Thursday, March 10, 2016

Isabelle (Animal Crossing)

Isabelle is a dog that appears in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. She assists the player in his or her new role as the town mayor as their secretary and assistant. She is also the twin sister of Digby, who works and stands in the front entrance to the Happy Home Showcase.

About the Model:
Height: 30cm
Width: 21.8cm
Depth: 15.2cm
Difficulty: N/A
Number of Pages: 8
Number of Parts: 89

Build Order: Just follow the video :D

Notes: Isabelle was built by SuperRetroBro. Thanks for building!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Pokemon 20th Anniversary Special - Pokedolls Set

About the Models:
Height: 15cm
Width: 16.2cm
Depth: 17.6cm
Difficulty: N/A
Number of Pages: 7
Number of Parts: 43

Height: 15cm
Width: 14cm
Depth: 13.5cm
Difficulty: N/A
Number of Pages: 4
Number of Parts: 43

Height: 15cm
Width: 14.9cm
Depth: 12.9cm
Difficulty: N/A
Number of Pages: 4
Number of Parts: 22

Build order for all three: Just follow the video :D

Notes: The Pokedolls were built by the amazing SuperRetroBro. Thanks for building them and the all of the images and video!


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Special - Xerneas

Xerneas is a blue and black, quadrupedal, stag-like cervine Pokémon with an eight-horned set of antlers extending out from its head, four on each side. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.Along with Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, and Yveltal, it was the first Generation VI. Pokémon to be revealed to the public on January 8, 2013 as part of the Pokémon Direct broadcast.
Xerneas is the version mascot of Pokémon X, appearing on the boxart.

About the Model:
Height: 94cm/40cm
Width: 78.8cm/33.5cm
Depth: 44.2cm/18.8cm
Difficulty: 5/10
Number of Pages: 27/7
Number of Parts: 196/193

Build order: Antlers, head, neck, front legs, body, hind legs, tail.

Notes: The big version requires really strong paper in order for it not to cave in on itself, since the head is quite huge.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Minion (Regular) Release

The Minions are small, yellow, cylindrical, creatures who have one or two eyes.They are impulsive creatures with little self-control, but with a wide-eyed wonder and odd innocence that endears them to viewers and makes them relatable. They can be pesky when they are doing weird interactions with other people, animals, or objects. Minions have standard English names. Unlike most other criminal masterminds and their usual doctrine of abusing their henchmen, Gru gets along famously with his minions. He genuinely seems to like them and even shows appreciation for their hard work and support. He even seems to know each of them by name.

About the Model:
Height: 30cm
Width: 22.7cm
Depth: 17.7cm
Difficulty: 5/10
Number of Pages: 16
Number of Parts: 100

Instructions: Just follow the numbers. I numbered the hair and the belt holes on the overalls, but they are optional.

Notes: There is no .pdo file included. The goggles have some really thin cuts, so take it slow.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Special - Pumpkaboo (Release)

Pumpkaboo is a bipedal Pokémon that resembles a pinkish pumpkin. It comes in four different sizes: small, average, large, and super sized. The pumpkin body has a pair of circular holes carved out of its rind that resemble eyes. The ghostly body that lives in the pumpkin is black with a pointy collar, yellowish eyes with no visible pupils, a pair of fangs, curved ears and a curled stem. Pumpkaboo can release light from the holes on its body, making it similar to a flashlight.
The spirit residing in the pumpkin is trapped in this world. Pumpkaboo can carry wandering spirits to where they belong, so they can move on. It and its evolution Gourgeist are the only known Pokémon that can learn Trick-or-Treat.

About the Model:
Height: 20cm
Width: 21.5cm
Depth: 14.1cm
Difficulty: 3/10
Number of Pages: 6
Number of Parts: 57

Instructions: Just follow the numbers. The first collar piece is the one in the middle in the front. Following the numbers you go clockwise from there.

