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Welcome to the chamber of paper and glue, Frankenstein Junior. Ever considered to create life not only in a virtual world but also physically, so that you can have your Alter Ego right beside you?
Create a clone and experience the joy of a buddy that is never mean and always loyal and patient, and, most important of all, resembles you if you want him to. That is what makes him unique and proves your skill undeniably.
Put him behind a window and he will bring the joy forward to anyone on the street. It is really interesting to see the point where people realize that this is not a person watching them. Put him in your bed and he will bring the joy forward to the next one who sees him (including you, if you have a weak memory).
Therefore he is highly qualified for the receiving of a Halloween party or the first contact of the Trick-or-Treat-Gatherers.

The figure was exhibited on the Paper and Pulp - Gathering a Community Exhibition in the Salt Space in New York until 10/18/2010 and on the Maker Faire.

There is a FAQ on the last page.

Start on the next page. It will take 7 days of work, so if you have a week to spare, start building him now or he will lack of shoes.

Step 1: The components

It is really important which kind of paper and glue you use. Skip this step and your model will collapse of thin skin before you can organize a funeral.


This is what you need:

- Paper. Not any paper! NO paper that only weighs 80g/m² (22 pound paper), which is normal. It should be at least 160g/m² (40 pound paper), which is a popular sort, I used that because it is simply the cheapest alternative. Using paper that weighs over 250 g/m² (66 pound paper) is also no good idea.
*Price: You will need 80-120 sheets. 250 sheets cost about 10-15 Euro (~15$), so: 5 Euro

- Glue. Not any glue! DON'T use a glue stick. Seriously. What you will experience: "Hmm.. It is cheaper to buy a glue stick.. Oh it works, it holds together!" But after 2 weeks you can say Goodbye to your friend, because the load is too heavy for a glue stick. Double-sided tape is even worse. The best alternative is simply 2 tubes of all-purpose glue like UHU (or another popular brand). No special edition, just a simple tube of the well-known glue. It needs to be liquid because you often have to get it into gaps.
*Price: You will need about one tube, which costs 2-3 Euro (3$).

- A camera. It should produce good photos, DSLR would be nice, but any compact camera will do it (But please not less than that, an iPhone-camera is really too bad)

- Cardboard. Not much, 2x DIN A 3 is enough.

- A printer. You can print from your home PC, that's no problem when you find a good setting for the quality.
*Price: Depends very much on your printer an the price for the cartridges. Half of each cartridge may be used, which costs from 2 to 20 Euro (3-25$)


- A computer with the following programs:
- A modeling program (I use Anim8or and will explain the process on this example): freeware
- Pepakura (which unfolds your model - no alternative): shareware (not a problem, the only function you can't use is saving)
- An image editing program (I use Paint Shop Pro X): If you don't have one, use GIMP, which is freeware.

For the crafting you also need:
- Scissors
- Those little clothes-pins
- Tweezers
- Sticky tape

- A cutter

Overall price: 10-30 Euro (15-40$)
<p>what website did u use</p>
<p>This is cool.</p>
looooooooooooove it<br>
Man, you did a great job! I think you will love 123D catch from Autodesk. It is freeband scans your mody automaticaly from photos. http://www.123dapp.com/catch
If you give him metal soles in his shoes, and extend light and strong support rods upwards, it may increase stability and reduce its likelihood of falling over in the breeze.<br><br>P.S. Germans Rock!!
Can you make a model I can print out and assemble of Miranda Kerr? Megan Fox?
i think the type of replica you're looking for is already on the market&hellip; just not for those two people.
I said a-bang, bang, bangity bang....
Ouch.. papercuts. x(
LOL
Would you have to laminate it!!!!????
i'd love to bring my miranda kerr out to dinner and just sit her at a table and see what people think :P
You could reenact Playstation-era video games with this!
It appeared again after I closed it and opened it twice!
Oops, work instead of word.
Im really mad right now! I worked an hour on my head, and out of nowwhere, all my word disipeared! Oh, really good tutorial, though. I'v built alot of papercrafts since I started in July.
thank you for giving info on the software and the instructions. some people wont do what you did(i wont mention any names) cause they like the attention of people begging them on how to do it or for the instructable. but for you and many others, i really appreciate you guys(and gals)that take the time to show us.again thanks
to cool <br>
awesome work dude, soo going to make an aweasome model of something cool, all thanks to you.
Dude, this is totally amazing!<br>Im definitely gonna try it this summer!!<br>I remember seeing that big head for the music video, but i thought that ill never be able to use 3d and unfolding programs. But now i feel more confident.<br><br>Cheers!
wow!! you are crazy friend !! how did you make that... i cant such as that thing :)
it looks like a no too old video game character <br>
TOLL. gut gemacht. Ich bin auch mit UHU aufgewachsen :D
<strong>i mades a clone of you. i;m so epic.</strong>
LMAOROTFKMFUID&trade;
I know LMAOROTF, but please explain KMFUID. Is it &quot;kicking my feet up in delight? delirium?&quot;
Laughing My Arse Off Rolling On The Floor Kicking My Feet Until I Die. The trademark is just for fun, too.
i know, i know. it's amazing kmfuid.
Nice! I knew that I knew him from somewhere
you should probably have a look at <a href="http://osang.net/works/deo.html">gwon osang</a> who pioneered a new form of art called photographic sculpture<br> <br> <br>
can you use the molding &quot;http://anim8or.com&quot; software in <br>CNC? &quot; i still don't have a CNC that's why i'm asking.<br>anyway beautiful project. ;)
You could do this with Ironman also rigth
You could do that with anyone, if you have the texturing material (Wouldn't be a problem with Iron Man). I would love to build anyone popular, but I fear copyright problems, especially when I want to sell it. I already had a lot of copyright trouble because of my Youtube-account, 2.000.000 people saw my videos which had a soundtrack that belonged to Viacom and 20th Century Fox...
Truly amazing
just amazing<br>
I need your advise.<br>At the moment, the figure is stuck in New York because of the paper exhibition, but sending it back would cost around 500$. So I have the option to sell it there, but as you can imagine, I don't dare giving a price offer, so I need a few opinions.<br><br>Thanks!
This will probably take me a year to build as I'm not very good at this stuff. Thanks for sharing the tips. Will definite try one day
can't find the add edge tool
it would be fun to make a few of these and then create a little forest of clones. Then, to creep people out (like at a haunted house?!) make a mask for yourself so you can move around within the little forest. muhahahahahahaha
i can't seem to find a way to move the pictures, can you explain how pls, i keep on searching for a piccolo (dragon ball) pepakura model and i can't find one, so i decided to make one from a small toy i have.
You move the picture like any other object, select it with the select-tool and move it with the move-tool.
A. when clicking upon the link, I could not tell which was which. B. I love it. C. I am learning german, Vie Heist Du? Ich Leibere Du paperen moddlenhenshlapen?
Wie* :) aber, ich bin gut und ich hei&szlig;e Johann
Danke, ich hei&szlig;e Philipp ;) But I don't really know what moddlenhenshlapen is ;)
Model?
Amazing project! Very cool. I agree with Visic. Keep up the good work.

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