Zombie steps now available

Zombie vs Pea

I was finally able to put together some step-by-step images for assembling the zombie. He’s definitely one of my more advance models so be prepared for a challenge!

Also, by request, here are the PDO files for reference. You’ll need to rename the file from zombie-pdo-zip.doc to zombie-pdo.zip before you can unzip the PDOs (wordpress doesn’t allow the pdo extension). You’ll also need Pepakura Viewer, a free download available at http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/download/viewer.html.

Zombie

This guy could probably use another iteration, but I didn’t want to delay him any longer. Without further ado, I present the Zombie:

zombie_final

I made a bunch of tweaks to make the pieces fit together better and balance his weight, but I didn’t have time to assemble the updated model. As a result, the actual model will look slightly different from the photos. No step-by-step photos yet but if you’re ready for a challenge, here are the PDFs:

Head/eyes without numbers, with numbers
Arm/hand/foot (Pt1) without numbers, with numbers
Arm/hand/foot (Pt2) without numbers, with numbers
Shirt/jacket/tie without numbers, with numbers
Legs without numbers, with numbers
zombie_leg_pieces zombie_left_leg zombie_arms zombie_shirt_legs

Merry Christmas!

Zombie update

The Zombie is coming but will take a bit longer before he’s ready. I’ve finished modelling him and started assembling the parts, but it might take me a few tries before I get them to fit together just right since I’ve never designed one with moving parts before. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek:

zombie_preview1

Fume-shroom

fumeshroom

Fume-shrooms shoot fumes that can pass through screen doors, ladders and trash cans.

I modeled him using 3 separate pieces to make assembly easier. Put them together separately then glue the gun to the cap and then center on top of the body.
fumeshroom_pieces

The seams should line up along the back and the gun should be centered in front (if you look closely, there’s a dark spot where it should go).
fumeshroom_back

Fume-shroom (pdf)
Fume-shroom with numbered edges (pdf)

Flower Pot

claypot_with_sunflower

Flower Pots allow you to plant a plant on the roof.

The perfect accessory for all those plants you’ve been making! If you pair it with a bamboo tea coaster, you can really get your zen on ;)

I designed it to be 2 pieces, top and bottom, that you assemble separately then glue together. For top heavy plants like the Chomper, you might need to weigh down the bottom (with pennies or more paper) and use a wire/paperclip to attach the plant stem.

claypot_parts

Flower Pot (pdf)
Flower Pot with numbered edges (pdf)

Jalapeno

jalapeno

Jalapenos destroy an entire row of zombies.

This guy is a little tricky to put together around the pointy parts… I recommend starting from the bottom up for the body. A pen or pencil tip is useful for pressing the edges together if your fingers can’t. As with Wall-Nut v2, I took photos of each step during assembly to use as a reference.

Jalapeno (pdf)
Jalapeno with numbered edges (pdf)