Sunday, October 31, 2010
Well it's that time of the year again. The time when many dress up and venture out into the streets for treats and tricks. The site paperkraft.net recently put on another paper toys photo contest. This time with a Halloween theme. I just entered 3 photo's into the contest(so keep your fingers crossed). Here are the pics for you to enjoy or be scared by.
You can Now Vote on which finalist you would like to win. Just CLICK HERE
The top left hand one is the witch from Yamaha's Papercraft site. I made her extra big because the model was really neat and fairly detailed.
The top right hand one is 3 Eyed Bear's "Killer" model. Complete with eerie evil mask in the background.
And finally on the bottom is Pale Horse's custom of Horrorwood's Skull King. I shrunk this regular size model down so that when he was finally finished, he measured a wee
1 and 3/4 inches tall! Tiny but still scary.
Happy Halloween everyone!
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
So another one of the paper toy community's artists who goes by the name Tougui released an amazing series a while back. It's an collection of customs of his Rodrigo Del Papel model. I made the MR. Kone model a long time ago but didn't get around to taking a pic till recently. I strongly recommend checking out the other customs as they are very diverse and well worth the build time. A number of them have been created by top artists as well. Oh ya and their FREE!
Click Here for more Rodrigo Models
Be sure to check out the rest of Tougui's site as he has released a number of other amazing paper toys for free. Even the "Crooks Gang" just in time for Halloween.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
This is Moldy The Polish Pirate. He's head of the "Fungi Fighters" and his favourite season is Autumn. I made him for my friend Phaedra who recently found a giant mold factory in her apartment. She had just moved in and had all of her stuff set up when the discovery happened. Well now she's semi-homeless and as we all know, nothing cheers up a semi-homeless person with mold problems more than a paper pirate.
Oh and if your wondering why he's polish. It's because her landlord is this sweet old Polish lady who speaks almost no English, so my friend also needed a translator. I thought why not kill two birds with one pirate and make him a "Fungi Fighter" and translator too.
This is Oliver Ollie by the great Matt Hawkins! I built him a little while back and although he was one of the more complex toys I have built, he was actually quite straightforward and easy to put together.
Please visit Matt's website www.custompapertoys.com for lots of free awesome paper toys and to see what cool projects he's currently working on. Also check out Matt's must have book Urban Paper that's under $20 bucks and filled with 26 paper toys you can cut out and make. It even comes with a DVD with all the templates on it if you want to make more or not cut up your book(See I told you he was great). Or there his Robot Wars Box O' Fun, featuring 10 unique paper robots that move with the help of 2 motorized units. All 7.99 (US Dollars)! Too good of a deal to pass up( Mine is on it's way as we speak).