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