EDIT: Increased the scale a smidge (Oblivion now 45.4 inches and Oathkeeper now 37.7 inches tip to pommel----which is what they would be irl if Riku was 5ft6'......I think.), made progress on Oblivion, and most importantly added two PDFs of the finished Oathkeeper template.
PS: I only get to use a computer about twice a week now, so if you're waiting for a request from me, sorry they're all taking so long.
Oathkeeper is completely done...... I've sorted Oblivion's parts, but haven't tried to put them together at all yet. I've already made an Oblivion template before, as part of my Deep Dive Riku Pack. So, download that too if you want it before I update this.
You can thank Blood Stain Child for getting me hyper enough to finish this much by today instead of NEXT Friday. In fact, I think I gained a level in Papercrafting. Pepakura Designer has this infuriating glitch that I've finally figured out how to work around, which means I should get more templates done quicker. Such as my armors.
ABOUT THIS MODEL: I found a Roxas model in KH2 that had both Oblivion and Oathkeeper attached to it. Theoretically, that should mean that these keyblades are proportionate to each other as they appeared in the game------Oathkeeper really IS that much smaller. The reason for this is because of the 400-year-old sword style that Roxas uses, in which a short katana is wielded in the left hand while a normal long katana is wielded in the right. (Regardless of weather or not the swordsman is lefthanded.)
I've been nagging my sensei for years to teach me more of that style. I freaking love it!
IT SHOULD BE OK NOW----I'VE REDUCED THE SCALE FROM 55in (1409mm) TO 46in (1170mm) LONG! I'll post some pics of the enormous 55'' one I built by tomorrow night, and then build the 46'' one soon after that. Btw, WOW! I'm thrilled by how many of you have downloaded this so soon! I LOVE YOU!!
Note: This ZIP also contains a PDO of the original Wayward Wind, same as it was in BBS. Though, I was a little bit careless with it since it was a last min decision based on how fast I thought I could do it.
Been working my butt off on this mod ever since I posted my version of the "Atlantis" crystal early last month. It was well worth it, though. A build of this is going to be my belated Christmas gift for my bro.
TRIVIA: After Wayward Wind's debut appearance in the secret ending of "Kingdom Hearts II", its design was changed to have the teeth and handle on the same side of the blade as each other. No vestigial 3D model of the original version which has them on opposite sides remains in any (further investigation pending) published form of KHbbs.
I think that's a shame, really, because Wayward Wind instantly became one of my all-time favorite keyblades when I first saw the secret ending----and un-so after the change. *sigh*
A request that fortunately turned out not to have any of those messy problems which keyblades tend to....
Specifically, I got this from a high-resolution (cutscene) model of Axel ripped out of Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix.
As for how to properly size this papercraft.... Compared to the model of Axel that it was a part of, when you hold this weapon in the center, the tips of the longest spikes should come up even with your elbow. Hold a yardstick or meterstick against your forearm if precision really matters to you and you want to be 100% sure before you print it out.
(I really need to do a drawing of myself tucking motivation under my arm like a football and running for my life........that describes how I work only too well.)
AND FIGURED OUT THE SCALE, TOO! The default size of this template is best suited to cosplayers who are 5ft 7in tall. However, though, I've also added a 'key' to help accurately re-size it yourself if you need to.
Thrown together via request. So far only the helmet is properly organized on the print layout, but the entire suit of armor IS there. You'll just have to arrange everything yourself if you want the rest of it before I can get around to polishing this off all spiffy. Ven's armor was actually 6th down my 'To-Papercraft' list, but whatever. Quick and half-hat often actually IS better than a-year-later-and-perfect.
This is Ventus' gameplay model from "Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep". Default size is 6ft 3in (190cm) tall from shoe bottoms to horn tips. I have not yet calculated what that translates to in terms of wearer-height, but I'm sure you'll manage.
INTERESTED IN TURNING YOUR PAPERCRAFT ARMORS INTO MIND-BLOWING-LY REALISTIC COSPLAYS? Click here, if thou braveth to slip from the edge of thine chair: youtu.be/a7T8rypEqs8
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE (3MB) Since DeviantArt seems to be screwing around with the link url, TRY HERE if the above doesn't work. Look down the right side of the screen for a a small link in bold blue text that says "Download File"
I LOVE THIS THING!!!
I've been working on this slowly over the past few weeks----beginning the day I finished my template and posted it here on DA.
If you're curious about the details I added, take a look here for the little tour. In short----originally, the small details were faked, present only in the flat texture of the 3D model, so I gave them tangible dimension.
Just for the heck of it, I'll film the resining process tomorrow, and the foam injection process sometime in the days following....EDIT: I've decided to finish building some more new papercrarfts first. I shan't say what they are 'cause the expectation just puts way too much pressure on me.
well then, my second Ben 10 papercraft (and for sure not the last ) even the editing was annoying, it was fun to build it there were so many buggy polygones, which were attached into nothing very confusing
the model has a few small pieces (not tiny ) but is not very hard so it shoudn't be any bigger problems here that's also the reason why i made not instruction shots this time again
but i write you a few tips start as always with the legs and arms separate combine the legs with the pieces at page 10
build the head until you reach piece 29 or 30 build the neck (pieces 31a-f and so on) separate later you have still the chance to combine it with the head it's a bit tricky but not very hard
but you can also follow the number count it's up to you
before you close the torso with the piece at page 7 add the two wires (from the backpack to the headphones....or whatever that should be ) first cut the two diamond formed holes into the backpack before you add it to the torso (piece 40 in the pdf) later it's a bit harder (but still possible)
try it first that the wires fit, that you have later no problems to add them you will also notice that the head will gain much more stability when you attach the wires also you have here the chance to align it a bit
by the way, the model need no weight in the legs to stand
A staff member over at Instructibles emailed me and asked me to enter their contest with my Apprentice Xehanort Wig......so I wrote a 4,000-word tutorial and made an Axel wig to demonstrate the process-----complete with video supplement!
The parameters for contest entries were simply that the subject matter must be designed, at least in part, on the computer. Pretty darn broad.
With my to-do-list already busting at the seems, odds of me finishing all of these in time to use for Halloween are........none. However, if you are like me, then I feel sorry for you----either for wanting a specific piece of armor badly enough to search for it for literal years, or for having the patience to organize these monstrously detailed and somewhat glitchy PDOs yourself.
Just a quick tutorial on how i made my latest wayfinders. unfortunatly i forgot to photograph them as i was painting and glueing them, i got a bit carried away hahah sorry about the shoddy quality of the images, they were taken on my phone anyways i hope this helps anyone