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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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:iconxuncu:
xuncu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Ghh, what was it about that damn thing that turned so many kids into complete and utter throwbacks?!
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skycoaster1 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
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billybob884 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
looks great!
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Downtown-Addiction Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
For the love of God and all that is holy! You are amazing and I love you.
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BLiZAGA Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Assembling Silver Monkey Papercraft: ~3/5
Assembling Actual Silver Monkey: ~∞/5
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SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
To quote Dana Carvey "Squatting Monkeys tell no lies."
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Sokoura Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
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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billybob884 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
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 Featured By Owner 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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GotMiley2 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I... LOVE... YOU!!! *_* (I would give up Miley for you...) <333 <333 <333
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FreckleOnMyPalm Featured By Owner 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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AliBawBaw Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
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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billybob884 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
oh god I know, stupid kids...
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:iconkymikothehunter:
KymikoTheHunter Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
we're all at home, screaming at the tv, "ITS THREE PIECES!!! HOW HARD IS THAT?!?!"
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8one6 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Nice!
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ShadowWolfZ Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
just don't forget to jam the head don
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strryeyedreamr27 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Legends of the Hidden Temple flashbacks!!! I always thought it was so pathetic when contestants couldn't figure out this puzzle...I mean, really? Base/feet, then the torso, then the head...not so difficult...
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AutumnNightBat Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010   General Artist
Great work!!!
It looks so nice =D
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I was planning on attending SDCC this year as a zombied version of a contestant- but I needed a Silver Monkey to have with me. I didn't know how I was going to attempt this, and then I found this.

And you are now a hero. A HERO.
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billybob884 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
heh, i'd loove to see pics when its done!
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Ryuu-Atrineas Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE!!! Oh my gosh! I didn't think I'd ever find someone else who watched that show! Oh that was AWESOME! ^^ You RULE for making that thing!
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kspudw Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
nice shirt
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kspudw Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
also just score your lines
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MistyLadybug Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Gaaaah! So cool!!
I literally squeed out loud a bit when I saw this (and seriously lol'd at the last pic XD)

Legends of the Hidden Temple, for the EPIC WIN :D
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billybob884 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
god, i've seen so many kids lose their grand prize because they couldn't figure out a simple 2-piece puzzle... but at the same time i couldnt feel bad for them. ITS THREE PIECES, HEAD, TORSO, AND FEET, you know, kinda like a HUMAN!
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SmashWhammy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
could have been scared after meeting a temple guard
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:iconwilkin8977:
wilkin8977 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
oh and great model btw!
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wilkin8977 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
what kind of printer do you use? and what kind of paper did you use other than cardstock?
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billybob884 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
before this, i just used regular printer paper. its much easier to do small tabs and such with thinner paper.
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The-Bongmaster Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice job dude :D
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chrono-fox Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my gods, this is awesome.
Very nice work, looks like a fun build.
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