Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Chibi Rayquaza




Commentary: I have played the original Emerald game before but none of the other Hoenn games, both original and remakes. I do not have any funny stories about Rayquaza. All I remember about Rayquaza was failing the bike puzzle multiple times, getting distraught when watching Rayquaza break out of a pokeball after three shakes, and watching my entire team get one-shot by a level 70 legendary when all my Pokemon were level 45. That is one thing I never understood about Rayquaza. Why was the first legendary caught in this game arguably the best legendary you could catch in game and 30 levels above your team and bodied the rest of the game? Maybe that is why the legendary of the game is around level 50 instead of level 70 now. 

Model details:
Pages:2
Height: 2.97 in / 7.54 cm
Width: 2.12 in / 5.38 cm
Depth: 5 in / 12.7 cm
Notes: This model is straightforward to build with the only problem occurring when trying to get the model to stand. What I personally did was first trim the first red and black flap you could alternatively not attach it. I then dented the model one box after where the arms are supposed to be placed and placed a small weight inside the model. Lastly, I attached the arms at the angle so a tripod is created with the dented part created in the last step and the two arms.  


Saturday, July 25, 2020

Lego Thor




IMPORTANT!!!📌 Build the helmet in the separate file labeled as helmet instead of the in the Thor file. The helment in the helmet file fits better onto the model whereas the one in the Thor file does not fit as comfortably.

Commentary: Thor the god of thunder. I never read the comics for Marvel so all my opinions about the character will about their appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). I honestly did not like the character to until Thor Ragnarok. Thor just reminded me too much of a character you would read in English class when reading Shakespeare🤢, and I really hated English class but that is a story for another day. The first two Thor movies were so boring I do not even remember the plot (maybe because I fell asleep in theaters🤪). Prior to Ragnarock, the only redeeming part of the character was Mjolnir and its special properties. Despite losing Mjolnir, Thor had a major character change transforming from a Shakespeare character into more like a comical warrior making him a more like able character. His axe, given to him Infinity War, made him feel more like a rightful and powerful king. Watching Thor in Endgame wielding Stormbreaker and Mjolnir was amazing, and his character did not seem to change by the end of the movie, despite his depression. I look forward to seeing Thor in the MCU and what he has to offer to the next generation of superheroes.

Model Details:
Pages: 3
Height: 4.40 in / 11.12 cm
Width: 2.92 in / 7.42 cm
Depth: 2.90 in / 7.40 cm
Notes:
The upperbody and lowerbody are easy to build. The way to build the arms are the same as building Captain America so I will copy and paste the instruction here just in case you have not built the Captain America one.

Arms: build each piece separately. I did not use the tabs when attaching each part of the arm together as I just made sure the piece just hid the tabs. For the arm, start building at the forearm and work your way up to the shoulder and close it there making sure the white parts are covered.

Head: The head is straightforward to build. The only change I made was I glued the peach circle shape onto the white part of the top piece so I would have to build that little divot in the head.
Picture below shows what the top of the head looks like.
Helmet: The helmet is very complicated to build and I highly recommend having Pepakura Viewer up while build it. First off, I did not build the entire helmet as I skipped building part of the inside of the helmet. I have included pieces in which I did not personally include, but I recommend stopping where I stopped building. 
The picture below shows the inside of the helmet and the point where I stopped building the inside of the helmet.
Helmet 2: In general, when building the helmet I built the head and side-mouth pieces first and connected them together. Then I built the structure of the helmet and then built the sides and insides of the helmet. The last thing I did was add the small pieces from the helmet. Some of the small pieces were hard to attach to the helmet so what I printed another copy of the helmet templates and just cut out a small shape, that had the small color as the helmet, and covered the hole in the helmet. Circled in blue, you can see below an example of what I did.

Hope you enjoy building and stay tune for more posts!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Chibi Salamence




Commentary: I really like Salamence as a Pokemon. Too bad that it dies if an ice-type sneezes its way, and like any pseudo-legendary Pokemon, in my opinion, you get it too late into the game. Salamence was my first Pokemon that I ever trained to level 100 in any Pokemon game. I remember I trained this Pokemon in Emerald's Victory Road for many weeks. I use to believe attaching the exp.share to the main Pokemon would give it more experience each battle. So one day, I ran into a Hariyama who knew knock-off and I saw that I had "lost" my exp.share. I believed that I had completely lost the item. and was in complete panic mode as I knew the player only recieved one exp.share per game. After the battle, I checked if Salamence still had the item after the battle and relieved that the exp.share was still on Salamence. Yeah for some reason, I believed that a Pokemon using knock-off in game meant that you lost the item permanently instead of temporarily.

