Sunday, April 4, 2010

Shiva Statue

Next up on the papercraft docket is the Shiva statue from tomb Raider 3. They are huge black figures with 6 swords held in their hands. Some are immobile and are just statues, others however are far more dangerous and actually come to life when Lara gets too close. If Lara shoots at them, they will guard their bodies with their swords. She cannot harm them in this case. She has to provoke them to open their arms again.



Friday, March 26, 2010

I'm Bad at This

I keep coming back to this blog apologizing for not having posted in ages, but I suppose that such is the plight of a junior. I really do have more projects in the works, it's really just a matter of finding a significant block of time to unfold/build/document. As proof of my having lived these past few weeks, poster updates:

I really will try to post a model or two soon!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Periapt Shard + New Poster

Up next is the Periapt Shard from Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness. Lara Croft discovers one of these three crystalline shards exploring the galleries of the Louvre "after hours." Lara secures her second shard in an encounter with Kurtis Trent in a wing of Eckhardt's Lab, and the third in Eckhardt's Lab itself. Lara soon finds out that these shards are needed to take down the evil ahead.


And here's yet another poster. I took this from the cinematic from Tomb Raider: Chronicles in which a memorial to Lara Croft is erected after she is presumed dead.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Giant Mutant Egg

Next up from Tomb Raider 1 is the Giant Mutant Egg from the Atlantis portion of Tomb Raider. After Jacqueline Natla acquired all 3 pieces of the Scion, she returns to the Atlantean pyramid to activate the scion and bring about the "seventh age." As Lara shoots the scion, Natla dives at her, sending them both falling to the pits of lava below, but Lara managed to catch a ledge at the last second. Just as it seems that Lara is in the clear, a countdown begins and reaches zero, upon which the giant sphere above Lara bursts and the Giant Mutant emerges.



Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Triumphant Return

Yes!! I finally have my camera back and can start building models again (I needed to the camera to take pictures for instructions as I went:) I've already begun work on a new project, but thought I'd update on behalf of the poster front. Glad to be back!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


I know, I know, I haven't' posted in while. I lost my camera, so i can't make instructions, but that doesn't mean I haven't been working on things! I've been replaying older games to get new ideas for models. I just finished Tomb Raider 1's Gold levels, and am currently working on Tomb Raider 2 and it's Gold levels and have come up with plenty of ideas :) I've also made significant headway with my posters, though I do miss my papercrafting. Hopefully, i;ll have my camera back soon, but here are some screen grabs of what I'm up to (series veterans ought to recognize these) :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Plight of Mountain-Dwelling Explorers

Anyone who's played a Tomb Raider game recognized the sound of a boulder chasing after them and knows that fast thinking is the only thing to save you now. Not only do these boulder crush you if you get anywhere near them, but they roll considerably faster than you do. Luckily, this boulder isn't going anywhere.

In Tomb Raider 2, Lara pilots a plane in an escape from Marco Bartolli's offshore oil rig to the mountains of Tibet, where her aircraft experiences engine failure and crashes in the mountains. Ever the action hero, Lara grabs a parachute and yanks herself out of the plane before it detonates, leaving her stranded in the mountains. Lara's trek leads her through the mountains, and one step closer to stopping Bartolli and getting the Dagger of Xian.

In fulfilling my obligated "at least one Lara per month" quota, I decided to make a diorama. I always liked this level of Tomb Raider 2, and thought that the boulder and spike traps combined would add a needed sense of excitement. Note that the model is pretty small and is really not for beginners :( If people have problems, I'll resize it for everyone, but note that it is doable!

And now for something completely different.