November 20, 2020

Mini Zoids Command Wolf Papercraft

Paper model designer Masayui has graciously released this miniature Zoids Command Wolf as a craft activity for people to do while under quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. The finished model is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand! The template download and photo instructions may be found on Masayui's blog here. Zoids began in the 80's as a toy line of robotic animals which has grown over the years into a franchise that includes not only toys but also video games, anime, and manga.

Other Mech Papercraft:

MechWarrior Automata
Robotic Missile Tank
BattleTech Awesome
Wolfenstein Panzerhund
GunWalker Mech

November 19, 2020

Easy Mayflower Papercraft

Educational Papercraft Pilgrim Ship
I don't know about you, but I have had a tough time over the years finding any decent free Thanksgiving themed papercraft. Most of it is too simplistic for my taste. Although still an easy build, this Mayflower paper model is a step up from the usual fare. The template for the model is offered by the Dorking Museum & Heritage Centre and may be downloaded here. The city of Dorking, by the way, is the city in England that six of the Mayflower's passengers called home before departing for North America in 1620. You will need more than just paper to build this papercraft. The instructions call for the masts to be wooden kebab sticks (a chop stick or a dowel rod might also work). 

Other Seasonal Papercraft:

Roast Turkey Origami
Cute Candy Corn Treat Box
Advent Calendar Village
Christmas Market Carrousel
Zombie Snowflakes

November 12, 2020

Rick and Morty Papercraft

After completing its fourth season earlier this year, the animated TV series Rick and Morty shows no signs of slowing in popularity and a fifth season is already in the works. In this papercraft fan art, grandfather Rick is seen in a typical pose attempting to calm his grandson Morty's apprehension at the next adventure they are about to begin. The template for this model is available in both PDF and Pepakura PDO format and may be downloaded here. Model design is by RavaMaster. Build photo is by Minidelirium.

Other Cartoon Papercraft:

Ren and Stimpy
Piccolo and Goku
SpongeBob and Friends
Finn and Jake
Goofy and Donald

November 5, 2020

12th Anniversary!

Today is the 12th anniversary of Tektonten Papercraft! As is my custom on this day, I am taking a moment to look back on some of the papercraft I have created since starting the hobby in 2008. This year, I am remembering my 1:1 scale paper models of Star Wars devices. Pictured are electrobinoculars, a Clone Wars Jedi holocron, a Versafunction88 datapad, and a training remote. Thanks to everyone who has visited my blog in the past 12 years. I greatly appreciate your support!

November 1, 2020

Marvel Comics Galactus Papercraft

Galactus is one of the most powerful entities in the Marvel Comics universe. He is an enormous cosmic being who feeds on the life force of planets. More than once, he has attempted to destroy the Earth to satisfy his insatiable hunger. This "cubee style" papercraft Galactus was created by Jepi. The seven Pepakura PDO files for the model may be downloaded here. The finished model stands about 13" (33 cm) tall. Galactus has never appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe aside from a shadowy silhouette in the 2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer movie. Build photo by DeviantART member Allhallowseve31.

Other Marvel Papercraft:

Iron Man Armors
The New Mutants

October 30, 2020

Printable Zelda Masks

Majora's Mask Printables
These easy, printable, 2D Legend of Zelda masks are just the thing if you need a last minute mask for Halloween. There are five masks in all, each based on a different character from the Majora's Mask video game. The masks pictured are Zora, Fierce Deity Link, a Deku, and Majora's mask itself. Also available, but not pictured, is a Goron mask. PDFs of the masks may be download in a single ZIP file at the Nintendo website. Note: these are child-size and will need to be printed larger if adult use is intended.

Other 2D Masks:

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