Sunday, September 30, 2018

Pumpkin 3D Chunky Form

One-piece hull with back panel trap door for 
construction access goes together quickly, 
with chunky stem that is built separately and 
attached to top panel with tabs and slots. 
Curly vine with two-layer fancy leaf provided as adornment. 
Pumpkin can sit on table top, or . . . 
combine with "Candle Stand 3D Display" design 
(pumpkin bottom can include optional hex stub 
to fit into platform top) for a more dramatic display
(find Candle Stand 3D Display tutorial HERE). 
Add your own Jack O Lantern features if desired, creased and bent to match/fit pumpkin contours (information available in tutorial to acquire one such face). Pumpkin measures approx. 5" tall x 3.75" deep x 4" wide including stem. 
Add your own Jack O Lantern features if desired, 
creased and bent to match and fit pumpkin contour creases. 
Front triple-panel with toothy mouth, nostril ovals, eye shapes
are available as a free download through 
the SnapDragon Snippets online store (follow this link).
Pumpkin measures approx. 5" tall x 3.75" deep x 4" wide including stem. 
ASSEMBLY: 1. Identify and cut the shapes:
A main hull shape
B hull accent panels
C back accent panel "trap door" cover
D stem shape   E stem accent overlays
F leaf with scroll leaf overlay
G stem   H (opt.) bottom stub connector
NOT SHOWN: stem top hex accent shape
2. Prepare the main hull shape by bending back
on all panel, tab, side flange or wedge tab
perforation lines.
3. Position and attach the specific accent shapes
for each of the pumpkin wall segments.
4. Form the hull into an irregular tube to bring
the straight side edge to overlap the side flange tab
opposite, to perforation line, adjust top to bottom
alignment, then glue back side seam.
5. Begin at back side to bend two adjacent
upper segments back to align straight side edge
to opposite tab perforation line and glue seam.
Repeat for next seams working toward front,
except leave front two seams open til later.
Repeat for seams joining on other upper side.
6. Repeat Step 5 for the wedge seams
along the bottom segments, leaving
the lower front two seams open til later. 
7. Bend the front upper segment into position
to align and glue the front seams.
8. Bend the top panel into position, then
"squash" the shape slightly if needed to align
the top panel straight edges with section top edge perf
lines and glue top panel seams all around.
NOTE use the trapdoor opening to help reach
fingers inside and under the appropriate seam edges
during assembly. 
9. Repeat Step 7 for the bottom front section seams
as well as . . . 
. . . Step 8 to position and attach the bottom
panel to lower section bottom edge seams.
10. Prepare the stem shape by bending back on
all perforation lines, except bend 
the three bottom tabs outward.
11. Position and attach each of the stem accents
onto side panels (center side to side and
with bottom edges aligned). Also position and
attach top accent hexagon, centered.
12. Form the stem shape into an irregular tube
to bring straight side edge to overlap opposite
flange tab to perf line and join side seam.
13. Bend top tabs inward, bend top panel
down into position to adjust and align edges
and perforation lines, and glue in place.
14. Insert bottom tabs of stem through hull top panel
slots, then push fully into position.
On underside of pumpkin hull top, bend tabs outward
and glue in place.
15. Prepare the stub shape by bending back
on all perforation lines for hull side walls,
top angled tabs.
16. Form the stub into a tube to line up short side seam
straight edge overlapping opposite tab to perf line,
and glue side seam.
17. Bend stub bottom hex panel into position,
then adjust so that walls align with top panel
edges, and attach each edge in place.
NOTE that the top tab seams may be best joined
by inverting the assembly on flat work surface
and inserting finger tip to apply pressure from backside.
18. Prepare the insert the stub into the hull
to be placed in the hull bottom panel hex opening
(only possible when using the appropriate hull shape
that includes the stub hex hole) by adding glue dab
to each of the stub tabs outer top surface.
Then insert into hull interior through back trap door
opening, then move it down . . . 
. . . to insert through the hex opening
and push fully through so that the tabs with
glue will seat against bottom panel backside
and attach securely.
19. Position and attach the trap door cover
to hide the assembly.
20. Position and attach the vine top end
so that lower edge seats at back bottom edge
of dimensional stem panel.
21. Position and attach accent leaf over
main leaf with offset margin all around.
22. Position leaf as desired with leaf stem 
attaching at vine base end. Also attach
leaf tip where it overlaps vine.
NOTE: as desired, consider gluing leaf edge
to pumpkin hull for better security in place.
23. Fit the pumpkin onto the stand by slotting
the bottom hex stub into the hex recess on
candle stand top platform.
You can find the tutorial for the candle stand HERE .
24. If desired, the dimensional pumpkin can be
converted into a Jack O Lantern by using
a special three-part accent overlay with
face cutouts of your choice; face shapes
will need to have the crease bends of accent panel
and pumpkin form duplicated onto them so
they will fit property.
A "free" shapes download is available
by following this LINK to the
SnapDragon Snippets online store.
Begin by positioning and attaching the front accent panel
which extends pretty much edge to edge
across the three front and side front panels,
as well as top to bottom.
Then . . . 
. . . position the mouth shape with bends
aligning over the hull/accent bends, near
the bottom of the accent panel.
Position and attach the eyes with bends
similarly aligned, near top of front panel.
Then position and attach the nostrils.
Here is the Jack O Lantern Shape.
(Leaf and vine optional, of course.)

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