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Masaume's Devastator Model: Make Your Own!
jack - Friday, April 04, 2003


Mad Modeler Masamune is a top notch model builder who's made some really impressive models - not out of plastic, but paper. His model subjects are things like Gundam robots, cartoon characters such as the Power Puff Girls as well as other popular cartoon/robots including the Transformers!

The one that will really "meet" your eye is his Devastator model. The thing is HUGE and very detailed for being made out of paper. What's more, is he's made it up into a model kit with printer templates you can use to make your own Devastator. Thanks to Masamune, now you can download the Devastator 1.0 Model templates and instructions here for free (see about the model kit below).

Masamune "Mad Modeler" Washington on his Models

I have a transforming Omega Supreme in testbuild/revision. Designing these things takes many long months, be patient. There are working sketches for Optimus, Ultra Magnus, Arcee (she's neglected I HAVE to design a model of her), and Starscream. This all started a little over a year ago when I found the MYOTF site, and built a few. A coworker dared me to do better (we aerospace technical designers strive for excellence); he now has a Devastator standing on his desk.

For those who need more when Devastator is back online, I have hako-clones (when my website does return from the tomb of traumatized data). Hako-clones are simplified/super-deformed characters easy enough for anybody to build. I have a good portion of 1st season TFs there with another appearing every few months.

I'm sorry to tell everyone that Transformers are only one of my many many interests. I have a Gundam in design that is being begged for now (I need TIME people, chill it!), a series of my own custom robots, Neon Genesis EVA cyborgs, and methods to start designing somewhat more curved figures (wink-wink).

I hope this introduction gets many of you hooked on this form of modeling and check out two good sources for other models:
https://www.3dpapermodel.com.tw/home.html
https://www.spacestation42.com/toys.html

Most paper models are tanks and military aircraft, but there are many other subjects in smaller quantities out there. There are also other fantastic models designed by us (those few of us who do design) on Smartgroups.com - Paper Models.

- Mad Modeler Masamune

The Devastator 1.0 Model Kit

To make your Devstator model you will need a printer and card stock weight paper. You will also need the Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download here) to view and print the instructions and model layouts. Just download the Zip file and follow the directions. Many many thanks again to Masamune "Mad Modeler" for the providing the Devastator model kit.

The model consists of 96 parts primarily green and purple to construct an 11" tall model of the Decepticon gestalt. 10 sheets of paper will be needed to print out at 100% Card stock will yield best results. This model has been tested on 65lb to 110lb grade card stock.

For printing on colored card stock:
1 sheet white card stock
3 sheets dark purple card stock
6 sheet lime-green card stock

When printing without colored inks, use the B&W file and color the outlined eye lens with red felt tip marker.

Disclaimer: Product design and colors may vary. Poses shown may require additional support. For updates, revisions, upgrades and other models visit the designer (Masamune 'Mad Modeler' Washington) at: https://jove.prohosting.com/~madanger/dpm.htm.
Layout, content and location of this site may change over time.

Download the Devastator 1.0 Model Kit

This version of the Devastator card model/paper model/DPM has been made available through TFormers.com due to occasional server fluctuations on the original designer's site. Permission is given to TFormers.com to post this ZIP compressed file as long as all content goes unaltered. Permission is offered to post links to this file on TFormers.com as well as the originating web page, where ever the interest of paper models and Transformers(tm) exist. It is not permitted to post this file anywhere else except where the creator has given written permission to do so.

Click Here to Download Devastator 1.0 Model Kit (1003k ZIP File)
NOTE: a ZIP utility is required to access the contents of this file.

Devastator Model Images

full size model

medium and full size models

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