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Dragonair Papercraft by Skele-kitty Dragonair Papercraft by Skele-kitty
This is Version 2 of our Dragonite, courtesy of POdragon. It'll be our Chinese New Year 2012 submission, scheduled for this Monday.

We kind of stuffed up our scheduling and had Roselia (our Mother's Day model) publishing on the Monday, but of course, we then realized that it would be one day too late ^^;

So I made this in record timing - to substitute for Roselia, that has now been bumped up to a Friday Special - and I think it's one of the prettiest Pokémon we have. Many thanks go to POdragon for re-making it sooooo purty.

You can get it on Monday at our website: [link]

And if you're wondering about the quality of the photo, it was taken on my stupid good for nothing iPhone.
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:iconlutetheatcher:
Lutetheatcher Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
I really want to do one of my own but i really dont get how to make one....
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You need to read the FAQ page on the website - it'll explain everything :)
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:iconlutetheatcher:
Lutetheatcher Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Alright ty
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
any time. if you have any questions after you've read it, come back and ask me :)
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:iconlutetheatcher:
Lutetheatcher Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
kk ^^
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StoryTeller13 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just wondering...
Right now, at this very moment, I'm making this dragonair. Though I've cut out the pieces perfectly, without any white left, you can still see the white sides of the cardboard (I took 120g, so the cardboard itself is not that thick). This resulted in thin white lines all over the head I just finished. Is there a way to make these lines disappear?
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmmm, I tended to smooth the edge down with my finger tips as I glued the tabs to the underside of the pieces. I think, as the paper gets thicker, it gets harder to cover up the thickness of the paper, but at 120gsm, you shouldn't have any problems. Make sure that the whiteness you're seeing isn't the tab - if it is, then it's you're positioning that's the problem.
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StoryTeller13 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I now finished my Dragonair and I must say it doesn't even look that bad. It looks lovely actually, and the white lines don't stand out that much.
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's great news :)
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Gipi2009 Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey, those wings on its head have tiny pieces! It was hard to build, wasn't it?

Anyway, that all the team keep this ingenious, awesome, incredible, beautiful, astonishing... work!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, the wings do have small parts, but it's do-able with some tweezers.

Thank you :)
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Gipi2009 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! :)
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PlushPrincess Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
gorgeous =]
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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La-Bomba-Frita Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd say that's pretty good for a phone camera photo. Just curious, how long is the body?
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I think I'm so use to my proper digital camera's quality that any of the iPhone photos look really crap!

My kids have a toy camera, and I'd say that the iPhone is just about on par with that.

Um ... let me measure ... from each of the farthest points it's about 17cm.

But from top of the head to tip of the tail it's ... really hard to measure ... about 40cm.
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sgonzales22 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Great build, I've really gotten to like Dragonair since I got one in Heart Gold.
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It's certainly one of the prettiest Pokémon that Nintendo created.
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Skeleman Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks really great. And it looks fairly simple to build.
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It was a really easy build, I finished it over a couple of hours while watching TV :)

It had a few fiddly parts that required tweezers, but apart from that it was almost relaxing :giggle:

Oh, and I had to sit it on it's head with a mini post-it pad between it's wings to make sure that they didn't sit pointing inwards - see the original Dragonair model.
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random-lil-azn Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Oh are you doing models of all the chinese zodiac pokemon that you made that chart of? Hehe great job btw :meow:
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hopefully, we'll see how far we can get :)

Thank you.
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random-lil-azn Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
My pleasure :D
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Master09 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball: :pokeball:

EPIC!!!!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gee, thanks :)
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:iconmaster09:
Master09 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You my friend, are made of win!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really? I thought I was mostly water and the remaining 30% of me consist of the following:
1. Oxygen (65%)
2. Carbon (18%)
3. Hydrogen (10%)
4. Nitrogen (3%)
5. Calcium (1.5%)
6. Phosphorus (1.0%)
7. Potassium (0.35%)
8. Sulfur (0.25%)
9. Sodium (0.15%)
10. Magnesium (0.05%)
11. Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Molybdenum, Fluorine, Chlorine, Iodine, Manganese, Cobalt, Iron (0.70%)
12. Lithium, Strontium, Aluminum, Silicon, Lead, Vanadium, Arsenic, Bromine (trace amounts)

LOL! Thanks anyway =p
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:iconmaster09:
Master09 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah but you see, combine all of those elements and what do you get?? WIN!!! ^_^
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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:iconmaster09:
Master09 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. So how do you make these?

Are there templates on the web??
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh! I totally forgot to link it to our site, didn't I? *facepalm*

You can find the templates for all of our Pokémon models here: [link]
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Demented-Kitty-kat Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
No, sadly that's only if your name is Biff Rodgers =/
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
At first I was like "wut?! who?!" O_o and then I Google'd "who is Biff Rodgers" just in case it was someone I should know if I were American ... =p

And then I went ... tic tick click "oooooooooh!" :XD:
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