Google+ Tektonten Papercraft: 2017

August 20, 2017

Concrete Pump Truck Paper Model

On construction sites, sometimes a concrete pump truck is used to pour concrete in hard to reach places. A flexible boom on the back of the truck allows liquid concrete to be pumped to considerable heights and also up and over obstacles. This papercraft pump truck is offered as a free download on the Mansei Restaurant (Tokyo) website. As you can see from the photos, the boom arm and stabilizers are movable. Concrete pumps were first invented by European engineers in the 1920's and 30's.

Other Papercraft Trucks:
1953 Dodge M37
MechWarrior 4 Cargo Truck
2014 Chevy Silverado
Dodge Power Wagon

August 16, 2017

Papercraft League of Legends Wolf Build Photos

In 2012 I released a template for a papercraft League of Legends wolf. I never had a chance to build the model, so I was happy to find these build photos by DeviantART member JanZonderVrees. Jan did a great job! The template for the model was originally designed by Portaldragon. The League of Legends video game was introduced in 2009.

Previous LoL Paper Models:
Sight Ward
Tibbers
Purple Melee Minion
Shaco
Ziggs Paper Toy

August 14, 2017

Mass Effect Kei-9 Robot Dog Paper Model

In the Mass Effect 3 video game, one of the non-playable characters is a robot named "Kei-9". With a label on its side that reads "Robo Super Dog," Kei-9's function is to be a pet. This paper model of Kei-9 was created by DeviantART member Rheia2 who based his design on a 3D model from the game. The papercraft template for the model may be downloaded here. Build photo by DaiShiHUN.

Previous Mass Effect Papercraft:
Tali'Zorah
M-11 Wraith Shotgun
Normandy SR-1 Starship
Mako and Kodiak Vehicles

August 13, 2017

Tin Toy Boat Papercraft

Papercraft designer Patrick Pasques found an old toy: a windup paddle steamer. He loved it so much he decided to create a papercraft version of the boat. The original toy is shown in the lower photo, the paper model in the upper. Patrick offers a download of his creation on his website located here. Tin toys such as this one were popular in the early twentieth century.

Other Papercraft by Patrick Pasques:
Mexican Tarantula
Automata Skull

August 6, 2017

Star Trek Andorian Battle Cruiser Paper Model

This paper model of the starship Kumari was created by German designer, TarsFerak. The Kumari is an Andorian battle cruiser which appeared on the 2001 television series Star Trek: Enterprise. The blue skinned Andorians have a long history in the Star Trek franchise, first appearing in the original 1966 TV series in an episode entitled "Journey to Babel". The papercraft template for this model may be downloaded here. The scale of the model is 1:1700.

Other Star Trek Papercraft:
Voyager Aeroshuttle
TOS Miniature Gaming Ships
Romulan Warbird
Borg Cube

August 1, 2017

Faceted Papercraft Triceratops Skull

Here's one of those DIY, low-poly paper models like we all see for sale on the Internet these days. Only difference is... this one is free! This faceted papercraft triceratops skull was created by DeviantART member, Gedelgo. The finished model measures about 35 cm long. A printable template for the dino skull may be downloaded here. Triceratops are thought to have roamed the Earth about 68 million years ago.

Other Faceted Papercraft:
American Bison Skull
Easter Rabbit

July 30, 2017

Miniature RMS Titanic Paper Model

To call this paper model of the RMS Titanic a "miniature Titanic" seems like something of an oxymoron. :) Because I have so very limited information on the model, I hesitated to post about it, but in the end the coolness factor of the project pushed me to go ahead. Here is what I know about the model... It was created in 2011 by a Japanese designer whose name may be "Masayui". The paper model is atypical in that it was designed to be printed on color paper rather than white paper. Due to the small scale of the model, a paper thickness of .22 mm or thinner is recommended. The colors of paper required are as follows:

・白(white)
・グレー (gray) 70% 
・グレー (gray) 50% 
・くるみ (dark brown) 
・べに (dark red) 
・ベージュ (beige) 
・ひまわり (sunflower) 


I don't know the scale of the model (so don't bother asking). A download of the PNG template for the ship may be found here. Partial photo instructions may be found here.  The Titanic sank on her maiden voyage in 1912.

