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Trigun - .45 Long Colt by MakenXXX Trigun - .45 Long Colt by MakenXXX
Back in the day, I thought Trigun was pretty cool -- part western, part comedy, all anime. It's more or less a fond memory these days, but when I saw the gun and saw that it had moving parts I thought it would be cool to build; and I was half right. The template looks like a geometry test and the lack of textures makes it feel kind of bland, but the fact that the chamber and bullets are removable and the gun actually has a hinge to open it makes it probably the most interesting papercraft I have built to date.

I got this through a popular Korean papercraft site that has long since shuttered its doors to foreigners. It's a shame because a lot of good hand designed models come from there.

Probably the biggest challenge was building this thing straight. The design strikes me as a scratch build that was later dismantled and unfolded into a template. The parts glue on top of each other and making sure it wasn't (more) crooked required me to build it almost twice. The mechanism for the hinge is not very strong, either; I recall having to reinforce it somehow. All of the "extra" paper -- meaning the portions that could have been one part and were instead multiple parts glued together -- places way too much weight on the front of the gun and causes it to sag when the barrel lock is not in place.

As an aside, whenever I show anyone the gun in pictures they always ask me the same asinine question: "Does it shoot paper bullets too? Hurr hurr". Then I show them the paper bullets that it does not shoot and the fact that it moves -- and they look at me like I'm Yomiko Readman and I just used paper to block bullets and cut steel.
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mrcatdraws Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  New member
lol
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Mietek1986 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
www.papercraftmuseum.com/vashs…    on this site is downloadable i sugest to use some pcv elements and gus is good
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xela975 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist
is that a pdo or pdf
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MCSniperslayer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Can you send me the link so I can make this awesome gun?
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AsherGraves Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
i deem you the koolest person on DA
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whtknght65 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Nice work. Do you still have the pep file?
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NeruAkota Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
can you please find me a template for this or if you have the one you used still???
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Shaper-of-Darkness Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ME GUSTA... :w00t:
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skelanimals1121 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Thats Paper Holy Crap!!
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Marimokun Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I need to make this... I have it printed out but have not made it yet. lol... I've never made a paper craft before, and I'm sure if this is gonna be my first one....it's gonna be a pain in the butt and confusing as heck! XD;; what kind of paper did you use? cuz all I have is printer paper and cardstock, card paper (but I doubt my mom will want me using a ton of her nice card paper... XD;;
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