01 January 2011
CHARIZARD (Happy New Year 2011)
006 / CHARIZARD - Pokémon Papercraft
Type: Fire / Flying
Species: Flame Pokémon
Height: 1.7 m (5'07")
Weight: 90.5 kg (199.5 lbs.)
Interesting Facts: Being the last evolution of a fire-type starter Pokémon, Charizard has the ability to learn Blast Burn. When it gets very angered, the flames on its tail become a blueish-white color. Its fire is incredibly hot, and described to be hot enough to melt boulders. Because of the wings it has grown upon evolution, Charizard can fly and can use many other flying-type abilities, and its wings are able to carry it close to an altitude of 4,600 feet. It also has access to dragon-type moves, such as Dragon Claw, Dragon Breath, Dragon Rage, as well as Dragon Pulse. Charizard is the final form of Charmander. It directly evolves from Charmeleon starting at level 36.
THE PAPER MODEL
Height: 30.0 cm/11.8 in
Width: 27.9 cm/ 11.0 in
Depth: 36.0 cm/14.2 in
NOTES: This model is a moderately hard one. You must use at least 120gsm weight paper. It is crucial that you use the PDO and follow the numbers on the template. The flame is fairly tricky, and will need to be constructed in front of the PDO.
The wings may go floppy after a while, so we would suggest that you either (a) insert a stiff, but thin, strip of card into the wings, or (b) print a single side (eg: the outside) of the wings onto 200gsm paper. They will also need internal support - glue a small piece of at least 200gsm paper (curved) that will just fit over the wing tabs on the underside of the back panel - where the wings meet the back.
Even if you choose to do the lineless model, there will be sections that you will need to score/emboss, e.g.: the thumb of the wing (square poking-out bit), claws, palm of the hands, teeth, tongue, top of the horns, and flame. We have included a blank template for you to use as a ink-saving guide - please, do tell us if this is found to be useful.
Download: A4 / Letter