I didn’t exactly get much in the way of sleep last night so for today, I’ll be taking a little break from the computer screen and shifting my focus over to something a little less digital.
Now, if you’ve managed to get your hands on a copy of the Collector’s or Premium edition of The Witcher 2, you’ll probably have noticed a couple of these lying around.
That right there is a little something called Papercraft. It’s essentially a simpler variant of what some people like to call “modular Origami”, kind of like an “Origami meets Ikea” kind of deal.
If, like me, you picked up The Witcher 2′s Collector’s Edition, you’ll find a large Papercraft package in the main CE box (along with the Art Book, etc.) and a smaller one nestled in the DVD box.
Anyway, I’m not going to bother with writing up an entire How-To-Papercraft step-by-step instructional guide. It’s just way too much of a hassle and frankly, I’m a little exhausted and I pretty much did this for the “lulz”.
Putting together these Papercraft models really wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be, especially considering the flimsiness of the models’ components. Call me a cheat but in the end, I resorted to using pieces of clear tape to keep everything together. What made things worse was the fact that the “numbered parts” didn’t quite tally and I was annoyingly forced to use a little trial and error while working with the model components.
I don’t know, maybe I’m just not good at paper folding as a hobby in general.
It took me a little over an hour or so but I did manage to correctly assemble Geralt and Triss’ Papercraft models. Both designs were pretty straightforward and minor annoyances notwithstanding, it was quite fun really.
I hate to say it, but Triss looks pretty damned FUGLY as a Papercraft doll.
As for the Draug, I didn’t quite manage to finish it. As you can probably see, I only managed to go as far as putting together its upper torso, head and its major “armor accessories”. There were just way too many bits and pieces and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out where to place everything. What got me in the end really were the Draug’s legs; the more I tried to fold ‘em, the more the pieces seemed likely to tear and for safety’s sake, I decided to just leave the model as is.
I’ll probably give it another go some other day when I’m less worn out. Well, maybe.