I swear, it's like whack-a-mole around here, on my papercraft shelf the moment! It's Digletts and Dugtrios a go-go!
Hopefully there aren't any more versions of this Pokémon for me to build ... is so, I might have to fob it off to one of my other team-mates, because I'm all Pokémole-d out! Thanks to Brandon for this model.
So anyway, this is another sneak-peek at another one of the 22 Pokédolls that will be released on Paperpokés shortly.
Here's the Completed-TB-PokéDoll list up to date:
Bulbasaur Pokédoll by ~Lyrin-83 [link] Charmander Pokédoll by ~Lyrin-83 [link] Squirtle Pokédoll by ~Lyrin-83 [link] Clefairy Pokédoll by ~PaperBuff [link] Tentacool Pokédoll by ~PaperBuff [link] Voltorb Pokédoll by ~PaperBuff [link] Staryu Pokédoll by ~PaperBuff [link] Surf Pikachu Pokédoll by ~PaperBuff [link] Gengar Pokédoll by me [link] Pikachu Pokédoll by me [link] Magikarp Pokédoll by me [link] Jigglypuff Pokédoll by me [link] Grimer Pokédoll by me [link]
This is the proudest moment in my papercraft "career"!
This model was supposed to be our Paperpoké's launch model, but that plan didn't quite pan out. But, I guess, better late than never. And as a small electric mouse once said: "Pi-pi-pi, pika-CHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!"
Special thanks go to POdragon (~Jynxie [link]) and Brandon (~z8-0 [link]) for helping me out with some of the 3D stuff.
These are Brandon's Sunflora, keep an eye out for them on your blog [link] around May.
Together they have a grand total of 30 cents (in 5¢ pieces) inserted into them for stability.
The reason why there are so many of them is because of this:
The one on the right was the prototype, and had major falling backwards issues. The only way to make it stand independently was to glue a penny into the end of each arm and glue one on the inside of it's bottom - 15¢.
The second one on the left was the final version, but I accidentally glued the two bottom sections of it's neck on back to front, which gives it a sky-gazer posture. This one also has a penny glued to the inside of it's groin, just in case - 5¢.
Then the second one on the right has an alternate face texture. It's pose is finally correct, but I chose to glue the arms on upside down at the last minute. I accidentally glued a penny in the wrong spot (it's bottom) and had to use a counter balance penny on it's tummy, which you can just see the imprint of ... darn - 10¢.
And the one on the left is the final edit, finally built correctly!
I think that they look like they are having a wonderful conversation, don't you? Something like: "No seriously - it was THIS big!" *group laughter*
Raichu is a collaboration between me and Brandon. And yes, the tail was a pain in the ass ... no pun intended!
It took me almost as long to build just the tail as it did the head! Because of the extraordinary length, each attached section needed to be really dry before the next piece was inserted. And then, I cured overnight, balanced on it's face and tail-tip! But the result is really worth the patience.
And once again, I cannot reiterate how important it is to use REALLY good glue and decent paper (no less than 120gsm).
This one should be fairly straight forward model to build, but there are a couple of tricky bits - the ear curl and the tail.
As a warning, these two sections will be placed on their own separate sheets on the template - just in case of construction mistakes - that way you can re-print just those parts. This does mean that there is a lot of blank "wasted" paper, but remember, paper is cheaper than printer ink!
This one will be published shortly - as soon as all the Pokédolls are posted on our blog [link] .