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Midna Papercraft Download

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By Avrin-ART   |   
Published: February 16, 2013
© 2013 - 2020 Avrin-ART
This model has been made as part of a collaboration between :iconxenonray: and :iconstudioofmm: to finally bring you all a detailed papercraft of Midna in her imp form.

The pictures here are from Studio of M.M's excellent 122cm build! Have a look at some of her full photos: studioofmm.deviantart.com/art/… studioofmm.deviantart.com/art/…

Derived from her trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, I edited Twilight Princess' fiesty imp into a form suitable for building way back in autumn 2011. But it was in an awkward floating pose and I ended up working on my Garrus model instead and forgot about her for a long time. A year later I learned to re-pose it in Blender to a more basic but workable standing position, edited it a lot more and made an unfold.

But technically there's a catch compared to my usual models. I only built most of the body file before stopping (not however due to bad design I stress). Sadly the colours of the skin came out all dark from my printer, including what should've been the lighter toned bits. So I lost interest but it would've been a shame to shelve the model for a second time. Fortunately *studioofmm volunteered kindly to help me out...although she had it in mind to edit and enlarge the whole thing to build a life sized version! So now with her great finished photos and the knowledge that the model is buildable all the way through, I'm releasing both of our versions of the template.

So in short there's a normal 37cm version and a life sized 122cm version available (the Fused Shadow makes up about 33% of the height). But no instructions, PDO files only because you'll certainly need them: best not to be messing around trying to figure things out from a PDF. But we've included plenty of notes to try and help you, however it goes without saying that you might want to have some experience in papercrafting already.

If you have any questions, please ask me about the general model/smaller template, or Studio of M.M about the life sized one. We'll try to help as best as we can! :)

Please tell me if you spot any errors that I might have missed due to not building it myself. (not something I'm going to make a habit of)

Retrospective: Can't really comment as I didn't build it myself. But I'm glad some good use was gotten out of the project in the end.


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It's a 8.75MB RAR file which contains PDOs to print from and use as a references. 17 pages for the small one (not including stand), and a whopping 120 pages to bust your printer ink on for the life sized one. :p

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

You can open the PDO files with Pepakura Designer downloadable free here: www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en…

You will need to use these to print from and figure out where the parts go, especially for the big template. It won't work on Macs unfortunately unless you emulate Windows etc.

Difficulty: High

:pc: Download Options:
1. Mediafire download: www.mediafire.com/file/tecn6cw…
2. DeviantArt download via Stash feature: sta.sh/0u6z7ycf57v

Happy building!

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Take a look at my Twili Midna model, made as a collaboration too between me and Squeezycheesecake.
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And many thanks for minidelirium for the first photos I've seen of the small version!
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NotACuleToDo's avatar
NotACuleToDoHobbyist General Artist
nice
Alpha014's avatar
Alpha014Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow
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TwistyreptileHobbyist Artist
How did you find all of the design details? The back of her helmet, for example.
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Avrin-ARTHobbyist Digital Artist
The 3D model and its textures were originally taken from the Smash Bros. Brawl trophy. From this I have simplified and edited it into a form that could be built out of paper.
fugimoto's avatar
YAY MIDNA AMIIBO!!!!!! :squee:
spicyunicorn778's avatar
it didnt work it wont download :C
FracturedSolace's avatar
want to do this so badly just know its gonna go wrong T.T
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veeismeStudent Traditional Artist
Out of curiosity, is the helm a separate piece from Midna? I'm planning a Midna cosplay and can't seem to find any Fused Shadow papercraft files that are ACTUALLY full-scale to a human. This looks like it might work, even the hair is pretty damn perfect. But of course I need it to not depend on her head for structural integrity!

(My plan is to start with pepakura and then paint resin over the paper, to make something that's lighter than foam but still sturdy.)
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Avrin-ARTHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes the helmet is it's own piece. If you were to lift it off Midna you'd see she has two eyes but a flat top to her head where the helmet's inner surface would rest or be glued to.

This surface would probably have to be cut out to make room for a human head though, and as a prop to wear it might need a few bits of improvisation for comfort and stability (or as far as I can guess based on the template). Hope that helps!
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veeismeStudent Traditional Artist
Brilliant! Once I get my printer back up and running I plan to monkey around with this!
I downloaded the files and Pepakura Designer, and after checking it out a bit it certainly seems like a better jumping-off point for my idea than the other Fused Shadow papercraft design I've been able to find! Thanks for your help, and I'll be sure to share and progress with you in the next few months. ^_^
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Avrin-ARTHobbyist Digital Artist
Great stuff, I'm always interested in what people can do with my templates, including cosplay/prop purposes! :nod:
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Bre-Bre-ChanHobbyist General Artist
I AM SO DOING THIS
SilentVenomari's avatar
Il give the small one a shot then, life sized can wait! :D
SilentVenomari's avatar
120 pages? Thats a lot.
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Avrin-ARTHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah lifesized stuff gets rather crazy in terms of page count. The smaller version isn't as much though!
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NicoleTheBlackVixenHobbyist Digital Artist
UGH. WANT <3 I will have to try this out for myself some time! <3
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Avrin-ARTHobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck, me and Studio of M.M are always here if you have any questions about the template!
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Pure-Dragon97Student General Artist
Do you know of anywhere I can get PDF files of these templates? Despite my best efforts I can't make Pepakura work on my computer. I found a video on YouTube on how to convert PDO to PDF, so I know it's possible, but I don't know if anyone has done it for this model.
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Avrin-ARTHobbyist Digital Artist

Unless someone's made their own, we didn't release PDFs for this one. The life sized one would be extremely difficult without a PDO to reference all the huge split parts. The smaller version lacks instructions and while not impossible, would be a bit tricky to figure out too.


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Pure-Dragon97Student General Artist
Hmmm... I'll ask around, maybe I'll find something. Thank you!
boo3201's avatar
My grandpa would kill me if i printed the life sized one with the ink prices these days
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Avrin-ARTHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes life size stuff isn't for everyone. I personally don't do them, but others, like Studio of M.M who made these photos love them!
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WolfmanHananStudent
Which is easier? Life sized or small version?
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Avrin-ARTHobbyist Digital Artist
That's a tough one. Having only built about 2/3 of the small one myself I can't really be certain. The small version has...well small parts in many places that's for sure, which may be very difficult depending on your skill level. The life sized one is pretty huge but will require improvisation and special techniques to reinforce it sufficiently.
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