A noob's attempt at KS Papercraft

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A noob's attempt at KS Papercraft

Post by Kapcanson » Wed May 28, 2014 10:58 pm

So... uh... Nice to meet you, guys.
I thought I was over it, but nope, after a whole year KS struck me down again with all the "feels" included.
About 10 months ago I made my first attempt at papercraft. A rather poor one, but hey. I came up with a simple design, played around a bit in 3DS Max, then Pepakura Designer. The guy at the printshop gave me a few strange looks and muttered something about feminist agenda (I still don't have a color printer - a major pain in the a$$ when designing a paper model), but then I got my templates. And then I just dumped them in the bottom drawer and got sidetracked. They waited... until today.
(The actual model will be assembled more carefully - this is just a test print to "troubleshoot" the design. I will have to get a sharper knife, better paper, and some markers to paint the edges of all the dark parts before gluing)
I would show you the rest, but I got tired of trying to get the arms right. I swear, next time I design a papercraft, I will make sure it has no arms :wink:
As soon as my exams are over (bachelor's degree, here I come), I will go on with the project.
I will (hopefully) keep you updated.

Oh, maybe someone with papercraft experience could tell me how to design hands? Those fingers are just so tiny...
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Re: A noob's attempt at KS Papercraft

Post by brythain » Wed May 28, 2014 11:05 pm

That 'noob attempt' is beautiful. If you made them in bulk, lots of people here would want them. However, as it's possibly only your hobby, we'll settle for the pictures. :)

Thanks for posting it. Made my day. :)
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Re: A noob's attempt at KS Papercraft

Post by Munchenhausen » Thu May 29, 2014 2:20 am

I was expecting some little cube person, kind of thing.
This is better. Oh, so much better.

That looks fucking fantastic, mate!
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Re: A noob's attempt at KS Papercraft

Post by KeiichiO » Thu May 29, 2014 6:10 am

As someone who's worked with papercrafts for, like, a decade, I must say, what you've accomplished here is very good. Keep up the good work, and when you're done, do whatever the fuck you want :mrgreen:

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Re: A noob's attempt at KS Papercraft

Post by SpunkySix » Thu May 29, 2014 7:27 am

That's awesome. Nice!
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Re: A noob's attempt at KS Papercraft

Post by KeiichiO » Thu May 29, 2014 7:46 am

EDIT.
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Re: A noob's attempt at KS Papercraft

Post by Silentcook » Thu May 29, 2014 10:30 am

Okay, now I'm fucking pissed. You two ought to know much better than this.

Please disregard this fallout, Kapcanson. Your work is really nice.
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Re: A noob's attempt at KS Papercraft

Post by KeiichiO » Thu May 29, 2014 10:43 am

Silentcook wrote:Okay, now I'm fucking pissed. You two ought to know much better than this.

Please disregard this fallout, Kapcanson. Your work is really nice.
I have no idea how that rule skipped my mind. Probably because I'm part of several forums that don't have this rule. Either way, Summimasen, Cook-sama...

ANYwho, you work has inspired me to get back into the papercraft business. That's cool, I guess.

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Re: A noob's attempt at KS Papercraft

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Thu May 29, 2014 11:42 am

Wow... this looks amazing! My question here I suppose is... are you really a noob? ;) Cos that is some DAMN FINE folding ability you have!
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Re: A noob's attempt at KS Papercraft

Post by SpunkySix » Thu May 29, 2014 12:38 pm

KeiichiO wrote:
Silentcook wrote:Okay, now I'm fucking pissed. You two ought to know much better than this.

Please disregard this fallout, Kapcanson. Your work is really nice.
I have no idea how that rule skipped my mind. Probably because I'm part of several forums that don't have this rule.
This... it only slips my mind because I don't even think of it as an actual request, I was just kind of kidding. Sorry.
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Re: A noob's attempt at KS Papercraft

Post by Oddball » Thu May 29, 2014 1:31 pm

That's just pure great work there.

I really look forward to seeing the finished product.

and Welcome to the party.
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Re: A noob's attempt at KS Papercraft

Post by Sea » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:15 pm

Pfff, is this is a noob's attempt then a professional work must look realer than life. Good job!
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Re: A noob's attempt at KS Papercraft

Post by Kapcanson » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:59 pm

I'm really glad you like my work. No photos today, as there was no significant progress made, but I thought I will give you a little update on the project.
Since last year I've picked up some 3DS skills, so I felt compelled to do some remodeling on lower torso and legs. They look much better now, but still need to be textured, unfolded and printed. Last time I just picked a random black fabric texture and airbrushed some folds and seams on it, but now I'm thinking of stuffing a pair of black jeans into a scanner. Maybe my model is only 27cm tall, but the texture quality should be enough to assemble it in 1:1 :)
Another thing I discovered is that a fountain pen is a perfect tool for dyeing the white cut edges, even if already glued - paper covered with toner doesn't absorb ink and you can just wipe off the excess with your finger.
I could still use some advice on dealing with hands. Both palms and arms are up for some serious remodeling. A toothpick turned out too thick to roll separate fingers on its tip, and elbows seem a bit unnatural.

Oh, and don't worry - after I'm done, I'll definitely give you the templates. What is the fun of making stuff if you don't share it?
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Re: A noob's attempt at KS Papercraft

Post by Munchenhausen » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:41 am

Jesus Christ

You've essentially created a waifu sculpture that anyone can make for themselves for free, rather than buying one from t'internet.

Needless to say, fantastic work :P I'm afraid I can't offer an advice on the hands, but I will definitely be sticking around to see :3
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Re: A noob's attempt at KS Papercraft

Post by Silentcook » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:16 am

Kapcanson wrote:Oh, and don't worry - after I'm done, I'll definitely give you the templates. What is the fun of making stuff if you don't share it?
[FORUMS' ANTICIPATION INTENSIFIES]

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