How to Make Gidhiquit Paddy


Now it's time to learn how to build yet another star polychoron and this one is insane! First we would need to obtain access to a four dimensional world and get the poster board, 4-D scissors, coloring pencils, glue, and other useful 4-D items - I'll let you figure that one out :). Gidhiquit Paddy is one of the members of category 9. One more thing may be required before finishing this model - a one-way ticket to the insane asylum.
Gidhiquit Paddy Piece Set Gidhiquit Paddy Combo Set

Above are the thirty piece types of gidhiquit paddy, followed by the sixteen combos, they were created using Stella4D. We could name the pieces and combos as follows:


the Thirty Piece Types

Doe - blue dodecahedron at top - comes from the centers of the gaquatids, 120 needed.

Fustrum - red pentagonal fustrum near the top - comes from the center of the decagrams of the idtids, 1440 needed.

Pyramid - green pentagonal pyramid near fustrum - comes from the center of the decagrams of the stiddips, 1440 needed.

Wedge - red tetrahedral piece under pyramid - comes from the decagrams of the idtids, 7200 needed.

Tet - green tetrahedral piece under wedge - comes from the decagrams of the stiddips, 7200 needed.

Flat - flat red tetrahedral piece under the tet - comes from the decagrams of the idtids, 7200 needed.

Hexagonic - green hexagon shaped piece under the flat - comes from stiddip's decagrams, 7200 needed.

Stone - small blue piece under the hexagonic - comes from the decagrams of the gaquatid cells, 7200 needed.

Tiny - tiny green piece near stone, it is the smallest piece - comes from the internal regions of the stiddips, 14400 needed.

Fragment - small irregular yellow piece nearest tiny - comes from the decagrams of the quitdids, 14400 needed.

Foot - yellow piece nearest the stone - comes from the decagrams of the quitdids, 7200 needed.

Blouse - large red piece that resembles a sleveless lady's shirt, near the foot - comes from the decagrams of the idtid cells, 7200 needed.

Shirt - largest and strangest green piece which looks like a short sleeved shirt - comes from the decagrams of the stiddips, 7200 needed.

Heart - thick yellow heart shaped piece near the shirt's sleeve - comes from the 3-fold areas of the quitdids, 7200 needed.

Gem - small green pentagonal tegum near the heart, furthest piece from the rotational axis - comes from the centers of the stiddips, 720 needed.

Airplane - flat dart shaped yellow piece under the neck of the shirt - comes from 3-fold areas of the quitdids, 7200 needed.

Pebble - small green tetrahedral piece under the airplane - comes from the edges of stiddip, 14400 needed.

Cannon - wierd three-legged yellow piece, looks like a cannon with a flat barrel, above and between the two strange blue pieces - comes from the quitdids, 7200 needed.

Leg - sharp large red piece far from the rotation axis near cannon - comes from the corners of idtid cells, 14400 needed.

Arm - yellow piece under the leg, looks like a smaller version of the leg - comes from the corners of the quitdids, 14400 needed.

Bug - crazy looking large blue piece with six "legs", directly under the shirt - comes from the two-fold regions of the gaquatids, 3600 needed.

Landscape - flat green piece with two hills near the bug - comes from the stiddips, it tunnels from one square to another, 3600 needed.

Dit - tiny red tetrahedron near the bug, smallest red piece - comes from the idtids, 14400 needed.

Dat - tiny green tetrahedral piece near the dit - comes from the stiddips, 14400 needed.

Mask - crazy looking large blue piece with three holes resembling a mask - comes from the 3-fold regions of gaquatid, 2400 needed.

Blap - red piece hiding in the mask - comes from the edges of idtids, 14400 needed.

Halfbeak - green beak shaped piece under the mask - comes from the corners of stiddip, 14400 needed.

Arrow - small flat red piece near the bottom with a dart shape - comes from the decagrams of idtid cells, 7200 needed.

Thickdart - thick dart shaped green piece at the bottom - comes from the stiddips, 7200 needed.

Shard - tiny yellow piece at the bottom - comes from the 3-fold areas of the quitdid, 14400 needed.


the Sixteen Combos

Lander - composed of one doe and 12 fustrums, when folded inwards and glued together it will look like a doe based cup with a narrow top and wide base, sort of flask like - red and blue, 120 needed.

Drum - composed of one pyramid and five wedges, when folded inward and glued it will have an opening resembling a sissid arm - red and green, 1440 needed.

Gadwedge - composed of two tets and two flats all folding inwards and glued, it will have an opening at the top looking like the wedges of gad - green and red, 3600 needed.

Rocket - composed of three hexagonics, three feet, and three blouses. Fold everything inwards and glue together, the blouses will fold inwards quite sharply where their strange side faces connect to each other. The finished result will have an opening on top that resembles the arm of gissid with its corner cut out in a zig-zag fashion - green, red, and yellow, 2400 needed.

Shoe - composed of one stone, two fragments, and two tinies, folded inwards and glued - blue, yellow, and green, 7200 needed.

8Tet - composed of four dits and four dats folded inwards and glued, it is the smallest combo - red and green, 3600 needed.