Notes: There is no .pdo file included.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Harley Quinn (Arkham Knight)

About the Model:
Height: 95cm
Width: 34.2cm
Depth: 42.5cm
Difficulty: 9/10
Number of Pages: 89
Number of Parts: 1359 ( Oh don't worry, 650 of those are hair, so you don't actually have to build them all, also there are a lot of optional laces and whatnot)
DOWNLOAD: Files are not shared online. If you want to build it for yourself you can commission for the files. See more HERE

The Fault in Our Stars Diorama (Video)

Like if you cry every time! :D (Just kidding)

About the Model:
Height: 30.3cm
Width: 50cm
Depth: 25cm
Difficulty: 4/10
Number of Pages: 21 (7 for Gus, 6 for Hazel and 8 for the bench and the oxygen tank)
Number of Parts: 227
DOWNLOAD: Files are not shared online. If you want to build it for yourself you can commission for the files. See more HERE


Winnie the Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh, also called Pooh Bear, is a fictional anthropomorphic teddy bear created by English author A. A. Milne. The first collection of stories about the character was the book Winnie-the-Pooh (1926), and this was followed by The House at Pooh Corner (1928). Milne also included a poem about the bear in the children's verse book When We Were Very Young (1924) and many more in Now We Are Six (1927). All four volumes were illustrated by E. H. Shepard.The Pooh stories have been translated into many languages, including Alexander Lenard's Latin translation, Winnie ille Pu, which was first published in 1958, and, in 1960, became the only Latin book ever to have been featured on The New York Times Best Seller list.Hyphens in the character's name were dropped by Disney when the company adapted the Pooh stories into a series of features that became one of its most successful franchises. In popular film adaptations, Pooh Bear has been voiced by actors Sterling Holloway, Hal Smith, and Jim Cummings in English and Yevgeny Leonov in Russian.

About the Model:
Height: 37.4cm
Width: 30cm
Depth: 33.9cm
Difficulty: 3/10
Number of Pages: 17
Number of Parts: 84
Download A4 PDF LINED

Build order:  Just follow the numbers!

Note: Even though I decided not to include a pdo file, this is a rather simple craft that can easily be done without it. If in doubt whether an arm is the right or left one, build it completely by using the next few parts and you will see if it's the right or left one. Same goes for the feet. All parts of the same arm/leg are consecutively numbered.

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Progress Report 19th of August 2015 (TFIOS Diorama and Harley Quinn)

Phew, this will be a long story...

I've been working on a The Fault in Our Stars Diorama for quite a while now, and a week ago I managed to finish my build of it.

As you can see I've decided that the bench scene in Amsterdam is a really nice idea. I also scribbled some random nonsense on the bench, but after taking this picture, so you can't actually see anything. I also managed to mess the character's faces up quite a bit, but to my defense some parts were really tiny :D . No matter how messed up their faces are, if someone saw the movie they will know that this diorama is based on it. I've even built the oxygen tank with the bag. The tube is just a two-sided 2D cutout. The jackets and the bodies are actually seperate, the bodies themselves have no arms. On the build Hazel's leg possition is a bit off.

This is a private project, so there is actually no way of getting the files. The project occupies 21 pages (8 for the bench and oxygen tank, 7 for Gus and 6 for Hazel).

This project was actually made because I needed a break from editing Harley Quinn. Harley Quinn has to be the hardest craft I've attempted to make so far. The model from Arkham Knight is immensely high-poly. Editing took me several days. I decided not to remove ANY of her hair strands, just edit them to make all strands a single paper piece, but double sided. She has all of the laces on her boots, arms and back that she had before I started, just edited. After all of that fiasco, I ended up with an 89 page papercraft at 95cm tall, 21 of which is just hair. The part count for all the hair is over 650. That makes it 325+ strands. The part count for everything is 1359. The template was made in Pepakura Designer High-Resolution version, because the model itself was mapped with mostly 2048x2048 resolution textures.

After finally finishing the unfold, and printing the whole thing into a 1.8GB pdf (at 1200dpi) I was curious what would happen if I played around with the textures. First I started with just the face. I made it a bit lighter, added a bit more black around the eyes and made the lips a LOT more red. I liked the outcome, but it didn't match with the rest of the textures so i tweaked them too.

Having done that and printed another 1.8GB pdf, I remembered that the model also has bump maps with it. So again I messed around with the textures and added bump maps to the regular texture.

