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I made a /tg/ mini game about bikini armor based battles a while back, with /po/ minis. I think it was destroyed in one of the new thread spam purges or something. Anyway, I opened up my old files and fixed them up a bunch today. Here's some stuff. Enjoy, but I'm looking for comments along the lines of "This specific thing right here looks like shit/is needlessly difficult" so anything along those lines is appreciated.
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Still here. Just designed some walls, printed them on my shit printer, built them, and immediately changed my mind on how they should work. The model sitting on my desk looks like shit and the current design makes no sense, so I'm not posting either. But it's progress! To avoid posting without an image, I did a loot marker. In order to run the /qst/ game I'll just need to pick a couple of heroes, then assemble a sheet for models for all of the baddies that might show up, give everybody appropriate team colors, and then print everything on the good printer and assemble them all. Which is doable, but won't be done any time soon.
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villain of the dungeon
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check em

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So sad to see WWG go. And worse is the fact that the Terrainlinx system is going to die with them.

It's a shame nobody else is picking up their banner, the system mixed simplicity with pleasing depth. And it's not like they're around to try and defend their copyright or patent or anything.
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dont suppose anyone would have a Link to DL the stuff before it disappears?
almost everything

Their site is still up and running, too, so whatever's not in the mega you can still buy, if you're the type to buy pdfs.
motherfucking CHECKED
You missed /pol/.

And they went out of business because they tried to get into VR gaming and then sorta dissolved.
I have some files downloaded too, if you want anything specific I can upload it

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So after doing a decent bit of research and purchasing and returning the cricut mini, my girlfriend and I have just about decided on purchasing the Silhouette Cameo 3. Has anyone here had any experience with this machine, or other 2D cutting machines? First time on /po/ and there's no sticky, so sorry if this isn't exactly what this board is for. I mostly stick to /wg/
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Now this is a cutting and pasting paper with your silhouette machines thread
I recommend eBay or amazon, also look up signwarehouse and uscutter. Buy a vinyl cutter for as much as you can afford, they cut cardstock wonderfully, just have to learn the ins and outs of the machine and software. Illustrator or Inkscape are a must unless your cutting software is great, not usually the case Unless you have mutoh or Roland cutter or the like then you use flexi or whatever.
I operated a vinyl express q42 and sai flexi 8 at my last job.
I have a silhouette portrait I bought mainly for vinyl cutting but also use for papercrafts etc. It's similar to the cameo (uses the same blades and software) but with a narrower width. I generally create dxf files in other software and import into the basic studio software fixing the scale afterwards. It works great for me and the blades last much longer cutting self adhesive vinyl than cardstock or photopaper. The print and cut feature also works quite well so long as you're willing to sacrifice a chunk of your page to registration marks.

I could live with that. (Any similar thread I tried to start fizzled lol.)

I use the cameo for papercraft exclusively. I score and cut with the cameo, allowing me to do lineless builds for my paper Gundams. Using a cameo is also a real time saver compared to manually scoring and cutting 50-70 pages per model.

I use the cameo via the illustrator connect plugin as it's much simpler workflow-wise. I can edit and print in illustrator and then send the cut lines over to the cutter software directly with a click of a button. Minor convenience like these adds up when you are cutting > 50 pages per model.
I would not spend money on anything but a Cricut Explore II. COMING OUT NOW!

Hey /po/, what do you think about this product: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/3D-Puzzle-Metal-Earth-3D-Laser-Cut-Model-3D-Jigsaws-DIY-Gift-Eiffel-Tower-Big-Ben/837958_32340894498.html?spm=a2g01.8041047.0.332.HzK6EL&sdom=101.329.388.0_32340894498

Would it worth buying any of these?
Yep they're great have built about 5 or 6 of these now, tricky but great fun ^__^
these are nicer ones though... https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3D-puzzle-for-adult-2015-New-Star-Wars-3D-Nano-metal-Puzzle-DIY-juguetes-educativos-brinquedos/32377138812.html?spm=2114.12010108.1000023.1.SQBqxH
There are so,e pretty awesome ones out there, I've got 5 just in aircraft and a few others.

