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King DeDeDe Assembled by billybob884 King DeDeDe Assembled by billybob884
Done! Took a bit longer than originally expected, but that was mostly due to my screw up on the feet and the subsequent procrastination involved in fixing them... let's just say that every thing's labeled for a reason.

Anyway, this is a model of King DeDeDe, for those who don't recognize him. He is the main enemy to Kirby, in the video game series of the same name. Check out the wiki article linked here for more info.

The final build comes out to be about 6" tall (~15cm) and about 5.5" wide (~14cm). The model is actually not bad, it only would have taken me a night to do had I not gotten the feet backwards and destroyed one trying to rip them off to switch 'em...

Anyway, get to building!

> PDF of Pieces

> PDO of Pieces (PePaKuRa file)

-=. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . -=
=- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .=-
-=. . .Piece . . Not. . .Getting. . . . . . . .Holy. . -=
=- . .o' Cake . .Bad. . . There. . . Gahh. . .Crap!. .=-
-=. . . .1--------2--------3--------4--------5. . . -=
=- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ./\ . . . . . . . . . . .=-
-= . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-=

Have you built this or one of my other models? Feel free to let me know how hard you thought they were!
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Crappedman Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Artist
:iconnintendo64plz: GAME!
SuperSmashCynderLum Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great job here. ^^
Yoshi-Boy-212 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW thats so awesome!!!!!!!!
needlemoose06 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
It's the model from Kirby 64...
billybob884 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
you got it!
sjham16 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont know why but this reminds me of club penguin
MatthiasLeung Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
It is a great King Dedede but the top of the hat is very hard to figure out
billybob884 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
There aren't any written instructions for it, but the PePaKuRa model file (PDO) is included (see the description of the 'Assembled' deviation). Read the "PePaKuRa" section of this to see how to use it: [link]
dededetheone Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
You done there a great job of me.
Corycat Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Very cool work! I looks just perfect! :nod:
ZengumiTheCandyman Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
impressive can you also do lessons on how to do this as well? cus i think most us here would love to see that.:love:
billybob884 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Mmm, probably not?
I did write a intro to modeling guide that answers a lot of basic questions though: [link]
ZengumiTheCandyman Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
hm ok thanks.
stick-parrot Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
how do i put the bottom part ?

(the one white on the out side blue in the middle)

i cant seem to fit it
billybob884 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Use the pepakura model file (PDO) (see the description). Read the pepakura section of this to see how to use it:
stick-parrot Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
i just knocked myself back to my senses and tryed the pdo, i saw everything i needed, but after 30 miniuts of cutting out the robe, someone threw it with the garbage :(
billybob884 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Ahhhh sucks. Yea, I had a few of my models trampled by my dog a few year ago, that really sucked
siokuro07 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
King Dedede from kirby 64....
GillyTheArtist Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Dededeman7 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Very cool!
Mland-Samo-2009 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
:wow: A M A Z I N G ! ! ! ! !
sunmarsh Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
I printed and cut out this model the other day and just finished making the body. I have some concerns and recommendations.

Number 1 would be that that the fold markings were too light. They didn't even show up on the red or blue when printed and were very difficult to distinguish on the yellow. I had to zoom in 2 or 3 times in Adobe to distinguish many of these. In addition, I felt like quite a few fold lines along the tabs were missing completely (or were too light to show up?). When I tried to glue the tab onto another piece it became clear that I was missing a fold there.

Another problematic feature of this model was the alternating tabs on the pieces. On the previous models I have made, there are tabs along one side of a piece, and then there are no tabs on the side of the piece it attaches to. Here, there is an alternating sequence of tabs and tabless spaces. I assume this was done to improve stability, or something? I'm not sure WHY it was done, but I felt like it just made the construction process more difficult. It might be that the lack of fold lines along the tabs where there should have been might have been what made this a problem.

All in all, I felt this was just a very stressful model to make. It's not necessarily difficult to put together, but there was just something between the print out to the construction that did not translate well, whether it was the 'missing' fold lines or the alternating tabs, I'm not sure, but my model turned out to be a bit of a mess.
billybob884 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Wow... you really thought this through... well, lets see.

I prefer to leave fold lines light enough to barely show up when printed (to make a nice clean build), but still somewhat visible in the file. Yes, they did come out a bit light in this one, but to be fair I did include the PDO file.

I use alternating tabs because it helps align the edges better. One thing I've noticed is that when you have all tabs on one face, one side usually ends up short, which makes for a sloppy model. You're also more likely to have larger gaps of each tab showing where they were misaligned. It does make it a bit more work, but it pays off in the long run.

I might be a bit biased, but I didn't think this was that bad of a model. Maybe you wouldn't have had so much trouble if you had been able to make all the folds correctly before starting to assemble them (I know it's a pain to miss a face and have to fold it after its half glued together, but what can you do), but maybe the robe's white edge was just a difficult piece. Glad to hear you were able to complete it, if nothing else.
Zane2976 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
the robes white edge does look extremly hard.. i was thinking.. maybe with that, if you coloured it, but then folded it so the colour would be on the inside?
billybob884 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
sorry... i don't understand what you're asking
Zane2976 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
its kinda hard to see it in the file as it is... but if you like.. flipped it over, coloured it with something, thus be able to see the folds and tabs better fold what was originaly downward, to upward.. i think im no good at explaining.. >.< umm.. invert the shape of the white robe thing.. then make the lines a bit darker.. and invert them so what used to be folded up goes down etc, so when you put it together.. its the non-printed side of the paper that shows up when fully built?
*hopes it makes some kind of sense*
billybob884 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
If I'm understanding you correctly, you're having difficulty seeing the cut lines since the piece is all white, so you want to color it, cut it out, then use the reverse side as the "outer face" since it's white.

Unfortunately, it is not a symmetrical piece, so what you'd need to do is mirror it before you color it. Make sure you do the opposite of all the indicated folds (mountains become valleys, and vice versa)
Zane2976 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
yay, my gibberish makes sense! :D
but, yeah, that's what i was getting at :)
Drummyralf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You just made my day. King Dedede is simply pwnage.

Posted it on NP as well ^^
EmBBu-chan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Student General Artist
That's amazing!
Marina-Stalker Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
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