June 24, 2016

Papercraft Star Trek Playset

Here's a fun little papercraft playset of the Star Trek TOS bridge. The playset features hand drawn art and comes in an easy to assemble 2.5D format. The various pieces of the diorama may be found in the DeviantART gallery of MadunTwoSwords.  The floor and walls work better when they are glued to cardboard or foamcore.

Previous Star Trek papercraft:
Mini Shuttle Collection
Kirk and Spock Paper Models
Type II Hand Phaser
Voyager Medical Tricorder
Klingon Knife

UPDATE 7/2/2019: Madun's DA account has been deactivated. :( The link above now points to an archived version of his page. Low res images of the playset parts may be saved by right clicking on the images and selecting "save image as".

June 17, 2016

Printable Castle Dice Tower

I am always on the lookout for papercraft dice towers. Found one! This printable tower is in the form of a castle (quite appropriate for medieval themed RPG games that make use of dice). Dice are dropped in the top and, by way of baffles inside, the dice are neatly rolled without falling off the table. The pattern for the tower was created by Marc Vela and may be downloaded here. Instructions are available in Spanish only.

Previous towers:
Collapsible Dice Tower
Iosan Dice Tower
Heroscape Dice Tower
Single Page Paper Dice Tower

June 12, 2016

Frank Lloyd Wright Guggenheim Museum Paper Model

Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the early 1940's, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has become a landmark building in New York City. Completed in 1959, the building was extensively renovated in 1992. As part of the renovation a 10 story limestone tower was added at the rear of the complex. This paper model of the Guggenheim was created by Regína Orálková. A copy of her PDF template may be downloaded here.

Other paper models of famous buildings:
Lincoln Log Cabin
Papercut Eiffel Tower
Himeji Castle
Parthenon Pop-up

June 8, 2016

Totoro Paper Toys

Finally, someone has made some easy to build Totoro papercrafts! This collection of paper toys from Cubefold is titled "Forest Spirits". Included in the collection are Oh-Totoro (gray), Chuu-Totoro (blue), Chibi-Totoro (white), and a group of three soot sprites (or dust bunnies as some like to call them). Each of the characters appear in the 1988 Studio Ghibli animated movie, My Neighbor Totoro.

Other Totoro Papercraft:
3D Catbus
3D Oh-Totoro
Totoro Origami

June 5, 2016

Official Disney Papercraft: Nemo

It took 13 years, but Pixar and Disney have finally produced a sequel to Finding Nemo. The new movie, titled Finding Dory, is set to be released June 17th. Looking to celebrate with some papercraft? ^^ This official paper model of Nemo is offered for free at the Disney Family website (here). Instructions on the website claim the model can be built in 15 minutes!

Other Pixar Papercraft:
Mike Wazowski
Sheriff Woody Marionette
Miniature Carl's House (Up!)

June 1, 2016

Origami Unicorn

Origami artist Jo Nakashima has dozens and dozens of origami tutorials on his YouTube channel. Here is one of my favorites from the bunch: a unicorn! Jo's videos have a slow, careful pace that is helpful for those less skilled in the art (like myself ^^).  Other origami tutorials by Jo include dragons, dinosaurs, rabbits, insects, and even a capybara!

Other Origami Animals: