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