21 March 2011

METAGROSS


376 / METAGROSS - Pokémon Papercraft
Name: Metagross
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
Pages: 9
Pieces: 69
Level: Medium
Designer: Brandon
Photo: Brandon
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)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think i was way to excited for this papercraft XD.

Anonymous said...

Do I have to close the legs at the bottom or at the top?

Brandon said...

The bottom. You'll want to close them with the bottom ring, the same piece the claws attach to. If you follow the numbers, that's how it'll end up anyway.

Anonymous said...

Awesome, one of my favorite PKMN, now in paper!
Waiting my fav: Swampert!

Dimension said...

Awh man, can't wait to build this trio. :3 I'm building the eeveelutions right now, hope you guys get Glaceon out soon, he's the last one left (:

btw, Metagross evolves from Metang at level 55, not 45.

Brandon said...

I thought so too, but it is actually 45. I have proof :P

Anonymous said...

Quite a interesting pose...

Anonymous said...

what do i do with pieces 4 and 7

Anonymous said...

There are no instructions.. what am i supposed to do?