October 30, 2016

Mix-n-Match Papercraft Robots

These papercraft robots look a little sinister, just the thing for a table top Halloween decoration. The fun thing about the robots is their parts are interchangeable. If I were six years old I would be playing with these for hours. ^^ The printable PDF template for the robots may be downloaded at Ravensblight.

Previous Robot Paper Models:

Bender from Futurama
Life-size R2-D2
Portal 2 Frankenturret
Doctor Who K9

October 23, 2016

Papercraft Scorpion

I think scorpions are one of the creepiest animals on the planet, so you will never find me building this paper model. ^^ This papercraft was created by a Japanese designer. The template for the model (which consists of four A4 size JPGs) may be downloaded here. The exact species of scorpion this papercraft depicts is the Arabian fat-tailed scorpion which is found primarily in North Africa and the Middle East.

Other Papercraft Animals:
Mexican Tarantula
Rainforest Animal Collection
Printable 3D Wetland Creatures
Rockhopper Penguins

October 20, 2016

Printable Full Head Tyrannosaurus Mask

Canon Creative Park has a nifty collection of free full head masks for the Halloween season. Pictured is my favorite from the group: a tyrannosaurus head! Masks also available for download include a triceratops, a pteranodon, a horse, a wolf, and an eagle.

Other 3D Papercraft Masks:
Snow White Magic Mirror
Avatar Amon Mask
Marvel Comics Doctor Doom
Dark Knight Rises Masks
Brad and Angelina

October 16, 2016

Haunted Carousel Papercaft

Ravensblight is the undisputed king of Halloween papercraft. One example of the creations to be found at the website is this haunted Merry-Go-Round which actually spins. Also to be found on the site are enough paper models of haunted houses to create a Halloween village!

Other Papercraft Carousels:
German Christmas Carrousel
Antique Circus Merry-Go-Round

October 9, 2016

Origami Skeleton Hand

Good Halloween origami designs are hard to come by, so I was happy to find this wonderful skeleton hand.  The original folding pattern for the hand was created by Jeremy Shafer. An excellent instructional video by Jo Nakashima on how to fold the hand may be found here. The build photo is by Jessica Jones.

Other Holiday Origami:
Halloween Bat
Bunny Easter Egg Holder
Shark Valentine
Modular Christmas Tree
Santa Ornament

October 2, 2016

Vintage Ocean Liner Paper Model

At first glance you might think this 1910 ocean liner paper model is the RMS Titanic, but it is actually another ship from the same time period: the SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie. Originally a German ship, the Cecilie was eventually taken over by the US Navy and renamed the USS Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon served as a troop transport during World War 1 until she was torpedoed in 1918. A scan of the template for the model may be downloaded for free here. The scale of the papercraft is 1:200. Instructions are available in German only.

Other Papercraft Ships: