December 31, 2011

Star Wars Papercraft: Miniature Gaming Starships

Miniature gaming fan Momir Farooq has a collection of twenty three Star Wars starships available for download. The tiny paper models are intended to be used with the Star Wars Miniatures gaming system. Pictured are a B-Wing, a snowspeeder (technically, not a starship), a Y-Wing, a X-Wing, and a A-Wing. These starships along with other ground vehicles may be downloaded here. Build photo above is by ThunderChildFTC at DeviantART.

December 29, 2011

Predator Bio Mask Paper Model With Stand

This is my favorite papercraft Predator mask out of the three that are currently available (see the other two masks here and here). It's my fav for a couple of reasons. First, it has a finished interior that the others don't have. Second, it comes with a display stand. I especially like the little skulls on the side. ^^ The template for this 1:1 scale paper model was created by Noturno Sukhoi and may be downloaded here.

Skyrim Papercraft: Konahrik Dragon Priest Mask

After releasing papercraft templates for the first nine Skyrim dragon priest masks, Brandon has finally released a template for the tenth and final mask. This is the Konahrik mask. Konahrik literally means "warlord". The Pepakura PDO and PDF templates for the mask may be downloaded here.  The build photo above is by Cotton-Eyed Joe.

December 26, 2011

Futurama Papercraft: Planet Express Headquarters Building

In the Futurama animated television series most of the main characters work for an intergalactic delivery service known as Planet Express, Inc. This paper model of the Planet Express headquarters building was created in 2006 by J. Muller at JM Precision Cardmodels.  Despite being released several years ago, the free papercraft template is still available for download  here. Construction of the model may be tricky for papercraft newbies as not all the parts have gluing tabs.

December 24, 2011

League of Legends Papercraft: Kennen Shuriken

Since I am posting on Christmas Eve, you might mistake this shuriken papercraft for a Christmas star. ^^ But no, this is the weapon of Kennen, a ninja in the League of Legends video game. The official League of Legends website describes Kennen as follows:
"There exists an ancient order originating in the Ionian Isles dedicated to the preservation of balance...This order is known as the Kinkou and it employs a triumvirate of shadow warriors to uphold its causes in the world. Kennen is one of these shadow warriors, entrusted with the sacred duty of Coursing the Sun - tirelessly conveying the justice of the Kinkou."
The finished papercraft measures 8" (20.3 cm) tip to tip. The template may be downloaded here.

December 23, 2011

2.5D Steampunk Santa Papercraft

This "Steam Santa" papercraft is new from Desktop Gremlins. Here's the back-story to the piece:
"Steam Santa makes gifts for all the good girls and boys, shrinks them down to the size of a spec and carries them in a magical utility belt. He can be seen each December, zooming around the world on a wondrous steam-powered jet pack, delivering holiday joy." 
As with all the delightful creations from Desktop Gremlins, this three piece papercraft is glue-less and easy to build.  The printable template for Steam Santa may be downloaded here.

December 21, 2011

Origami Dinosaurs

Here is a sampling of some of the wonderful origami dinosaurs at Stephen O'Hanlon's website, Pictured (from the upper left and going clockwise) are an allosaurus, a tyrannosaurus, a triceratops and a coelophysis. Sixteen different dinosaurs are available in all. Once at, click on the photos of the dinosaurs to download the folding diagrams.

December 19, 2011

Cute Papercraft Piggy Bank

This cute papercraft piggy bank is named "Shnekel" after the nickname for an Israeli coin.  Traditional piggy banks must be broken in order to get the coins out. This bank, however, must be cut with scissors. Denise, who lives in Israel, created the piggy in 2008. Its template may be downloaded here.

December 18, 2011

More Ways To Follow

Just a quick note... For those of you that like to follow websites by Google+ and Twitter, I have added Tektonten Papercraft accounts for both these social media sites. Other ways to follow Tektonten Papercraft include Facebook, e-mail, RSS feed, and Google Friend Connect. Look for links to each of these at the right side of the page. Thanks!

