23 March 2007
About 3 years ago I made my first paper model. it was Metal Gear Rex that was given at some game show for the promotion of the twin snake. after that I started searching for more video game papercraft but I wasnt always able to find what I wanted so I though to myself "if it dont exist do it yourself". And that is how I started creating my own models.
For my first post I bring you Pyramid Head papercraft model from the game Silent Hill 2
This is actualy the second version of pyramid head I created. the first one was hard to build and wasnt very good looking but it still got very popular and I even found a download of it on a russian website. I hope version 2 will have as much success.
The template can be found on my website as well as most of my other templates.
Due to bandwith problems I had to make a rapidshare link. I got no donations yet to help me pay for an unlimited bandwith host.
This rapidshare contain my whole collection of templates.
22 March 2007
The basic folds/creases underlying all origami projects are very simple. The two major creases and their symbols (sometimes the symbols differ, but the diagram should tell you if they aren’t using the “standard” notation) are:
1.)Valley Fold (fold the paper so there is a “valley” along the crease): -----------
2.)Mountain Fold (fold the paper so there is a “mountain” along the crease): --..--..--..—
-->[3 Pureland style models to try out, and a flash video of how to fold a Pureland Dracula. Also, click the “Smith’s Models” link on John’s site (link above) to get even more diagrams (including non-pureland models). Yay!]<--
The next step from there is to familiarize yourself with common origami symbols/notation, and then get a few bases under your belt. Bases are the series of creases a model is “based” on. Many of these bases date back to the early days of origami, and are used in a huge variety of origami models. The standard bases are also a good place to start if you want to try your hand at making your own models.
A great website to visit if you’re just starting out in origami (and even if you’ve been doing it for awhile) is Oriland. They have some great free diagrams available, as well as a section called ”Oriversity”, where you can access simple diagrams for practice, learn the important origami bases, brush up on your knowledge of origami symbols, and even get some helpful hints. So get folding!
(I guess what I said earlier about “less words next time” was a lie. This is a blog after all, right? :p )
Here are some photos of models I just folded (fresh for you!) from diagrams on the Oriland website:
P.S. Is anyone interested in seeing more Kirigami on here? It’s been an age since I’ve done any, but if there’s interest, I’ll try to chuck in some posts about that too. :)
Hey everyone – my name is Jane, and I hail from the lovely state of Oregon. Ron has invited me to join the Paperkraft blog so I can share some of my paper skills with you reader types. :) Sorry for the late introduction – it figures that I’d be called out of town for work as soon as I agreed to contribute to a blog!
1.) Batboxes; 2.) Star of Peace; 3.)Unit Origami Ball; 4.)Kusudama Ball; 5.)Tentaclops Readymech
Thanks again to Ron for having me on the blog – feel free to drop me a comment if you have any questions! :)
19 March 2007
Today we've got the Puma/Ac-30 papercraft model designed by Nick Hayes, it's pretty simple and straightforward so beginners wouldn't have any problems with this one. Gitaroo-Man, was a game developed by Koei and produced in very low quantity for Sony's PlayStation 2 that garnered good reviews with limited sales, but attracted a loyal fanbase and somehow became a "cult video game". The story revolves around U-1 and his talking dog Puma, their alter-egos being Gitaroo-Man and AC-30 respectively. AC-30(Puma) was responsible for teaching U-1 about battling and throws the Gitaroo guitar to him when a challenge is presented. Nuff' said.
Puma/AC-30 Gitaroo Man Papercraft - [via Mediafire]
Puma /AC-30 Photos - [Flickr]