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

Jeep 4-door Wrangler work in in progress

November 2nd, 2012

A bunch of nice people over on my facebook page convinced me that I needed to make a Jeep Wrangler (4-dr) next. It’ll probably be the most mainstream model I’ve ever made.

Here’s a few work-in-progress pictures, enjoy!

This is the roughed-out 3D model:

Next comes some illustrator work:

I do simplify somewhat – but these details are typically very small and always look great. Most printers cannot reproduce some of the small details I put into these models.

Then I build the first prototype. Usually I build it before coloring, but this model has a lot of straight edges and is not too curved, so it’s simpler and I can “build it in my head” as I go.

Cutting it out. You may notice I left out the tabs: With some prototypes I put them in manually as I go in order to have a little flexibility in location.

Thanks for looking, and stay tuned for more!