Santa Yoda Christmas Paper Toy

If you are looking for paper toys that combine Star Wars and Christmas, this is your lucky day. ^^ For the 2011 holiday season, Cyberdrone has released a cubee Yoda dressed as Santa Claus. The glue-less template for the toy is available here. See this previous post of mine for more Star Wars cubeecraft by Cyberdrone.

December 15, 2011

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Papercraft - Dwemer Puzzle Cube

Well I guess I am jumping on the Skyrim papercraft bandwagon. ^^ Given my fondness for decorated cubes, it is only fitting that my first Skyrim model is a Dwemer puzzle cube. In the Elder Scrolls video game series, the Dwemer are a lost race that lived underground. The Dwemer are referred to as "Dwarves" in some parts of the game. The simple one page template for the puzzle cube may be downloaded here. Special thanks to Paperjon at CFSG Papercraft for supplying the textures used in creating this paper model.

December 13, 2011

Kingdom Hearts II Christmas Town Treasure Chest Papercraft

This is the last papercraft treasure chest I plan on doing for my Kingdom Hearts II treasure chest series. However, I might be talked into doing a couple more if there is enough interest. ;) In the KH2 video game, this treasure chest is found in the Christmas Town area which in a certain sense is a subset of the Halloween Town area. The template for this chest may be downloaded here. The previous chests in the series may be viewed here.

December 9, 2011

Skyrim Papercraft: Dragon Priest Masks

In the Skyrim video game there are ten different dragon priest masks to be obtained. Each of the masks grants the wearer different abilities. Z8-0 (Brandon) at DeviantART has created papercraft templates for each of the ten masks. Pictured above is the Morokei mask. The templates for nine of the ten masks are contained in a single Pepakura PDO file with interchangeable textures. The tenth mask template (the Konahrik mask) will be released by Brandon after a contest of sorts. The template is available here.

December 8, 2011

Star Wars Papercraft: TIE Bomber

Here's another Star Wars paper model from Goozi: a TIE bomber. The unusual configuration of the TIE bomber is explained by Wookieepedia:
"The TIE bomber has two hulls next to each other; one carries the pilot and the other carries a pair of general purpose warhead launchers enabling the ship to carry a variety of weapons tailored for the mission."
My favorite TIE bomber memory from the Star War films is when in The Empire Strikes Back the TIEs bombard the asteroid where the Millennium Falcon is hiding. The Pepakura PDO template for the spacecraft may be downloaded here.

Other papercraft by Goozi:
Radiant 7
Pinook Fighter
Grand Marshall Aegis

December 6, 2011

Paper Zombie Snowflake

Remember when you cut out paper snowflakes in elementary school? Courts Carter has a nifty new take on the childhood craft: a zombie snowflake! It's just the decoration for those looking to have a zombie Christmas. PDF instructions for the snowflake are available on Carter's Pizza by the Slice website. This is one of those projects that proves papercraft doesn't have to be 3D in order to be fun. :)

December 4, 2011

Matt Hawkins Santa Claus Paper Toy

Here's an oldie-but-goodie Santa Claus paper toy from waaay back in 2006. This was the second paper toy ever designed by fan favorite paper toy designer Matt Hawkins. The template for the Santa toy is still available for download at Hawkins' web page Custom Paper Toys.

December 2, 2011

Tintin Papercraft Roundup

Tintin is the star of the long running European comic book series The Adventures of Tintin. This month a movie based on the series is scheduled be released (directed by Stephen Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson!). Above is a sampling of some of the Tintin paper models currently available. In the top row are Captain Haddock, Tintin, and Professor Calculus paper toys by Cleber Machado. Below are a cubee Tintin by BasaBasiBusuk and a Tintin paper toy from Toy-a-day.

