December 31, 2012

Hobbit Papercraft: Lake-town Buildings

In the book The Hobbit there is a human town named Esgaroth (also called Lake-town) which the dragon Smaug destroys after he is awakened by Bilbo Baggins. Over the past year Grendels Mother 64 has been creating paper models of Lake-town buildings. The buildings are sized for 25-30mm miniature gaming and include (among other things) houses, boats, a mead hall, a great house, and a dockside warehouse. Templates for the papercraft buildings may be downloaded here.

December 28, 2012

Deep Space Nine Papercraft: PADD

Back in September I revamped the Star Trek: Voyager medical tricorder paper model I released in 2009. Next up on the revamp list is my 2009 PADD papercraft. The original PADD was based on a 3D model from the Star Trek Voyager Elite Force video game. However, after doing some research, I found that the PADD was configured more like a Deep Space Nine PADD than a Voyager PADD. So accordingly I changed the textures to show a DS9 readout. The new template is available here (both A4 and Letter size included). Like the original PADD, the scale of the model is 1:2.

December 25, 2012

Marvel Avengers Papercraft: Loki

Here's a papercraft Christmas present from Xavier Gale-Sides. It's a model of the character Loki as he appears in the Thor and Avengers movies. In the Marvel Comics universe, Loki is the half-brother of Thor and the Asgardian god of mischief, madness and evil. Download the template for Loki and many other Marvel paper toys at Xavier's website here.

December 24, 2012

Simple Printable Christmas Ornaments

Here's some great looking Christmas ornaments by Studio Momoki that are incredibly simple to build. Included in the set are Mr. and Mrs. Claus, an elf, a reindeer, and an angel. PDF templates for the ornaments are available here. Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2012

Papercraft Apple Macintosh Christmas Ornament

The first Apple Inc. personal computer was the Macintosh 128k released in 1984. It had a 9" (23 cm) built-in black and white monitor and came with a keyboard and a mouse. The design of this papercraft Apple Macintosh Christmas ornament is based on the "Happy Mac" icon that was part the start up sequence of Apple computers up until 2002. The papercraft template for the ornament is available here.

December 17, 2012

Marvel Avengers Paper Toys

From the China Paper Model Alliance comes seven Marvel Avengers paper toys. Included in the collection are Nick Fury, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Iron Man, and Hawkeye.

UPDATE 8/15/17: Sorry! These paper toys are no longer available. :(

Other Avengers Papercraft:
Avenger Toys by Xavier
Life Size Incredible Hulk
Avengers Masks for Kids
Thor's Hammer

December 15, 2012

Papercraft Payday the Heist Masks

Just before Halloween, as a favor for someone, I created eight papercraft masks based on masks seen in the Payday: The Heist video game. Now I am offering the masks to everyone!  The official literature for The Heist describes it as "an action filled first person shooter that lets players take on the role of a hardened career criminal executing intense, dynamic heists in constant pursuit of the next 'big score'". The download for the masks includes A4 and letter size Pepakura PDO files along with eight interchangeable mask textures. The template for the masks is the same template I used for my Kaonashi mask, Spider-Man mask, and Death Eater masks.

December 12, 2012

Papercraft Coca-Cola Polar Bears and Ornament

Dollar General in cooperation with Coca-Cola is offering two Christmas papercraft projects for the 2012 holiday season. Pictured on top is a pair of 3D paper models of the Coca-Cola polar bears designed by Robert Nava of Disney Experience fame. In the mood for something simpler? Try a 2D Christmas ornament featuring images of the polar bears. PDF templates for the projects may be downloaded here.

December 9, 2012

Printable Harry Potter Bookmarks

These three double-sided Harry Potter bookmarks were originally offered as a promotional download by Hewlett-Packard. No longer available at HP, the bookmarks live on at The Daily Prophet, a Harry Potter fan site. Pictured in the bookmarks are Harry wearing the sorting hat, Harry in Professor Snape's class, and Hedwig, Harry's owl. Each of the bookmarks is about 7" (17.8 cm) long when printed on A4 size paper.

December 7, 2012

Ice Age Papercraft: Scrat

My buddy Elso has created yet another papercraft masterpiece: Scrat! In the Ice Age series of movies, Scrat is the familiar saber-toothed squirrel who is seen continually pursuing an elusive acorn. The height of the finished model is 15.75" (40 cm) which I would consider somewhat "larger than life". The template is available in Pepakura PDO format only and may be downloaded here.

December 6, 2012

LOTR Origami: Nazgul

The creativity of origami artists never ceases to amaze me. This origami Nazgul (aka Dark Rider, aka Ringwraith) from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy was created by Jason Ku. The folding pattern for the Nazgul was featured  in issue #129 of the origami magazine, Tanteidan. An image of the folding pattern may be viewed here.

December 3, 2012

Papercraft Antique Globe Christmas Ornaments

Not your typical ornaments, Paperpino miniaturized 200 year old globe gores by Italian globe maker Giovanni Maria Cassini to create ornate ball decorations for your Christmas tree. In the foreground is a 1792 globe of the celestial sphere showing star constellations. In the background is Cassini's 1790 globe of the Earth. Each of the balls is about 6" (15 cm) in diameter. The templates for the ornaments are located here.

December 1, 2012

Half-Life 2 Papercraft: Dog Robot

Dog is a robot character in the Half-Life 2 video game. According to the Half-Life wiki:
"Dog is a robot, built by Eli Vance to protect his daughter Alyx as a child. Dog's original model was around one meter in height, but as Alyx grew older, she began adding upgrades and new parts to Dog, and he towers around 2.5 meters tall at the time of Half-Life 2."
This papercraft model of Dog by Gollum999 is super complex and is recommended for advanced papercrafters only. If you are brave enough to try, ;) the template may be downloaded here.