September 27, 2014

Papercraft Hummingbird

Johan Scherft is a master at creating realistic papercraft birds. His newest creation is this ruby-throated hummingbird model. The free PDF template for the hummingbird comes in two sizes: a large size for practice building and a smaller, life-size version (downloads available here).  Hummingbirds are among the smallest of birds in the world. Their native habitat is restricted to the Americas.

September 24, 2014

Ice Cube Paper Toy

Here's a cute ice cube paper toy by Jorg Liebig. The cube looks a little sad, perhaps because he is melting. :) I like that Jorg gave him an old school portable audio cassette player to listen to. The PDF template for this paper toy may be downloaded here.

September 22, 2014

Papercraft Hellraiser Lemarchand Puzzle Cube

In the Hellraiser movies, the Lament Configuration is a puzzle cube that when solved opens a gateway to a hell-like dimension. Philip Lemarchand is the fictional creator of the cube. There have been other papercraft Hellraiser cubes, but this the first I know of that has pieces that can be rearranged. The template for the cube was created by Destro2k and may be downloaded here. If you are in the mood to build something easier, there is a simple six sided version of the cube included in the download.

September 17, 2014

Disney's Frozen Papercraft: Elsa

In 2013 Disney achieved commercial and critical success with its 3D animated film Frozen. Frozen's lead character is the ever popular Elsa, the snow queen. This paper model of Elsa by Juke measures 18" (46 cm) tall. The template for the model is available in Pepakura PDO format only and may be downloaded here. Build photo is by Sinsis.

September 13, 2014

Robby the Robot Papertoy

Robby the Robot is one of most recognizable robots in the history of science fiction movies. Robby first appeared in the the 1956 film, Forbidden Planet. This papertoy likeness of Robby is a free promotional item offered by So/Cult, a company that specializes in "Storytelling & Brand Culture". The PDF template for the toy may be downloaded here.

September 9, 2014

Star Wars Papercraft: Versafunction88 Datapad

I am happy to be able to release another model in my collection of Star Wars papercraft!  This paper model is a 1:1 scale Versafunction88 datapad. The Versafunction88 has made appearances in numerous Star Wars properties, everything from the Episode 1 movie to the Tiny Death Star video game. This papercraft is based on a 3D model from the Jedi Academy video game.The download (located here) includes a locked Pepakura PDO file for reference, along with lined and unlined PDF templates in both A4 and Letter sizes.

Previous Star Wars papercraft by Tektonten:

Clone Wars Holocron
Training Remote

September 8, 2014

Star Dodecahedron Origami

A dodecahedron is a geometric solid with twelve pentagonal sides. This modular origami piece designed by Francesco Mancini "carves" away the faces and interior of the solid to give the look of star shapes on every side. An excellent instructional video may be found here. Build photo by Evan Zodl.

September 3, 2014

Papercraft Adventure Time Characters

Illustrator Emily McLain has an ongoing personal project creating paper models of Adventure Time characters. Lucky for us, Emily decided to share her creations! So far, her collection includes Finn, Jake, Lumpy Space Princess, BMO, and my favorite of the group, Marceline the Vampire Queen. Emily says one of her goals when she designs papercraft is to make the models easy to build. Yes! The PDF templates for the papercraft characters may be downloaded here.