As you already saw, I bought some original papercrafts when I was in the Ghibli museum in Tokyo:
And since these were really "easy" to make I did these first:
As you can see you get these little cardboards with pieces already cut out. All you have to do is blop them out as elegantly as possible, glue some pieces together and then put them in order to create a kind of 3D card effect.
Do not be fooled by the simple and cute look, these things are wicked. Some parts are super small and blopping them out can be a drag. You have to additionally scrap away the blopped out piece, since still some material of it remains, so if you want it to be super nice and clean, you have to put in some extra work - as always with everything in life. See you get additional life-lessions in my blogs as well XD
Also notice the intricate and detailed plates it has. It is really well thought-out and the cardboard is cut-out with a laser, so you can get those super small details in them. Definetly I cannot replicate these kinds of things, but it did give me some additional ideas of what I could do with my papercrafts. Something in the lines of 3D celebration cards maybe, but we'll see how much time I will have to actually start such an experiment.
I didn't start with the Spirited away papercraft yet, because it is super complicated, with even smaller micro pieces, so it will still take some time to get that done in the future...
The next line of Merch (merchandise btw.) I got were these little cuties:
Gathered all over Japan, mostly Gashapon items, arcade wins and more Ghibli stuff I got. It made me think of my already done papercraft of Jiji
(my favourite character from "Kiki's delivery service", the black cat, and I definetly can do it better now that I got my figurines. I will probably do another papercraft of him when I get around it, and make it bigger and more detailed
The last 2 pieces for now that I wanted to show you were these:
Since Sakura was my last and biggest project before my trip to Japan
I definetly wanted to buy an original figurine for myself. The figurine is definetly from the older series, if you would look at her outfit and staff, but still worth every penny. And since I got her second-hand, she was super cheap and I could buy her without felling guitly at all
I plan on making some cosplay pieces of her in the future maybe, papercraft items, of course, but I am still thinking on what items to make. For now we will let it stand as it is.
And my last, but definetly my most favourite figurine: DARK PRECURE!!!!
My favorite character out of all the Precure series. Although she is not a "real" precure, but an experiment in the series of "Heartcatch Precure" and the sister of Cure Moolight she is a tragic character with such a beautiful, sad soul and destiny, that you have to cry when seeing her final cuts (and death) in the anime. Love her to death - out intended?. Not to mention the freaking amazing design with the dark, and the asymetrical wings and 2 different eyes, !!!perfection!!! at it's best. Exactly my kind of estethics brought to point.
If you do not know here, look her up people, you are missing Precure history in the making. Heartcatch was my favourite "animated" series out of all of them (2. fav. series of all), since the same studio made them than one of my other favourite anime "Casshern sins". The animation is perfection pure, and just because of this, Heartcatch is my 2. favourite Precure series.
Probably "Fresh Precure" is m fav, beause the series had the first plot-twist of the bad guy becoming the good guy or in this sense girl, since she became a Precure later on. Plus you have Cure Pine, which is yellow and can speak with animals, plus they can teleport XD But I hate the baby part, but that's another thing.
Anyway, I want to make this beauty mine, and I will have to make a papercraft out of her sooner or later
H-a-v-e t-o- definely.
Well I have a lot I want to finish this year still, hopefully my job will let me fulfill these soon enough. If not, they will be definet project for 2019.
Hope I could make you exiced about the upcomming events and all. When I get something started, you will know soon enough, since I post everything on here anyway XD