Papercraft is a form of art in which beautiful and sometimes complex models are constructed out of nothing but some paper and tape (or glue). While the beginning may just seem like a bunch of pieces of cut paper, the end result however, can be breathtaking.
Papercraft can come from official sources, such as Takara Tomy, when they made a set of couches for their Arms Micron figures to sit on, which can be seen here. Or Takara Tomy's Energon cube insert for Masterpiece Soundwave, which can be seen here. Heck, they even made a trailer for their version of Weaponizer Optimus Prime in their Arms Micron line!
However, the magic really happens when the fans put their imaginations to good use and work outside the confines of corporate papercraft options and create something fun and awesome, such as the Chibi Jet Vehicons, which you can see here.
If you're looking for a masterpiece of Transformers papercraft, look no further!
War For Cybertron Optimus Prime looks to be that papercraft masterpiece and even has articulated fingers! Started in 2011, this project has been a labor of love for Laurent and it's taken him nearly three years to make this happen. Not only is it now completed and he wants to share the showcase of his work, but he also included the files necessary for you to create your own!
I deliberately cut the model into several parts, for ease of viewing files during installation, but also a question of weight ... file textures are accurate, but suddenly it eats bytes!
The finished robot is about 40cm (15.75 inches) high. You can choose between hands for hinged wildest of you ... oops ... and simplified in the extreme (just 4 blocks) hands.
We've mirrored a few of the images and provided links to the files here, but we'd like for you to visit his blog to see the entire figure and read his post on how it all came to be. You can do that by clicking this link: http://paperlaul.com/blog/2014/04/optim ... robot.html (Please note that the blog is in French, you'll need a translation tool to read it in your language. Google Chrome has one built right in.)
We have not been resting on last week's amazing Transformers customs and artwork, fiction and builds - we're simply a little behind on posting this weeks's roundup. But fear no longer! Check out below all the recent output from the Transtopia section of Seibertron.com, make sure to comment on what you like, and send us a PM if you think we've missed something.
First Sunday of a new month! It looks like Spring is bringing some bigger works out of the soil, with the majority of Transformers customs in Seibertron.com's Transtopia section featuring combiners - including some papercraft stuff, too. Make sure to check out artwork, prose fiction and photocomics as well, everyone involved on our creative side works really hard. Read on!
Another Sunday, another roundup! Spring has sprung in most of the northern hemisphere, clocks have gone forward and Transformers customs, artwork, fiction and photos have populated the Transtopia section of Seibertron.com. Check out below the output of the past week, and make sure to comment if you like what you see.
A bit later than usual, as real life gets in the way of some of us here behind Seibertron.com - but why deprive you of your weekly Transformers creative output from the Transtopia section? Check out below a cluster of customs, fantastic fan-art, phenomenal fiction and some ok photocomics. I suppose.
And so the WeLoveFine contest is closed, but you can now vote for your favourite designs here! It looks like a bit of a quieter week this time round, but there are still some nice Transformers customs, art and fictions to browse in the Transtopia section of Seibertro.com. Why not check them out below?
Yet another Sunday, crowning the week here at Seibertron.com. What has the Transtopia section been up to, then? What Transformers artwork, fiction, comics, custom figures, modifications, new creations and doodles have been brought about over the last seven days? Take a look below, as this post holds all the answers!
And make sure to check out the announcement below, as the deadline is Monday 10th March!
February is over, and March has just begun! That indirectly means it's Sunday, with another edition of the Transtopia Creative Round-Up - check out all the things going on in the creative side of Seibertron.com, from fan fiction, to builds, to artwork, photocomics and of course, figure customs. And make sure you take a look at the announcement section below, too, for a chance to win cash for your art designs!
Last reminder! Deadline is 10th MARCH, and there already some pretty cool looking designs! Do you want your own take on the Transformers to be made into a print or t-shirt? Check out the WeLoveFine Transformers Design contest!
Yet another lazy Sunday for some of you, some of us, though not as many as we'd like. Take a breather and check out this week's creative output from the Transtopia section of Seibertron.com, and make sure you check out the announcement below, too!
We'll just keep reminding everyone, shall we? With the deadline approaching fast (5th March) and all, better get your design in! And they're looking for both t-shirts and prints - check out the WeLoveFine Transformers Design contest!
I wanted to call this the Valentine edition, but there's so little that fits the theme that it really would not make sense! So in the middle of the chaos of the Toy Fair (and what a sweet sweet chaos it is) take a breather and look at what Transtopia has to offer this week. Remember to check out the individual threads too, by clicking on the images!
Here's a reminder for everyone: Do you have a creative streak? Would you like to get paid for your work? Maybe even see it on t-shirts or prints? Check out the WeLoveFine Transformers Design contest!