Other Papercraft Ships:
Spanish Galleon
Polish Coastal Ferry
USS Mount Vernon

July 23, 2017

Digimon Papercraft: Tai Kamiya

This paper model of Tai Kamiya is based on a 3D model from the 2013 PSP game, Digimon Adventure. Tai is the main protagonist in all branches of the Digimon franchise which includes manga, anime, video games, movies and television shows. The Pepakura PDO template for this model was created by Carojama Papercraft and may be downloaded here. Please note: the PDO template is locked and may only be opened with Pepakura Viewer. Pepakura Designer will not work! The display base seen in the photo is included with the model.

Previous Digimon Papercraft:
Wargrowlmon
Garurumon
Marcus Damon's Digivice
Jyarimon

July 19, 2017

Vintage 3D Papercraft Diorama Lampshade

During the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, paper model publishers sometimes offered lampshade kits for kerosene lamps. These lampshades almost always took the form of 3D papercraft dioramas of exotic locales. The subjects depicted on the paper shades ranged from views of the ancient city of Constantinople to Swiss mountain landscapes to panoramas of the jungles of Asia. The lampshade in the photo was published in Germany around 1905 and is titled "Chinese Landscape". The "lit window" effect seen in the photo can only be achieved by modifying the original template (i.e. cutting out the solid windows and replacing them with a colored, translucent material). The templates for this lampshade and several others may be downloaded here. As common sense would dictate, hot light bulbs and paper shades should not be in close proximity to one another for any extended period of time! Use caution and a very low wattage bulb if you choose to build one of these!

Other Vintage Papercraft:
Elephant Pagoda
Circus Automata
Madonna Fountain
Moorish Style School

July 17, 2017

MLP Paper Toy: Discord

In the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic animated series there is a character known as "Discord". Discord is a male draconequus (literally "dragon horse") who at first antag-onizes the ponies, but later becomes their friend. This paper toy likeness of Discord was created by El Joey and may be downloaded here. Dicord is composed of several different mythical creatures. Can you tell what they are? ;) Build photo is by NikitaOwO.

Previous MLP Papercraft:
Friendship Express Train
40" Pinkie Pie
Gilda the Griffon
My Little Pony Origami

July 10, 2017

Star Trek TNG Aqua-shuttle Paper Model

This paper model by MTK Card Craft depicts an aqua-shuttle from the USS Excalibur, an Ambassador-class starship which appeared in several episodes of the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. An aqua-shuttle, as you might guess, is designed to land and take off on water rather than solid surfaces. PDF and Pepakura PDO templates for the model may be downloaded here.

Other Star Trek Papercraft:
Collection of 16 Mini Shuttlecraft
TOS Captain's Chair
Voyager Medical Tricorder
Deep Space Nine PADD
Terran Empire Knife

June 28, 2017

Papercraft Green Sea Turtle

Green sea turtles live in oceans around the entire globe. The turtle's name is derived from the green fat that is found beneath their shells. This papercraft green sea turtle was created by DeviantART member DrWheelieMobile and is based on a 3D model from the Zoo Tycoon video game. A printable template for the turtle model may be downloaded here. As green sea turtles' coloring varies, there are four different versions of the template included in the download. Green sea turtles are protected by law in most countries of the world.

Other Papercraft of Water Dwelling Animals:
Thresher Shark
Koi Diorama
Japanese Deep Sea Papercraft
Canadian Wetland Animals

June 27, 2017

Hobbit Papercraft: Erebor Key

Here is a life-size paper model of the Key of Erebor as it appears in the movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Erebor (also known as the Lonely Mountain) was once the home of a clan of Dwarves who were driven out when the dragon Smaug arrived to take up residence in the place. The template for this model was created by DeviantART member N8S and may be downloaded here.

Other Movie Prop Papercraft:
Hunger Games Mockingjay Pin
Hellraiser Lament Configuration
Goonies Copper Bones
Coraline Seeing Stone

June 19, 2017

Philippines Architecture Paper Models

This photo shows five of twelve free architecture paper models offered by the Republic of the Philippines National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). The collection includes monuments, a theater, shrines, churches, a palace, and a mosque. Each of the models represents a piece of architecture that is significant in the history of the Philippines. PDF templates of the paper models may be downloaded here.

