The Legend of Zelda Romani Ranch mule

074012 Romani Ranch mule (13-05-2009)
from: The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask video game / size: ± 17, 5 cm x 4 cm x 14 cm

Download:
parts (583 kB PDF file)
instructions (567 kB PDF file)

Pictures:
Google Photos

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7 thoughts on “The Legend of Zelda Romani Ranch mule

    1. Make sure you score and fold all the fold lines the right way (up or down); if you’re having trouble seeing them on the printed version, compare the printed part with the PDF version on your computer so you can zoom in and see the fold lines better.

      Epona’s legs are basically made from square tubes, so that’s what you’ll need to make. Part 3 is the knee part, so part 3 also has a triangular shaped piece on one end.

      Study the pictures in the instructions and the pictures of the finished papercraft, and try to fold your part into the same shape.

      If you’re having trouble, try folding the part without glueing it first; that way, you can always try to fold it a different way if the part doesn’t fit the way you thought at first.

  1. How do you connect the two parts of the torso? I managed it, but not without some gaps and sliding around.

    1. You mean going from step 11 to step 12?

      I think the “trick” is to use the natural tension in the paper: fold the glueing tabs a bit outwards (instead of inwards), so when you put the two halves of the torso together, the glueing tabs will press themselves against the inside of the opposite half.

      It works better if you use thicker paper, because of course, it will have more tension in it.

      And of course, to be sure everything is glued together properly, you can use the “neck hole” to stick your finger (or the back end of a spoon, or some other tool) inside the model, to press against the glueing tabs from the inside, while pressing on the outside with your other hand.

      When the glue is still a bit wet, you can manipulate the parts a bit to get them to fit the best you can, before letting the glue dry.

      It can take a bit of practice to “feel” blindly inside where you need to apply pressure to the glueing tabs, but I’m sure you’ll get the hang of it soon enough! ;o)

      Have fun building!

    1. You’re probably thinking it’s more difficult than it looks. ;o)

      I uploaded an image with arrows connecting the edges and glueing tabs that need to be glued together here: link

      I think it’s easiest to connect the left arrow (in the image) together, and then the other part. Some folds need to be valleyfolded (not very sharp though), I tried to show which folds are the most important ones as well.

      I hope it helps, have fun building!

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