after one year of papercraft my tool collection growed a bit meanwhile i got a lot more stuff and i wanna share it with you
bottom, from left to right: -a normal cutter for rougher steps -a precise cutter for fine steps -my good old freaking sharp scissor from the drug store -a flat tweezer to fold bigger edges and taps -a thin tweezer to fold fine edges and taps, also to remove the glue -the tweezer what i used the most time to press the taps together, very efficient because of the angle and the flat ending
-steel cords to put small amounts of glue on the taps, meanwhile i have two of them, a long and a short one, i found this pieces on the street, these things normally are from the bristle of a street cleaning machine sometime they broke and lay on the street i cleaned and polished them that the glue don't stick
top, from left to right -some chains, i used them to get some weight into the models that they stand on there own -yes, Allen keys, i use them as weight and to reach some places inside of a model -some cross tweezers, very handy, specially when you have to glue some rings ore don't have the modd ore/and time to hold the pieces -some woodsticks, as contrast to the q-tips, much more better, because the glue stick and hold on them. they are also very usefull to get some distance for "flying parts" ore as a stabilization at the inside of a model -two steel ruler, one long and one with some curves -and at least a pencil
again a part with a lot of pieces the first five screenshots are again the pieces which are for the hip
i promissed that i make a few photos of this boosters well, these are a bit more complex as the others but base on the same technique
first i cut them out and build the single rings i also removed the tabs for the inside ring quite useless for me at the fourth photo you can see the final pieces because the sheets are designed for colored cardboard paper there are no tabs for the bottom piece where the peak as to be attached on so i just colored a little paper piece with black marker and glued it on top (you can see it at the left piece)
then i put some glue at the inside of the tube and put it on top of the inside ring after it's dry, i add the peak quite simple, if you know how it works
piece overview 1 as always, here are all pieces what you need for the hip
po2 again one of those problems when you work with normal paper to combine this pieces i just add a little tab at the backside and cut two lines into the base piece
po3 this one took me really long to figure out first i thought the smaller piece has to be attached to the hip base but that doesn't work because the black flat pieces where all the parts has to be attached fit exactly to the hip base so this was the only solution
i scratched the color where this pieces has to be combined
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
My apologies for the not so stellar pictures but! I made this a few months ago a figured I should probably upload it at some point.
This is the Twilight I made, she's....gosh I forgot to measure her. But I'm going to say at least a foot long with her legs extended out. Made with Caron Simply Soft, and crafting felt+thread. Her legs are fully poseable, and she comes with a nifty little purple scarf.
I was really looking forward to doing this one. I went above and beyond to try to get the head shape and body shape how it is. The puffy cheeks and the little snout of a nose! ^_^ i'm very happy how it turned out.
This little guy will also have a cape and a top hat. I got finished with the body last night and wanted to post the regular body pics at least. To give you an idea of just his body.
I will be making another version of Spike and putting it on Ebay in the next couple weeks. I plan on making another deviation with the second version of spike cuz i changed some of the pattern as I worked on this one.
I am open for commissions. If you interested in asking me about Spike or something else please message me.
Visit my tumblr if you would like to see some Work in Progress pics! I put all my WIP on there! I will eventually put Spike up, but at the moment I had to hold back on uploading his WIPs cuz its meant to be for a xmas surprise for another mutual friend of ours.
Whew. This guy was so much work, and soooo many pieces! A lot of fun though, particularly the sculpting.
Polymer clay sculpted bits, hand sewn body, wire frame inside so he can be posed. Total hours spent ~ No clue, I stopped keeping track around day 4. ;D
He is currently on eBay, with a starting bid of just .99 and no reserve! If he sells, and goes for a decent winning bid, and there is interest, I might try my hand at a pony doll. Not sure who to go for though. Any suggestions?
After seeing some pretty epic sculptures of Discord I kinda felt envious and set out to make my own. Its not pretty, but, hey, I tried. I followed instructions from the first guy who successfully made and sold a Discord sculture. As much as I wanted it to look just like the one that artist made, I couldn't, but its structure and process in making was very much the same (in a way).
The Sculpture stands 10.5" inches long with a sturdy and complex armature inside (with a hint of Epoxy sculpturing clay to keep some of the wires in place). I used a Polymer substitute clay for molding then baked for 8 minutes in a toaster over. I finished it off with acrylic matte paint. As seen, the figure is in proportionate to the Hasbro pony.
(It really took me 2 days to complete the figure but took me longer to paint cause I was so un-satisfied and so unable to decide on Discords eye expression.)