I was a bit boring with paper model so I decided to refresh my mood for a while. I decided to make a full armor costume of Sandtrooper, I think this imperial unit is really cool, with all the stuff in his backpack and a big gun. I started with the most difficult part, the helmet. So I began searching for the existing pepakura template on RPF.com and found one that in my opinion is quite detail and accurate. It is ANH Hero TK helmet pepakura file unfolded by Fierfek. The original pep was unfolded solely for making resin helmet master purpose, so the segments are too many to be made by using foam. I want to use EVA foam for the helmet and rest of the armor material because it's cheap, very easy to cut and bend and also very lightweight. Then I edit the file by reducing 3d segments, replace some parts with new parts, and edit the 3d a bit to be use as a template that specially setup for foam material. I even create a photo album for this project in my Facebook as you can see the photos below. This pep file scale is set to 1 (1:1 scale), the complete helmet is 27 cm / 10.6 inches in height (my size), if you want make it bigger change the scale with 1.1 if you want to have 110% size or 1.05 for 105%.
Applejack - My Little Pony Paper Craft
There was many request from many Paper Replika friends, for me to make another Pony paper craft. So this is it, after quite a long time I created a template of Applejack. The shape I use for Applejack is the 3D shape of Fluttershy and modify her leg pose a bit. Also in Paper Replika page, there was a request to make pony’s hair to become more three dimensional. Applejack hair and tail already has a 3D shape. And there is another improvement, I managed to fit all the parts only in 2 pages.
Leica M9-P Edition Hermès Camera Paper Model
This camera paper model was requested by a Paper Replika Friend in his email. It is not normal that I made a model from request almost immediately. I do read every emails, messages that I received but I always put it on my long waiting list, if I decide to consider it. But this Leica M9-P specially Edition Hermès is so cool and so stylish. Later I read it is worth $50,000 USD a piece! And this small digital camera were only made 20 pieces around the world. When I was gathering info and images for 3d modeling, I actually little bit confuse to choose which model I am going to make, Leica M7 or M9, because M7 is in my opinion is more stylish and has more details, but I turned out to choose the easier one, the M9-P.
Custom AR Drone 2.0 hull : US Coast Guard Whispercraft
Another template for AR. Drone 2.0 pilots, this template was made specifically for AR. Drone 2.0 outdoor hull, also I already created a new category for this. Started with the crash of my drone that resulting in a total loss of my previous NASA theme hull as you can see at the photo below, so I began this Whispercraft inspired hull project. Luckily the drone base itself were not damage at all because of the crash. Whispercraft is a fictional future helicopter from The 6th Day movie, starred by Arnold Schwarzenegger. When it came on coloring step, I thought it’ll be good if I color it with US Coast Guard theme. Then I search for US. Coast Guard helicopter, and found the Blackhawk then I copy some details on to this custom hull.
Glundung Pringis - Supernatural Creature Paper Craft
This one is a Halloween themed paper craft. Glundung Pringis (Javanese) or "Rolls and Grinds" is a type of supernatural entity, it's not like an ancient myth which apart in distance past, this creature was last seen and was reported in 1965 in central Java according to a book about Java supernatural creatures, unfortunately I didn't remember exactly the title of the book and the name of the author, but I remember it's in English and the author is an American expatriate. I also heard about this creature beside other creatures from my parent stories when they were kids in Yogyakarta. This creature is mainly a head, or whole body looks like a head. According to the book, it's not as like as many people and articles said, this creature is not a human head. It's pretty bigger than normal human head with wider mouth line, but it's not human. Its favorite playground is on the ground where bamboo leaves lies as a soft carpet under bamboo trees. Its behavior rolling around and playing on the ground. There was some encounter with human being with this creature in the wild, it rolls, stops and grinding :D, funny huh?
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