40 Fathoms Lara by Ainillia

03-06-2014: Ainillia lives in the French speaking part of Belgium and normally, he’s always very busy with his work in computers (not literally in computers of course, but development, technology, repair, anything to do with computers really).

But recently, he has some extra spare time, and because he is fan of the classic Tomb Raider games too (just like me! ;o) he decided to build my papercraft “40 Fathoms Lara” from the Tomb Raider II video game!

I always use 200 gsm paper, but Ainillia used 120 gsm paper, and as you can see from the pictures, it works just as well. ;o)

And because Ainillia already made a papercraft model himself from scratch before, he knew what to do when he ran into some problems: for instance, he had a hard time glueingtogether the upper-chest part, but he didn’t give up, and in the end he managed to get it done beautifully. ;o)

But the biggest issue for Ainillia was to glue the plastic straw to Lara’s foot, to make it look like she’s hovering just above the sea floor:

I used an extra lot of glue and let it dry extra long, but Ainillia came up with a different solution: instead, he glued some craft paper in the top part of the plastic straw, to make a flat surface to glue it to Lara’s foot (otherwise you can really only glue on the thin edges of the straw…!)

It worked very well, and you can just see it in the sideview: picture

And what was great to hear, was that Ainillia told me that he enjoyed building his papercraft Lara so much, that he plans to make many more papercraft models from other people too! ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

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