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August 18, 2018

Printable Totoro Origami

I hate to use the term "printable origami" but that is pretty much what these origami Totoros are. Instead of using a pre-colored square of paper like is done in traditional origami, a square is printed from a PDF file. Graphics for the Totoro's face and belly are positioned on the square so they end up in the right place after the folding is complete. The templates for these Totoros were created by Paper Kawaii and maybe downloaded here. Totoros are one of the many characters to be found in the animated movies produced by the Japanese company, Studio Ghibli.

Other Origami Characters:

Marvel Comics' Iron Man
Disney's Wall-E
Star Trek Mr. Spock
Star Wars Yoda
LotR Nazgul

August 10, 2018

Ready Player One DeLorean Papercraft

Inside the virtual reality game in Ready Player One, the hero of the movie, Wade Watts, drives a DeLorean like the one seen in the movie Back to the Future. However, Watts' car has some additional modifications. First, the car has been equipped with the on-board computer and red scanner of the Pontiac Firebird from the Knight Rider television show. Second, the car's license plate reads "ECTO-88", a homage to the Ghostbusters ambulance which has the license plate "ECTO 1". This papercraft model of the DeLorean was created by Paperized Crafts. The printable template for the model may be downloaded here.

Other Papercraft Pop Culture Cars:

Scooby Doo Mystery Machine
Clark Kent's Nash Healey
Transformers Urbana 500
Dukes of Hazzard General Lee
Mad Max Interceptor

August 7, 2018

Pokemon Papercraft: Suicune

Suicune is a Legendary Pokemon that was introduced in the series of Generation II Pokemon video games released for Game Boy Color in 2001. Suicune is featured on the box of Pokemon Crystal Version.  This papercraft Suicune is one of the many excellent Pokemon models available from Tenpepakura. A PDF template for the model may be downloaded here. As you might guess by its blue color, Suicune is a water-type Pokemon.

Previous Pokemon Papecraft:

Chibi Team Rocket
Eevee Evolutions
Pokestop Icon

July 31, 2018

Printable Harry Potter Monopoly

This printable Harry Potter Monopoly board is not a scan of the store bought version of the game.  It is a work of fan art produced by  a Harry Potter blog in the Netherlands. Except for the houses and hotels, everything you need to play is included. I like that the instruction book for the game is made to look like a Marauder's Map.  :) The game is available in both Dutch and English language versions. The PDF templates for the game may be downloaded here.

Other Printable Board Games:

Robo Battle Pigs
Smash Monster Rampage
Tron Light Cycle Game
Disney Villains Bowling

July 22, 2018

VW Kübelwagen Paper Model

During World War II, the US military used Willys MB Jeeps while the German army used Type 82 Kübelwagens. Kübelwagens were designed and built by Volkswagen at the request of the Third Reich. This 1:17 scale paper model of a Kübelwagen was created by Toni Mauricio. The PDF template for the model may be downloaded here. In the US in the 1960's, Volkswagen introduced a version of the Kübelwagen known as the "Thing".

Other VW Papecraft:

Two Tone Beetle
KU Ecohawk
Disney Love Bug
1999 Beetle

July 15, 2018

Maplestory Papercraft: Mushmom House

I heard a rumor that in the near future a new Maplestory app is going to be released. It made me nostalgic. Ten years ago Maplestory papercraft was some of the best fan art papercraft you could find. I managed to track down one of the old paper models. It depicts the character "Mushmom" in front of her mushroom house. A download of the printable template for the model is available here. Maplestory is a free Korean MMO video game that was first released in 2003.

Other Cute Video Game Papercraft:

Okamiden Chibiterasu
Final Fantasy XI Moogle
Gunbound Paper Toys
Ape Escape Yumi
Breath of the Wild Link

July 9, 2018

Vintage Ali Baba Paper Theater

The full title of this vintage paper theater is "Pollock's Britannia Theatre with the Characters and Scenes for Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves." The set includes fourteen characters and several backdrops. The printable template for the theater is available from Agence Eureka. Build photo by Maggie. The tale of Ali Baba comes from a collection of Middle Eastern folk stories known as One Thousand and One Nights.

Previous Paper Theaters:

Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Eisbrecher Toy Theater
Teddy's Ornate Theater
Fairy Tale Tableau-Teater

June 28, 2018

Indiana Jones Mk VII Tank Paper Model

The Mark VII was the one of largest tanks produced by Britain during World War I. Only three of the tanks were ever built, but despite its rarity, the Mark VII gained a level of renown after a replica of the tank was used in the 1989 movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The armament of the real life Mark VII included two side turrets with 6-pounder guns as well as seven machine guns. The movie version of the tank had an added rotating gun turret on top which was not typical. Pictured is a paper model of the Last Crusade tank designed by Dave Winfield. The printable template for the model may be downloaded here.

Other Indiana Jones Papercraft:
Origami Fedora
Headpiece to the Staff of Ra
Indy Paper Toy
Webley Revolver