Previous Papercraft Architecture
Collections:
Vintage Papercraft Village
LotR Rohan Architecture
45 Czech Churches
Lone Ranger Frontier Town
48 German Village Buildings

June 13, 2017

G1 Transformers Papercraft: Soundwave and Buzzsaw

In the Transformers G1 universe, Soundwave is a Decepticon who transforms into a micro-cassette player. Soundwave commands an army of "cassette troops" who, when in their cassette form, may be stored in Soundwave's chest. The Decepticon cassettes in most cases transform into robot animals that are warrior spies. This papercraft Soundwave and Decepticon cassette bird of prey Buzzsaw were created by DeviantART member BHAAD. Templates for these paper models may be downloaded here.

Other Transformers Paper Models:
War for Cybertron Optimus Prime
Transformable Decepticon Jets
Teletraan I Computer
Allspark Cubes
Laserbeak and Ravage

June 5, 2017

Printable Origami Dragon

Here's a novel idea: instead of buying pre-printed patterned origami paper, how about printing paper with a pattern of your own design. That is exactly what Jacque Davis did with this print and fold origami dragon. A copy of her template may be found on Jacque's Flickr page. I really like what she did with the colors and geometric designs!

Other Papercraft Dragons:
2.5D White Dragon
Spirited Away Haku Ornament
Yu-Gi-Oh Winged Dragon of Ra
Minecraft Ender Dragon
3D Asian Dragon Head

May 30, 2017

Futuristic Helicopter Paper Model

This futuristic papercraft helicopter was originally published in the August 2010 issue of ABC, a Czech language magazine for children. To our good fortune, designer Jan Rükr, now graciously offers the template for the helicopter on his personal website: Aliens Papercraft.  Although the instructions are in Czech, excellent 3D diagrams allow even a non-speaker of the language to easily build the model. The official name of the helicopter is the "Raven 4".

Previous Helicopter Paper Models:
Virgin Helicopter Ambulance
AH-64 Apache

May 22, 2017

DIY Papercraft Thor Hammer for Kids

I have featured several different paper models of the war hammer of Marvel Comics' Thor, but this is the first one that is specifically scaled for children. Offered by the Disney Family website, the template for this model may be downloaded here. In both Norse mythology and also in comic books published by Marvel, Thor's hammer is named "Mjolnir". Looking for the Thor helmet in the photo? It is located here.

Other Papercraft Thor Hammers:
1:2 Scale Comic Book Version
1:1 Scale Thor Movie Version
1:1 Scale Avengers Movie Version

May 17, 2017

Marvel Papercraft: Black Cat Bust

Here's a bust of Marvel Comics' Black Cat (no pun intended!). The Black Cat, whose real identity is Felicia Hardy, has a long romantic history with Spider-Man. At one point in their relationship she gained his trust enough for him to reveal his secret identity to her. The template for the bust may be downloaded here. The download includes both Pepakura PDO and PDF files. Model design by Paper-Rock. Build photo by Hugo-Drax.

Other Marvel Papercraft:
X-Men Apocalypse
Ultron Head
Life Size Incredible Hulk
Loki Paper Toy
Galactus Cubee

May 11, 2017

Chibi Breath of the Wild Link Papercraft

Out of the papercraft that has been released for the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild video game, this Link model has to be my favorite.  Given the style of this papercraft, it might look like a model from the 2002 Wind Waker game, but it is actually a chibi version of how an adult Link appears in the newest game. A download of the template may be found here. Breath of the Wild was released in 2017.

Previous Zelda Papercraft:
King of Red Lions Origami
Full Size Zora Helmet
Zelda Lightbox Diorama
Life Size Majora's Mask

May 9, 2017

Disney Bambi Papercraft

I am not sure, but I believe this papercraft of Disney's Bambi was based on a 3D model from one of the Kingdom Hearts video games. The paper model does a good job of capturing the lovable deer's likeness in 3D form. Pepakura PDO, PDF and also JPG templates for Bambi may be downloaded here. Model design by Corbak. Build photo by Wolfose.

