This model sure gave me grief during construction, until I realized that I needed to build it backwards - go figure! This one is build V2.5, first there was a head, then I built the whole thing, but it looked kind of bad and really very awkward to put together.
The thing about this model that makes me lol, is the fact that the teeth/zip inserts into the mouth like dentures! I didn't glue it in, so it is still removable and totally hilarious! Brandon sure has a funny sense of humor, lol!
Banette is going to be part of the Spooky October releases, so you'll have to wait for a few months, sorry. Stay tuned to our blog [link] for this model around Halloween!
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]
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*
This is the last PokéDoll Model for me, by Brandon ... hooray, I'm finished!
I kept putting this one off because, to be honest, Onix is NOT my favorite Pokémon in the universe. So it has taken me a hell of a lot longer to build this one simply because I was not motivated in the slightest.
BUT, while I was making it, I realized that this one was actually pretty easy and fun to construct, and quite frankly, the finished model it's very impressive to look at!
It's very big, 20cm tall in fact. And the final version that will be available to download will have darker stitch marks, so that the fact that it is a plushie is more obvious.
I've been wanting to build this for my son for a while now. He's been asking for a Caterpie since he got the Pokémon Season 1 Boxset last Christmas. It's a little strange that I kind of like this Pokémon, considering that in real life I loath caterpillars!
Many thanks go to Brandon for making a 5 year old's wish come true. This is still a WIP - there are some editing needed before we can release it - it has a tendency to fall onto it's face, even with two 5¢ coins glued to it's bottom! But hopefully we can resolve this issue soon and schedule it on our blog [link] as soon as possible.