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I'm a layman btw
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>schizo trips
Holy shit I remember when my 2nd grade teacher taught us how to make these boxes! I would literally make these nonstop because they looked cool. Fucking based fellow paper box maker. Nowadays I’d make boxes for a pencil shave trash bin.
thinkthink pad whats the distro and de you go there?
those are crinkle cut potato chips
>you can't trust the news in the paper why should you trust the ink
makes sense

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Not entirely sure if this counts as papercraft since it will end up being made of metal, but it was made with pepakura. I'm making this a 1/4 scale delorean and I will eventually be putting an engine and chassis in it. I may be posting progress updates and, if requested, i can post the PDF of this model. Also, since the original model at https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-models/free-delorean-3d-model/214487 was in an obscure format that's hard to convert, i can also give an obj model.

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Not so long ago i found the almost perfect origami paper, well at least in my opinion. It's a thin rice paper paper and it has almost everything i want, the only downside is that it only comes in plain white.

I want to find a coloring technique that :
-resists water (for MC shaping)
-resists multiple multiple creases
-doesn't alter the paper physical properties (thickness, strength, crispiness, etc.)

Bonus point if it doesn't bleach under sun exposure and if it can be use to color only one side of the paper.

So come here and share your different coloring techniques, maybe together we can find the almost perfect one !
I'll start with the techniques I already tried.

Acrylic paint :
Once you treated your paper with MC and let it dry don't peel it off of the glass/window and apply the acrylic paint with a brush.
+really resistant to creasing
+color only one side of the paper
+resists water
+you can make some texture effects with your brush
+good resitance to sun exposure
-adds thickness
-soften the paper and adds some rubber-like texture to it, MC treatment will counteract this effect a little.

Alternatively you can use a spray can of acrylic paint, this adds less thickness to the paper and it's easier to keep a flat sheet of paper with that technique. I find it less resistant to creases though and you can't make texture effects so easily.

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Gluing a sheet of tissue/unryu/other thin paper :
If you start with an already thin paper use MethylCelulosis to bond the two sheets together. If your base paper is thicker (tant or elephant hide for example) or metallized you can use a spraycan glue.
+really resistant to creasing (as long as you glued the things properly)
+color only one side of the paper
+water resistant
+adds strength to the paper
+/- resistance to sun exposure depends on the paper you chose. Usually the sun resistance of tissue paper is pretty bad.
-adds thickness
-can make reversing creases mor difficult

I've never tried this technique with thicker paper (60g/sm and above) but i heard some people like the texture it gives to the paper. I find this techniques works best by doing double tissue paper or sandwich paper.

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Here are the techniques i've never tested but would like to try :

Watercolor (probably mixed with the MC). This should not change the physical properties of the paper and resists creases with no problem. However it will very likely be absolutely shitty for water and sun resistance so I don't know how i should go about final shaping with MC. Maybe using something else for the final shaping like vinylic glue would do the trick.

Mixing some dye or dry pigments with the MC. I guess it's pretty much what they do to color unryu you find in art store except that they probably mix the dye/pigments in the paper pulp. I think this could be the almost perfect coloring technique (hard to color only one side) but i have no idea on what dye/pigments i should use. And since this shit can be pretty expensive i'm open to any advice.

That's it for me, If you have any advice/question or if you want to share your experience with us don't hesitate to post anons !
MC is made with water, do you know another solution or alternative to or with this product?
There are other sizing agent you can use, for example i once tried corn starch, it was too concentrated and so it turned my paper into large potato chips. But the starch was still diluted in water so you still need to use water resistant colors. I guess you could also use vinylic glue, maybe diluted in water but i don't think this will be any better than MC.

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Who's this character?
Yung Venus from Nuclear throne
Who's bill?
thanks OP for sharing
please post some shit you wanna share though

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Hi it's my first time using this website so I hope I'm not breaking some rules or anything! But I've been in love with papercraft for the past year so I decided to design my own instructions based off of a friend's 3D model :-)
I hope you will enjoy it! And please share it if you finish. I'd love to see.
It's quite nice to see that there's an active place online to talk about papercraft

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Who is the character in your pictures? Very cute! Do you have any more?
Looks cool ill try building it over week. I will post results when i am done.
God this board is wholesome
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Oh hey, that's my mascot Fubcat! I have very many more images that I'll need to share somewhere! I'm thinking of making a wee instagram for this boy.
Good luck!! It's a really fun build I've been finding. Quite a few new people have tried it out and have had fun with it.

