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Luna, princess of the night 3 by Znegil Luna, princess of the night 3 by Znegil
Finally finished....
after 250+ hours she is complete.
I guess it is normal that I started to speak to her, after all that time we spend together ;-)
The glitter on her mane is hard to see on the picture :-(

I modified a 3D model :iconkp-shadowsquirrel: made [link] so that I could make a papercraft out of it.

It is made out of 70 pages of 300 g/m2 paper, the paper was 32x45 cm

The finished model is 127 cm tall, that is 50 inches, or 4 feet 2 inches...

As I promised, you can download all 70 pages I did for this model, so you can do it yourself.
Download rar: [link]
Download zip:
[link]

To make it even easier for you to look up where every part belong, download the free "Pepakura Viewer" from [link] and open this file [link] within this viewer, it helps a lot.
"....." are valley folds \/
"-----" are montain folds /\


It takes more time then skill... it took 250+ hours.
If you want to do it yourself, you can ask me for advice and I try to help you.
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:icontastethebrony:
tastethebrony Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
DUUUUUUUDE that's Awesome! Gj, looks like a really hard project
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:icondefrancenina:
defrancenina Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'LL GIVE YOU 90000000000000000000 FOR THAT THING!!!! :typerhappy:
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:iconanonymousnekodos:
anonymousnekodos Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Holy crap... Did you use colored paper or did you paint this? What type of glue did you use to do this? It's absolutely amazing. Would printing it A4/A3 size make it harder to do?
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The paper was colored by accident, it should be black/white in the copyshop, but he printed it in color, so I got color for the b/w price...
but what you see is the acylic paint I put on at the end.
Printing it in A3 instead of SRA3 would make the finished model only about 15% smaller.
I think so things get harder, some easier when you make them smaller, but should be ok.
Use 300 g/m paper if you can.
I used just normal paperglue.
Since that was my first model, I can give you now some tipps, that I found out while making Pinkie.
It is nice to have some sticky tape to fixate difficult things you glued together, so they cant move while get dry.
Think about where to begin and what parts you can reach easy at what time.
Paint Parts that will be hard to reach after connecting BEFORE you connect them.
At Stress-points in your model, like the tail-butt connection, use additional Layers of glue and paper in the inside of that connection.
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Starshiptwinkle Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow just just wow shes beautiful! :iconthefunhasbeendoubledplz: :iconprincesslunaclapplz:
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:iconmyjamjar:
myjamjar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have a line less download?
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, but you can load the .pdo file, I provide in the description, into "pepakura designer" and you can change the output format and if lines should show or not.
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:iconmyjamjar:
myjamjar Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS :D can I somehow get the full size with a4 paper as well?
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The same way, use pepakura designer, you can choose any output format and size for the finished model, here is a video I made on how to use it: [link]
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:iconmyjamjar:
myjamjar Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think I have ever met a person more helpful than you :D Thank you :3 I will post pics when she is done.
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ohhhhh :blush:
That is too kind, I am just happy to help all, so they can have their own papercraft models :bow:
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:iconmyjamjar:
myjamjar Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do I load the PDO into pepakura designer? I am having some trouble getting the file in.
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it is just "open" in the "file" menu, then you choose the .pdo file.
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:iconquentinloup:
quentinloup Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student General Artist
hard word gg !
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, sometimes "word" is hard ;-)
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:icondirtyhooves:
Dirtyhooves Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can u make a smaller 1 so i can do it
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, depends.
You could print my papers on A4 format instead of my SRA3 format,
this would make her a lot smaller.
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:icondirtyhooves:
Dirtyhooves Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ill try but not sure if will work
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Do you know how to use pepakura?
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:icondirtyhooves:
Dirtyhooves Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what do u mean
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I could maybe reduce the numbers of faces of the model to a lower number and you could use pepakura afterwards to
get the model the size you want and the layout you want, here is a video on how to use pepakura: [link]
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:icondirtyhooves:
Dirtyhooves Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Look here [link]
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:iconsillymonkey22354:
Sillymonkey22354 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Th-That's p-p-paper!
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is the paper of the night ;-)
paper can be suprisingly strong, if you use 300g/m paper.
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:iconthemahcake:
TheMahCake Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I want to try to make this but the strongest i can print is 200g/m
Do you think that will work?
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I could, but copyshops have stronger paper they can print.
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:iconzeepaard10:
