Papercrafting hobby: Zelda Spirit Tracks.

So, I've taken up to paper-crafting.  It started with making those box-shaped ones of characters I love a year or two ago, and then it progressed a bit to the point where I picked up the optimal cutting tool (your basic x-acto knife) and some craft glue and really sat down to make some more ambitious ones.  So, instead of retreading through some of my trial-and-errors, I figured I'd post my newest (and video-game related) one here.  I present Zelda from Spirit Tracks:
 
 

 The front.  Notice the shamble of a room in the background.  No, don't notice that.  Look at that pan-flute! That took forever!

 The back.  I made the shield and sword first because they simply felt awesome to hold the final product. By the way, I even took these photos with my DSi, so while I thought that was appropriate and my only source of picture taking, they're not exactly hi-quality. Soz.
 
 
So, maybe you think that's pretty cool (and thanks! say so below!) and you'd like to try your hand at it!  GO FOR IT!  Now, it's reccomended to use thicker card-stock-esque paper to make it hold up better, but, even though it's tougher, I just use plain ole' printer paper (but upgrading is next on my list). I use Elmer's Craft Bond All-Purpose Glue dabbed on some paper and apply it with a very small flat-headed screwdriver (as in one small enough to use on a pair of glasses). I also cut on various pieces of cardboard with the previously mention X-Acto knife. That seems to work for me.  Now, this one is a bit tough to assemble and there is barely any kind of instructions rather than numbers, so it's a bit of a 3-d puzzle, as well. But that made it all the more fun for me.  ANYWAY. Right. The link. The reason you even began to read this boring (maybe insightful) paragraph:
 
 http://lyrin-83.deviantart.com/art/Spirit-Tracks-Link-Papercraft-149444051\ 
 
Big ups to Lyrin for making this awesome model. It was a blast and a pain to assemble.
13 Comments
14 Comments
Posted by outlawed

So, I've taken up to paper-crafting.  It started with making those box-shaped ones of characters I love a year or two ago, and then it progressed a bit to the point where I picked up the optimal cutting tool (your basic x-acto knife) and some craft glue and really sat down to make some more ambitious ones.  So, instead of retreading through some of my trial-and-errors, I figured I'd post my newest (and video-game related) one here.  I present Zelda from Spirit Tracks:
 
 

 The front.  Notice the shamble of a room in the background.  No, don't notice that.  Look at that pan-flute! That took forever!

 The back.  I made the shield and sword first because they simply felt awesome to hold the final product. By the way, I even took these photos with my DSi, so while I thought that was appropriate and my only source of picture taking, they're not exactly hi-quality. Soz.
 
 
So, maybe you think that's pretty cool (and thanks! say so below!) and you'd like to try your hand at it!  GO FOR IT!  Now, it's reccomended to use thicker card-stock-esque paper to make it hold up better, but, even though it's tougher, I just use plain ole' printer paper (but upgrading is next on my list). I use Elmer's Craft Bond All-Purpose Glue dabbed on some paper and apply it with a very small flat-headed screwdriver (as in one small enough to use on a pair of glasses). I also cut on various pieces of cardboard with the previously mention X-Acto knife. That seems to work for me.  Now, this one is a bit tough to assemble and there is barely any kind of instructions rather than numbers, so it's a bit of a 3-d puzzle, as well. But that made it all the more fun for me.  ANYWAY. Right. The link. The reason you even began to read this boring (maybe insightful) paragraph:
 
 http://lyrin-83.deviantart.com/art/Spirit-Tracks-Link-Papercraft-149444051\ 
 
Big ups to Lyrin for making this awesome model. It was a blast and a pain to assemble.
Posted by lukeissxc

That looks awesome.

Posted by Symphony

That is really amazing!
 
Looking forward to seeing more of your work :)

Posted by Xeiphyer
@outlawed: Dude that is goddamn amazing! Make an epona! =P The pictures make it look like its made of wood sorta due to the grainyness.
 
Also.. I never knew it was spelt X-Acto knife.. that also blows my mind.
Posted by moelarrycurly

You sir have talent.  I can't imagine where one would begin with something like that...

Posted by outlawed

Oh, wow.  Thanks for all the positive comments.  I've love to make more of them, but maybe I'm just slow (or it's my dulling x-acto knife) but this one took about 3-4 days of 3-5 hours a day.  Definitely will be making more video game related ones.  I've been really wanting to add shelves in my room and add some cool memorabilia I've collected (Club Nintendo Stuff, figures etc.) So making more of these is something I'd like to do.  My favorite thing about them is that they really don't look like paper and so they have this quality about them...yet cost much less than figures or anything...only the time it takes to make them (which I do enjoy.)
 
Also, I'm glad I could educate the masses on how to spell a glorified razor blade!

Posted by Toxin066

Dude. Whoa. That is an incredible work of art.

Edited by KnifeySpoony

Wow, you did a fantastic job. Looking forward to your next creation(s).
 
edit: I just saw your Cloud, holy shit. Why aren't you being paid to make these?

Edited by Linkyshinks

 Awesome, I've made a few in the past myself, they haven't lasted though. I've never clear varnished them.
 
 
Nintendo Papercraft  
 
http://www.nintendopapercraft.com/ 
 
Spirit Tracks Link download: 
 
Download: A4/Letter

Posted by outlawed
@KnifeySpoony: No no no no no. I don't design them. I wish.  All credit for those creations go to Lyrin @ deviantart.  I just remake them from the plans given.
Posted by demontium
@outlawed: So awesome.
Posted by RandomInternetUser

Wow, amazing.  Nice job.

Posted by KnifeySpoony
@outlawed: I need to read more carefully, haha. Still awesome work.
Posted by masterpaperlink

AMAZING