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Alice papercraft by ninjatoes by ninjatoespapercraft Alice papercraft by ninjatoes by ninjatoespapercraft
I finally released my American McGee's Alice papercraft model. You know, the one that took me so long to make. ;o)

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gabrieltavaresf Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Hi, which paper do you use? I'm searching for a good paper and i can't figure out which one is the best to build papercraft models. Glossy? Matte? Textured? Photo paper? 
Could you give me a little help? >.< 
(Sorry for my english, my native language is portuguese)
Thank you!
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
I always use 200 gsm ("grams per square meter") paper, which is about 2.5 times as thick as regular printer paper (which is about 75-80 gsm).

But other people often use thinner paper, like 120 or 160 gsm, or sometimes just regular printer paper. And sometimes people use different thicknesses for the same model.

I don't use any special glossy, textured or photopaper, but again, some people do use glossy or photopaper.

So what paper you should use is really a personal choice. Many people start with regular 120 or 160 gsm paper, and if it gives them good result, they keep using it. ;o) Or sometimes for a very special paper model, they do use special glossy or photopaper.

Sometimes I use printable transparant sheets to make windows or windscreens for for example, or "metallic" cardstock for a shiny, silver looking piece. And one time I made a ghost with "glow-in-the" dark sheets (they were A4 size sticker sheets).

But really the short answer is: there is no right or wrong in choosing the paper. I do recommend using thicker paper because the paper model will be stronger, and like I said, most people start with 120 or 160 gsm and they like it very much. ;o)

I hope you will be able to find a paper type that you will like using, have fun papercrafting!
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:icongabrieltavaresf:
gabrieltavaresf Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Thanks for such attention! Btw, you're the master of papercrafting! =D (Big Grin)  Thank you, really!
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
No problem, many people ask that question but it is really a personal choice (don't make it difficult for yourself by trying to get a special brand of paper that you have to order from far away, but try to find some that you can easily get near where you live in a department store or office supply store where you buy your regular paper too).

Thank you for the compliment, I'm happy that you like my papercraft works! ;o)
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gabrieltavaresf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Sorry to bother you, but if you don't mind, i would like your help >,<.
The ink is fading from my papercrafts, black turning into brown, white turning into something like a pink mixed with white, whatever... The real problem is that the papercrafts are becoming ugly. Is there something i can do about the ink fading from the paper? Obs.: I use Glossy Paper 200gsm. I would be grateful if you could help me. Thank you!
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
I'm afraid I'm not very knowledgeable about things like this, the only tip I really do know is not to put your papercraft models in direct sunlight (that will definitely fade the colours over time!)

Sometimes you can read from people who do use sprays to protect their paper models, from accidental drops of water, but there are also sprays that protect against UV fading from sunlight. Sprays like that are also used for paintings for example.

Maybe you can try for looking for something like that? If it is because of the sun that the colours are fading of course...? If you do want to try a spray to protect your paper models though, try it out on a simple, "scrap" model first! That way i fyou accidentally spray to much or too close, you won't ruin a model you're very proud of and worked on very hard...! ;o)

I hope you can find a good solution, like I said, in any case try to keep you paper models out of the sun...!
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gabarnier Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just joined Devianart. You're the creator of this? Great! I am in the process of making this for my daughter. I don't have a color printer so I am using your templates and using colored papers. This is really a great creation. Thanks.
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Welcome on DeviantArt! Yes, this papercraft Alice was made by me several years ago, I'm happy to hear you like it! ;o)

I hope you're having fun building it, some parts are a bit tricky, but if you take your time and fold and pre-shape all the parts the best you can, I'm sure you can do it!

Other people have used coloured paper sometimes too when they didn't have a colour printer, or they coloured it themselves with paint or markers and the result looked great too!

