Dude. Yes. YESSSS. You are one of my top favorite papercrafters, by far. THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS. Especially for making an open version. I know you said it doesn't close flush but still... THAT MEANS I CAN STORE THINGS IN IT :'D I love functional papercraft!
Thanks and saying I'm one your favorite papercrafters by far means a lot. Makes all the time I put into this stuff worth it and makes me want to work harder. I've been slacking lately lol.
Don't forget this isnt life size but I can make it that way if you want but might make it more flimsy. The sides can me a little flimsy so thats why it doesnt go flush I think and the paper bends in or out a little. I used cardstock. You could measure out piece of paper for inside and glue it on and it might reinforce it a little. I also have a real complex version with all moving detailed parts and it should latch up also. It would be very hard though.
You're welcome! And don't worry about slacking dude, we all do it sometimes. You can't always be motivated to create. I've got lots of followers - both of my art and my music - and sometimes I go for months without posting anything but they've still got my back.
Not life size doesn't bother me a single bit - I like smaller versions of things! I always use relatively thick cardstock, and I may just reinforce it when I get around to making it... I've done that before with other papercrafts. I'm not too worried about it going flush... a detailed version sounds cool but I'm not quite that skilled at putting papercrafts together so it sounds daunting