Bracket - composed of four arms folded inwards and glued, looks like a hollowed beak when glued - yellow, 3600 needed.

Reactor - composed of three bugs and three landscapes folded inwards and glued - blue and green, 1200 needed.

4Tet - composed of four pebbles folded inwards and glued - green, 3600 needed.

Clam - composed of one gem and ten hearts folded inwards and glued - yellow with a small green core, 720 needed.

Starship - composed of two shirts and two airplanes folded inwards and glued - green and yellow, 3600 needed.

Core - composed of four masks folded inwards and glued, a strange looking combo with six holes - blue, 600 needed.

Shaving - composed of six blaps folded inwards and glued, looks like a the shaving of a pencil before folded up - red, 2400 needed.

Spider - composed of four legs and two cannons folded inwards, looks like a four legged robot spider - red and yellow, 3600 needed.

Beak - composed of two halfbeaks folded inwards - green, 7200 needed.

Cone - composed of five thickdarts, five arrows, and ten shards. Fold outwards except for where the thickdarts meet each other and where the shards meet each other, here fold inwards. When unfolded it looks like a chiral cone, but it looses the chirality when folded and glued for the shards will join in five mirrored pairs - green, red, and yellow, 1440 needed.


the Three Super Combos

Pseudo Gissid - composed of one lander, 12 drums, 30 gadwedges, 20 rockets, and 60 shoes. The combos connect to each other using convex folds except for the shoes, only the kite face of the shoes connect with convex folds, the result looks like a gissid pseudo cell with the corners truncated zig-zaggedly - blue, red, green, and yellow, 120 needed.

Space Station - composed of one reactor, three starships, three brackets, three 4tets, three spiders, and two shavings. This horrific "thing" will be described in more detail later in how it connects and folds, it will have you pulling your hair out - I hope you're patient - green, blue, yellow, and red, 1200 needed - yes you heard that right - one THOUSAND two hundred needed.

Eating Ice Cream - composed of one cone and five beaks - red, green, and yellow, 1440 needed.


Making the Pseudo Gissid

Start with the lander. Place concave tabs on all of the exposed pentagons of the doe and place convex tabs on all of the small pentagons of the fustrums. Next, place concave tabs on the trapezoid faces of the fustrums in an alternating fashion. Fold up and glue, the only exposed faces will then be the small pentagons at the top of the dodecahedral flask like cup (which was once the lander). Next make 12 drums. For each drum, place convex tabs on the exposed isosceles triangle faces and concave ones on the scalene triangles in an alternating fashion. Fold the wedges inward strongly, the scalene triangles will meet and can be glued. Now connect these twelve drums (now sissid points) to the dodecahedral flask to make a pseudo sissid. Next cut out the 30 gadwedges, put concave tabs on the inward facing red triangle and one of the inward facing small green triangles as well as one of the two skinny red triangles. Place convex folds on the two large outer red triangles. Fold inwards, and where the red and green pieces meet, fold inward quite hard and glue. Then glue these in between where two sissid arms meet. The configuration should look like a pseudo gad.

Next make 20 rockets. Place an inward tab in the narrow gap between two hexagonics, also put concave tabs on the hexagonics where they need to glue to the nearby feet. Place inward tabs between the three feet in alternating fashion where they nearly meet each other. Place inward tabs on the feet where they will glue to the nearby blouses. Put inward tabs on the inside and upper four tetragonal facets of each blouse, this is where the shoes will be glued. Place convex tabs on the kite shaped facets of the feet (the shoes connect here also). Place concave folds on the strange side faces of the blouses in an alternating fashion. Place convex tabs on the rhombus like faces of the blouses and finally convex tabs on the large front faces of the blouses. Fold the blouses in quite hard and glue together. Then make the 60 shoes, place tabs in the internal gaps and place concave tabs on the small green facets, fold inward and glue. Place three shoes onto the feet in each of the rockets and connect them to the blouses. Now place the rockets in the trigonic indentions of the pseudo gad, now the pseudo gissid is complete. Only the front of the blouses, the rhombuses of the blouses and the long triangle faces of the shoe's fragments are not yet glued to something. I hope you're still with me - NO? - GREEEAAAT - let's continue.


Calm Before the Storm

Now lets make the clams, we need 720 of them. Put concave tabs on the exposed faces of the gem and alternately place concave tabs on the large heart faces that face inwards. Fold them inwards and glue together and set aside for later. Now lets make the cores, 600 are needed. Inward tabs will fit in the three gaps to close it (one tab per gap). Place convex folds on the small hexagons near the holes, also place convex tabs on the 24 triangle faces. Fold the core inwards and glue and then set these aside for later.


Making the Space Stations - HaHaHaHaHa!!

