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.