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

February 24, 2018

German Paper Model: Spreewald House

I don't know much about this 1:160 scale papercraft house, but I like it. :) Here's what I do know: the house was created by German designer Christian Meyertöns and the title of the papercraft is "Spreewaldhaus". I assume the name of the house means it is the kind of traditional house that may be found in the Spreewald area of the State of Brandenburg, Germany. The template for the house (which is hand drawn) may be downloaded here. The style of this model reminds me a lot of the work of Richard Vyškovský, the Czech architect who designed paper models in the 70's and 80's.

Other German Paper Models:

Schloß Rosenberg Castle
Mondorf Windmill
Christmas Carrousel
Mellnsdorf Church

February 17, 2018

Disney Moana Paper Toy

This paper toy of Disney's Moana was created by the Korean website "PopPaper". Moana is a Polynesian princess who goes on an ocean journey to find a way to save her island from a terrible blight (thus the oar in the paper toy's hand). She is accompanied on her quest by a Polynesian demigod known as Maui. The printable template for this paper toy may be downloaded here. Moana was released in theaters in 2016.

Other Cute Paper Toys:

Sitting Kaiju Lizard
Kawaii Zombie
Little Prince
Harry Potter Trio
Chibi Pikachu Babies

February 10, 2018

Kiki's Delivery Service Papercraft

Kiki and her cat Jiji are the primary characters in the Studio Ghibli animated film, Kiki's Delivery Service.  The movie follows the exploits of Kiki, a young witch in training who uses her flying broom to make deliveries. This nicely detailed paper model of Kiki and Jiji was created by kujiracraft. The Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here. Kiki's Delivery Service was released in Japan in 1989.

Other Studio Ghibli Papercraft:

Spirited Away Kaonashi Mask
Castle in the Sky Flapter
Princess Mononoke Cubees
My Neighbor Totoro Catbus
Spirited Away Haku Dragon

February 6, 2018

WW2 Soviet Aerosani Paper Model

An aerosani, in basic terms, is a propeller driven snowmobile. During World War II, the Soviet Union produced a military aerosani with the designation "RF-8/GAZ-98". It was a two man craft designed for reconnaissance missions in northern climates. The driver of the vehicle sat in the rear, while a machine gunner sat in front. This 1:35 scale paper model of the RF-8 was designed by paperdiorama.com. A free printable PDF template for the model may be downloaded here.

Previous WWII Papercraft:

Japanese Ohka Model 22 Aircraft
US M4 Sherman Tank
Soviet MS-1 Tank
US Willys MB Jeep