Excavator Model

A project from the archives that, whilst challenging, was thoroughly enjoyable to be a part of and would love to do again in the future 🙂

Back in 2016, Cliffs Resources and QDI (Printers) approached me to assist in creating a paper model (well card stock) of PC3000 Komatsu Excavator for a child to be able to build at a community event.

With this project that proved a bit challenging, there were two prerequisites. The first one was that the model had to be built without glue, and the second was that it had to have a moving part. Another challenge that I also had was it was not possible to obtain any CAD drawings of the excavator to create the die pattern. Still, I was given a scaled model of the excavator, which I then photographed from multiple angles to provide me with the panels required to form a die and the images that created the finished model, which this year was photo-realistic compared to the illustrated style from previous years. The element of moving needed was the excavator rotating on the tracks.

  • ClientCliffs
  • IndustryMining
  • ServicesGraphic Design and Packaging
Cliffs Excavator Original Model
Cliffs Excavator Model Test Parts
Cliffs Excavator Flat sheet
Cliffs Excavator Paper Model
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