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May 18, 2016

Kotatsu Cat Papercraft

In simplest terms, the Japanese kotatsu is a table with a built-in heater underneath. The sides of the table are covered by a blanket to keep the heat inside.  Most understandably, in the wintertime Japanese cats enjoy napping on kotatsus. This papercraft recreates such a scene. Although released in 2008, this free paper model is still available here as a promotional item from the Yamaha company.

Other papercraft cats:
Studio Ghibli Catbus
Grumpy Cat
Sailor Moon Cats
Darkstalkers Felicia

May 15, 2016

1911 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Paper Model

The level of detail in some paper models is simply amazing. Take this papercraft scale model of a 1911 Harley-Davidson Model 7 for example.  The Model 7 was an intermediate design that bridged the gap between the first motorized bicycles and the modern motorcycle. A free printable PDF template and instructions for the model may be downloaded here. In case you were wondering, the spokes in the wheels are made of sewing thread. As the instructions indicate: "This kit is not intended for beginners!"

May 9, 2016

MLP Princess Celestia Papercraft

Princess Celestia, along with her sister, Princess Luna, are co-rulers of Equestria, the land that is the setting for the animated television series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Celestia and her sister are "alicorns" which is the term used on the show for horses that have the characteristics of both a pegasus and a unicorn. This papercraft Celestia was created by DeviantART member Muffinshire and may be downloaded here. Two different Princess Luna paper models were previously posted here and here.

May 4, 2016

Papercraft Wolf

The simplicity of this gray wolf papercraft makes for an easy build. I think the designer did an excellent job with the pose. The Pepakura PDO file for the wolf may be downloaded here. Build photo and template design are by Mabikaze Paperworks.

Other Papercraft Wolves:
Digimon Garurumon
League of Legends Wolf

May 1, 2016

Captain America Paper Model

Another Captain America movie will be released this week! This Captain America paper model was released in 2009 by Action Papercrafts. It has always been one of my favorite papercraft renditions of the good captain. Even though this model is an oldie-but-goodie, the Pepakura PDO template is still available here. The finished model stands 15" (39 cm) tall and includes a display base (not shown).

Other Captain America Papercraft:
Captain America's Shield
Marvel Heroes Paper Toys
Cap Mask for Kids

April 30, 2016

Soviet MS-1 Tank Paper Model

World of Tanks is a  massively multiplayer online game that features World War II era fighting vehicles. This Soviet MS-1 tank is one of several paper models released by the makers of the game. A PDF of the printable template for the tank may be found here (click on the red text beneath the photo). You will notice the instructions for the model are in Russian, which is understandable given the developer of the game is based in Russia. As far as I know, the template is not available in any other languages. The MS-1 was also known as the "T-18 light tank".

Other Papercraft Tanks:
Renault FT
Ford 3-Ton M1918
Da Vinci Turtle

April 28, 2016

David Bowie Ziggy Stardust Paper Toy

As bizarre as this David Bowie paper toy may seem, it replicates an outfit Bowie wore in 1973 as part of his Ziggy Stardust persona. Bowie's Ziggy Stardust tour in the early 70's is considered by many to have been the creative force that propelled the artist to fame. This tribute paper toy was created by Vic Matos and may be downloaded here.