Looking for HUGE papercrafts

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Rocci, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Rocci

    Rocci New Member

    hello evereyone,
    I'm making papercrafts for a year now, always small projects.

    Now I'm having more time to make a larger project.
    My question to you: can I find somewhere very large papercraft models?

    When I google, I only find some robots and the real-sized link. But are they also other models?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Almost any model can be scaled up to giant size; the main trouble comes with the textures.

    The larger you blow something up, the fuzzier the textures get.

    I've been building a 200% larger version of Gearz' Galactica for the past several years... it'll be about 4 feet long when done. His original textures were so good that it stands up even at that level.

    Welcome to the forum!
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  3. mysteroid

    mysteroid Member

    Hi Rocci, I thought size doesn't matter?:mrgreen:

    Just seach the forums here or at Papermodelers. There are lots of fantastic and huge:eek: models available. Some examples:

    Ekuth is too modest to mention his own Rodger Young which I just finished building. It's a beauty and goes together easily. Winds up around 3.5 feet long.

    If you're into real space subjects there are two 1/48 Saturn Vs. I've started the one designed by Greeltz. They are both over at http://jleslie48.com/gallery_models.html

    Alien99 is designing a fantastic (and ginormous) Sulaco. If you can't wait there's an older (and ginormous) version in the forums here. I think it's in the downloads also.

  4. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Active Member

    First off welcome!

    Lets make sure we are on the same page here first :) Are you talking BIG as in size - amount of space its gonna take up or size as in complexity of build? Also what subjects interest you the most? That will help us make some suggestions :)


    Any number of multi engined aircraft in 1:33 build up to truly room size models. And then there is that eight foot long freighter.
  6. My I suggest the big towns by Tsech designer Richard Vyskovsky? The Prague Castle, and the Medieval town are great.
    Another big model: the Osprey, by Bird Mobile in England.
    You will find them on my website, www.zeistbouwplaten.nl (Pages Arcitecture and Various / Animals)
    Of course the various Alan Rose models can also easily be defined as huge, though not complicated.
    Diderick A. denBakker, Holland
  7. Darthbrik

    Darthbrik New Member

  8. strangelysaucy

    strangelysaucy New Member

  9. thirteenfury

    thirteenfury New Member

    Ugh. Don't remind me about Haywan's life-sized Link. He builds one (relatively simplified) model and gets into Nintendo Power. Meanwhile, more experienced and better designers get completely ignored. Shameful...
  10. Darthbrik

    Darthbrik New Member

    Yes I agree with you about the neglicted other crafters. Have you built any of ninjatoe's papercrafts. They all are really high detail espcilly the Wolf Link and the SSBM Link.
  11. jacksparrow

    jacksparrow Member

    Hey! I'm building the life size link!
    It's very fun and impressive so far.
    As for life size models, you may want to try some of the medieval weapons here: http://members.home.nl/papermodels/
    I've already built all of them. :)
    They were very fun.
  12. barrymarles

    barrymarles New Member

    Papercraft website

    Lots of options here: World wide, military, hobbies, origami, historical

    Free downloads.. pirate site
  13. wile1411

    wile1411 New Member

    With regards to scaling the model.. Assuming the texture is fine, is it just a matter of printing out of A2 paper down at the print shop?
  14. Dented Rick

    Dented Rick Human

  15. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

    I've just unfolded some large Star Destroyer models (the largest, an Imperial II-class is nearly two feet long) which have very fine textures that can be scaled up nicely. They're in the downloads, but I don't mind emailing them directly to you if you can't download.
  16. F131

    F131 Member

    Pictures, please.
  17. Kjev

    Kjev Member

    Jan Ruukers Sulaco is 3 feet long, as is the Rodger Young. I have a copy of the Macross MAC II Monster destroid that takes 72 pages, and I also have a PDF file of a Shadowcat Battlemech in 1:18 scale. It's a little over 2 feet tall when finished. Or there's the Large-scale Star Wars Ship thread here.

    Pretty much you can take any model and scale it to whatever you like. If you need help, I'm a fair hand with Photoshop and Acrobat.
  18. Dented Rick

    Dented Rick Human

    Kjev, would you share the Macross MAC II Monster Destroid with me, I would Love a copy for my Archives
  19. inky

    inky Member

  20. Kjev:

    I would also request a copy of the Destroid Monster if possible. If you have problems with distributing it, I completely understand.


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