July 3, 2020

Tesla Cybertruck Papercraft

The futuristic looking Tesla Cybertruck made its public debut in November 2019. Since its unveiling, the electric powered truck has both car and truck enthusiasts all abuzz. The company touts the vehicle as being "better utility than a truck with more performance than a sports car." This 1:24 scale paper model of the Cybertruck was created by Yoshiny Design. A printable PDF of the template may be downloaded here. The Pepakura PDO file for the model may be downloaded here. Tesla is scheduled to release the first Cybertrucks in 2021.

Other Papercraft Cars and Trucks:

June 29, 2020

Great White Shark Papercraft

This papercraft depicts a moment frozen in time, when a great white shark rises violently from the water to snag a seal to eat. Not the most pleasant of events, but it makes for a cool paper model nonetheless. This model was created by DeviantART member Dr. WheelieMobile who based the design on a 3D model from the video game, Zoo Tycoon.  The JPG template for the model may be downloaded here. Three different color variations for the shark are included in the download.

Other Papercraft Animals:

June 16, 2020

NASA Papercraft Moon

Nasa Moon Paper Model
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program, NASA has released a educational paper model of the Earth's Moon for children to build. The moon comes with a 2D cutout of an astronaut on top. Another feature of the model is it may be opened to reveal an image of an astronaut's footprint on the lunar surface. The printable PDF template for the papercraft may be downloaded here. The Apollo Program landed a dozen Americans on the Moon between July 1969 and December 1972.

Other Astronomy Papercraft:

June 8, 2020

Miniature Batman Vehicle Paper Models

 Here are some really cool miniature papercraft Batman vehicles by PRmodels. Two of the set are the Batmobile and Batwing from the 1989 Batman movie. The other two are the Tumbler tank and "The Bat" aircraft from the 2008 Dark Knight movie. The templates for the 1989 micromodels may be downloaded here. The templates for the 2008 micromodels may be downloaded here. PRmodels warns that due to their size these models are very difficult to build. Good luck if you try!

May 29, 2020

Guyver Unit Papercraft

Un-Activated Guyver Unit Papercraft
In the Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor anime, items called "G-units" are activated to become organic suits of armor containing powerful weapons. I created this 1:2 scale paper model of an un-activated G-unit as a favor for a Guyver fan I know. The texture for the model is based on art by DeviantART member, Cosedimarco. PDF templates along with a Pepakura PDO file for the model may be downloaded here. The completed model measures 7.5" (19 cm) in diameter.

Other Papercraft Devices:

May 23, 2020

Baby Yoda Papercraft

It seems everyone's favorite character on The Mandalorian TV show is "The Child" (or as fans are fond of calling him: "Baby Yoda"). Lots of fan art paper models of the little guy have begun to pop up. This model by Claudio Dias is one of the more realistic ones. The PDF template for the model may be downloaded here. Claudio doesn't list the size of the model, but it appears to be in the range of 6" to 8" tall, which would make it roughly a half-size (1:2 scale) model. The second season of The Mandalorian is set to be released on Disney+ in October 2020.

Other Star Wars Papercraft:

Clone Wars Jedi Holocron
Life Size Master Yoda
Electrobinoculars
Boba Fett Blaster Rifle
1:1 Scale R2-D2

May 20, 2020

Honda CBR1000RR Motorcycle Papercraft

To keep boredom away while trapped indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, the Musashi Company is offering a papercraft motorcycle free of charge. The model is of the Honda CBR1000RR used by the MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO racing team. The PDF file for the model may be downloaded here. With a template that is only two pages, it is sure to be a quick build. The CBR1000RR also goes by the name "Fireblade" in some markets.

Other Motorcycle Paper Models:

1911 Harley-Davidson
Yamaha YZR-M1
Evil Knievel Skycycle X-2
Hako Ghost Rider Chopper

May 12, 2020

Captain Phasma Paper Sculpture

I like to think of this Captain Phasma model as "papercraft bas-relief". Intended to be seen from the front only, the model uses curved pieces of card stock to give it a 3D effect. Phasma was designed by papercraft artist, Mookeep. A download of the template is available from his website here. Captain Phasma was the first female stormtrooper to appear in a live action Star Wars movie.

Other Star Wars Paper Models:
Tauntaun
Jango Fett
Aayla Secura
Jabba the Hutt
Han Solo