August 31, 2013

24 Mini Papercraft Dollhouses

These four mini papercraft dollhouses are but a sampling of the 24 available from the Japanese website, Paper Museum. The dollhouses range from traditional Japanese houses to Western style dwelling to shops and restaurants.  The PDF templates for the houses may be downloaded here. Detailed picture instructions are included.

August 27, 2013

Harry Potter Papercraft: Lucius Malfoy Wand

This has been a busy year for me so I haven't been able to finish as many of my own personal papercraft creations as I would like. However, I did manage to get this one completed. It is a full scale paper model of Lucius Malfoy's wand as seen in the Harry Potter movies. This is the wand Lucius uses after Lord Voldemort confiscates his more elaborate snake headed wand. This was not an easy build! Due to the small circumference of the upper part of the wand, I think using heavy paper rather than card stock may have made the build easier. A download of the template is located here and includes Letter and A4 size PDF files as well as a Pepakura PDO file for reference.

August 23, 2013

Origami Bucky Ball Flower

According to
"Bucky Balls are named after Buckminster Fuller, who popularized the geodesic dome.  The shape defined by Bucky Balls is also found in the Carbon 60 molecule, a form of pure carbon with 60 atoms in a nearly spherical configuration, the truncated icosahedron and soccer balls."
This origami flower is based on the same geometry as a Bucky Ball. Ninety individual "petals" are attached together to create the flower. Video instructions to create your own flower are located here. Build photo by DeviantART member Art-in-Murder.

August 20, 2013

Neddy the Yeti Paper Toy

Bryan C. Ratliff makes some sweet paper toys. This "Neddy the Yeti" paper toy is one of my favs. In pop culture, the yeti is one of the best known cryptids (animals who certain people believe to exist, but whose existence has not been verified by science). A PDF template of Neddy may be downloaded at Ratliff's Chemical9 website (look in the "monsters" section).

August 16, 2013

Entropia Universe Pistol Papercraft

As described by their website, Entropia Universe is "an advanced 3D online virtual environment with a developed planetary system and one universal Real Cash Economy system." Entropia Universe made the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010 when a virtual resort in the game sold for $635,000 USD. This Entropia pistol is one of several papercraft fan art creations that may be downloaded from the Planet Calypso Forum. Also available are an assault rifle and a spider bomber robot.

August 13, 2013

Adventure Time Demon Blood Sword Papercraft

The Demon Blood Sword is the longest of the many swords Finn uses in the Adventure Time animated series. The sword is supposedly composed of demon blood which is ironic given the sword's basic shape is that of a Celtic cross. A Pepakura PDO template for building a full scale papercraft Demon Blood Sword may be downloaded here. The template was created by DeviantART member Aiko-chan14. Thanks to Leo for letting me know about this one!

August 9, 2013

DIY Cardboard TARDIS (Doctor Who)

The pieces of this corrugated cardboard model of Doctor Who's TARDIS were cut out using a laser cutter and assembled using a minimal amount of glue. Don't have a laser cutter? The parts may be printed on paper, glued to cardboard, then cut out by hand. The template for the TARDIS is available at the DIY website, Thingiverse.

August 6, 2013

Warhammer Papercraft - Valkyrie Assault Carrier

For use in the Warhammer 40k tabletop wargame, this papercraft Imperial Guard Valkyrie was created as an alternative to the more expensive store-bought plastic model of the aircraft. The Valkyrie is described by the manufacturer of the game as "a twin-engine attack craft used for aerial insertions and drop missions". The PDF template for the model comes with both color and color-it-yourself versions and may be downloaded here. Build photo by DeviantART member VAFeuerstein.

August 3, 2013

Life Size Dragon Ball Z Papercraft

Goku and Kid Buu are characters in both the Dragon Ball Z manga and the animated television series. In the manga, Kid Buu is the final villain encountered by the Dragon Ball heroes. These life size paper models of Goku and Buu were created by Paper Juke. The templates for the models may be downloaded here and here.

August 1, 2013

Disney Maleficent Papercraft

While papercraft Disney princesses may be more popular, there are paper models of Disney villains around too. One of  my favs is this papercraft Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty. The PDF template for the model is available at Spoonful. A live action Maleficent movie starring Angelina Jolie as the title character is set to be released in 2014.