Hi /po/ just folded this origami eagle by Nguyen Hung Cuong. Tell me what you think or would improve.
PS:I know about the piece of carpet on the top.
it's honestly not bad. If you are looking to honestly make it better, along the neck up to the beak some layers are showing that you could hide. Also mostly paper choice, it looks like a rigid looking paper, something wet folded or foil backed could give the fold more life, or better color would also help. The fold itself really aint bad though.
Now that I have your attention
/pol/ here. I know its a little early but I wanted to ask before shit hits the fan.
This is silly and kinda autistic but would you like to go to that winter ball with /pol/?
I know you know our reputation, and you take the heat for it. Just because /po/ kinda sounds like /pol/...so I don't blame you if you decline
Resurrection thread. A mashup of Jim Bowens MiniatureDungeonAdventures (+ a splash of FlipIt) with 40k.
Come back and post more, OP of the last thread!
Can't post the pic but some faggot started spamming the same thread over and over again. Then /sp/ joined, forcing out the legit threads. Then after some hours of reporting some mod showed up and with it technically deleted 80% of /po/.
Here are the different SM chapters.
This one is kind of fun, had a bit of trouble with the head since I was folding over instead of inward. Diagram in comments
I think it is apparent to most of us that this board needs a sticky.
So how about we start collecting information? I've gathered the following threads that are currently active:
That deal with beginner's questions. I have my own as well, so I will condense the information from the above threads here. I may also include stuff that I've read in the past but there's no active thread dealing with it.
If you wish to add or suggest more, please keep in mind that, when you are talking about brands/tools, there are people from all over the world here. So if you say "Elmer's glue", specify what actually is it.
1- What are the basic materials I need for papercraft in general?
A cutting tool (knife, scissors)
Some place to cut on
A printer capable of printing on the selected paper
1a - What are the basic materials I need for origami?
- What type of glue should I use?
PVA glue for general standard paper. Common names are white glue, schoolwork glue, Elmer's glue (USA)
- What type of paper should I use?
Anything sturdy enough to not fall apart with the slightest touch. The recommended range is from 120g/m^2 to 200g/m^2 (Would be nice to know what the advantages are of using paper in the lower range or the higher range)
- I want my project to look shinier, what should I use?
Use coated paper in the above density range. In some countries it is known as couche paper. Make sure you select bright couche paper if you want something shiny.
If I'm not mistaken, coated paper is different from standard office paper because it is designed for inkjets/laser printers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inkjet_paper
Continuing in my next post
- Which cutting tool should I use?
Depends on preference. There are basically 3 types: boxcutter knives, scalpel-like knives (x-acto and similar) and scissors. From what I've seen, the x-acto type is by far the most used.
- Which X-Acto knife should I use?
Again, depends on preference. If you check
You will see that there are many types of handles and blades. Basically, steel handles are heavier and sturdier than aluminum ones. There are also ergonomic handles and straight handles.
- Which X-Acto blade should I use? (this is my own question. I'm answering it based on what I've seen, but correct me if I'm wrong).
Depends on the type of work you are doing, but for papercraft it is generally the #11 (therefore, using handle type A) or #2 (handle type B). Check compatibility of handles and blades in
I'm not sure on the difference of the blades themselves (#11 and #2), but from what I've seen, a type A handle can be used with blades directed at general works and papercrafts, while the type B is used for woodcrafting.
- What about cutting mats?
Cutting mats are surfaces upon you cut the paper. It is used to protect the blade (so it won't dull as fast) and the table (so it won't be all cut). You can make your own cutting mat with sheets of used paper, like this anon:
>When ever I had an extra sheet of paper I glued it to my stack. It is nice to not destroy a green mat with aggressive cuts. I can also edge my pieces with marker and glue on the surface without more ruination. Just glue another sheet over the surface.
You can also buy a self-healing cutting mat, which is a polymer surface that "heals" after every cut. Despite what the anon above said, they can usually last for decades. Good brands are (need input)
Continuing in my next post
- How should I apply the glue?
However fits your boat. I've seen people use toothpicks, small pencils and even cut icecream sticks, like in
- What about handling the models before printing?
Someone should fill this in in regards to pepakura. For now, I will use the info from the papercraft museum:
>Once you download the file, you will need to open the following files with a different program which are all free to download:
>.pdf files are opened with Adobe Reader 9
>.pdo files are opened with Pepakura Viewer
>.zip and .rar files are opened with WinRAR.
>If a .pdo file asks you for a password, it usually means you have downloaded Pepakura Designer and not Pepakura Viewer, so make sure to get the viewer instead.
Not a question, but I'm using this space for information already gathered on current threads:
- Tons of useful links for papercrafting (answers the tons of questions about "where can I find some general models/beginner crafts")
(can't repost, duplicate file)
Which I should highlight the following:
The /po/ archive: http://papercraft.wikidot.com/
Beginner and advanced tutorial: http://www.papercraftmuseum.com/
There are also some anons beginning to gather collections of papercraft:
someone's small collection: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:2BD67312CB3A534CB676EBC7091D1363A4EFAD71&dn=po.rar&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3a80%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.publicbt.com%3a80%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.ccc.de%3a80%2fannounce
- "I have this image of a completed papercraft, how can I find the model for it?"
You can ask the board in a new thread - /po/ is known to be helpful. However, please use reverse image searches (http://www.google.com/imghp or http://www.tineye.com/) before doing that. If you do find a model and think it's difficult enough that there might be some questions as to where to get it, post it for us!
fuck, I meant paintbrush
Well, that's all I have for now. I'm not actually doing any papercraft, this information is either gathered from the threads and from the research I'm doing so I can start making my stuff.
Any input is welcome.