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Garrus Papercraft Download

By Avrin-ART
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This is my 4th Mass Effect 2 papercraft template, hardline Turian agent, Garrus Vakarian.

Built from 25th Sept-12th Oct though has been in the 3D editing stage since mid-summer. I'm glad he's done but it will probably be the last character for now. I've done most of the guys I like and will have much less time in 2012 if my career plans go anywhere.

Follow the download link below to get the resources you need to print and build your own version! The notes file and comments on PDO/PDF #1 contain additional information that you should read.

Retrospective: I love how the head turned out and if I recall, it was a satisfying project overall. The proportions of Garrus look better in game.

-------Read Before Downloading-------

It's a 37.4MB RAR file which contains PDFs and PDOs to print from or use as references. 27 pages, 278 pieces including his Mantis sniper rifle. Just one colour scheme, in his pre-scar state, much more photogenic before he got a missile to the face. Stands at a formidable ~48.5cm tall. Why yes he even has teeth.

You can open the RAR archive with software such as WinRAR, Alzip, 7Zip. Just search around! ;)

You can open the PDO files with Pepakura Viewer downloadable free here:…

Please do use this as it's immensely helpful as a resource and will show you exactly where parts go. Almost essential for a model of this complexity. It doesn't work on Macs unfortunately though.

Difficulty: 9.25/10 (Holy dooley! Make sure you know what you're doing :ohnoes:)


:pc: Download Options:
1. Click Download File in the top right
2. Mediafire mirror…

Happy building!

Template by me, original 3D data and textures by BioWare

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JakoHun's avatar
Sadly it is static, but the model is good.
domazi's avatar
did you consider making Wrex?
Avrin-ART's avatar
He wasn't very high on my list back in the day. All things considered, I think I have finished making models from the ME trilogy sorry.
domazi's avatar
Thanks for those you've made :) I'm bulding your Garrus, and having a lot of fun. It gone be 12cm tall.
Noemie-in-Art's avatar
Soon I'll try this, I'm training for it haha! You inspired me, I want to do much more complicated papercraft now!
Avrin-ART's avatar
Thanks, and good luck! Finishing these bigger ones is a challenge but very rewarding. :)
This is a superb model, both striking in final appearance and with very cool assembly tricks.  Thanks, Chris for working on this and sharing!

Some info/tips for others who may also want to make this:

* I used 150 gsm card stock and it was perfect except for the fingers, parts of the weapon and the narrow spines on the head
* For the fingers i used 100 gsm which is like heavy printer paper and though it is softer when the glue is wet, it's much easier to make the small spaces. 
* Really no need to precrease as Chris mentions.  Most of the model folds smoothly and some pre-creases can leave marks on the model
* I spent just under 60 hours building this!  Lots of fun, but make sure you have time if you have a deadline in mind
* Really needed to look in Pepakura Viewer for some of the details as there are some gaps and minor mistakes in the instructions

Now looking for the next model to make... :)
Avrin-ART's avatar
Thanks for building, and taking the time to provide some advice!

The amount of pre-creasing/folding/shaping is a variable thing. Ultimately I can only write based off what I experienced and a bit of guesswork to what else could be troublesome. I only get 1 chance to take progress photos and it's shamefully easy to forget to do so. I hope my instructions have improved over time though! (arguably better than none at all, which is the case with most templates ;)

Still, instructions or not, I recommend everyone to use the PDO files.

If you can build this one, any of my others should be fairly easy!
zacic's avatar
Is his helmet in the files?
Avrin-ART's avatar
No I didn't make a helmet for him. Only what you see in the pictures is included in the files.
ev1lmunchk1n's avatar
Sorry if this question was addressed before somewhere, but do you recommend typical printing paper for this papercraft? I was thinking about using cardstock paper but I wasn't too sure if it would be too thick for this sort of project.
Avrin-ART's avatar
Your instincts are correct about cardstock! Printer paper is very weak, so I wouldn't recommend it as I haven't designed the model with enough inner reinforcements for that. 

People usually recommend cardstock or thick paper between 120-200gsm, although I'm never sure how that converts to the US basis weight exactly.
ev1lmunchk1n's avatar
ok, thank you very much!
Kaispidergirl's avatar
can it also be a pmd for mmd for mikumiku dance I would so love to play with him on that program
Avrin-ART's avatar
I'm not familiar with that, sorry. But this model wasn't ever rigged and has been split up into a bunch of separated parts during the editing process. So the 3D is not a good starting resource for much...besides papercrafting. :p 
kitiaramajere's avatar
just amazing! Now I feel the need to start learning a new craft...
von-erebus's avatar
May I ask what your preferred method of adhesive is for doing your papercraft models? I'm used to using hot glue on bigger pieces like full sized armor and helmets but with such small pieces i can see that being very problematic. 

Any advice will help and be greatly appreciated!

Avrin-ART's avatar

Hello there, glue guns are technically a possibility and they've been mentioned in a papercrafting guide I'm helping to work on at the Nintendo Papercraft blog. Personally I think they are overkill for the requirements of small models as cheap, thick PVA glue works wonders and is probably less of a hassle to work with. So you don't necessarily need anything fancy there! ;)

Just make sure whatever you use doesn't make the ink run on printed paper (probably more of a problem with gels).

von-erebus's avatar
thanks for the advice and the quick reply! now it is glue buying time! I also have to decide on which one to make first! heh.
Senram's avatar
Absolutely marvelous work! :D (Big Grin)
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