January 30, 2016

Naruto Uzumaki Papercaft

This Naruto paper model is a nice change of pace in that it was created from scratch rather than being based on a 3D model ripped from a video game like most papercraft figures are these days. I especially like the ornery look on Naruto's face. ^^ The papercraft template for this model may be downloaded here. Also available are the Naruto characters Sakura and Sasuke.

Previous Naruto Papercraft:
Kakashi's ANBU Mask
Sage Mode Jiraiya

January 27, 2016

DIY Papercraft Mockingjay Pin

This papercraft mockingjay pin uses a construction technique I had never seen before. Layers of cardstock are glued flat on top of one another to create a sculptural effect. The end result, to my eye at least, is very close to the prop pins used in the Hunger Games movies. A free printable template for the pin may be downloaded from Steve's Paper. The pin in the photo was coated with super glue to strengthen the paper. According to Steve this final step makes the pin "surprisingly tough".

Other movie prop papercraft:

Hellraiser Puzzle Cube
Doctor Parnassus Paper Theater
Coraline Seeing Stone
Spirited Away Kaonashi Mask

January 24, 2016

Doctor Who Dalek Paper Dolls

On the one hand, the idea of Dalek paper dolls seems a little absurd, but on the other hand there is something about them I find a little amusing. These well executed Dalek paper dolls are the creation of DeviantART member, MadunTwo-Swords. The dolls may be downloaded here. Madun also offers many other Doctor Who cutouts to amaze and delight.

Other Doctor Who Papercraft:

Mini Tardis
Sontaran Rifle
Cyberman Helmet
K-9 Robot

January 20, 2016

Zoids Command Wolf Papercraft

Zoids began in the early 80's as a toy line introduced by the Japanese toy company, Tomy. Since that time the franchise has grown to include TV shows, video games and manga. Zoids are living robotic war machines modeled after various animals. This papercraft Command Wolf Zoid is the fan art creation of Imam Sujugo. PDF and Pepakrua PDO templates for the model may be downloaded here.

January 18, 2016

Catbus Paper Toy

One of the most memorable characters from the animated film, My Neighbor Totoro is the Catbus, a enormous grinning cat whose hollow body serves as a bus. This Catbus paper toy was created a work of fan art by Totoro enthusiast, Hiyochico. A PDF file for the toy may be downloaded here. A more sculptural paper model of the Catbus was previously posted here. Word has it that the six-legged sky bison on Avatar the Last Airbender was modeled after the Catbus!

January 16, 2016

Star Wars Naboo Starfighter Paper Model

In the final battle scene in Star Wars: Episode 1, the inhabitants of  Naboo make use of bright yellow N-1 starfighters to defend their planet. This 1:60 scale paper model of a Naboo starfighter was created by Czech designer, BaJ. I like the fact the template for the model is hand drawn. It reminds me a lot of the paper model patterns that were published in the old ABC Magazine (a Czech publication for children). The instructions for the model detail how to glue foil to the front of the starfighter to give the metallic look it has in the photo. A PDF download of the starfighter is available here.

Other Star Wars Spacecraft:
Jedi Interceptors
Sith Infiltrator
Darth Vader's TIE Fighter
B-Wing Starfighter

January 14, 2016

David Bowie Paper Toy Tribute

Many of us were saddened by the passing of musician David Bowie this week. As a tribute to Bowie, DeviantART member Scarykurt created a paper toy entitled "Love you Bowie". The toy is based on the cubee method of paper toy construction, so no glue is required. The JPG template for the toy is available for download here. Rest in peace Major Tom!

Other David Bowie Papercraft:
Printable Bowie Mask
David Bowie Paper Doll

January 12, 2016

Warhammer 40k Dreadnought Papercraft

According to the Warhammer 40k Wiki:
"Dreadnoughts are war incarnate, towering machines that advance forwards with thunderous strides, fiery death roaring from the myriad of heavy weapons mounted on their hulls. They are terrifying foes, fighting with all the skill and ferocity of a Space Marine, but combined with the durability and firepower of a battle tank."
This exquisitely detailed dreadnought paper model  is available for free from Spendlik Paper Models. A 85 MB ZIP file containing PDF templates for the model may be downloaded here. Two variations of the model are included in the download: Blood Angels Chapter and Ultramarines.

Previously Posted Warhammer Papercraft:
Necron Night Scythe
Celestian Battle Sister
Valkyrie Assault Carrier
Ultramarines Stormtalon Gunship

January 10, 2016

White Dragon Paper Model

What were tabletop RPG games like before papercraft was introduced? A lot less fun, I'd say. :) Eddnic at Fantasy Paper Miniature runs one of the best websites for free 2.5D printables for miniature gaming. This white dragon is but one example of his work.  The template for the dragon may be downloaded here. Build photo by DeviatART member Cavyman.

Previously posted dragon papercraft:
Draken Dragon
Winged Dragon of Ra
Minecraft Ender Dragon
RPG Figure Flats Dragon

January 7, 2016

Architecture Papercraft: Haunted Lighthouse

Ray at Ravensblight is the undisputed master of "haunted" papercraft. The list of haunted paper models he has created includes houses, mansions, ships, cars, a chapel, a train, and a carousel! This papercraft lighthouse, however, is my favorite to date. The PDF template for the model may be downloaded here.

Previously posted papercraft by Ravensblight:
Tall Ship Papercraft
Ray Gun Papercraft

January 5, 2016

Papercraft Star Trek TOS Phaser Rifle

In a 1966 episode of the original Star Trek TV show ("Where No Man Has Gone Before"), Captain Kirk can be seen toting a somewhat odd looking rifle. For those of us who are fond of such retro sci-fi weapons, Perry's Paper offers a free 1/3 scale printable paper model of the gun. In the Star Trek universe, the technical name for such a gun is a "type 3 phaser", but in most cases it is referred to simply as a "phaser rifle".

Other Papercraft Star Trek Weapons:
TNG Type 2 Hand Phaser
Mini Phaser Rifle
Klingon Knife