man, this thing took just freaking long when i imagine that the plan was, to build this in my three weeks vacation (last year ) and meanwhile a half year is gone since i started the boosterpack
ok, i had a few breaks, one with Renamon and a few others so the pure building time was about two months but also a long time
i have to say that i don't have any clue about Gundam Wing/00/Zero ore whatever which series is called i know about the Gundams and love the mecha design (specially this one because of the wings) but never saw one part so don't bother about the name
ah, big mechas with wings i just love this shit
even the sheets where not the best (they are very pixelized) i'm totally pleased with the result but during the building and right now i can say, it's definitely not a starter model i had to modify a lot of stuff and quite every blue and grey edge is recolored to hide the folding lines but all over is was pure fun and... surely not my last Gundam model the next one is allready planned
well, honestly, i don't know what i should write maybe i didn't realized that i'm finally done with this model.
it takes a horrible long time to build and sometimes i was about to give up, but after more than two month (effective building time) i can share this pictures with you
Fazit: the best decision was, to print the sheets on A3, because this model takes me to the limits and you should have a little bit more experience for this. the most parts are quite easy, but some pieces are hard as hell. you can see it in the "building process gallery"
specially the backpack was that part, that gives me more then one headache
but it was a challenge that I gladly accepted because this model is really unique and definitely an eyecatcher in every shelf ore something else.
the guys from "Just Paper" did a great job on this and if they ever decide to create an other one, i would build it too
IMPORTANT!! permission for upload given through NCsoft pls read this journal entry for more infos
the sheets are free and should remain so pls download and use them only for personal use otherwise i must remove them
Exteel & Sidewinder are trademarks & copyrights by NCsoft Model created by Just Paper
when i take a look at the little hint in description of Pegasusmon, that i wrote at that time i never thought, that I would be the one who build myself a model of Renamon... lol and i never thought that it would take quite one year for this ok, not reall but it took me the longest time
it was pure coincidence that i found one day an image of Renamon in my messagebox also with some free resources
i started to edit the model but it was not "that thing" the model was in a x-stance and i had no idea what i should do with the fur so i stopped the work and build some others
then it also was the time i had no access to my PC and the time passed after a while a second image pop up in my message box and i just thought "HOW FUCKING SWEET IS THAT !? THAT'S IT!!
so i ask KP-ShadowSquirrel, owner of both models, if he would spend....if he got a low-res version of it and then if he would spend it for a project. so you can call this officially my second collaboration
i don't know but i found that 2D-3D convertions always look like ass (best example, Simpsons ) except one, those from nintendo take sonic, mario, the pokemon, zelda, they really found a way to convert them
but there is also one who managed it and in an awesome way yes i mean you KP-ShadowSquirrel
this model of Rena is just super cool and i don't say that just simply
the editing was not easy to remove all the clippings but after the third attempt it worked and i can tell you people, this was just fun to build and the result...even i was blown away
the final building process was the hardest part it took all my knowledge and techniques to combine all pieces together holding the model until the glue is sticky press the taps with tweezers over three edges put the finger inside and press from the other side with something flat (sounds stupid but maybe you know what i mean ) so i declare this to difficult level 6 of 10
About the Fur: well, i thought a long time what i can use for the fur because the original mesh was not possible to build (defenitly) so i decided to make it out of cotton wool haha, it took me one hour to peel it in the right shape but it was worth
Specifications: in the download file you will find three pdo's one with folding lines and texture (lined) one with folding lines but without texture (white label) and one without folding lines but with texture (lineless)
so you need as always the Pepakura Viewer which you can download here
the model comes on 23 pages with 238 pieces
the file also contains a modified texture that works for the model and some color dots that i have used to prevent some texture issues
i didn't write a instruction is hard but sorted in the way you should build it but if you have any question either, take a look at the building process gallery ore just ask me
to download the model click on the download button on the right side you can thank dA for, that i can't write the direct link anymore
-update- i also uploaded now the sheets in pdf format you can download them here
some word to the bloggers
because this is a collab, you have to give credits to KP-ShadowSquirrel too! otherwise i can't allow it to write a blog entry
you have the permission to use my photos you DON'T have the permission to use the renders ore screenshot of it of KP-ShadowSquirrel except he write it here in the comments ore you ask him about it
this model is a Deviantart only download so do not upload this model somewhere else and the most important thing
this model is free and should it be so let it be!
and trust me, i search for my stuff
if you wanna write a critique feel free but don't critique the model itself
ah yeah , and (correct me if i forgot one ) started a new blog about Digimon Papercraft here take a look and add the link to your faves, there will come some really cool stuff
After Four Swords Link [link] I've built Wind Waker Link too! This is more difficult to build compared to the other one, but I really like the model! Guess I'll change the photo with a better one in the future...
If you want to build it too, download the template here [link]