February 6, 2023

G1 Transformers Papercraft: Devastator

G1 Transformers Devastator Bastelbogen
In the Transformers universe, Devastator is an enormous Decepticon formed by combining the Constructicons. The Constructicons are robots that transform from construction equipment such as a bulldozer and a concrete mixer truck. The six Constructicons that make up Devastator are Bonecrusher, Hook, Long Haul, Mixmaster, Scavenger, and Scrapper (who is the leader). The pictured papercraft is modeled after the version of Devastator from the Generation 1 cartoon. The PDF template for the paper model may be downloaded here. Build photo by Chris24jc.

Other G1 Transformers Papercraft:

Ravage
Soundwave and Buzzsaw
Omega Supreme
Laserbeak
Bumblebee

January 29, 2023

Ornate Equatorial Sundial Paper Model

Equatorial Sundial Bastelbogen
This fully functional ornate sundial paper model was created by Secanda. Specifically, this is an "equatorial sundial" which the designer explains as:

"...its dial is parallel to the plane of the equator and its axis is parallel to the axis of rotation of the earth. It is therefore a kind of flat model of the terrestrial globe."

Secanda goes on to explain that a equatorial sundial is universal as it will work anywhere on the planet with no other modification than adjustments to the orientation and inclination of the disc. The printable PDF template for the model along with instructions in English and French may be downloaded here.

Other Astronomy Related Paper Models:

Polyhedron Skyglobe
Planets of the Solar System
Mars Topographic Globe
Printable Sundial Collection

January 22, 2023

Gypsy Wagon Papercraft

Gypsy Caravan Bastelbogen
The wagons used by European Gypsies go by many names: caravan, vardo or simply "living wagon". The wagon pictured is a paper model of Madam Eva's caravan from the Neverwinter: Revenloft video game.  This free printable papercraft was released to promote the release of the game in 2016. The PDF template for the wagon is still available and may be downloaded here. As you might guess, Madam Eva is a fortune teller in the game.

January 16, 2023

Papercraft Treasure Chests With Gold Bricks

Treasure Chest Bastelbogen
I love papercraft treasure chests! Especially when they come with golden treasure inside! These particular chests are just about the right size to be used as props for role playing games or miniature gaming. The larger chest is about 2" tall. The smaller is about 1" tall. The Pepakura PDO templates for everything you see may be downloaded here. Sadly, there are no instructions. Papercraft design by Ken.

Other Printable Treasure Chests:

Kingdom Hearts 2 Collection
Historic Viking Sea Chest
Large Minecraft Chest

January 8, 2023

Military Hummer Papercraft

Military Hummer Bastelbogen
This military Hummer paper model is one of several papercraft cars designed by Kim Shinozaki for Daytona, a Japanese car magazine that showcases American cars. The papercraft template for this "AMGC Hummer" was originally published sometime in the 90's (I think) in issue 56 of Daytona. A scan of the template may be found here. The scale of the finished model is 1/27.

Other Daytona Mag Cars:
1993 Dodge Viper

January 1, 2023

Home Alone House Paper Model

Home Alone Haus Bastelbogen
Happy new year! We are a week past Christmas, but I figured it wasn't too late to post this paper model of the house from the 1990 movie, Home Alone. This papercraft was created in 2020 by Tekzo at Paperhobby to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film. The model is 1:100 scale and includes several cars seen in the movie, as well as 2D character cutouts of Kevin, Marv and Harry. The PDF template for the model may be downloaded here. Only minimal photo instructions are provided.

Other Papercraft Buildings:

Munster's House
Futurama Headquarters
Hobbit Lake-town Buildings
ThunderCats Mumm-Ra Pyramid
Easy Pixar UP Victorian House

December 27, 2022

Vintage Disney Nottingham Castle Papercraft

Disney Castle Bastelbogen
The template for this vintage Disney paper model was originally released in installments in 1977 in a German magazine for children. The model is of Nottingham Castle which appears in the 1973 animated Disney film, Robin Hood. Although difficult to see in the image, the castle is laid out in the shape of an octagon. In addition to the castle walls and towers, the model comes with several cutouts of characters from the movie. The JPG format template for the model may be downloaded here.

Other Disney Papercraft:

Peter Pan Dioramas
Cinderella Castle
3D Bambi
Princess Paper Dolls
Lady and the Tramp

December 18, 2022

Pop-up Origami Angels

DIY Pop-up Angel Card
These origami angels from David Brill can be folded to be either free standing figures or greeting card pop-ups. The folding pattern for the angel is a modification of a "Christmas fairy" origami. PDF Folding diagrams of both the angel and the Christmas fairy may be downloaded from David's website located here. Also available from David is a video tutorial showing how to fold both versions of the angel.

Other Christmas Papercraft:

Melting Snowman
Winged Reindeer Ornament 
Praying Angel Origami
3D Coca-Cola Bears
Krampus Paper Toy