24 September 2010
TEPIG [POKABU] (Chinese New Year 2019)
498 / TEPIG - Pokémon Papercraft
Name: Tepig (Pokabu)
Species: Fire Pig Pokémon
Height: 0.5 m (1′07″)
Weight: 9.9 kg (22.0 lbs.)
Interesting Facts: Ken Sugimori said that Tepig and its evolutions were meant to evoke a Chinese feel. Its typing and appearance are reminiscent of Zhu Bajie, a pig demon from the Chinese tale, Journey to the West. Tepig evolves into Chaobu starting at level 17, which evolves into Enbuoo starting at level 36.
THE PAPER MODEL
Height: 18.1 cm/7.1 in
Width: 7.5 cm/ 2.9 in
Depth: 17.8 cm/ in
Designer: Paperpokés Team
NOTES: The model is kinda simple to build, the only hard parts are to close the body, but mostly to glue the tail correctly on the body so it stand right.
Start by building the nose and then the rest of the head. You can glue the ears already on the head or wait until the end (it might be easier now). After, build the front legs, the chest and the body (orange pieces) and attach them together. You can now glue the head and the body together. Glue the first big black piece on the body, then build the rear legs and attach them to the black piece. Finish to build the "behind" from the top to the bottom where you can close the model between the legs with the black square piece.
The tail is the hard part to make; not to build but to twist correctly. You'll probably have to force it a little to bend correctly and it might be a good idea to glue the tail to the body at the base and also at the middle of the tail where it roll over the body. You'll also need something to hold it in place while it dries.
Finally, you still have to build the ball and glue it at the tip of the tail. You can use the twist of the tail to make it stand more easily and you'll need something to hold it in place while it dries too.
Download: A4 / Letter