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Overwatch is my current go-to game for wasting large amounts of time if I've got nothing else to do. The art style is bright, well designed and not overly complex, making it feasible for me to edit the models into forms suitable for papercrafting. Does this mean I'll make more? Err we'll see. This one may have been more trouble than it was worth. After all the work, she will not stand up on her own, and my own build was pretty messy in places. Some Photoshoppery hides a few blemishes in these pics. :shh:

This model took me forever to do. Built over 6 weeks in Nov-Dec 2016, it underwent many revisions. So many that my instructions...fell apart. So sadly this model has no detailed instructions. Sorry! It is provided as PDO files only, because you need the 3D reference and do not want to be just guessing from a PDF, trust me. The PDO contains all the sheets (remember to turn the lines off before printing), including part numbers and a planned build order similar to my final one. I have also included some extra tips and reference photos to help. If you spot any obvious errors, please let me know, and I'm always able to help you out if you have any questions or problems.

The visor requires a creative solution so I included a guide to how I finally got mine to work as a transparent piece with an opaque, printed rim.

See below for the template download links, which contain all you need to print and build your own version! Additional info can be found within the download file and on PDO #1. Any other questions, feel free to ask here.


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It's a 74.4MB ZIP file which contains PDFs and PDOs to print from or use as references. ~46cm tall, 17 pages and 284 pieces.

You can open the RAR archive with software such as WinRAR, Alzip, 7Zip. Just search around! ;)

You can open the PDO files with Pepakura Viewer downloadable free here: www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en…

Please do use this as it's immensely helpful as a resource and will show you exactly where parts go. It doesn't work on Macs unfortunately though, unless you emulate Windows.

Difficulty: 9/10 (Small proportions and full of extra details)

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:pc: Download Options: 

1. DeviantArt download via Stash feature:
Tracer Final v1.1


Note: I sometimes reupload versions with minor edits so for website posters please link back to this page as a 'hub' instead or your download links could end up broken.


Happy building!
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Template by me, original 3D data and textures by Blizzard.

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Tracer Papercraft by Avrin-ART
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FernandoGunther Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
wow!!! Nice!!
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DUMDUMBOT Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
wowww nice work
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dhal021 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey , how do you glue the parts 47 to 50 of the hair ??? here a picture img4.hostingpics.net/pics/6322…
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Avrin-ART Featured By Owner Edited Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for building! Take each piece and fold their tabs backwards completely so they are now under the printed sides. You then have to apply some glue to the tabs and potentially on the underside of the pieces too and stick them to the surface of the main hair piece you have already built. Check the PDO and my own photos for how the pieces are then layered. I think I stuck on H47 first, then H49, H48 and H50.

View from the left:
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There are a couple of parts that have tabs which glue onto the printed surface of other pieces. A lot of the chest and back armour works like this. These usually have red lines, but it's very possible I have not remembered to do this for every occurrence.
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dhal021 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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dhal021 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I noticed it has lines on the pdo file ? do you got the lineless version ? thanks
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Avrin-ART Featured By Owner Edited Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can turn the lines off in Pepakura Designer by going on Settings > Other Settings and changing all the line options to 'none'.

Hmm perhaps I should upload a lineless pack too
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dhal021 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks
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dhal021 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Damn so beautifull
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BRSpidey Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So awesome! :wow:
I haven't seen many overwatch models around here despite being quite famous characters :shrug:, and your model has the perfect balance between detailed and low poly =D. There's no doubt that a good papercrafter knows how to adapt and prepare the model to be built on paper :thumbsup:

Thanks a lot for sharing this cool model! :worship:
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Avrin-ART Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for you comment and journal feature! :la:

The human character meshes are not overly complex to begin with, so editing is not so bad considering how modern the game is.
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BRSpidey Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My pleasure! :la:

Well, but now games have models with a huge amount of polygons that should be difficult to reduce :ohnoes:, and deciding whether to maintain form and detail can be of importance when it comes to paper :hmm:.
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Avrin-ART Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes things in the current generation of games have just gotten too complex to deal with. Awesome textures but an insane amount of polygons, especially those with a realistic style. Some of my recent favourite games have been Fallout 4, Dishonored 2 and the Witcher 3 but sadly it's just not possible for me to do anything with their models. :shrug:
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MarcGo26 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm not a Overwatch fan but this is great!
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... this is one heck of a build! You did a great job with it!
The details are beautifully done and the visor was beautifully done! Now I am really curious about how you managed to make the translucent part work. 

Thank you so much for sharing the model with us, too. I really appreciate it! I don't think I am capable of building such a complicated model at this present moment, but I am definitely going to add it to something I will attempt in the future!

Great job! :w00t:
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Avrin-ART Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! The details really make the model shine, but some sections are a pain to get right.

After much testing, the visor was made using a printed rim from the template and a piece of orange plastic film cut roughly to shape. Glue would not stick these two things together at all, so I ended up 'laminating' them with a piece of clear tape. 
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You are absolutely right. The details really made this figure one of a kind! (It also makes it -that- much harder to build. Too much for a beginner like me! ^^;

We'll call that "Laminating"! ;) 
Either way, you did a great job, and at the end of the day, that's what matters! :w00t:
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cesis13 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
Cool Figure! Detailed Description and printing Instructions. Thanks for sharing this with us!
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Avrin-ART Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers and you're welcome - I always try to make my models accessible to everyone! Sadly it lacks full instructions but there's a bunch of tips included that should help.
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brucehorner Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
Another fantastic model!   Really appreciate the time and effort you put in here, such as the detailed tips on making the visor.  This is on my build to-do list now ... :)
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Avrin-ART Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I left the visor right until the end so if it didn't work I'd be in trouble. :o

There could be other methods to make it, but this way was cheap and probably easy for most people to replicate. 
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Noemie-in-Art Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017
Awesome building, it took you forever but was worth it. It looks really really good.
And I'm not even an Overwatch Player!

Great job!
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Avrin-ART Featured By Owner Edited Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your support! 
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