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Tali'Zorah Papercraft by XenonRay Tali'Zorah Papercraft by XenonRay
This is a better high res photo of my Tali papercraft model from Mass Effect 2.

The promotional image I used for the download page here [link] was alright, but too small to show the details, which owe themselves to the lovely quality of the original textures.

So here she is standing in front of a bunch of radio equipment in my Dad's study, because that's probably the most technical looking part of our house that I could find!

Model made from 160gsm paper, stands ~44cm tall.
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Wesker86 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is so bloody fantastic!!
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :la:
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Wesker86 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome pal
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Treyos Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
These ME papercraft are absolutely mind-blowing! Fantastic detail and hard to tell that they're not action figures until I get a close view of them. Excluding Liara and Shep's faces, even the larger views left me saying "no way!" Brilliant work on all of them.
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, they owe their shape to the original 3D models so maintaining accuracy wasn't too hard (excluding faces, which is why I prefer the less humanoid aliens and my helmet wearing Shep). But they all have been extensively simplified to get to a form which is feasible and not overly complex when built out of paper. :thumbsup:
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Treyos Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
How durable are they?  They survive getting knocked over alright?  (My cats make a habit of knocking my figures over.  ;P )
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

With thick enough paper they're pretty strong, my Javik leans forwards too much and has face-planted on the laminate floor from my desk several times without a dent. Under their own weight they're ok, but could still be crushed in accidentally if something really bashed them.

Occasionally I might have to re-glue a finger or hand that comes loose. Only Mordin, who is very gangly is having trouble staying together as time goes by so he's 'retired' to my wardrobe now...

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Treyos Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Impressive stuff.  Now, if you can figure out how to origami the joints to make them posable, you'll have achieve the ultimate level of awesome.  :D
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gothed Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
hi bro, i'm about to finish my tali papercraft, but as you said before, i'm getting stuck to build hand part especially part number B27 and B44, can you please help me give more instruction about that :confused:

thanks in advance
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XenonRay Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello there, if you're still having trouble, B27/44 is not a particularly hard shape but its unfold isn't very obvious in showing you what glues where. [link]

It's just two tubes linked by a middle 'bridge'. Score and fold the lines I went over in red and curl the sides around to where the red arrows point. The PDO files are a great reference and tab guide: if you're not already using them, I really recommend it. :nod:

I don't know whether you're smooth building or not, but scoring and folding all the lines in the hands can make sure all the bits are precisely shaped and in theory fit neatly together (smooth building, while visually better for high poly models creates lots of inaccuracies which can add up).
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