Other Disney Papercraft:
Official Nemo Papercraft
Snow White Magic Mirror Mask
Chibi Beauty and the Beast
Stitch's Ray Gun
Olaf Origami

May 2, 2017

Papercraft Samurai Helmets

This collection of life size papercraft samurai helmets was based on historic helmets held in museums in Japan. The artist who designed the helmets is Kimura Yoshitaka. PDF templates for the helmets may be found here. If you don't know Japanese, it may take you a while to figure out which links to click. ^^ The era of the samurai lasted from the 12th century until the 1860's.

Other Paper Models Related to Japanese Culture:
Torii Papercraft
Kotatsu Cat
Karatsu Kunchi Parade Float Models
Newspaper Kabuto

April 29, 2017

Overwatch Papercraft: Tracer

The 2016 video game Overwatch features a female character named Tracer. Through a freak accident, Tracer gained teleportation and time travel capabilities. A device strapped to her torso allows her to control her powers. This paper model of tracer was created by DeviantART member Avrin-ART. A 74 Mb papercraft template download (available here) includes Pepakura PDO files as well as photo instructions. One of the more difficult parts of the model is the transparent goggles. Avrin gives the model difficulty level a 9 out of 10.

Other Models of Video Game Characters:
Lineage II Female Knight
FFVII Chibi Sephiroth
Street Fighter Ryu
Assassin's Creed Ezio
League of Legends Shaco

April 24, 2017

Printable Sailor Moon Finger Puppets

This is a sampling of a collection of nineteen Sailor Moon finger puppets that were once offered by the now defunct website, Kinmoku.net. I am no Sailor Moon expert, but the collection appears to include a puppet for every major character in the anime series. The printable PDF templates for the puppets may be downloaded here. The templates are large format and should be printed "fit to page" on either Letter or A4 size paper in order for the puppets to be at a usable size.

Other Sailor Moon Papercraft:
Paper Toy Cats
3D Sailor Moon Paper Model
Artemis, Diana, and Luna


April 22, 2017

Wolfenstein Panzerhund Paper Model

The video game Wolfenstein: The New Order was released in 2014. The game is set in alternate history world in which Germany won World War II. In this universe, the Nazis make use of robot dogs known as "Panzerhunds". The Wolfenstein Wiki describes these mecha hounds as "super-efficient murder machines encased in titanium steel armor and fitted with bone-crushing metal jaws that can cut through the thickest of body armor." This paper model Panzerhund was created by Chentzilla. Unlike most video game papercraft, a 3D model from the game was not utilized. The template for the model may be downloaded here. Chentzilla admits his template is "not very user-friendly" which means there are no instructions of any kind. :(

Other Wolfenstein Papercraft:
Human Skull
Tesla Gun

April 16, 2017

Java Sparrow Papercraft

The Java sparrow (sometimes called a Java finch) has been a common cage bird in Asian countries for several centuries. These paper models of Java sparrows were created by Marubun. PDF templates for the birds may be found at the bottom of the page here. There 27 color variations of the model available, including an uncolored version which may be colored as you wish.

Other Papercraft Birds:
Origami Swallows
Lifelike Hummingbirds
Final Fantasy Chocobo
Flying Magpie

April 13, 2017

Pokemon Papercraft: Meowth Balloon

This papercraft Meowth balloon was originally released in 2007. The Pokemon company commissioned papercraft designer Chokipeta to create the model to celebrate the release of the Diamond and Pearl versions of the Nintendo DS Pokemon game. A copy of the PDF template for the balloon is still available here. In the Pokemon anime, a Meowth hot air balloon is the preferred mode of transportation of Team Rocket members Jesse and James.

Other Papercraft Related to Balloons:
Woven Hot Air Balloon Mobile
Easy Disney UP House Paper Model
Detailed Carl's House Papercraft

April 10, 2017

Chibi Hulkbuster Iron Man Paper Model

Iron Man's hulkbuster armor first appeared in Marvel comic books in 1994 and has been popular with fans ever since. The hulkbuster armor is composed of exo-skeleton add-ons to Iron Man's regular armor that increase the strength of his suit to the point he is able to go toe to toe with the Incredible Hulk. This Chibi (or some would say "super deformed") paper model by Carlos Eduardo André is based on how the Hulkbuster armor appeared in the Marvel movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. A Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here. Build photo by Sinsis.

