Today Jakarta’s citizen have vote for their new Governor, offices and school was closed for this day. My daughter also among other students who are happy playing at home today. I actually live just outside Jakarta, in its outer rim :), but I am following Jakarta Governor voting, and myself support Jokowi and Basuki who will be his vice Governor. The official count is not finished yet, but all Quick Count surveyors already have their winner, Jokowi. Congratulation for Mr. Joko Widodo and Mr. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, and their supporters. This paper craft actually intended to release during campaign time, but I was too late, when it finished it’s already in calm period, no campaign allowed, so here it is.
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?
Amenemhet III - Black Granite Pyramidion Paper Model
This model may looks familiar for those who ever saw my own depiction of Illuminati pyramid model. That was just my imagination though, but this latest pyramid model is a real deal. This so called "pyramid capstone" can be seen on museum on Cairo, Egypt. According to some articles about pyramid that I have read, the pyramids in their time was not like jagged stone bricks like we seen in our time. Those pyramids some covered with white limestone with smooth surface, and clean look, like modern building today. On the top of each pyramids there were a capstone, some made by red granite. There is one black granite that belongs to a King from Middle Kingdom (12th Dynasty : 1860 BC to 1814 BC), the name was written on that capstone, he is Amenemhet III. There's also inscriptions on it that says "Amenemhet beholds the perfection of Re". Re is the Ancient Egyptian Sun God.
WWII Tiger I Tank Paper Model
I made this model tank as a tribute to my fellow paper model designer as a hobby, Yudhi Kistyarto. His last work in progress was this Tiger tank as you can see on the screenshot below, that's his actual work on Tiger tank 3d model on Google Sketchup. He never got a chance to continue it, he passed away a year ago. I got this file from Christopher (Bamboogila Corner), Yudhi shared it to Chris for learning purpose, back then. When Chris informed me that he got Yudhi's file, suddenly I had an idea to continue Yudhi's work. I planned to make a simple Tiger, but apparently I can't help it to make it a little bit detail, so the final result is a semi detailed model. The scale is 1:35, not too big nor small, just right I think. I simplified the wheels, so the inner row wheels that are not visible are not modeled, just the visible parts. The tracks come in 2 options, detailed and simple, it's your call. Its turret is rotate-able, but its cannon angle is fixed on level position. I choose Tiger 131 from Bovington museum, United Kingdom as the color scheme, because that Tiger is the only Tiger I tank that still can be running today, the only one, so I think that's special. Other colored scheme also opened for the next projects when the master patterns is done.
NASA Astronaut Van Paper Model
Requested by Francisco Javier Montes at Paper Replika Friends Facebook group, I made this NASA astronaut van (Astrovan) to fill a new space category model. The template is quite simple, contains only 2 sheet of paper. When it assembled you will have a nice 1:48 vehicle scale model. NASA used a classic Clark Cortez Couch as the crew transport. I don't know much about the real vehicle background, but from what I read in a photo caption from NASA website, it was used for transporting Apollo XIII astronauts to their rocket (April 1970). I also know from the movie Apollo 13, their mission was a failure, luckily they managed to get back to the earth from the moon orbit. Tom Hanks starred that movie. A good movie, I always love space and astronaut stuff.
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