Papercraft BuruBuru

If you’ve been following the development version of GearHead Caramel, you’ll see that I’ve been getting more work done on skills and the new electronic warfare/computers system. Hopefully I’ll make a new release soon… but not this week because I’ve been working on a papercraft model of the SAN-X9 Buru Buru. Last weekend at Comic World Busan I noticed that there wasn’t a scrap of mecha merchandise available, so I decided to change that.

This model still needs its shaka cannon and axe, but overall I’m pretty happy with it. This version is 1/200 scale, so about 8cm tall. I’m going to print out some for Comic World Seoul next weekend. If they’re popular, I want to do a fancy set with instructions, an information card, and maybe stick everything inside a file folder designed to look like a 1980s mecha model kit.

What other GearHead mecha would you like to see given the papercraft treatment? Any suggestions for other GearHead merchandise I could make for cons?

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    • fantastycznezolnierzyki on May 10, 2018 at 7:31 am
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    This is great, I definitely want it on my desk!
    Well, with 3D printing being so popular you could order printing some figures, those would be fun even without painting. Or put stls on server and sell/give cards with QR code to access it. There are nice quick rules for tactical combat with such minis http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/107836/MechaForce-Tactical-Combat-Game

    • Feldherren on May 10, 2018 at 11:47 am
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    Yeah, see if you know someone with a 3D printer. Printing them in a plain colour without painting them would probably work better, since players can recolour their vehicles and mecha at will in game anyway.
    My main concern is whether you’d want finer detail for the printed models. The paper craft model would work but wouldn’t have any detail on the head, for example.

    • fantastycznezolnierzyki on May 10, 2018 at 2:21 pm
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    A general shape should be ok. I would depend on the size of figure and print quality I guess. Here are some molded tiny mecha https://www.amazon.com/Warbots-TINY-Robot-Toy-Figures/dp/B0051PLPMQ/ref=pd_sim_21_8?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0051PLPMQ&pd_rd_r=33HG02BG7CC5NR0T8GR7&pd_rd_w=mUwDu&pd_rd_wg=1K6aT&psc=1&refRID=33HG02BG7CC5NR0T8GR7

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