176085 Black Hole Cruiser (03-07-2016)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 7,7 cm x 3,4 cm x 6,8 cm
10-02-2016: Roy from Massachussets built a lot of plastic Revell model kits in the past, but nowadays, it’s all paper for him! ;o)
The first papercraft model he built was my Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but that one proved a bit difficult for a first time…
He gained a lot of experience since then though, and now his papercraft builds look really good!
(if you don’t believe me, the picture of his Oogie Boogie proves it! ;o)
Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!
03-01-2016: The starship in the picture above looks like the U.S.S. Defiant, but it’s not: it’s the U.S.S. Monitor, another retexture by Bones McCoy! ;o)
It’s based on the descriptions of the U.S.S. Monitor in the novels “The Return” and “Preserver” written by William Shatner.
In those novels, the U.S.S. Monitor is a modified Defiant-class starship with a dark, microdiffracted carbon coated hull for extra stealth, sent on a mission to destroy the Borg homeworld…
I haven’t read the novels myself, but I’ve always found the Defiant a very cool looking ship, and it looks great in its Monitor colours too:
Like before, Bones allowed me to share his retextured parts for those that want to build this new version, you can get them from the U.S.S. Defiant download post again: link
And here’s another one, of the bottom this time! You can see the extra details in the textures that Bones added, but because the parts have stayed the same, you can still use Bill Perry’s redraw instructions to build it!
Thank you for retexturing and building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!
14-01-2016: Ivana from Brazil doesn’t remember exactly when she made the first papercraft in the picture above, but she does remember the order she made them in:
For Mario, she didn’t even need to use the instructions! But for Link, she was glad I made them because that one is more difficult…!
For Mario, she sent me bigger picture too: picture
I think it looks pretty good, don’t you? ;o)
She also sent some more pictures of Link, who seems to be admiring the Master Sword in the pedestal: picture
And moments later, the Master Sword has mysteriously disappeared from the pedestal: picture
I think Link took it, but it’s okay of course, since he’s a good guy. ;o)
So you can see that Ivana has taken quite a liking to making papercrafts. She told me she already printed my papercraft Lara Croft from Tomb Raider Legend, and I hope she’ll enjoy making that one too of course! ;o)
Thank you for downloading and building these Ninjatoes’ (and others’ ;o) papercraft models!
15-03-2016: Noemi-in-art took a break from building paper Laras again, to build a paper Impa! ;o)
She had the right idea that building a “smoother” papercraft is usually a bit less work than having to make all the folds on a “blocky” papercraft, but she overlooked the fact that she had to make all the separate fingers, and even the toes… ;o)
In the end, most parts took her only a day, but the tiny parts took another 2 days…!
Luckily, Noemi-in-art is pretty experienced in papercraft already, just check out her DeviantArt page with more and bigger pictures, and other artworks too! ;o)
09-01-2016: I think it’s safe to say that Noemi-in-Art is just as big a fan of the classic Tomb Raider fan as myself, because you have to be to make so many of my classic Tomb Raider papercrafts!
(and she explains she is in the comments on her DeviantArt posts ;o)
This time, she made my latest one, of Lara Croft in the Atlantean levels of the first Tomb Raider game, confronted by her… clone? picture
The clone, or Lara replica that the evil Natla seemed to have made of Lara didn’t seem quite complete yet though, as it didn’t have any skin…
Pretty gruesome if you think about it, even in a 1996 polygonal world – and the origin of the nickname that fans gave her: bacon Lara. ;o)
It’s already a pretty challenging papercraft, with quite a few thin pieces and parts, and what made it even more work for Noemie, was that her printer wasn’t really cooperating when she printed the parts…
So she had to add *every* little shadow herself afterwards, which was a lot of work, but makes it a really unique papercraft of course! ;o)
Noemie also built Cole, from the Legend of Zelda, and several other of my Tomb Raider papercrafts before, and she also does sculptures, drawings and other artworks; you can see it all in her DeviantArt’s page: link! ;o)
Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!
07-12-2015: Bernd (paperdemon) from Germany runs a small computer repair shop, so you know he’s good with electronics. But as you can see from the picture, he’s also good with paper! ;o)
In 2010, a buddy of Bernd’s told him how he found a cool papercraft “Firefly” spaceship from the tv series “Serenity” that was trying to pt together, but that he run into some problems.
Being a fan of the “Serenity”/”Firefly” series too, Bernd tried out the papercraft model too, but ran into the same problems… He managed to fix the problem though, and even made a website about the papercraft Serenity: firefly-serenity.de
After that, Bernd was hooked on the new hobby, and among other papercraft sites around the web, he found mine! ;o)
He built my papercraft Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II before, but using only 80 gsm paper, it looked like “like Starbuck had crashed it on some planet… ;)” (his words ;o)
So he decided to build it again, together with the Cylon Raider, and the picture shows how good the result was the second time!
And I think it’s safe to say that Bernd is quite a sci-fi fan, because after my Battlestar Galactica models, he also built the “Planet Express” ship, from the “Futuruma” cartoon, which he found more challenging than the previous ones… ;o)
I hope he can still find the time to repair computers, in between building papercrafts…! ;o)
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