Lets start with a reactor, place concave tabs in the gaps between landscapes and bugs and between landscapes to themselves and bugs to bugs, there will still be three internal tunnels inside, this is where the spiders will go. See those two hills at the poles of the reactor with three indentions each, place convex tabs in all those small triangles in the indentions and place concave tabs on all the side faces of the hills. The small hexagons don't need tabs. Put concave tabs on the inside part of the small branches (the part that faces the hills). Place concave tabs on the side faces of the large petrusions (skinny tetragons). The petrusions have mailbox flag shaped faces facing the hill, no tabs needed here. Place concave tabs on the triangle faces at the tops of the petrusion at the points. Place convex tabs on the following equatorial faces that face outwards: all triangle faces of the small branches, all triangle faces of the equatorial indentions, the darts, and the large tetragons near the darts. Fold the reactor inwards and glue.

Now make three spiders. Put convex tabs on all faces on the back of the spider including the legs. Put concave tabs on all of the faces on the underside of the spider except for the skinny tetragons on the legs. Also put concave tabs on two (upper left, and lower right) of the skinny long triangles of the legs, which face the side more. As we all know, reactors needs spiders, so let's install the spiders into the reactor. The back of the spider will go into the three narrow tunnels in the reactor, the underside of the spider which has mailbox flag faces connect to the petrusion insides which the stem of the flags goes into the tunnels. The backbone of the spider connects to top of the landscapes between the two hills. The narrow tetragons of the spider's legs with no tabs connect to the sides of the petrusions which have tabs there. The long triangles of the spider's front legs connect to the same face on the corresponding back legs.

To turn the reactor into a space station, we need three starships. Place concave folds in the gap between the airplanes and the shirts. Place convex tabs on the triangle faces of the airplanes. Place convex tabs on the ouside of the shirt's arms, place concave tabs on the underarm faces of the shirt. Fold the starships inwards and glue the gaps shut. Connect the three starships to the equator of the reactor, it should be obvious that the darts, large outer faces of the petrusions and the outer side triangles of the small branches of the reactor connect to the starships. Also the tips of the underside of the spider's legs connect to the starships at the sides of the shirt's body. Now make three 4tets, where only one inward tab is needed to close the gaps. The four smaller triangles will connect to the equatorial indentions on the reactor and the larger triangles connect to shoulders of the starships (yellow triangles).

Now make two shavings and place convex tabs on the inner faces (larger pentagonal) and a concave tab on one of the end triangles. Fold inward and glue together, then glue these around the two hills of the reactor by the tetragonal faces. The narrow pentagonal faces will glue to the back of the heads and hips of the spiders (narrow pentagons). Now make three brackets with convex tabs on all of the outer tetragons and a concave tab on one of the triangles. Fold inwards and glue at the concave tab and the other triangle. The small inside tetragon connects to the backside of the small branches of the reactor (facing the hill). The long inside tetragon connects to the underarms of the starship's shirts. The California shaped faces connect to the back of the spider's legs. Congradulations, you've completed a space station! YES!! YESSS!!! - now make the other 1199 - AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!! - I'll meet you when you're done next century.


Putting it Tegether

Now get all the space stations, cores, clams, and pseudo gissids. The hills of the reactors (which now have shavings connected) fit into the bowl shaped regions of the cores, the small hexagons at the top of the hill connect to the hexagons at the bottom of the bowls and the large pentagon faces of the shaving connect to the walls. The three indentions line up with the core's holes and is waiting for the 8tets to be made to fill in the gap between two reactors at the core. Each core connects to four space stations and each space station connects to two cores. The chevron faces of the spiders along with their neighboring parallellagram faces connect to the core also. The brackets connect to the core at the small outer trapezoids of the brackets and the two-fold region faces of the core. It should be obvious that the shirts of the space station and the blouses of the pseudo gissids connect at their large front face (M shaped). The small yellow triangles of the shoes and the rhombuses of the blouses connect to the tops of the petrusions of the reactors. The outer arm faces of the shirts connect to the clams as well as the small outer triangles at the tips of the reactor's small branches (connects to small outer faces of clam). WHEW!! This thing is absolutely CRAZY LOOKIN' so far.


Finishing Gidhiquit Paddy

Now make the 3600 8tets. Put a concave tab in the narrow gap between the two green pieces and a concave tab on one of the smaller red triangles. Also place concave tabs on the three red triangles facing more towards the green pieces. The red pieces fold inwards strongly. Fold inwards and glue. Glue these into those small core holes between two hills in the indentions, make sure the green pieces are nearest the top of the reactor hills. Now lets make the "eating ice cream" supercombos. Start with the cones. Place an inward tab in the gap between two thickdarts and convex tabs on the exposed triangles of the thickdarts and concave tabs on the small narrow triangle of the outer five shards. Also place convex tabs on the inner shards at the small triangles facing the arrows (red darts). Also place concave tabs on the outer red triangle faces and the outer large yellow triangles. Fold outwards and the outer yellow pieces more strongly. The thickdarts fold inwards amongst themselves. Now make the 7200 beaks and fold inward and let five of them bite the cone, completing the "eating ice cream". Then connect the back of the beaks to the triangles of the core, the large tetragons fit on the outside tips of the spider's legs, and the smallest tetragons connect to the outside long tetragons of the brackets. It's done! FINALLY is not a strong enough word - we need BUKUWOCKUM FINUMLY!!!

After christening it, crash and pass out for the next few years on your four dimensional sofa, you'll need the rest.

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