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January 14, 2010

Power Ranger Papercraft: Morpher Belt Buckle

It has been a very, very long time since I have watched an episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, but I do remember the power morpher belt buckles they had with the dino power coins. "It's morphin time! Mastodon!" A member of the Rangerboard forum known as "TheGreenRanger" has created this papercraft version of the dino buckler morpher. The template for the buckler includes all six dino coins so you can build whatever version you wish. The five parts of the template are here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. There are very few gluing tabs and no instructions, so you are on your own when it comes to assembling it. One final note: unlike the photo which is a template customization by "Robo_117", the original template is labeled "Zyuranger" after the Japanese version of the show.

17 comments:

  1. Hey! I made this this. Sorry about there being now instructions. I have some instructions I wrote, but I never proof read them much, and they might be more confusing in the end lol.

    Here's the basic setup. After you print them out, you're basically folding and gluing the tabs to make a box. Now, on the buckler side, you have a small green circle which is also on the handle. Use a hole puncher to punch a hole in it. This will create the "fold out handle".

    Line it up with the handle, and slide in a brass fastner, then bend the tabs on the fastner to keep it attached. Once that's done, glue the buckler together.

    For the changeable coins, use an x-acto knife and carefully cut along the blue lines in the middle of the buckler. Now when you want to change or put in a coin, just slide the tabs inside the areas you cut.

    Best way I can describe it. Should give you enough to build it.

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    1. do u have the template for the "new" buckler from wannabegeorge on rangerboard? the one wher it looks exactly like the real toy?

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    2. Have you seen the templates here?:

      http://80sguy.deviantart.com/art/Zyuranger-Dino-Coins-163878120

      80'sguy claims wannabegeorge used his template.

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  2. Thanks for contributing some instructions! Power Ranger fans everywhere thank you. :)

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  3. Hey! That my picture lmao.
    "Back In Black!"

    My Screenname on Rangerboard is Zer0_Rang3r.

    Robo_117 is my Screenname for another Forum :)

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  4. @Robo_Rang3r
    Nice papercraft work!

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  5. That's awesome! Totally appreciate the time and talent it takes to make these things! Be building one ASAP!

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  6. Hey Everyone,

    I just finished making this for my boyfriends birthday and I can't wait to give it to him. I constructed it with no problems but I'm confused about how you can attach it to a belt, any help or extended directions would be appreciated.

    Thank you :)

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  7. Laura,
    I am just guessing, but I would think that the two long, thin pieces on "page 3" get glued into the blue slits on the black piece on "page 4" to form two loops that a belt can be slid through. Good luck!

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  8. Hey, I'm rather confused as to how the long thing on the first page fits into this as well as the shorter, fatter things on the third page and the white thing on the fourth page, help anyone? I need six of these for a costume on Halloween.

    Thanks!

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  9. Chen,
    I think the white piece on the 4th page may be a something to glue on the back of dark piece on the same page to make it stronger. On another website the original designer has assembly instructions which are listed below. Hope they help some.

    1. Print Dragon Buckler image. For a more durable material print image on card stock paper.

    For the second best result, print on sticker paper, and stick onto a thin card board material, (like a cereal box or bristal board).

    2. Cut dragon buckler and handle images out using sharp sissors, cutting only along the outside edges.

    3. IMAGE A: Fold all of the panels colored dark red, inward toward the backside of image A (side with no design).

    4. Glue all flaps marked with a blue circle, onto the backside of image B (side with no design).

    5. IMAGE C: Fold the four areas colored dark red, inward behind image C (side with no design).

    Tuck the bent tips of image C (the part with no color), between the "Glue" flap on the sides of image A, between the back of image B, then glue the sides shut, on both the buckler and handle.

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  10. Link number "1" is down, can it please be uploaded again please? "2,3,4 and 5" all still work. I'm dying to make this.

    Please help.

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  11. Chris,
    The #1 link has been fixed to point to an alternate location. Enjoy your build! :)

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  12. Thank you so much!!! :D

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  13. can someone please post the template pictures or on links to websites that ARENT shut down?

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    1. All the links appear to be working. Not sure why you had a problem. Please try again. Hopefully it will work for you this time.

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  14. http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/Burai/buckleopen.jpg for this?

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