July 14, 2024

Interstellar Papercraft: TARS & CASE Robots

Interstellar Robot Bastelbogen
When I watched the science fiction movie, Interstellar, I was fascinated by the unusual rectangular robots that are part of the story. The robots' names are "TARS" and "CASE". Despite their awkward rectangular shapes, the robots turn out to be surprisingly agile. PDF templates for poseable paper models of the robots may be downloaded from the SF Paper Craft Gallery website. After following the link, you will find one link for the download and another link to a YouTube video that has instructions. Interstellar was released in 2014.

Other Robot Papercraft:

Star War BB-9E
Mass Effect Kei-9
Zoids Shield Liger
Futurama Bender
Medabots Rokusho

June 29, 2024

Alaskan Malamute Puppy Papercraft

Alaskan Malamute Bastelbogen
The Malamute was originally bred to pull dog sleds in Alaska. It is very strong and has great endurance. This paper model of a Malamute puppy is available in JPG format only and may be downloaded from Pepakura Gallery. Photo instructions are included in the download. Build photos are by DeviantART member, MakenXXX. Other Alaskan dog breeds include the Husky and Klee Kai.

Other Papercraft Dogs:

June 25, 2024

Paper Elephant Automata

Elephant Automata Bastelbogen
This elephant automata from Honda is a lot of fun! Squeeze its stomach and it's mouth opens wide and the two cymbals crash together. What's more, it is an easy build at only 14 pieces. The printable PDF template for the elephant may be downloaded from the Honda Website. This papercraft is highly suitable for children! Photo instructions can be found at the bottom of Honda's download page.

Other Paper Automata:

Minecraft Steve vs Creeper
Walking MechWarrior 
Haunted Carousel

May 31, 2024

Old Church Papercraft

Old Kirk Bastelbogen
Once upon a time, there was an Italian papercraft company named Odissey that had some really nice free samples. The company is long gone, but if you look carefully, you can still find some of the free samples hiding in the far corners of the Internet. One such sample is the Old Church paper model pictured. The printable PDF for the church may be downloaded from the archive located HERE. Instructions are included in the download, but be aware the text is in Italian. Be that as it may, the images in the instructions are good enough that the text should not be needed. This model is a good size for miniature gaming and RPG games.

Other Papercraft Architecture:

Dutch Village
Medieval Inn and Cottage
Hope Valley Town Buildings
Little House on the Prairie Buildings

May 22, 2024

Pokémon Papercraft: Absol

Absol Pokémon Bastelbogen
Absol is one of my favorite Pokémon! According to Pokemon.com:
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:

Bulbasaur
Quilava
Litten
Yamper
Suicune

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
Godzilla
Day of the Dead Skulls
3D Pikachu
Penguin

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