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Ends of the Earth Papercraft Build by EuTytoAlba Ends of the Earth Papercraft Build by EuTytoAlba
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I LOVE THIS THING!!! :iconyayzplz:

I've been working on this slowly over the past few weeks----beginning the day I finished my template and posted it here on DA. :phew:

If you're curious about the details I added, take a look here for the little tour. In short----originally, the small details were faked, present only in the flat texture of the 3D model, so I gave them tangible dimension.

Just for the heck of it, I'll film the resining process tomorrow, and the foam injection process sometime in the days following.... EDIT: I've decided to finish building some more new papercrarfts first. I shan't say what they are 'cause the expectation just puts way too much pressure on me. ^^;
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CtrlFreak1337 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Just printed off the template, how exactly do I go about putting it together? I wanted to use it for my Halloween costume, and I've never done any papercraft or anything like that before.
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Agh, this project takes even an intermediate level artist over a week to build. No way imo you can finish this before Halloween......at least, not by yourself. Get two or maybe three friends to help you, and you stand a chance. :P

Here's a quick tutorial of the basics that I just pulled up on YouTube: youtu.be/kEbi-y_SXfQ
Though, he mistakenly calls a "mountain fold", his first example, a "valley fold". The second time he identifies a "valley fold" is correct. It just means whether you fold the glue tab towards ("valley") or away from ("mountain") you.
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CtrlFreak1337 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
I have access to a 3D Printer and could print it in pieces, but I have no way to convert it to a .stl or a .obj file. Could you do so for me and post a link? Sorry for the trouble, I just REEEEEALLY want to cosplay as Terra tomorrow... ;-;
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Shoot, I didn't see this until now. I'm sorry! :(

If you still want, I'll release a .stl, but you may have to break the model up into pieces to 3D print it full-size. Shall I do that?
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:iconctrlfreak1337:
Ended up hand-making a cardboard version for Halloween, and haven't checked back here 'til I saw this page on my Firefox launch, but I would like an .stl for future events. This would be something I'd hang on to for life.
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AnkhsNScythesCoslpay Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So as someone who has never tried to make a papercraft weapon I am curious do you have any advice for someone who is trying to build this monster?
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Well, that's all somewhat advanced, though. ^^;

For a beginner, perhaps I would recommend getting a "snap knife" as your cuttuing tool and a "self-healing" cutting mat. Those tools are much quicker than using scissors imo. I personally don't like "craft knives" aka "Exacto knives" because they're uncomfortable to hold, even the expensive ones with fancy silicon grips, and the blades always come unscrewed while I'm working. :shakefist:

Common white glue works fine, though many paprcrafters use all kinds of fancy stuff. I just buy white glue by the refill-gallon since mixing it with water is also better for paper-mache than flour+water. Some people paper-mache their papercrafts when they're finished, but this particular weapon, with all those tiny crevices, would be rather difficult.

That's about all I can think of, I guess.... :P
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Sorry for the late replay. (I guess you may even be long done with this project by now?) I kind of put all the advice I had in text on this picture.

In addition now, though, be warned that if you choose to inject it with spray-foam, check on it every 20 minutes regularly for about 18+ hours. The foam constantly needs to be massaged back into place, or it will bloat your project in slow motion and then harden irreversibly by the time you discover it the next day. :| This happened to my Ends of the Earth; it's not ruined, but it's obviously lumpy. So, when I injected foam into my Master Keeper next, I went so far as to slice deeply into it with a razor blade along its valley and mountain folds in order to let extra gas out of the foam to keep it under control.
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ChuuninJ Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Hey I was wondering what exactly is the foam injection process? I cant find anything about it n.n :)
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
I tend to invent processes as I go, so I'm not really surprised. ^^;

I recorded myself injecting Ends of the Earth here, but it came out pretty rough. So, the video tutorial I've been promising forever will have to feature the next keyblade I inject, Starlight.

In short, it's where one takes a papercraft and very carefully injects it with polyurethane spray-foam. (Which squirts out of the can having a consistency like hot marshmallows.) The problem I ran into is that the foam keeps expanding for 12-24 hours while it hardens, and must be "stabbed" with a long razor blade for gas pockets every 20 minutes, or else it could "explode" the papercraft in extreme slow-motion. ....Other than that, I think it's self-explanatory. The can comes with a long straw that attaches to its nozzle, so you just stick that in the papercraft like acupuncture. :shrug:
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ChuuninJ Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
ah i see thanks for the explenation  it really helps XD  exploding papercraft sounds really silly doesnt it?
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bachi96 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
whoaaaaaaa~ what kind of paper/cardboard material did you use to make this?
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Usually just whatever is available. In this case, 110lb weight cardstock. (plus all those cardboard tp rolls for internal support)
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dkray4 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Red ranger <--- can you make this into a PDF. or have a link to make PDO into PDF.
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Sorry for not replying sooner....

