September 27, 2013

Kingdom Hearts II Dream Shield Papercraft

In the past two years I released full scale paper models of both the Dream Sword and the Dream Rod from Kingdom Hearts II, but I never got around to producing a model of the third Dream weapon, the Dream Shield. Fortunately, Mickey103 at DeviantART has created a Dream Shield papercraft that can be used to complete the set. The shield is a little smaller in scale than my sword and rod. However, the PDO file for the shield is provided unlocked, so the template may be scaled up to match the scale of my models if desired.  The template for the shield may be downloaded here. As with the sword and rod, interior reinforcing of the model is recommended if using it for cosplay.

September 24, 2013

Portal 2 Lemon Grenade Papercraft

In the Portal 2 video game, the character Cave Johnson gives a speech about lemons and life:
 “When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade! Make life take the lemons back… Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down... with the lemons! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!’”
No combustible lemons actually appear in the game, but numerous fans have created lemon grenade models to pay homage to the amusing speech. The template for this papercraft lemon grenade was created by DeviantART member Turnip-stew and may be downloaded  here. Build photo by Minidelerium.

September 21, 2013

RPG papercraft: Sci-fi Shuttle

Here's a papercraft shuttle for use in miniature gaming. The official name of this ship is the "FireBeetle Shuttle, Mark II".The shuttle's design is loosely based on shuttles seen in the Serenity sci-fi television series. The seven page PDF template for the FireBeetle may be downloaded here.

September 17, 2013

Papercraft Mermaid Chair and Treasure Chest

This fanciful papercraft mermaid, chair and treasure chest were created by Phee McFaddell. The template for each is a color-it-yourself  PNG file which may either be printed and colored by hand or colored with a program like Adobe Photoshop. The chair and the treasure chest are what I would consider 2 1/2 D papercraft. The mermaid is more like a paper doll, although her tail is designed to be folded so that she may actually sit in the chair. The templates for all three items may be downloaded here.

September 15, 2013

FMA Papercraft: Alphonse Elric

This is one of the better paper models of Alphonse Elric to date. In the Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Alphonse is a child whose soul is imprisoned in a suit of armor after a failed alchemy experiment designed to bring his mother back to life. The template for this papercraft is available in Pepakura PDO format only and may be downloaded here.

September 13, 2013

Digimon Papercraft: Wargrowlmon

You can always count on Destro2k for flawless papercraft builds and this Wargrowlmon is no exception. Wargrowlmon is something akin to a cyborg dragon. He is one of the most powerful fighters in the Digimon universe thanks to his pendulum blades and other enhancements. A Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded from Destro's DeviantART page.

Other Destro2k Papercraft:
The Purple Tentacle
Miles "Tails" Prower

September 12, 2013

Momento Mori Skull Papercraft

The Skull-A-Day blog has an easy to build "momento mori" papercraft. A momento mori is a work of art intended to make the viewer aware of their own mortality. A positive spin on such art is that it reminds us to make the most of each day. The template for this skull may be downloaded here.

September 9, 2013

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera Papercraft

At an auction this year in August, a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 sold for $430,000. Part of the auction literature states:
"The 1973 911 Carrera RS Coupe is among the most sought-after versions of Porsche’s evergreen sports car, and it is the one that is most copied by marque enthusiasts. It is so widely admired that there are far more replicas than the real deal."
It appears that the admiration for the car extends to creating paper replicas as well. ;) The paper model pictured was created by Japanese paper modeler Takumi. The template for the model may be downloaded here.

September 6, 2013

Brian the Robot Papercraft

In 2013, the UK insurance comparison website,, ran a papercraft photography contest. If you built a paper model of their robot mascot, Brian, posted a photo of your build online, then you had the chance to win fabulous cash and prizes! Says the cat, "I am not amused." The template for Brian the Robot is still available for download here.

September 3, 2013

Doctor Who Cyberman Helmet Papercraft

In the history of the Doctor Who television show there have been two types of Cybermen. In the original series, Cybermen are cyborgs from the planet Mondas. In the reboot of the series, Cybermen are robotic entities manufactured on an alternate universe Earth by Cybus Industries. This papercraft Cyberman helmet is that of the second type of Cyberman. PDF and Pepakura PDO templates for the helmet may be downloaded at Hellsword Papercraft.