April 29, 2017

Overwatch Papercraft: Tracer

The 2016 video game Overwatch features a female character named Tracer. Through a freak accident, Tracer gained teleportation and time travel capabilities. A device strapped to her torso allows her to control her powers. This paper model of tracer was created by DeviantART member Avrin-ART. A 74 Mb papercraft template download (available here) includes Pepakura PDO files as well as photo instructions. One of the more difficult parts of the model is the transparent goggles. Avrin gives the model difficulty level a 9 out of 10.

Other Models of Video Game Characters:
Lineage II Female Knight
FFVII Chibi Sephiroth
Street Fighter Ryu
Assassin's Creed Ezio
League of Legends Shaco

April 24, 2017

Printable Sailor Moon Finger Puppets

This is a sampling of a collection of nineteen Sailor Moon finger puppets that were once offered by the now defunct website, Kinmoku.net. I am no Sailor Moon expert, but the collection appears to include a puppet for every major character in the anime series. The printable PDF templates for the puppets may be downloaded here. The templates are large format and should be printed "fit to page" on either Letter or A4 size paper in order for the puppets to be at a usable size.

Other Sailor Moon Papercraft:
Paper Toy Cats
3D Sailor Moon Paper Model
Artemis, Diana, and Luna

April 22, 2017

Wolfenstein Panzerhund Paper Model

The video game Wolfenstein: The New Order was released in 2014. The game is set in alternate history world in which Germany won World War II. In this universe, the Nazis make use of robot dogs known as "Panzerhunde". The Wolfenstein Wiki describes these mecha hounds as "super-efficient murder machines encased in titanium steel armor and fitted with bone-crushing metal jaws that can cut through the thickest of body armor." This paper model Panzerhund was created by Chentzilla. Unlike most video game papercraft, a 3D model from the game was not utilized. The template for the model may be downloaded here. Chentzilla admits his template is "not very user-friendly" which means there are no instructions of any kind. :(

Other Wolfenstein Papercraft:
Human Skull
Tesla Gun

April 16, 2017

Java Sparrow Papercraft

The Java sparrow (sometimes called a Java finch) has been a common cage bird in Asian countries for several centuries. These paper models of Java sparrows were created by Marubun. PDF templates for the birds may be found at the bottom of the page here. There 27 color variations of the model available, including an uncolored version which may be colored as you wish.

Other Papercraft Birds:
Origami Swallows
Lifelike Hummingbirds
Final Fantasy Chocobo
Flying Magpie

April 13, 2017

Pokemon Papercraft: Meowth Balloon

This papercraft Meowth balloon was originally released in 2007. The Pokemon company commissioned papercraft designer Chokipeta to create the model to celebrate the release of the Diamond and Pearl versions of the Nintendo DS Pokemon game. A copy of the PDF template for the balloon is still available here. In the Pokemon anime, a Meowth hot air balloon is the preferred mode of transportation of Team Rocket members Jesse and James.

Other Papercraft Related to Balloons:
Woven Hot Air Balloon Mobile
Easy Disney UP House Paper Model
Detailed Carl's House Papercraft

April 10, 2017

Chibi Hulkbuster Iron Man Paper Model

Iron Man's hulkbuster armor first appeared in Marvel comic books in 1994 and has been popular with fans ever since. The hulkbuster armor is composed of exo-skeleton add-ons to Iron Man's regular armor that increase the strength of his suit to the point he is able to go toe to toe with the Incredible Hulk. This Chibi (or some would say "super deformed") paper model by Carlos Eduardo André is based on how the Hulkbuster armor appeared in the Marvel movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. A Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here. Build photo by Sinsis.

Other Iron Man Papercraft:
Iron Man 3 Paper Toys
Life-Size Movie Version Helmet
Marvel vs Capcom Helmet
Iron Man Origami

April 2, 2017

Simple Origami Easter Egg Holders

These simple, yet elegant, origami Easter egg holders take less than five minutes each to fold. Each egg holder is folded from a 6" (15 cm) square of paper. An easy-to-follow instructional video for this craft may be found here. Build photo by Jessica Jones.

Other Origami:
Bunny Egg Holders
Life-size King's Crown
Harry Potter Howler