November 30, 2011

Papercraft Skull #3: KH2 Oogie's Manor

This papercraft skull is based on a 3D model of a skeleton that appears in the Oogie's Manor area of the Kingdom Hearts 2 video game. Oogie's Manor, of course, is the lair of the Oogie Boogie from Disney's Nightmare Before Christmas. The skull is presumably from one of the Oogie's victims who perished in his torture chamber. This skull reminds me of Mexican Day of the Dead skulls and I suspect it would look sweet under a black light. ;) The template for the skull may be downloaded here. The finished skull is roughly the same size as my previous paper model skulls:
League of Legends Skull
Half-Life 1 Skull

November 26, 2011

Skyrim Papercraft: Iron Helmet

My papercrafter cohort Brandon appears to have been busy this Thanksgiving holiday cranking out papercraft models from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This iron helmet paper model is his fourth Skyrim papercraft to be released in the past two days. This particular helmet is the one the playable character is shown wearing in nearly all the publicity for the video game. The Pepakura PDO template for the helmet is available here.

Skyrim Paper Model: Azura's Star

Azura's star is an artifact that appears in several of the video games in the Elder Scrolls series. Pictured above is a papercraft model of how the star appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. According to the Elder Scrolls Wiki:
"Similar to Soul Gems, Azura's Star has the ability to trap the souls of non-humanoid creatures, known as "white souls". These souls can be used for enchanting and for recharging weapons."
By changing the texture of the Pepakura PDO file, two different versions of the star may be created. The templates (both PDO and PDF) by papercrafter Brandon may be downloaded here.

Short Circuit Papercraft: Johnny 5 Robot

Here's a papercraft Johnny 5 robot. Johnny 5 is the main character in the Short Circuit movies that were released in 1986 and 1988. A special feature of this model is that it was designed to house a small remote control car in the base thus giving the robot the ability to move about the room. The glue-less papercraft template by Randyfivesix may be downloaded here.

November 22, 2011

Danger Mouse Flying Car Papercraft

The 1980's animated British television show Danger Mouse follows the adventures of a one-eyed secret agent mouse and his trusty hamster sidekick, Penfold. This paper model by Armada Model Designs recreates the duo's flying car. In the high tech car Danger Mouse is able to travel to locations ranging from the Bermuda Triangle to outer space. The template for the car includes instructions on how to build the clear plastic windshield.

UPDATE 8/13/18: Sorry. This papercraft is no longer available. :(

November 21, 2011

Sonic the Hedgehog Christmas Tree Papercraft

The official Sega website for all things related to Sonic the Hedgehog offers lots of free downloads. One download that is appropriate for this time of year is a papercraft Sonic Christmas tree. The template for the Christmas tree may be downloaded here.

November 19, 2011

Yeti & Evil Sheep Papercraft

Hidden on the Snowdin website are four free snow related paper toys: A Saint Bernard rescue dog, a chalet, and my two favorites, Yeti and Evil Sheep. According to Snowdin: "The battle between Evil Sheep and Yeti is as old as the struggle between good and evil itself." Snowdin is chock-full of fun wintry activities. Don't forget to bring your 3D glasses along if you visit!

November 17, 2011

Green Lantern Papercraft: Power Battery

The DC Comics character Green Lantern makes use of a power battery to charge his ring of power. This paper model by Dungbeetle and Spartan_058 is of Green Lantern's power battery as it appears in the Green Lantern movie. The Pepakura PDO file of the battery is without color, but I was able to create a green version by changing the default color setting for the untextured faces of the model. The template may be downloaded here.

November 15, 2011

KH2 Olympus Treasure Chest Papercraft

Here's another treasure chest papercraft from Kingdom Hearts 2. This chest can be found in the Olympus Coliseum area of the video game. Olympus Coliseum is based on the 1997 animated Disney movie, Hercules. The template for this treasure chest is available here. Some of the previous treasure chests in the series include: Aladdin, Mulan, and Disney Castle.

November 14, 2011

LOTR Papercraft: Legolas Elf Sword

In the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, the elf Legolas carried two swords on his back. Given the popularity of the character, I figured it was only a matter of time before someone created paper models of Legolas' swords (or "fighting knives" as some like to call them). Thanks to MatrixSkull at IRP Papercraft, the wait is over! The papercraft template for constructing 1:1 scale models of the Elvish blades may be downloaded here. (Pepakura PDO format only)

November 13, 2011

RPG Papercraft: Blue Dragon

Here's another great miniature gaming papercraft designed by Eddnic. This blue dragon is a good illustration of Eddnic's 2.5D paper model work which is so well developed that it could be considered true 3D papercraft (or at least 2.7D ^^). A download of the blue dragon template is available here.

November 12, 2011

V.I.N.CENT Robot Paper Model

In the 1979 sci-fi Disney movie, The Black Hole, three of the main characters are robots. This paper model by Andreas Hanstein is of the robot named V.I.N.CENT. The papercraft template for V.I.N.CENT is available here. Two styrofoam ball halves painted black are glued to the bottom of the robot to give it the appearance it has in the movie.

November 10, 2011

Mickey Mouse Paper Toys

Back in 2009, designer Matt Hawkins created two Mickey Mouse paper toys. On the left is Mickey as he looked in his first cartoon, Steamboat Willie. On the right is the modern version of Mickey we all know and love. A download of the toys is still available here. The zip file contains both the paper models pictured above and also a papercraft stage on which to display them. Build photos above are by George Dunkley and Methuup da Funky One.

UPDATE 3/3/2019: Donald Duck and Goofy paper toys by Matt are available here.

November 8, 2011

Velociraptor Paper Toys

These velociraptors are much more cuddly than the ones in Jurassic Park. ^^ Included in the assortment are racing velociraptors, a Herbie the Lovebug velociraptor, a Kill Bill bride velociraptor, and my personal favorite, the gentleman velociraptor, complete with monocle and top hat. The creator of these humor laden dinosaur paper toys is Markus at

November 7, 2011

Mini Level 3 Post-It Note Menger Sponge

Nicholas Rougeux created a level 3 Menger sponge out of post-it notes and it took him a mere 867 days. ^^ I definitely don't have the patience to attempt this one. To give you an idea of the scale, each of the tiny cubes in the sponge is built from pieces that are 1/16 of a standard size post-it note. The finished sponge measures a little over 11" (28 cm) in each direction. A Menger sponge is a type of mathematical entity known as a fractal curve. Instructions to build your own Menger sponge are located here.

November 5, 2011

Third Anniversary!

"Remember remember the fifth of November.." Today marks the third anniversary of Tektonten Papercraft and for the first time it occurred to me that this date is also Guy Fawkes Day, that uniquely British holiday that figures so prominently in V for Vendetta. The photo above is a collection of some the papercraft cubes I have featured over the past three years.

It has been my tradition to share some stats on anniversary days, so here are the top ten most downloaded Tektonten papercraft designs of the last year:

1. Mjolnir, Thor's Hammer (Marvel Comics) - 7,120
2. Tron Bit - "No" Configuration (Original Tron movie) - 5,815
3. Kaonashi Mask (Spirited Away movie) - 5,654
4. Hal 9000 Interface (2001: A Space Odyssey movie) - 5,460
5. Glock 9mm Handgun (Half-Life 1 video game) - 5,458
6. Tron Bit - "Neutral" Configuration (Original Tron movie) - 5,342
7. Tron Bit - "Yes" Configuration (Original Tron movie) - 5,023
8. Sam's Identity Disc (Tron: Legacy movie) - 5,010
9. Spider-Man Mask (Marvel Comics) - 4,076
10. Full Size Tron Helmet (Tron 2.0 video game) - 3,913

In the coming year I hope to produce more Tron, Star Wars, and Kingdom Hearts/Disney paper models. I also hope to start doing some League of Legends papercraft. Thank you everyone for your continued support of my humble blog!

November 4, 2011

Mini Harry Potter Paper Toys: Snape, Luna & Lily

Gus Santome at Mini Papercraft has produced some delightful mini Harry Potter paper toys. The currently available toys include Severus Snape, Luna Lovegood and Lily Evans (Harry's Mom). Hopefully Santome will create more characters in the future. A fun feature of these toys is the fact that each one is double sided with a different facial expression on each side. A download of the paper toys is available here.

November 2, 2011

Hand Drawn Retro Robot Papercraft

Hand drawn papercraft templates are a relatively rare item these days. So imagine my delight when I came across this hand drawn retro robot paper model by Theresa Rhorer. Theresa drew the template for the robot on brown paper then photographed the parts so other people could build one too. Theresa's template may be downloaded here.

October 31, 2011

3D Papercraft Ren and Stimpy Models

After a long wait, well known papercraft designer Bazookajo has finally released a Stimpy model to accompany his Ren Hoek paper model. The Ren model was released back in 2007. The Stimpy Kadoogan papercraft model (along with several other free paper models) is available at Bazookajo's website here. The Ren and Stimpy television show was the created in the early 90's by Spumco, Inc an American animation production company. [via Ninjatoes]

October 29, 2011

Printable Transformers Masks: Bumblebee & Optimus Prime

Two free printable Transformers masks are being offered by Hostess this Halloween. The masks offered include Bumblebee and Optimus Prime. The free mask offer is a promotional tie-in to the release of Transformers: Dark of the Moon on Blu-ray and DVD. The PDF templates for the masks may be downloaded here.

October 27, 2011

Papercraft Skull #2: League of Legends

My second video game skull papercraft is complete! This skull appears in the shop in the League of Legends video game. League of Legends is a online real-time strategy (RTS) video game which was inspired by Warcraft III. The size of this skull matches the size of the 1:1 scale Half-Life skull paper model I released previously. The PDF template for the LoL skull may be downloaded here.

October 25, 2011

Papercraft Art: Life-size 1969 Ford Mustang

In this incredible work of art entitled One Piece at a Time, artist Jonathan Brand recreates as a life-size paper model the 1969 Mustang he once owned. Jonathan, commenting on his work writes:
"The original car didn't run and I never drove it. The body and interior were completely refinished but not its mechanicals, making the paper version almost as complete as the original. The details of the car are based more on my memory and a few photographs. I no longer have access to the original car and chose not to use a surrogate to measure and get all the details correct. I like when things are slightly off, in the wrong place or missing, just like my memories of the original."
Sorry, there are no downloads of the template ^^, but photos of all the parts of the papercraft car (including the doors, seats, instrument panel and spark plugs) may be found here.

October 23, 2011

Harry Potter Papercraft: Harry, Hermione and Ron

These Harry Potter paper models are the creation of Noturno Sukoi. 3D models from the "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" video game were used as the basis of the papercraft figures. The models include Harry Potter himself, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley. When complete, each of the models stands around 15 3/4" (40 cm) tall. As is typical with much of Noturno's work, these papercraft models are recommended for experienced papercrafters only as customization of some pieces may be required in order to get the models to fit together properly. Templates are available in both PDF and PDO format and may be downloaded here.

October 21, 2011

X-Men Papercraft: Cyclops' Visor

Cyclops has always been one of my favorite X-Men characters. This full scale papercraft of Cyclops' visor is the style of ruby quartz eyewear the character sported in the 90's. That was when comic book artist Jim Lee was drawing the X-Men titles for Marvel. The template for the visor is by Dancin' Fool and comes in Pepakura PDO format only. Also, unlike the picture above, the template is uncolored and requires either changing the texture of the PDO, printing on color paper, or painting after completion if you want the finished product to have color. The PDO and a PDF may be downloaded here.

October 19, 2011

Frankenstein Paper Toy Roundup

Frankenstein's monster is a popular subject for paper toys. Above are a few of the many examples to be found on the Internet. Starting in the upper left corner and going clockwise, we have an original Frankenstein paper toy by Shawn Sullivan. Next up is a Foldskool Heroes Frankenstein by Jerom. And finally there is papertoyFrank by Anthony Combexelle who runs

October 16, 2011

KH2 Papercraft: Halloween Town Treasure Chest

Here is October's offering in my continuing series of papercraft treasure chests from the Kingdom Hearts 2 video game. It was obvious this month that I had to do the treasure chest from the Halloween Town area of the game! ^^ Halloween Town is based on the world of Tim Burton's movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas. A download of the treasure chest's template is available here.

October 13, 2011

Life-Size S.U.N. MMORPG Papercraft

How would you like this paper model (no pun intended) standing in the corner of your room? ;) The creation of papercrafter "Moonman", this awesome full scale papercraft is based on a 3D computer model from the fantasy themed MMORPG, Soul of the Ultimate Nation (S.U.N.) The character depicted is an "Elementalist", which is a class of character described in the game as "offspring of a mage group which has compiled magic books based on the four elements of water, wind, fire and earth". The finished model stands 5'-6" (168 cm) tall with a template consisting of 58 pages. The template comes in both JPG and Pepakura PDO format and may be downloaded here.

UPDATE 10/17/2011: A version of the template sized for letter size paper is available here. The download is a single PDF file containing all 58 pages of the template. Be aware that a model built using this template will be slightly smaller than the A4 version due to the resizing required to fit to letter size paper.

October 11, 2011

James Bond Papercraft: Moonraker 6 Space Shuttle

In the 1979 movie Moonraker, James Bond and Dr. Holly Goodhead pilot a shuttle (Moonraker 6) into space in order to stop the evil plans of antagonist Sir Hugo Drax. US space program enthusiast Alfonso X. Moreno has created a 1:144 scale paper model of the fictional space shuttle. The template for the shuttle is offered as a free download on his website. If you visit his site, be sure to check out Alfonso's many other detailed space program paper models.

October 9, 2011

Disney Princess Papercraft Roundup

Over time, the Disney Family website has added paper models of most, if not all, the Disney Princesses. Below are quick links to the templates for the Princesses. Thanks to Cayley for doing the hard work of locating them all!

Jasmine (Aladdin)
Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
Snow White
Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)

Rapunzel (Tangled)
Ariel (The Little Mermaid) - Not pictured
Mulan - Not pictured

Pocahontas - Pictured below
Merida (Brave)- Pictured below

UPDATE 7/25/12: Pocahontas and Merida (Brave) have been added to the list!

UPDATE 4/2/14: Elsa and Anna (Frozen) and sort-of-a-princess ;) Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty) are now available.

UPDATE 1/21/17: Princess Leia (Star Wars) is now considered by some to be a Disney Princess. :)

October 7, 2011

Angry Cat Head Paper Toy

Right down to the orange and black colors, this angry cat head papercraft looks to be the perfect Halloween decoration. The template for the temperamental kitty is posted on the Universal Nomads blog and was originally created for the 2009 Taipei Toy Festival. Universal Nomads describes themselves as "a loose knit band of unruly designers and dimension painters, now banned in 7 of 10 live-able planes of reality". ^^

October 5, 2011

Papercraft Skull #1: Half-Life

For my Halloween papercraft project this year I decided to do a series of video game skulls. The first one up is a skull from the Half-Life 1 video game. This skull can be seen at various places in the game as you proceed from one level to another. I tried to size the skull to be 1:1 scale, but as I am no anatomy expert, the size is at best an approximation. The five piece template for the skull may be downloaded here. Look for more paper model skulls in the coming weeks with the series running well past Halloween.