Tali was the first Mass Effect papercraft I ever made, and at the time a rather ambitious project considering I'd mostly just done N64 and Wii models before. But things just happened to work and it made a template, that thanks to some heavy simplification of the original 3D model, worked surprisingly well. After considering the ever shrinking list of ME characters I'd like to make, and looking at some of their 3D models, I ended up deciding to work on Tali again but in her new ME3 outfit.
For the first time I've used high resolution textures for a model, from Smarteck's HD replacements for the ME3 PC version ( social.bioware.com/forum/1/top…
) and some advice concerning them from DaiShiHUN (he knows why
). DaiShi has also produced several Mass Effect characters, scaled to mine so check out his gallery too! ( daishihun.deviantart.com/galle…
The textures look great and I'm very happy how the overall build has turned out as well! It's certainly harder than the ME2 version so if you are new to papercrafting then I recommend you try that version first. Built between 10th-24th June.
Below you can find the links to download the resources so you can print and build
your own version!
Additional notes within the download file and on PDO/PDF #1. Any other questions, feel free to ask.
-------Read Before Downloading
It's a 92MB RAR file which contains PDFs and PDOs to print from or use as references. ~44.0cm tall, 18 pages and at least 230 pieces including the Scimitar Shotgun.
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: www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en…
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: 9/10 (More complex than the ME2 version with a greater amount of fine details)
------------------------ Download Options:
1. Mediafire: www.mediafire.com/download/ic0…
2. DeviantArt download via Stash feature: sta.sh/02acxnbw3tpu
Note: I sometimes reupload versions with minor edits so for website posters please link back to this page as a 'hub' instead or your download links could end up broken.
Template by me, original 3D data and original textures by BioWare. HD textures by Smarteck.