Archive for September, 2012

Work In Progress: Removable Body Armor

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Hey Guys!

Just sharing with you all what else is in the works behind the scenes.

Take note, these “articles of clothing” are all removable ūüėČ ¬†You can fit them on any of the previously released paper toys (as long as it uses the contender template of course) then transfer them to another as needed.

WIP: Samurai Paper Toy Image 01

WIP: Samurai Paper Toy Image 02

WIP: Samurai Paper Toy Image 03

Let me know what you think.

Cheers!

The Villains Gallery Part 8: Doctor Octopus

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Mixing it up a bit this month, yet again, today we continue the first installment of the Villains gallery paper toy series, first concocted here.  This time around, we proudly present the good Doctor Octavius!

Why don't we shake on that...

Mechanical arms, never leave home without 'em!

This wonderful Crafty Collab¬†was created by none other than Rayenyson. ¬† He skillfully took up the challenge of designing Doc Oc’s mechanical arms. ¬†This guy has major skills pulling off this one – my hat goes off to him!

If you just joined us, please feel free to check out the villains released previously.

The template can be downloaded here.  You’ll find the template in the Marvel Universe section. 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.

If you need any help in putting this paper toy together, just go to the Assembly Instructions page.  You’ll find plenty of quick links to step-by-step tutorials no how to assemble the toys released from this blog.

That’s it for now.

Cheers!

Caption of the Week no.48

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Hi All!

This week, we’ve got Bats and Snake.

Caption Away!

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

View the previous caption post here.

That’s it for now.

Cheers!

Paper Toy Tutorials

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

POP QUIZ!

Would you appreciate step-by-step tutorials on the following topics?

  1. How to design paper toy templates
  2. How to customize existing paper toy templates using specific software applications
  3. What software to use when designing or customizing paper toys

Paper Toy Template Customization Tutorials

The reason I ask is because I have been meaning to make them for some time now, and more importantly, some of you have requested for them at some point. ¬†I just haven’t found the time to do them just yet, but if a lot of you would find those tuts useful, then I’d really consider doing them sooner than later.

One more thing, if I do release those tuts, which applications would you prefer featured in them?

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Blender3D (Open-source)
  • Gimp¬†¬†(Open-source)
  • Inkscape¬†(Open-source)
  • Pepakura

For apps NOT in the list above, you’ll have to look elsewhere as I am not familiar with any of those.

Let me know.  Just sound off in the comments section.

Cheers!

 

 

Crafty Collab: Beware of the Kaiju Paper Toys Part 6 ‚Äď Mothra

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Following a Kaiju reboot from last week and a series from a while back, today I present to you the latest from¬†Shaun Breedlove, otherwise known as PTA’s King of Kaiju.

This time around, he brings us Mothra, complete with larvae and moth versions.  As before, Shaun provided some notes on this paper toy:

” ¬†Here’s to one of the only kaiju who’s been a good guy, err, girl, throughout her entire movie career. Everybody, hold on to your antennae… it’s Mothra! Sure, she may seem like just a big bug but she’s much MUCH more. She’s a big, magic, benevolent bug who loves the earth and all it’s people….. Yeah, I think only Toho co. ltd. could think that one up too. But just the same, that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t be on your shelf! She’ll also look very good on top of your printer as I’ve found out myself. So download your very own mothra today! She’s, yes I’m gonna say it, Moth-Tastic!!! ¬†”

kaiju mothra paper toy 01

kaiju mothra paper toy 02

kaiju mothra paper toy 03

Thanks again to Shaun for sending this one over.  For more of his stuff go here.

The template can be downloaded here.  You’ll find the template in the Kaiju section.  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 of the Week no.47

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

More bat family hi jinx this week.

Caption away!

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

View the previous caption post here.

That’s it for now.

Cheers!

The Kaiju Cometh, Kickstaring a Series of Gigantic Proportions

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

We’re going to mix it up a bit this month.

This September, we’re introducing a new paper toy series – err, more like making it “official”. ¬†This one is from the very creative Kaiju crafter, Shaun Breedlove, the very same paper toy artist responsible for all the great Kaiju toys launched from this site. ¬†I’ve seen his latest models and they totally blew me away. ¬†Not only that, he’s got a boatload of other goodies to come.

For now, I’ll leave you with a teaser.

Recognize any of them? Gotta catch 'em all.

This series will coincide with the other 2 series that are currently running on the site (March of the Spider-Men and the Villain’s Gallery). ¬†Later this year, I’ll likely add another series or two to the mix, just to keep everything fun and exciting ūüėČ

That’s it for now.

Cheers!

 

Tips ‚Äėn Tricks: How To Mechanical Appendages (Doc Oc, Iron Spider, Lizard, etc…)

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Hi folks!

Yesterday, I wrote a post about the Iron Spider, the uber cool Crafty Collab by Ralph Rayenyson.  Not only did he design Iron Spidey, but he also sent over images for a step-by-step tutorial on how to assemble those cool spidey arms.  Many thanks go out to him yet again.

Note that this same tutorial can be used on a few more of Ralph’s customs.

How To Assemble Mechanical Appendages

Template: The Contender

STEP 1: Precut

STEP 2: Prefold.

STEP 3: Glue tabs.

STEP 4: Fold joints.

STEP 5: Almost there.

STEP 6: Glue them like this.

STEP 7: Voila!

That’s it.

Cheers!

Crafty Collab: March of the Spider-Men Part 6: The Iron Spider

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Pop quiz hot shot!

What’s red, gold, and made of iron?

This month we’re starting off with a Crafty Collab from Ralph Rayenyson. ¬†He’s been releasing a number of cool customs in the past months, his Iron Spider is one of them – also one of my faves from his collection! ¬†Go check out his stuff¬†here. ¬†¬†I’ll be featuring more of his designs right here on this blog in the next few weeks.

I absolutely love what he did with those waldoes (appendages).  For more information about what this super spidey suit does, go here.

Iron Spider paper toy image 1

iron spider paper toy image 2

iron spider paper toy image 3

The template can be downloaded¬†here¬†as well as from Ralph’s site. ¬†You‚Äôll find the template in the Marvel Universe section. ¬†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.

I should be able to write a post about how to assemble the “waldoes” in the next few days. ¬†Once it’s out, you should be able to find it in the¬†Assembly Instructions¬†page.

That’s it for now.

Cheers!

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