January 31, 2018

Disney Tangled Papercraft Lantern

I was going to create a Tangled lantern myself, but someone in Korea beat me to it. Thank you! The design couldn't be simpler. It is just a single piece of cardstock glued to form a cylinder. And before anyone asks: it is not capable of flying. ^^ The lantern is lit by means of a battery powered tea light, not a candle, because everyone knows an open flame and papercraft don't mix. Right? The two JPG template for the lantern may be found here.  The movie Tangled was released by Disney in 2010.

Previous Papercraft Lanterns and Such:

Platonic Solids Lanterns
Decorative Chinese Lanterns
Printable Halloween Lanterns
Castle Lantern
Vintage Diorama Lampshades

January 29, 2018

Papercraft Miniature Gaming Mecha

This papercraft mecha was created with miniature gaming in mind, however it also makes a nice paper toy for desktop display. The official name of the mecha is the "MQ-3A Murphy". It is part of a collection of free papercraft tanks, vehicles, gun turrets and bunkers offered by Ebbles Miniatures. PDF templates for each piece in the collection may be downloaded here.

Other Papercraft Mechs:

MechWarrior Automata
Robotic Missle Tank
Front Mission 4 Mechas
Battletech Locust
Wolfenstein Panzerhund

January 27, 2018

Valentines Papercraft: Heart Box of Roses

Valentines Day is soon upon us! Need a gift? If you have decent papercrafting skills you might want to give this project a try. Despite how it looks, this box of roses is not origami, but papercraft. Each of the rose blossoms is built from thin cardstock that is folded, cut, curled, then glued in place with gluing tabs. The printable PDF template for this project may be downloaded from Canon Creative Park.

Previous Valentine's Day Papercraft:

Origami Shark Valentine
Matchbook Card
Beemo Candy Box
Cupid Paper Toy

January 20, 2018

Nintendo Solid Snake Papercraft

This paper model is of the character Solid Snake as he appears in the 2008 Nintendo video game, Super Smash Brothers Brawl. If you are thinking, "Hey, Snake is not a Nintendo character!", you are correct. Snake is one of two "guest characters" that appear in the game, the other being Sonic the Hedgehog. Snake is a Konami character, while Sonic is a Sega character. This paper model was released by Nintendo Papercraft waaay back in 2008. A download of the template is still available here. Build photo by DeviantART member Caronat.

Other Papercraft Video Game Characters:

Digimon: Tai Kamiya
Overwatch: Tracer
Final Fantasy Dissidia: Paladin
Arkham City: Harley Quinn
Ape Escape: Yumi

January 16, 2018

Papercraft Dice Illusion

Remember that papercraft dragon that gave the illusion its eyes were following you about the room? Here is another papercraft illusion built around the same principle. When rotated back and forth, the apparently 3D dice appear to hover and roll over the game board. Instructions and a free PDF template for the illusion may be downloaded at Instructables.com. This papercraft was designed by paper engineer extraordinaire Rob Ives.

Other Illusion Papercraft:
Robot Dog

January 14, 2018

King's Bounty Royal Snake Papercraft

In the 2009 fantasy themed video game Kings Bounty: Armored Princess there are numerous creatures which might be enlisted as troops in your army. Among these creatures are Royal Snakes. This paper model of a Royal Snake is based on a 3D model from the game. PDF and Pepakura PDO templates for the snake may be downloaded here. Build photo by DeviantART member Nekio15.

Previous Papercraft Video Game Animals:
League of Legends Wolf
World of Warcraft Lion
Star Wars: Battlefront II Tauntaun
Zoo Tycoon 2 White Rhino

January 9, 2018

Star Wars First Order AAL Paper Model

The first two movies of the newest Star Wars trilogy have introduced loads of new spaceships and vehicles. In Star Wars: The Force Awakens we had our first glimpse of the New Order's Atmospheric Assault Lander (AAL). An AAL is a troop carrier that functions much like the Cheyenne dropships in the Alien franchise. The AAL can transport up to twenty stormtroopers. Near the tower at the rear of the ship is a gun turret to provide protection for the troops as they disembark. This 28-30mm scale AAL paper model was created by Papierschnitzel. The template for the model may be downloaded here.

Other Papercraft Sci-Fi Spacecraft:

Star Trek Andorian Battle Cruiser
Clone Wars Y-Wing
Space 1999 Eagle
Battlestar Galactica Viper
Star Trek Borg Cube