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November 30, 2016

Faux Rolex Watch Papercraft

I am not entirely sure why someone would want to design a paper model of a faux Rolex watch, but then again who am I to talk? ;) The template for this model has no color, so to achieve the effect seen in the photo it must be printed on gold colored card stock. A download of the watch is available here. Photo and papercraft design by Matthew Nicholson.

Other Papercraft Devices:
Star Wars Comlink
Reboot Medusa Bug
John Carter Decoder
Dragon Ball Z Scouter

November 25, 2016

Papercraft Rhinoceros

Here is another nicely detailed paper model based on a 3D model from the Zoo Tycoon 2 video game. This time we have a white rhinoceros! White Rhinos were once on the brink of extinction. But through conservation efforts their numbers have increased. The species is still, however, in danger from poachers. The template for this papercraft may be downloaded here.

Previous Zoo Tycoon Papercraft:
Zebras
Giraffe

November 20, 2016

Origami Christmas Advent Calendar

Christmas origami is not all that common, but here is one cute example: an advent calendar! This creative calendar consists of tiny origami bags that can be filled with treats. The bags may be scattered across a table top as is shown in the photo or they may be pinned to a string and hung like a garland. Information on how to construct the calendar may be found on the DIY blog, Look What I Made.

Other Christmas Origami:
Angel Tree Topper
Santa Ornament
Modular Christmas Tree

November 13, 2016

Poseable Papercraft Robot

This super fun poseable papercraft robot was designed by Josh Buczynski.  The little mechanical  guy's name is "Bachsy". Some features of this DIY paper toy include:

- 11 points of articulation
- mouth opens and closes
- eye visor can be positioned to change facial expression

Instructions and a template may be downloaded here.

Other Poseable Papercraft:

November 10, 2016

80's Star Wars Cockpit Arcade Game Papercraft

In 1983, Atari released a Star Wars arcade game. The game came in two versions: the ordinary stand up version and an innovative cockpit version. This mini paper model of the cockpit version of the game was created by Greecab at the Arcade Controls forum. The papercraft template for the model may be downloaded here.

Other Vintage Arcade Game Papercraft:
Pinball and Arcade Game Collection
Space Paranoids Cubee
Pac-Man Ghosts

November 5, 2016

8th Anniversary!

Today marks the eighth anniversary of Tektonten Papercraft! It has been my practice on anniversary day to take a look back at my papercraft designs from bygone years. With the release yesterday of the Doctor Strange movie, the choice of which paper model to feature this year seemed obvious. This model of Doctor Strange's Eye of Agamotto was originally released 7 1/2 years ago. It is one of my first papercraft designs! The original post with a download of the template may be found here. Thank you everyone for your support over the last eight years!

Other Marvel Papecraft:
Thor's Hammer
Mini Captain America Shield
Blink's Quiver

October 30, 2016

Mix-n-Match Papercraft Robots

These papercraft robots look a little sinister, just the thing for a table top Halloween decoration. The fun thing about the robots is their parts are interchangeable. If I were six years old I would be playing with these for hours. ^^ The printable PDF template for the robots may be downloaded at Ravensblight.

Previous Robot Paper Models:
Bender from Futurama
Life-size R2-D2
Portal 2 Frankenturret
Doctor Who K9