GrummSkull papertoy

It’s been a while … I need to share more papertoys with the world.
So here is another custom papertoy from me: GrummSkull.

GrummSkull GrummSkull

This papertoy is a custom based upon the paper skull from Patrick Pasques.
The paper spring used is really great! Better then the spring I used for Drukks and much simpler!
Check out Patrick’s work, its really amazing (blog is in French, but even without translation the images speak for themself) and support his work and buy his books!

Here is the template:

The .ZIP file contains a .PDF
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Social stuff works!

I asked everybody to share/like/retweet, and when the number hits 20 I would put this papertoy online:

tweet:

facebook:

about 50+ reactions… love social!

Tribute to Heavy Bramble: papertoy Brummble

Updates: I moved them to the bottom of this post, just click here to jump to the updates!

This is my first of my monthly “big” – post (read more about the changes I will make this year).

I had this lying around for some time (made it before Christmas), but didn’t take the time to finish it.
For the first time I had a WIP test builder (Jason Bolt) and that helped a lot.
Especially because I had some pressure to finish it!!

And as promised it will be down-loadable; I present:

Brummble

Brummble side front

Brummble is a papertoy tribute to the awesome vinyl from ThreeA: Heavy Bramble.
I wanted to see how fast I could “papertoy” a vinyl (about 3 nights (3*4hours) and some extra hours for ‘bugfixing some ‘lite’ instructions and photos). The instructions are very minimal, so some it’s not a beginners project. You will need 5 pages, my advice is to use 120/160 gram paper (heavier than the usual printing-/copy-paper). It will take about 4 hours to cut out and build.

Blank template

Not a print this time? No I don’t think it needs more, but you may always surprise me with a custom!

5 pages

Yes it’s not a small papertoy, but the result will be very close to the original!
and show me/the world the pictures!!

The .ZIP file contains a .PDF
(You can use freeware like FilZip or 7zip to extract a .ZIP-file and read a .PDF with Acrobat or Foxit)

Update #1: Everybody is as excited as I am: 400 downloads in 5 days (300+ in the weekend; normally the time that the visits to this blog is the lowest)
Update #2: Check the trackback links at the bottom: 3 blogs posted about Brummble: THX
Update #3: The first prove that someone has built Brammble: Josh Buczynski build https://twitter.com/#!/Sergenth/status/161100136280358912/photo/1 (also check out his website paperposeables.com and especially the poplock; I will be doing something with that system in the future! )
Update #4: Another build: check out https://twitter.com/#!/ario_fitrianto/status/162202275434086401 by Ario Fitrianto. Thx for the build! And customizing
Update #5: A French papertoy blog has a post about Brummble: check out paper-toy.fr (perhaps use google translate)
Update #6: A documented build by Jared R Delo, visit his google+ photo gallery: Brammble build in 8 staps
Update #7: A custom by Marko Zubak. Check my tweet about this AWESOME Brammble custom

Revolvrr papertoy

I have been busy… Not really with my papertoys

But this one is just so you don’t forget me:
Say hello to my little friend

Revolvrr is a papertoy that I made as a part of an other papertoy.

Nick Knite and Dolly Oblong advised me to share it with you. So here it is: it’s only a blank version because it just doesn’t need more.

The .ZIP file contains a .PDF
(You can use freeware like FilZip or 7zip to extract a .ZIP-file and read a .PDF with Acrobat or Foxit)

There was some room left on the template so I made a bullet for the Revolvrr πŸ˜€

Update #1: in 48 hours more than 500 downloads. Everybody needs protection. So don’t bring a scissor to a papertoy fight!
Update #2: in 6 days more than 1000 downloads. Throw your guns in the air.
Update #3: 12 days and 1400 downloads. To protect and serve…

Tip from Methuup da Funky One: Glue the curved piece of the cylinder in first, apply glue and push the 4 half moons with the tabs which form the top and bottom of the cylinder from the inside into place.

Update #3: the first Revolvrr customs are here:

70’s Lurrv Gun – Methuup da Funky One custom
custom by Methuup da Funky One

Water Pistol ‘Revolver’ – Jason Bolt custom
Water Pistol 'Revolver' - Jason Bolt custom

Revolvrr custom – Anonymous
Revolvrr custom - Anonymous

Revolvrr custom – George McKnight
Revolvrr custom - George McKnight

How to do this?

