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I can't fight it anymore, must share PaperCOPS

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This is my contest entry, but the rules didn't say anything about not sharing it, and it's close enough to the deadline that I'm not worried about people stealing my idea. :p

I was inspired when I stumbled across this other contest, which featured a template for a blank arcade cabinet for artists to decorate. I had already missed the deadline, but that didn't bother me, since most of those entries are a lot more creative than I would have come up with (who would have thought of a truck??).

Anyway, this template seemed much simpler than the other Paper Arcade designs I've seen, so I decided to take a stab at recreating Bluster Blaster.

I think it came out pretty good, although I didn't alter the proportions of the template to match the game, so it's a bit taller and thinner than it ought to be.


I bet if I had asked nicely, I could have gotten the real logo from somebody at TellTale, but would that be cheating? I just went and made everything from scratch. I'm particularly proud of the coin door and buttons.


At this point I was about ready to call it a day, but something in the back of my mind kept nagging me to finish what I'd started. Unable to find decent paper-craft templates for the appropriate computers, I simplified the designs and made them from scratch. The results are a bit wonky (especially Chippy) but I think they came out well overall.

In addition to being oddly misshapen, Chippy was also a pain to assemble, due to the stupid inward folds. Oh well, it came out pretty nice regardless. I'm not sure if the photoshop tricks are a completely acceptable substitute for 3D knobs, but the model is annoying enough as it is.

I think Curt is my favorite, mostly because he's essentially a box. The bevel effects on the face tend to look inside-out when the light is coming from the wrong direction, but aside from that qualm I'm pleased.

Bob is Bob. This one was pretty quick and simple, once I figured out that a loop of tape was all I needed to give the handset the necessary depth. I'd recommend using a Crayola marker or something to color the backside of the "wire," as colored pencil clearly did not have the desired effect.

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