Friday, August 5, 2011

12-sided Calendar

Here's this neat 12-sided calendar papercraft generator:

I shall do the regular dodecahedron, most because it only takes up 1 page.  Alas, at the time I checked this out, the generator seemed to be using the wrong encoding for displaying Unicode characters (which applies to Chinese and Japanese, and maybe more), and that incorrectly displayed output was used to produce the .pdf and .ps files, which meant now there was no way to correct the texts displayed with the wrong encoding, as far as I knew.  Oh well.

Monday, April 25, 2011


It's been a while, but here's a new papercraft model designed by myself!

This is Etopen, from the manga/anime Saki, which is about mahjong.

Actually, that was not a good picture.  Etopen is usually shown shorter and more rounded, possibly with some kind of growth impairment problem due to constantly being crushed by Nodoka's boobs.

Here's a plush of Etopen, and I'm basing my design on this picture.

Oh, and here is an already-made Etopen papercraft printout that seems to come with the purchase of Saki anime DVDs or something, I'm not quite sure.  I like the simplicity of it, though the completely 2-dimensional flat feet are a bit pushing it toward the lazy side.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Download Links Updated

Whoa, it has come to my attention that the download links with expire automatically after some time of inactivity with those files, and also that hosting site itself sometimes goes down entirely, for reasons unknown.

Anyway, I have reuploaded all files to and updated the Downloads page of this blog.  If the downloads become unavailable again, please let me know via the Shout Box at the sidebar of this blog.

Also, thanks for the suggestion for uploading to Thingiverse.  It's a cool site, but I just wouldn't be motivated enough to provide all the step-by-step instructions expected there.  All I provide in the download is the .pdo, which should tell you everything you need for building the papercraft model.  You are expected to have some basic proficiency and experience at building papercraft models to implicitly figure out the optimal build order and such.  If you run into some particular difficulties in building one of my models, it may be just because my designs are kinda awkward in some situations.  I might discuss those situations here on my blog and how I dealt with them.  I hope that helps!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hinomoto Oniko

Here's a blog update, and also I'm still alive!

Today I shall build this papercraft model of Hinomoto Oniko (日本鬼子) (ヒノモト・オニコ).  She is an original character from 2chan.  You can find lots of different drawings of her here.  And the papercraft model is by cafetera, available here.  It looks like this model of Oniko most closely resembles this drawing below.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Here is my design of papercraft model of the character Rana from the game Minecraft.  Also, Minecraft is awesome, and you should play it.

Here is a video showing a lot of Ranas, from a simpler time back when Ranas roamed free and wild on the fields of Minecraft.

Now, Rana no longer exists in the current version of Minecraft.  Word is that the graphics designer Dock had left Minecraft long ago, and with him all his creations are pulled too, for reasons unknown.  However, the way I see it, the real reason behind Rana's removal is thus:

The relatively more complex, more beauteous, yet not-so-blockular design of Rana simply does not jibe with the purist, isomorphic Notchian regime.  Her dangerous ideologies of such uncubical, dispixelated 3-dimensional representations have captivated the dumbfound gaze of countless disciples of Minecraft, inextricably drawn to Her and further to madness (such as this poor misguided soul here).  Soon it became clear that Rana posed too much of a threat to the uniformity of the World of Minecraftia; She was an anomalous peculiarity in the status quo that is this raw, primitive Blockscape, yet she was brilliant.  And so, the Almighty Nizzotch spoke and mandated Her exile, never to be in the official server at least, and hopefully the children of Notch will grow more ignorant as Minecraft develops, and the lost, heretical accounts of the Abomination shall be but a myth evermore, awash under the sands of each subsequent version update, as the forgotten name of their pagan Goddess echoes no more with the St. Creepers cleansing of the Moon-worshippers incurably perverse...

But I digress.  The following paragraphs will speak of more papercraft-related stuff, less Cult of Rana'ites stuff.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hoophy Issue #15

So, yesterday, the more or less questionable stuff I had ordered from DealExtreme finally arrived!  Hooray!!  And hey, there's a papercraft-related bonus of some sort!  Well, none of the more or less questionable stuff I had ordered is even remotely papercraft-related, so I don't know why I got this thing, but hey!  Free stuff!!  Yeah!!

Here's the bonus:  One page of papercraft pieces and one page showing the finished model.  They came rolled up in the package, so I had overweight physics and discrete mathematics textbooks sit on them overnight before I shall do them today.