Model Details:
Pages: 2
Height: 1.82 in / 4.63 cm
Width: 2.88 in / 7.32 cm
Depth: 4.95 in / 12.57 cm
Notes:  This model is pretty easy to build. To make the wings I just folded the wings on top of each other so there was red on both sides of the wings. Also, the red lines on Pepakura do connect to each other in the build. My only advice is to put a weight at the back of the body. I forget to do this when I built my model and it still stands but it falls over much easier without a weight in the back. Besides that, enjoy building and stay tune!


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Chibi Eevee




Commentary: Eevee is one of those real cool and cute Pokemon. I really like the idea of having a Pokemon that can evolve into a different type Pokemon based on the user's desire, and it looks so cute that I just want to hug it. For those who play Pokemon Go, there exists a "hack" where you can name the Eevee a certain name and it will evolve into the desired evolution in which you want. I did not know that each name was a onetime use for this "hack." To this day, I still use this name "hack" and I get the desired Eeveelution I want. I am either very lucky or my game is glitched I do not know which one it is, and I am not going to complain.

Model Details:
Pages: 1
Height: 2.20 in / 5.59 cm 
Width: 2.37 in / 6.02 cm
Depth: 2.40 in / 6.10 cm
Notes: This model is very simple to build that I do not have any notes regarding building. Instead, I have a few questions for you. I know there exists other Eeveelutions models on the Internet. So, let me know if you still want make me to the other Eeveelutions and/or if you want me to scale up the Eevee so that it looks better with the other Eeveelutions. Besides that, enjoy building and make sure to stay tune!

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Dart Monkey




Commentary: This is the first monkey you unlock when you first start playing the game. Even though the first few upgrades are pretty poor, once you upgrade this tower to the 3rd, 4th and 5th tier this tower becomes a beast. I like how the first tower unlocked by the player is actually decent throughout the game and does not just fade into the background and become unusable on different levels. 

Model Details:
Pages: 2
Height: 2.75 in / 6.99 cm
Width: 2.17 in / 5.51 cm
Depth:  1.97 in / 5 cm
Notes: The model is pretty straightforward to build. So when making this model, I forgot to unfold the dart for the monkey at the same time I unfolded the monkey so it is a separate file from the monkey. Also, when making the dart I just cut out a v-shape on a piece of paper and attached it to the dart instead of building the piece in which is suppose to be the tail for the dart. For this model, I folded the tabs in for the legs and free hand glued them to the body in a fashion to get the model to stand (putting them in a way to cause the model to lean backward naturally). Then I glued the tail on to create a tripod with the legs to allow the model to stand. Besides that, enjoy building!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Alolan Vulpix




Commentary: I stopped playing the mainline Pokemon games after Blacks and White 2, therefore, I possess no experience using this Pokemon. I even checked my Pokemon Go account to see if I had catched this Pokemon before and I had not. The only reason I wanted to make this Pokemon is because, in my opinion, I think all the alolan Pokemon forms look pretty cool and the this Vulpix, despite smaller, would look cool and cute next to the Vulpix model created by Paperpokes.

Model Details:
Pages: 1
Height: 2.20 in / 5.59 cm
Width: 2.05 in /  5.21 cm
Depth: 2.95 in / 7.5 cm
Notes: This model is very straightforward and easy to build. I actually have no suggestions to make regarding this model. So enjoy building!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Chibi Hydreigon




Commentary: Before I began playing Pokemon Black, I knew that I wanted to use a Hydreigon in game, and that I also wanted to play the game blindly so all the twists and turns would surprise me. I thought this Pokemon would be any typical pseudo legendary and evolve around level 50 or 55 so I leveled my Zweilous to level 55 and it for some reason it did not evolved. I was like "What?! Why has this Pokemon not evolve? I'll just give it a few more levels to allow it to evolve," yet after a few levels my Zweilous had not evolve. I finally threw in the towel and looked up how to evolve a Zweilous in Pokemon Black. To my surprise it was level 63. To my luck, I happened to pick the Pokemon that evolved the latest out of the Pokemon at that time. I grudgingly leveled up my Zweilous to level 63 and oh man was it worth it. It just tore through the entire elite four. A few years later, when facing Ghetsis in Black 2 when I saw his Hydreigon at level 58 (I think) I was like....🤨.

Model Details
Pages: 1
Height: 3.36 in / 8.53 cm
Width: 3.31 in / 8.41 cm
Depth: 2.86 in / 7.26 cm
Notes: This model is a little more difficult due to the builds of the heads. Because each head is its own 3D shape you need worry on how to close each. In order to accomplish this feat, build half of each mane then attach the head and close each head by attaching the other half of the mane. In order for the model to stand-up properly I closed the slot in which the tail is supposed to be attached (by covering it with a sheet of paper with the same color as the body) and I glued the tail on the back to create a tripod with the two legs. This takes away Hydreigons hunch, but it allows the model to stand by itself, so it is up to you on how you want to build it. Hopefully, you like the model and enjoy building!