Papercraft

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: She’s no Sheena the She Devil, but this topless dinosaur rider is [lazorz]

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Fight crime and stay cool in this Wonder Woman Bikini. If it’s good enough for an amazon princess…and tattooed hipsters , then it’s good enough for you. [FashionablyGeek]

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Community star Yvette Nicole Brown with Captain America Shield. No further commentary needed [Agent M.]

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This is a life-size statue of Link from Legend of Zelda made entirely out of…paper. Yea that’s right paper! Papercraft Link in his natural element, created by DevianARTIST Michaela. Below is the description:

Link is a life size papercraft model standing around 5’5. He is made completely from 250 gsm paper (about 4x stronger then normal paper). He has foam core supports in the top and bottom of his pants, top and bottom of his boots and a ring in his waist. There is also some in the back of his shield, and in the handle of the master sword.
Link is made from 250+ pages, the initial template is 198, but there are layers of strips of paper inside for support, and 831 pieces. I worked on him constantly for a month, working approximately 12 hours each day but sometimes that number could go up to 20.

Hit the jump to check out more hi-res images from her DeviantART page. Mean while I shall be sitting at home perfecting my paper airplane.

Some dude replicated the entire World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. with construction paper, a pair of scissors and far too much time on his hands.

Pfft! Normally I’d be impressed, but the friggin’ N00B made a myriad of mistakes. *clears throat*

  • Missing points display, running total at the top, and a timer.
  • Cloud and bush shapes don’t match.
  • The invisible block with the 1-up is visible at 0:20
  • Why does Mario turn into Luigi once he gets the fire flower?
  • So many notes of the song are wrong.
  • The distance between the block pyramid and the flag is wrong!

And to top it off, he just grabs the bottom of the flag pole.  Why do something that takes so much effort just to have Mario make a half-assed run through the level? *Shakes head*

Don’t mind me, I’m just trolling. In all honesty, this video is goddamn impressive. Entire Word 1-1. Done. With. PAPER!

Source: ToplessRobot

 

 

Sometimes there’s more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking (god bless you Derek Zoolander). And, I think actor Antonio Banderas has finally figured that out. The fucker will always be a sexy, suave spaniard (he is Spanish, right? I never paid attention) and I’ll always be really, really, ridiculously jealous of that, but I gotta give the Latin fury some credit for being in rare form and involving himself in one of the more unusual sounding films I’ve ever heard.

The film is The Skin I Live In by director Pedro Almodovar. It’s centered around a mad scientist Antonio Banderas and his obsession with creating an indestructible epidermis, no matter what pain he inflicts on his test subject.

“Your epidermis is showing!” What?

The 2011 Cannes Film Festival has released a brief but twisted scene from the film. It depicts Banderas’ character demonstrating his power over his helpless patient.

It’s perhaps a little too artsy fartsy and the subtitles don’t help (I got ADD) , but it’s got a lot going for it. Mad scientist. Skin. Torture and Tits. At least I assume there will be some tits. Can’t have a skin flick with out tits.

Here’s the official synopsis released by Cannes:

Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault. In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed a further three things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Scruples were never a problem. Marilia, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig…

Speaking of tits. Are you ready for Boobs, Balls and Barbarians? Actually, the tag is “Babes, Balls and Muscles”, but shiiiiiiiiiiit, the makers of Ronal The Barbarian sure now how to market their little “runt of the litter saves the day” CG film. Any movie that has all that, plus a a skull belting out Europe’s “Final Countdown.” is enough for me to shout a Ric Flair “WOOOO”.

HIT THE JUMP for the trailer and while your down there check out some other upcoming Nerd Approved Cannes Films. *special thanks to i09 for doing all the work in rounding these up.

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Furthering my point that society demands information, communication and, in some cases masturbation in the quickest forms possible, comes ‘The Wrath of Khan in 60 seconds”. A condensation of the best of the Star Trek movies made with card puppets, made by Mawgan for Empire’s “Done in 60 Seconds” video contest. The animated abbreviation sadly captures the entire movie in 60 seconds of cuteness and charm.

As a said in a article earlier today “pretty pictures and few words” are whats cherished these days. Life is apparently too short to commit to anything of value. This is not to say the above video summary couldn’t work in some cases. Papercraft, helium fueled voices and some snappy animation would be particularly useful in crappy movies. Namely every Star Trek movie after ‘Khan’.

In completely unrelatable news. There is apparently some casting malarkey on Zach Snyder’s Superman reboot. With the recent casting of Henry Cavill as the man of steel, focus has been on what female star will fill the role of Supe’s better half, intrepid reporter Lois Lane. What may come as a shock, is that Miss lane may in fact NOT be in the movie? What!?

Variety reports that the studio is looking at a short list of three actresses to fill the role of an as-yet-undisclosed female lead character that they claim is not Lois Lane.

The three actresses in the running for that role are Alice Eve (She’s Out of My League), Diane Kruger (Troy, National Treasure, Inglorious Basterds) and Rosamund Pike (Pride & Prejudice, Doom, Barney’s Version).

Who is this undisclosed character? Again, it’s not Lois Lane… or could it be? Could Warner Bros. be trying to keep things hush? I don’t see the point in that, but it’s possible they don’t want to spread the word of Lois Lane yet. There is also the possibility of there being two female leads. We could have Lois and some other love interest, or female character. Perhaps a Lana Lang for potential Smallville flashback (from the life of young Clark Kent), or maybe even toss in his super-cousin Supergirl? We just don’t know. I’ll tell you though, a Superman without Lois would be stupid. She’s an integral element of the superman franchise. She’s essential.

So what do you think? Do you think it’s possible for Lois Lane NOT to be in Superman: Man of Steel? If so, what character do you speculate will take the lead?

sources: Topless Robot (Khan video) and Variety

Star Wars Paper-1

Ahoy Bastards! Feeling a little down today? Well, check out this adorable Star Wars music video that retells the entire story of the trilogy through music and animation using construction paper. The video was created by a musician named Jeremy Messsersmith, who did all the work in putting it together. The song ‘Twin suns of Tatooine / taught me everything I know.’ is his own. It’s really gentle and pretty. It’s given the original trilogy new depth and pathos.

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Got a lot of time to waste and want to be cool within your circle of  friends? Well you’re in luck as the internets got ya covered for both of these things, although effects may vary. One Uhu02 has created an awesome papercraft layout for people to make their own DL-44 Greedo Killer. Yes, that’s right, the same gun that shot Greedo down in an instant can be yours if your in a crafting mood and have good glue/tape skills. It also looks like Uhu02 worked on a lot of other Star Wars and Star Trek stuff and also check out Uhu02’s site (warning, it’s in Japanese) to see how the papercraft gets done, it’s quite interesting to look at.

Source: TechnabobUhu02, Zealot Hobby