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April 17, 2015

LotR Papercraft: Bilbo's Sword Sting

In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins finds his trusty sword "Sting" in a pile of treasure horded by trolls. Sting is actually an Elf dagger, but to Bilbo, a halfling, the dagger is large enough to be used as a sword. This life-size papercraft recreation of the movie version of Sting is the work of DeviantARTist hugo-drax. The Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here. The template for the sword includes a matching sheath.

Previous Posted LotR Weapons:
Orc Axe
Aragorn's Sword
Legolas' Sword 
Miniature Uruk-hai Sword

April 15, 2015

Papercraft Jedi Interceptors for Miniature Gaming

After noticing Momir Farooq's collection of paper Star Wars vehicles didn't include Jedi Interceptors, Wayne Peters decided to create some Interceptors of his own. Wayne designed eight different models in all. Paint schemes for the models were derived from schemes found on toy Interceptors and the Interceptors seen in Star Wars Episode III. A free download of Wayne's PDF templates is available here. As with Momir Farooq's collection, these tiny models are designed to be used in Star Wars miniature gaming.

April 9, 2015

T-Rex Illusion Papercraft

Here is another twist on the ever-popular dragon illusion papercraft (you know, the one whose head appears to turn toward you as you move around the room?). This version is a tyrannosaurus rex. Not much different from the original dragon, but the thing that makes this one special is its size. Estimating by the television in the background, this baby appears to be at least 3' tall! As you will see in the video after the jump, an illusion this large requires cardboard construction rather than mere cardstock. The author offers downloads of the template for the t-rex (normal-sized) at his Youtube page here. There are three different colors available: green, red, and blue.

Previous Illusion Papercraft:
Horse
Dog
Cat
Robot Dog

April 6, 2015

45 Paper Models of Czech Churches

Papercraft designer, Pavel Styl, specializes in creating scale models of Czech ecclesiastical architecture.  To date, Pavel has released paper model templates for forty five different church buildings.  The types of models range from small chapels, to free-standing bell towers, to large parish churches. At his website (located here) Pavel graciously offers free downloads of all his creations.

April 1, 2015

Studio Ghibli Papercraft: Catbus

This papercraft Catbus was released by POdragon four years ago, but this is the first photo I have come across that actually shows the completed model. The Catbus (Japanese: "Nekobasu") is a character in the 1988 Studio Ghibli animated classic, My Neighbor Totoro. Although some have argued the point, it is obvious from certain frames in the movie that the Catbus is male. ;)  Templates for the model may be downloaded here. Build photo by DeviantART member, minidelirium.

March 31, 2015

DIY Easter Pop-up Card

I like the effect of this Easter pop-up card. The white cutouts of the trees, bunnies and flowers give it a an almost lacy appearance. The template download for the card comes with a PDF file as well as two other file types tailored for use with electronic cutting devices. This pop-up was created by Carol at Extreme Cards and Papercrafting. Happy Easter!

March 30, 2015

Nyan Cat Papercraft

One of the top memes of 2011, the Nyan Cat meme began life as a YouTube video that combines a cat, a Poptart, a rainbow, and an infectious Japanese pop song. This papercraft Nyan Cat was created in 2012 by Russian papercraft designer, btt-modeler. The Pepakura PDO template may be downloaded here.