December 26, 2018

Digimon Papercraft: Renamon

It's been a while since I posted any Digimon papercraft. Here's a good one: a Renamon paper model created in 2011 by DeviantART member Destro2k. Renamon is a rookie level Digimon who digivolves to Kyubimon then Taomon and finally Sakuyamon. Pepakura PDO and PDF templates for the model may be downloaded here. The fur around Renamon's neck is made out of cotton.

Previous Digimon Papercraft:

Tai Kamiya

December 20, 2018

Adventure Time Enchiridion Paper Toy

Back in 2015 I released a Kingdom Hearts Winnie the Pooh book paper toy with the intent of producing a series of paper toy books. Here finally, is the second book in the series: the Enchiridion from the Adventure Time animated television show! This is my release of original papercraft for the month of December as promised in November. The papercraft template for the book may be downloaded here. Inside the book is a map of the Land of Ooo where the Adventure Time stories take place. The Enchiridion is a powerful ancient tome found by Finn the Human on one of his adventures.

Other Adventure Time Papercraft:

Finn and Jake
Golden Sword of Battle
Fionna's Crystal Sword
Chibi Princess Bubblegum

December 15, 2018

Mini Santa Sleigh Papercraft

Several years ago Canon Creative Park released a Santa Claus papercraft set complete with sleigh, Christmas presents, and a reindeer. Recently, Canon released a new mini version of the papercraft where the reindeer is flying instead of walking like in the previous, larger version. This papercraft was created by Katsuyuki Shiga and may be downloaded here.

Other Santa Papercraft:
Printable Doctor Who Robot Santa Mask
Matt Hawkins Santa Paper Toy

December 6, 2018

Vintage Disney Papercraft: Peter Pan Dioramas

Robert Nava at The Disney Experience has done a lovely job of scanning and cleaning up a vintage Peter Pan "punchout book". The 1953 book features glue-less construction and includes four dioramas of scenes from Disney's Peter Pan (my fave is the mermaid scene ^^ ). Pictured is the largest of the dioramas: Captain Hook's pirate ship. The printable PDF for the dioramas may be downloaded here.

Previous Disney Papercraft:

Aladdin: Jafar's Black Lamp
Atlantis Crystal
Up: Carl's House
Pooh's Hunny Pot
Vintage Cinderella Castle
Snow White Magic Mirror Mask

December 3, 2018

Fantastic Beasts Papercraft: Niffler

In the Fantastic Beasts movies there are magical creatures known as "nifflers". Some describe the appearance of nifflers as a cross between a duck-billed platypus, a mole, and beaver. Newt Scamander, the protagonist of the movies, notes in his book on fantastic beasts that:
"The niffler is a British beast. Fluffy, black and long-snouted, this burrowing creature has a predilection for anything glittery. Nifflers are often kept by goblins to burrow deep into the earth for treasure. Though the niffler is gentle and even affectionate, it can be destructive to belongings and should never be kept in a house."
This cute paper toy version of a niffler was created by Annie and maybe downloaded at her website Tiny Craft World. Keep up the good work Annie!

Other Harry Potter Papercraft:

Golden Snitch
Howler Origami
Quidditch Field
Peppermint Toad Box
Golden Trio Paper Toys

November 26, 2018

Marvel Papercraft: Iron Spider

In Marvel Comic's "Civil War" storyline, Tony Stark creates for Spider-Man a new costume which Stark calls the "Iron Spider" armor. The costume possesses mechanical arms attached to the back. In homage to the popular comic book storyline, a similar Spider-Man costume appeared in the movie Avengers: Infinity War. This paper model of the Iron Spider was created by Paperttore at Papercraft LED. The Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here. Build photo by Daniel Diaz.

Other Marvel Paper Models:

Mighty Thor
Doctor Octopus
Life Size Hulk
Black Panther
IW Captain America

November 16, 2018

Pie Five Pizza Paper Toy

After five years, here (finally) is pizza number six in my pizza paper toy series! This paper toy is of one of the types of boxes used by the US pizza chain "Pie Five". Inside the box is a ham and jalapeno pizza. Like the other pizzas in the series, it is 1:4 scale. The PDF template for the toy may be downloaded here.

