LOL! No, I don't like laser printers for papercraft - the ink cracks and lifts off, and it always ends in tears! I have a old ink jet, and it does the job perfectly - I highly recommend ink/bubble jet printers, and they are so cheap now!
Did you have to cover a lot of white lines with this build? I never built with 120gsm paper so I don't know how bad the white line problem is
Would it be worth it to buy a pack of 120gsm paper just for Charizard? Does the ink from an ink jet printer still warp with water even on thicker paper? =o Sorry for all the questions but switching from 80 to 120gsm is really a hard thing for me and my parent's wallet xD
I rarely have issues with white lines, as I am sure you've seen. 120gsm is still considered printer paper since it is not thick enough to be cardstock. I would highly recomend purchasing 120gsm, especially since you seem to love making papercraft - not only is it easier to build with, your models will be more robust and more durable.
The ink from an inkjet printer will not warp the 120gsm - let it dry - like 80gsm does, because it is thicker and heavier. And although a ream of 120gsm may be 2-3 times more expensive than a ream of 80gsm, you'll see the difference immediately and you'll wonder why you didn't use it sooner!
Thanks! The tail fire is the same as the orange one, I think you're just seeing the other side of it, that's all.
I do go through a bit of specialty paper - 120gsm is not quite thick enough to be considered cardstock - but it's worth it.
Actually, originally, the normal charizard was built at 40cm, which was rediculously big, and that was about 18 pages, plus I rebuilt the head 5 times, just to get it right, so yeah, lots of ink, paper and glue!