7FT Gundam - Ultimate Papercraft





Introduction: 7FT Gundam - Ultimate Papercraft

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After burning my 4FT Freedom Gundam papercraft in 2010 I was determined to create a bigger and better replacement. This 7FT Gundam Mk-2 papercraft became the result of my goal, made up of 1250 parts on 720 pages, for a total paper weight of 10lb (4.5kg).

Using time-lapse photography, video editing and motion graphics, I created this video which shows the entire construction process as it happened over a course of three to four months.

My brother Ivan Lesko and I collaborated on creating a set of fantasy photographs for this project. Read Ivan's thoughts about the photography on his blog and follow him on Twitter.

Here's another time-lapse video which shows our photoshoot.

In this behind the scenes video I talk about my original idea, design process and equipment used for this project.

I launched this teaser video one month prior to revealing this project to the world.

For this and more, visit my website at www.visualspicer.com

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    Wow, this is really amazing! I'm also into papercraft, although I haven't tried doing an instructable yet. I'm sure you've already received lots of comments about this, but I hope you're planning to release the papercraft files, or at least direct us to where you got them.

    This is not an Instructable but rathewr a "Bragable"
    There is no instruction on how we can replicate this, no mention of software used and sequence of construction.
    Just an ad for his web site.
    Great skills but nothing if any instructional value here.

    I don't think you quite get this, Garry. The point of instructables is to inspire others to make things that you showcase by yourself. (DIY) In this case, he is showing people something that we all could do at home, showing how many pages, the height, and other things to explain how you could do it yourself. Some people might not see it that way, but I definitely got inspired to do a project like this someday.

    Maybe I don't get it like you do but the name of the web site he posted this too does in fact have the word "Instruct: in it, might I recommend a good dictionary so you can look up the meaning of the word, after all it is not called "Inspireables"


    You NEED to make an instructible fo this! I want one for my room.

    @REA - I think you missed the point (apparently, as has everyone else so far)... the advertising videos ARE his Instructable. Apparently, you're supposed to watch the videos he posted, and then magically absorb the knowledge you need to make one of them for yourself, because he obviously has no intention of sharing the files anyone else would need to make one of these for themselves.

    Dude, there's a "Be Nice" rule here.

    (And it's a damn sight easier to "absorb the knowledge" from a video on the web than it is to follow the instructions of a prject that has not been published at all.)

    Thank you Kiteman. It's a tough crowd here. It seems that a lot of people have a difficult time with simply absorbing and enjoying the creativity.