Day 14: How small can you work?

Make something microscopic. How small can you work?

I designed a very basic papercraft character a few months ago. My design focus was on simple cuts and folds, so it should scale relatively well. I wonder how small I can make it?

Behold, the incredible shrinking papercraft bearded man!:

animationObviously I completely lack any magical paper-shrinking powers and had to make a bunch of models in order to create the crude animated .gif above:

DSCF9603Each model is 50% the size of the next largest model. The smallest one probably doesn’t really count as a model though (since it’s barely holding together, and is rather grossly disfigured.)

Here are some process shots (including the original print-out with all the different sizes):