Iron Man Paper Toy

April 24th, 2012

It’s about time I finished this bad boy.

Presenting Marvel Comics’ Iron Man, this time using the “Contender” template.  This is the first homegrown paper toy from yours truly for the year.  I actually started working on him sometime last year, but I only got around to finishing him yesterday. Tsk, tsk, tsk… Yeah, I’ve sort of been slacking off, but for good reason – more on that in future posts 😉

Look into my eyes... you will watch the Avengers movie... you will...

So here he is, just in time for the Avengers movie.

STOP! Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist crossing...

For those of you who just joined us, I also released a Captain America and Thor paper toy a while back.  Check them out here and here. In case you’re looking for something “cuter”, I did one of shell head using a different template.   Check THAT out here.

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.

Up next is Hawkeye!

Cheers!

 

 

Tips ‘n Tricks: Tweezers, My New Best Friend

March 22nd, 2012

I wrote a post a while back sharing how I cut, fold, and glue.  This post is sort of an update or an addendum.  Nothing new here really, I just wanted to share how I’ve been folding paper toy templates whenever I’m in a hurry.  Specially when I don’t have the time to use a ruler and cardboard.  (Don’t know what I’m yammering about?  Go check out my cut, fold, and glue post for clarity)

Tweezers, my new best friend!

Not only can you use tweezers to reach those hard-to-reach places.  You can also use it to fold straight lines.  This is how I do it.

Step 1: The Setup

Position the tweezer along the line where you want to fold the template.  As you can see, the yellow outlines the template I am folding while the red is the line that I want to fold.

Step 2: ...aand "Tweezt!"

Twist your wrist and use the tweezer as a guide for the fold.  Voila!  A fold in a hurry, complete in just a matter of seconds!

I hope this helps cut down your assembly time while still keeping your folds neat and clean.

Cheers!

 

 

 

Crafty Collab: Phantom 2040

March 20th, 2012

This phatasmal crafty collaboration was created by Alonso Baŭtista Viĵalobos who hails from Chihuahua, Mexico.   Alonso completed the custom toy using Inkscape.  Check out his blog to see more of his stuff.

Phantom 2040

For those of you not in the know, this Phantom character is based on the main character of the american animated science fiction television series, Phantom 2040.  The series is loosely based on the comic strip created by Lee Falk.  For more information about the series, go here.

As always, you can download the template from Alonso’s blog or you can you get it from the PTA downloads 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!

 

I Got Jacked! and Some Quick Updates…

February 29th, 2012

By “Jacked” I meant Jack Bauer, a character from a TV series called 24.  A friend made me watch an episode last December and I just kept on watching her DVDs till I finished all  8 seasons.  8 whole seasons in just under 2 months, good grief!

24 and my current workload at work explains why I haven’t been posting at all – just in case you were wondering 😉

My compliments to the 24 cast, writers, and production team. That was a truly fantastic ride!

One more thing, I’m flying to San Francisco to attend the Game Developer’s Conference this year.  That’s next week, March 5 and beyond.  Afterwards I fly to Vegas to visit some friends and family.  If you’re in the area and you’re free to meet up.  Let’s do so!  Contact me through this blog.  Happy to meet paper toy enthusiasts in that part of the globe.

And now back to paper…

I wrote a post a while back asking for any preferences on a theme for an independent model kit in book format – Superheroes or Elite Kill Squad?  That post received a lot of interesting feedback.  The verdict?  Well, I’ve decided to combine both into one ULTRA COOL MEGA THEME CONCEPT (Yes, it’s that cool).  Unfortunately, I can’t tell you that much about it just yet (else, I’ll have to kill you).  Just know that it is coming soon, sneak peeks and all.

Lastly, I’ve got a couple of crafty collabs coming your way in the next few weeks, plus a couple of tips for paper toys that you might find interesting.

Do check back in a few.

Cheers!

Crafty Collab: Beware of the Kaiju Paper Toys Part 5 – MechaGodzilla

January 4th, 2012

Hello Everyone, before anything else, I’d like to wish all of you a Happy New Year!  I know it’s about 3 to 4 days late, but hey, better late than never, right?

I do hope everyone had a great time during the recent holidays.  I know I did, as I basically “vegged out” as much as I could to get some much-deserved R&R.   It’s time to get back on track.  Let’s start the year with something BIG, shall we?

Introducing MechaGodzilla!

" Uhm, excuse me, is this the way to the toilet? "

Yep, that’s right, he’s the latest from Shaun Breedlove’s Kaiju collection.  Check out his cool copy below – just a little something to accompany his great pictures, template, aaand the special kaiju-with-city art piece above ( WOOT WOOT!!! ).  Many, many, many thanks to Shaun for coming up with another great Kaiju paper toy!

