Epic Life Sized Mass Effect Papercraft
Fan Creates Life Sized Jack In Mass Effect Papercraft
Artist and DeviantArt community member, Tankball, has created a Mass Effect papercraft that is an epic labor of love. His life-sized Jack, a character from the game Mass Effect, has shown up on gaming and fan websites after recently being featured on the Bioware site.
The Mass Effect papercraft of Jack stands just over six feet tall and is made almost entirely by paper. There are a few wooden sticks involved and wires bring electricity to her LED lights and speaker system, but other than that she’s all paper. The Mass Effect papercraft is even supported in the legs by cardboard tubes. It took Tankball about four months to build.
The Mass Effect papercraft is certainly painstakingly put together, and that fact is especially apparent when it comes to the head. Tankball posted about his progress with photos to show the steps of building the face. It all starts with a computer, and then bit by tiny bit it is put together until it is the spitting image of the character Mass Effect fans will certainly recognize.
His YouTube channel documents the process as well. To be sure, he isn’t much of a filmmaker, but I think we can forgive him of that and focus on his awesome build. After a bunch of negative comments on YouTube, Tankball let people know he was autistic and that is perhaps why he seems a bit awkward in this video.
If you continue watching the Mass Effect papercraft video, you will see his collection of Halo papercraft weapons. He plans on giving Jack a Halo weapon that will perhaps combine his two favorite games. Towards the end of the video, you can check out his cardboard computer, which must indeed be a fire hazard but is a pretty fun way to turn a regular PC into something a papercrafter might have.