F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions.
Many people ask this question as soon as they see a finished model of a polyhedron. You will be surprised, but it is really easy to glue the paper parts together. The secret is the sequence in which parts are glued together.
We provide you with a detailed description and step-by-step instructions with colorful pictures.
A regular ball pen has a small metal ball at its point, which rolls on the papers surface and dispenses ink over the ballpoint. A tiny gap between the ball and sides enables the ball to roll and leave a trace of ink on the paper. (Source: Wikipedia)
This function is very important for us because pressing harder on the pen makes imprints, or small “grooves,” which gently fold the cardboard.
Other things like toothpicks or pencils, may leave scratches or destroy the paper.
“It would seem that if we have a fold line, then it is possible to fold the part, and the direction does not really matter. This is paper, and we can fold it in the opposite direction if needed”.
In fact, it is not that easy. If it were a regular paper (for instance, paper from notebooks or white office paper A4), then it would have been easy to fold parts of polyhedron in any direction without any visible damages.
We prefer to use Super PVA produced by Henkel.
Read more about choosing glue for assembling polyhedrons here.
We can provide discounts if you order more than 2 issues.
It is very individual. If you do it for the first time, it can take more time than you expected.
On average, one needs about 3 hours per model.