I always use thicker paper (200 gsm, or grams per square meter). That's about 2.5 times as thick as regular printer paper (usually about75-80gsm).
Thicker paper makes the final model stronger and it holds its shape easier. Another very easy tip but one that makes a big difference, is to take the time to colour the edges of the paper with a pencil or marker in the colour of the part. That way, you won't have "white lines" on the final model: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhBuuEVSUcw
This build is GORGEOUS! I finally ended the building, it looks really awesome on my desk Furthermore, your instructions were great too and easy to follow for a beginner, but damn, the hair is soooo hard!
You mean Captain Redbeard? He is already released! ;o)
All my paper models can be found on my papercraft webpage, the parts and instructions for Captain Redbeard are here: [link]
To make it stronger, I recommend using thicker paper (160-200 gsm or something like that; regular printer paper is usually only about 80 gsm).
Most parts are pretty straightforward, but some are a bit fiddly. But if you take your time, I'm sure you can do it!
I can see from your gallery that you're a big LEGO fan! ;o) I plan to make many more papercraft minifigs in the future, so the chance is pretty big that I'll some day do a female one too. I think at first there were only a few female minifigs but now there are quite a lot! ;o)
Have fun building! (either with paper or with LEGO ;o)
ya lo hice no me salio tambien como el Maestro Ninjatoes XD pero me salio de una forma u otra sin contar que no tenia mucha tinta. Ahh y se me perdio el collar y tengo k reimprimir otro. and I did not come out well as the Master Ninjatos XD but I went one way or another without much ink had not. Ahh and I lost the necklace and I have to reprint another.
Looking absolutely fantastic! You know what I think helps make it so great, apart from the way you've built it - the textures. They're so vibrant and the primary colours make the black and greys stand out really nicely. Those yellow straps really pop as well! Great use of layering the body parts, too, especially the pants and shoes against his thin limbs. Looking forward to tackling the Keyblade, all the little parts make it look tricky Awesome job