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Silver Monkey Assembled by billybob884 Silver Monkey Assembled by billybob884
Well, that was different. This was the first model I've ever built with cardstock. Not really hard, just tedious. Took a lot longer than usual since I had to take extra care in making all of the folds... but whatever.

NOTE:</b> For any prospective builders, only use cardstock if you think your model is going to see a lot of handling (or if you just prefer cardstock to regular paper). It's not really worth the extra effort if it's just going to be "look-only".

Don't be daunted by the 10 pages of parts for this model, it isn't very complex. The only reason for so many is the scale at which it builds to. I wanted to make this as close to "full scale" as I could (I estimate between 18-24 inches, 46-61 cm), but any larger than its current 11 inches (28 cm) would require either some messy broken-up parts and/or access to a printer capable of handling more than just 8.5x11 inch paper. If anyone does have access to such a printer, I would love to see a scaled up build... hint hint ;)

So you don't have to ask, yes, this model is "disassemble-able", by means of the 2 pegs between the head/torso and torso/base (see picture at the end of the pieces PDF document). I also got lazy again and didn't write instructions, so I've uploaded the pepakura file in their place.



PDF of pieces

PDO of pieces (PePaKuRa file)




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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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:iconblizaga:
Assembling Silver Monkey Papercraft: ~3/5
Assembling Actual Silver Monkey: ~∞/5
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SpiderTrekfan616 Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
To quote Dana Carvey "Squatting Monkeys tell no lies."
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:iconsokoura:
I've logged into my DA account for the first time in 4 years to tell you thank you ... My friends are doing something related to Legends of the Hidden Temple and we went looking for something we could use as the monkey. I found this via google and am now making it :)
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:iconbillybob884:
a bit of it is artistic interpretation, as I really couldn't find a lot of good shots of the real thing... but I did my best!
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Ailoncha Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness! I can't believe it's actually -that- silver monkey! :love:
You, sir, are a genius.
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:icongotmiley2:
GotMiley2 Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I... LOVE... YOU!!! *_* (I would give up Miley for you...) <333 <333 <333
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:iconfreckleonmypalm:
FreckleOnMyPalm Aug 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
As a kid I always sorta wondered if they were specifically told not to properly assemble this thing...seriously THREE PIECES IS NOT HARD

This is awesome. I really wish I had the money to get new ink for my printer...I would make this and display it proudly
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:iconalibawbaw:
I decree this to be excellen-WHY COULDN'T THEY EVER GET IT RIGHT. DUMB CHILDREN. I WOULD HAVE BEEN A HIDDEN TEMPLE GRAND MASTER.
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:iconbillybob884:
oh god I know, stupid kids...
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:iconkymikothehunter:
we're all at home, screaming at the tv, "ITS THREE PIECES!!! HOW HARD IS THAT?!?!"
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