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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
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