December 17, 2010

First "Wizard's Crag" Prototype!

The first prototype of my "Wizard's Crag"paper model is complete! I am VERY happy with the results! For the cliffs I applied an overlay of crinkled paper with the stone texture printed on it and it looks amazing! The model is 14.5 inches (38cm) wide, 11.5 inches tall (30cm).

Anyone who has followed my progress on past paper model projects knows it is a very long process.
This os the first of several more prototypes that need to be constructed in order to fine tune the details and geometry. Then I must create the construction diagrams and write the instructions, which takes quite a while.
Bottom line...completion will not be before mid winter.


UPDATE: December 22,2013-  I've received many inquiries about the status of this particular blog post.  In more recent posts I explained that this model kit is essentially dead in the water.  Warner Bros will not permit me to release Wizards Crag (as a free download or purchase) without it being an officially licensed product.  Unfortunately I have been unable to find an interested licensee.  Without a license, I risk legal action by the owners of the properties.  Right side
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29 comments:

  1. Good job Ray=)I like your "crinkled paper" idea.

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  2. Your work is Amazing!!! So happy to have found your blog. Merry Christmas Ray!
    Morena

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  3. Outstanding! As a graphic artist myself I have to say, "You Rock!" I and my little girl are thrilled to have found your site.

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  4. I just saw this. I notice this last post with pictures was back in Dec 2010. Since we are now near the end of Feb 2011 I was just wondering how the progress of this is coming along. This looks to be a great paper model and right up my alley. I can hardly wait.

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  5. Thanks everyone!
    @LostBoy - I am currently in the tedious, time consuming process of creating the construction diagrams. It expect it to be several more weeks before completion.

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  6. Cool. I have all your models and enjoy making and displaying them. This will be an awesome addition to my Mystical Room displays. The work on the one is amazing.

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  7. I just saw that all of this is free :)
    You rock dude, I love you!

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  8. Hope you are still in excellent health? you have lots of people pulling for you!

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  9. It's getting too awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll love this!! I'll have my own Hogwarts!! Hahaha :D

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  10. William W.March 26, 2011

    You have an amazing talent Ray. What you are doing with simple paper boggles the mind. Thanks for all your efforts.

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  11. OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!! I Love Harry Potter!!! I want this castle!! I want! I want!

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  12. Bonjour à tous. Merçi merçi beaucoup pour votre site Ray, et quel talent. J'adore vos toutes vos réalisations.

    Monique

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  13. Felicidades es un exelente trabajo, estamos anciosos de tener ese ultimo y extraordinario trabajo.

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  14. Excited...
    u are the reason i started paper craft

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  15. AnonymousJune 11, 2011

    You are the best, Ray, and this is a masterpiece!

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  16. AnonymousJuly 02, 2011

    very nice

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  17. Ray, you said back in February that the process of making the model would take few more weeks. It's now July 5th and we haven't heard anything from you. Is everything all right? I hope that soon we shall see this published for us to enjoy putting together. Hope all is well and you are just taking your time to make a more perfect model for us to play with.

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  18. AnonymousJuly 07, 2011

    I'm looking forward to this becoming available. My 7 year old daughter has seen it and is very excited that it will be available soon.

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  19. AnonymousJuly 20, 2011

    Absolutely cannot wait for this to be finished! It will make an excellent side piece to the books on my shelf.

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  20. AnonymousJuly 22, 2011

    Super magnifique.

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  21. hy ray!!I love what you do, I'm really a fan! I wanted to know when it will be possible to obtain the plans of the castle? I hate to ride!

    antony, of france

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  22. Dear Ray, I'm looking forward so much to this superb and stunning model. I love everything you've done, and this promises to be the most exciting, challenging and rewarding papercraft I've ever tackled.
    All the very best for all your endeavours.
    Regards,
    Rox.

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  23. Reading up on the issues with Universal and it is very sad so far. Hopefully things will work out. I would love to have this one, or heck purchase it. (I just want it so I can use it as a template. LOL I see gingerbread all over this thing. ^_~) Good luck!

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  24. This looks A.MAZ.ING!!! I wish that it could be downloaded, though. :(

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  25. its december 2013 and we are still waiting. Is everything ok and will it be available soon

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  26. I've received many inquiries about the status of this particular blog post. In more recent posts I explained that this model kit is essentially dead in the water. Warner Bros will not permit me to release Wizards Crag (as a free download or purchase) without it being an officially licensed product. Unfortunately I have been unable to find an interested licensee. Without a license, I risk legal action by the owners of the properties.

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