- POPFOLD FIGURES -
- Are the Popfold paper figures free ?
Yes every Popfold project is free for everyone, however please refrain from sharing the file(s). If you know someone who is interested in crafting any of the figures, please show them this site for your friends download them personally. Otherwise you can also check out what's happening through my social media links on the 'About' page or below.
- Hello there ! I'd like to request ( insert character ) will you make it please ?
By far the most frequent and common message I receive, the best short answer is maybe. Please be aware that Cubefold currently is a one man band, each figure is lovingly designed from start to finish out my spare time. So please don't take offence if I refuse or unsure if I'd pursue to make the figure, either due to; really obscure characters or really have no interesting look to them. I do my best to make each figure as unique as possible while being faithful to the source material.
- How long does it take for you to make each figure ?
That really depends - the average Popfold figure take up to or over slightly 20 working hours from the drawing page to photographs and packaging. So it does take up my free time ( which I'll be honest most likely spent on games and movies ). The only project out of the norm so far was Metal Gear Rex which took about 150 hours total over 3 months, which had a different design build compared to the rest of the figures available.
- What program do you use to make the figures ?
Adobe Illustrator to make the master file of the figures, but the mock-up process for each project always begin by hand. To be perfectly honest I'm very bad with technology ( don't even get me started on smartphones ), so all of the Popfold figures will always go through the prototype stage by traditional measuring and crafting. While this means it takes more time to make each figure, it also helps me focus on keeping the folds as simple as possible that ( hopefully ) won't frustrate you or take up too much of your time.
- Can I showcase your figures on my blog or site ?
Of course you may ! feel free to showcase Cubefold figures in your own way, I've had a few experiences with a few blogs and youtubers and their content have been awesome to look at - so please let me know if you also have questions or get in touch ! However, as usual please provide the usual credits and link to the Cubefold website rather than the direct link to the download files.
- Hey somebody is copying and / or selling your figures in print / digital form !
This hasn't happened yet ( and I hope it never will ! ) but in case if you noticed this, please take a screencap image or a photo and send it to me and I will contact the person involved immediately. Remember that Popfold figures will and always be free to download !
- Misc. questions about me -
- What do you do outside of Cubefold ?
I also work freelance and had a background in graphic design and illustration - but I'd love to be able to make a living making toys for people young and old ( that's still young at heart ) to enjoy. Currently I don't have much in my head other than making more and better content similar to other free entertainment providers like artists and youtubers.
- What are your goals with Cubefold ?
Making it my full time paid work eventually, I love making these figures for people to build and have fun making and decorate their home. I'd like to think of my figures as designer paper figures trying to match vinyl figures in terms of quality and style, but I'll let you decide on that. Otherwise I don't have much to offer to the world other than making someone, somewhere smile and enjoy their down time with papercrafting.
- What are your influences ?
Gaming, movies, comics, anime, cartoons and whole bunch of other things. But primary artistic influences are the works of Yusuke Nakamura and Takashi Murakami.
- Is there a company you'd love to work for ?
I will sell my soul for the opportunity to work for Blizzard Entertainment or Lego group - but I still can't decide which would be cooler.