08 December 2010

GROUDON


383 / GROUDON - Pokémon Papercraft
Name: Groudon
Type: Ground
Species: Continent Pokémon
Height: 3.5 m (11′06″)
Weight: 950.0 kg (2094.4 lbs.)
Interesting Facts: Slow, stoic, and heavy (2094 pounds--a little over a ton), this super-heavyweight created the land, according to Hoenn legend. It sleeps underground in magma chambers, and causes volcanoes to erupt when it awakens. It is said to appear before those with shining silver spirits. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

THE PAPER MODEL
Height: 22.0 cm/8.7 in
Width: 24.5 cm/ 9.6 in
Depth: 36.6 cm/14.4 in
Pages: 16
Pieces: 120
Level: Hard
Designer: Brandon
Photo: Brandon
NOTES: This is by no means an easy craft. The pieces themselves are not too difficult, but fitting them together in the correct order is the trick. Start at the head and build the body to a point at which you can attach some of the blocks on top, then continue on stopping every so often to add more of the layered blocks. Close at the back, adding the tail fins on when closed. When layering the blocks, be sure to apply some pressure so that they fit snugly, and so that the last one does not hang over the edge. Line up the feet with each other before attaching. It is recommended to put some weight in the tail before closing.

Also, when doing the 'puzzle' for it's back, the order of the parts goes (from front to back) R1-B1-R2-B2-R4*-B3*-R3*-B4-R5-B5-R7*-B6*-R6*-B7-R8-B8-R9-B9-R10.
*=Stacked from bottom up. (First one listed is the bottom, middle is the center, last is the top) These do have to be in that exact order, as each piece is a different size.

Download: A4 / Letter

26 comments:

Uriel_2015 said...

I be waiting a very long time for this one...
T_T
¡¡¡ Thank you ¡¡¡

elias said...

In-F***ing-credible! O_O you got my download!

Anonymous said...

so awesome, only rayquaza and my world is complete!

leafeon4ever! said...

awesome brandon!!! dont u always build the legendaries?

Alexyz182 said...

Hey Brandon Awesome Job!! This model is amazing, Hope to see Articuno very soon it might great. By the way could you put the numbers of each part to know how to fit them correctly. Thanks!!

Brandon said...

Not always, but it does seem to be a trend... Which won't stop here, of course.

Brandon said...

Yup, added. I thought it was kinda self explanatory, but I guess I numbered the stacked blocks a little oddly... Just have to keep in mind that R4 goes before R3, and R7 goes before R6.

abigail said...

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
16 pages!? this is going to be hard. i might wait a while before attempting this one, and let my skill build up. but i shall be back for groudon!

Kyle said...

One of my favorite legendaries, from my favorite generation. Definitely gonna build this once I get some ink for my printer.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh it is so real!! and it's also so well done! Thank you so much brandon and the rest of paperpokes for producing such a great piece of art!!!

Anonymous said...

Holy ****, i cried when i saw this work of art, thanks a lot!

Shurricanger said...

Groudon...YAAAAY!!!
God bless you Brandon b ^_^ d

Anonymous said...

Hey Brandon, would it work if i printed the pages on A3 160gsm paper instead? I want a BIG Groudon for my room :)

PMF said...

yeah, it should work on a A3.

KingMudkip said...

This... this is a job for the painful-to-work-with 65 lb. cardstock, methinks.
Freaking EPIC, though. Excellent work, Brandon, as usual.

Quick question to anyone who's built this: does Groudon need any added weights to stand properly?

Cathy said...

Wow, this is awesome! Belated birthday gift - here I go! (I showed the picture of the Groudon papercraft back in June and he's wanted him since. I promised him it'd be his birthday gift once it came out. :]

Aguvar said...

Are there any tips or help to finding the correct place in the mouth for the teeth? The PDO isn't of much help and I'm having a hard time placing them correctly.
BTW awesome model, it's one my favourites.

Brandon said...

The biggest help there is the fold lines. Check the lined pdf or pdo, and be sure to fold every fold of the teeth. It should give it a kind of accordion look. After that, just kind of push them into the mouth like dentures. I didn't even glue mine in, they stick after they're pushed far enough.

Chuck said...

OMG I LOVE THIS!!! I have a question though. I am I supposed to fold the black pieces? I can't see the crease lines :P

Anonymous said...

the weather trio's papercrafts are awesome.
Already done Rayquaza.
Can't wait to destroy an ink cartridge on this one!

Ludo said...

I'll try it :D

Anonymous said...

hw to do the teeth for this?

Dominik said...

I ll make it smaller!

Anonymous said...

how to do all the black back pieces? it's very confusing

Anonymous said...

Hey,can anyone help me with the teeth because i am stuck. please?

Anonymous said...

I'm still working on this one..
Destroyed serveral ink cartidges on this one..

I've done the feet and the head first..
Had quite some trouble with those teeth.
___________________ Solid Lines are for cutting

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dashed Lines are for Mountain Folds

— - — - — - — - — - — - — - Dashed/Dotted Lines are for Valley Folds

that really helped..

But my current problem is that i have no idea how to continue from the head....
which piece do i need now..