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The Bebop Assembled

FINALLY! Done! This one has been sitting on my harddrive begging to be built for what, nearly half a year now. Yea, I modeled it around Christmas time and never had the time actually to build it.

This is The Bebop, from the show, Cowboy Bebop. Though most fans of the show would probably prefer the Swordfish, I personally liked The Bebop the best... but that's just me.

The finished product comes out to 9.5" (24cm) wide x 7.5" (19cm) tall x 15.5" (19.5cm) deep, and according to the Cowboy Bebop wiki, the "real" ship is 69.2m (227') wide x 45.6m (149.5') tall x 142m (466') long; so my model isn't perfectly proportioned, but as best I can figure, it's scaled to roughly 1:295.

I think I did a fairly good job, only a few small mistakes I can really see, but that's probably just because I'm the one who built it. Heh, the biggest problem with it is where the colors ran a bit on the deck because I sneezed... oh well. Maybe I'll cut out a new deck and glue it on top over the old one or something... eh, it's done for now though. On to the next model! Mike - OUT.

PDF of Pieces


Archive of PDO (PePaKuRa) Files

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Have you built this or one of my other models? Feel free to let me know how hard you thought they were!
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1000x750px 656.77 KB
Shutter Speed
1/64 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 20, 2008, 5:02:43 PM
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-Whew- You make it look easy!
dragonartistJRR's avatar
Its a cool model, but when I try printing off the PDF of the pieces, It cuts off like the bottom third of several different pages. Whats the deal!?
billybob884's avatar
I... couldn't tell you. You could try re-downloading the PDF, but I've never heard of a problem like that before
dragonartistJRR's avatar
It's all good. I solved the problem by looking in 'advanced settings' for the printer and I checked a box that said "print as Image" or something like that and that solved the problem.

I honestly have no idea what was wrong with it. :shrug:

(I have to say this: Your avatar cracks me up every time I see it. XD )
Chronoangel7's avatar god, i'm definitly watching you dude, i'm getting so many shocks while watching your gallery, just awesome stuff! great job on this ship from Cowboy bebop! =D
Kawaii-AJ's avatar
Wow great model :D
MikeHungerford's avatar
Hey, Mike? What's the scale for this beast? Or at least, what's the overall length of the assembled model?
billybob884's avatar
yea, at the widest point in the back, its ~ 9inches (23cm) wide, and ~13inches (33cm) long
MikeHungerford's avatar
Thank you. Now if I can find out how long the Swordfish II model ( [link] ) is, I can try resizing both to a common scale. Right now it appears to be about twice the length of your Bebop, when it should be about 1/10 as long.
LEmuCA's avatar
Hello, The Swordfish link doen't work :sniff:. Has anybody save the files of this :wow: papermodel. I'd try it after the firefly's serenity spaceship. I hope you read my post soon ! (august, 5th)
LEmuCA from France... New to metaseqoia and pepakura.
MikeHungerford's avatar
You could try contacting the designer:

LEmuCA's avatar
Oops, right ! Thanks...
bender2284's avatar
ha thats fantastic
KittySprightt's avatar
Ever try using cardstock? Or is that cardstock and I'm being an idiot?
billybob884's avatar
Nah, I hate cardstock. Usually too thick to work with for the models I build anyways (this is just regular printer paper)
KittySprightt's avatar
Mmmmr. I guess it's not a problem with me bacause I score all the folds with my X-Acto first, if the difficulty with the folding it what you mean by its being too thick?
billybob884's avatar
Mmm, there are a lot of very small sides and tabs on the models I usually build, and cardstock tends to get very messy with small stuff, so I'm in the habit of not using it
ProphetEKA's avatar
Hot damn! The Bebop never looked so good.

A damn fine job on a very cool ship. = )
eviloatmeal's avatar
Next you're doing serenity, yes? :D :D
snapel's avatar
Woah! Will make one of these!

Besides, I don't want to be annoying, but will you make a HPD papercraft? : P
billybob884's avatar
HPD..? If you mean the portal gun (ASHPD), nah sorry, I ruled that one out a while ago. Someone on 4chan's /po/ did an amazing fullsized one, but as far as I know hasn't posted any parts or instructions, only completed pictures
clamchowda's avatar
I think he means one of the spaceships of the police in Cowboy Bebop?

Or not, it's been a while.

Badassery and I eagerly await more, my good man!
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