I've been around on the Blagosphere for a while now and I've come to realize that there are three things the internet will never get over: 1) Web Videos, 2) Cats and 3) Cute Japanese Animated Girls That Turn Into Machines. While Amanda already did an 'ible on viral vids, and Fanimecon 2012 isn't until another 2 weeks, I figured Cats would be a perfect niche to fill. So for my second Paper Publication, I would like to introduce you to our HQ's Newest Security System: Surveillance Cat!
Step 1: Paper Profile
Ceiling Cat was one of the first and now, most well-known, internet cats. He has spawned several submemes, including his nemesis Basement Cat and Basement HorseWho.This papercraft version of the adorable cat comes from Deviantart's The-Bongmaster. He is an amazing graphical artist and 3D designer, but there are some things on his site I wouldn't suggest really young children to be visiting it. Some of his stuff is a bit....nsfw (Not Specifically Feline Work).
Download Link Here: http://the-bongmaster.deviantart.com/art/Ceiling-cat-is-on-ure-screen-126063918
Step 2: Build the Base
After grabbing the pepakura file from The-Bongmaster's page and printing out the individual pages, we can begin!
The base is pretty straight forward, it's pretty much four cardboard ramps attached to an inclined flat black print out. Now, The-Bongmaster warns against printing out the black page because it takes up a lot of printing ink. Thankfully, I have access to my company's Laser Jet HP CP1250 and basically have unlimited supply!
Step 3: Cutting out the Pieces
Step 4: Skipping Ahead
Step 5: Building the Face
By the way, you know what was really funny? Several times when I was building, people in the office would come by and ask what it was. They had no idea! Wilgubeast came the closest by calling it a "Mask" but it wasn't until I finally attached it to the base when it was clear.