ウォーリ ーペパクラ = Wall-e Pepakura

This papercraft model of Wall-e took me three weeks to finish (Started on 29/11) but I left the upload of pics until now (holiday before New Years!!). I obtained the plans from here but it can be purchased pre-printed (albeit illegally since its CC licensed) here. Personally I prefer to print my own so I can get extra copies - which I had to to improve on and to correct mistakes during construction. I have no idea what the printed versions are printed on but I printed my set with a colour laser on 160gsm stock card for a total cost of 55 sen (or US$0.18).

The biggest problem was 160gsm cardstock was too thick for making tubes and rolls required for the arm and head support - so those were replaced with normal drinking straws of the same size since they aren't seen in the finished model. Parts that required additional support were the arm beams, body and eye bridge - without support the original design could not stand the weight of the other parts and would fall/tear apart sooner or later. Support for the model parts came in the form of cheap packing foam (i.e. foam trays) that were cut to size and glued on with PVA glue.

The finished model looks quite similar to the rendered graphic above.
Since there are no clear instructions, I've randomly constructed the model parts based on the time I had and mood. The slideshow below shows the progress over the three weeks.

3 comments:

  1. those are very very tiny tabs! can imagine having to be dainty-careful when folding.

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    1. link is in blogpost

      repeated here
      http://paper-replika.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=54&Itemid=30

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