May 22, 2024

Pokémon Papercraft: Absol

Absol Pokémon Bastelbogen
Absol is one of my favorite Pokémon! According to
Swift as the wind, Absol races through fields and mountains. Its curved, bow-like horn is acutely sensitive to the warning signs of natural disasters.

That's a pretty handy skill! This papercraft Absol was created by Ten Pepakura. A printable PDF template for the model may be downloaded from Google Drive. Photo instructions for the model are available on the tenpepakura website. Absol is a dark type Pokémon. His Pokédex number is 359.

Previous Pokémon Papercraft:


May 13, 2024

Jaws Orca Papercraft

Jaws Orca Bastelbogen
If you have seen the 1975 movie, Jaws, then you know this boat. It is the Orca. The boat figures prominently in the movie as it is the vessel the three main characters use to track down the murderous great white shark. In the end the Orca is destroyed. This paper model is a 1:100 scale "micromodel" designed by Rawen. The one page PDF template for the model may be downloaded from MediaFire. In real life the Orca was a lobster boat that was repurposed for the movie.

Other Movie Related Papercraft:

Hellraiser Puzzle Cube
Moonraker Space Shuttle
Coraline Seeing Stone
MCU Infinity Gauntlet 
Fifth Element Stones

May 6, 2024

Cute Origami Cat Rings

Glue-less Paper Cat Rings
What's not to love about these origami cat rings? They are easy to fold, just the kind of project to do with kids. The video instructions for folding the rings from a single square of paper may be found on Pinterest. Rings for small children should be folded from a 6"x6" square of paper. For adults, a 9"x9" square of paper works well. Happy folding!

Other Origami Projects:

Marvel Comics Wolverine Claws
Day of the Dead Skulls
3D Pikachu

April 29, 2024

Loggerhead Turtle Papercraft

Sea Turtle Bastelbogen
I believe this papercraft turtle was originally offered by the Hiwasa Chelonian Museum in Japan. The museum is dedicated to the loggerhead sea turtle. The papercraft was created for the museum by master designer Goto Kei. Although the museum no longer offers the turtle, it can still be downloaded from an Internet archive located here. Please be aware that after following the link, the download buttons for the PDF template and PDF instructions will be "invisible". Hover your cursor in the blank space to the left of the turtle's head and the buttons will appear. Loggerhead turtles may be found in oceans around the world. Build photo by Vermin King.

Other Papercraft Turtles:

Painted Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Kaiju Gamera

April 19, 2024

Disneyland Pirate Ship Paper Model

Disney Pirate Ship Bastelbogen
Once upon a time, there was a full size pirate ship at Disneyland in California. Although built to look like a ship, it was actually a restaurant building that didn't float at all. Through meticulous effort, Robert Nava has created out of paper a scale model of the restaurant ship. The Printable PDF template for the model may be download at Robert's website, The Disney Experience. Extensive instructions are included. The Disneyland ship fed thousands of happy people from 1955 until 1983, when it was demolished.

Other Papercraft Ships:

17th Century Warship
Bismarck Battleship
Easy Mayflower
Pop-up Galleon
Tall Ship Educational Papercraft

April 1, 2024

Asian Giant Hornet Papercraft

Hornet Bastelbogen
The actual size of an Asian giant hornet is about 2 inches (5 cm) long. It is the largest hornet in the world. This papercraft replica of the hornet is about 9.5 inches (24 cm) long, so you might call it a giant Asian giant hornet. :) The original Japanese website that offered this papercraft is long gone. However, the JPG template sheets for the hornet (along with instructions) are still available at this Internet archive. The giant Asian hornet is a serious threat to honey bees in the United States.

March 24, 2024

Mass Effect Heavy Pistol Papercraft

Mass Effect N7 Bastelbogen
This life size paper model is of the "N7 Eagle" heavy pistol from the Mass Effect 3 video game. The N7 has been described as "a compact, fully automatic pistol that delivers unprecedented accuracy and punch with a rapid firing rate". This papercraft was created by DeviantART member Artbetep. PDF and Pepakura PDO templates may be downloaded at his DeviantART page. The PDO file in was intended to be the instructions for the model.  Mass Effect 3 was released in 2012 and was the final installment of the original trilogy of Mass Effect video games.

Other Papercraft Scifi Guns:
V Laser Pistol
Battlestar Galactica Blaster
Doctor Who Sontaran Rifle
Retro Ray Gun
Star Trek Mini Phaser Rifle

March 19, 2024

Marvel Hulkbuster Bust Papercraft

MCU Hulkbuster Bastelbogen
In the MCU movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tony Stark builds a massive suit of armor intended to be used to take down the Hulk, should the green one ever get out of control. The armor is nicknamed "Hulkbuster". This relatively easy to assemble papercraft bust of the Hulkbuster armor was created by Andre. The Pepakura PDO template for the model may be download here. When finished, the bust stands about 15.5" (40 cm) tall. Build photo by Sinsis.

Other Iron Man Papercraft:

Silver Centurion
Chibi Hulkbuster