Friday, December 31, 2010


Here is my design of papercraft model of Meap, from the cartoon Phineas and Ferb.

Here is the design, based on this reference picture.  I'm not sure how to model the mouth part in 3D, so this is what I have so far.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Toiley the Toilet Paper

First, it may be helpful to have seen this episode of Phineas and Ferb.

Now, the backstory:  In a dialogue with a friend who is currently working on building the Perry the Platypus papercraft model, she spoke of having completed the fedora and having it rested on a roll of toilet paper.  And then I proposed that she should call it "Toiley the Toilet Paper."  And thus the idea is born!  Yeah!!

Presenting my very own Toiley the Toilet Paper, on a roll of toilet paper that is very thin and almost out of toilet paper!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Candace Flynn

Here is my papercraft design of Candace Flynn, from the cartoon Phineas and Ferb.

I am using this reference picture as, well, reference, mainly for the body proportions.  Anyway, I still don't like how the crossed arms turned out, so I'll probably revise them later some day, but who knows when that'll be.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mabinogi - Imp

First, a little backstory:  You might recall my previous blog post about how there was that Mabinogi tool which is okay at viewing but totally unreliable at transforming Mabinogi's 3D data (.frm, .pmg, etc.) into a more accessible format (.3ds).  Sometimes it works; most of the time, it gives shit output.  Well, I have assumed the tool has bugs in the transformation algorithm and given up on trying to make papercraft models straight from the game's 3D data, which brings us to the following good news...

Good news, everyone!  I have come upon this other tool pmgプチツールず, which has a functionality to take as input a .frm and a .pmg, and produce as output a .mqo, for editing with Metasequoia, and hey that's what I have been using!  Moreover, in this format, I can also apply the textures directly from the game, and thus get the exact 3D model straight from Mabinogi!

Well, now that I can do that, there are a few things from Mabinogi that I got interested to consider exporting to a workable papercraft model.  One of them is the imp.  Imps are cool.  Banner Imps are even more awesome.

Here's a video of an imp beating an imp in Mabinogi.  Sorry, this is the most close-up video of an imp I could find.  Also, it kinda shows how stupid Mabinogi is.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Voodoo Stubey

Since I do use toothpicks regularly to apply glue in my papercraft construction process, I shall build this thing:

It's like a cute little toothpick holder or something!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ikubi Akius

Okay, I finally resumed working on this model after a rather long, indefinite hiatus.

This is Ikubi Akius, not to be confused with Suika Ibuki.  She is from a Walfas flash story about alcohol.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Sup yo.  Here are some crude attempts of mine at designing a 3D model of an FOE, from Etrian Odyssey, intended for building a physical papercraft model of it later.

This is an FOE.

This is a video about FOE.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pumpkin Loli

Here's something Halloweeny for Halloween, which is today!!  Well, it's a loli, with pumpkins!!  Yeah!!  You may download the papercraft file from the author's site with this direct link:

I'll be using the thin 20 lbs printer paper again.  It doesn't look too difficult, except maybe those boots.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Glico Snack Loli

Today I shall build this papercraft model of this some kind of loli with antennae/bat wings/devil tail/pitchfork/cookie, sitting on top of a Glico's pastry snack of some sort.  If you are fluent in Japanese, you might be able to find out more about this character from the author's webpage here:  According to Google Translate, she seems to be some kind of "tooth decay bacterial," so yeah!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated

Here's another one from Phineas and Ferb.  Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated!  The residence of Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, where the -inators live!  And it's also an evil jingle!  Yeah!!

First, I tried to search for perhaps some other person has already designed a 3D model of it.  And hey, there is!  Here's a 3D model of Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc. for Google Sketchup:

Well, the above 3D model has too many little details here and there that overcomplicate a potentially rather simple papercraft model.  So instead, I shall design my own 3D model with simplicity in mind.  Well, the 3D geometry is pretty simple indeed.  I spent much more time working on the textures on this project, mainly because I haven't really had much experience messing with textures.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ducky Momo

By special request, and because I love the character too, here are my design and construction of the papercraft model of Ducky Momo, from Phineas and Ferb.

So yeah!  Ducky Momo!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Perry the Platypus - Part 03

Here's the fedora that Perry the Platypus Agent P wears.  I am still not quite satisfied with the 3D shape I've decided for it, so I am probably gonna do some more editing before exporting it to Pepakura.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Perry the Platypus - Part 02

Now I shall physically build the Perry the Platypus model which I have designed previously.

I'll be using 65lb cardstock paper this time.  It's thick enough that I better score it, and I still often have to fix the ink with markers, and then I get the markers' ink on my fingers and mixed with glues, and suddenly dirty glue bits show up everywhere!  Oh noes!  I need to develop a better system, maybe not marker up everything so much!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Perry the Platyplus - Part 01

This is Perry the Platypus, from the cartoon Phineas and Ferb.  He's a platypus.  He doesn't do much, except that adorable teeth grinding thing and stopping the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz from something with some kind of inator.  Yeah!!

Since I have not found any publicly available Perry the Platypus papercraft model, I shall make one of my own, using Metasequoia.  I still don't know what a lot of tools in Metasequoia do or how to use them, but I think I know enough basics now to start making something not too detailed.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Here I was working through this Metasequoia tutorial about building a candlestick:

And then it's done!  And for some added fun, I messed around with applying textures into cylinder-based shapes.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rubik's Cube

Here's this papercraft model of the 3 x 3 x 3 Rubik's Cube:

The cool thing about this model is that it is totally structurally functional like a real Rubik's Cube.  In other words, you can scramble it and then speed-solve it just like you would with a real Rubik's Cube, by randomly rotating it and then applying algorithms to transform the configuration of cubies in a defined series of iterations approaching the final solved state.  Anyway, on the construction of this papercraft model, the most crucial part is the central axes thingy, which allows for the rotation of center cubies attached to the axes.  Mess those parts up (e.g. applying too much glue), and your cube won't rotate on those faces.

