July 29, 2016

Little Prince Paper Toy

The Little Prince is one of the most beloved children's books of the twentieth century. Over the years since its publication in 1943, the novella has been adapted to movies, television shows, radio plays, and even ballet. This fan art Little Prince paper toy by smilerobinson captures the sweetness of the original illustrations in the book. The template for the toy is available here.

Other Cute Paper Toys:
Catbus (Totoro)
Teardrop Mickey Mouse
Lil Bub
Cute Kaiju

July 26, 2016

Papercraft Elf Architecture

This paper model of elven architecture is a free sample from Lord Zsezse Works, a company that produces printable papercraft for miniature gaming. The formal title of the piece is "Eledriel's Cloister". The model has a strong "Lord of the Rings" feel to it and the creator of the piece undoubtedly had "The Mirror of Galadriel" in mind when designing it. Inside the cloister are rock benches and a fountain.  If a free standing fountain is desired,the base of the model is removable. PDF files for the model may be downloaded here.

Other Elven Papercraft:
High Elf Tower
Elf Helmet
Legolas Swords

July 21, 2016

Papercraft Wargaming Ship

This papercraft wargaming ship is a free sample from War Artisan's Workshop. The model is a miniature representation of the 1775 sloop-of-war, USS Enterprise (the first ship to bear the name!)  The scale of the ship is 1:300. Other materials required to build the model include toothpicks, wire, and thread. Tweezers are a must when assembling the parts! Photo instructions are included as part of the download.

Other Paper Model Ships:
Spanish Galleon
Viking Cargo Ship
The Santa Maria
Polish Coastal Ferry

July 19, 2016

FF Dissidia Papercraft: Paladin Cecil Harvey

Back in the day, no one released more Final Fantasy papercraft than Kaizo. But alas, six years ago he gave up the hobby and moved on to other pursuits. Fortunate for those of us still building papercraft, most of his paper models are still available. Pictured is Kaizo's paper model of Cecil Harvey as he appears when wearing his paladin costume in the Final Fantasy: Dissidia video game. PDF files, a Pepakura PDO file, and photo instructions for building Cecil may all be downloaded here.

Other Final Fantasy Papercraft:
Cute Chocobo
FFXI Puppet Master
Kingdom Hearts Style Sephiroth

July 17, 2016

Pokemon Go Papercraft: Pokestop Icon

You knew it had to happen sooner or later: the first Pokemon Go papercraft has been released! This easy-to-build, glue-less paper model of a pokestop icon was created by Desktop Gremlins. Pokestops are real world locations such as monuments, fountains, or public buildings which function (through the magic of GPS) as drop zones for items needed in the game. A pokestop icon indicates the location of pokestops on the in-game map. Now if I could just stop playing long enough to build this! ^^ Download is available here.

Other Papercraft from Desktop Gremlins:
Batman Paper Toy
Tron Lightcycle Game
Steampunk Santa

July 14, 2016

Da Vinci Cam Hammer Paper Model

I have always enjoyed functioning models of Leonardo da Vinci inventions. Pictured is a papercraft version of da Vinci's "cam hammer", a labor saving machine for hammering metal. Steam powered machines like this were used hundreds of years after Leonardo's death during the Industrial Revolution. This paper model is the work of my papercrafter friend Giuseppe Civitarese and may be downloaded for free at his website, Paper Pino.

Other da Vinci Papercraft:

Ornithopter (flying machine)
Turtle Tank
BBC Leonardo Foldees

July 10, 2016

Adventure Time Finn and Fionna Paper Toys

In the Adventure Time animated series, Fionna is a fictional gender swapped version of Finn the Human created by the Ice King. Pictured are paper toy likeness of Finn and Fionna created by DeviantARTist PiercePapercraft. Templates for the toys may be found here. Also available from PiercePapercraft are several other paper toys of gender swapped Adventure Time characters including Jake the Dog / Cake the Cat and Princess Bubblegum / Prince Bubblegum.

Other Adventure Time Papercraft:

Beemo Candy Box
3D Adventure Time Papercraft
Marceline Paper Model
Finn's Golden Sword of Battle

July 4, 2016

Sonic Papercraft: Knuckles the Echidna

I like posting about papercraft from years gone by because many who are new to the hobby may have never seen them before. This Knuckles the Echidna model was created in 2012 by one of my favorite papercrafters, Destro2k. Knuckles, as you probably know, is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. Destro's template for the model may be downloaded here.

Previous Sonic Paper Models:
Miles Prower (Tails)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Power-ups
Sonic Paper Toy