Archive for September, 2012

Paper Model: Chokipeta’s “NEON GENESIS EVANGELION UNIT 01 HEAD BUST”


Evangelion Unit 01 is the flagship mecha of the Evangelion saga. She is piloted by the series’ protagonist Shinji Ikari and inhabited by the soul of his mother, Yui Ikari.

Evangelion Unit 01 or Eva 01 was produced by the Hakone branch of Gehirn as the Evangelion Test Type model. Unlike the other Evas, she was generated directly from the body of Lilith, and is consequently referred to as Lilith’s “offspring” or “clone”. On a physical level, Eva 01 has the same characteristics as an Adam-based Evangelion, so the exact nature of her relationship to Lilith remains a subject of debate.

Eva 01 received her “soul” as a result of the Contact Experiment with Yui Ikari in 2004, but was not “finished” until 2014.

As with the rest of the Eva Series, she was ostensibly created as a weapon to be used against the Angels, and she was the first Evangelion to face actual combat (against the Third Angel Sachiel). Eva 01 is infamous for going berserk and moving without any power supply (prior to the acquisition of the S² Engine from the Angel Zeruel).

While Eva 00 has gone out of control before and Eva Unit 02 goes berserk immediately before being destroyed, Eva 01 is the only Eva that has gone berserk in direct combat, to deadly effect.

I love doing Chokipeta paper models because it does not rely mostly on rigid polygonal shapes. The curves are very effective.

You would hate me for doing this, but since the pattern is lifted from a pirate website, I am not allowed to indicate where I got it from. Really sorry guys…

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Paper Model: Indonesian Mozilla Community’s “KUMI” by Salazad


Mozilla is a very popular, and also very fast, internet browser in Indonesia. It has become so much widely-used in that Asian region that users have formed  the Indonesian Mozilla Community and has also created its Firefox mascot named Kumi.

Kumi, like Mozilla, has also become quite popular that it has been released wearing a variety of costumes. The one I assembled here is named:  Garuda di Dadaku edition (Garuda in my Chest). Garuda is a large mythical bird or bird-like entity that was often depicted in Hindu or Buddhist mythology. Garuda is also part of the symbol used by the Indonesian National Team, of which the team’s jersey is worn here by Kumi.

The pattern itself is very straightforward and paper model beginners shall have no problem whatsoever in assembling it.

If you want to try assembling this paper model, you may download the pattern and instructions at my Indonesian friend and fellow paper crafter, Salazad’s website [click here].

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Paper Model Series: SDE’s STREET DOG FIGHTER “GUILE (Sonic Bark)” by Willie Beren (VA Paper Toys)

Wow! I haven’t blogged since March. So sorry, folks. I am swamped with work, but I now have enough spare time to add to this blog.

Here is part three of Street Dog Evolution’s Street Dog Fighter Series…

Guile made his first appearance in Street Fighter II (1991) as one of the eight selectable characters featured in the first release of the game.

A Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) in the United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party, he leaves his country and family to enter the World Warrior tournament to avenge the death of his friend Charlie, who was killed by M. Bison, the tournament’s sponsor, sometime before the events of the game.

Guile is quite tough, both physically and mentally. He has survived a lot, and is still standing, as well as still fighting. A stoic man at heart, Guile’s calm and emotionless exterior actually hides the rage he has after Charlie’s death. Although loyal to the military and the United States, Guile is extremely persistent. He is so driven to find out who betrayed him in the jungles of Thailand, and to try and get at M. Bison, that he would even put that over his duties. Despite this, he is a truly loving husband and father to his family.

In his ending, he defeats Bison, but is dissuaded from killing him by his wife and their daughter.

Guile’s two special moves are the Sonic Boom: a projectile-based attack and the Flash Kick. In the video game, both moves require charging.

The paper model here sports Guile’s trademark military haircut that is gravity-defying, he is wearing standard issue combat uniform, and he is sporting flame-colored energy projections on both his arms. I had a very easy time assembling this figure because I am now quite familiar with the SDE model.

If you want to try assembling this model, you may download it at the VA Paper Toys website. [click here]

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