12 July 2010
425 / DRIFLOON - Pokémon Papercraft
Species: Balloon Pokémon
Height: 0.4 m (1′04″)
Weight: 1.2 kg (2.6 lbs.)
Interesting Facts: It is said that Drifloon may be the ghosts of popped balloons, this "X" may be two pieces of tape intended to cover the hole that would have caused the balloon to deflate. A white mass of fluff sits on top of Drifloon's head. Drifloon usually try to grab children in attempts to spirit them away, but these attempts always end up with the Drifloon getting swung around. Being filled with air lets Drifloon either expand or shrink to express its feelings. It evolves into Drifblim starting at level 28.
THE PAPER MODEL
Height: 30.0 cm/11.8 in
Width: 16.2 cm/ 6.4 in
Depth: 11.6 cm/4.6 in
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Pieces: 37
NOTES: The hardest part of this model is the cloud that sits on it's head. In fact, if it were not for this one piece, this would be an "easy" model - we strongly advise that you sit in front of the PDO while constructing this part - because it's reeeeeaally complicated! Alternatively, it has been suggested that if you find this piece too hard, then you could perhaps use a wad of cotton wool, instead.
Once you're done with that part, the rest is a breeze. Finish off the head, attach the cloud with super glue. Construct the outside of the skirt, then the inside, but before connecting these two parts, attach the legs/arms. Using a very sharp craft knife, make two small incisions where they should go between the two sections of the front part of the skirt. Attach these limbs, to the inside of the outer layer, with a tiny spot of super glue, then insert the inner layer into the outer (pre-glued) layer, trimming off excess inner skirt. Now you can attach the hearts to the arms/legs, closing these parts over the ends of the limbs.
We've also included 3 alternate faces: a super happy face, a surprised face and a puffing face, only because these were too cute to be left out! To apply these textures in Pepakura Viewer, you go: SETTINGS > TEXTURE SETTINGS > SPECIFY TEXTURE IMAGE > [find the correct texture image supplied by us in the download file] > OPEN > CLOSE. Enjoy!