November 17, 2022

Marvel Papercraft: Loki

Marvel Loki Bastelbogen
I like the subtlety of this Loki paper model: the relaxed pose, the crown in hand, the look of stern resignation on the face. Considering the creator of this papercraft (DeviantART member MorellSunweaver) combined two different Loki 3D models from the Marvel Future Fight video game to create this model, I think the results are excellent! He also created the scepter from scratch without benefit of a model from the game! The finished model stands stands at roughly 14" (35 cm) tall. The Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here.

November 14, 2022

14th Anniversary!

November 5th was the 14th anniversary of Tektonten Papercraft! As Smashmouth said once in a song: "Well, the years start coming and they don't stop coming". Fourteen years seems like a long time to blog about papercraft, but I have loved every minute of it. The creativity of those who design paper models never ceases to amaze me! Thanks so much to everyone who has visited Tektonten in the last fourteen years! Pictured above is a pile of papercraft at my house. Most of these models have been featured on my blog at one time or the other.

November 10, 2022

Papercraft Skyscraper Collection

Skyscraper Architecture Bastelbogen
Pictured is just a sample of the dozens of skyscraper paper models created by "Ginseng" at the Skyscraper City forum. Each of the models is 1:1500 scale. The majority of the models are buildings from New York City. However, other cities are represented including (but not limited to!): Los Angeles, Dallas, Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, London, Montreal, Toronto, and Shanghai. The PNG templates for each of the models may be downloaded here.

Other Architecture Collections:

Historic Illinois Buildings
German Village
N Scale Commercial Architecture
Czech Churches
Cute Micro City

October 31, 2022

Fortnite Papercraft: Ragnarok Mask

Fortnite Mask Bastelbogen
Happy Halloween! If you are looking for a quick last minute costume, this Fortnite Ragnarok mask is probably not the thing for you as it will take more than a couple of hours to build. But just in case you do have the time... ;) This mask was released by Sabi96 in 2018. The download (available HERE) includes both PDF and Pepakura PDO templates. Ragnarok is one of many Legendary Outfits in the Fortnite video game. The Ragnarok outfit depicts a blue-haired Norse warrior who wears a demon skull mask into combat.

Other 3D Papercraft Masks:

1960's Batman Cowl
Frankenstein's Monster
Skyrim Dragon Priest
Borderlands Handsome Jack
Fortnite Drift Mask

October 24, 2022

Frankenweenie Papercraft: Sparky

Disney Dog Bastelbogen
Tim Burton produced two movies titled Frankenweenie. The first is a live action, short film released in 1984. The second is a full length, stop motion animated movie released in 2012. Frankenweenie is a humorous retelling of the Frankenstein story with a dog named Sparky playing the role of the monster. This Sparky papercraft was created by DeviantART member, Wadyface, and depicts how the dog appeared in the animated movie. The JPG template for this papercraft may be downloaded here.

Other Tim Burton Papercraft:

Edward Scissorhands Paper Dolls
Jack Skellington
Oogie's Manor Skull
Halloween Town Treasure Chest
Printable Frankenweenie Masks

October 19, 2022

Printable Halloween Pumpkin D20

D20 Jack-O-Lantern Bastelbogen
If you are playing a tabletop role playing game in the month of October, this Halloween pumpkin D20 is the thing you need. Gio Lasar, the creator of this papercraft, suggests this ornery looking jack-o'-lantern would also make a nice Halloween ornament to hang about the house. The printable PDF template for the pumpkin, as well as instructions, may be found at Intructables.

Other Paper Dice:

Oogie Boogie Dice
RPG Bonanza
Cute Japanese Birds
Stone Textured Collection
Steampunk Themed

October 16, 2022

Spider-Man Far from Home Papercraft

Marvel Spider-Man Bastelbogen
This Spider-Man paper model was released by the Indonesian papercraft website, Peri Kertas, in 2019. The model depicts the costume Spidey wears in the movie, Spider-Man: Far from Home. While the pose of this figure is not all that dynamic, what makes this papercraft interesting is that it comes with an optional head without the mask. And yes, the unmasked face has a striking resemblance to actor Tom Holland who plays the wall crawler. :) The PDF and Pepakura PDO instructions for the model may be downloaded here

Other Spider-Man Papercraft:

Playstation 4 Costume
Iron Spider
Low Poly Wall Art

October 9, 2022

DIY Minecraft Halloween Pumpkin & Creeper

DIY Life Size Minecraft Decorations
Rixie is a crafty mom who made some Minecraft Halloween decorations for her front porch. I think they turned out great! Using papercraft templates as a guide, Rixie painted square cardboard boxes to look like a Minecraft jack-o-lantern and a creeper head. I think these would also work well as masks for a Minecraft Halloween costume. Instructions on how to build the pumpkin and the creeper may be found here. If you prefer desktop size versions of the heads, Rixie has included copies of the papercraft templates she used to make the cardboard versions.

Other Minecraft Papercraft:

Ender Dragon
Steve Automata
Printable Chess Game
Treasure Chest