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I've been working/experimenting with a curvy papermodel


Because I thought it could be curvier I made an evolution version:


I'm not totally happy with the second model, but I've been working to long on it to just throw it away.
So I'm letting you guys/girls decide:

Which one is better?

Model #1


Model #2


and why is that model better?

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Comment by Matthijs Kamstra aka [mck] on July 7, 2009 at 4:20pm
@3eyed: I do seem to "care" less about the "urban" part of papertoys, and like to design papertoys for me.... (and perhaps people who like to build it). The models become more complex, and that will make it difficult for other designers to customize it, so I can focus on new techniques..

Everyone thx for the comments: I'm designing a skin for model #1 and will use the technique from model #2 for totally deferent design.
Comment by 3Eyed Bear on July 6, 2009 at 4:47am
Go for the gut-feeling Matthijs. Sure, the first model is more friendly for fans, but sometimes you need to build one exclusively for yourself. Just to flex your paper-muscles. And I'm interested in the paper-folding-technique you might discover.
:)
Comment by Rohan on July 5, 2009 at 1:58pm
I think both versions are awesome, but if customisation isn't a factor, my vote is for #2 simply because of the innovative technique you've used. Neither should be thrown away!
Comment by Matthijs Kamstra aka [mck] on July 3, 2009 at 2:16pm
@dolly: model two was the attempt for a resin model, do you really think model 1 is the best version for resin?
@jennifer: it's not an easy build, but the effect is stunning (I need to figure out how to use it in a model)
@methuup: that was my first idea too when I build the first prototype
Comment by Methuup da Funky One on July 3, 2009 at 10:53am
Both for me, for the obvious reasons, but no.2 is genius. Like I said Armadillo Style.
Comment by Luke 'Glood' on July 3, 2009 at 10:20am
I prefer #1 it looks better and easier to build
Comment by Creaturekebab on July 3, 2009 at 4:48am
I really like number 2. :) Looks like a challange to make. ;)
Comment by Dolly Oblong on July 3, 2009 at 2:07am
I'd opt for #1, I like the simpler shape and to be honest I actually quite like the corners in paper toys opposed to the smooth curvier look in so many of the other designer toys out there. It'll make a stunning resin figure :)
Comment by Matthijs Kamstra aka [mck] on July 3, 2009 at 1:58am
thx guys.
I like both models, but for different reasons:
#1 is cool and easy to customize and is the closest to the sketch I made.
#2 is indeed a new method to create curves, but I can't get it to curve like the sketch I made. It looks really cool when you see it up close, but not for this model.

With this model I wasn't really looking for a model that other designers can customize, I just wanted to make a cool character and perhaps make one that can be made with resin.
Comment by Gareth Lancaster on July 3, 2009 at 1:55am
I prefer 1. It will be easier to skin and I think, overall, it conveys a humanoid figure better than number 2. Having said that, the way you've constructed number 2 is all kinds of awesome :)

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