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My name is Anh-Tuan Tran, I am a co-owner of a streetwear-based clothing line called FYSH Clothing Co. (www.fyshclothing.com). I just recently got hooked into the world of papercrafting after stumbling on Mr. Marshall Alexander's site from a gizmodo blog. For the past few weeks, I've been making papertoys for everyone I know and giving them as gifts, and people absolutely loves them. I've been an avid collector of vinyl toys (dunnies, munnies, kidrobot stuff), so papertoys was naturally very appealing to me. I save every cool pdf I stumble upon now, and I've already used up all the ink on my printer printing them. From this new found obsession, I started attempting to create my own papertoy based on the character that I created for my clothing line. Unfortunately, the curvature of the character has proved to be a problem and I have not been successful. I knew I needed some help so I emailed Mr. Marshall Alexander with a proposal and asked for his help/collaboration because I was a big fan of his work. Sadly, Mr. Alexander did not deal with the curvy papertoy characters as well, and he referred me to this community and recommended that I look into the pepakura software and bring up my proposal to someone in this community.

So basically, I have this character, he's a whale named Fysh. Fysh always looks confused because he doesn't know why his name is Fysh since he's a whale. FYSH is actually an acronym for Four Young Sneaker Heads. There's 4 of us that runs the company and we got started/brought together because we all collected sneakers (hence sneakerheads). The character is very simple, and he makes a great base character for people to customize. Attached are images of this character, as well as some past 3D solidworks rendering that someone made for me in college.

Please let me know if anybody is interested in collaborating with me on this project, in return I can offer Fysh merchandise, promotional services, collaborative services, money, whatever you think is a reasonable barter for your help. I can assist in any artwork or coloring to help complete the final pdf for people to download. The papertoy will be free for people to download and customize and I will give credit to whoever helps me.

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Thank you! =D. Just a status update for everyone, I've been really busy lately with new shipment, so the papertoy thing was kinda put on hold, but right now I am just working on making the template simple to create. I was able to create a 3D model of Fysh using google sketchup and I broke down the whale into 5 total pieces (the head, body, two fins, and the tail). I am using Waybe to unfold the 3D pieces, but Waybe adds on so many tabs that it seems redundant, so I am trying to take modify the unfolded Waybe pieces into a cleaner template with less tabs. Hopefully I'll post up some prelim stuff soon!

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