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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 Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is the tail connected to the body, or is it freestanding?
Skele-kitty 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.
Sadly I've never been able to download pokecraft templates, no matter what I've tried. : (
Skele-kitty 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.
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!
Skele-kitty Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Any time! If you have anymore problems, get back to me :)
Can you help me with 7zip?
Skele-kitty Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
uh, what seems to be the problem?
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.
Skele-kitty 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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