June 26, 2022

Cthulhu Papercraft

Lovecraft Bastelbogen
Papercraft creator extraordinaire, Rawen, has a free Cthulhu paper model available on his Patreon site. Rawen, a lover of all things Lovecraft, created this model as work of fan art. The printable PDF template for the model may be downloaded here. The character Cthulhu was introduced by H. P. Lovecraft in 1928. In his writings, Lovecraft described the monster as having "an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind.”

June 23, 2022

WH40K Devastator Marine Papercraft

WH40K Bastelbogen
I consider DaiShiHUN to be a papercraft master. His builds are meticulous. Hardly a white paper edge shows anywhere. Pictured is an example of one of his builds: A Warhammer 40,000 Veteran Devastator Marine, Ultramarines Chapter. This paper model was created using a 3D model from the Dawn of War II: Retribution video game. The Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here. Included in the download is an alternate gun that is smaller than the one in the photo.

Other WH40K Papercraft:

Stormtalon Gunship
Celestian Battle Sister
Space Marine Dreadnought
Macharius Tank Repaint
Imperial Bunker

June 10, 2022

Low Poly Spider-Man Wall Art

Marvel Spider-Man Low Poly Bastelbogen
There is a lot of low poly papercraft on the Internet these days. Most of it, you have to pay to get it. So, I was delighted to find this free low poly Spider-Man wall sculpture recently. This is one of those paper models where you achieve color by printing a colorless template onto color cardstock.  Notice the chrome cardstock used for the eyes! If this papercraft is not life sized, it is close to it. The template and instructions may be found at Lacrafta. And I should also mention there are Iron Man, Captain America's shield, and Hulk low poly models available too! Check them out when you visit Lacrafta.

Other Spider-verse Papercraft:

Carnage Mask
PS4 Spidey
Black Cat Bust
Iron Spider

June 6, 2022

Wren Paper Model

Bird Bastelbogen
Johan Scherft creates paper models of birds; very realistic paper models. Even more amazing than the lifelike quality of his papercraft is the fact that the textures on his models are hand drawn! Scherft offers free samples of his work, one of which is this wren.  It may be downloaded here. Some of the other paper models available include a firecrest, a kingfisher and a bird-of-paradise.

Previous papercraft birds:

Humming Bird
Flying Magpie
Java Sparrow

May 30, 2022

Tuk Tuk Paper Model

Auto Rickshaw Bastelbogen
In many cities around the world, three-wheeled taxis are common. The generic name for these taxis is "auto rickshaw", however each country has their own nickname for the vehicle. In Thailand, an auto rickshaw is called a "tuk tuk". This intricately detailed tuk tuk paper model is the work of  Japanese papercraft designer, Fujitama. After admiring a friend's customized tuk tuk, Fujitama was inspired to create an exact replica of the taxi. Fujitama was kind enough to share a PDF template for the model here. Photo instructions are available as well. The scale of the finished papercraft is 1:12.

Other Papercraft Vehicles:
Fiat Abarth 500

May 15, 2022

Illusion Papercraft Collection

Illusion Animal Bastelbogen
The folks at the education website, e*chalk, have a collection of papercraft illusions available for download. Sure, you know the illusion, the one where the character's head turns to follow you no matter where you move in the room. E*chalk calls their version of this trick "Swivel Heads". Four of the twelve illusions available are pictured. The ones not pictured are a cat, a fox, a dragon, a knight, a duck, a horse, a rooster and a skeleton. I wouldn't build too many of these.  The effect of a dozen pair of eyes following your every move can be kind of creepy! ;)

Other Illusion Papercraft:

Robot Dog
Tyrannosaurus Rex
Rolling Dice
Doge the Shiba Inu
Disney Hitchhiking Ghosts

May 8, 2022

Daffy Duck Papercraft

Looney Tunes Bastelbogen
I think this Daffy Duck paper model captures well the ill tempered fowl's personality. Daffy made his debut as an animated cartoon character in 1937. In the beginning, he had a much more cheerful, albeit insane, disposition. In later years he became less crazy, but more disgruntled, primarily due to the schemes of his nemesis, Bugs Bunny. This papercraft was created by Paperttore. The printable PDF and Pepakura PDO templates may be downloaded here. The finished model stands 17.7" (45 cm) tall.

May 1, 2022

Life Size Pokemon Papercraft: Eevee

When it comes to 1:1 scale papercraft, there haven't been many Pokemon models created. One exception is this life size Eevee paper model by Sabi96. The color PDF template for this model comes with a companion untextured Pepakura PDO file to use as instructions. All the files are available here. The finished model is 12" (30.5 cm) tall. Eight different Pokemon evolve from Eevee (see paper toys of them here).

Other Life Size Papercraft:

Majora's Mask
Baby Groot
DBZ Vegeta