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.