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Companion Cube Papercraft by Skele-kitty Companion Cube Papercraft by Skele-kitty
I'm really quite proud of this model - it took me so long to complete, since it was the second attempt, the prototype failed dismally :(

It's a 5" Weighted Companion Cube that I made with a twist, but you have to check out the next photo ;) [link]

Here is a link to the pattern if you're interested:
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SolarNoah Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh... never mind. Well I feel kind of stupid now.Shrug 
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's cool, everything is ok!
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SolarNoah Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where did you get the template from!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
;)
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megaspy64 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  New member
Epic model!
How to you put each square (where you stick the button and the pinkstrips) together. It seems that there are too many tabs.
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahaha! Thanks.

It was a fun model to make and apart from those pesky pink strips, relatively easy to make.

Those pink strips were/are the bane of my life - I never figured out how they glue onto the model, it never made sense to me and I consider myself a relatively experienced papercrafter. 

Here's a video tutorial that may help you build it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlK7vZ…
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megaspy64 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  New member
Cool!

I don't mean the pink strips (I watched the video) I mean the the squares that you make the cube out of.
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They just ... fit together! You'll have to actually try assemble it to see how the pieces connect.
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optigod2 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
i need help with assembly
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Sonicrules6078 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
WOAH A REAL COMPANION CUBE!!!!!
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish!
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Sonicrules6078 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah... We wish....
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PaperMutt Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Love it! :D I'll have to see if I can conglomerate it together some time this summer. It'll be a challenge, but I think if I take my time... xD
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good luck! If you need any advice, don't hesitate to ask :)
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SteampunkTinkerer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Made this for my dad for Christmas! It is amazing!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well done :)
I bet he loved it!
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minidelirium Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist
amazingly well done! I'm really impressed by this one. I've tried it (ok, like 3 years ago) and thought it was one of the worst papercrafts I've ever done. but man, this is well done! :D
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :hug: I'm very happy with the way this one turned out.

I really love this model. I've built it a bunch of times, and I even tried to upscale it to a life-size model, but it turned out to be an overly expensive exercise - printing. I still might do it: I'd love to have a 1:1 version sitting in my house ... one day :)
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minidelirium Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
as you should be! you made me wanna try building it again. I'm hopefully better at it than I was the last time around.

me too! I'd love to have a life size companion cube and I've actually wondered why noone has made a model of that yet. if you do do it in the future it would be awesome to build it for myself, so please make the files avaliable if you make the necessary adjustments? :)

(also, I really love seeing such perfect papercrafts as yours! you are an awesome builder!)
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awwww, thank you :huggle:
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SteampunkTinkerer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Loving it!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know, right! I love this stupid thing so much.
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myjamjar Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Im going to have a go at making one of these tommorow. I hope it turns out well. Do you have any tips?
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes.

As you may have read from the previous commentary, this project was very much a case of trial an error for me. But I found that if you correctly calculated the size of the inner space of the cube, and created a cardboard structural framework (an inner box) for the cube, it'll las a lot longer.

I would also recommend using paper stock that was at least 200gsm, and really REALLY good glue - I recommend tacky craft glue.

Also, read the comments regarding the pink strips, because this will become an issue for you as you construct it. I ended up using glow in the dark pink paper and that looked pretty cool.

I think, if I knew a little bit about electronics, I would have engineered those pink strips to be clear pink plastic and made the cube into a lamp. Now THAT would have been super cool!
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myjamjar Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That would be awesome! Anyway i have a cardboard cube thats just the right size so im going to build on that.
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great! Good luck, and I hope to see photos :)
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futarilus Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Hey awesome model =)

although im normally not the guy who tinkers stuff,
but i wanted to surprise my girlfriend, so i gave it a try.

i'm rly upset because i didnt manage it... i first hat my problems with the circular paper that lifted the paper with the heart on it
and after trying to begin with the edges i couldnt find out how to stick those 3 parts properly..

damn it, im stupid :(
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, this one is a has been known to be problematic.
With the heart button pieces:
- first you glue the two sides together so that they form a circle
- then you bend down the flaps on the narrower side to form a surface to attach the heart-face to.
- once you have glued the heart-face down to the sides, you should have a button.
- fold the flaps down on the other edge of the sides and glue firmly to the face of your WCC

You're not stupid, you just need to practice a little more - this is by no means a beginner model.
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SteampunkTinkerer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
What I did with this is:
-I glued the two sides together and made a circle
-bent the flaps on the LONGER side, and glued it to the block face first
-Then I put the heart on
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That would work too! :)
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JRollendz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've been featured! [link] Also, my boyfriend can't wait to make this
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, thank you!
Good luck to your BF. And tell him to read the comments in this submission, with regards to that little pink strip, lol!
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JRollendz Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think he'll go all out with the pink strip xD You're welcome!
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SabakuNoMelody Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Do want.
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AirashiiKyoushu Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Do you have any instructions that particularly come with it?
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, no, sadly. It took me a long time (and paper and ink) to figure this baby out. Basically, start with the background, then do the heart circle, and work your way out to the corners and edges. I was never able to figure out how to do with the pink strips, so I cut out the tabs and glued them under (and then on top of, in later cubes) the 4 flat sections, but someone figured out, recently, that the pink strips are missing their tabs, so you have to add them yourself!
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Katieline Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
...I thought that was a screencap.

Wow. *goes to download pattern*
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! That's a nice complement.

Good luck with the construction - it's a little fiddly - I recommend reading all the comments on this page and the linked page.
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Safriah Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
gah how do you put this thing together??
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
glue, paper, scissors, patience, persistance ;)
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Morikins Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god I'm gonna try this out ASAP. Oh I'm gonna fail I know it >.<
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL! That's what I said to myself too!
Good luck :D
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NIAJABOY Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student General Artist
This looks so real, great job!!!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^_^
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NIAJABOY Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem!
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briandiska Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
awesome!!... what material did u use?
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
I used 500gsm cardstock for the primary cube structure, and then 150gsm paper for the outside stuff :)
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CometTheMicroraptor Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
This is definitely the better Companion Cube papercraft I've seen. Makes me very happy. :D
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I am actually in the process of redesigning the WCC to a half-size model - that is half the ACTUAL size in "real-life" at 50cm. I have no idea where I am going to store this massive cube ... but who cares!
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