Have fun building, and I hope your daughter will like your handywork! ;o)
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SkyArchfiendMayler Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know American Mcgee has an old game...:iconwowplz:
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
The first American McGee's Alice game is from 2000, 11 years before the sequel...! I still like to play it sometimes. ;o)
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SkyArchfiendMayler Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yea but I like the climax story of his new game MADNESS RETURN the plot is more awesome and more violent than hell
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poisonDragongirl13 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Artist
i... haw... to... play... that...game!...
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I used the Alice from the old American McGee's Alice game from 2000 for this one, because it's an old game, it should be really cheap now if you can still find it. I think on the PS3 and the Xbox 360 you can also get it as a download with the new game Alice: Madness Returns.
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poisonDragongirl13 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Artist
thats awesome! thank you!
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Adanks Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! :)
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Thanks! ;o)
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Adanks Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your welcome
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jacobhater06 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Artist
did you make that?
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
To make the papercraft model, I unfolded a digital 3D model with Pepakura Designer into 2D parts; but to build it yourself, you can simply download the read-made parts and instructions from my papercraft webpage: [link]
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jacobhater06 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Artist
thx man!
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Nikey161 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are god.... *w* ( I love Alice)
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
I'm glad you like her! She's from the first American McGee's Alice game, I enjoyed playing it very much. ;o)
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Nikey161 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never got to play the first American McGee's Alice (I watched the walkthrough for it on youtube), but i did get to play Alice Maddness Returns. That was fun :)
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
For me it's the other way around: I did play the first one, but not the new one yet. ;o)
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Nikey161 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The old one is good for a 2000 game but you sould see the game play in this next one, Platforming is alot easyer.
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Yeah, I really liked the old one, and I'll definitely check out Madness Returns too in the future! ;o)
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Nikey161 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please do. :)
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mimimaddy101 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
darn she's big!
difficulty 1-10? (10 being hardest)
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
The "regular" version is about 25 cm tall (although somebody scaled it up to 3,5 m for and repainted it to the classic Alice once ;o)

Most parts aren't very difficult, but the hands and fingers are quite small which many people find hard to work with.

It becomes a lot easier if you pre-shape those parts around a toothpick first (see this video: [link]) but because of those parts I think i'd give it a 7 or 8 out of 10 (maybe more or less depending on each person of course ;o)
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mimimaddy101 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
cool ^_^ I love that Alice
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Yeah, kinda like Twisted Fairytales, where the innocent fairytale characters aren't so innocent and helpless... ;o)
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mimimaddy101 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
hahaha true
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kandiikupkake12 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
holy carp that's paper!? It looks sooooo real!!!
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
It *is* real - only made from paper. ;o)
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kandiikupkake12 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
wha?
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GreyWarden19 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
I want it : D
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Well, you'll have to build it yourself, but you can get the part and instructions to do so from here: [link] ;o)
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GreyWarden19 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
I have never made a paper modle what type of paper do i need and any tips for my first time would be a great help
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
I totally forgot to give you the link to the Yamaha papercraft tutorial! ;o)

Here it is: [link]
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GreyWarden19 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Well ty very much I will try my best you have been a great help : D
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Good luck and have fun building!
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
The kind of paper people use is really just a personal choice.

Some people use regular printer paper, but I like to use 200 gsm (200 grams per square meter, which is about 2.5 times as thick as regular printer paper).

Thicker paper makes the final model sturdier, a lot of people use something in between like 120-160 gsm.

Yamaha has a good video tutorial explaining basic papercraft techniques like scoring and folding and curving (pre-shaping), so be sure to check it out. ;o)

Other than that, the best advice I can give is to take your time, if you're getting bored simply take a break and put the parts and sheets in a safe place so you can go on where you left off whenever you feel like it again: the important thing is to have fun! ;o)
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ege207 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
you rock for making this mine is complete except the arms and hands man hands are hard -.-'
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Thanks, I'm glad you like my paper Alice!

Th hands can be quite challenging to make, especially because the fingers are so small. ;o)

I use a toothpick to pre-shape them into small cylinders to make things easier ([link]) but still, your most important tool is patience! ;o)

Have fun building!
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modoimoda Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
the game is awesome!
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Yeah I especially liked the idea of a "dark Wonderland", even more warped than the original... ;o)
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modoimoda Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
i know! <3
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May-sama Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
*___*
wanna one for myself...
Great work!
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
Well what's stopping you? ;o)

You can find the parts and instructions to make one yourself from [link] if you want to try it; have fun building!
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May-sama Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
that`s just the righr words for me, thank you)
well, good luck to me XD
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