The first you need is a piece of paper with a print/pattern on it. Try Google for a pattern.
You can buy paper with a print on it but you can also use a page from a comic/magazine/flyer.
After that you just print the blank template on it.

Oh no!!!

The first papertoy suicide? A sad way to end your birthday… how will this end…
And remember: Revolvrr’s don’t kill people, scissors do!

Deksta having a morbid sence of humor
(No papertoy fan(s) where hurt during this photo session)

PUMA – states/suede/clyde – urban paper sneaker

As I mentioned before: I always wanted to do a papertoy sneaker.

When I finished my first PUMA sneakers, and posted it on NPT (Nice Paper Toy), some people mentioned that they liked the model but that there favorite PUMA sneaker is the states/suede/clyde.
I didn’t know that the PUMA states/suede/clyde is a b-boy classic.

So I couldn’t resist to make them too:

I don’t have a download link for this one, and no design yet….
But that will be fixed very soon.

PS.
The excellent Ron Rementilla from Paperkraft.blogspot.com has written about my PUMA First round papertoy (thx for that).
And suggested that readers who wanted a template, leave a comment….

Till now 10 people did and they have received the (WIP) templates…
I call the templates WIP because the instructions are not ready yet.
And because I wanted to make the PUMA clyde first, they are not ready yet.

Lo Slungg

Finally I found some time to finish the templates from Lo Slungg. Sorry it took so long.

For the readers that don’t know Lo Slungg, here is a image:

Lo Slungg

Lo Slungg papertoy

Lo Slungg papertoy

And download the files for the WIP Lo Slungg template here:

The .ZIP file contains a .PDF
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This is the first time I have an explanation page (the first page) with the templates. I couldn’t fit the explanation onto the templates, so don’t print the first page!.
Lo Slungg templates explanation page
Explanation page


And if you are interested in a custom you can find the Blank Lo Slungg template here:

The .ZIP file contains a .PDF
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Do you like it?
Post a comment!

Little Grummerboy – a Grumm custom by Hardy

I feel ashamed, and I should! This custom is laying around on my virtual desktop for a long time now.
And it’s really great!

I present: Little GrummerBoy a Grumm custom by Hardy
Little Grummerboy by Hardy, a Grumm Custom

The .ZIP file contains a .PDF
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Little Grummerboy by Hardy, a Grumm Custom

So lets start introducing: Hardy a German graphic designer and allround creative.
You can visit Hardy on his own blog: thepaperjam.de, it’s in German so not readable for everyone πŸ™ .
More into English? Perhaps you should visit him on myspace: Hardy has the most awesome myspace I have ever seen which is dedicated to his papertoy Bottecc.

Bottecc
You can download the Bottecc templates at the bottom of page, just search for “bottecc beta template”. (it’s a illustrator EPS, he should to change that to PDF… oh well!)

But that’s not all, Bottecc is a papertoy wrestler… Yes you heard it correct.. This papertoy can busta move:

As Hardy put it:

i started working on bottecc with the idea to make a papercraft that can really move and wrestle like the good old wwf-stars.

The subtitle of Hardy’s site is “Paper wrestling association“!
Too bad that the idea is not finished yet. I would love to send a Grumm into the ring πŸ™‚
I don’t think there many papertoys out there that can beat Grumm πŸ˜€

New homepage for Drukk, Selfish Series and Pusher Series

For the more observed reader of my blog might have noticed a extra menu item: Drukk and as the title of this post suggest it’s the new home of Drukk, the Selfish Series and the Pusher Series.

So for my rss readers I have a little image:

New homepage for Drukk, Selfish Series and Pusher Series

New homepage for Drukk, Selfish Series and Pusher Series

On this page you can find two series…. one is the Selfish Series and the other is the Pusher Series.

The Selfish Series is designed by me, and they are created to show you what is possible with Drukk (it’s not only easy to create a custom-skin but also easy to customize!)
The Pusher Series (Designers on Drukks) is a slot-series….
???wtf is that???
Every Pusher Series has 6 slots, when all slots are filled I will start with a new Selfish Series and open the next Pusher Series.

Do you want to participate in Pusher Series 1, this is still possible: get the blank Drukk template and start designing.
Four slots are already filled by other designers: Marko Zubak with Robbox, Marshall Alexander with Nukk, Nick Knite (SIZZA) with Speed racurr and Scott Carrington aka Dr Shazam with Dead Drukk.

