Thursday, 23 June 2011

Pikachu Papercraft (03)

A Pikachu is a short, chubby, ground-dwelling rodent notable for its Electric abilities. Pikachu have short, yellow fur with brown stripes on the back, red cheeks that can produce small jolts of electricity, a mouth that looks like a sideways three, black-tipped ears, along with an unusually shaped tail, resembling a lightning bolt. Besides its evolution and pre-evolution, it may be related to Plusle, Minun, Pachirisu, and Emonga due to notable physical similarities. Pikachu are known to have acute senses of hearing, thanks to their large ears. Most domestic Pikachu are able to understand and interpret human speech at levels far surpassing those of any pet dog.

Height: 18.1 cm/7.1 in
Width: 15.2 cm/ 5.9 in
Depth: 16.1 cm/6.3 in
Pages: 5 (pikachu) + 1 (scarf)
Pieces: 43 (male)/45 (female) + 1 (scarf)
Level: Medium
Designer: Brandon/Lyrin - Scarf: PMF (from
Photo: Lyrin (from
NOTES: The model isn't difficult, the only tricky parts are the fingers. First thing, start with the thumb and create the five pyramids that compose the fingers. Once you've done it, making the rest of the hand will be really simple. Anyway, refer to the pdo for building them: it'll be even simpler (I've also coloured the finger-parts that need to be glued together with the same colour). As for the rest, follow the numbers on the template and you'll be fine. Once you reach the tail, choose if you want a female or a male Pikachu, and only print the corresponding page. And if you want to build the scarf, there's a close-up picture in the download pack that shows how the knot is done (and also the fingers, so you can use that picture for further reference). Please note that you can use normal printer paper to print out the scarf (it'll be simpler to wrap around pika's neck, in fact), and that there's no need to glue it: it's completely unwrappable and removable. There are also a blue and a red scarf texture in the pack, in case you want to customize your Pikachu (you'll have to change the texture settings in pepakura viewer to use them).


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