May 31, 2016

3D Papercraft Joker Mask

If I were looking for a Joker mask that is most true to how the villain appears in the pages of Batman comic books, I would look no further than this mask. The Joker's insanely evil personality is captured perfectly in the facial expression of the mask. But be warned, this papercraft is not for beginners. As the author explains, certain parts of the mask have no gluing tabs, so improvisation is required when gluing the mask together. The Pepakura PDO template for the mask may be downloaded here.

Other 3D Papercraft Masks:

Snow White Magic Mirror
Guy Fawkes
Doctor Doom
Dark Knight Rises Masks
Frankenstein's Monster

May 30, 2016

X-Men Blackbird Jet Paper Model

In the Marvel Comics universe, the X-Men use a jet that is a modified version of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. The X-Men's Blackbird was upgraded by the tech savvy mutant, Forge, to include, among other things, a cloaking device. This paper model of the X-jet was created by Claudio Dias and may be downloaded here.

Other X-Men Papercraft:

New Mutants
Blink's Quiver
Cyclops' Visor

May 25, 2016

Sith Holocron Paper Model

In the Star Wars universe, both the Jedi and the Sith make use of holocrons. Holocrons are devices that store valuable information in holographic form. This paper model is of a Sith holocron which takes the form of a pyramid. In contrast, Jedi holocrons are typically cubes. The Pepakura PDO template for this holocron  may be found here.

Other Papercraft Holocrons:
Clone Wars Holocron
RPG Holocron
Tales of the Jedi Holocron

May 18, 2016

Kotatsu Cat Papercraft

In simplest terms, the Japanese kotatsu is a table with a built-in heater underneath. The sides of the table are covered by a blanket to keep the heat inside.  Most understandably, in the wintertime Japanese cats enjoy napping on kotatsus. This papercraft recreates such a scene. Although released in 2008, this free paper model is still available here as a promotional item from the Yamaha company.

Other papercraft cats:
Studio Ghibli Catbus
Grumpy Cat
Sailor Moon Cats
Darkstalkers Felicia

May 15, 2016

1911 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Paper Model

The level of detail in some paper models is simply amazing. Take this papercraft scale model of a 1911 Harley-Davidson Model 7 for example. The Model 7 was an intermediate design that bridged the gap between the first motorized bicycles and the modern motorcycle. A free printable PDF template and instructions for the model may be downloaded here. In case you were wondering, the spokes in the wheels are made of sewing thread. As the instructions indicate: "This kit is not intended for beginners!"

May 9, 2016

MLP Princess Celestia Papercraft

Princess Celestia, along with her sister, Princess Luna, are co-rulers of Equestria, the land that is the setting for the animated television series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Celestia and her sister are "alicorns" which is the term used on the show for horses that have the characteristics of both a pegasus and a unicorn. This papercraft Celestia was created by DeviantART member Muffinshire and may be downloaded here. Two different Princess Luna paper models were previously posted here and here.

May 4, 2016

Papercraft Wolf

The simplicity of this gray wolf papercraft makes for an easy build. I think the designer did an excellent job with the pose. The Pepakura PDO file for the wolf may be downloaded here. Build photo and template design are by Mabikaze Paperworks.

Other Papercraft Wolves:
Digimon Garurumon
League of Legends Wolf

May 1, 2016

Captain America Paper Model

Another Captain America movie will be released this week! This Captain America paper model was released in 2009 by Action Papercrafts. It has always been one of my favorite papercraft renditions of the good captain. Even though this model is an oldie-but-goodie, the Pepakura PDO template is still available here. The finished model stands 15" (39 cm) tall and includes a display base (not shown).

Other Captain America Papercraft:

Captain America's Shield
Marvel Heroes Paper Toys
Cap Mask for Kids