But if you’re not that creative this page is also for you! Both series can be download there, so happy building…
πŸ™‚

Drukk

About Drukk

Drukk animation, how it works

Drukk is a simple papertoy (easy to build, easy to customize) with moving parts (you could call it a paper automata).

It is very difficult to find designers who want to customize my first papertoy Grumm. I concluded that the model was to complex and perhaps is a 2 page model too intimidating for a designer. So I designed a model that is fun to build (you can press it’s head), easy to build (it fits all on one page), easy to design (design the head, and the rest will follow) and easy to customize (create moving arms, tongue, tails, eyes, ….)

So design your own Drukk, find out what I can do with Drukk in the Selfish Seriesor what other designers do in the Pusher Series 01

Selfish Series 01





Pusher Series 01

Robbox by Marko Zubak

Marco Zubak was the first one who created a custom Drukk (thx for getting the ball rolling). He named his Drukk in the Pusher Series 1 Robbox

markozubak.com
NPT

Nukk by Marshall Alexander

Marshall Alexander creator of Foldskool heroes dropped a bomb. He created the ultimate Drukk called Nukk, an explosive Pusher

marshallalexander.net
NPT

Speed Racurr by Nick Knite

Nick Knite creator of SIZZA honored me with his second custom ever! He created Speed Racurr who joins the Pusher team.

Visit Nick’s website and download another Speed Racurr who is racing for another team!

nickknite.com
NPT

Dead Drukk by Scott Carrington

Scott Carrington aka Dr Shazam created something with a skull (I love skulls!!). This one is buried 6-feet deep: Dead Drukk.

This image is not doing justice, the two parts of Drukk are too nice not to show… you gotta see for yourself, build the bugger!

papertoybonanza

NPT

Dr. Bear by Scott Schaller

Scott Schaller is a highschool Graphic Design Teacher who is taken by the papertoy virus (and is infecting his students too)

Cabrillo Design Lab
NPT

Greg's Drukk by Greg Madden

Greg Madden is a design student with a passion for photography and is a student at Cabrillo High (with the coolest teacher there is)

CascadEureka
NPT

Blank Drukk Templates

Blank Drukk Templates

Do you feel inspired by this model and the custom designs in the Pusher Series? Create your own Drukk, send it to me, and be part of the first “Pusher Series”.
Download the blank Drukk template here:

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ - visual

I’ve haven’t got any questions yet, so I made one up… But you see I’ve reserved a place for all your questions… Just ask me!!

What does Drukk mean?
Druk(k) means push in Dutch

Is it Drukk or Drukks?
One Drukk and a couple of Drukks

NPT?
It’s a social network for papertoy designers, and papertoys, visit nicepapertoys.com.

Thx

Symen Veenstra aka Enkeling for helping me with the name for this creation: Drukk

Dafont for helping me find Aerojones NF which is the base font for the Drukk logo (font created by Nick)

The designers who have created a custom Drukk for the Pusher Series

Contact

Coming soon, use my other contact form until then

Grumm by Petra: Pink Grumm

Another Grumm custom: this time by my girlfriend…

Petra van Breugel designed a Grumm in her favorite color: pink. And that simple reason is also the base for it’s name: Pink Grumm πŸ™‚

Pink Grumm by Petra van Breugel

I’ve been experimenting with Sketchup, but you can see that I not finished with the Grumm 3D model but it has not the same impact as an picture…
If you can send me a better picture, your picture/credits will be use instead!

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Grumm by Enkeling: Grummeling – part 2

I have mentioned before that a friend of mine made a Grumm.

But for some reason I never made a download link… So this is a post about that: and some reminder for this Grumm.

Symen Veenstra aka Enkeling is a very talented illustrator and a good friend. We both went to the same art academy where we both studied graphic design …. (he is now an illustrator and I’m a Flash developer/designer πŸ™‚ )

He called this Grumm: Grummeling

Grummeling by Enkeling

Grummeling by Enkeling

The .ZIP file contains a .PDF
(You can use freeware like FilZip or 7zip to extract a .ZIP-file and read a .PDF with Acrobat or Foxit)

When I started with Grumm I thought it would be cool to see all sides of Grumm and see the complete design. So I made a rotation viewer. But because it’s a lot of work creating a rotation I stopped doing that. Symen is the last one I made one for.

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