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Liara Papercraft Download by XenonRay Liara Papercraft Download by XenonRay
*Old photos replaced! New dA download link*

This is my 3rd Mass Effect 2 papercraft template, Liara T'Soni based on her appearance from the rather good Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC.

Built over 18 days with the majority being done in the first 6. Though I had other pressing matters in between so it got a bit delayed.

Follow the download link below to get the resources you need to print and build your own version!

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It's a 22MB RAR file which contains PDFs and PDOs to print from or use as references. 16 pages, 199 pieces in total including the optional Tempest SMG. Just one colour scheme for this one. Stands ~43.5cm tall.

You can open the RAR archive with software such as WinRAR, Alzip, 7Zip. Just search around! ;)

You can open the PDO files with Pepakura Viewer downloadable free here: [link]

Please do use this as it's immensely helpful as a resource and will show you exactly where parts go. It doesn't work on Macs unfortunately though.

Difficulty: 8.75/10 (Some awkward areas, experience will be required)

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:pc: Download Options:
1. Click Download File in the top right
2. Mediafire mirror [link]


Happy building!
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Template by me, original 3D data and textures by BioWare

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:iconajirasan:
Ajirasan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Damn! Those're very good but where is Thane model? Thane and Femshep may look good together.
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

I'm pretty indifferent towards Thane; at least his face wouldn't be as hard to edit as a regular human but I've not really got the drive to produce a model of him.
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Sakara-Siluria Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Love this so much! Will you at any point make the breather mask for Liara to go with this?
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:iconxenonray:
XenonRay Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) but no sorry I don't plan on making any addons for previous models.
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chengda-inferno Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
rofl the face looks creepy
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:iconxenonray:
XenonRay Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha well yeah the bottom right pic doesn't do it much justice. :p

That's why I prefer editing the less human looking aliens as the shape changes during simplification are less of a problem/less likely to look odd.
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WolfOfSahara Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Looks better than that official Liara statue they had for sale on BioWare's website... at least this Liara isn't in that sexed up pose and tiny baby face looking more like a dancer instead of the dangerous Shadow Broker.
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XenonRay Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one isn't super accurate since the editing process can change the shape of the orignal face a lot- the bottom right pic certainly isn't flattering, she looks better in real life!

But yes that statue...ehh...the stylisation makes it looks pretty silly. It's obvious what they were trying to do but I agree it's a big disservice to her actual in-game character.
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WolfOfSahara Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
I was wondering if painting the lines with paint that matches the skin tone close enough would help with smoothing out her face?

But in any case, lines comes with paper craft... I need to make this, and hope either a better statue comes out for sale, or learn to sculpt my own damn Liara.
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XenonRay Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seams can't be avoided but the face shows them up the most, being more detailed for the size. :(

White edges are a pain but you can colour them with a steady enough hand! I don't know about paint, sounds a bit risky- I use pens or soft watercolour pencils. Or do you mean actually painting the paper surface near the joins to try and remove the 'stepped' overlap effect of the parts?
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WolfOfSahara Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
I meant painting the joins to try and soften the "stepped" overlap, yes. I thought thick and opaque paint such as gouache or acrylic, applied with size 00 brush or something with really fine point, might does something. ... toothpick maybe.

I need to buy heavier paper before I can start. When finish if worked will link a photo?
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Chartodileon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
I really love the textures on these guys. Good job :D
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah they look fantastic with all the shaders and bump maps in-game and the lovely 1024x1024 BMPs work great for models! The camera can't really show it, but the textures on the faces of Liara and Mordin are amazing!
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zalonza Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
I love your models just finished tali yesterday (and Mordin long time ago) i am starting this one today and i really like new "3D" effects
Good job Xenonray
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! It's always very good to know that other people are building these guys. :)
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half-halfling Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
I've started with a part that looked the most difficult -head. Finished it looks like this:
[link]
I've used normal, thin paper to make edges of parts less visible. Now I'm starting to build legs.
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely work, and good idea to use lighter paper. Would regular paper be strong enough though?
For me, I just accept there will be edges but try to arrange them so they are less visible.
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half-halfling Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
For the head thin paper seems OK.
Here's the next part -legs and a part of torso: [link] .
It was a very good idea to add some weight to the feet -it makes model a lot more stable.
So far there were no problems, everything fits perfectly.
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to here that, and it looks good so far!
I always add weights just in case, though my Mordin still has horrible balance issues even with his feet stuffed full of coins and blu-tack putty.
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half-halfling Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
It's finally completed :). You can see my Liara here: [link]

I think I've used too dark colour to paint the edges of parts on fer face, but aside of this I'm very happy about the result. Thanks for this model, and I'm looking forward for more :).
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FishTank-36 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Wow! That's an amazing papercraft I can't wait to try and make Liara she's one of my favorite characters from Mass Effect. If you do a Shepard will you make a female Shepard template too? I would love to have a papercraft femShep decked out in her N7 armor :D (For BroShep you could always do the stock face from the cover, there's supposed to be a stock femshep in a ME3 promo sometime as well!)

Again thank you so much for this papercraft! :3
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I was ever inclined to make a Shepard I'd probably do a helmet wearing female one, as my main 'optimised' playthoughs always seem to be with a FShep. (Easier on the eyes/ears and far less generic action space male than the default IMO). Like I said in the comment below, it'd have to be done carefully as everyone has very different expectations of the character.

More likely I'll stick to the team members for now to avoid all that! :p
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FishTank-36 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Same here even though I know from the BioWare stats 80% played BroShep I just can't fathom it. FShep for some reason kicks so much more *** than the generic male space hero (not to mention better VA imo). I'd take a helmet FShep papercraft to go with this fabulous Liara one ;)

I found the original normandy one also, very excited for new papercrafts to do. Did you use cardstock for Liara?
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:iconxenonray:
XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've used 160gsm cardstock for all 3, which is easy to manipulate for small details within reason, but at the same time is strong enough to hold the shapes together. I guess it's all preference and what is available to you really.

I think I'll be having a break from ME stuff for the time being though, and fall back to my Zelda models which tend to be a bit easier!
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half-halfling Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Looks like my recently built Tali will have a company soon :) Now we will need Shepard to make full team :).
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes they go very well together- practically the same size and proportions!

Ah yes but everyone has a different idea about Shepard. If I ever do him/her I think I'd just do it wearing the full face covering helmet. :p
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DaiShiHUN Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
YAY!
I was really looking forward to this.

Looks Great! I'll start on it as soon as i can get to the printer.
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! If you build it, let me know how it turns out! ;)
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DaiShiHUN Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Finished building
take a look

It made me realize my Blood Dragon Armor model has seriously over-sized hands, oh well I never had much scale-sense :)
BTW great model it was a pleasure building it.
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:iconxenonray:
XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, it's very good to know that someone else besides me makes these models!
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Risk45 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Epic beyond words.
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:iconxenonray:
XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :w00t!:
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onibox Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to die building this... :XD: ! Amazing work... and patience.
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes the hands and head were tricky and took a while! Worth it in the end though. :)
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Lorcan0c Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh jesus, I will never be able to do this.... I need more experience. But this is beautiful. :clap:
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks, practice makes perfect I guess.

(granted I did have to build the face a few times before I got it right)
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Destro2k Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome! :la:
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Destro! :iconlachoirplz:
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Destro2k Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very welcome :)
your mass effect series is really impressive ;)
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