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Custom papertoy: Wilsumm

Eric Wiryanata has created a Grumm: a Zombie GrummZombie Grumm

I’m always grateful (I don’t always show it 🙁 ) if someone takes the time to build a Grumm. But I know how much time it takes to create a custom, so that’s somewhat extra special!!!

So I try to repay that effort if I can (I’m not always inspired by papertoy from other designers), and the model of Eric is fun to build, and the way I create customs: also fun to customize!

I’m always experimenting with paper and new ways to build stuff, but not everything is used because my models (Grumm and Drukk) are very specific. When I saw Wilson the Robot I could do some of the stuff I never could on my own models.

Today I present: Wilsumm
Wilsumm: a custom by Matthijs Kamstra

This image needs some explanation:

  1. usually I create a skin in Illustrator
  2. print/build the model
  3. see what needs improvements
  4. fix it in the Illustrator
  5. print/build the model again

This time I used the same method, but after I saw what improvements I needed to make (3), I also concluded that I’m creating the same “bad-ass” skin over-and-over again.
So I created a new skin (yes, I made 2 customs for Wilson) and made the improvements in that model and rebuild that model.
The image that you see here is really a w.i.p. model, but the improvements are done in the download link.
(send me a good photo of Wilsumm, and I will replace this image with the one you send me, with your name, website, etc 🙂 )

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)

This model is not complex to build, but if you need some help building the basic Wilson visit the instruction page (at the bottom of the page), but my customization you just need to analyze my photos.

Wilson is a “doodle” (Eric used this to describe his model) papercraft and some parts don’t work like I want them to (the feet for example).
My version doesn’t need duct tape to keep him standing: just put some weight in the feet before you glue it shut! (I used dry rice, but nuts/bolds, dry sand, putty, coins, etc will work just fine)