August 15, 2022

Pokeball Origami Gift Box

Pokemon Origami
Here's a neat pokeball origami gift box from Paper Kawaii. The box is created from five 15 x 15 cm squares of paper: 2 white, 2 red and 1 black. Paper Kawaii lists the difficulty of folding this origami creation four out of five stars. The instructions are in video format only. No folding diagrams are available.

Pokeballs are, of course, for catching Pokemon. So, you might want to put one inside the box when you are finished. Paper Kawaii has a Pikachu you can fold. Below are some other possibilities made out of paper for inside the box.  However with these, you might need to build the Pokemon smaller or the box bigger if you want the lid to close!

Eight Evolutions of Eevee

August 8, 2022

Life Size Prince of Persia Papercraft

Prince of Persia Bastelbogen
The Prince of Persia video game franchise got its start in 1989. Numerous games have been released since that time, the most recent to date being the 2018 mobile app, Prince of Persia: Escape. The protagonist of these games is a nameless hero known simply as "The Prince". This life size paper model of The Prince was created by DeviantART member Beav3rboy. It is based on a 3D model from the 2004 Prince of Persia: Warrior Within game. The unlocked Pepakura PDO template may be downloaded here. This model is not for beginners as the creator warns that some "manual modding" of the model may be required on the feet and sword to get things to come out right. The finished model is 75" (190 cm) tall.

Other Life Size Papercraft:

Master Yoda
Dragon Ball Z Characters
Pokemon Eevee
Baby Groot

July 31, 2022

Mannheim Water Tower Paper Model

Mannheim Wasserturm Bastelbogen
The ornate water tower in the city of Mannheim, Germany was completed in 1889. After being severely damaged in World War II, the tower was finally restored to its former glory in 1963. It continues to this day to stand as a symbol of the city of Mannheim. Sometime before 1999, a paper model of the tower was released by the Mannheim Supply and Transport Company in cooperation with publisher J. F. Schreiber. A copy of the template for this model may be downloaded here. The scale of the model is 1:220 or Z Scale. There are no instructions for the model other than the numbered exploded view diagram contained on one of the four pages of the template.

Other Papercraft Towers:

1934 Eiffel Papercraft
Vienna Wasserturm Bastelbogen
World Trade Center
Lukenwalde Market Tower
Japanese Cityscape

July 24, 2022

Poseable He-Man Papercraft

Masters of the Universe Bastelbogen
The He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated television show was first broadcast in 1983. The protagonist of the show is Prince Adam, who by lifting his Power Sword in the air is transformed into the ultra-strong He-Man! This poseable papercraft He-Man was created by Titan Papercraft. The Pepakura PDO template for the figure may be downloaded here. Included in the download are an axe and a shield! In the 1987 live action Masters of the Universe movie, He-Man is played by Dolph Lundgren.

July 10, 2022

Sonic the Hedgehog Paper Model

Sonic Hedgehog Bastelbogen
With the release of his second live action movie, Sonic the Hedgehog continues his thirty year popularity streak. This paper model homage to Sonic was created by Pendragon Papercraft. The PDF template for the model may be downloaded here. The thing I like about this particular model is the accurate portrayal of Sonic's freakishly long nose. X )

Previous Sonic Papercraft:

Arby's Paper Toys

July 4, 2022

Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine Papercraft

Mystery Machine Van Bastelbogen
No one knows for sure what type of van the Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine is. The best guesses are that it is either a 1960's Dodge A100 or a Chevy panel van from the same period.  The van is owned by the blonde hunk Fred, who uses it to ferry the rest of the "meddling kids" to the next mystery to be solved. This paper model of the Mystery Machine is more detailed than most you will find. It has side and rear doors that actually open. Keeping the doors closed is a different story. However, if you apply your best paper engineering skills, I am sure a way can be found to close and latch the doors. This papercraft was created by DeviantART member Dumdumbot. The Pepakura PDO template for the van may be downloaded here. Oh, I should mention that the model comes with some tiny items to go in the back: a pizza box, some Scooby Snacks, and a desktop computer for researching mysteries.

Previous Scooby-Doo Papercraft:

Hot Wheels Scale Van
Velma, Shaggy, and Daphne
RPG Miniature Mystery Machine

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