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Star Wars VII BB-8 Droid Papercraft

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This is a model of a new droid in Star Wars universe, it first appears in Episode VII : The Force Awakens (2015). When I see the first trailer of the movie which this ball like droid appears, I want to make it but the complexity of the sphere curve made me to put a side that project for a while. It's hard to make an easy template but still looks good, until our friend Fidel Olmos Aaron from Venezuela send me his template of BB-8 droid to me. The 2 sheets template is in PDF and PDO which also the assembly instructions. The scale of this model is 1:6 according to Fidel. 

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Blade Ranger Papercraft

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This week HBO plays Disney Plane : Fire and Rescue for the first time. My son who is a huge fan of Dusty is very happy right now. Whenever there is a replay he watch it over and over again. He collect or may I say I bought him die-cast model of Disney Planes character from the original movie, but he doesn't have any of the characters from Fire and Rescue. So I made this for him, and also Blade Ranger also requested by one of Paper Replika Friends on Facebook page. Blade Ranger is a helicopter and a captain of Piston Peak Air Attack, it is a Fire and Rescue squad. He is also a former police officer. Dusty is sent by an old fire truck, I don't remember his name, to meet and to be trained by Blade Ranger to become a certified fireman.

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Mad Max : War Rig Paper Model Part 1

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This model is requested by one of Paper Replika Friends on Facebook page. This semi truck trailer is from the movie Mad Max : Fury Road (2015), it is called The War Rig. The War Rig is based on a Tatra T815 8x8 truck chassis. For the movie they made 3 sets of trailer with tanker on the set. I choose 1:25 scale because I think it's not too big nor too small, and because of the complexity of the model I divide the templates into 2 parts, the truck head and the tanker. The template consist of 13 pages and use two type of paper, ordinary 100-160 gram plain paper and 2 mm thick cardboard or hardboard. I choose mainly blueish tone for the truck body because actually I don't like making model with all greyish or all black color, because it often turns into greenish tone when printed.  I also keep the dirt texture minimal.

 

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Iron Man Igor Paper Model Part 2

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After a while finally Cristiano release the part 2 of Igor Iron Man paper model. This template is also colored by Xiao Hui. It contains 18 pages of patterns for both Igor's arms. Igor or Iron Man Mark 38 is a heavy lifting armor suit and it appears in Iron Man 3 movie, when Tony Stark order J.A.R.V.I.S to make "Igor" to hold the crane from tumbling down. Mark 38 is shaped like a hunchback servant from Frankenstein story named Igor, that's why it was named Igor. Before the Hulkbuster model 14 armor is made Mark 38 is the most powerful armor suit that Tony Stark ever made. 

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Ancient Quimbaya Airplane

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This artifact is some kind of jewelry made from gold. It was found on Colombia, it was dated around 1000 CE. It was made by the Quimbaya civilization, a pre-Colombian culture in South America. It was found together with other shape of gold works. The airplane design shape often made it associated with advanced technology from ancient time by many ancient astronaut theorists. Archeologist believed it was part of zoomorphic, animal shape objects. In 1994,  Peter Belting and Conrad Lubbers created an RC aircraft using this Quimbaya airplane shape and it could fly. In my opinion, I am an RC aircraft maker too, from what I learned whatever the shape as long as it has wing, power and have the correct balance on the Central of Gravity the airplane will flying, even you can make a lawn mower shape to fly. I think it's more like a flying fish than an airplane.

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