Anyway, a friend of mine has set out to construct this papercraft model and is currently procrastinating indefinitely. That's probably a wise choice.  This is quite a boring papercraft models to build.  You have to cut out and then glue together a bunch of structurally identical pieces: 6 parts of the central axes thingy, 6 center cubies, 8 corner cubies, and 12 edge cubies.

Instead, I have designed the following much easier and superficial Rubik's Cube papercraft model, using Metasequoia, a 3D design software.  I am still just a beginner in Metasequoia, but I can see why so many papercraft designers recommended it.  Perhaps I'll talk more about Metasequoia later when I have more experience with it.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Genesis Sword

The Genesis Sword papercraft can be found here:

It's a rapier-type weapon from Crisis Core - Final Fantasy VII, which I don't know anything about.  Apparently, this guy wields it.  Well, I'm gonna make one for myself too because I think it's pretty.  Aye, such a shallow reason, but it's good enough for me!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sleepy Yukari

This is the "sleepy" Yukari Yakumo papercraft model, available here:

It may be surprising that the author of this Yukari model is actually not the same person who made the Yuyuko in a box model mentioned previously.  I think they match quite well though.  However, the two authors do have quite different design styles which quickly become apparent as I start cutting out the pieces.  Also,  just like in PCB, this Yukari is much more difficult.

There are some really tiny pieces and awkward closing situations, which are even more awkward to work with due to the tininess.  In Japan, small is beautiful.  Though I was thinking that I might have considered enlarging the scale of the model by a factor of at least 2, if the file weren't password protected.  Oh, but then, any jerk with a big clumsy elementary school safety scissors and elmer's glue can probably do it too.  Then I had respect for the author for making this model so tiny, perhaps as an added level of difficulty.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Yuyuko in a Box

It's Yuyuko in a box!

Only two pages of not too tiny parts, on regular paper. It looks to be something just about my current level of papercraft construction skill. It took me about 5 hours to finish, quite longer than I had anticipated.

Brass Baghnakh

First some news: I have bought a pack of 150lb cardstock, and oh man that mustache is thick! I mean really it's so much thicker that I'm sure I can't use it for the small, detailed organic models I so like to do. Anyway, I decided I shall use the cardstock paper on some life-sized models, such as some weapons, why not! Here are a some papercraft weapon models that got my interest:

I must say those swords do look pretty sweet. Or, as in the words of a good friend of mine: "The poor photo quality helps make those swords look real!"  So, yeah!!

But first, I shall do this Brass Baghnakh model from this guy's blog:

I don't know the context of that particular weapon other than that it's tagged with "Final Fantasy XI"; perhaps one of you nerds can tell me more about it. Anyway, I chose to give this model a go for some quick cardstock experience, since it was only 3 pages of a few big pieces, and the claw thing does have an interesting geometry.

Google Sketchup and Chair

I have recently begun working with this amazing and fun 3D software: Google Sketchup. What's so awesome about it? I'll just quote this guy from this website:
  • This software is the opposite of CAD--- Computer Aided Design--- which is detail-driven. SketchUp gives you total flexibility messing with the FINAL look of something. You work directly with the vision you have, learn what's wrong or right with it, and keep trying variations or starting down new tracks.
  • SketchUp is unbelievably good. It's everything software *should* be, but isn't: intuitive, productive, stable, and fun. Using a remarkable technology they call "inferencing," SketchUp has an uncanny ability to figure out which direction you wish to draw; using "locking," you can fix that direction and then reference it to other points in the model.

From Mabinogi to Pepakura

A sneak peak of what I'm messing with in various 3D editing tools, hehehe...

Potion shark! Yeah!!!

Mabinogi - Nao - Part 03

Good news, everyone!  The Nao papercraft is complete!

Now comes a gallery of pictures.

Mabinogi - Nao - Part 02

Welcome back to the continuation of my construction of the Nao papercraft!

Nao is continuing...

Mabinogi - Nao - Part 01

I am kinda following the step-by-step advice given in this series of pages:

I think I shall also provide a few pictures to show my own steps through this project.

Nao is in progress...

Mabinogi - Mimic

Papercrafts, 3-dimensional models of things made of paper! Yeah!!

You'll need: color-printer, paper, craft knife, glue, optional tools such as tweezers etc., Pepakura Viewer for .pdo files, DEX, time, patience, and no phobia of getting glue on your fingers!

For those interested, I recommend you get these very specific tools:

There are quite a few publicly available Mabinogi papercrafts. Most of them seem to be from this site. Just download, print, and have fun. Some of them are not free there, but you might find them for free on other papercrafting websites.

By the way, all of the above Mabi papercrafts are pretty beginner-unfriendly, even the Mimic one. They can be quite tricky with the very tiny pieces and the difficult closing situations. If you have never done any kinds of papercrafts before, then you're in for some unkind learning curve! Well, that's just my opinion. I have been casually doing papercrafts for some time, and I'll be doing a few of these Mabi papercrafts now that I have more free time. You may ask me if you have any papercraft-related questions.

Here's the Mimic papercraft I did. It took me quite several hours.



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