Paper toys like the Mad Doctor, Vampires and Werewolves have slowly been taking over this Halloween. But what's that? You can see only twelve?
Well that's because the last one, is the Invisible Man! ;o) Go get them all from Goobeetsa's weblog: link
Zombie Freud is not one of Brian's original 13 Toys of Halloween, but his customization of Matt Hawkin's Paper Dude but I think you'll agree he fits right in! ;o)
You can get Zombie Freudhere and if you still need a mask for Halloween, or want to build a paper toy version of Edgar Allan Poe or one of John Carpenter's cult movie icons like Captain Blake, Michael Myers, or Lo Pan, you can find the parts to do so on Brian's website here.
The 3D model of the stand/hang is very simple and pretty much finished, so now I can really start on young Lara herself.
The most important part of course, is making sure all the pieces are connected properly. But instead of creating a completely hollow shell, sometimes it's better I think to create an extra, flat surface to connect two parts together.
Sometimes this also helps to make the final model stronger (working like reinforcement "ribs") but for young Lara, that's not really a problem, because she won't be so big.
The most important reason here, is that I feel it will make building the separate parts and glueing them together much easier and much more fun. ;o)
This is a quick view of the "stand" (I guess "hang" would be more appropiate...? ;o) that I imagined for young Lara; little dioramas like this are often called vignettes, and I think they look really nice! ;o)
I'm afraid I'm not being very faithful to the continuity here of the series, though, because the statue that young Lara from Tomb Raider 4 is swinging from, is actually one of the Vilcabamba statues from the original Tomb Raider 1 (and the spikes are from Tomb Raider 3 ;o)
But I thought it looked so nice (I really love the classic texture style of those games...!) that I hope you'll forgive me for that... ;o)
The size of the stand (hang?) will be determined by what size young Lara will be: I don't want Lara's parts to be *too* tiny of course, but even though I don't like making my models very big, I think the stand will turn out too big to fit on one page.
So that means it'll probably need to be cut in half.
Luckily, that's not really a problem with paper. ;o)