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Raichu Papercraft by Skele-kitty Raichu Papercraft by Skele-kitty
Raichu is a collaboration between me and Brandon. And yes, the tail was a pain in the ass ... no pun intended!

It took me almost as long to build just the tail as it did the head! Because of the extraordinary length, each attached section needed to be really dry before the next piece was inserted. And then, I cured overnight, balanced on it's face and tail-tip! But the result is really worth the patience.

And once again, I cannot reiterate how important it is to use REALLY good glue and decent paper (no less than 120gsm).

This one should be fairly straight forward model to build, but there are a couple of tricky bits - the ear curl and the tail.

As a warning, these two sections will be placed on their own separate sheets on the template - just in case of construction mistakes - that way you can re-print just those parts. This does mean that there is a lot of blank "wasted" paper, but remember, paper is cheaper than printer ink!

This one will be published shortly - as soon as all the Pokédolls are posted on our blog [link] .
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BirdehX3 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is the tail connected to the body, or is it freestanding?
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The tail is connected to the bottom, and then is free all the way up to the tip of the tail.
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QuestionRenee Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Sadly I've never been able to download pokecraft templates, no matter what I've tried. : (
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I appologise if I sound like I am treating you like an idiot, but you'd be surprised at how often we get the same questions, most of which are solved by the most basic troubleshooting.

- Firstly, make sure you've got an unarchiving program installed on your computer, such as winRAR (there are many free alternate programs, such as 7zip).

- Then, I can presume you've clicked on either A4 / LETTER download links
located at the bottom of each post.

This is the part where you need to tell me what exactly happens and we'll see if we can diagnose the problem.
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QuestionRenee Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
I will try again with winRAR, I had previously deleted it from my hard drive after I needed more room for my ROM files. Thank you for replying!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Any time! If you have anymore problems, get back to me :)
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QuestionRenee Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Can you help me with 7zip?
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
uh, what seems to be the problem?
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QuestionRenee Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I have downloaded 7zip, but I can't seem to figure out how to open a .rar file. I have a icon for a .rar file on my desktop, I right click and click "Open with" and click on "7zip console" but nothing seems to happen.
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmm, that's really bizarre! The specs say that 7zip definitely opens up .rar files. Oh! I figured it out - I had to install it to see what was happening, myself!

- OK, first you have to click on the application in "all programs" to open it.
- When you have the 7zip window open, you should be able to navigate throught he root file displayed in the window, to the .rar file, so for example c:\user\mycomputer\downloads.
- highlight the file you want extracted, then click on the big dark blue minus symbol, which will bring up another pop-up window asking you where you want the file extracted.
- it's probably simpler if you extract it to the desktop - all of our download packs are packaged in their own folders, so you shouldn't have too much difficulty finding the templates.

Yeah, not the simplest program to use, but effective enough. Good luck.
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Sidnoea Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Wow. Awesomeness!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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scorch89 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah...
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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Drawingdude1098 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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MachineKitty Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
THIS IS AMAZING!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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TankCopter Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Ah, memories of renting Pokemon Stadium from the video store and then using only legendaries on my team. Hours of nooby fun.
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL!

Good old Nintendo 64, hey?

They said it was powerful enough to be used to launch a nuclear missile ... :O_o: ... yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaah!
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ZombiDJ Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
omg how...*head explodes*
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Don't explode!!!
:hug:
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Vanilla-Kirby Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
I really like this, and there's a (current) shiny version to boot!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out, too. I was a little worried about the integrity of the tail but it turned out better than I expected.

Yes, I know! All the Pokés we make for Paperpokés have shiny textures :D
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Vanilla-Kirby Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
That is very cool. :3

I feel like making this Raichu Paperpoke in the colors of my GS Raichu that I had from my Silver version (originally Red version but I traded it).

..I can do that right..? I miss my Raichu, my Silver's batteries died. (thus I lost my Raichu)
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Can you build the shiny Raichu? Sure, of course you can! =p

Just print up the shiny .PDF and go nuts. Just make sure you have really, really, REALLY good glue, especially for the tail, otherwise it'll be a waste of time, paper and ink for you.

I would recomend Power Pritt Gel, or Aleene's Original Tacky Glue.
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Vanilla-Kirby Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
XD

I meant like.. edit the colors and then make it XD my shiny Raichu was gold and silver colors.

