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.
Ford Mustang GT - Death Race Paper Model
This amazing model car paper model template was submitted by Deák Gál Laci from Hungary. The car is from the movie Death Race (2006) called the Monster, owned by a driver named Frankenstein. It is a heavily modified Ford Mustang GT equipped with two gatling gun mounted on top of the hood. The texture of this model is amazing, I like it a lot. It gives a sense of scale and realism. By looking at its 8 pages of patterns, this paper model is not for beginner. There are many small and very small parts that have to handle with special care, skill and precision. Deák also made the assembly instructions available in PDF.
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 Outdoor hull : NASA Theme
This template specially made for AR Drone 2.0 pilots who want to customized their drone hull. It is when my hobbies merged together, piloting AR Drone 2.0 and paper modeling. It’s started when Parrot gave me a unit of the new version 2 drone as a gift for my involvement in their promotion campaign, which is a paper model contest in this site in July 2012. Since that time I decided to do this hobby and now I have two drones. I made a 1:3 AR Drone 2.0 with both outdoor and indoor hull model for that contest. That one third model is not accurate so I made a new one with 1:1 scale by measuring the original hull, so it will fit into the real drone. I made the template last night, print it today and build it just now. I took some picture of it while it still on the ground and while flying as well. I took pictures while the drone in auto-hover mode on quite strong breeze, but I had to do that before it’s getting dark (5 PM). Please understand this hull can not function like the original hull. It can not protect the battery and specially the front mounted camera on impact or in a crash, it's light weight but it is not strong enough. Make sure to tighten the hull to the drone base because it can loose by the strong wind, you can use magnet sheet but I use double adhesive tape. Once again use it by understanding your own risk, I can not guaranty it will work to everybody. I also add blank patterns on the the last pages.
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