After many hours of work, RapierDragon has completed the design of his paper Firekkan fighter. The body was recently made more aerodynamic and a cockpit canopy was added in. The download package includes the ship as pictured below, plus two special editions. Bonus fighter #1 includes Firekkan concept art from WC Arena and the other lets Wingnuts draw in their own designs. Download the ship here (3.8 meg zip).
IMHO: it looks like it would dance around the Excalibur while blasting it to bits. Got to be one of the coolest designs ever. Got to be my most favorite paper design.
Alternate parts are included, so you can either build it with the red tattoo lines, without the red lines, or edit your own tattoo pattern in (via Windows paint) or print the no-lines version and then use a marker or whatever to design your own.
Suggested print instructions:
- open each bmp in windows paint
- page setup > have 0.5" margins... horz and vert centering off... if you have paint in XP or newer, also make sure you have it set to "adjust to 100% of size" (setting it smaller may result in parts too small to handle if not parts not printing at all)
- set print quality to BEST (the "good" setting may result in some uneven coloring)
Windows XP does some wierd funky thing for some printers where your monitor's display settings will alter the exact size/dimensions of printouts from windows paint. Make sure your screen setting is at 1:1.333 (1280x960 is good setting, as is 1024x768). A good way to test is to draw a vertical line 96 points long, and a horizontal line 96 points long and then print it and measure it with a ruler. If the vertical and horizontal lines aren't identical, then your monitor's display setting is causing windows to slightly "stretch" the print-job... the result being that many of the model's parts won't fit together nicely.