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Kain Highwind by Sylphara Kain Highwind by Sylphara
I didn't make the template, I just put the pieces together :)
Credits for the template go to Lubdar, you can find the template on his blog here.

My latest model. This is Kain Highwind from the game Final Fantasy IV in his outfit from Dissidia Duodecim: Final Fantasy.

I really love the model! It was so much fun to build although there were some very difficult parts (especially the helmet and hair which I had to modify a little to make it fit). At the end I couldn't get him to stand on his own, he would always fall over x_x It took me some time to figure out a way to make him stand xD

I had to modify the lance and make it shorter so I could place him on my shelf, lol. Anyway, it's the tallest model I've built so far and I think it worked out pretty well ;)
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Eirenare Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
A-ma-zing!~♥ *O*

I´ll keep the link safe on my favourites, as well as this model on my DA favourites, it´s just SO gorgeous >v< 

I don´t know how to make models, but definitely, I would LOVE to try to do something like this with my favourite characters D: Although it looks really hard. 

Any advice?

P.D.: cool blog, I´m looking forward for its future entries! >w<
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Sylphara Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, thanks a lot!

Well, I'd say it depends on the model~ this one was really great, that's why building wasn't so hard after all. Of course, it might be better to start off with some simpler models. I can't tell you about making templates because I don't have the necessary programs, but there are many nice templates on the internet and building is also fun :)

There's tons of nice beginner tutorials out there with detailed information on material like the kind of paper you need, scissors/cutter, glue...just ask Google, it has everything. For Kain I used 120gsm paper but I think around 120-160gsm is best. If you're building life-size models you should pick thicker paper. Scissors are a must, for smaller parts I recommend using a cutter.

I don't know if you've already found a model, but most go with a .pdf file or a .pdo. .pdo is cool because there's a program called Pepakura Viewer (google it, it's free) which lets you view .pdo files as a 3D model. You can print your template and check which part goes where. If you have a .pdf, it might be better to look for an instruction as larger models might be a little bit confusing, especially if your pieces are really tiny (I sometimes even use tweezers in order to place smaller pieces).

Just try it out if you have the time, it's really fun. And be patient, that's important too. My first models sucked, but o well. Oh, and one more tip: if you're worried your model won't stand on its feet, you can always glue small coins or whatever inside the feet to make it stand. Link, my latest model has some coins inside his feet^^'

Well, I hope this little explanation helped you a bit. If you have any more questions left, feel free to ask me. I'd be happy to help!

Have fun!
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glenn3700 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
wow good job :D it looks good, where do u buy these kinds of things and are they expensive? :O
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Sylphara Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Thanks!


What kind of things? All you need is a printer, paper, glue und scissors ;)

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paperlilik Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
I love it !!!
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jepi12 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is AWSOME!
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Sylphara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^
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JustAnotherCecilFan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
DAMN, this is epic! I like this!
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Sylphara Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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JustAnotherCecilFan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No problem~
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Kuraudo3 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
This looks freaking awesome! You know you did an awesome job when it looks fake, like you just inserted a pic of a 3d model into a picture of your desk lol.
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Sylphara Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Yeah, I like it very much too, but I also think the template was awesome :)
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ThunderChildFTC Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Very cool looking model. You did a spectacular job building it, the seams are hardly noticeable!
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Sylphara Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
Yeah, it was really difficult, but definetily worth it.
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rubenimus21 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
dude that´s like, total epic :D
i dont know the character but i´would love to build this one :)
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Sylphara Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :)

Sometimes it can be hard and frustrating... but it's really worth it!
I saw some models in your gallery. Why not try this one? x3
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rubenimus21 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i shall build him....one day
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LadySlyOfCastelmore Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome ! o_o I wish I could make one myself. o_o
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Sylphara Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, a comment! Thank you^^

Well, why don't you give it a try? ;)
It's really fun. But I highly recommend you start with simpler models to practice. There are tons of nice models out there ;)
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LadySlyOfCastelmore Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, maybe i'll give it a try. I'll search something simpler, like you said :)
I'd love having a Kain on my shelf ^^'
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Sylphara Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Then you have something to aim at ;)
If you ever build something I'd love to see it :)
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LadySlyOfCastelmore Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, so, finally, I gave in ... I've started to build a Kain xD I've almost finished the first leg. I wish it won't be too ugly ... I'm not very meticulous. ^^'
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Sylphara Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, great!
Nah, all you need is patience ;)

Well, here's a tip: If you have some markers, you can color the flaps to avoid getting too many white spots after glueing. I used two colors for Kain: blue and black. That's enough because usually, you don't see the flaps. But everybody makes mistakes ^^"

Be sure to upload a photo when you've finished :)
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