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December 15, 2018

Mini Santa Sleigh Papercraft

Several years ago Canon Creative Park released a Santa Claus papercraft set complete with sleigh, Christmas presents, and a reindeer. Recently, Canon released a new mini version of the papercraft where the reindeer is flying instead of walking like in the previous, larger version. This papercraft was created by Katsuyuki Shiga and may be downloaded here.

Other Santa Papercraft:
Printable Doctor Who Robot Santa Mask
Matt Hawkins Santa Paper Toy

December 6, 2018

Vintage Disney Papercraft: Peter Pan Dioramas

Robert Nava at The Disney Experience has done a lovely job of scanning and cleaning up a vintage Peter Pan "punchout book". The 1953 book features glue-less construction and includes four dioramas of scenes from Disney's Peter Pan (my fave is the mermaid scene ^^ ). Pictured is the largest of the dioramas: Captain Hook's pirate ship. The printable PDF for the dioramas may be downloaded here.

Previous Disney Papercraft:

Aladdin: Jafar's Black Lamp
Atlantis Crystal
Up: Carl's House
Pooh's Hunny Pot
Vintage Cinderella Castle
Snow White Magic Mirror Mask

December 3, 2018

Fantastic Beasts Papercraft: Niffler

In the Fantastic Beasts movies there are magical creatures known as "nifflers". Some describe the appearance of nifflers as a cross between a duck-billed platypus, a mole, and beaver. Newt Scamander, the protagonist of the movies, notes in his book on fantastic beasts that:
"The niffler is a British beast. Fluffy, black and long-snouted, this burrowing creature has a predilection for anything glittery. Nifflers are often kept by goblins to burrow deep into the earth for treasure. Though the niffler is gentle and even affectionate, it can be destructive to belongings and should never be kept in a house."
This cute paper toy version of a niffler was created by Annie and maybe downloaded at her website Tiny Craft World. Keep up the good work Annie!

Other Harry Potter Papercraft:

Golden Snitch
Howler Origami
Quidditch Field
Peppermint Toad Box
Golden Trio Paper Toys

November 26, 2018

Marvel Papercraft: Iron Spider

In Marvel Comic's "Civil War" storyline, Tony Stark creates for Spider-Man a new costume which Stark calls the "Iron Spider" armor. The costume possesses mechanical arms attached to the back. In homage to the popular comic book storyline, a similar Spider-Man costume appeared in the movie Avengers: Infinity War. This paper model of the Iron Spider was created by Paperttore at Papercraft LED. The Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here. Build photo by Daniel Diaz.

Other Marvel Paper Models:

Mighty Thor
Doctor Octopus
Life Size Hulk
Black Panther
IW Captain America

November 16, 2018

Pie Five Pizza Paper Toy

After five years, here (finally) is pizza number six in my pizza paper toy series! This paper toy is of one of the types of boxes used by the US pizza chain "Pie Five". Inside the box is a ham and jalapeno pizza. Like the other pizzas in the series, it is 1:4 scale. The PDF template for the toy may be downloaded here.

It has been quite a while since I released any papercraft of my own creation. In fact the last release was in September 2015. The drought is finally over! :) As I promised in my 10th anniversary post, I will be posting (God willing) one original papercraft each month for the coming year. This is the first of those monthly posts. And no, they won't all be pizza. ;)

Previous Paper Toys in the Series:

Futurama Pizza (barbecue chicken and onion)
Disney World Pizza (cheese)
Domino's Pizza (green pepper and black olive)
Pizza Hut Darth Maul Pizza (pepperoni)
McDonald's Pizza (supreme)

Oh, one last bit of information... By my reckoning, this is my 120th papercraft release. Little did I know when I started in 2008...

November 14, 2018

Star Wars Hover Tank Paper Model

In the Star Wars universe, during the Clone Wars, the Galactic Republic made use of TX-130 repulsorlift tanks in their struggle against the Confederacy of Independent Systems. These tanks' weapons include twin laser cannons and concussion missiles. This paper model of a Republic TX-130 was created by Blaar. The Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here. TX-130 tanks have appeared in several of the Star Wars: Battlefront video games.

Other Fictional Tank Paper Models:

Wargaming Hover Tanks
Mass Effect 2 M35 Mako
Robotic Missile Tank
Command & Conquer Sentinel
WH40K Macharius

November 9, 2018

Fortnite Papercraft: Drift Mask

The Fortnite video game franchise has become wildly successful in the last year. Of all the variations of the game, the free Battle Royale mode has proven most popular. Battle Royale is a 100 person player versus player melee on one giant map. Victory is achieved by being the last person standing. Players may customize the look of their in-game avatars by purchasing outfit skins. The 1:1 scale paper model pictured is of an animal mask that is part of the "Drift" outfit skin. The printable template for the mask was created by Sabi96 and may be downloaded here. Build photo by SuperRetroBro.

Other 3D Papercraft Masks:

Frankenstein Monster
Skyrim Konahrik Dragon Priest
Disney Fantasia Chernabog
Borderlands 2 Handsome Jack
DC Comics Joker

November 5, 2018

10th Anniversary!!

On this date in 2008 I wrote my first blog post for Tektonten Papercraft! Since that day, the blog has received over 10.4 million page views. Here's special thanks to every visitor who contributed to reaching that number, especially those of you who drop by on a regular basis!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I plan on releasing one new paper model every month for the next twelve months. The last time I released one of my own papercraft designs was 2015, so this will be a big undertaking for me. Fortunately, I have dozens of half-finished templates sitting on my hard drive just waiting to be completed. :) Pictured are some possibilities of  what might be released. From upper left going clockwise we have: A flying key from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Star Lord's gun from Guardians of the Galaxy, a pod car from the Star Wars universe, and finally, a simple rustic cottage. If you are lucky, I may even get around to finishing those two skulls I promised in 2013 but never delivered. ;) Here's to happy papercrafting in the coming year!

UPDATE 11/16/18: The below list will be updated as each of the paper models are released.

1. November 2018 - Pie Five Pizza Paper Toy