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Papercraft Walkie Talkie

Papercraft Walkie

Back in 2011 I wrote an article for Oz magazine’s digital issue called “Go For Jimmy!” about an invented character named “Jimmy”, who was the bane of one 1st AD and a favorite of another. For that issue I designed a papercraft walkie-talkie that you could cut out and fold together, using tabs and slots to hold things in place. I ran across the one that I had build the other day and decided that I should share the art with my friends in the business for those days when they get especially punchy. To make your own papercraft walkie you just need to know somebody in the production office who can print out the PDF onto stiff tabloid-size (11 inch by 17 inch) paper. BE SAFE!!!! Get a grownup like a producer or an art director to help you cut out all the pieces. For the best results you’ll need some white glue to keep the thing together. You can always find a link to my walkie talkie artwork in the “Art” section of my website and I hope to add Playsets 1 through 4 in the coming months. Yes, I started at 5 and am working my way out ;)

Click here for the direct link for downloading the PDF.

If you build one please be sure to post a photo to Twitter or Instagram and tag me @drewprops so I can see YOUR walkie in-action!!

The Six Million Dollar Counterfeit

Oscar Goldman

I was recently surprised to find myself blurting out the name “Oscar Goldman” to the television. As this is not something I typically do I feel it important to explain that I was (finally) watching the film “The 40 Year Old Virgin“. In the movie there is a scene in which the main character explains the importance of one of the hundreds of collectible toys lining the walls of his apartment. In this case it was a bland looking doll wearing a Continue reading

VaderPainter’s Big August 2009 Sale

Last week our friend Bob announced that he was going to sell a few old Star Wars toys he had laying around his house. This of course piqued my interest, as I’m one of those millions of children who were imprinted with the plans for the Death Star back in the summer of 1977. Like many of those kids, my formative years were spent poring over pre-production illustrations by Ralph McQuarrie and building my own models of the ships out of balsa wood and styrene. Looking back, I thought that I had a pretty great collection of lovingly-used Continue reading

Daleks to Invade Toy Stores

As spotted on BBC.com: It looks like there will be a new spate of Dr. Who themed toys on the market soon – timed to coincide with the revived television program (one of my absolute all-time favorites if you pay attention to my sci-fi prattle). Chief among these will be radio-controlled Daleks, one of the Doctor’s most-hated enemies and clumsiest-looking robots in the history of cinema.
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