Finally finished! This is a custom designed Scyther made by me. My contribution to the 3D origami world of Pokémon (<-Spell-check actually added the accent, hahah). I don't know if there's another 3DO Scyther, but I can be sure that it'll be nothing like mine. The camera doesn't do it justice though. =/
I chose Scyther because, besides being awesome, among all the Pikachu and miscellaneous other Pokémon out there, I figured that not many would try to undertake such a distinctive Pokémon.
This is a project that's been set aside for a super long time. I'm talking circa my Megaman days. It was mostly finished, but I didn't know what to do for the scythes and how to put it together so, I was like, "I'll deal with it later". After much tweaking, the result is what you see before you.
Points of interest include, the scythes which used the side-slotting technique that I learned from creating the biplane, the repurposed modules such as the cushion for the hip joints and the bent green scythe piece, and the partially built foreleg leading to the stacked calves. I used dark green to add some detail to the abdomen like most pictures show. Inverted pieces were used on the thorax, too.
It's mostly unglued relying on friction to hold together. I can take it apart and repose it if I wanted to this way. It can stand on its own, but I glued its legs to a CD for stability and to prevent, or at least minimize the inevitable, "Oops, I broke this green thing!" moments. Since I did that, I thought it would look weird on its own so I added quilled grass and a poké ball. Let's just pretend the blue is just the start of a deluge or Squirtle water gunned it moments before. Yeah, that'll explain it.
I guess the delay in finishing it was a good thing since could utilize the side slotting technique, base the head on my chocobo model, and use my improved skills in general since I began.
If I had to do this differently, I would make it more proportional, figure out a better way to make the legs, and make the scythes neater. Plus, I'd do a better job with the glue gun. It still looks cool nonetheless.
In a way, it's sorta like my own customized mecha in the shape of Scyther.
I may make another Pokémon in the future. Who knows? There are tons to choose from. One thing's for sure, it's not gonna be a Magikarp. ...Actually, the koi (<- this wasn't in spell check, but Pikachu was. The heck.) fish model could prolly be modified into one. Hmm...
- Colored Paper (Most are modules. Green, dark green, yellow, white (1/64 A4 for nails and fangs))
- Red & white slips for eyes and tongue.
- Green, white, red, black strips for quilled pieces.
- Glue (Hot glue for attaching limbs, wings, and CD items; PVA as necessary)
- CD (Base, don't waste a perfectly good one!)
Time Estimated: ...I can't even tell you. A lot.