May 30, 2017

Futuristic Helicopter Paper Model

This futuristic papercraft helicopter was originally published in the August 2010 issue of ABC, a Czech language magazine for children. To our good fortune, designer Jan R√ľkr, now graciously offers the template for the helicopter on his personal website: Aliens Papercraft.  Although the instructions are in Czech, excellent 3D diagrams allow even a non-speaker of the language to easily build the model. The official name of the helicopter is the "Raven 4".

Previous Helicopter Paper Models:
Virgin Helicopter Ambulance
AH-64 Apache

May 22, 2017

DIY Papercraft Thor Hammer for Kids

I have featured several different paper models of the war hammer of Marvel Comics' Thor, but this is the first one that is specifically scaled for children. Offered by the Disney Family website, the template for this model may be downloaded here. In both Norse mythology and also in comic books published by Marvel, Thor's hammer is named "Mjolnir". Looking for the Thor helmet in the photo? It is located here.

Other Papercraft Thor Hammers:
1:2 Scale Comic Book Version
1:1 Scale Thor Movie Version
1:1 Scale Avengers Movie Version

May 17, 2017

Marvel Papercraft: Black Cat Bust

Here's a bust of Marvel Comics' Black Cat (no pun intended!). The Black Cat, whose real identity is Felicia Hardy, has a long romantic history with Spider-Man. At one point in their relationship she gained his trust enough for him to reveal his secret identity to her. The template for the bust may be downloaded here. The download includes both Pepakura PDO and PDF files. Model design by Paper-Rock. Build photo by Hugo-Drax.

Other Marvel Papercraft:

X-Men Apocalypse
Ultron Head
Life Size Incredible Hulk
Loki Paper Toy
Galactus Cubee

May 11, 2017

Chibi Breath of the Wild Link Papercraft

Out of the papercraft that has been released for the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild video game, this Link model has to be my favorite.  Given the style of this papercraft, it might look like a model from the 2002 Wind Waker game, but it is actually a chibi version of how an adult Link appears in the newest game. A download of the template may be found here. Breath of the Wild was released in 2017.

Previous Zelda Papercraft:
King of Red Lions Origami
Full Size Zora Helmet
Zelda Lightbox Diorama
Life Size Majora's Mask

May 9, 2017

Disney Bambi Papercraft

I am not sure, but I believe this papercraft of Disney's Bambi was based on a 3D model from one of the Kingdom Hearts video games. The paper model does a good job of capturing the lovable deer's likeness in 3D form. Pepakura PDO, PDF and also JPG templates for Bambi may be downloaded here. Model design by Corbak. Build photo by Wolfose.

Other Disney Papercraft:
Official Nemo Papercraft
Snow White Magic Mirror Mask
Chibi Beauty and the Beast
Stitch's Ray Gun
Olaf Origami

May 2, 2017

Papercraft Samurai Helmets

This collection of life size papercraft samurai helmets was based on historic helmets held in museums in Japan. The artist who designed the helmets is Kimura Yoshitaka. PDF templates for the helmets may be found here. If you don't know Japanese, it may take you a while to figure out which links to click. ^^ The era of the samurai lasted from the 12th century until the 1860's.

Other Paper Models Related to Japanese Culture:
Torii Papercraft
Kotatsu Cat
Karatsu Kunchi Parade Float Models
Newspaper Kabuto