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World of WarCrafts: Those who craft together

Anne Stickney

World of WarCrafts spotlights art and creativity by WoW players, including fan art, cooking, comics, cosplay, music, fan fiction and more. Sample the whole spectrum on our Arts and Crafts in WoW page.

We've mentioned Niki Casselberry before -- otherwise known as Edenvale, Niki is responsible for the cooking blog The Gamer's Fridge, which hosts a variety of gamer-themed recipes. It turns out that Niki isn't the only one who's got crafting skills! Her husband Ray, otherwise known as Neotaeo from the guild DunderMifflin of Anvilmar (US-A), also takes part in the crafting fun. Along with tanking on his Night Elf, Ray creates tiny trinkets and crafts from Sculpey and other items.

Take a look at the gallery for Ray's work so far, and follow after the break for more about Ray, a look at some amazing papercrafting, and a tiny amigurumi Venomhide Ravasaur that you can make yourself!

Gallery: World of WarCrafts: Neotaeo's tiny crafts | 4 Photos

Niki sent in images of all of her husband's creations and filled us in on how they came to be.

These creations are entirely my husbands doing. I say, I want a fishing bobber, rag doll or a hearthstone and like magic he makes it happen. His degree in multi-media and graphic design helps. He's very good at model making and 3-D imagining. The hearthstone he made years ago when we first started playing. It is made out of Sculpey and painted. He didn't make it for any certain reason. Just for fun. It's pretty heavy; I use it as a paperweight on my desk. It's a conversation starter.

The same with the dragon feast cauldron. It is Sculpy painted and textured. He even made the wooden part of design an actual wood grain look and feel. I loved the design of it in game and with the heightened graphics of Cataclysm the cauldron is beautiful. I said how much I liked the detail of it and a few days later there was one sitting on my laptop with a lovely note.

The rag doll is made from leftover green fabric from my Lord of the Rings: Shire Rations post on The Gamer's Fridge. He doesn't use a pattern; he just looks at pictures of it from different angles and recreates it. It amazes me sometimes to watch him. The doll is filled with tissue paper to puff it out and make it sit upright. He did all the sewing also. (He even sews, I know! I'm keeping him.) I thought the tiny green rag doll was adorable and a yet little creepy. I had to have one!

I like fishing in Warcraft and the bobber is something that hasn't changed since I first logged into Azeroth six years ago. Its beauty is its simplicity. It is made again out of Sculpey and painted. When I first saw it I thought it was really cork but it is textured Sculpey. I think it is wonderful. I have recently asked for my own personal moonwell. We'll see when that will show up. Christmas is coming. What nerdy gamer girl wouldn't want a moonwell for Christmas?

I wouldn't mind a moonwell myself, Niki! Thank you for sending in the photos!

Boss, paper, scissors Like the look of that Taunka figure above? That's no Figureprint -- that's made entirely out of paper! Papercrafting is something we've mentioned before here on the site; it's the art of recreating in-game models through printed-out patterns, folding, and patience. The results are often breathtaking, if done correctly. The image above and many, many more come from the Chinese site Beinan521. While the site itself is in Chinese, there are a ton of breathtaking models to browse through, and the print-outs for the various models are on the site as well. Thank you to reader Pasketti for pointing out the site!

Adorable amigurumi Lastly, we have an absolutely adorable amigurumi Venomhide Ravasaur. This sweet little guy was created by the user Maylee over on the Craftster community forums. Not only is he impossibly cute, Maylee posted the pattern to create him. So if you're handy with crochet and you'd like a tiny ravasaur of your very own, take a look at the pattern over on Craftster and give this guy a shot.

If you're looking for other amigurumi patterns and projects, check out the baby murloc pattern we posted last year, complete with illustrated guide.

And if you happen to have any papercrafts, amigurumi patterns, or tiny craft projects you'd like to share, send them in -- you could be featured on World of WarCrafts, too!

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