January 31, 2017

Papercraft Dodo Bird

Here we have a Japanese paper model of the famous dodo bird. Dodo's are believed to have gone extinct sometime in the late 1600's. The flightless bird became an indelible part of our collective pop culture memory after Lewis Carroll included an anthropomorphic dodo as a character in his 1865 novel, Alice in Wonderland. The papercraft template and instructions for the dodo are available here.

Other Papercraft of Extinct Animals:
Woolly Mammoth
2.5D Velociraptor
Paper Trilobite

January 29, 2017

Disney XD Iron Man Paper Toy

The animated television series, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! premiered on Disney XD in 2010. This Iron Man  paper toy was released by Disney the same year to promote the show.  The look of the toy reflects the animation style of the series.  Although Earth's Mightiest Heroes was replaced by the Avengers Assemble show in 2013, this papercraft is still available. The PDF template for the toy may be downloaded here.

Other Avengers Papercraft:
Life Size Ultron Head
Loki Paper Toy
Printable Avengers Masks
Mjolnir, Thor's Hammer

January 24, 2017

More Mouse Guard Paper Toys

Sometime, when I wasn't paying attention, David Petersen went and added five new Mouse Guard paper toys to his list of offerings! New to the collection are Gwendolyn, Piper, Rand, Midnight and Conrad (not pictured). Petersen, of course, is the creative genius behind the Mouse Guard comic books on which the paper toys are based. All ten of the toys in Petersen's papercraft series may be downloaded here.

Previous Papercraft Mice:
Matt Hawkins' Mickey Mouse Toys
Disney's Cinderella Gus and Jaq
Ratatouille Origami
Teardrop Mickey

January 22, 2017

Hitchhiker's Guide Papercraft Bobbleheads

Here is a nifty collection of  papercraft bobbleheads depicting characters from the BBC's 1981 television adaptation of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  Included in the set are Marvin the Robot, Eddie the Computer, Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent. Each of the bobbleheads is the creation of UK papercraft designer BazookaJo. Templates and instructions for the models may be downloaded here. The "bobble effect " for the figures is achieved by making use of a spring from inside a retractable pen.

Other Paper Models of SciFi Characters:
Han Solo (Star Wars)
Kirk & Spock (Star Trek)
Tali'Zorah (Mass Effect 3)
Life Size Yoda (Star Wars)

January 15, 2017

Star Wars XJ-6 Airspeeder Papercraft

In Star Wars: Episode III, Anakin Skywalker hot wires an airspeeder in order to pursue the bounty hunter Zam Wesell who had just made an attempt on Padme Amidala's life. The yellow, open cockpit speeder Anakin "borrowed" was a XJ-6 "hot rod" manufactured by Narglatch AirTech. This paper model of the XJ-6 was created by MTK. A download of printable papercraft templates in Pepakura PDO and PDF formats may be found here.

Other Papercraft SciFi Vehicles:
V-Wing Airspeeder
Hover Car Racer
Halo Banshee Assault Vehicle
Mini Republic Gunship

January 10, 2017

Origami Penguin

Is that you Gunter? ^^ This origami penguin is one of the many designs of origami artist Jo Nakashima. As should be obvious, the penguin was created from a single square of paper that is black on one side and white on the other. A video tutorial on how to fold this origami may be found here. Build photo by Jessica Jones.

Other Papercraft Penguins:
Penguin Finger Puppet
Rock Hopper Penguins
Cute Penguin Paper Toy

January 4, 2017

1956 Ford Thunderbird Paper Model

Here's an antique paper model of an antique car. This papercraft 1956 Ford Thunderbird was created in 1957 by Otto Ravensburg, a German designer. The model is definitely not for beginners! One factor contributing to the difficulty is that the instructions are in German and do not include any images. A download of the template may be found here. Thunderbirds were first produced for the 1955 model year.

Other Papercraft Automobiles:
1968 Shelby Mustang
80's Pontiac Firebird
1993 Dodge Viper
1972 AMC Gremlin