these are the papercrafts I've built that I haven't given away to friends yet. Zelda is going to her new home today and I wanted a group photo before she left us. I've spent so many hours on this hobby and it's so worth it to me!
it isn't, really. not if one goes one step at a time, and after a while you can look at it and go "OMG I BUILT THAT!?". actually I'd say life size is easier since there are virtually no small and miniscule areas to battle, only large and easy folds and glues. ofc it's a little bit harder if one wants to make it more sturdy (which I'd recommend), then you just glue strips of paper (preferrably the paper that's left over from the template cuttings) on the inside to make it more durable.
"OMG I BUILT THAT" That is how I felt when I built my Pegasus, lol. I bet Life-size would be easier but I don't have the room yet to do something on that scale. That is a good idea for making the model more sturdy. I often use leftover scraps from the cutting to make extra tabs and to help reinforce seams.
it's because I don't have room that I gave away the life sized Zelda. well, that, and that I really REALLY wanted to surprise a random Zelda-fan with a once in a lifetime gift. it was my way of "tipping $10.000 for a cup of coffee", something I've been wanting to do since I was a kid. I just love making people happy for no reason at all.
I try to be. thank you! yes, I get tremendous joy out of making other peoplge happy. it's the most enjoyable thing I know to do! making kids laugh is another one. it feels good to have brightened up someones horrible day or just made someone smile and go "that's neat". if I can lift even one persons mood at all during the day, I consider the day not wasted.