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My paper Star Trek: Deep Space Nine model, this one is hand-drawn. You can download the templates to make your own from ninjatoes.wordpress.com/catego…
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MarcGo26 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Small but detailed! Looks pretty painful to build. :iconnervousphoenixplz:
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Thanks, it's one of my oldest models, made by hand, and I still really like the Deep Space Nine station! ;o) Much of the detail are just lines drawn with a pen, or by "layering" parts: I always use thicker paper (2.5x as thick as regular printer paper) for papercraft, so if you glue one piece on top of the other, you get a little bit of "depth" very easily.

Back then, I didn't have a decent photocamera, so there aren't really any instructions except from some schematics I drew on the templates, and some parts can be a bit tricky! ;o)
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JoPierce Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Awesome!
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Thank you for the compliment! I really like how my papercraft Deep Space Nine station turned out.
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ShadowBlade982 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Working on this craft right now. Looks awesome! My one complaint is that it really could use instructions.
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Yeah, this is a pretty old model already, and I didn't make step-by-step instructions back then...

I drew some schematics for some parts (they're on the part templates themselves) and for the rest, you'll have to examine the fold lines and pictures to see how you should fold and shape the parts.

It's quite a small model, so the parts are much easier to work with if you pre-shape/curve them throroughly (for the curved parts) and if you score the fold lines before folding them (for the parts with sharp folds).

If you're not sure about a certain part, try it without glue first and see if it fits the way you thought (that way if it doesn't fit, you can still easily change it if you missed a fold line or anything.

The 6 pylons are the same of course, so once you made one, the others are the same, and the same goes for the rings (if you made one, the others are the same).

Take your time and have fun!
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ShadowBlade982 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Thanks! I actually printed it on a tabloid size cardstock, so it's bigger than the original. Still seems quite small. Still awesome though! Keep up the good work!
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jsuchuaato25 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Cool. :D
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! It's an oldie of mine, but although it's hand drawn, it turned out really nice! ;o)
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librarian-of-hell Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Hand drawn? Wow, how long did this beast take?

Very impressive work.
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Haha well because it involved a lot of drawing the parts>testing the parts>fixing the parts and of course I couldn't work on it 24/7 it took me quite a while... But most of the parts like the pylons are used multiple times, so that was a real timesaver. ;o)
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librarian-of-hell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Heh :) Most of my creative stuff is done under 4 hours because it has to be done in one sitting or abandoned forever... ADD lol. That's why I'm like "wow" at time-consuming pieces :-)
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
Wow, I really didn't expect this to be paper when I saw the thumbnail! :wow: Amazing!
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
Thanks, glad you like it; it is one of my favourites from my Star Trek models too!
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samhawkeye Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
It's my favourite from your gallery too! =p
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RavensEyeArt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
That is cool :D I did a DS9 model ages ago but it was not out of paper. You must have a lot of patience.
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
...and a lot of time, back then. ;o)
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ninjatoespapercraft Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
I remember when I wanted to design this model as one of my first models; I thought (still do) it is one of the best looking space stations ever, so I wanted to build my own.

I drew the parts and coloured it with water colours by hand, and I was determined to make it look as great as I could. Although all my models are of things that I like of course, this is still one of my top favourites, so I am glad to hear you like it too! ;o)

greetz ninjatoes
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gpsc Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
before I saw it on your webpage, I did not think it would be possible to do a paper model of DS9; I thought it had way too many curves and thin pieces. but, you seem good at surpassing expectations :)
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