After printing yet another 1.8GB pdf, The unusually low contrast on the model was bugging me, so guess what I did.

So I yet again, printed the whole thing, thinking that was it. But looking at the pdf up close I felt that The bump maps are too apparent. So for the final time I decided to tweak the textures, lowered the contrast everywhere but on the face and legs. This is what the model currently looks like:

Harley was printed on the 14th of August 2015. But there were quite a few problems. First let me show you what it looks like.

The fun part was asking people what they think how many pages there are, and many of them went into several hundred :D . As you can see the stack is quite thick. The hair, skirt and frills are printed on regular 80gsm paper, and the rest is printed on 200-240gsm paper. But the problem is that the printer doesn't work really well with the thick paper, so some colors came out really odd. Worst is the color red. The red on the legs was really awful, but the boots were fine.

The left photo is supposed to be RED. I might be colorblind but this is definitively not red. Some parts on the right photo have red in them, parts from the upper body. I had to do something about that, so I went back to the copy place, and printed most red parts on regular 80gsm paper. I will glue the parts on thick paper so that they will be able to support the weight of the body. I'm really glad that I printed both legs, because there was a minor size difference between the old and new prints so I can't mix parts. But since the difference is really minor it won't affect the whole model, since it's consisted of a couple of independent parts. The red parts came out wonderful!

I started building her immediately after getting home. I started with the head. The head itself is not very difficult, but the thick paper gave me a few complications around the lips. The lips were cracked.

These are the images I took on day one. On the 16th I picked it up again, finished the head (without the neck, and started adding the hair to the head. There were 2 layers at each spot. I glued the first one down regularly, and the second layer was cut into 4-5 thinner pieces to make it look like real hair (as realistic as paper hair can be).

You can see from the right photo that the hair really is cut into small strands. With 2 strands remaining I ran out of glue so I had to go get some, but my town doesn't sell the one I use, therefore the build had to wait until I had the opportunity to go get some glue. After getting glue I finished the two strands I had remaining and started on the fringe. 

As you can see, I cut even the fringe into smaller strands. I also glued the lips over with new parts (since they were red I printed them on thinner paper). This is where I stopped building on the 17th. The next day was all about the other side of the bangs. This side was a bit more difficult to shape.

And finally today (19th) I started working on the pigtails (I don't really know if they are pigtails, I know nothing about hair). I started the right one first. The black one. I didn't get very far, though. There are a lot of parts and finding a pair was not really easy (because I had no more patience to sort them on the pdo itself). But I built around a quarter of the black parts, and half of the remaining pieces are cut out. So this is what I have now:

Of course the hair won't be flying around like that once I'm done with the rest of it. I will glue some strands together so that they hang straight down. And in this photo you can see the little bumps on the head from all the mini strands.

This is the end of progress report no.2. Visit back soon for more news on Harley Quinn and oncoming projects!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Progress Report 8th of August 2015

So after a while I've gone back to designing. I've had a few bigger projects done, like Zero Suit Samus from Smash Bros for the Wii U. She is not available for download.

I also started Harley Quinn from Batman: Arkham Knight. She is not yet done, as the model is very complex and will take a while to complete. I included an image that shows the pose she will be in. She will be around 90cm tall and will NOT be for beginners, or even intermediate papercrafters, but will require an advanced level of skill, as there will be a lot of small parts I do not want to remove (like shoelaces, lot of hair layers, eyebrows, frills...). The model editing phase should be done in the next few days, the unfold before next week, and the build is not yet determined, The template will be made in the High Resolution version of Pepakura Designer to preserve the 2048x2048 resolution of most of the textures.

There are also some minor crafts that I've made in the previous couple of  months that I've not posted here. These include a Minion, 3 Rabbids (Thong and Christmas, Sam Fisher and Mime), Ella (Cinderella 2015), A The Grudge Diorama, a Life-size bust of Hermione Granger, and if you're interested in more you can find all of them on my DeviantArt gallery.


There is also a secret project that I'm working on that I post an image of here as soon as I finish building it. Hint : It's not my Fault.

I will occasionally  post updates and progress reports here, and all will go to the new page that I opened on the blog (newest will be at the top),

Happy Crafting!