Well, basically, my to-papercraft list has gotten way ahead of me. A few of you are even still waiting for requests from several months ago. Well, I'm learning new 3D techniques all the time, so I hope you'll find that the wait was worthwhile if it means they'll be better. In the meantime, I just thought people would like to know how my works-in-progress are going.....
There are two keyblades from KH2 that I've been asked to make templates for, but I figured it would be kinna nice to throw ALL the keys from KH2 together in a super-pack, right? Haha.... I may regret I said that.
I've also been asked to make Zack Fair's and Roxas' hair. Problem is, actually, the models are really tricky because of dozens upon dozens of short flat spikes, and I just haven't summoned the patience to sort them out yet. I kinna get bewildered just from opening and looking at their files.
There's also a large Digimon-related pack that I've been poking at since last September, but by now I'm almost convinced that I'll just have to post it as a forlorn WIP. Digimon cosplays aren't known for being easy, so I hope that this will help a lot of people who otherwise might never have considered certain characters.
Then, there's the Six Armor WIPs pack I posted so long ago. Truth is, I really haven't done much with them at all. For one thing, a full suit of armor takes me about three weeks at several hours every day to completely organize. For another thing, I was going to build Terra's suit for myself, and in doing so, finish that template first------but then I saw some images of Master Eraqus' armor, and have been trying to lay hands on that 3D model ever since so that I can build his armor for myself instead of Terra's.
And, lastly, Cloud's Fusion Swords! I first started working on it back in September or some such, but then my computer died and the model I had was out of my reach until about mid December. With everything else I've had to do since Dec, I just haven't finished it yet.
Now, are you ready to hear about some ideas that I haven't even started on yet?
If I make any more "enhanced" papercrafts like my recent Wayward Wind mod, the "enhancement" being depth added to parts of the model that were just flat in the original game model, don't count on anything other than Stormfall, Ends of the Earth, and the standard-issue SOLDIER sword. There's already a good sword in my SOLDIER super-pack, however I want one that better matches the higher-resolution pre-rendered cutscenes from Crisis Core.
I've also been asked by two different people, independently of each other, to make the T-45d power armor from Fallout. I've already got the model, so this is very likely. There are, in fact, papercrafts of parts of this armor already out there, but apparently they are hard to find.
In addition to trying to get Master Eraqus' armor model, I would also love to rip and papercraft Balmung of the Azure Sky's armor from the .hack series. You'll be lucky to see these turn up by July, though.
....Right along with my dream of modeling Megaman Zero's Mythos armor from scratch, and Edward Elric's automail arm and leg! I plan on attending the Phoenix Comicon this year, and, well, Vic Mignogna (voice of Ed and generally amazing person) is going to be there. So, for the later, I do have considerable motivation.
More realistically, as in between now and February: my original keyblade Iron Fist, the sword Brisingr, and a functional Pinkamena Dian Pie marionette. I probably won't build the marionette, though. I don't think I could sleep with such a thing in my house.
And now, alas, my ravings reach a crescendo-----I would love to 3D model and subsequently papercraft a series of steampunk kinetic sculptures. (The aforementioned marionette is for practicing hinges.) However, since I don't have a job, most of my steampunk templates will be for sale on an independent website. Provided I make enough progress in time, there's even a steampunk convention in my area in March that I'd like to display my work at.
I've been trying to stay quiet about most of this stuff since it's kind of a given/rule that nothing is set in stone until it's already finished. But, well, after a while I feel like it starts to look like I'm just ignoring everybody. EDIT 2.18.13:
Seems I forgot to mention that I'm also designing papercraft costumes for a short-film project. Haha.... Actually, although creative progress is agonizingly slow, this actually takes priority over everything else.
And, I will NOT be a vendor at the steampunk con I was hoping to debut my kinetic papercrafts at. It's two weeks away and not only am I not ready, I can't afford the table. I will continue to develop my website, however, and the success of my patterns (papercraft, woodcraft, and sewing) on that will determine whether or not I can get a table at other conventions this year.
Totally unrelated to papercraft: Speaking of cons, I'll be taking my brony bro to Appaloosa Con in April, and stalking Vic Mignogna with the Risembool Rangers at the Phoenix Comicon in June. Any of you nice folks going to be at either of those? I've ALWAYS wanted to do a flash mob of Kingdom Hearts characters---either Organization XIII or all of the various incarnations of "Ansem"---dancing the Thriller!!!
Whoever wants to cosplay Xemnas in a red version of his white coat, as a parallel of MJ's iconic red jacket, will be my hero.