January 30, 2015

Carmageddon Papercraft Board Game

These papercraft race cars are playing pieces in a free board game called "Carmageddon". Players win by either completing three laps around the board, killing all pedestrians (gulp!) or damaging the cars beyond repair. The download of the game (found here) includes everything needed to play including printable money, a customizable game board and a papercraft die.

January 26, 2015

DIY Papercraft Bow Tie

In recent years, bow ties have grown to become a popular men's fashion accessory. The Fiber Lab company is capitalizing on the trend with this papercraft bow tie design. The company bills the tie as origami, but the fact there is some gluing involved in the construction would disqualify such a classification in the eyes of an origami purist. A free template and instructions for the tie are available at Instructables. If building your own bow tie is more than you care to tackle, a completed tie may be purchased from Fiber Lab for $30.

January 22, 2015

Mechagodzilla Papercraft

This Epson paper model of Mechagodzilla is styled after how the robot lizard appeared in the 1974 movie, Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla. To date, the character Mechagodzilla has shown up in five Godzilla movies, the most recent being 2003's Godzilla: Tokoyo S.O.S. Normally Epson's kaiju paper models are available only by printing directly from the Epson website to an Epson printer. However, as luck would have it for those without an Epson printer, a PDF version of this model may be found here.

January 19, 2015

Printable Vintage Papercraft Dollhouse

When I first saw this vintage papercraft dollhouse, my guess was it was published in the 1940's or 50's. I was wrong! The publication date on the front cover says 1962. The style of the furniture seems a little outdated for the early 60's, but what do I know, I wasn't even alive then. ^-^ Because the original dollhouse was contained in a "punchout" book with double sided pieces, it might be a challenge get the parts to align correctly when printing from a computer printer. Still, it would be fun to try! All the pages of the book may be viewed here.

UPDATE 9/25/19: The person who originally posted the doll house has taken it down. :( The link above now points to an alternate low res version, which is (as far as I know) the only version currently available.

January 17, 2015

Crossfire Papercraft Weapons Assortment

Crossfire is a Korean online first person shooter video game. It was first released in 2007. These life-size papercraft weapons were based on 3D models from the game. Pictured are a Scar Light rifle, a BC Royal Dragon axe, a Deagle Gold pistol and a Deagle Green Vein pistol. All these models are the work of deviantART member Svanced. Their templates may be downloaded here.

January 13, 2015

Asterix and Obelix Papercraft

Asterix (left), Obelix (right), and Idefix (center) are three of the main characters in the long running French comic book series, The Adventures of Asterix. The Asterix series follows the feats of a village of Gauls who struggle against the domination of the Roman Empire. Obviously a labor of love, these paper models of the Gaulic friends were designed by Paperwar. Build photos are by Benjamin Girardier.

January 11, 2015

Medieval Castle Papercraft

This papercraft medieval-style castle is nicely detailed for its size. To get an idea of the scale of the model, the green base is roughly the size of a sheet of A4 paper.The model was designed by the Catalonian architecture firm, emeARQ, as a St. Jordi Day gift for the followers of their blog. The six page PDF template for the model may be downloaded here.

January 9, 2015

2.5D Batman Paper Toy

Desktop Gremlins has added to their free papercraft collection. This time it is an animation style Batman! With only two pieces and no glue required, this has to be the easiest papercraft Batman anywhere to be found. The PDF template for the toy may be downloaded here.  The template includes two options: the classic animated style Batman pictured above and a more sinister Dark Knight style Batman.

January 7, 2015

WoW Thresher Shark Papercraft

The animals in the World of Warcraft video game make excellent paper models! Pictured is one such example: a thresher shark. The template for this papercraft shark was created by Dennis Griesheimer. Included in the template download (here) are four alternate textures for the model (in case you prefer a different color). Build photo by Eatcrow2.

January 5, 2015

Doctor Who Paper Snowflakes

Lu at Oodlycrafting has created a series of Doctor Who paper snowflakes! Pictured are four out of the dozen or so she has produced so far. Starting in the upper left and going clockwise the snowflakes are: Gallifreyan lettering, Cybermen, sonic screwdrivers, and TARDISes with weeping angels. Printable templates and instructions are located here.