I use CutePDF to convert things to PDF. It's a freeware that installs like a printer / to use it, you install it then go to: File > Print > select printer name "CutePDF Writer" > Ok, then it will prompt you for a file name and folder to save it in.
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hachi24 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow this is amazing! nice work :)
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joker434 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
I was wondering if i could get a model made for Pepakura Designer so i can scale it for my son who plays Kingdom Hearts for his birthday
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
This is one that I prefer to keep locked. How big do you want the finished keyblade?
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joker434 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Its ok but can you make it for a 4ft 8in size please and thank you
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Znegil Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Welll... helllooo.
That is one very cool papercraft!
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thanks. :)

Yours are awesome too!
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maximum7412b Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
even overlords would bow to your ability to make things like this
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
LOL! Thanks, I appreciate that. :XD:
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Agua-Purificada Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Erm, Is this for A3? My printer error message reads: Paper size is not to scale. Resize? When I click yes nothing prints... Can you please answer? Then I can work it on my A3 Printer.
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
No, it's for US Letter paper. (215mm x 279mm) You could probably set your printer to print two pages per sheet... Though, I would be happy to make an A3 version if you wouldn't mind waiting a day or two. :) No one has ever brought this up to me before.
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Agua-Purificada Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Woah, thank you Sir! I doff my hat to you.
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cyril002 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
HOOOO THANK YOUU I LOVE THISSS WEAPON AND KH AS WELL GOOD JOB SIR :]
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:iconeutytoalba:
EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
lol you're welcome, and thanks. :XD:
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WingBlade48 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ohhh... so you use tissue rolls for support... gonna give that a try... thanks for the advice!!
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
lol I thought that would be helpful to show. :XD: You're welcome.
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jeremy317 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
dis is da bewst mmm i have to ask...how do ya do this? i keep googling it and i cant find a good enough tutorial on how it works
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Design the template or just build it?
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jeremy317 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Designing the template
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
It's hard. :XD: It takes multiple skill sets, so you need multiple tutorials.

I think the hardest part is hacking the models from the game, because each game is different. Unless you're a programmer genius, you're going to have to find some programmer geniuses to help and teach you. I'm the later, and most of what I've learned was in the forums of Spriters-Resource.

In the near future (this month or next) I'd like to make a video tutorial on how to model things from scratch, and follow that up with how to turn your models into papercrafts. I could easily write something up before then if you'd like... :)
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jeremy317 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ya i figured it was hard :XD:''''' well if it's not to much trouble i would really not like to inconvenience you, i just love the D.I.Y kinda things like this and making these kinda things but i could always wait for your video as well if you could keep me posted bout that it would be much appreciated. XD
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
It would be best for you to wait then. :XD: When the video is done, I'll upload some kind of deviation related to it so that my watchers can check it out. :)
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jeremy317 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much you've been a huge help my friend :meow: and I can't wait to see more of your work in the future. :)

I have only one other question...If you have a 3d model of something how much easier does it make the whole process of creating a design?
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
It's sort of a give-and-take.

The model must be converted to a filetype that Pepakura Designer can read (if it isn't already) and often finding a converter can take as much, or more, time than modeling something from scratch.

If that's not an issue, though, you may still want to make edits to the model so that building it out of paper won't require tricky freeform cuts. Like my Axel chakrams do, for example.

Once that's all done, or wasn't an issue to begin with, and unless you want to pose the model, everything else can be done in Pepakura Designer comparatively quickly. :XD:
Glad I could help! :icondummydanceplz:
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igayami12 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so cool, awesome job!!!!
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Thanks. :D
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tribelife Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
sweet,, i absolutely love these, i see guitars in my mind thank you.
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Thanks. :)

I actually just came across some recently... [link] Coulda sworn there was an acoustic too. :P
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SweetCake15 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MAN, that is INSANE AWESOME! >0<
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Thanks. :XD:
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SweetCake15 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're SO Welcome!
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tobeproduced Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
maddddddddddddddddddddd
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EuTytoAlba Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
:evillaugh:
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