just to show how itty bitty small the face pieces are. the cube is 5x5cm (it's PaperJuke's cube btw) and the face has 37 pieces... I never want to build anything this small again. ever. it was horrible.
SO much easier! when I saw the life sized Zelda I was like "yeaaah this looks SO easy to do! there are like NO hard small details! awesome!"
as with the Pinkie Pie and Luna.. they look so easy and fun to build. but I don't know what to do with them if I build them. probably just sneak out in the middle of the night and put her in a fun and dry place. but I probably won't. it's hard to explain to my partner that I kinda need my builds to have safe homes. not like they are my kids, but like they are my pets maybe. I mean, you put SO much energy and time in them...
Yeah, I don't like that small stuff too. Luna's wings had been a bit tricky to do, so much detail, they took forever. When Derpy really is my next project, she will have her wings folded, I dont want to do spread wings anytime soon again. I think it is totally natural to have some kind of emotional bond with anything you spend that much time building. At some point in a project, I start to talk to the build... "What du you think about your wings, I think the look good on you..." sound crazy, but as you said... I feel kind of responsible for it. I think the pet compairison is quite good.
It is funny in a way... I guess both of us have a hobby, that in these scale of size and hours per project, no one else does what we do in 100 kilometer radius from us. But here in this forum in the web, we meet and can kind of understand how the other ticks ..........
yeah! exactly! oh it's awesome that you understand. I love the internet. I love how it allows me to communicate with others like me, to get new templates and to look for people who love the same stuff I love. all without me even having to leave my sofa.
I don't think talking to your papercrafts sounds crazy at all because I do that too!
my dream has always been to do something and not be seen. to let the stuff I do speak for itself. to be Any Woman, Stockholm Sweden if you get me? to not have ANY focus on me at all but only at my efforts. I always loved the idea of anonymity behind something awesome. I love that the pictures of my papercrafts are downloaded and saved on harddrives all over the planet! and that even more people have a memory of seeing the pictures! when I think of that, I think I really have the kind of fame I always wanted. the kind where none know me, but they know that I'm really awesome at building papercrafts.
Yeah, you are totally right about everything you say. If got kids, and I love them so much, but it is a different feeling here... I make something other people like to watch, and some will remember it, it is such a nice feeling. As you said, people all around the world will remember a little tiny piece of you...
I watch TV series while I am folding (and glueing), what do you do while folding?
I listen to audiobooks. mostly stephen king, but other stuff too. if I'm in the mood I listen to atheist themed books. my father read to me and my sisters 5-7 nights per week for 14 years straight, so I'm very in to listening to books read by others. harry potter is a favourite (even though I hate the stereotypical way rowling portraits females and males) and also john ajvide linqvist and niel gaimans books are good to listen to.
I've had periods when I listened to tv series (mostly community) while building, but nothing beats a good book read by a good reader. one thing I have troubles with is the side flimmer or what it's called, to see something in the corner of my vision move... it's distracting and I have trouble concentrating with that going on, so books are better for me while folding.
the coolest part of doing this stuff is how rare it seems to be! I've had trouble finding any swedish builders who've done more than a few cubees or so. and here am I, with more than 80 complex figures under my belt and not one single person to talk to about the joy of building these pretty things. but what am I saying, I have you and other builders from around the world. it's awesome to give a builder in australia tips or to get tips from a builder in vietnam or brasil... I do love the net.
I dont know why but I have problems only having audio while folding, donīt know why. I hear podcast, on one ear, all day while working in the lab and have no problems at all... stange. The model I work on now is only my 5th so far, so you are far ahead of me. I dont have much time to make them, only at night when the kids are sleeping.