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October 5, 2015

Classic Godzilla Paper Model

Pictured is a paper model of Godzilla as he appeared in the movies of the 60s and 70s. This model is one of five kaiju papercraft that were offered as free downloads by the Epson Company in 2014 to celebrate the release of the 30th film in the Godzilla movie franchise. An A4 sized PDF template with instructions may be downloaded here. Previously posted paper models in the series may be found here:

Godzilla 2014
King Ghidorah

October 4, 2015

X-Men New Mutants Papercraft

In the early 80's, Marvel Comics introduced a group of teenage mutant superheros (and no they weren't turtles). ^^ The group was given its own comic series: The New Mutants. Designer Xavier Gale-Sides has created papercraft versions of each of the New Mutants characters. From left to right there is Karma, Cannonball, Moonstar, Sunspot and Magik. Templates for each of the paper toys may be downloaded here. Volume 1 of New Mutants was published from 1983 to 1991.

September 30, 2015

Printable Halloween Lanterns

From Martha Stewart: printable hanging Halloween lanterns! Dear Martha, always the over-achiever, makes the construction of the lanterns more complicated than perhaps they should be (read the instructions to see what I mean), but they do look very nice. In addition to the witch and owl lanterns pictured, also available are two different cat lanterns and a moon lantern. Battery-operated votive candles provide illumination inside. PDF templates for all five lanterns may be found here.

September 28, 2015

Elder Scolls Trebuchet Paper Model

Elder Scrolls Online is a MMORPG released in 2014. The events of the game occur in the same universe (but 1000 years before) the events of the Elder Scrolls: Skyrim video game. This paper model of a trebuchet from the game was created by Rocketman Tan. A trebuchet is a type of siege engine that gained popularity in the Middle Ages. It operates by making use of a counterweight to fling projectiles. A PDF template for the trebuchet model may be downloaded here.

September 25, 2015

Harry Potter Origami Dementor

It's the time of the year for posting spooky papercraft! Here is some Harry Potter origami: a dementor. In the world of Harry Potter, dementors are dark, "soul-sucking" spirits that are charged with guarding the prison of Azkaban. Video instructions on how to fold the dementor may be found here. Build photo is by Lilybett.

Previous Harry Potter Papercraft:
Lucius Malfoy Wand
Marauder's Map
Quidditch Field
Golden Snitch

September 21, 2015

Spanish Galleon Papercraft

As an educational outreach to teach the details of sixteenth-century Spanish galleons, the San Diego Maritime Museum offers this free paper model of the San Salvador. In 1542, the San Salvador was the flagship of the first European fleet to enter San Diego Bay.  A medium difficulty model and an advanced level model are available. Templates for both the 1:100 scale models may be downloaded here.  Earlier this year, the Maritime Museum completed a functioning full scale replica of the San Salvador.

Previous Papercraft Ships:
Pop-up Paper Galleon
Santa Maria Paper Model
Tall Ship Papercraft
Pirate Ship Paper Model

September 17, 2015

Disney Papercraft: Stitch

Lilo and Stitch is one of but a handful of Disney animated films to feature extraterrestrial characters. In the movie, Stitch (also known as "Experiment 626") is a genetically engineered alien creature who escapes to Earth only to be adopted by a Hawaiian girl who thinks he is a dog. This excellent paper model of Stitch was created by Korean designer, Hano. A download of the template for the model is available here (click on the text next to the green numeral 2 near the top of the page, then click on the text that has the letters "PC" in the middle). In 2011, I released a life-size paper model of Stitch's ray gun. It may be found here. [Stitch build photo above by Sinsis]