It has been quite a while since I released any papercraft of my own creation. In fact the last release was in September 2015. The drought is finally over! :) As I promised in my 10th anniversary post, I will be posting (God willing) one original papercraft each month for the coming year. This is the first of those monthly posts. And no, they won't all be pizza. ;)

Previous Paper Toys in the Series:

Futurama Pizza (barbecue chicken and onion)
Disney World Pizza (cheese)
Domino's Pizza (green pepper and black olive)
Pizza Hut Darth Maul Pizza (pepperoni)
McDonald's Pizza (supreme)

Oh, one last bit of information... By my reckoning, this is my 120th papercraft release. Little did I know when I started in 2008...

November 14, 2018

Star Wars Hover Tank Paper Model

In the Star Wars universe, during the Clone Wars, the Galactic Republic made use of TX-130 repulsorlift tanks in their struggle against the Confederacy of Independent Systems. These tanks' weapons include twin laser cannons and concussion missiles. This paper model of a Republic TX-130 was created by Blaar. The Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here. TX-130 tanks have appeared in several of the Star Wars: Battlefront video games.

Other Fictional Tank Paper Models:

Wargaming Hover Tanks
Mass Effect 2 M35 Mako
Robotic Missile Tank
Command & Conquer Sentinel
WH40K Macharius

November 9, 2018

Fortnite Papercraft: Drift Mask

The Fortnite video game franchise has become wildly successful in the last year. Of all the variations of the game, the free Battle Royale mode has proven most popular. Battle Royale is a 100 person player versus player melee on one giant map. Victory is achieved by being the last person standing. Players may customize the look of their in-game avatars by purchasing outfit skins. The 1:1 scale paper model pictured is of an animal mask that is part of the "Drift" outfit skin. The printable template for the mask was created by Sabi96 and may be downloaded here. Build photo by SuperRetroBro.

Other 3D Papercraft Masks:

Frankenstein Monster
Skyrim Konahrik Dragon Priest
Disney Fantasia Chernabog
Borderlands 2 Handsome Jack
DC Comics Joker

November 5, 2018

10th Anniversary!!

On this date in 2008 I wrote my first blog post for Tektonten Papercraft! Since that day, the blog has received over 10.4 million page views. Here's special thanks to every visitor who contributed to reaching that number, especially those of you who drop by on a regular basis!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I plan on releasing one new paper model every month for the next twelve months. The last time I released one of my own papercraft designs was 2015, so this will be a big undertaking for me. Fortunately, I have dozens of half-finished templates sitting on my hard drive just waiting to be completed. :) Pictured are some possibilities of  what might be released. From upper left going clockwise we have: A flying key from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Star Lord's gun from Guardians of the Galaxy, an airspeeder from the Star Wars universe, and finally, a simple rustic cottage. If you are lucky, I may even get around to finishing those two skulls I promised in 2013 but never delivered. ;) Here's to happy papercrafting in the coming year!

UPDATE 11/16/18: The below list will be updated as each of the paper models are released.

1. November 2018 - Pie Five Pizza Paper Toy
2. December 2018 - Adventure Time Enchiridion
3. January 2019 - The Fifth Element Stones
4. February 2019 - Star Wars Airspeeder
5. March 2019 - Wolfenstein Luger Pistol
6. April 2019 - John Constantine Bust
7. May 2019 - Grateful Dead Pizza Paper Toy
8. June 2019 - Hogwarts Water Well
9. July 2019 - Star Wars Laser Cannon
10. August 2019 - Rustic Cottage
11. September 2019 - Beetlejuice Handbook
12. October 2019 - FNAF Pizza Paper Toy

October 29, 2018

Star Wars A-wing Paper Model

The A-wing starfighter made its first movie appearance in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. In the movie a squadron of A-wings fight for the Rebel Alliance at the Battle of Endor. This papercraft A-wing model was originally designed by Makino Shunich in 2010, however he made some modifications to the template in 2018. The printable template for the model (as well as detailed instructions) may be found here.

