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Cut and fold guidelines v 0.65
Back last October,I had a bright idea. More than a year before, someone had sent me this image which is a cut and fold Isetta. I thought it was an interesting idea, and cleaned up the image a bit, but it still isn't a very good likeness.
A while later someone else sent me one of these (Actually it's a Velam. Live and learn. This image comes from a Japanese CD-ROM called Digital Paper Car illustrated by Mizorogi Akira) but frankly even though it's a vast improvement, I thought I could do better.
I figgured that I'd just grab some suitable pix off the net, do a little adjusting with Paint Shop Pro and have a cool little paper model. It wasn't quite that simple. There are plenty of pictures of Isettas out there, but to do it right I needed clean uniform shots of all four sides of the vehicle.
After surfing around a bit I came across Bob Nelson's cool Isetta 300 page, and contacted him about my little project. He was enthusiastic, and a couple of weeks later I got an envelope full of pictures.
After poking around on them for a couple of months I came up with this horrendously complex little item. I've made a bunch of them up while trying to find the best placement for the cut and fold lines, but I've kind of hit a plateau, so I'm putting it up for "beta" testing and public comment.
If you're interested in downloading the image and trying to fold one up for yourself, You'll probably want to use the High Resolution version. (choose <File> <Save As>, and then open with your favorite graphics program) (but wait) The file is LARGE (168k - 1900 x 1850 pixels) so that it will have good resolution when printed out. I don't know if people will have any problems because their printers and/or graphics software work differently than mine, but if you can "fill page" and "preserve aspect ratio" when you print it out you should be all right.
There's a version of the graphic with clearer cut and fold lines. It's a long way from complete, and I welcome any thoughts or suggestions, but here it is(169k).
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