Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Chibi Altaria




Commentary: I feel like I used this Pokemon while running through Pokemon Emerald at least once, but I do not recall anything special or funny about this Pokemon. However, when I was playing Pokemon Go (this story takes place about a year ago) I was very excited to evolve my first three star shiny Swablu (means the Pokemon should be the top class for that type of Pokemon). I was planning to power it up intensely and make it one of my strongest Pokemon as I thought because it was a somewhat bulky Pokemon it would have a decently high CP (Combat Power). Well, 😅 I was dead wrong. Before evolving Swablu, it had a whopping 900 CP. After evolving it, Altaria only had 1000 CP with majortiy of the max CP bar filled. In other words, this Pokemon would not have been as powerful as I hoped, and I did not actually power up this Pokemon any further. I know I probably should have looked up the CP cap for Altaria, but how am I supposed to have funny story for this Pokemon 🤪. But anyways, the screenshot of this Pokemon is down below, I cut-out the location where it was caught for obvious reasons.


Model Details:
Pages:1
Height: 2.95 in / 7.49 cm
Width: 3.11 in / 7.90 cm
Depth: 2.83 in / 7.19 cm
Notes: This model is not to difficult to build. Build the wings first and just glue the top of the body on one of the long sides of the wings. On the other side of the wings, glue the feet. Make sure to trim the feet and play with the positioning to allow the model to stand up properly. Besides that enjoy building and stay tuned!

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Chibi Kyurem




Commentary: I did play Black and White one and two, but I do not remember much about this Pokemon. I just remember being surprised that this was the cover Pokemon for Black and White 2 and that I wanted to play Pokemon Black 2 because I thought the Kyurem combination with Zekrom was cooler than the one with Reshiram. 

I do not have the models for the Kyurem versions with Zekrom and Reshiram, at the moment, so please do not asked for them. Also, fun fact, this model was the quickest turn around for a model I have made. Please do not expect this quick of a turnaround as classes start next week for me...so yeah😓. I have models planned for the upcoming times so do not worry about further posts, I have them covered. 

Model Details:
Pages: 2
Height: 2.75 in / 6.99 cm
Width: 3.81 in / 9.68 cm
Depth: 5.11 in / 12.98 cm
Notes: The head is the hardest part of the model to build. Before I start talking about how to build the head, I need to cover the other parts of the model. First, I put exactly three pennies inside the body and then used the tail to make a tripod with the legs to allow the model to stand up as at an angle close to 180 degrees. For the wings I tried to make them as easy possible but use Pepakura to make sure the build of the wings is correct (You can download Pepakura under the important links tab and click open PDOs).

For the head I recommend building the blue section of the face first and make sure to fold all the possible folds (I had to keep Pepakura open on my computer when making the model). Next, I cut out the eyes from the head and just glued them directly to the blue section and I continued to build the head.



Then I lined up the bottom part up of the head to the bottom of the head and trimmed the top part to allow it to comfortably fit with the blue part of the head. I also attached the yellow piece on top of the face.

Lastly, I attached the back of the head to the front of the head. If you have not noticed I did not close the back of the head. Once the glue dries, I put my toothpick inside the head and pushed out parts of the back of the head that was crushed and to push out parts to make sure the transition from the front of the head to the back of the head is smooth. When you like the position of the back part of the head in accordance with the front part of the head, you can close the back of the head.
Besides the head the model is straightforward and simple. If you have any questions about the model just post them in the comments section below. Hopefully, you enjoy building and stay tune!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Chibi Bulbasaur




Commentary: I think if you read the other generation one starters' commentary sections, you can conclude that Bulbasaur is my favorite generation one starter. Well, just to confirm, Bulbasaur is my favorite generation one starter. When I first played FireRed and Bulbasaur reached level 13 (I had to look this fact on Serebii), I allowed the Bulbasaur to learn poison powder and sleep powder giving me the move set of vine whip, leech seed, poison powder and sleep powder. Let us just say I had a huge problem defeating any Pokemon that resisted grass type moves (which is surprising a lot from other in game trainers like team rocket). I would never line up with that move set again, but this problem taught me the importance of diversifying my team as I had to heavily rely on a Pidgey, Buttefree, and Pikachu in the beginning of the game. 

