September 12, 2021

Barbie Dreamhouse Papercraft

Barbie House Bastelbogen
In 2014-2015 Barbie.com offered a series of miniature papercraft houses representing the places where Barbie and her friends live. As the backstory for the houses goes, Barbie and all her friends live on a cul-de-sac on a peninsula which gives each of the houses a beach in their back yard. How did these twenty-somethings get so much money?!  ;) The first in the series is "Barbie's Dreamhouse" (of course!). The PDF template for the house may be downloaded here. If there is interest, let me know and I will try to track down the other houses in the collection.

Other Barbie Related Papercraft:

Guillotine

September 5, 2021

MCU Thor Papercraft

Thor Bastelbogen
This paper model is of the character Thor Odinson as he appeared in the first MCU Thor movie. My first thought seeing this papercraft was, "Thor never wore a winged helmet like that!" After looking into it further, I found he did indeed wear a winged helmet, but only for a short time in the coronation scene at the beginning of the movie. One notable feature of the model is the helmet and hammer are removeable. The model also comes with a display base not shown. The Pepakura PDO template for the model is by Unfold Brazil and may be downloaded here. Build photo by DeviantART member Amber2002161.

Other Thor Papercraft:

Mjolnir, Comic Book Version
Silver Age Thor
1:1 Movie Hammer
Paper Doll
Cute Paper Toy
Infinity War Stormbreaker

August 31, 2021

17th Century Warship Paper Model

Tall Ship Bastelbogen
This papercraft is a free sample from a company that sells DIY 1:600 scale cardstock models of ships. Their products are intended for use in miniature wargaming. The sample model is of a specific historic ship: the Brederode, a 17th century Dutch warship. Building a ship of such a small scale takes patience, especially when putting together the masts and rigging which are made out of wire and thread respectively. The printable PDF template for the ship may be downloaded here

August 20, 2021

Chibi Harry Potter Papercraft

Harry Potter Bastelbogen
I haven't come across a better collection of papercraft Harry Potter characters than these "chibi" figures by Claudio Dias. Ten figures in all, the collection includes characters not typically seen in papercraft form, such as Draco Malfoy, Minerva McGonagall and Sirius Black. The PDF template for each character may be downloaded from Dias' website located here. Assembly instructions are also available.

Other Harry Potter Paper Models:

Golden Snitch
Death Eater Mask Collection
Printable Bookmarks
Howler Origami
Fantastic Beasts Niffler
Hogwarts Water Well

August 16, 2021

ZZ Top Eliminator Coupe Papercraft

ZZ Top Hot Rod Bastelbogen
In the mid 1980's, the rock group ZZ Top took MTV by storm with a series of music videos. The videos all feature a distinctive red hot rod known as the "Eliminator coupe". The car currently resides in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. This papercraft likeness of the coupe was created by Patrick Pasques. The papercraft template for the car may be downloaded from his website located here. In case you were wondering, the coupe is a modified 1933 Ford.

Other Papercraft Automobiles:

August 8, 2021

Mini ThunderCats Papercraft

The thing I like best about this collection of mini ThunderCats papercraft is the model of the ThunderCats' headquarters, the Cat's Lair. Most fittingly, the Cat's Lair is in the form of a panther sphinx. Included in the collection are seven of the ThunderCats team (including Snarf!). These paper toys are by designer Gus Santome. The templates of all the figures pictured come in a single PDF which may be downloaded here. In the television show, the Cat's Lair was designed by the character Tygra, who, in addition to being a warrior, is also an architect. Who knew? 

Previous ThunderCat Papercraft:

Mumm-Ra with Staff
Lion-O
Time Machine

July 31, 2021

Battlestar Galactica Papercraft Collection

Science Fiction Bastelbogen
The second Battlestar Galactica television series aired from 2004 to 2009. During its five year run, it featured all types of starships, aircraft, and land rovers. Over the years, fans of the show have produced paper models of many of these vehicles. The Steve's Paper website has gathered over 25 of these models in one place. Pictured are a few examples. Some of them are rather large! The download page for the Galactica models on Steve's Paper is located: here.  Happy building!

Other Science Fiction Papercraft:

Hal 9000 Interface
Colonial Viper Mk 1
AvP Xenomorphs
Moon Rover
Space 1999 Eagle

July 27, 2021

Mini P-51 Mustang Paper Model

Prudenziati Airplane Bastelbogen
This mini P-51 Mustang paper model is a scale model of the aircraft flown by Captain Ed Toppins during World War II. Toppins was one of the most decorated pilots of the squadron known as the "Tuskegee Airmen". The model was designed by one of my favorite designers, Zio Prudenziati. The PDF template for the papercraft may be downloaded here. The Tuskegee Airmen are often called "Red Tails" due to the distinctive tail color of their aircraft. Build photo by Masahiko Yamamoto.