Sunday, February 28, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
So with the Cait Sith doll, I guess that's two down, four to go! (download will be ready probably in a couple of days, after I finish the instructions)
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Like I said before, it's a pretty simple shaped doll so there weren't too many problems. Just some glueing tabs that I liked to switch, and I made the paws (which I now realize are not in this picture yet) a little bit smaller.
The reason it has only one leg, is because the other one is basically the same (again, I assure you guys, that no cats were hurt in making this test build... ;o)
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
So, how to avoid a test build getting boring?
Simple: come up with some excuse to hang two staplers from one of the whiskers and make a video about it. ;o)
Of course I always use pretty thick paper (200 gsm) and I took extra care glueing the whiskers inside the snout using the small glueing tabs. But still I was pretty impressed! (the black stapler is almost completely out of metal and actually pretty heavy!*)
But luckily, even if you want to use thinner paper, it shouldn't be a problem either, save for someone sneaking into your house at night and hanging two staplers from your Cait Sith doll's whiskers...
(* I couldn't get it to breaking point though, adding more weight just made the whiskers slip out of the clamp... ;o)
Monday, February 15, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
A lot of times though, some of the changes I make to a 3D model don't really have anything to do with it not being buildable otherwise, but they're just personal preference.
For instance, the ribbon from the Cait Sith doll's cape is made up from 3 different parts, and you can easily imagine simply cutting out all three pieces, and glueing them on top of one another to make the ribbon, so it's perfectly buildable.
But I thought it might look good to keep it even more in style with the low level detail style and create the ribbon out of one piece, and to exaggerate it a bit like you can see in the image above.
This is a very small example of course, but I guess it's my way of saying: look beyond the obvious impossible-to-build problems, and don't ignore to the other parts. ;o)
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
It makes building the final paper model easier, and it gives you something to work with, a plan that you can follow instead of aimlessly trying to get it to look and build right.
I'm sure it's obvious that the arms and tail can follow pretty much the same technique as those on the Moomba doll as well as the head (albeit a very different shape ;o)
The legs on the Cait Sith doll though are much thicker than those on the Moomba doll, so I think it won't be a problem if you just glue them on top of the boots, instead of pushing them inside.