zeepaard10 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
make
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:iconzeepaard10:
zeepaard10 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
do you them yourself ?
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, I make them myself, they are not that hard to make, you just need a LOT of time. Well Luna was kind of hard to make because of her wing, tiara and york... But Pinkie Pie is easier. You can see all thepapers you need for the models in the description of the finished models.
If you want to try, say it I give you some tips on how to start and pratice with someting more easy.
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SakuraDrawingPencil Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!
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:iconspieagentl:
spieagentl Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I've done some Halo pepakura before, but this... this is amazing! Thank you so much for your work and my only question is where in the piece did you start?
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
-shoes (you maybe want to put additional paper and glue on the inside to make them stronger)
-feet
-belly (to connect the feet)
-butt ;-)
-tail (use additional layers of paper and glue to make the butt-tail connection stronger)
-start the wings on the body (additional layers of paper on the connection here too, that part has to
withstand the most force, it was only my third model and I did not use additional layers, instead I used foam later [link] )
-close her back
-start her neck
-build the yoke (paint it and her neck NOW if you want to paint the model) and put it around her neck
-now do the wings completly
after going crazy because of the complex wings...
-head
-mane
-horn
-tiara
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:iconspieagentl:
spieagentl Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Oh my goodness thank you so much for your replies. I really want to push forward with this project but I do have one more request. I plan to get everything printed out at a Fedex Kinko's (I live in the US) and well they don't accept BMP files to print as well as the PDO since it requires Pepakura to view. Do you think you can convert them to a PDF file for me? I spent about one and a half hours trying to do it myself but the end product changes the ratios of the different pieces or some of the image gets cut off.
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These are the different formats Pepakura lets me choose from for an export:
[link]
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:iconfuzzytroll:
Fuzzytroll Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much! I was kind of wanting to do this myself, but my modeling skills are poor and I have little practice with pepakura maker.
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If you use my .pdo files, you can get any size of model out of any paper size, here is a tutorail I did on how to use pepakura: [link]
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:iconponyplush:
PonyPlush Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Wow, that's crazy beautiful! Very impressive.
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:iconazure-dragon-seiryu:
Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I was wondering since alicorns are 5ft tall why didn't you build a much larger scale like that.
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Because she is already HUGE, I just wanted to have a tall statue, I was not going for "Reallife"-size ;-)
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:iconazure-dragon-seiryu:
Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
not even money would change your mind?
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
??? What do you mean?
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:iconazure-dragon-seiryu:
Azure-Dragon-Seiryu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I give you money and then you'll make it? nevermind i'll make my own.
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:iconneonredwings:
NeonRedWings Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconaliceerotica:
AliceErotica Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
I tried to download the file but it will not work. do you have any other links i can try for it?
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Works for me, please try again, if it does not work again, sent me a note, maybe I will mail it to you then.
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:iconckaroline600:
ckaroline600 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I will make a "mini" version of this, with A6 paper, because 70 pages of A3 paper is too expensive for me. Will you need the foam when it is made so small? :)
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:iconznegil:
Znegil Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would guess it will be incredible hard to make her that small.
If you use thick paper (like the 300 g/m I used), it should be fine.
And using additional layers of paper and glue on the inner side of critical connections helps A LOT,
used that on my Pinkie Pie model.
Maybe think about A4 or A5?
You can use pepakura to see how big it will be, I made a movie on how to use pepakura: [link]
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:iconipekee:
IPekee Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
OMG Thats fucking epic!! Nice work dude :O
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MedievalWeaponsMare Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I'm planning to build this with a friend, using Letter size (8.5in x 11in or 215.9 mm 279.4 mm), 65 lb (~ 175 g/m2) cardstock. I think I will need some help with this since I've never made anything bigger than 2-3 pages... Soooooo, questions!
1) Do you think my choice of paper is okay? I can't find anything heavier unless I order online, and I can't seem to find a copy shop around either.
2) I noticed in a progress photo you used a foam to strengthen and support the wings. How does that stuff work? I mean like do you just combine the 2 components and dump it inside? Or is there some special trick I should know about? I'm especially confused how you did this step for her wings.
3) What would you recommend I treat the initial print out with, if anything at all? I don't have plans to paint her after I finish, unless I can find someone who knows how to mix acrylic, or I somehow learn that myself.

Any other tips would be very helpful too! Thanks!
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