October 22, 2020

Ghost Train Papercraft

Halloween Locomotive Paper Model
You may have heard of a ghost ship, but how about a ghost train? This phantom locomotive paper model comes from the spooky imagination of Ray O'Bannon at the Ravensblight website. Ray's backstory for the train is that it appears sometimes at midnight in a certain field where a railroad track once ran in days gone by. As with all the papercraft at Ravensblight, this makes a great Halloween decoration!

Other Scary Papercraft:

Origami Skeleton Hand
Mummy Paper Toy
Severed Zombie Head
Michael Jackson Thriller Head
Haunted Carousel

October 19, 2020

Little House on the Prairie Paper Models

The Little House on the Prairie television series aired from 1974 to 1983. The show was set in the late 1800's in the town of Walnut Grove, Minnesota. These delightful little models by PaperPrairie depict various Walnut Grove buildings as they appeared in the show. All the models are super simple, just the thing for those who are beginners at building paper models. Pictured in the photos are the Ingall's house, the Oleson's Mercantile, the Blind School building, the post office, and the Hanson Lumber Company building. Besides buildings, there various props like horse carts, ground textures, and backdrops. In all, there are currently 30 different printables available. Is that a Little House Christmas village I see on the horizon? ;)

Other Papercraft Buildings:

Half-timbered Medieval Town
Little North Pole Diorama
Vintage 1930's Village
Micro City by Digitprop
24 Mini Dollhouses

October 9, 2020

Disney Hitchhiking Ghosts Illusion

Near the end of the trip through Disney's Haunted Mansion attraction, the "narrator" of the ride warns to "Beware of hitchhiking ghosts!" Shortly after the warning, three ghosts appear; their thumbs out as if to catch a lift. These illusion paper toys of the hitchhiking trio were released as a Halloween treat by the Disney Parks Blog in 2011. Still available nine years later, the printable templates for the toys may be downloaded here. The optical illusion these toys use makes it appear as if their heads and eyes move to follow you wherever you go.

Other Halloween Papercraft:
Tabletop Graveyard
Coffin Treat Boxes
Boo! Glasses
Cute Articulated Skeleton
3D Jack Skellington

September 29, 2020

Dune Spice Harvester Papercraft

Knowing a new Dune movie is coming out in December has got me eager for some Dune papercraft. This spice harvester paper model by DeviantART member The4ce is based on the harvester that appears in the 1984 Dune movie. The PDF template for the model may be downloaded here. In the Dune universe, spice is the slang name of the valuable drug, melange, which is essential for space travel.

Other Sci-fi Paper Models:

September 19, 2020

Papercraft Hatsune Miku Kitsune Mask

Hatsune Miku is the title character in the rhythm video game series Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA. In the game, the video for the song "Close and Open, Demons and the Dead" has Hatsune with a kitsune mask on her head. This full size paper model of her mask was created by DeviantART member Gankutsu-o-taku.  The Pepakura PDO template for the mask may be downloaded here. Kitusne masks are fun fox themed masks worn during certain Shinto festivals in Japan.

Previous Papercraft Masks:

September 10, 2020

World Trade Center Paper Model

Twin Towers Papercraft
Not long after the events of September 11, 2001, paper model designer Joe Cangero created a simple paper model of the twin towers. Joe offered the model to others for free, with the encouragement to donate to one of the World Trade Center relief funds that were in place at the time. In the nineteen years since the loss of the towers, many have found building Joe's model therapeutic. May the world never see such a tragedy again. The PDF template for this model is still available and may be downloaded at cardmodelers.org.

August 31, 2020

Chibi Naruto Papercraft

Cute Anime Paper Model
There's no denying chibi papercraft is cute, but what I like about it is, it is easier to build. ;) Here is a chibi Naruto papercraft by Warzonefury. I really like the figure's stance and facial expression. The finished model is 12" (30 cm) tall. The template is available in Pepakura PDO format only and may be downloaded here. The first Naruto anime premiered in Japan in 2002.

Other Chibi Papercraft Figures:

August 26, 2020

Sonic Paper Toys

Sonic Tails Amy and Shadow 3D Papercraft

I was surprised to find Arby's restaurant is offering free Sonic the Hedgehog paper toys. No kid's meal purchase required! ;) This offer might be a tie-in to the Sonic movie that is in theaters now, however Arby's doesn't seem to mention the movie anywhere on their website. Four different paper toys are being offered: Sonic, Amy, Tails, and Shadow. The PDF templates for the toys may be downloaded here.

Other Sonic Papercraft: