Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Cut & Paste Sci-Fi has several science fiction models to download and build, but it's worth taking a look in the non sci-fi section too: one of the paper models you can find there, is a working Rubik's Cube!
I'm sure everybody knows the world famous puzzle cube. You mix up the colours, and try to get them back together again by turning the blocks.
Many a mathematician has spent hours on end calculating the total number of different possibilities, and this is what they came up with: 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 (the word you're looking for is 43 "quintillion")
But that's not the impressive part. The impressive part is, that you can solve all of those, in 25 moves or less...
If you don't go mad building all the delicate little pieces out of paper and getting them to work properly, you *will* go mad trying out if there really are 43 quintillion different possibilities...
Monday, October 27, 2008
It already looked wonderful in the WIP pictures, so not surprisingly everybody wanted to have it "nao!!" but it took Chamoo232 a while to get it ready for release.
Which would be "nao", btw:
Have fun building!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
The Red Hollow Cylinder. In it lies the soul of an evil papercraftsman, who could not find joy in the paper models he made.
Bittered and lonely, with his dying breath he put a curse on the last papercraft he ever made, and then he let it loose on the world. Its sole purpose: to frustrate those that cannot build it, no matter how hard they try, and rob them of any joy they have building paper models...
Now it counts as a test of skill for those seeking to prove themselves strong enough to become Papercraft Masters.
Do you have what it takes?
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Then I scan the parts again before I colour them, so should I mess up, I always have a proper back up... ;o)
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
One of the side projects is this Orange Star Rocket Launcher from the Game Boy Advance game Advance Wars.
With my main project taking so much work on the computer, I wanted to make a paper model by hand again, and a simple Advance Wars unit seemed perfect for that. In "6 easy steps", I'll show you how it comes to life (well not really of course, but at least it gets made from a 2D image into a 3D model you can hold ;o)
You'll notice that this is step 2, because I thought you can figure out step 1 yourselves... ;o)
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The download includes BMP bitmap images as a lined and lineless version, and the Pepakura PDO-file for building reference (you'll need Pepakura Viewer to open it).
download killero94's American McGee's Alice
Have fun building!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I found myself pondering the years past, fun times and not so fun times, amongst the fun times of course was the moment when I first discovered papercraft on the world wide web!
We had just got our first computer and internet, because even back then, you couldn't really do without anymore for school assignments. Of course I also used it to look up any Star Trek and Star Wars website I could find. ;o)
Back then, papercraft wasn't very well known yet, but there already were a lot of papercraft websites with all kinds of models. I always wanted to make my own model, but I just didn't know how. I had never heard of Pepakura Designer and didn't have a clue how to make one using simple graphics software.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
After working off and on on the 3D model the past week and a half, I have finally re-built most of the parts in such a way that I think they'll be easy enough to build in paper, and I only have a few more parts left to work on.
So because I had enough of this tedious work for now, I decided to unfold the first few parts in Pepakura Designer to see if things will work out the way I hope they will...
I'm afraid this doesn't mean I'm nearly finished, though: I always find things to fix during the test building, even on small and relatively simple parts like these...
Or maybe you will, because I'm sure you already recognized them to be the legs, right? ;o)
So like I said: I'm slowly getting there, but it's not quite done yet. I'm not even sure I'll be able to finish the rest of the work on the 3D model coming weekend as I had hoped to, because I haven't been able to do much work on it during the past few days...
Keep your eyes peeled for new updates on my secret project. Even though I'm trying to hide what it is exactly, I will try to keep you up to date on its status.
And before I forget: I just put up a new clue on my blog...
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
When you watch the video, you'll see he enlarged it for his build. It's one of the (if not *the*) most detailed models I made, and because of this, it occurred to me that it would be possible to not actually fold all the fold lines, but just let the paper curve the way it wants to where possible (like I did later on with my Tomb Raider: Legend Lara Croft and Final Fantasy models).
Haywan had the same idea, and decided to try it out. Now I know I'm not *complety* unbiased, but you have to admit that it looks absolutely awesome!
Be sure to check out his Cloud and Naruto stop motion build videos as well!
Have fun watching!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
But the screen capture shows the basic pose my new model will be in. In the movie Charlie's Angels, Lucy Liu has to play a bitchy efficiency trainer in order to keep the workers of a computer software company busy while her fellow spies gain access to the computer server.
The plan works: at first, the room full of computer engineers is shocked by the bitchy Lucy Liu in her tight leather outfit whipping around her bullwhip and don't know how to react. It's no problem for Lucy Liu to win their trust and wrap them around her little finger, and when she changes roles into a simple little schoolgirl asking for their help, the crowd (all men... ;o) is willing to do anything for her of course...
Between last weekend and now, changing the standard pose of the model I'm working on into this variation of a contra posto is all I've done so far actually. It was *a lot* of work to fix all the pieces that got messed up from changing the stance, but it's worth the effort I think: it perfectly captures the moment in the story I made up around it I think.
The hands will be in a different position though, because although my model will also be playing the innocent schoolgirl card, you will get a clue she is not as innocent as she seems...
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
- download Warhammer 40k Leviathan Crusader (+Blockhead conversion)
- download Warhammer 40k Paladin Knight
- download Firefly "Serenity"
- download Firefly "Mule"