Model Details:
Pages: 1
Height: 1.60 in / 4.06 cm
Width: 1.44 in / 3.66 cm
Depth: 2.52 in / 6.40 cm
Notes: Again, this model is easy to build, so stay tuned and enjoy building! 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Chibi Squirtle




Commentary: Just to remind you that this section is about my opinions about the Pokemon. In my opinion Squirtle is my least favorite starter Pokemon from the first region. The design of the Pokemin is brilliant and cute and when it evolves to Blastoise gains water cannons as part of its arm (like thats is cool). I just never seemed to choose this Pokemon that often when starting the game as I felt like I was limiting my team selection. Because I liked having a diverse team to take on the game, Squirtle would take up the water-type Pokemon slot of my team leaving out many types of water-types. Pokemon such as Gyarados, Tentacruel, Starmie, Golduck, Poliwrath, Slowbro, Dewgong or Vaporeon would not be used in the play through (never wanted to use a Seaking ever in a playthrough. If you have used Seaking in a playthrough tell me about it in the comments below). I felt there seemed to lack a plethora of quality fire and grass/bug type Pokemon in Generation 1 (Besides maybe Arcanine, Ninetales, Flareon, Vileplume and Victreebel), thus I used my starter to fill the gap. Therefore, I rarely chose Squirtle as my starter (Once I learned how to beat Brock with Charmander I chose Charmamnder many more runs) and thus did not create many memories (a stronger bond) with this Pokemon. I will admit though the Squirtle Squad in the anime is awesome and amazing and I love creation of those Squirtle.     

Model Details:
Pages: 1
Height: 2.15 in / 5.46 cm
Width:  1.48 in / 3.76 cm
Depth: 2.15 in / 5.46 cm
Notes: Again, this model is not too difficult to build and it is a great model for someone who wants to learn to build their own papercrafts. By the recent trend I think most people can guess the next Pokemon in which I will release so enjoy building and stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Chibi Charmander




Commentary: When I first played Pokemon FireRed, I will wanted to run through the game with a Charizard, so I picked Charmander as my started. I remember breezing through the first few areas of the game thinking how easy the rest of the game would be. I even was able to beat the trainers in the gym leading up to Brock extremely easily, but the main challenge was yet to appear. I was able to knock out his Geodude with some ease only losing a few Pidgey and Caterpie, but the real challenge was defeating the Onix. My strongest attack at the time was ember and it did measly damage compared to Onix's rock tomb which one-hit-KOed all my team members. After failing multiple times, I grinded my Charmander until it learned metal claw. When I refaced the gym, I was able to easily take out the Geodude with metal claw, but when Onix came out metal claw only did a sliver more damage than what ember. I tried beating Brock for the next hour to no triumph. As a kid, I was unaware of saving before fighting the gym leader and the fact that every time you lost a battle you lost money, so I eventually thought of the brilliant idea of buying items to help aid my attempt against Brock but I had no money by that time. I concluded that I was not going to beat Brock but wanted to progress in the game, so I restarted the game with a different starter and had a better time progressing past Brock. I am pretty sure I eventually tried again with Charmander, but I forget how I was able to beat Brock. I probably evolved Charmander up to a Charmeleon and used items to help.

Model Details:
Pages: 1
Height: 2.09 in / 5.31 cm
Width: 1.29 in / 3.28 cm
Depth: 2.02 in / 5.13 cm
Notes:  This model is super easy build and therefore is no advice to give, so enjoy building and stay tune!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Chibi Raichu




Commentary:
 I never really used this Pokemon in game besides in Pokemon FireRed. All I remember about this Pokemon was that it was a strong electric type attacker throughout the game. The only problem with this Pokemon was that it did not learn ANY level up moves once it evolved😐, so most of the time, I just ran thunderbolt with a range of weak normal and electric type moves. When writing this I thought, nah Raichu cannot have that bad of a move-set it must be able to learn the elemental punches maybe I was just stupid as a kid to not teach it those moves, but I was wrong. The only strong moves Raichu is capable of learning are electric type moves, mega punch or kick, and dynamic punch, so I guess I could have gave it better moves besides just thunderbolt, shock wave, thunder shock and thunder wave.  Lastly a small complaint/confusion, how does Pikachu or Raichu not learn volt tackle through level-up as it is a moved used heavily in the anime 🤔(I have watched very few episodes of the anime, but Ash's Pikachu seems to use volt tackle quite a bit) I always wanted to use it in game but I would not gain the opportunity until future games.

Model details:
Pages: 1
Height: 2.40 in / 6.10 cm
Width: 1.64 in / 4.17 cm
Depth: 2.14 in / 5.44 cm
Notes: Just use the tail to help the model stand. The tail will create a tripod with the two legs. Besides that the model is straightforward to build so enjoy building and stay tune!