01 January 2011

CHARIZARD (Happy New Year 2011)


006 / CHARIZARD - Pokémon Papercraft
Name: Charizard
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
Pages: 11
Pieces: 95
Level: Hard
Designer: POdragon
Photo: Skelekitty
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




Charizard v2

48 comments:

LuisFerrari said...

Loved it :D PERFECT!!!!!! We have to put a 200gsm piece of paper whre the wings are glued or into the two wings? Have I mentioned that it's perfect?

zrac_16 said...

wuaa soy el primero en comentar a CHARIZARD esta rebueno lo estuve esperando todo este tiempo son buen equipo eeee grax XD

mattwasx said...

FIANLLLYYYY, best pokemon ever.

Anonymous said...

I think a lot of people have been waiting for this one. Another job well done. Goodness. This model is beautiful.

Ricky said...

This is the best pokemon for this New Year...
Waiting for this for a long time, and at last... on the first day of 2011, it fly out from its nest...

Anonymous said...

:( i wish brandon would release his charizard too.. that one was godly. of course, this one's good too, don't get me wrong!

Rita said...

aweeesoome!! i cant wait for u guys to make blastoise <3

Kaylyn said...

I love this model so much!! I really want to make him, but the paper requirement is a problem since I only have normal printer paper and a few sheets of 110lb cardstock. >.> Would it be possible to build him with printer paper, or would he collapse during the build? If he could hold himself up for a little bit until he dries, would clearing him add enough support? (I spray a few coats of clear on all my models to strengthen them and help make dusting them easier. XP)

Anonymous said...

ohhh.... my..... god....

PAPERPOKES said...

@ Kaylyn
Building any of our models with regular printer paper is not advisable - it never ends well.

However,if you are going to attempt this with 80gsm paper, be prepared for a very fragile model.

You could attempt this model with your heavier cardstock - the smaller pieces will be somewhat troublesome, but use tweezers - and you may find that the result will be far more desirable than the 80gsm, but not absolutely perfect.

-Skelekitty

Anonymous said...

no not relly i do all of my papaercrafts with regular printer paper. it's hard with cardstock paper

Ian said...

Now when do we get Charmeleon to complete the set! :D

KingMudkip said...

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AND A MERRY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO!!!!
Talk about suprises. Very, very nice suprises.

Anonymous said...

Holy...and I woke up this morning thinking 2011 would be boring! Now that's how you kick off the new year. Awesome work, Paperpokes!

Anonymous said...

AH-MAY-ZHINGGG!!! I love it!! I'd like to try this one out, but I can't access the .pdo since I have a Mac :-( How hard would it be if I didn't use the .pdo? I've managed a Cyndaquil with flames without one in the past, but it was really annoying because just when I thought the flame was in the right place.... ARGHH!!!!!! ;-)

Llamadragon said...

This model is amazing. Completely amazing. I wish I had time to build it. Oh well, I guess that's what spring break is for!

Brandon said he isn't going to release his Charizard. He wants it to remain a special model. But he's the artist; let him decide what he wants to do with his art. Be happy he releases so many of his amazing models! Don't be unhappy about the very few he decides to keep for himself.

Lastly, a note on printer paper. I have built a few more than 150 models in the past two years (mostly last year, when I still had the time :) ), and up until the past few models, I used normal printer paper. As Skelekitty noted, the models ARE very fragile, but they've held up fine (probably because I never touch them ^_^ ), and it is easier to make good models with thinner paper. However, since I've been building with heavier paper, I've very quickly gotten the hang of making clean builds with it, and they hold up much better. I can take them off the shelf and they're fine- no dents or anything. I definitely recommend heavy paper over light paper for those who want their models to last longer.

Sorry about the length of this comment! I can be long-winded at times.

Lowe said...

Best New Year's Day ever!
Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Your gift to us, we cannot repay it :')
Thank you

Anonymous said...

I now know what i'll be doing tomorrow :)
And yes I think the blank pdf is very useful and would be nice if you included it in every release.
I've been exporting a blank pdf for every model i made so far...

Anonymous said...

Wow. Just Awesome. Iv'e been waiting for four paperpokes for a year. Charizard, Riaku, Raquaza, and Mewtwo. Now that threee out of four are out and finished,Mewtwos left. So, Please make him!

leafeon4ever! said...

can i just ask what does "gsm" mean? (for paper)

Heather Franzen said...

YESS!! finally! One of the most b.a. pokemon --ever--!!!

He's so popular too. This will be a very successful/popular model!! Awesome job, too! The pose is great!

PAPERPOKES said...

@ leafeon4ever!

GSM is the international standard (ISO) measurement for paper. It stands for Grams per Square Meter, and refers to the weight/density.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_density

-Skelekitty

Jayne said...

Finally it's heeere! Ooown, thank you guys, now I can made it! *__*

Well, about paper, I made a Lapras and a Charmander with normal printer paper and they both look fine, but for this one, I think I'll need the correct paper :B

Anyway, you guys rock!