Other Iron Man Papercraft:
Iron Man 3 Paper Toys
Life-Size Movie Version Helmet
Marvel vs Capcom Helmet
Iron Man Origami

April 2, 2017

Simple Origami Easter Egg Holders

These simple, yet elegant, origami Easter egg holders take less than five minutes each to fold. Each egg holder is folded from a 6" (15 cm) square of paper. An easy-to-follow instructional video for this craft may be found here. Build photo by Jessica Jones.

Other Origami:
Bunny Egg Holders
Unicorn
Life-size King's Crown
Harry Potter Howler

March 30, 2017

Monster Hunter Tri Papercraft: Giggi

This giggi papercraft was based on a 3D model from the Monster Hunter Tri video game. A giggi, according to the creator of the paper model, is the "small leech-like larvae of the Gigginox" which slowly follows hunters and latches onto them unless shaken off. PDF and Pepakura PDO templates for the little paper monster may be downloaded here. Monster Hunter Tri was originally released in 2010.

Other Papercraft Monsters:
Mike Wazowski
League of Legends Wolf
Ultraman Takkongu
The Purple Tentacle
Crypt Worm

March 28, 2017

German Papercraft Castle

This paper model castle was originally published in the German language children's magazine Fixi und Foxi in 1983. The interesting thing about this particular model is that it was designed by Schreiber, a well known publisher of card models. The four page template for the model may be found here. I am unsure if this papercraft is a real or fictional building. The official title of the model is "Schloß Rosenberg" but a quick Internet search of that name did not reveal any real life buildings that look remotely like the model. If you have more information about this building please let me know.

Other Papercraft Castles:
Miniature Fantasy Castle
Papercraft Castle Lantern
Modular Miniature Gaming Castle

March 26, 2017

Printable Minions Easter Egg Holders

Who would have thought when Despicable Me first came out that the Minions would become so immensely popular? Yet here they are even showing up as Easter decorations. These printable Minion Easter egg holders are offered by Fun.com. The only drawback to a Minion themed Easter is that all the eggs end up being yellow. That is unless you create some evil purple Minions as well ;) Included in the download are a collection of miscellaneous parts so you can create your own custom Minions.

Other Easter Papercraft:
Bunny and Chick Paper Toys
Origami Rabbit Egg Holders
Alice in Wonderland Diorama Egg
Adventure Time Egg Holders

March 16, 2017

Naurto Papercraft: Kakashi Hatake

In the Naruto franchise, Kakashi Hatake is a fan favorite character who makes frequent appearances in the franchise's movies, television shows and video games. Kakashi is the leader of a team of ninjas known as "Team 7". The members of the team include Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura. This paper model of Kakashi was created by Coturno Velho. A download of the Pepakura PDO template for the model may be found here. Build photo by Sinsis.

Other Naruto Papercraft:
Kakashi's ANBU Mask
Sage Mode Jiraiya
Naruto Uzumaki

March 15, 2017

Siberian Chipmunk Papercraft

This Siberian chipmunk papercraft is one of several paper models of animals available from the Konica Minolta website. The Siberian chipmunk is the only chipmunk whose natural habitat lies outside of North America. A PDF template and instructions for the model may be downloaded here.

Other Papercraft Animals:
Dodo Bird
Reticulated Giraffe
Koi Diorama
White Rhino
Rockhopper Penguins

March 8, 2017

3D Origami Pikachu

Unlike most Pikachu origami around, this piece is 3D rather than flat. Pikachu is arguably the best loved (and cutest!) pocket monster in the Pokemon franchise. If you would like to try your hand at folding a Pikachu for yourself, an excellent instructional video found here will show you how. Build photo by Paper Kawaii.

Other Pokemon Papercraft:
Quilava Papercraft
Pokestop Icon
Eevee Evolutions
Chibi Team Rocket Paper Toys
Easy Boxy Pikachu

March 4, 2017

Fokker DR1 Paper Model

This relatively simple paper model of a Fokker DR1 triplane is the work of the late, great Italian designer Fabrizio Prudenziati. The World War 1 aircraft's fame in the history of aviation is due to its use by the Red Baron, Germany's top flying ace of the war. The single page template for the model may be downloaded here. Build photo by Lincoln Souza.

