Asterix - Obelix Free Papercraft Download

Asterix - Obelix Free Papercraft Download

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Asterix - Obelix Free Papercraft DownloadThis papercraft is Obelix, a fictional character from the French comic book series Asterix, the paper model was created by warzonefury. The finished model stands about 65 cm, and there are 263 parts on 42 sheets of paper. There is also a simple version paper toy on the site: Asterix - Obelix Free Paper Toy.

Determined to make Asterix an anti-hero flying in the face of the established order of the world of comic books, René Goscinny certainly did not want to give his main character a sidekick who would play the classic role of stooge. But Albert Uderzo, somewhat frustrated at not having made Asterix a beefy Gaul like he dreamed, could not resist placing at his side a big strong warrior, more akin to the impressive muscle-bound characters he already excelled at drawing.

Although he had only a minor role in the first adventure, Obelix quickly became an essential character that his authors developed as they went along. He is actually the readers’ favourite hero: all opinion polls place Obelix at the top of the list of favourite village characters. One survey among young adolescent girls even made Obelix out to be the “sexiest” character amongst the Gauls!

Obelix Free PapercraftIn the adventures penned by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, we find him by turns easily offended, sensitive, and definitely a glutton. An overgrown child who grew up too quickly and who is not yet aware of his own strength, Obelix is an inexhaustible source of gags.

An eternal klutz, he is irresistible, whether he is fighting, falling in love, finally catching on to something long after the others, or when he overdoes it on the alcoholic drinks (“Zigackly!”)… As far as he is concerned, it is always playtime, and nothing really matters, because it’s all the others who are crazy. Does the magic potion bless people with the innocence of childhood? It’s not certain that the Romans see things this way… [Source: Asterix Original Site]

You can download the papercraft model here: Asterix - Obelix Free Papercraft Download

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