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Mantyke Papercraft by Skele-kitty Mantyke Papercraft by Skele-kitty
I build this happy chappy THREE times! Suffice to say that, to me, it looked less happy for the experiences. You would think that it would be an easy build - no arms, no legs, no tail - but in actual fact, it was harder than I expected.

For all intensive purposes, it's a ball, albeit a smooshed ball with antennae, but the principal is the same. There really isn't any place that you can hide a closing spot (like a tail or foot) so the first two builds were not perfect to look at.

Then the smooth curves were an issue too. I had to cut the template up in more places that I originally, so that these curves became natural for the papercraft. There was significant tension issues in the first two models.

But all's well that ends well, as they say. And I just suddenly realized that I built the Shiny Mantyke by mistake ... the two textures are so similar, I don't think it makes much of a difference, does it?

This one will be available from Paperpokés in mid January. Oh, and if you're wondering how I manipulated the physics of gravity, it's the magic of micro-filament! :giggle:
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mushydog Nov 29, 2010  Student General Artist
nice job, like how it's neat and tidy, reminds me of paper lanturns ^^
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Skele-kitty Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ... it would be pretty neat to turn one of these into a lantern, wouldn't it?
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mushydog Dec 1, 2010  Student General Artist
haha i'll like to see it glow xD
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Perytiion Mar 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
That is truly amazing! And just so adorable! Well worth the enormous amount of effort you put into this!
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Skele-kitty Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :huggle:
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Lyrin-83 Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cute! :D
But... What is micro-filament? *puzzled*
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Skele-kitty Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Do you want some?
I'll send some to you if you want.
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P-M-F Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Should I excuse myself for making such a hard and difficult model? >_<

I'll make you Zigzagoon, with so many places to close, it should be easy for you :D
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Skele-kitty Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*googling "Zigzagoon"*
HOLY CRAP!!!
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