Other Papercraft Starfighters:

Colonial Viper Mk 1
Clone Wars Y-wing
Spaceballs Winnebago
Darth Vader TIE Fighter
Naboo N-1 Starfighter

October 22, 2018

Papercraft Medieval Buildings

These papercraft European-style medieval buildings were created by a member of Cardboard Warriors, a forum dedicated to paper miniatures war-gaming. Although intended for miniature gaming, I think they would also work well as part of a Christmas village. Pictured are a guild hall, an inn yard entry building, and the "White Hart Inn". The PDF templates for the models may be downloaded here. Included in the download are cut files that may be used with a Silhouette Studio electronic cutting machine.

Other Papercraft Architecture:

Old West Saloon
Lincoln Bicentennial Paper Models
Hungarian Buildings
N Scale Commercial Architecture
Medieval Jousting Tents

October 19, 2018

Day of the Dead Origami Skulls

Día de Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is nearly upon us. This year it begins on October 31, the same day as Halloween, and runs through November 2. Día de Muertos is a time when Mexican families remember loved ones who are no longer living. These origami skulls were created by Origami Spirit for use as Day of the Dead decorations. Links to separate video instructions for each of the pieces in the photo (skulls, flowers, hats, bow ties, and peppers) may be found here.

Other Spooky Papercraft:

LotR Nazgul
Harry Potter Dementor
Rhoads' Bat
Fire Wyvern
Skeleton Hand

October 12, 2018

Printable Zombie Half Mask

It is nearing Halloween and every good papercraft blog is posting masks for the season. Here is one from me: a zombie half mask! I thought covering only one eye was an interesting idea for a mask. Although in order to make this look right I think the nose area of the mask needs to be cut out to allow your own nose to stick through. ^^ The 2D printable image for this mask was created by Buz Carter and may be downloaded from his Flickr page here.

Previous 2D Papercraft Masks:

Alfred E. Neuman
David Bowie
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Halloween Monsters

October 3, 2018

DBZ Papercraft: Kaio-ken Goku

In the Dragon Ball Z universe, Goku is the only fighter to successfully make use of the Kaio-ken technique. In the Dragon Ball Z anime Goku describes the attack as:
"It's like a massive upsurge of energy. Everything is heightened: power, speed, even hearing and vision improve dramatically. You sort of become a super-self. But it can only be sustained for a short time, so you have to get the job done quickly."
This paper model of Goku in Kaio-ken mode was created by Paperjuke. The Pepakura PDO for the model may be downloaded here. A base for the model is included in the download. Build photo by Sinsis

Previous Dragon Ball Z Papercraft:

Piccolo and Goku
Saiyan Chest Armor
Life Size SS Goku and Kid Buu
Kid Goku

September 28, 2018

Transforming G1 Optimus Prime Papercraft

This papercraft Optimus Prime is ultra pose-able when in robot form and may be transformed into Optimus' semi-trailer truck form. The transformation is made possible by using string or rubber bands at the model's joints. This papercraft was created by Paper Robots, which apparently no longer exists, but a copy of the printable template is still available here. Sorry, there are no instructions on how to transform from robot to vehicle mode. I think you can figure it out, though. ;)

Other Transformers Papercraft:

Allspark Cubes
Teletraan I Computer
2D Transformers Masks
Urbana 500 (Bumblebee)
War for Cyberton Optimus

September 24, 2018

Dog Papercraft: Akita-inu

Akita dogs come in two varieties: American and Japanese. This papercraft Akita depicts the Japanese variety which is called "Akita-inu". Akita-inus were originally bred in the north of Japan for use as hunting dogs. The template and instructions for this paper model are available from the Akita Prefecture website.

Other Papercraft Dogs:

Doggy Woggy
Ren Hoek
Lady and the Tramp
Scooby Doo

September 18, 2018

Papercraft Iris Glasses

I really like these functional papercraft iris glasses. I think they would make a good prop as part of a steampunk Halloween costume. Instructions and templates for the glasses may be found at the Instructables website. Iris mechanisms like this have been used in cameras for over a century.

Previous Papercraft Eyewear:

Tron 2.0 Hog Goggles
First Person Shooter Glasses
KH II Cid Highwind Goggles
X-Men Cyclops Visor
Halloween BOO! Glasses

September 11, 2018

Marvel Papercraft: Infinity War Captain America

The wait for some decent Infinity War papercraft is over! This Captain America paper model by Zav-Papercraft comes complete with removable Wakandan shields. PDF and Pepakura PDO templates for the model may be downloaded here. The finished model is 19.7" (50 cm) tall. The next Avengers movie is currently scheduled for release in the US in May 2019. I can hardly wait!

Previous Avengers Papercraft:

Full Size Iron Man Helmet
Ultron Prime Head
Life Size Incredible Hulk
Chibi Hulkbuster
S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier 64

September 5, 2018

C&C Sentinel Tank Paper Model

This paper model Sentinel tank is based on a 3D model from the Rise of the Reds mod for the Command and Conquer: Generals - Zero Hour video game. If you couldn't tell by the red stars, this tank is used by the Russian army in the game. The papercraft template for this model was created by DeviantART member n5p29 and may be downloaded here. Several upgrade parts are available for the tank.

Other Paper Model Tanks:

Mass Effect Mako
Starcraft II Hellion
Girls und Panzers Panzerkampfwagen IV
WH40K Macharius
C&C Overlord

August 28, 2018

Akira Motorcycle Paper Model

Since its release in 1988, the science fiction anime movie Akira has achieved "cult classic" status. Set in the year 2019, the movie follows the exploits of a Japanese biker gang led by Shōtarō Kaneda. Keneda's motorcycle is a red high-tech racing bike. The distinctive bike has become an icon for the film. This paper model of Keneda's bike was designed by Brad Tate. A free download of the PDF template for the papercraft is available here. Visual assembly instructions are included in the download. The Akira motorcycle was recently featured in the movie Ready Player One.

Other Motorcycle Models:

Evel Knieval Skycycle
Yamaha YZR-M1
1911 Harley-Davidson

August 18, 2018

Printable Totoro Origami

I hate to use the term "printable origami" but that is pretty much what these origami Totoros are. Instead of using a pre-colored square of paper like is done in traditional origami, a square is printed from a PDF file. Graphics for the Totoro's face and belly are positioned on the square so they end up in the right place after the folding is complete. The templates for these Totoros were created by Paper Kawaii and maybe downloaded here. Totoros are one of the many characters to be found in the animated movies produced by the Japanese company, Studio Ghibli.

Other Origami Characters:

Marvel Comics' Iron Man
Disney's Wall-E
Star Trek Mr. Spock
Star Wars Yoda
LotR Nazgul

August 10, 2018

Ready Player One DeLorean Papercraft

Inside the virtual reality game in Ready Player One, the hero of the movie, Wade Watts, drives a DeLorean like the one seen in the movie Back to the Future. However, Watts' car has some additional modifications. First, the car has been equipped with the on-board computer and red scanner of the Pontiac Firebird from the Knight Rider television show. Second, the car's license plate reads "ECTO-88", a homage to the Ghostbusters ambulance which has the license plate "ECTO 1". This papercraft model of the DeLorean was created by Paperized Crafts. The printable template for the model may be downloaded here.

Other Papercraft Pop Culture Cars:

Scooby Doo Mystery Machine
Clark Kent's Nash Healey
Transformers Urbana 500
Dukes of Hazzard General Lee
Mad Max Interceptor

August 7, 2018

Pokemon Papercraft: Suicune

Suicune is a Legendary Pokemon that was introduced in the series of Generation II Pokemon video games released for Game Boy Color in 2001. Suicune is featured on the box of Pokemon Crystal Version.  This papercraft Suicune is one of the many excellent Pokemon models available from Tenpepakura. A PDF template for the model may be downloaded here. As you might guess by its blue color, Suicune is a water-type Pokemon.

Previous Pokemon Papecraft:

Chibi Team Rocket
Eevee Evolutions
Pokestop Icon

July 31, 2018

Printable Harry Potter Monopoly

This printable Harry Potter Monopoly board is not a scan of the store bought version of the game.  It is a work of fan art produced by  a Harry Potter blog in the Netherlands. Except for the houses and hotels, everything you need to play is included. I like that the instruction book for the game is made to look like a Marauder's Map.  :) The game is available in both Dutch and English language versions. The PDF templates for the English version of the game may be downloaded here.

Other Printable Board Games:

Robo Battle Pigs
Smash Monster Rampage
Tron Light Cycle Game
Disney Villains Bowling

UPDATE 12/18/19: The game pictured above is no longer available. The link in the post above now points to an alternate Harry Potter Monopoly. Unlike the original version which was 100% printable, the alternate version requires modifying a real Monopoly board.

July 22, 2018

VW Kübelwagen Paper Model

During World War II, the US military used Willys MB Jeeps while the German army used Type 82 Kübelwagens. Kübelwagens were designed and built by Volkswagen at the request of the Third Reich. This 1:17 scale paper model of a Kübelwagen was created by Toni Mauricio. The PDF template for the model may be downloaded here. In the US in the 1960's, Volkswagen introduced a version of the Kübelwagen known as the "Thing".

Other VW Papecraft:

Two Tone Beetle
KU Ecohawk
Disney Love Bug
1999 Beetle

July 15, 2018

Maplestory Papercraft: Mushmom House

I heard a rumor that in the near future a new Maplestory app is going to be released. It made me nostalgic. Ten years ago Maplestory papercraft was some of the best fan art papercraft you could find. I managed to track down one of the old paper models. It depicts the character "Mushmom" in front of her mushroom house. A download of the printable template for the model is available here. Maplestory is a free Korean MMO video game that was first released in 2003.

Other Cute Video Game Papercraft:

Okamiden Chibiterasu
Final Fantasy XI Moogle
Gunbound Paper Toys
Ape Escape Yumi
Breath of the Wild Link

July 9, 2018

Vintage Ali Baba Paper Theater

The full title of this vintage paper theater is "Pollock's Britannia Theatre with the Characters and Scenes for Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves." The set includes fourteen characters and several backdrops. The printable template for the theater is available from Agence Eureka. Build photo by Maggie. The tale of Ali Baba comes from a collection of Middle Eastern folk stories known as One Thousand and One Nights.

Previous Paper Theaters:

Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Eisbrecher Toy Theater
Teddy's Ornate Theater
Fairy Tale Tableau-Teater

June 28, 2018

Indiana Jones Mk VII Tank Paper Model

The Mark VII was the one of largest tanks produced by Britain during World War I. Only three of the tanks were ever built, but despite its rarity, the Mark VII gained a level of renown after a replica of the tank was used in the 1989 movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The armament of the real life Mark VII included two side turrets with 6-pounder guns as well as seven machine guns. The movie version of the tank had an added rotating gun turret on top which was not typical. Pictured is a paper model of the Last Crusade tank designed by Dave Winfield. The printable template for the model may be downloaded here.

Other Indiana Jones Papercraft:
Origami Fedora
Headpiece to the Staff of Ra
Indy Paper Toy
Webley Revolver

June 21, 2018

He-Man Paper Toys

The He-Man animated television series ran in the US from 1983 to 1985. I don't remember watching the cartoon, but I do remember the 1987 live action movie featuring Dolph Lundgren in the title role. Since the 80's the franchise has achieved cult status. Pictured are a selection of the seven He-Man paper toys offered by Folduptoys. From upper left going clockwise, there is Beast-Man, Mat-At-Arms, He-Man and Skeletor. Also available are Stratos, Trap Jaw and Zodac. All seven toys may be downloaded here. The He-Man franchise began as a collection of action figures produced by Mattel. The animated series featuring the characters was produced after the toy line became popular.

Previous Paper Toy Collections:

Harry Potter Golden Trio
Doraemon Characters
Mouse Guard Papercraft
Mothra's Kaiju Friends
Uncanny X-Men

June 15, 2018

Life Size Harley Quinn Papercraft

Harley Quinn is one of several DC Comics bad guys to appear in the 2016 movie, Suicide Squad. This life size paper model of Harley in her Suicide Squad garb was originally created by Unfold Brazil to be 19.7" (50 cm) tall. Desiring something a little taller, DeviantART member Kirob3rus modified UB's papercraft template to produce a finished model that stands 5' 8" (1.73 M) tall! Kirob3rus' Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here. Harley Quinn's first appearance in the DC Comics Universe was not in a comic book but as the Joker's sidekick in a 1992 episode of Batman: The Animated Series.

Previous Life Size Papercraft:

Master Yoda
The Incredible Hulk
Majora's Mask
DBZ Goku and Kid Buu

June 11, 2018

Star Wars Snowspeeder Paper Model

The Empire Strikes Back contains one of the most memorable scenes of any Star Wars movie: The Battle of Hoth. Who can forget the epic fight between the Imperial walkers and the Rebel Alliance snowspeeders? Pictured is one of the better snowspeeder paper models I have come across over the years. It was designed by Sean Kelly at TCF Gaming. Sean's website is no longer active, but a download of the template for this model is still available here. The completed model is roughly 1:48 scale.

Other Papercraft Star Wars Vehicles:

Mini Republic Gunship
V-Wing Airspeeder
Techno Union Shuttle
Pinook Fighter
XJ-6 Airspeeder

June 5, 2018

Dragon Quest Papercraft: Nera

Here is a lovely paper model of Nera Briscoletti from the Dragon Quest V video game by Square Enix. In the game, the characters are 2D pixelated sprites. So this papercraft represents the creator's vision of what the character would look like in 3D, anime style. The PDF template and instructions may be downloaded here. Look for the links on the left side of the page. In the Japanese version of the game Nera is named "Flora".

Previous Square Enix Papercraft:

Final Fantasy XI Puppetmaster
Cute FF Fables Chocobo
Chibi Sephiroth
FFXI Happy Moogle
Front Mission 4 Mechas

May 29, 2018

Marvel Comics Black Panther Paper Model

The Black Panther first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. This paper model statue by Unfold Brazil shows the King of Wakanda as he appears in that movie. The finished papercraft is 19.7" (50 cm) tall and is built from 120 individual pieces of card stock. The Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here. Build photos by Sinsis. Wakanda forever! :)

Previous Superhero Paper Models:

Captain America
X-Men Apocalypse 
Animation Style Batman

May 28, 2018

Printable Ant Man Mask

The next movie release for the Marvel Cinematic Universe will occur in July with the release of Ant Man and the Wasp. This printable 2D mask was a promotional giveaway for kids back in 2015 when the first Ant Man movie hit theaters. Now if I can just find a way to make the mask adult size... ^^ The PDF file for the mask may be downloaded here.

Other Printable 2D Masks:

Hulk Hogan
Bumblebee & Optimus Prime
David Bowie
Borderlands 2 Halloween Masks
Star Wars Rancor

May 23, 2018

Game of Thrones Papercraft: Drogon

Drogon is one of three dragons cared for by Queen Daenerys Targaryen in the Game of Thrones television show. This paper model of Drogon depicts him as an adult, however the scale of the model is very close to the size of the dragon when he was newly hatched. The template for this papercraft was created by Cláudio Dias and may be downloaded here. Detailed instructions are included with the template. Queen Daenerys' other two dragons are named Rhaegal and Viserion.

Other Dragon Paper Models:

Blue RPG Dragon
Dragon Ball Z Porunga
Skyrim Frost Dragon
Fire Wyvern Origami
Yu-Gi-Oh Winged Dragon of Ra

May 15, 2018

Marvel Comics MODOK Paper Toy

The Marvel character MODOK is at once one of the silliest and one of the creepiest of comic book villains.  MODOK (which is an acronym for "Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing") is a normal human who underwent brain enhancement, the side effect being his head grew to an enormous size. No longer able to walk on his own, MODOK relies on a high tech flying chair to get around. This MODOK paper toy comes with lots of accessories including weapons and several interchangeable faces and arms. Also available is an AIM soldier, one of the hundreds of minions MODOK employs. Printable PDF templates for the toy may be downloaded at the Mindless Shelf Indulgence website.