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Anybody got pics of origami video game characters? I made a luma.
*blocks the way*
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Dragon Quest
Belial, Archdemon, Dessert Demon
have fun
Shit. I just realized this is an origami thread.
Wouldnt mind seeing a game controller made out of paper

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Im still not done, gotta finish up with bondo and since im a perfectionist ill take some more time, then gotta paint it
oh god, the smell
How do you achieve the bronze or golden
colour without sprays or acrylics?


Looks like a lot of fun.
Functional paper boomerangs DO seem fun.

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Anyone chika template pls?
From the thread next door? On behalf of you I tried to make my way through taobao, I think you need a taobao agent.
Though actually, might just be cause I'm brit... see if your details work.
she looks cute

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stickers are papercraft, aren't they?
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No, stickers are not papercraft.
but they are at least made out of paper, right?
so are books and yet /lit/ is not /po/.
This board has had a few good and informative threads about bookbinding.
True, and i think that belong on /po/ ( /diy/ would also be another possibility ). I was just trying to say that it's not because it's made of paper that it belongs to /po/. Another example, maybe better than the previous one :
Musical scores do not belong to /po/, whether they're printed on paper or not.

But heh, whatever.

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waiting eagerly someone to post this rare jewel
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You're so full of shit.
It's satire dipshit
I already knew that, you dumb-fuck, that's why I said you're full of shit.
Latest Satoshi tutorial
Satoshi Kamiya Rhino Tutorial
Got em, can you put Origami Record 2019?


Where do I find a tutorial for this fox cub? The chink who made these rarely uploaded instructions and now he's been inactive or dead for years.
Some dude on youtube made the big one but I wanted the small cub because I don't like the big one's legs.
Also can this be only achieved wet folded?

Anyway fox thread I guess.
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Great job!
What a shitty dragon.
It's good, anon. Try to be more precise when folding and the results should improve. Also the paper used is utter shit. Thick glazed paper has to be one of the worst paper for origami (and it's will stain your fingers). Don't use it except if you're in a bar and there is no other paper at your disposal.
Thanks, I know the paper is shit, I wanted to quickly try it with any piece of paper and the only thing I had available was some commercial brochure. To square it I folded diagonally and ripped away the excess. The result was close enough to a square.

Can I find double-face paper with different colors in regular stores without buying it online?
>Can I find double-face paper
I don't know your place nut where I am living this kind of paper is very common for sure to be found in all stationary shops.

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Does anyone here have any experience with physical collage making? I see alot of concert flyers from local bands, and some other artists alot on my social media and want to know how to get into it.
What are some good references/artists to look at, and other info i need to get into it?

The Origami forum just had a monthly challenge with only two contestants, including myself. I wish more people were interested in the design side of origami than just the folding.

Is anyone here interested in entering this month's challenge? Or perhaps starting a challenge thread of our own?
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Design a model following the parameters of that month's topic and rules. Typically the rules are one square, no cuts or glue (mc allowed). Topic on the forum for June is "Power."
Challenge accepted !# i'll upload when ive completed
>The Origami forum
Which forum is it ?
Hey if anyone's interested, the monthly design Challenge for July is up on the origami forum. The topic is mine, and it's "breaking the rules." You have to use multiple sheets, make a cut, or use non square paper. No tessellations or modular origami

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does anyone have Paper Pendulum Clock kit or pattern? I have a kind of kit book but it quality is bad. pls share if you have better. I really want to make this one. thank you!
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Please don't bump threads too quickly on /po/. It takes around 2 months for a thread to drop to page 10 here. The last post (>>572593) was barely a month old.
You're right. The problem is that I can't come here often and this is already on page 8. I really don't want this thread to die, I'm really sorry.
wtf, why the fuck is /po/ so god damn fast! in only a single week this shit thread reached the 7th page, instead of the usual 60 days, holy mother of shiet!!!
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Page 7 is practically the front page on /po/ standards compared to the other boards.
more like 3 weeks sinces the post before yours is 22 days old.

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