I doubt that wimpy glue sticks or Elmer's glue would work to perfection.. :(
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OH!!!! LOL, I understand now :XD:
Sure, edit it if you want, you have all the textures in the D/L pack, just recolour them in Photoshop.

And yes, I seriously doubt that Elmer's will do the trick, but you could always try.

Good luck.
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CatherineSt Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful! :D I like this pokemon stadium pose <3
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

You can thank Brandon [link] for that particular pose - he makes them, I build them. :D
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abzde Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This Raichu is on the top of my list to build! After a few more practice papercraft I'm going to try and tackle this beauty.

Really you and Brandon did an amazing job!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I wish you all the very best with this project, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me.
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x-ArtAppreciator-x Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Raichu! I <3 Raichu. I'm totally going to try this one when it's released, even if it takes me several tries I *will* make me a Raichu! lol
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's available now [link] !
GO GO GO! =p

Good luck with your construction, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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x-ArtAppreciator-x Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
I actually found it a few minutes ago. XD I forgot that today was the 13th and it was due out today. lol Which is blasphemy, because I'd been counting down the days for almost a week. lol

I'm going to try an easy one first though. Since I've never done paper crafts before I think I'll be asking for trouble if I try the Raichu right away. XD

I need to find some good glue too and the right paper. I saw it mentioned somewhere that the paper should be 120gsm or gms, whatever one it is. But I've had no luck finding anything higher than 75. I think at the end of the month I'll try a good office supplies store. I bet they'd have some. ^_^
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Eeep! :o

You've never done papercraft before and you want to start of with Raichu?!

You are brave! Well, I wish you the very best of luck, and don't be discouraged if your first attempt doesn't turn out the way you hoped - it can only get better.

My first papercraft was Goomba [link] - much more simple than Raichu - and that was about ... um ... 4 years ago now!

And I didn't start to get good at papercraft until I test-built the Wind Waker Aryll [link] .
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x-ArtAppreciator-x Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Oh, no. lol I'm not doing Raichu first. I've saved some easier paper crafts that I plan on doing first. While I'd looooove to get my hands on Raichu asap, I'm not at all confident enough to try him first. I'm very excited to try him but me and paper don't usually get along. I've been trying to fold paper stars for a couple years and still can't do those. lol I might fail at paper craft horribly.

But that way I can play with characters I might not like as much to make sure I've got the right kind of paper and the best kind of glue that I can. ^___^
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good for you! :hug:
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Jackce-Art Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
wow, can you make a tutorial? XD
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If you've never done papercraft, I wouldn't recommend this as a beginners model - it's really about a moderate to hard difficulty level.

We do have some easier models on our blog [link] but on the whole, most of our models do require a certain level of experience.

But if you are determined to give this one a go, good for you! :clap: You can download this model here: [link]

I don't normally do tutorials, but the basics are: start at the head and work you way down to the bottom. Make the arms and legs separately and attach them to the body.

The ears and tail are the tricky parts of this model. The ear curl must be glued together and cut out before the ear is constructed.

The tail should be made and attached before the main body is closed up. Start at the base of the tail, and build each section before inserting it, with a generous amount of glue, into the previous part.

Remember to wait for that section to cure (dry) completely before moving on to the next piece.

You will need:
- good paper (<120gsm or <32 lb),
- really, really good glue (Power Pritt Gel or Aleene's Original Tacky Glue),
- tweezers,
- scissors, and
- an empty fine tip ball-point pen.

And you will need to have a PDF Reader [link] and Pepakura Viewer [link] .

Good luck and do not hesitate to ask me for any advice.
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Jackce-Art Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
wow, XD thank you very much I will practice that :hug:
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are most welcome. :cuddle:
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destructoPop Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
It's fantastic! O_O
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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SilverToraGe Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is really, really really, really really, really really, really really, really really, really AWESOME!!! Seriously, I would comission you to do one of these, that is just reslly cool, Id love to have this in my room
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you.
Most of these are available on our blog as PDF/PDO templates to download and build for yourself.

Some are hard, and some are moderate in difficulty. Hardly any are beginner-easy, I'm afraid.

But when I started papercrafting, I pretty much jumped into the deep end and built a very hard model [link] after two relatively easy ones [link] .
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PikachuX1000 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey that's very very good!
Best raichu (only raichu?) paper craft out there!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

Yes, it probably is the only Raichu papercraft out there at the moment.
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kamama-sanctuary Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This is.... freaking FANTASTIC!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THANK YOU!!!
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