February 29, 2016

Plants vs Zombies Papercraft

The Paper vs Zombies blog hasn't posted any new Plants vs Zombies paper models since 2014. However, as of today's date, downloads of all their papercraft templates are still available. The models aren't easy to build, but if you are skilled enough to pull them off, the results are fabulous. Each of the paper video game characters was created from scratch using 3DS Max, Pepakura Designer, and Photoshop. If you are interested in building any of the models in this collection, download them now! You never know when they will be gone for good.

February 28, 2016

Micro City Paper Models

Here's a collection of cute miniature papercraft buildings from Markus at Digitprop. Markus describes the collection as:
"...models of buildings, vehicles and infrastructure that are at a small scale, so that a whole city will fit on your desk. I kept the models as simple as possible, most being simple blocks, so that despite their scale, they are easy to build."
The models shown in the photo are the first set in an ongoing series of paper buildings.

Other papercraft from Digitprop:
Jonah and the whale
Dr.Frankenstein and monster

February 23, 2016

Disney's Frozen Origami: Olaf

Origami designer Michelle Fung calls this pattern "Happy Snowman", but we all know who it really is: Olaf from Disney's Frozen! ^^ Olaf was folded by Michelle from one uncut square of 20 inch kami paper, blue on one side and white on the other. The crease pattern for this origami is available on Michelle's website.

Previously Posted Origami:
Harry Potter Howler
Origami Bow Tie
Soma Cube Puzzle
Koi Origami

February 20, 2016

Star Wars Papercraft: Captain Phasma Helmet

Captain Phasma is one of my favorite characters in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so I was happy to find this paper model of her helmet. The model comes in two sizes: life size and a scaled down version. The PDF templates for the helmet may be downloaded here. Captain Phasma is played by actress Gwendoline Christie who also stars in HBO's Game of Thrones as Brienne of Tarth.

Previous Force Awakens Helmets:
Kylo Ren Helmet
First Order Stormtrooper Helmet

February 18, 2016

Medieval Village Paper Models

Although this papercraft medieval village called "Inglemere" was created for use in RPG gaming, I can see it also being used during the holiday season as a Christmas village.  I really like the bold graphics! Except for the well, all of the components were designed by DeviantART member MadunTwoSwords. The printable templates for the village may be downloaded here. The collection of buildings includes a well, a bridge, a cottage, a tall house, a tower, a barn, fences, coniferous trees, deciduous trees, and even some forest critters.

UPDATE 7/2/2019: Madun's DA page has been deactivated. :( The link above now points to an archived version of his page.

February 13, 2016

Printable Beemo Valentines Candy Box

Here's a fun papercraft project to do with your kids on Valentine's Day: A Beemo candy box! The cute living video game console from Adventure Time was given a makeover by the folks at Grungezombie.net to become a video game machine full of love. The PDF file for the box may be downloaded here. Happy Valentine's Day!

February 8, 2016

Papercraft Motorcycle Racing Diorama

This nicely detailed papercraft motorcycle racing diorama is offered by Yamaha to promote their YZR-M1 motorcycle. The YZR-M1 was developed by Yamaha specifically to compete in the MotoGP World Championship (which is what the diorama depicts). Such a motorcycle is not available for sale to private individuals and is not street legal. The four part PDF template for the diorama may be downloaded here.

February 5, 2016

My Little Pony Origami

DeviantART member Cyberglass has created a collection of eight origami representations of My Little Pony characters. Pictured are Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie. Also included in the collection are Nightmare Moon, Princess Celestia, Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Rarity and Applejack. Photos of all the ponies plus folding instructions may be found here.

February 2, 2016

Mini Papercraft Star Trek Shuttle Collection

This collection of 1:200 scale Star Trek shuttlecrafts  includes sixteen different paper models. The smallest one (as you can see) is no bigger than the tip of your finger. Several different Star Trek TV shows are represented by the models, including the original Star Trek series, The Next Generation, Voyager, and Deep Space 9. A single PDF containing every shuttle pictured may be downloaded here. Build photos and paper model designs are by DeviantART member ThunderChildFTC.

Other Miniature Spacecraft:
Mini Serenity
Star Wars Ships