And finally: the model built! I love this model so~ much! I so wanted a Toon Link papercraft, and now I have it! Yay!!! As I said in the sneak peek here: :thumb148363459: This is the first rather articulated 3D model I made. I had to restrain myself to trash this project several times, because I kept finding troublesome things to do/fix. Oh, not to mention that I made all the textures MYSELF. That killed me. Then UVmapping them on the actual model. That killed me again. Lol. But now it's built!!! Yatta! It's a rather simple build, nothing really difficult.
Tip for new papercrafters: Use heavier paper than common printer paper, or it'll crush! (I suggest you to use 120-160gsm paper; normal printer paper is 80gsm) You need pepakura viewer www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en… to open the .pdo, and adobe reader to open the .pdf . To open the .rar file, you need winrar to decompress the file. It's much better than winzip, IMO. All these programs are free!
Excuse me but I'm currently doing your papercraft and it looks very great so far, but I'm having trouble connecting the neck to the head. (I'm a begginer) I don't have any idea how I should be putting it on. Can you help me?
Hi! I suggest you to use the pdo as a reference if you're new to this. Anyway, the neck has to be closed like a can with its lid. This image might help you understand: [link] Then, you just need to glue the head on top of it. Hope it's clear!
What glue did you use, and is there any other "special" stuff you need to make one? I haven't made anything like this before (perhaps a bit too ambitious), do you have some more tips? How big is it, how big papers should I get? A-4, A-3 etc?
I use vinyl glue, and I find it really good for papercrafting. I also use a toothpick to distribute evenly the glue onto the tabs: it also helps you to remove the glue in excess. Maybe this model is a bit articulated for a first try, but a lot of people showed me pictures of their builds, adding that it was their 1st papercraft, so it's definitely doable. Just download pepakura viewer: if you never built a papercraft, it really makes things a lot easier. The finished model is 18cm tall. And you only need A4 sized sheets, but I recommend you to use sturdier paper: regular printer paper is 80 gsm, but it's too flimsy if you want your model to survive more than 10 minutes. I use 160gsm, but 120gsm is good as well. For more tips regarding materials/how to start, go to our PaperpokÚs page www.pokemonpapercraft.com and scroll down till the end of the page. There is a "ALL ABOUT PAPERCRAFT" section with useful links, and a "OUR RECOMMENDATIONS" section.
Thanks for this great Papercraft It was one of the first i have ever build, and really helped me learning to craft Im still thinking about building him again lineless, but he looks really good like he is now, printed on shiny paper [link] hope you like him
Wow, this is a huge compliment, thank you! It always makes my day when someone tells me that they started papercrafting also because of one of my models! I like him a lot, thanks again for building my Link!!!