June 13, 2013

State Emergency Service Man

Here in Australia, we have whats called the SES (State Emergency Service). It is an emergency and rescue service that is dedicated to assisting the community and is made up mostly by volunteers. My brother recently completed his training, and has now joined the ranks of those awesome volunteers! So for his birthday, I decided to show him how proud I am by creating a one of a kind SES man!

SES 3D quilling rescue man

Getting the proportions right on this little guy was pretty important. I started by making the head, and working my onward from there.

Fitting the helmet took a little working around. The dome shapes of the head needed to fit snugly inside the helmet. With a load of re-positioning and filling the gaps up with hair- his helmet sits back off his head a little, which I think is pretty cute. I would love to say that the helmet was removable, but considering the dangerous situations these volunteers put themselves into- It worked better if it stayed stuck on!

SES man was made with a variety of strip sizes- 6mm, 3mm, 1.5mm... whatever detail I was after, determined what size strip I needed to cut. The letters of S.E.S were also hand cut out.

This little guy stands at an adorable 7cm / 2.7" tall.

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June 4, 2013

LittleBig Planet's: Sackboy

How super cute is this little avatar from the Wii game- LittleBig Planet! The original Sackboy is apparently made from sackcloth, stuffed with fluff and (believe it or not) Icecream! This Kurlikins version however, is made from... you guessed it- 100% paper!

3D quilling Sack Boy Little Big Planet

After doing a little reading on these adorable characters, it turns out that all the Sackpeople that you meet going through the different worlds are 8cm tall. This makes it a first for Kurlikins- making a character life size! (or maybe just a little bit smaller).

In making Sackboy, the basics of 3D quilling were used. Simple dome shapes to create the head, and cone shapes to make the body and limbs. Because he is quite little in size, only 3mm strips were used.

Tiny strips of grey were used for the detailing- making the zipper and to show the stitching around the head. Like with all 3D quilling, using minimal glue applied with something like a toothpick really helps out getting the teensy tiny bits of paper stuck where you want it to go. 

Have you played LittleBig Planet? What dress up do you like your Sackperson in?

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