- Aklian wrote:
- These are really very good piece of art work and design. I like the such kind of art which has some real existence. I would like to ask you about the tools and also the design pattern which you follow to make such kind of fantastic designs.
Arigato for the kind words.
For tools, I use essentially MS Paint, having only photos and some technical features of each vehicle - like length, width, height and any special modifications, when I am designing a real vehicle.
It does not require much technique to start, and you even improve yourself as the years pass by and you even try to make new things from time to time, like daring to take any challenge.
After the pattern is done, you print it and you test it first - this is supposed to be the prototype model - then you go back to the computer to either make your corrections or to directly share it, if you want.
I have been doing this for about 4 years, and I love this, since it is possible for us papercraft designers to replicate things that don't exist as any other plastic kit or any type of model commercialized.
The only drawback? It may well be the patience you consume, both at making the design and at building them, especially the building itself; you must give yourself the work to cut off the pieces carefully and sometimes assemble them with some dexterity, since they may also be as fragile as the Tamiya, Hasegawa, etc sets of tiny pieces for 1/700 scale warships.
As the time goes by, you also can develop many techniques, like simpler and/or cleaner ways to assemble them, or also applying finishings, like using weathering sets, applying rigging/railing, if assembling boats and anything implying the possibility of enhancing their details, etc.
But finally, you get a model designed by yourself, plus it still looks good while side by with the other models you acquired around, like you bus models. ^_^
I am still preparing the patterns for this one to convert into a .PDF file on deviantART, but you can still go here to see more: http://megamoonliner.deviantart.com/
Hope I could be useful.
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