4/16/14

Iron Man's Day Off

I made this, but only because of this amazing site I discovered, called Paper Arcade, that has 94 incredible items (some are 2-part builds).  It doesn't quite have everything (stand-up STAR WARS, please!), but there should be something for everyone.
Unfortunately, it's a "Flickr" set, so that means you have to take screenshots to print them, and sizing up the finished product is a little tricky.  Originally, I wanted to make a Space Invaders machine, but it's a 2-part build, and caused sizing problems, so I went with Ms. Pac.
The details are amazing, and somebody has spent countless hours creating these masterpieces.  I had to reign in the plans that were forming in my head to recreate the Showbiz Pizza where I spent a good deal of my childhood...but it does offer lots of good diorama possibilities.  Maybe I will put a Space Invaders machine in my Mos Eisley Cantina.

3 comments:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Not bad indeed, assuming I have the nerve to want to go waste ink on those things for my own amusement.

Noticing their Flickr page, I see they haven't uploaded a new one of these in four years, either they felt they had enough covered or lost interest I suppose.

Sampoerna Quatrain said...

Thanks! And ink is definitely another problem in any papercraft project (not that I printed this at work, but...I printed this at work), luckily I had one piece of cardstock, and was able to get the scale close enough to correct.
Too bad they aren't doing these anymore, I guess they moved on to greener pastures.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Though you suggested having to "Screenshot" these, I could merely saved the original image files themselves off Flickr and do the same locally too. Haven't done much printing lately since I don't have a printer hooked up at all. Do recall finding pads of white cardstock at Big Lots for a good price a while back.