Other Historic Military Aircraft Models:
Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka Model 22
Chinese  MiG 17
Blue Angels F11F

February 27, 2017

Clone Wars Y-wing Paper Model

In the Star Wars universe, the BTL-B Y-wing assault starfighter first saw use during the Clone Wars. Later the BTL-B was modified into two different models, the BTL-S3 and the BTL-A4. The BTL-S3 supports a two man crew while the BTL-A4 is a one-man version of the craft.  Both starfighters were used by the Rebel Alliance in their struggles against the Galactic Empire. This paper model BTL-B was created by James Gemperline. A PDF file of the template for the model may be downloaded here.

Other Papercraft Star Wars Spacecraft:
Naboo Starfighter
Jedi Interceptors
Sith Infiltrator
Darth Vader's TIE Fighter
B-Wing Starfighter

February 22, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Groot Paper Toy

Finally another Groot papercraft! Produced by a graphic designer, this Groot paper toy comes with two different heads. One of the heads has an angry face. The other head has a somewhat sad looking face. The JPG template for the model may be downloaded at Behance. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is set to be released in theaters on May 5th of this year. Can't wait!

Other Marvel Comics Papercraft:
S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier
Captain America Figure
Dancing Baby Groot Automata
Life Size Iron Man Helmet
Eye of Agamotto

February 19, 2017

Architecture Papercraft: German Tower and Church

These two free architecture paper models are offered on the website of the Administration of Teltow-Fläming, a district in the state of Brandenburg, Germany. On the left is the market tower of the city of Luckenwalde. On the right is the village church of the city of Mellnsdorf. Both these landmarks were under construction in the first half of the 13th century. The scale of the paper models is 1:87 (HO). High resolution photographs of the actual buildings were used to create the PDF papecraft templates which may be downloaded here.

Other Paper Models of Historic Architecture:
45 Paper Models of Czech Churches
Native American Architecture Paper Models
Alhambra Palace
Victorian Vienna Water Tower
48 German Village Buildings

February 16, 2017

Papercraft Tents

These papercraft tents were designed as a craft project for children to teach them about Priscilla and Aquila, a married couple mentioned in several books in the Christian New Testament. Priscilla and Aquila were tentmakers by trade. Three different tent models are available for download at the Jesus Without Words website. Not pictured is the "pup" style tent. These might be useful for miniature gaming, although they will probably need to be printed at a different scale if used for that purpose.

Other Papercraft Tents:
Circus Tent Gift Boxes
Medieval Tents
Vintage Orphan Annie Circus


February 13, 2017

WH40K Macharius Tank Paper Model

 This paper model of a Warhammer 40K Macharius tank is a repaint by of a model originally created by Eli Patoroch. A PDF template for the model may be downloaded here. The Macharius' weapons include: turret-mounted Twin-Linked Battle Cannons, a hull-mounted Twin-Linked Heavy Stubber, and a sponson-mounted Heavy Bolter on each side. Build photos and repaint by tapapercraft.

Other WH40K Papercraft:
Macharius Omega Tank
Necron Night Scythe
Celestian Battle Sister

February 6, 2017

Cupid Paper Toy

Here's a cute Cupid paper toy to make for a Valentine's Day decoration. Although it looks simple enough to build, the designer of this papercraft sets the difficulty level of the toy at "medium". A printable PDF of the template may be downloaded here. Valentine's day has been celebrated in the United States since the 19th century.

Other Valentine Papercraft:
Adventure Time Beemo Candy Box
Match Book V-Day Card
Origami Shark Valentine

February 1, 2017

Vintage Papercraft Elephant Pagoda

There have been copies of this antique papercraft elephant pagoda floating around the Internet for years. Now thanks to someone at Wurlington Press we finally get to see what the finished model looks like! As far as I can tell from doing a little research, a real-life building like this probably did not exist. There are however numerous bronze statuettes and incense burners that are similar. Some of them are ancient. The template for the elephant pagoda was originally published in 1928 in the Danish magazine, Illustreet Familie-Journal. A scan of the template may be found here.

