I recommend this heavy cover-weight paper for all paper models.

CAT Dozer paper model in progress

October 21st, 2016

I’m working on a simple one-page paper bulldozer. The goal is to make a simple handout – a one-page model that is not too complex.

Here’s the original to copy:


Fitting this onto one page means it’ll have to be small. First I make a rough mockup in my 3D program:


Then I unfold it and bring it into illustrator. Shortly after, I have a model I can hold in my hand:


But how will it look? I mock up the artwork in a basic line-only style:


It looks pretty good – each time I build a mockup, I make tweaks and changes to the file to make the model easier to build, or to adjust alignment.


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The next step will be to really get into the artwork. Colors shading, etc.

I hope you enjoyed this process as much as I do!