Other Marvel Paper Toys:

Fantastic Four HERBIE Robot
Iron Man 3 Toys
Avengers Jumping Jacks
Guardians of the Galaxy Groot

May 11, 2018

Space 1999 Eagle Paper Model

In 2011 I posted an easy Space 1999 Eagle transporter paper model. Here is a slightly more detailed model of the same spacecraft by Papertoybox. One noticeable difference between the two models is the top of the newer Eagle model has an actual 3D triangulated frame rather than the boxed-in piece the 2011 model has. The PDF template for the transporter may be downloaded here. The designer has photo instructions available as well. The Space 1999 television show aired for two years from 1975 to 1977.

Other Sci-Fi Spaceships:

Perry Rhodan Discoverer
Fireball XL5
Colonial Viper Mark 1
Reaverized Serenity
Spaceballs Winnebago

April 29, 2018

Barbie Scale Harpsichord Paper Model

Several years ago I created some Barbie doll sized papercraft, so I was delighted this week to discover I am not the only one! This Barbie scale Baroque harpsichord paper model was created by DeviantART member Menkhar. A PDF file of the printable template for the harpsichord may be downloaded here. Harpsichords were popular in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries but eventually fell out of favor after the invention of the piano.

Previous Barbie Papercraft:

Mr. T Cereal Box
Warhol Brillo Box Art

April 23, 2018

Tower of Babel Ziggurat Pop-up

Some scholars associate the Tower of Babel in the Bible with the ancient city of Babylon. So it is no surprise this Tower of Babel paper pop-up was designed by Elod Beregszaszi to be in the form of a Babylonian ziggurat. A PDF template for the tower may be downloaded here.

Previous Paper Pop-ups:
St. Paul's Cathedral
M. C. Escher's Relativity
Masonic Trestle-Board
8-Bit Video Game Characters

April 16, 2018

Papercraft V Reptilian Laser Pistol

The 1983 television mini-series "V" tells the story of the invasion of Earth by aliens. The aliens appear to be very human looking, but are later revealed to be reptilians who wear disguises to hide their true features. This full scale paper model of a reptilian laser pistol from the series was created by Marcell von dem Berge. A printable PDF template for the model may be downloaded here. Fun trivia: actor Robert Englund (who went on to play Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street) played one of the reptilians in V.

Previous Sci-Fi Guns:

Mini Star Trek Phaser Rifle
Stitch's Ray Gun
Boba Fett Blaster Rifle
Mass Effect Wraith Shotgun
Doctor Who Sontaran Rifle

April 14, 2018

Marvel Comics Thanos Paper Toy

It's only two weeks till Avengers: Infinity War is released! Here's a Marvel Comics papercraft to make while you wait. ^^ This paper toy is the arch-villain Thanos as he appears in vintage comic books. On his left hand is the Infinity Gauntlet with all Infinity Stones in place. Thanos has made some cameo appearances in previous movies, but in Infinity War he will play a major role in the story. This paper toy was created by DeviantART member wackywelsh and may be downloaded here.

Other Marvel Paper Toys:

Fantastic Four H.E.R.B.I.E.
Hako Ghost Rider
Galactus Cubee

April 8, 2018

G1 Transformers Papercraft: Laserbeak

This delightfully cartoon-ish paper model of the G1 Decepticon Laserbeak was created by Asd Fla. The PNG template for this papercraft may be downloaded here. In the Transformers universe, Laserbeak is a Decepticon spy who transforms from a cassette tape into a bird-like fighter jet with laser cannons. The group of Decepticons that transform from cassettes into various robot animals are also known as "Recordicons".

