife he uses seems a little awkward to me.
You can't even see where you are cutting with it! lol


So, is this the "life size" or the bigger one?
I want to try this, but it is so small.
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Re: Hummingbird
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2014, 08:52:50 AM »
Thanks Dave! The beak is made of a wooden toothpick and yes I had a smaller knife.  :)  I hid a short, small paper tube in the flower and the beak sits tight in it. This is 'life size' the bird is about 5 cm long without the beak. It's really not that hard to build - take it as a complex airplane cockpit canopy.  :D  Go ahead and try it - only 10 parts.

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Re: Hummingbird
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 09:23:42 AM »
It looks so much nicer than the Epson or Pepachal ones.  When we did the Epson ones for a ladies club, we used wire in the beak.  Well, actually we wrapped it around the flower stem, then through the flower, and then up into the beak.  Johan's hummingbird is so much better, but I'd hate to have to make 25 of them again.
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Re: Hummingbird
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2014, 06:53:32 PM »
The videos are amazing, with moving models.

Your bird looks great!
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Re: Hummingbird
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2015, 10:11:29 PM »
excellent model. it truly captures the actual creatures elegance.

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Re: Hummingbird
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2015, 03:10:52 PM »
I made five of them last year and gave them to lady family members that were sharing Christmas with us.  They have all put them is special places in their homes and really appreciated them.  Which I might add was a much better response than I expected.

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Re: Hummingbird
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2015, 12:39:51 PM »
Thanks fellas. Still waiting to have some extra money so that I could buy Johan's book and have some more birds to build.

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