I REALLY need to sit down and learn how to use Photoshop, because I would have loved to have manipulated the background to look like it was on fire.
Anyway, this adorable looking Pokémon is Vulpix. Easily the trickiest model to date, but totally worth every ounce of stress. It's so gorgeous that even my husband commented on it's cuteness - and he normally he widens his eyes and nods at my finished Pokémon models! "... riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight ..."
I can only stress that if you have any inclinations of building this, whatsoever, good paper (120gsm) and the best glue that you can get your hands onto, are absolutely essential. Thanks to Brandon for this cutie-pie.
Stay tuned in to our blog for the publication: [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 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.
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]