Thanks for waiting, Football Zombie is finally here! He has quite a few more pieces than the Basic Zombie, so pay close attention to the edge numbers and photos. Here we go…
I originally wanted to release a complete new zombie model to coincide with the start of the NFL season… but that was wishful thinking. I’m still far from done so I’m releasing the helmet as an accessory for the regular zombie instead. My next model won’t be a surprise anymore but I hope you’ll still look forward to it 🙂
For you advanced paper crafters, I’m including the pdo and textures this time so you can mod the helmet with your favorite team’s logo and colors! If you’d like to share your design with other enthusiasts, send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll dedicate a post to them.
Zombie Football Helmet PDO and Textures (rename extension to .zip before opening)
Steps and tips:
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.
This guy could probably use another iteration, but I didn’t want to delay him any longer. Without further ado, I present the Zombie:
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
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: