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 misterfrankenstein.com.

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.

October 3, 2011

Doctor Who Robot Animal Papercraft Models

This collection of papercraft robot animals from the BBC television series Doctor Who is the work of Mike Daws. In the upper left is the K-9 Mark 2 robot dog from the Doctor Who spin-off, K-9. In the upper right, is an army of cybermats ("pets" of the Cybermen) as they appear in Series 6 of the show. In the lower right is a robot parrot called a "polyphase avatron" which appears in an older episode of Doctor Who entitled "The Pirate Planet". Finally in the lower left corner, is the 1960's version of a cybermat. The templates for the robots may be found through the following links:

K-9 Mark 2
Series 6 Cybermats
Polyphase Avatron
60's Cybermat

October 2, 2011

Dragon Ball Z Papercraft: Piccolo and Goku

Goku and Piccolo are two of the most popular characters in the Dragon Ball Z anime. Goku, an alien from Planet Vegeta, is the main character of the series. Piccolo, also an alien, starts out in the series as a villain, but eventually becomes fast friends with Goku and even trains Goku's son Gohan in the ways of fighting. These detailed papercraft models of the characters were created by Coturno Velho and their templates may be downloaded here. The build photo above is by Korean papercrafter Rarra.