Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Keeping you guys updated.

I haven't realised how many people visit my blog weekly. I've had over 20,000 page views. That's awesome. I know 100% of the people that come here look at my feature papercrafts that I've made that have been featured on many other blogs and link back to me. I've tried to contact Unofficial World of Warcraft papercrafts, but I have heard no word from them for a very long time.

Here is my problem. Whenever I design a papercraft template, I REALLY like to build the model first, so I know what it's going on and I can create support parts if needed. It is so much easier and less time consuming to produce templates than build them. Designing a template takes 1-3 hours, while building a papercraft takes 20-70 hours depending on how much detail I put in, and how complex the build is.

HERE IS THE DEAL: If people actually comment (don't see many of those nowadays) I will take WORLD OF WARCRAFT LIFE SIZED WEAPON/ARMOR requests ONLY (those are the only things I will produce!). Just tell me the in-game name of the item you'd like to see (ex: The Brutalizer, Judgement Helmet, Cataclysm's Edge). I will make the template on Pepakura designer, and I will post the template for free download on my blog. The thing I will not do is print build the papercraft and create support structures for it, someone else needs to do that (unless I choose to build it myself). If it is something very small and will take under 10 hours, I will probably make it myself. Otherwise, if it's like the Brutalizer, I'm not going to put 100-200 hours into it to perfect it and build it.

If it's not impossible to create a template for the item, I will produce one. I'm not a wizard, and you're not one, so we can't design weapons with magic floating parts.

IN OTHER NEWS, half of The Brutalizer is still sitting on my counter and I still need to finish designing the support parts I started for it. I may work on it in a couple of weeks, so don't be surprised if you see it pop up on my blog.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sorry for no updates, The Brutalizer Reveal

Gosh, it's been a while since I've updated.
I'm sorry I haven't told you what's up. I am, and have been, working on a project that I haven't revealed previously. The reason I haven't revealed it is because I wanted to make it a surprise, but it's taken me so long to make it I will give some spoiler stuff that I have.

I have learned many new modeling techniques, and I've also started building parts on Autodesk Inventor. I use these parts to reinforce models so they are stronger and can be held without falling apart.

With that said, from now on, when I make models, I want to make sure everything is strong (with at least 65lb cardstock) so no one has trouble building my paper crafts.

I'm not going to give a link to the download for the papercraft yet, mainly because I want to finish it and make parts for it.

Here are some pictures and a video of me making the template for The Brutalizer, a 1 handed axe from World of Warcraft. Keep in mind this is life size, and is more than 3 feet long. The way I do my scaling is compared to a human male in World of Warcraft, assuming the male is 6' tall.

Video of me making the template:

This is right before I finished the pommel/handle guard.

This is the pommel/handleguard, bolts, and main "shaft" with the side of the axe shown to scale by my foot.

This is the side of the axe with more outer edges on it, compared to the size of my keybard.

This is the handle guard/pommel, shaft, and side of the axe with the blade, you can see how large it is compared to the size of my dresser.

This is honestly one of the hardest paper crafts I've worked on, so I'm not sure if I will be finished with it any time soon. I'd like to, but I can't, promise that it will be finished before summer.

Thank you for coming back and sorry for not keeping you updated!

Monday, December 26, 2011

New Printer for Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!
Great news, I got a new printer that can print on cardstock so I will be making more stuff! Keep checking back, should have new stuff every few months!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Papercraft, Stupid Weaponsmithing Contest, Banned from WoW

Hey guys. I know it has been a very very long time. It is mainly because of school, and this summer I will start working more on my own projects.

First off, when this weapon smithing contest was announced, I went crazy. If you check out http://www.epicweapons.com/blizzard_contest.php you will notice that the contest ended January 21st, 2011. You will also notice that about 3 months later, the winners still haven't been announced.

I made a papercraft for this contest, but I did not want to put it up before the winners were announced. Since it seems that the winners may never be announced, and I may already be disqualified after I did some further review. So anyway... here it is:

The World Breaker

Sorry for the side-ways picture, I don't know what the heck it is doing.

This didn't take too long to put together, maybe around 10 hours. This time it is actually life size (woo) It is around four and a half feet tall, and I did the math and that is how tall it would be if you were 6 feet tall in World of Warcraft. Please link back to me and give me credit if you repost this!

I had to reinforce the shaft with cardstock (65 lb) to make it nice and sturdy.

For your convenience I have included a blank model that is a few milimeters smaller so put inside the main model to reinforce it.

This time it is in Pepakura so you don't have to mess around with Microsoft Word (was stupid of me to do for Cataclysm's Edge)

Download Here
Please link back to my blog and give me credit! Please!! <3

In other news, I was banned from WoW for 3 days (I think I was banned unfairly) so I will keep you updated on that.

Update on ban: They have unbanned me early! After further review, they unbanned me so yay!

Thank you!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

It's Been a While

I know I haven't updated for about 2 months, it's mainly because summer started, but now sadly it's almost over.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Paladin Judgement Helmet

Here's another one made by me.
A life- size Paladin Judgement Helmet from World of Warcraft.
It was kind of rushed, and my camera was broken so I couldn't take many pictures.

Here is the link to the download: Download
Please give me credit and link to me if you re-post this.

The point of me making this is because I recently transferred my character Grubzorz to the realm Burning Blade on horde in the game World of Warcraft and renamed him Krahkhurz. This is the design of the helmet I've had on him for quiet some time.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Vash's Revolver

I am not very familiar with the show Trigun or the character Vash, but when I saw this revolver model I fell in love. It has many movable parts, and while it was a pain to put together and took a while, it was WELL worth it towards the end.
Here are some pictures:

Here is the link to the template and instructions:

The instructions are not very detailed (they are just pictures), and the pieces are not very well made. Also, there is no color, I colored the pieces in with a marker to make it look a little more realistic, but it's paper, what do you expect?