Hippo

2011-03-09

Here is company for the dog and the cow: A hippo.

This is admittedly somewhat complicated to assemble. The head is curved, and getting the curvature right takes a little bit of patience. The rest of the model is very simple, but the head can give you, well, some headache. Here it is in a semi-folded state:

The best approach is to ease the curved parts into their final shape by carefully wrapping them around a round pencil, then to glue everything together.

Here is the back:

This is what the uncut template looks like:

And here is the template (see also instructions here):

 

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