” What’s the best way to fight a giant monster?  Build a giant robot version of that giant monster, of course!  I mean, this is kinda common sense here, people.  Not to mention, you get brownie points if you build it out of a metal that doesn’t really exist. (i.e. space titanium…  it’s titanium, from space!  Which makes it way better than ordinary titanium now, doesn’t it?)  And now you can build your own MechGodzilla.  This one’s the Showa Version.

" RARR! Check out my Space Titanium Claws! "

" I feel like there's something on my back... "

As before, you can find more info about MZ here.  For more Kaiju stuff, go here.

Finally, 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!

Superheroes or Elite Kill Squad?

December 7th, 2011

Hi all!

Just a quick question to everyone out there.

If Paper Toy Adventures were to release an independent paper toy model kit in book format…

  1. Which theme would you prefer: SuperHero Team or Elite Kill Squad?
  2. Would you shell out some of your hard-earned moolah for that?

Superheroes or Elite Kill Squad

The kit would be printed on card stock.  The templates (including characters and props) would be pre-cut and perforated.  The character concepts would be originals.
Let me know what you think.  Suggestions are very much welcome.  Do sound off in the comments section below or send me a message through the contact window on the right.
Looking forward to your thoughts.
Cheers!

Yep, we’re doing commissions now!

December 1st, 2011

Hello all!

I just wanted to announce that Paper Toy Adventures is now accepting commissions.  We need to raise funds to improve the blog, and we think that this is a great way to do just that.

Go get your custom paper toys NOW!

What are those features you ask?  Well, read on, oh fearless reader (soon-to-be “commissioner”).

  • We’re saving up to get a printer, and not just any printer, we want one that’s perfect for paper toy purposes.  Click here for more information.  Getting one will definitely make paper toy design much, much easier.  This means that we’ll be able to release more cool toys for you to tinker with.
  • We’re saving up to upgrade the site with new features.  Yep, we’ve got new stuff to share with everyone, but we need to upgrade the site to present them in the very best way possible.
  • We’ve got a bunch of really cool paper toy-related projects, and we need moolah to make them a reality.  If you like the stuff that we’ve released so far, chances are you’ll like the ones that we’re doing behind the scenes as well.  If you’re curious to know more about these projects, just sit tight, I’ll be posting about them soon.

So,…

if you’ve ever wanted someone to design a unique paper toy just for you,

or if you have a  cool paper toy idea but you need help in getting it done,

or if you’re just a swell person (good-looking too) and just want to give us something to do just to help raise funds,…

Let’s talk commissions.

You can reach us through the contact window in the side bar on your right.  If you have any questions, just send them over.  We look forward to hearing from you soon.

One more thing (Ahem!)…

If you have ever enjoyed the free toys that are already available from this site and are only too happy to show your appreciation for all the effort that we’ve done, do know that we’re also accepting donations. (Wink-Wink).  Your contribution ( in any amount ) will be used towards helping us accomplish the features stated above.  The donations button should be up soon (just as soon as we figure out how to put one on the site).

Your help will definitely help make this site a better one.  So go ahead and share the LUV!

Thanks in advance guys!

Cheers!

Surf’s Up! Introducing the Surfer Dude paper toy.

November 30th, 2011

Okay, I know this is a bit out of season, but I’ve wanted to post about this for some time now, so here goes.

Presenting the latest template from Paper Toy Adventures!

Introducing,… “Surfer Dude”!

Cowabunga!

The truth is, I’ve had a prototype of this template staring at me from my desktop ( not the one your computer screen ) the past few months.  Ever since I saw Procyon Deneb’s “Insane Chemical Factory” series and saw what he did with the legs of the chemical peeps, I told myself I had to do something like that.  So I did, and the Surfer Dude was the result.

Meet the Insane Chemical Factory Peeps!

Hats off to you Procyon Deneb!  Many thanks for the inspiration.

Cheers!

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.

Crafty Collab: Beware of the Kaiju Paper Toys Part 4 – Godzilla 1954

November 21st, 2011

Here he is folks!

Presenting the next big Kaiju from the Shaun Breedlove collection!

Godzilla (AKA Gojira), the King of the Monsters

I’d say this guys is the most famous Kaiju of them all.  Weighing in with a string of movies, cartoon series, and toys under his belt.  Go find out more about this bad boy here.

One more thing (before you download the template) – that mighty fine image by Shaun above is a photo manipulation of his paper toy along with a Fotomo designed by Kimio Itozaki – just giving credit where credit is due 😉 .  Very cool image methinks!  I hope to see more in the future.

Godzilla Pic 2

Godzilla Pic 3

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 – 33

August 16th, 2011

It’s another Captain America image to work with.

Caption Away!

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

View the previous “Caption Tuesdays!” post here.

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