Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lara Gym Handstand

Let me just start by saying how pleased I was with how this came out. This is one of my bigger projects and there was a lot of tweaking that had to be done to get this right.

This is a project I have been looking forward to making since I started making my own models last summer. If you've ever played a Tomb Raider game, you probably know the secret animation you get when hanging from a ledge, holding Walk, and then pulling Lara up (Or just holding down the pull-up key in the Crystal Dynamics games): She pulls herself slowing into a handstand (where does she get this strength?!), and gracefully arches her back, touching her left foot back on solid ground and pulling herself back upright, sometimes with only one hand:

I debated over what pose to use for Tomb Raider 1's Gym outfit and thought that this was perfect! The model actually stands up on its own, through it leans on the dropped foot. This is one of the five big projects I have mentioned recently, and I really hope you all enjoy it!(I have many more big projects not yet in development)



--Also, let me know if you think the Laras should be bigger:)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Eye of Horus Key Pieces: I'm Still Alive!

Exams are over!! Sorry about the brief hiatus, but I've already begun work on my 50 or so WIPs! In the meantime, I've included a model I finished a while ago: The Eye of Horus Key Pieces

These pieces are from Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation. One of the first keys collected by Lara in the 4th entry into the series, The Eye of Horus Key Pieces showed off the new inventory combination system that was introduced in the 4th title. The two pieces, when built, can be put together just as in the game or glued if you like :)

Almost done with one of my really cool models!



Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Now for something that anyone who played the original Tomb Raider should recognize: The Gorilla. The Gorilla made its first appearance in the Greece portion of the first Tomb Raider, barreling around the Coliseum and beating its chest.

The model doesn't necessarily stand up on it's own (one of my test builds didn't), but this model is another of the fairly-easy-to-assemble variety.

PLEASE don't forget to submit your requests for models to build. Specifically which version of Lara you want and what to have her doing. I need suggestions for you! I have a few in development, but I want to know what YOU want. :)



Sunday, May 10, 2009

Updates, Wonderful Updates

I know that I haven't posted anything new in a few days, which is not what I had intended, but the discovery of the new model production method has led me to begin work on about 50 new projects. While many are close to being ready for build/release, it may be a while, as I want to release the big ones sparingly to keep up anticipation :) Thought I'd let you guys know some of the stuff in production (and believe me, there is A LOT more, this is just stuff close to being done):

Bad Guys
and Lara :)

Also, expect something for a certain movie adaptation coming, soon, but it will take some time as opening the file makes my computer slow to a crawl (stupid model editing).

Thank you all so much for following the blog, you're support keeps me going! Don't forget to put your suggestions in the chatbox!! (Think Lara costumes and poses:)


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Clockwork Scarab

Here's a model of the Clockwork Scarab from Tomb Raider IV: the Last Revelation. Lara can wind up this little mechanical bug and set it on specific paths to have it do her bidding :)


In addition to the model upload, I have 3 HUGE models in development right now, as well as quite a few smaller ones. AOD Lara has been put on hold due to the fact that I cannot seem to get the model extraction program working on my computer. Plenty to tide you over till then though!


Sunday, May 3, 2009


So I still have quite a few models in development, but what do you all want to see made into a papercraft model? A specific artifact? A certain Lara? Post your requests in the chatbox on right side of the page and they'll get top priority! If you guys just want to go with the flow, I've got plenty in store :)


Download Updates

All of the download links previously without PDF files in them now have links to version of the file with PDFs, now those without Pepakura can build the models. All downloads from here on out will have PDfs included as well as Pepakura documents. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wonderful News!

I found a way to import animations into the model creation process shaving HOURS of modeling time off the production process! Get ready for the stuff that moves! (I have been holding back)