Other Vintage Papercraft:
Lincoln Log Cabin
Madonna Fountain
Lone Ranger Frontier Town
Renaissance Crucifix Sundial

January 31, 2017

Papercraft Dodo Bird

Here we have a Japanese paper model of the famous dodo bird. Dodo's are believed to have gone extinct sometime in the late 1600's. The flightless bird became an indelible part of our collective pop culture memory after Lewis Carroll included an anthropomorphic dodo as a character in his 1865 novel, Alice in Wonderland. The papercraft template and instructions for the dodo are available here.

Other Papercraft of Extinct Animals:
Woolly Mammoth
2.5D Velociraptor
Paper Trilobite

January 29, 2017

Disney XD Iron Man Paper Toy

The animated television series, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! premiered on Disney XD in 2010. This Iron Man  paper toy was released by Disney the same year to promote the show.  The look of the toy reflects the animation style of the series.  Although Earth's Mightiest Heroes was replaced by the Avengers Assemble show in 2013, this papercraft is still available. The PDF template for the toy may be downloaded here.

Other Avengers Papercraft:
Life Size Ultron Head
Loki Paper Toy
Printable Avengers Masks
Mjolnir, Thor's Hammer

January 24, 2017

More Mouse Guard Paper Toys

Sometime, when I wasn't paying attention, David Petersen went and added five new Mouse Guard paper toys to his list of offerings! New to the collection are Gwendolyn, Piper, Rand, Midnight and Conrad (not pictured). Petersen, of course, is the creative genius behind the Mouse Guard comic books on which the paper toys are based. All ten of the toys in Petersen's papercraft series may be downloaded here.

Previous Papercraft Mice:
Matt Hawkins' Mickey Mouse Toys
Disney's Cinderella Gus and Jaq
Ratatouille Origami
Teardrop Mickey

January 22, 2017

Hitchhiker's Guide Papercraft Bobbleheads

Here is a nifty collection of  papercraft bobbleheads depicting characters from the BBC's 1981 television adaptation of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  Included in the set are Marvin the Robot, Eddie the Computer, Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent. Each of the bobbleheads is the creation of UK papercraft designer BazookaJo. Templates and instructions for the models may be downloaded here. The "bobble effect " for the figures is achieved by making use of a spring from inside a retractable pen.

Other Paper Models of SciFi Characters:
Han Solo (Star Wars)
Kirk & Spock (Star Trek)
Tali'Zorah (Mass Effect 3)
Life Size Yoda (Star Wars)

January 15, 2017

Star Wars XJ-6 Airspeeder Papercraft

In Star Wars: Episode III, Anakin Skywalker hot wires an airspeeder in order to pursue the bounty hunter Zam Wesell who had just made an attempt on Padme Amidala's life. The yellow, open cockpit speeder Anakin "borrowed" was a XJ-6 "hot rod" manufactured by Narglatch AirTech. This paper model of the XJ-6 was created by MTK. A download of printable papercraft templates in Pepakura PDO and PDF formats may be found here.

Other Papercraft SciFi Vehicles:
V-Wing Airspeeder
Hover Car Racer
Halo Banshee Assault Vehicle
Mini Republic Gunship

January 10, 2017

Origami Penguin

Is that you Gunter? ^^ This origami penguin is one of the many designs of origami artist Jo Nakashima. As should be obvious, the penguin was created from a single square of paper that is black on one side and white on the other. A video tutorial on how to fold this origami may be found here. Build photo by Jessica Jones.

Other Papercraft Penguins:
Penguin Finger Puppet
Rock Hopper Penguins
Cute Penguin Paper Toy

January 4, 2017

1956 Ford Thunderbird Paper Model

Here's an antique paper model of an antique car. This papercraft 1956 Ford Thunderbird was created in 1957 by Otto Ravensburg, a German designer. The model is definitely not for beginners! One factor contributing to the difficulty is that the instructions are in German and do not include any images. A download of the template may be found here. Thunderbirds were first produced for the 1955 model year.

Other Papercraft Automobiles:
1968 Shelby Mustang
80's Pontiac Firebird
1993 Dodge Viper
1972 AMC Gremlin