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howl's moving castle (papercraft)

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I LOVE the movie Howl's moving castle (and the book equilly as well), so when I saw that there was a scale model available to print off and build online, and this model was in turn one of the most difficult papercraft models ever invented, I just had to try to tackle it =D

It's turning out really nice ^_^ and you guys are one of the best communities of people on the internet so I thought i'd share this and see what you all thought ^_^

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=231593&id=592571913&l=57af592c2f

If anyone is interested i'm thinking of making a youtube slideshow style video guide explaining the steps and techniques used to build the castle... it's quite a difficult undertaking without a good guide since the instructions are entirely in japanese xDD

Edit: the ending math... I finished this project in 137 hours... thats 5.7 DAYS of solid work (almost a week)... I watched through a few seasons of dharma and greg, a few seasons of ducktales, 3 seasons of gummi bears, 1 season of mad about you, and almost 6 season of the smurfs adventures... not to mention the 10 plus movies i watched... ^_^ full castle pictures have been uploaded ^_^
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  • It looks really cool! A slideshow would be interesting to watch, but I won't lie, I probably wouldn't use it as a tutorial, just watch it.
  • How many sheets of A4 did it take to build?
  • Sausy Gibbon;411617 said:
    How many sheets of A4 did it take to build?
    A4 is regular printer paper size right?

    well, the PDF file is 70 pages, but 20 of those pages are diagrams of how to assemble the model and 50 are actual pieces, I made a few mistakes with a few of the pieces (glue bled through a few times, and a few pieces tore) and had to reprint a few, so there are 50 pages required for the model but i've used probibly about 55-60 so far xD

    I printed the 20 diagram pages on normal printer paper, and did the rest on cardstock.
  • i love howl's moving castle especially the door which leads to anywhere just by turng the color of the knob. i will try to build this paper craft for my self. thank you so much for sharing this link. i don't care how many sheets it will take to build this as long as i will get this right. i am so exited!
  • johnpeterson;412928 said:
    i love howl's moving castle especially the door which leads to anywhere just by turng the color of the knob. i will try to build this paper craft for my self. thank you so much for sharing this link. i don't care how many sheets it will take to build this as long as i will get this right. i am so exited!
    this video has a link to the papercraft PDF file if you don't know where to find it...
  • Well, as for johnpeterson, I think I smell a spam link in his sig.
  • what is the difference between his sig and your sig and this sig?



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  • just finished the housing complex at the top of the castle ^_^ also coincidentally the completed complex ended up being my 100th photo exactly =D only a few houses, the tower, the wheels, and the legs to complete and i'll be finished with the project =DDDD I'm soooo thrilled ^_^
  • Very interesting. I don't know if I could make something like this, I have messy habits.
  • It's less then a week away from completion ^_^ this is so awesome =D I cannot wait!
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