Monday, August 28, 2006

Final Fantasy Papercraft - Cactuar

Oi paperkraft netizens, here's another Final Fantasy paper model, this green cactus-looking character is the Cactuar (also known as Cactuer, Qactuar, Cactrot, and Sabotender). It's main features are two black dot-eyes, an oblong shape mouth, three red quills on the top of their head, and their trademark pose, stiff arms and legs. On the Final Fantasy video games (FF VIII) they are best known for their 1,000 Needles (Defensive attack), which deals exactly 1,000 hit points of damage to an oponent, regardless of defenses. There was also a Jumbo Cactuar that had the 10,000 Needles attack, which was kinda like an instant-death attack since prior to FF X the maximum number of hit points for a character in FF is limited to 9999. If you noticed that my Cactuar is of a different color (blueish top, green legs) and not solid green, don't panic, it's because mine is of a different breed, it's a color-shifting Cactuar (also known as Printerus Hasno Inkus). This paper model stands about 6" tall and 4" wide and comes with a stand (not shown).

Final Fantasy Papercraft - Cactuar [via mediafire]

Saturday, August 5, 2006

Moogle Papercraft

One of the most loveable characters to come out of the Final Fantasy series is the Moogle (Moguri, Japanese), they are small, good-natured creatures that are usually white or tan in color and has a protruding antenna from its head with a small red, orange, or yellow ball at the end called a "pompom". They have either red or purple wings with ears shaped like a cat or rabbit. You'll know it's a moogle when you hear or see the word "kupo" which is their trademark sound. Next to Chocobos, the Moogles are often considered mascots for the Final Fantasy series. They first appeared on Final Fantasy III for the Famicom (Eurasia) and as Final Fantasy VI for the SNES is North America. Square Enix is going to bring an enhanced remake of Final Fantasy III, updated with 3D visuals to the Nintendo DS by November 2006. Of course Japan will have it first by 08.06 then Europe by 09.06, then finally NA. This moogle paper model was hosted by Takuya, but their site is down so I hope they won't mind if I host it in rapidshare. Enjoy!

Moogle Papercraft [via mediafire]

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Update - 08.01.06

I've been receiving a lot of email with regards to Ryo's paper models changing address all the time, I haven't had the time to ask him why, so I've decided to put them up in a bundle (zipped) for easy downloading, I only included those paper models that I've already done and posted on this site, if you want to see or download Ryo's other works then head on to his site.

Ryo Tokisato - Web Site

Catbus (Nekobasu)

Here's the Catbus paper model from the movie "My Neighbor Totoro" (Tonari no Totoro), which was created by the famous anime film maker, Hayao Miyazaki. This paper model is pretty basic, cut-score-fold-glue. There are two types of format for you to choose from, one is in JPG and the other is PDF. The finished paper model is quite small, about 8cm L x 2cm W x 4cm H. Now you have a new Ghibli paper model to go along with Totoro.

Catbus PDF - Download