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Skyrim Frost Dragon Papercraft Cover 1 by g3xter Skyrim Frost Dragon Papercraft Cover 1 by g3xter
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After many, many requests, here are the (HUGE!) PDOs with the HR textures. Now you do not need the High Res designer to view them.

Download HEAD
Download BODY
Download RIGHT WING
Download LEFT WING
Download LEGS
Download ROCK

ALL CREDIT FOR THE PDO GOES TO DaiShiHUN

Yesterday I made photos in front of a greenscreen g3xter.deviantart.com/art/Skyr…, today I used pics from a normal photoshooting to make a cover.

Still waiting for a friend to lend me his SLR camera to get some better pictures, this digicam really is terrible.

(copied from greenscreen compilation):

DaiShiHun's Frost Dragon daishihun.deviantart.com/art/S… has been on my "defininite to-do-list" ever since it got released. Yet with 30 pages and over 900 parts it was always quite deterrent.

Nevertheless, as the winter days were cold and boring, I asked my GF is she would be up to a big project that would take a couple of weeks. As we agreed to build it there was one big flaw that bothered me about the dragon: Its textures.

Although split in various parts, the 1024 textures were mushy, grey, dull and boring. They looked nothing like the shiny, crisp Frost dragons you see in the game. If I were to build this dragon, it ought to look awesome. So I got my hands on the High Res dev version of Pepakura that supports 4096p textures, grabbed a 8192x4096 texture from a HR dragon texture mod from the Skyrim nexus, added transparency features like translucent wings and some shadows that I got from a prebaked texture.

Besides looking more like the original dragon and being much crisper, the textures had another advantage: They were very economical in tint, only using black and a slight cyan tint.

I also retextured the rock to fit a snowy setting and tipped it off with a mixture of decorative sugar and baby powder.

I printed the Legs and wings on 140g/sqm semi-glossy and the body and head on 120g/sqm high glossy photo paper.

The assembly is far from perfect and took about 5-6 weeks. The model is held up by a wire pinched through the tail and leading to the rock.
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hepcecob Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
One of the pieces in the HEAD download is off the page.
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MorellAgrysis Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, can't you upload it somewhere else? Uloz.to for example? I can't download it. None of them. Thanks. It is really amazing. Really looks more like flash than paper.
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mlpcharlotte Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I may have to commission you to make me one... I'm terrible at paper craft but I so badly want one!
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botchocolate Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
i think the first link download is LEGS, not for HEAD bro :)
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g3xter Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Thanks, sorry for the mixup!
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botchocolate Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
hi :) tks for ur links
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jepi12 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Did i already say this is AWSOME? .. well this is AWESOME! .. truly a Masterpiece.
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CraftyFlareon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
epic!!!! I wish I could pay someone to make one a dragon like this :O
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:iconlierdak:
lierdak Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
is this also comes out on 3D papercrafts?
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Guitha Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is amazing!
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ltla9000311 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!
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DarkUmah Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly well done :) Good Job!
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WraythSkitzifrenik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Um, I'm afraid you're mistaken. That is so clearly not paper. No, that is dragon flesh and bone. It is. It IS!

It's paper? Ah. I see.



WOW! AMAZING!
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mitchblahman Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my lawdy that is amazing
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CzarFerdinand Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This would have been a great reference when i was painting my clay Frost dragon XD
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Vashtari Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly thought this was 3D rendered, due to the sharpness. But only in the thumbnail. This is pretty awesome. If this is far from perfect in your eyes, I'm sure everyone will be in awe in your upgraded version. Are you actually going for the "in game" look as opposed to something lifelike?
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g3xter Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Well, yeah, my intention was to make it look as close to the game as possible.

The model is taken directly from the game files and so is the texture, which is precisely the problem I had (besides the terrible resolution): The raw texture does not take ingame lighting into account.

While the texture MAY be grey, in the game frost dragons are, depending on the lighting, sometimes blindingly bright white.

I grabbed the textures from "Bellyaches HD Dragon Replacer Pack" from the Skyrim Nexus and modified it a bit. Here's the look I went for. [link] [link] (minus the purple). And man, did that save me a ton of ink.
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Vashtari Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought you were. It's pretty great to be able to make something in real life like a 3D model.

As much as I love the game, I find myself adding all these mods to get what I want in it. I haven't bothered to touch the dragons as far as textures go. I'll have to look at that myself.
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SparrowWrightheart Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is paper?!
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Bellumsaur Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet...

Even though I hated battling against those damn Frost Dragons... :rage:
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GeckoMedia Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome!!!
It looks so epic!!
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poethetortoise Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Great Job! I am very impressed!f
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ikarusmedia Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
awesome work!
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Rettosukero Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooohhhhhh shiiiiit this is so cooool! Do want!
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DRACOICE Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
:iconmegustaplz:
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rubenimus21 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
when u make papercraft NOT look like papercraft u know ur quite amazing
on a scale from 1 to awesome this is at least mega-wicked
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hoverbike Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Absolutely amazing, must've taken you absolutely forever to assemble.

Any chance you would post some more pictures?
Perhaps instructions as to how to build it ourselves?
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GAMEKRIBzombie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WERE NOT WORTHY WERE NOT WORTHY!!!!!!!!!!
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SpyPhoenix44 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
NAME IT FLUFFY!!!!! XD
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