Kaylyn said...

I'm almost done with him, but have another question: What did you use as a counterweight?

Usually a penny has worked for me, but after standing him up when the legs dried to test his balance, he still seemed back heavy, and I added a nickel in the square above the original counterweight. He's balancing now, but I'm not sure if he'll still be steady when he gets his tail. Should I add another coin above the second?

As for the paper, the printer paper seems to be working as well as the other models I've done. ^-^ I took special care to support his wings extra well, so his back should be pretty strong.

paperpokes fan said...

Hey, i was wondering... now when 1st generation pokemon are made (including this one) do you now use the 4th generation (or more updated) kind of model or stil use the 1st generation big game console ones? like, i know for pkmn like rapidash you used the kinds of model from pokemon stadium n64, but now do you use the models from battle revolution/pokemon colusseum ones? cos if you don't, i think you should :)

Brandon said...

That kind of depends on the model, or if there is even a newer one. Some Pokemon have a newer model in the newer games, but some don't. Even the ones that do don't always look better. We look through what we have available and make the choice.

PAPERPOKES said...

@Kayley: We usually use pennies or 1 cent but you can use any small heavy objects, some people even use rice.

We try to make the models balanced but sometime the model looks better when it isn't so we need to use weight to balance it, but they rarely need more than 3-4 cents tho.

So, you can pretty much use as much as you want to to balance the model, without going overboard tho and the weight of the objects end up breaking the model.

Anonymous said...

Yay! A black Charizrd would match perfectly with the black Rayquaza!! Definitely make and stand 'em together! XDD Thank you, hope it won't ends so keep ur great job \^o^/

Anonymous said...

this looks nice....im downloading it....i think i cant do it.....ill try........ xD

malachi_50 said...

This is the third PaperPoke I've completed. I had a lot of fun making this for my friend. Thank you for the build POdragon.

View at: http://theycallmekorn.deviantart.com/#/d3b5m79

ChanHJ said...

Okay, I have a colour problem here T_T . I was printing the first page of the shiny version, I found out that the black colour does not appear black! Instead, it appears as a purple-grey like colour. I did some research and found out it is because of the RMB-CMYK colour switch, but I really want that cool-looking black colour Charizard! Any pros here willing to solve this problem ? Thanks in advance!

PAPERPOKES said...

@ChanHJ

The textures we create are always CMYK as they are intended for print and not screen.

But, besides this point, Shiny Carizard is actually dark grey anyways, and not black.

ChanHJ said...

Oh, but when I actually compare it in front of the monitor, the colour tone is so different than the texture. Thanks anyway. :D

Anonymous said...

wow!! es el mejor de todos!! largamente esperado!! aunque, por lo que se, brandon tambien tiene una version de charizard. me gustaria verlo publicado tambien... felicidades a todo el equipo de la pagina!!!

Anonymous said...

HOLD ON HERE.... you are supposed to do this in order right? So, the first piece and the second piece go together right? because I'm kinda confused... Maybe I don't have enough experience, though. I can definetly make easy and usually medium ones, so maybe I'm not that good at this yet.. so my question is if you should glue piece 1 and two together.

Brandon said...

1 and 2 attach only by the tab labeled 1. The eyes go in between the strips from each piece, 3 and 4 on the side with the 2, 5 and 6 on the other side.
Like this - http://www.zapotlanejo.info/paperpokes//DLPacks/Charface.png

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh... Thanks, Brandon.

Anonymous said...

this is gonna be awesome!!!

KingKairos said...

Awesome as always! And the blank template is the most amazing thing ever since I've found your site - FINALLY I can print something out with my old black-and-white printer without every color being messed up. I would love to see a blank template included in every pack!
Keep the awesome work up!

Anonymous said...

I was just wondering why some of the pokemon are orange instead of gray on the selection. Does it have something to do with the smash brothers pokemon you just recently made?

Brandon said...

Nope, those are just the ones that have two models on the site. If you read the note at the bottom, you can see that the picture links to the first model, and the name to the second.

The Blue Rose Knight said...

I feel the need to point out that Charizard should be number 006, not 005.

Regardless, it's a great model!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much. I've already done this charizard on white as i didn't have colour ink. Now i'm on my way to do blastoise and vynasaur :D

Anonymous said...

dude can u give me hints on how to build it i mest up on the head wing legs tail and fire:(

jermaine said...

This is really hard! Can someone tell me what scoring is?? what do you need to score!? i dont know what scoring is!!

Brandon said...

Anything with a point that isn't sharp enough to cut through the paper can be used (most commonly empty ballpoint pens). It's just to run on the fold edges to be sure it folds as intended.

anmol sharma said...

I made it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was very hard it took me 1 week complete it because i am 9 years old boy and any one can ask questions to me and I have made 12 models