To those who have seen my previous blogs on 3D puzzles, this is my third puzzle, a Roller. So far, I have assembled a Ford T 1908 model and a dump truck.
I had some difficulties assembling the roller itself as the parts are a little bit tiny… But no problem, some care in handling did the work. Hey, I’m only 10 years old… Decades of years ago! Wink!
One of the good things about having photography as a hobby is… It gives you a good reason to play with toys and the wife will not tease you!
I’m back into assembling puzzles and this time, I got me a dump truck! Whoa, and the dump bin is even movable… It is really fun to be a “kid” again sometimes, it keeps you young at heart!
One of the things I like to do during my spare time at home is to solve 3D puzzles, aside from solving the Rubik’s Cube and Sudoku, drawing and sketching, and playing the guitar and drums.
So, I bought a 3D puzzle by Scholas for ages 8+. I’m 8+, in fact I’m past 8×6 so I’m technically eligible to solve this puzzle in terms of age. It didn’t say any age limit, by the way, and there’s no law against an aging guy like me playing with toys for 8+.
Anyway, let’s move out of this “age” thing as age does not matter for a young at heart guy like me… And let me show you what I finally came up with out of the 36 pieces of jigsaws that need to be assembled together…
A Ford T year 1908!
... And this is the other side of my Ford T!
... Front view!
... The engine inside the hood!
... Rear view!
... Top view!
... The underside!
... And to see its actual size scaled with my wristwatch!
… These are carved pieces of wood which you join together to form something. It’s really like a puzzle which you need to guess where a piece should go to. I think it took my daughter several days to have these four pieces assembled.
… For the young at heart!
You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to have a home product studio. I got mine for only US$40 (or about Php1,600).
I got my light tent for only US$20 at a local computer store selling cheap electronics and consumer devices made in China. The light tent is portable and can be folded smaller than the size of an attache case. It has white, black, red, and blue backgrounds.
For my lights, I got two table lamps for only US$10 a piece from a mall hardware store with an 8-watt bulb.
… So who says doing photography at home is not fun?