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July 23, 2015

Star Wars Papercraft: Han Solo

To the delight of Star Wars fans everywhere, Han Solo will appear in Star Wars: Episode VII, the next movie in the Star Wars franchise. As if in anticipation of the coming film, this paper model of Han was created by DeviantART member Stange1337. The finished model stands about 16.5" (42 cm) tall. A download of his papercraft template is available here. Episode VII is scheduled for release in December 2015.

July 20, 2015

Transformable Papercraft Decepticon Jets

These delightful paper models of the Decepticons Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker actually transform into F-22 Raptor fighter jets. The Decepticons, of course, are the mortal enemies of the Transformers. The templates for these paper models were created by DeviantART member Tom062 who based the designs on a model he found "deep in the recesses of the Internet". Downloads of the templates may be found here. Build photos by CJM99.

July 18, 2015

Cute Final Fantasy Chocobo Papercraft

There are several different free papercraft chocobos available on the Internet, but this one is undoubtedly one of the cutest. :) This papercraft was based on a 3D model from the Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon video game by Square Enix. The papercaft template for the model was created by DeviantART member Pastel-Leaf and may be downloaded here. Since Final Fantasy II, chocobos have appeared in nearly every Final Fantasy video game.

July 15, 2015

Origami Horse

David Brill has this to say about his work as an origami artist:
"The origami artist must resolve seemingly impossible technical challenges because of the restrictions of the square of paper and the unwritten rules of origami (not to cut, not to glue, not to decorate). These limitations have stimulated remarkable solutions: in other words restriction yields richness."
This origami horse by Brill elegantly illustrates the richness of which he speaks. Free PDF folding instructions for the horse may be downloaded at Brill's website.

July 13, 2015

Papercraft Mexican Tarantula

The Mexican red-kneed tarantula is native to the deciduous forests of southwestern Mexico. Red knees live in burrows in the soil for protection.  Their burrows also provide a hiding place for them to ambush prey. This papercraft tarantula was created by illustrator Patrick Pasques who recolored a paper model of an Indian sapphire tarantula he produced for a papercraft book featuring endangered animals. A free download of the template for the spider in the photo may be found here.

July 12, 2015

Deadpool Papertoy

Word is that 20th Century Fox is releasing a Deadpool movie in 2016! Since the anti-hero's introduction at Marvel Comics in 1991, Deadpool's popularity has grown in leaps and bounds. This mini papertoy Deadpool was designed by Gus Santome in 2012 as part of his ongoing series of  Marvel characters. The template for the toy maybe downloaded here.

June 29, 2015

Papercraft Zelda Lightbox Diorama

Papercraft lightboxes are similar to Japanese tatebanko dioramas. Tatebanko dioramas create depth by spacing layers of paper cutouts inside a paper box. Lightboxes make of use the same layering technique, but add a light source behind the diorama to further increase the sense of depth in the scene. Otaku Crafts has created a series of papercraft lightboxes based on Studio Ghibli movies and video games. Pictured is a diorama containing the Master Sword from the Zelda video games. The template for this and other lightboxes may be downloaded from Otaku Crafts' webpage here.

In 2010, I released a tatebanko-like paper theater that could, at least in theory, be modified to become a light box diorama. An image of the finished theater and a download of the template may be found here.