Other Transformers Papercraft:

Allspark Cubes
Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker
Soundwave and Buzzsaw
Omega Supreme

April 6, 2018

Saber-toothed Tiger Paper Model

Here is another amazing papercraft animal from DeviantART member DrWheelieMobile. This time she has tried her hand at a prehistoric animal: the smilodon. In pop culture, the smilodon is better known as the saber-toothed tiger. The smilodon became extinct a mere 10,000 years ago (not that long ago in the natural history of things). More skeletons of the animal have been found in the La Brea Tar Pits near Los Angeles, California than any other location. The printable template for this paper tiger may be downloaded here.

Other Prehistoric Animal Papercraft:

Woolly Mammoth
2.5D Velocirapter
Origami Dinosaurs
Triceratops Skull

March 29, 2018

Star Wars Imperial Shuttle Tydirium Paper Model

In Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, General Han Solo uses a stolen Imperial shuttle to land a strike team on the forest moon of Endor. The name of the shuttle is the Tydirium. This 1:100 scale paper model of the Tydirium was created by Artur Rozek. A free download of the printable template for the model may be found here. The technical name for Imperial shuttles of this type is "Lambda-class T-4a".

Other Star Wars Spacecraft:

Interdictor-class Star Destroyer
Origami A-wing
Consular-class Cruiser 
TIE Bomber
First Order AAL

March 25, 2018

Easy Papercraft Easter Story Diorama

The My Little House website produces a variety of paper models based on stories in the Bible. An appropriate model to build this time of year is their diorama of the Easter story. The diorama includes the risen Christ, Mary Magdalene, two angels, two Roman soldiers, the empty tomb, plus a variety of rocks and trees. A free printable PDF template for the diorama may be downloaded here. One of the accounts of Christ's resurrection is found in the Gospel According to Luke.

Other Easter Papercraft:

Bunny and Chick Paper Toys
Carrot Treat Boxes
Wonderland Egg Diorama
Polygonal Rabbit
Origami Egg Holders

March 18, 2018

2.5D Chinese Dragon Papercraft

In Chinese mythology, the Azure Dragon (Qinglong) symbolizes the cardinal direction east. By extension, the Qinglong also represents the season of spring. This 2.5D papercraft Azure Dragon was created for use in miniature gaming by papercraft designer, Eddnic. The printable PDF file for the model may be downloaded here. Sorry to say, there are no instructions for this model. Your best guide is the photo shown.

Other RPG Papercraft:

Medieval Tents
Crypt Worm
Urban Buildings
Star Trek Ships
Japanese Torii

March 11, 2018

Minecraft Enderman Papercraft

You have to be a real fan of the Minecraft video game to make one of these and keep it in your room. Too creepy for me! :) This Enderman papercraft was created by gamer Stephen Bear. The printable template for the model may be downloaded here. In case you want to build the model as a birthday gift, included in the template is a cake block for Enderman to hold. In the game, Endermen have the ability to move blocks and can teleport.

Other Minecraft Papercraft:

Mini Diorama
Ender Dragon
Captain America
Creeper Automata

March 6, 2018

Papercraft Dog Automata

It's a papercrafter's worst nightmare: coming home to find the family pet has eaten your entire paper model collection! This paper automata depicting such a scene was created by Matt Bergstrom at Wurlington Press. The title of this piece is "Max's Snack Attack". Matt created the work to commemorate the 2015 International Paper Modelers Convention in Sterling, Virginia. A PDF template for the model may be downloaded here.

Previous Paper Automata:

Flailing Robot
Evil Cartoon Animals
Da Vinci Cam Hammer
Minecraft Creeper Attack

February 27, 2018

Mitsubishi A6M Zero Papercraft Diorama

During the last five years of World War Two, the Japanese Imperial Navy made use of the technologically advanced Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" fighter. This finely detailed papercraft diorama designed by Masahiro Hisashi depicts a Zero at an airbase complete with concrete storage bunker and fuel truck. The papercraft templates for all models pictured may be downloaded here. Also available for download is a "weathered" version of the aircraft.

Previous Papercraft Aircraft:

1:60 Scale Cessna 172
NASA ARES Mars Airplane
Blue Angels F11F Tiger
Super-Deformed Spitfire
Chinese MiG 17