A new skill I saw and decided to try out is paper sculpting. I got this pattern for a life sized Paper AK47 and built it. As it was my first try there are room for improvement, but on the whole I'm quite happy with the end result. The pattern is really helpful in that it starts you off making the easiest parts of the build and ends with the most difficult, thereby training you as you build.
Here are some photos of the build.
|The trigger cut out|
|The trigger assembled|
|The body cut-outs assembled on the body|
|The main parts assembled|
|The gun half assembled|
|The final product|