21 March 2011
376 / METAGROSS - Pokémon Papercraft
Type: Steel/Psychic (Iron Leg Pokémon)
Height: 1.6 m (5′03″)
Interesting Facts: Metagross has the appearance of a tremendous, quadrupedal tank-like Pokémon in which each leg could be viewed as the body of a former Beldum, and its head/body as the four collective heads of Beldum used to fuse into it. Metagross has a metallic cross adorning its face formed by its tusks which is said to represent Metagross's wise, computative nature. It evolves from Metang starting at level 45 and is the final form of Beldum.
THE PAPER MODEL
Height: 18.9 cm/ 7.4 in
Width: 26.1 cm/ 10.3 in
Depth: 29.7 cm/ 11.7 in
NOTES: Because of its large size, it's not too difficult; just somewhat repetitive. Build the main body not closing the bottom just yet. Build the eyes and glue them on, then build and attach the X. Afterward, start working on the legs. It doesn't matter which is built first, but it's best to work in some pattern. Then attach the legs by the joints, which are somewhat posable (it won't stand if posed too crazily). It will help out a lot if you have some idea of how you're going to position the legs before gluing. Finish by closing the body. I also suggest folding many of the fold lines on the legs somewhat sharply, to give it a 'metal-like' appearance. Use your judgment to determine which look better sharper.
Download: A4 / Letter
(The off-color of Metang is due to differences from the printer, not the template)