For the past two years the focus of my large papercrafts has been Mass Effect. But having done models of my favourite squad mates I needed to turn to something else.
So I learned how to extract models and textures from Team Fortress 2, a game that has entertained me massively from mid 2008 to early 2012. I don't play it much anymore but wanted to do a tribute to my main class, the enigmatic, shambling bag of crazy that is the Pyro!
This is a papercraft template which you can download and use to print and build your very own! There's even four different hats available! He's RED by default, but if you want a BLU one, then the textures are provided so you can swap them around (see notes in download pack).
Additional info within the download file and on PDO/PDF #1. Any other questions, feel free to ask.
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It's a 35.9MB RAR file which contains PDFs and PDOs to print from or use as references. ~40cm tall, 27 pages and 259 pieces including the flamethrower and all 4 hats.
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: 8/10 (Large pieces, flamethrower is a chore)
2. DeviantArt download via Stash feature:
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 textures by Valve.
Why yes I build other models too!
Thanks! Seems to be a lot of people building this one at the moment!
I may do an Engineer or Soldier in future but no guarantees
Thank you for building, glad it turned out well. I always wonder how other people find them since after staring at the model during editing for many hours it kind of skews my perspective on how easy/difficult it might be to build.
I'm sorry but yes this model would be closed now, I don't think I could really commit to making more accessories for this guy.
Ahoy hoy! Oh it has been a while since I did this...err let's see- plenty of jumping through hoops to gets some useable files!
Pepakura can only use common image formats such as JPG/PNG/BMPs for the textures. To get the TF2 textures you need to install GCFScape and open the file in Program Files/Steam/SteamApps called "team fortress 2 materials.gcf". Here you can browse around for textures and such. Find the VTF files for what you want and extract them. Then use VTF Edit nemesis.thewavelength.net/inde… to convert them into a normal image format! Regular Pepakura only supports images up to 1024x1024 so you may have to downsize some. Hope that helps!