Posts Tagged ‘red’

Captain America, the “First Avenger” Paper Toy

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

When Captain America throws his mighty shield,

all those who chose to oppose his shield must yield.

If he’s led to a fight and a duel is due,

then the red and white and the blue’ll come through.

When Captain America throws his mighty shield.

Watch my movie! I guarantee you'll see stars!

For those of you who aren’t old enough to know what betamax cartidges are (Look it up, QUICK!), Mighty Marvel Comics released a number of  cartoons based on their popular comic book titles a long, long, long, long, looong time ago.  Captain America was one of the comic titles that had a series.  The other 3 titles were Thor, Hulk, and the Fantastic Four (If memory serves that is – someone correct me PLEASE!).  For all you mutie fans out there, sorry, the X-Men weren’t around yet – either that or Professor X’ band of atomic childeren were just starting out.

For those of you who are wondering, the first few lines of this post are the lyrics to the cartoon’s theme song.

Flash forward 4 to 5 decades later and we get to see the “First Avenger” in all his glory on the big screen (the second time around – look that up too).  Not only can you watch him beat up the bad guys in the cinema, you can also have your own star-spangled hero on your very own desktop!  Available for free, for all your Red Skull-bashing needs!

Ummm... have you seen my shield? I think I lost it.

We want 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.

Now go and watch the movie!  Let us know if you liked it – sound off in the comments section.

Cheers!

Crafty Collab: Separated at Birth?

Friday, July 1st, 2011

To me, they sort of have similar attitudes, abilities, and masks – Okay fine, Deadpool has an advantageous healing factor plus I think he’s  more of a motor mouth than Red is, so there.  But still, don’t you think the resemblance is uncanny? LOL

DeadHood or RedPool? To be or not to be...

"So, what do you think of that actor from the Green Lantern movie?"

This Crafty Collab was brought to you by our dear friends at Square Head Papercraft.  They released Deadpool a while back, but I was only able to post about it just now.  Deadpool comes with a wide array of murder and mayhem.  You’ll have to supply the “motormouth-ness”.

In case you just joined us now, I released a Red Hood paper toy a few weeks ago.  Feel free to check it out here.

The template is available for download from both the Square Head site and 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 all 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?

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.

Look Ma! No hands!!!

That’s all for now.

Cheers!

Young Justice – Red Arrow Paper Toy

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

The Red Arrow paper toy is now available!

This paper toy is based on the character from the Young Justice cartoon series.  It includes a bow, arrow, and a quiver.

As I’ve mentioned in an earlier post, I really like the series, which prompted me to make paper toys based on the characters.

Put your hands up where I can see 'em!

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.

I’ve included some tips on how to pose the toy with the archer paraphernalia below.

What to do with the bow...

and arrow... all set!

It’s best to prepare the bow and arrow first.  Do not apply glue inside the blow oval – you’ll need this “unglued” so you can insert the arrow into the ” bow slit “.  Yes, it’s sort of a cheat, but hey, it works! Just do it, you’ll thank me later.

Arrow Arm Slit

Use tweezers or something similar to widen the slit – just so it’s easier to insert the arrow later.

Arms to use for the different poses. Take your pick.

You can choose from 2 possible poses for the archer.  You will have to use 2 different sets of hands to do this.  Both sets use the the ” straight ” version of the right ( arrow ) arm.  The left ( bow ) arm is what’s different, as you can see.

This is how we FOLD it...

The technique here is to fold the wrists, just use the image above as a reference on how to how to fold them.

Pose 1

  • The arrow arm is folded at the wrist, inwards, towards the archer’s body ( when attached ).
  • The bow arm is NOT folded.

Pose 2

  • Just like pose 1, the arm is folded inwards at the wrist.
  • The bow arm’s wrist is folded outwards.

...and Voila!

The image above shows you how the poses should look like after you attach the arms.  Insert the fletching ( non-pointed tip of the arrow ) into the ” arrow arm ” slit after attaching both arms.

That’s it!

If you want more Young Justice toys, check out the links below:

KidFlash and Superboy is a Crafty collaboration with Squarehead Paper Craft.  For all the Robin fans out there, don’t worry, he’s coming soon.

Cheers!

WIP: Red Arrow Paper Toy from Young Justice

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Whoeee!  I’ve been so very busy at work the past few weeks.  I was lucky enough to squeeze in some paper toy-related activities despite everything that’s happening.

I’ve always wanted to come up with an archer paper toy.  Seeing the Young Justice characters ( specifically, Red Arrow – even if he’s not an official member of the group ) helped me push that “want” into a reality.  To be honest, it’s still a work in progress right now, but I think it’s coming along quite nicely.

I didn't have the luxury of time to assemble the Red Arrow "body". Luckily, Kratos was nice enough to help test and pose using the bow and arrow. LOL

The image above shows just one of the archer poses.  The other one has the toy aiming in a more forwardish ( if that’s even a word ) direction.  Watch out for the final version soon.

Also, it isn’t really that evident because most of the activities are happening behind the scenes, but I’m very happy about how Crafty Collabs is turning out.  I’m very happy with the collaborations that are happening behind the scenes.  Plenty of enhancements in the works, plus some new templates to boot.  If you’re interested in getting in on the collaborative action, just let me know through this blog’s contact form.

That’s all for now.  Cheers!

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