Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Hobby - Papercrafting

Today (First real blog post!), I will write about a hobby of mine - Papercrafting.

What's papercrafting?
Papercraft is basicly a different name for paper models.
From Wikipedia-"Card modeling is making scale models from sheets of cardstock on which the parts were printed, usually in full color. These pieces would be cut out, folded, scored and glued together."

I love papercraft because of it's variety in models, difficulties and types. I spent a lot of time on papercraft forums looking for things I like and want to make. Out of all types of papercraft I absolutely love the ones with moving parts in them (especially gears and other engineer-y things) such as the Gear Cube, the Gear Heart, The Pendulum Clock. Currently I am working on The Gear Cube (replica) by Billybob884 (or is it 844?) on DeviantArt. An other thing I like about it, which is actually kind of silly, is the patience it takes to papercraft many of the models available, on the gear cube I've already spent around 12 hours and it will take a few more to complete it.

How I stumbled upon papercrafting
I've always loved making things out of paper, ever since I was around 9 or 10 I experimented with origami.
At the age of around 11, I found Canon's papercrafting site and I was amazed. Never before had I seen anything like it, and I immediately became crazy about papercraft.
And I've been papercrafting ever since :)

Any other papercrafters out there? Share some models with me if you like :)

36 comments:

The Radical Chemist said...

Have any images or videos of your work? Throw it up in another post, I'd love to see it!

Jordan said...

Yeah, I think it'd be cool to see some pictures!

daniel said...

I agree^^ I wanna see pictures.

b4 said...

Papercrafting? Sounds interesting :) Pictures!

Lux said...

I'll just join the choir that wants to see pictures!

Nohealz said...

That does sound really interesting, im gunna check that out. Awesome post!

zepdragon said...

I've heard of this, even have a few friends that are into it. Wish I had more free time lol.

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Jbrodin said...

I've never tried papercrafting before, I will look into it. Why don't you share some of your work here?

tsk said...

never did it myself, just always wondering about those who do. looks fkin great.

Doro said...

I didn't done any model for 5 years :(

crispykaz said...

I'd love to see some images, man. I've never even heard of paper modelling till now.

Vilvos said...

do paper airplanes count?

FunkyDuckman said...

I'd really love to try it out. I'm into something called paper tole, its barely similar but it seems like papercraft is really cool.

Youtuber said...

show some images! :)

Simon black said...

I'd also love to see some pics, origami have always fascinated me, i did enjoy working with it for a while couple of years ago, mostly just looking at youtube vids and copying. Havent done it for some years now though.

=dgrphx= said...

id like to see some of your work one day

bruno said...

i always lacked the skills to do that kind of stuff

HeavenVsHellTCG said...

can you provide us with some pictures of your works? would be interesting to see!

Dave said...

Congrats on your first real blog post, i hope in the future we can see some of your work

Zach said...

I lack the skills but I would love to see some pictures of them!

MarkeeTeeVee said...

I dont have the skills =.=.

Andy Stockdale said...

so its kindve like a more hands on version of origami? nevertheless i do like the sound of that! you should post up some pics!

Miyamoto Karyuu said...

papercrafting is awesome :D

Lealeepo said...

Sounds pretty interesting. How about posting some pics of your best works. That would be nice!

Glovey said...

Nice post! Keep up the good blogging!

mindlessfrk said...

I also love doing origami since I was a kid, thanks to my grandma.

strawberry Princess said...

though I'm into art, paper crafting is still new to me nor did i do something like it before. It would be great to learn about it though.

I would like to see some pictures of your craft...

Marian said...

some pictures would be awesome :D you made me curious.

Miyamoto Karyuu said...

Im looking forward for that, papercraft is a great art!

Marc D said...

Id love to see some pictures! :)

Ambi said...

I first saw some papercraft in context with world of warcraft. There are hardly any limitations to it

Toby Loll said...

Wow Cool

Sean said...

Pictures please :) Of your work preferably.

hackser141 said...

Wow I'd love to see a picture of that! I've never heard of papercrafting

Scanon said...

I bet you have a lot of patience.

j. said...

i made danbo papercraft and recycle bin last year. im not good at this, it looked like i made it with legs :I

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