Only problem is that you need to go super slow and super carefully or else the entire thing is ruined with one bent piece.

Don't bother with buying the special kit, you don't need the clippers, they just ruin the pieces, it's easier to just tease the pieces off the sheer.
I've found that forceps and tweezers are the best tools to use, I also wear gloves to avoid getting them full of fingerprints.
I despise aliexpress because they stole free paper models from Canon and a couple others and sold them as pay kits.
But I do like Metal Earth. I've built many of their models, including the USS Arizona and a B-17 most recently. I've also built things ranging from a tarantula to the LEM to a Star Destroyer.
They require quite a fair bit of skill, but the results are rather nice.
yeah, i've bought star destroyer there, you get quite a detailed result for such size and prize

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its that time of year again,

since october and by association halloween is right around the corner let's post halloween themed papercraft, origami and costume ideas/tips so we can help our fellow /po/lite friends

please no arguing this board is too slow for that shit

ill start with this wolf head i found in my folder and a question on whether i should do something like this or a helmet from skyrim
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ill also add this wizard and witch origami
nice quads my dude

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Is it worthwhile for a complete beginner to buy a stack of origami paper, or should I just use lined writing paper/standard printing paper instead?
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I wanna buy some big sheets of thin paper that's easily shapeable.

I'll probably go with some tissue/tissue-foil/whatever

does somebody have recommendations?

What kind of tissue should I get?

I don't wanna pay more than 2 euro's per sheet, unless there's a very good reason to do so.

I'm based in the netherlands, but online shops are obv ok, provided that they have sane shipping charges
Depends on what you want to do with it, how good you are at the model you're trying to make and how big you want the paper to be.

Unless you have local online shops in your country, origami-shop.com is probably the best one for good papers from my experience. But obviously you should first test fold a model a couple times on regular kami or kraft paper before attempting with more expensive paper. Kraft is actually very underrated, and works pretty great with harder stuff. So unless you already know how to fold huge complex models you probably shouldn't jump into the pricey exotic stuff yet.

The most popular super thin paper is just tissue foil, which you can even make yourself. Tissue paper can be found in regular paper/art shops around town and you just follow one of the billion tutorials online and glue it to kitchen aluminium foil. The crumpled foil side does tend to look a big crappy with some models though, so you could just sandwich 2 tissue papers with a foil one in the middle. Also you can, and probably should treat it with MC. But if you're not crafty, then just buy the pre-made tissue foil online. The one from the site I mentioned before is really great.

I also recommend the biotope paper from there, it's a lot like tant, only thinner. Afterwards there's all the other fancy ones that you shouldn't get into unless you're really confident in your capabilities and pockets.
Been more of a scrap-folder myself, mostly because I'm poor.
Folding the little envelopes that you get with single-cup teabags, they are often nice and colorful, also played with newspaper and other junk you get through the mail.
It's okay, though you can't be picky about quality that way.

Also considered making tissue foil some time, which I assume is still way cheaper than buying any sort of specialized origami paper and I like the DIY aspect a lot too.
Thanks for the advise

I want to do some models like eric joisels dwarf and kamiya satoshi's phoenix in thin, big paper.
I've done lots of models that are approximately as difficult as the dwarf, but anything more complicated just doesn't work with the size/kind of paper I have (the parts of a model that have lots of layers end up so thick that it cannot be folded or shaped, and even if I manage to shape something a bit it doesn't stay that way)

I plan on burning the phoenix afterwards, so that might speak against tissue foil, but I might buy it anyhow

How square can one get selfmade tissue foil? it needs to be pretty exact for what I'm trying to fold.

I'm looking for paper at least 40cm*40cm in size
Yeah, in that case it's probably wise to start off cheap and simple with tissue foil, even though it's not the highest quality. If you don't want the foil you can just make double tissue paper, aka gluing 2 layers of tissue paper with MC. The higher quality stuff like Unryu doesn't really require any preparation (unless you specifically want to), because it's much stronger than regular tissue paper. Of course, some models still require shaping with MC afterwards.

