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Bulbasaur Papercraft by Skele-kitty Bulbasaur Papercraft by Skele-kitty
This one almost broke me :confused: It just about did my head in permanently. This is a photo of my second attempt at this PMF Pokemon.

I would have to say that it was either :
a) a very difficult model, or
b) that migraine was worse than I thought it was.

But it is finished and I don't have to (or want to) build it ever again. Still, it is a very adorable "frog", as my three year old calls it ... it does kind of look like a frog with a really big tumor growing on it's back!

Anyway, if you want to try this one yourself, you can get the template here:
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:icondarky-sombra:
Darky-Sombra Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student General Artist
How tall is it ?
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
About 16cm tall
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:icondarky-sombra:
Darky-Sombra Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student General Artist
It's pretty cool ! ;D
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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:icondarky-sombra:
Darky-Sombra Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcum. :]
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:iconabloggingape:
abloggingape Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
so very cool...
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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:iconmaster-kankuro:
Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMFG!! How long did u worked on it??!!!
It looks amazing!!!
And yeah..I find it too, taht Bulbasaur is looking a little bit like a frog. :giggle:
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you.

This one is my second attempt, so not including the first one, this probably took 6 hours all up.
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:iconmaster-kankuro:
Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW!!! And u created and designed the WHOLE paper-pieces by yourself??? °____O
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, this is not one of my models - it belongs to my friend, PMF.
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:iconmaster-kankuro:
Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Okay...so your friend gave you the "patterns" and u made the model or??? :confused:
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, my friend made the 3d model and I built the paper construct.
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:iconmaster-kankuro:
Master-Kankuro Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
COOL!!!
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :dance:
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PaperBuff Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
Oh, I am so late to this party. But I just can't let this one go without giving props cause it's, as always, an awesome build. :love:

That shelf is quickly filling up me dear.
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :love:

Tell me about it, it's getting ridiculous ... if only you could actually zap them into a tiny little portable ball for safe keeping and pop them in your pocket.

No, instead, they sit on your shelf collecting dust and taking up space while staring at you all day ... :paranoid:
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AUSTINMEADOWS Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008   Artisan Crafter
wow, that looks perfect, you did a great job! :D
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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:iconlyrin-83:
Lyrin-83 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very well built! It's big, isn't it? I wanted to build it too, but resized smaller... But if it's already difficult to put together like this... Maybe I'll pass.
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D Bulbasaur is about 15cm tall at the tip of it's bulb. So yeah, it's a big-ish model.

20% smaller would be the limit, I would say, but you really don't want to do this one any more smaller than that!

There are some really tiny parts, like the teeth and claws that would become very fiddly, and just unpleasant.
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:iconlyrin-83:
Lyrin-83 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the tips!
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No worries!
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:iconjyxxie:
Jyxxie Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
He is cute--but he does look like a mutha to assemble.
You always produce the best-looking papercrafts, no matter how hard. :3
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww, thanks!

This one was really hard. But PMF doesn't want to re-work this one, since it is "buildable". So forever, it's going to be a hard one to make.
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:iconjyxxie:
Jyxxie Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
Man, I'd love to have all of the original Stadium Pokemon models ripped. I used to have them, on my 'old' windows.. but we both remember what happened to all of those files!

-BZZT-

>:
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Damn it! Can you rip them again?
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:iconjyxxie:
Jyxxie Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
I never ripped them--I downloaded the ripped models from some link on 4chan. >:
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ryo007 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
i love bulbasaur :) but i dont make if is very difficult, i dont love much to make a ultra-hard model of bulbassaur :P
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It was not "ultra-hard" but it was tricky. I DID have a migraine the first time I made it, so that could explain the apparent difficulty level.

But if you work in front of the PDO, I think that makes things much easier - I did not ... I should have! =p

But it does look really terrific when it is finished - you should try it, it is worth the effort.
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Drummyralf Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, are PMF's models driving your body to have migraine? That's terrible :o

Anyway, it really looks awesome, as always! This was one of PMF's first Pokemon I believe, so that's why it might not be as buildable as the others.

Great job!
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, Ralf! It always means a lot to me when I get compliments from you.

Yeah, I believe it is one of his first Pokemon models, if not his first - you can tell because it's virtually all red lines. =p

But his learning curve has been a good one - for him and us alike ;)
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Drummyralf Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww thanks. Actually, I have the same thing when you give me compliments. That's probably because you know how to build a nice papercraft, and you know what quality is. It's always nice to get compliments from an expert rather then a rookie. (this is about you btw, I'm not saying I'm an expert :P )

And yes, PMF's learning curve is quite a good one indeed. I really think we can expect some great things from him in the near future.

I have one question though. How do you get your pictures so neutral without too much shadows? I use two lamps to lighten up the subjects, but I always end up with two soft shadows instead of a small, unnoticable shadow. Learn me your tricks! :P
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I've never been called an expert of anything before, lol!

For taking photos, I use just one large A2 sheet of card and curve it gently to form a seamless 90 degree soft bend for the backdrop.

Then I use 1 lamp - and face it directly in front of the model. I take the photo directly next to the lamp, carefully so that the camera doesn't cast a shadow itself ... and that's it really!

No secret, nothing fancy! =P
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Nintentoys Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
wow that is really cool!
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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Nintentoys Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
dont mention it!
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:icondracon525:
dracon525 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
yay bulbasaur!!!

i made one outta clay once (with a mold :P)

wonder where it got to...
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yay, indeed!

Although, I wasn't so :boogie: when I was building it - I was more :pissedoff:!
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