Walter Ruffler - Good Fishing!
Paper automata have a long tradition, dating back to the 19th century. Today paper modelling is enjoying a renaissance. More and more people have discovered a love for building these little works of art, as the models can be built in a few hours, but bring delight for many hours thereafter.
A fisherman has hooked a big one, but will he land it or will it land him? This model has been created by Walter Ruffler, one of Europe's most accomplished modern day automata designers.
Build this paper machine and experience crank mechanisms at work. In Good Fishing! a lever turns the rotation of a crank into the movement of a fisherman landing a fish. He rises up, pulling up the fish, which turns out to be a shark! Further movement of the crank makes him sit down again, the shark disappears beneath the waves and the whole cycle of man versus shark begins again.
This paper machine kit contains four construction sheets printed with the model parts, kebab and cocktail sticks, and fully illustrated step by step instructions. The model requires scoring, cutting, folding and glueing.
Items you will need to provide - a pair of scissors, a craft knife, a ruler, glue (white school glue is fine), a push pin, a needle and a piece of thread.
Suggested for ages 12+
These are challenging kits to construct, and will take a good few hours!