Friday, May 6, 2011

Spiderman Papercraft

When it comes to superheroes, Spiderman is one of the coolest out there.  I was first introduced to him back in the 80’s when his 60’s TV show would be broadcasted in the morning.  Though the animation now seems ancient, when I was a little boy it was one of the most exciting shows to watch (along with Rocket Robin Hood and The Mighty Hercules).  I loved the theme song especially, “Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can... etc.”  Then as I got older I started reading his comics and got involved in the comic collector hype of the early 90’s.  I really loved Spiderman because there were so many things I could relate to him with.  First off his name was Peter, which is also my name (that might seem insignificant but I always thought it was neat).  Second, he loved Mary Jane, a redhead which I also share an interest with.  And third, he was a web-slinging-spiderman; how could you not like that.
Spiderman’s powers are the only powers I think that are just as amazing as Superman’s.  I mean flying is cool, but so is web-slinging.  In the spirit of admiring Spiderman I decide to undertake a papercraft version of him.  The version I found was from paperrobots1999.com, the same place where I first got a papercraft version of Optimus Prime.  This website makes amazing designs that are simple to follow that can also have hidden gems.  For example I like how you are be able to remove Spiderman’s mask and reveal Peter Parker’s face.  The only difficult part of this build was attaching the chest pieces to one another.  Once put together this papercraft can be positioned in multiple stances with various moving parts and is worth the effort to build.
Papercraft template link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jc93vje8ZI

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