Archive for June, 2011

Caption Tuesdays! 2011 – 26

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Okay, it’s time for more captioning!

This should be fun to work with:

Enter your cool caption for this image in the comments section below.

Caption Away!

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Caption Tuesdays! 2011 – 25

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Its’ another bike-related caption this week.

Caption Away!

Enter your cool caption for this image in the comments section below.

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Crafty Collab: Beware of the Kaiju Paper Toys Part 1

Monday, June 20th, 2011

This one is from our friend Shaun Breedlove, who just started work on a series of Kaiju paper toys using a customized version of the contender template.  Now I’m not that familiar with Kaiju so let’s see what Google has to say about it…

According to Wikipedia, Kaiju is Japanese for “Strange Beast”, translated usually in English as “Monster”.  I can totally see why – have you ever heard of Godzilla?  Y’know, big guy, with scales, has terrorized cities in both Japan and the US, if memory serves (I doubt it), there was even a movie where Godzilla and KingKong made a wrestling ring out of New York.

I’ll be releasing Shaun’s Kaiju templates on the site, first up is Gyaos.

I am Kaiju, here me ROAR!

For reference, below is some information on this Kaiju from both Shaun and Wikipedia:

”  Gyaos is the name of several daikaiju from Daiei’s Gamera film series, introduced in their 1967 production Gamera vs. Gyaos and one of Gamera’s most famous opponents. It is the only Gamera foe to appear in the Showa, Heisei, and Millennium Gamera films.

Gyaos resembles a giant cross between a pterosaur and a bat, with a flattened, arrow-shaped head, leathery wings with three claws on each, taloned feet, and a fish-like tail. It has dull blue (or red) skin in most incarnations. The Gyaos in Gamera: Guardian of the Universe had a more streamlined appearance, with larger wings and a longer neck, as well as red eyes.  Gyaos can shoot a ray from it’s mouth made of concentrated sound waves as well as emit a chemical cloud from it’s abdomen that puts out flame.  ”

Nasty!

You can download the template here.  Subscribe to this blog to receive the password in the mail and gain access to the downloads section.  Registration is free, just enter your email address in the subscribe field at the right-hand side of the page header.

That’s it for now.

Cheers!

Caption Tuesdays! 2011 – 24

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Looks like the Red Hood and Robin are getting a bit too cozy with each other…

Caption away!!!

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WIP: Iron Man 2.0

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Okay, this one I’ve been wanting to do for a while now.  I’ve released a paper toy of the Iron Avenger a while back using the rondo template.  I was going for cute that time, but this time around, well, he’s going to be… less cute.

Seeing that I already have some Avengers available in the downloads section – alright, Spidey and Logan are sort of “half” avengers.  I do have Thor packed up and ready to go.  Plus, the Captain America paper toy will be ready when the movie comes out.  So why not make an Iron Man, since he already has a couple of movies under his belt.

Iron Man, the paper toy 2.0. Once more with feeling.

The contender version of Iron Man should be ready in a few days.  Later than sooner though, since free time is a bit scarce these days.  In case you’re wondering, the “texture” will be based on the movie – just like Thor and Cap (coz the movie version of his costume ROCKS!).  I’m also itching to make Hawkeye, but I can’t seem to find any references to his movie costume online yet.  Just in case you have any links, please do send them over.

That’s it for now.

Cheer!

Meet the Spartan!

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

“You see, old friend? I brought more soldiers than you did.”

That was one of my favorite lines from the “300” movie.

Madness...?

King Leonidas, the paper toy, is now available for download.  As mentioned in an earlier post, he comes with a spear, sword, shield, cape, and helmet.  I also experimented with his arms – since 300 was famous for herculinean muscles, I thought our paper king should have them too.

No, for the last time, my name is not Spartacus!

And this is how the arms are supposed to look like after putting them together.

This is what happens when paper toys work out.

Looks fine I guess, but maybe that type of arm is best on a different character.  Maybe one with armor or something.  Or some other big guy like Colossus or Hellboy, we’ll see.   Anyway, in case you prefer to use the usual arm type, you still have that option.  Just switch the arms around to suit your preference.

The helmet I’m not particularly happy with either.  I liked Thor’s helmet better – I hate cutting curves (ugh!).  Just like the arms, it’s up to you if you want to keep it on or off.  Personally, Leonidas without the helmet looks more badass.

That's right, I have a helmet to protect my head, a shield to protect my arms, and a loincloth to protect my privates... Do you have a problem with that?

... so, do I look more badass to you?

You can download the template here.  Subscribe to this blog to receive the password in the mail and gain access to the downloads section.  Registration is free, just enter your email address in the subscribe field at the right-hand side of the page header.

That’s it for now.

Cheers!

 

 

Caption Tuesdays! 2011 – 23

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

New month, new caption image.

You know what to do 😉

Enjoy!

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WIP: This is Madness!

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Okay, this is not at all related to my more recent posts, but I just had to squeeze this in.  I saw a poster of the movie somewhere recently and felt I had to make a toy of Frank Miller’s witty warrior King.

This is Spartaaaaa!

The toy is now in the prototype stage. After I make a few adjustments, the template should be ready for download in a few days. As you can see from the image above, the king comes with the essentials for beating up the forces of Xerxes: sword, spear, and shield.  Also to be included but not in the preview is a helmet and cape (perfect for those cold and lonely nights).

That’s it for now.

Cheers!

Riddle Me This…

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Who wears a red mask, is an expert fighter, uses guns and sharp objects, talks a lot, but isn’t Deadpool?

Red Hood, the paper toy, is now available for download.  This one comes with his trademark knife and twin pistols of death.  This baby also comes with a jacket ( yet another PTA first! WooHoo!!! ).   It’s also compatible with the recently released bike.

Fear me! You know you want to.

As mentioned in an earlier post.  I’ve been watching a lot of DC OVAs recently.  So far, my favorite from their catalog of quality animation is ” Batman: Under the Red Hood “.  I highly recommend you to check it out if you haven’t yet.

Alright, enough of that, now let’s proceed to some assembly tips.  Specifically, assembly tips for the jacket.  As always, pre-fold and pre-cut as needed.  Then insert the arms where you usually place them on the template.

Prep it like this.

Insert the arms.

After the arms, attach the jacket onto the toy figure just like you would a normal jacket in real life – one arm after the other.  Yes, the arms go through the slits on the figure too.  The “collar” goes around the neck to help keep the jacket in place – it works similar to the cape used on Thor and Robin.

That’s it.

Hi Brucey... remember me?

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Look Ma! No hands!!!

That’s all for now.

Cheers!

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