maandag 29 augustus 2011

The head of Deathwing

The file can be downloaded here!
(EDIT: for a PDF version, go here!)

Achievement unlocked! STOOD IN THE FIRE!

Yeah or not ^^; It wouldn't be all that easy to do to make this dragon breath out any fire. And it is not something I am planning on doing either. Nor would I like frying people with this lovely baby~!

The model is 46 cm wide (from horn to horn) and 57 cm long (from the jaw till the neck). I was planning on making it wearable but since I made a small miscalculation (I didn't think the mouth would run into the back that far) I decided to build LED's into it and also make the jaw movable. Check the short movie below to see it working~! (do not worry about voice is completely gone so I wasn't able to talk about the model in this movie anyway XD)

I gave myself a deadline for Abunai! 2011 to finish this one. (this is an anime/game convention in the Netherlands) and people were so damn amazingly enthusiastic about this papercraft. I honestly NEVER in my WILDEST DREAMS imagined having such an awesome response to this.

The reason I gave myself that deadline, was because I am holding papercraft workshops in that convention. Now mostly it is cubee crafting, but since we have only 2 hours during the workshops there isn't that much time to make a bigger papercraft. Nonetheless...the workshops went great, it was really a full house and it was awesome to see people responding to it that way.

Below are some photos that people took of me with the Deathwing papercraft as well as a few impression photos about the workshops that I found. All these photos are made by others, so the credit goes out to the respectful owners of the photo! (also a small warning...I am not good at being photographed XD So sorry if I look funny at times)

As always: Enjoy the build and if there are questions or photos about finished models, let me know!

10 opmerkingen:

  1. Amazing! what type of LED did you use?

  2. Well ummm...I suck at LED's and all that stuff...but I used the brightest ones the store had and used those resistance thingys in combo with it XD I just did what the store told me to do ;)

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [30 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. You also appear on in case you hadn't noticed. Good job!

  5. And also on ^_-

  6. So I see! Thanks for letting me know! (I knew about the one, but not the french one XD)

    Yay for google translate on french sites!

  7. mmm i have a problem ... i dont know how to assemble this papercraft :(

  8. ....Anoniem, you are not alone! 47 pages, and no instruction, not that it really bd or anything, quite brilliant in fact! but I am easily

    1. Anoniem & Amanda...

      I won't be making any instructions on how to make this papercraft due to the fact that THAT would make it so that I would have to create another head just to make the instructions ;)

      The easiest way to know where to go from where you are is to install pepakura viewer and use the .pdo file. Other than that...I might be able to tell you what to do if you were to mail me or so, but I can't say for sure I can help

  9. Could you Please Tell us How you dis to articulate the jaw ?

    Thank you a lot in advance