>how square
Well you'd have to cut it yourself. The easiest way imo is to place a piece of square cardboard or whatever on the paper and carefully cut around it. And from experience, it helps a lot if you glue the papers slightly larger than your desired size, and then cut it all at once after it's dried, rather than trying to stick together 2 or 3 layers of exactly the same size.
Also maybe expect mess ups or failure for the first time or so. Like maybe you wet the paper too much, or not enough and it gets unglued, air bubbles etc. After all it's origami.

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/po/ I do some amateur bookbinding. Where's a good place to buy paper and learn about paper types and paperweights? I wanna put nicer paper in my books.

Looking for a birthday present for a friend who's super into papercraft and Call of Duty. Unfortunately, there isn't much out there. I was following the COD news and noticed this mech looks relatively simple. Would anyone be able to design a papercraft of it?
"looks simple" Really depends on the level of detail you want and you will be hard pressed to find some one who would do it for free.
You will need to commission it.
Do they like CoD Zombie mode?

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Why isnt there a show off thread?

Post pictures of things you made, anything, as long as you made it.
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thats a big dredd
for you
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Did this a year ago.
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>when your motivation is "because I can"

Excuse the shit folds. Wanted to try taking a 3D model, modifying, and unfolding. I'd say this is a good first shot.

Anybody have recommendations on brands for lacquers and finishes?
Anything better I can use for really large projects than Hobby Lobby cardstock?
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Unicorn Gundam completed

can i make this...
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...with this? hand for scale
If your bill has approximately the same proportions as a dollar bill (about 1:2.35), then you shouldn't have any problem.
Granted it isn't plastic money (>>>>>545114)! ^^
does somebody have diagrams for this?

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Long time no see, /po/! I've been away from folding for a while now, and it appears all posts by me have disappeared.

But I'm back and with a brand new model, a wyvern!

So I was thinking of consolidating all my threads into this one in the future, for brevity and to avoid deleting other quality posts. Of course anyone else can post their designs as well, but any future designs I post will likely be in this thread.

Don't forget to check out my diagrams here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B1vYEdIPwkWcRDUxdDNZZml2RVE
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Top view.
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If you want more angles let me know. I'll have this thread opened in a tab.
I should add, it's a 1:1 scale of a Mexican Free Tailed Bat.
Good job! Just in time for Halloween!
Thanks! I usually post on /a/. I'll be working n the cockatiel to show off on a later date for this thread.

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From /pol/
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Sorry about trashing up your board with junk.

>Have a wallpaper
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That's pretty rad.
>came here from /pol/
>see nazi oragami plane
>sees front of plane looks bent like it crashed
>questions anons faith for fuhrer
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>you're supposed to have a big and beautiful nose on your nazi plane goy

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/po/ in the lo
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Does that make it.....a polo?
I came here because someone on /pol/ said /po/ was always right.

Some cool work in here, but this thread is the best I've seen.
I have a feeling that /pol/ is cool with /po/ in all ways, shapes and forms.
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>be drunk
>intend on going to /pol/ but click /po/
>see this post
>came here to see if this board had any memes
was not dissapointed

This guy on Deviantart made this and it makes me cringe on more than one level.
I just want to know, if I am not the only one that feels that way.
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Makes me cringe too. It is all wrong.
Care to explain HOW this upsets you?

What's going on in this picture?
That's partly because hobos have sued companies (mostly fast food places) because they got food poisoning from their trash cans.

Am I still on /po/? This is starting to feel like another board.
Except that grocery stores actually do donate some of that stuff. There was a place next door to my grandfather's apartment that got donations from the supermarkets in the area of expiring food that old people could go in and grab for free.
The bend test will eventually ruin cards if done enough. Plus I've seen people fold cards in half to bend-check them. Anyone who's played magic for a while knows how a card feels, rendering the test unnecessary. If I were looking to sell any card worth over $10 I'd hike the price 1.5x if they did the damned bend test.

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ITT we post funny rodent mazes. Isn't this Super Mario themed one adorable?

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praise be!
Nice dubs
This isn't /pol/ but I don't mind at all.

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