Google+ Tektonten Papercraft: 2019

April 9, 2019

Rocket and Groot Papercraft Diorama

Sadly, Groot is currently gone from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. *Sniff* But perhaps things will change when Avengers: Endgame is released on April 26th! Until then, we can pass the time by building some Marvel papercraft! ;) This Rocket Raccoon and Groot diorama was created by the fine folks at UnfoldBrazil. The Pepakura PDO template for the model is available here. Included in the download is a base for the figures.

Other Avengers Paper Models:

Mighty Thor
Life Size Hulk
Captain America
Thanos Paper Toy
Iron Spider

April 7, 2019

M3 Lee Tank Paper Model

The United States M3 Lee tank was named after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. The M3 first saw action in World War 2 in 1941. A total of 6,258 of the tanks were manufactured. This small (1/72 scale) paper model of the tank was created by Box Studio of Japan. PDF templates and instructions for the papercraft may be downloaded here.

Previous Papercraft Tanks:

WW1 German A7V
M4 Sherman
Renault FT
Soviet MS-1
Indiana Jones Mk VII

March 30, 2019

Real Steel Noisy Boy Robot Papercraft

The 2011 movie Real Steel features giant fighting robots. The protagonist robot in the film is a blue Japanese-built robot named "Noisy Boy". Before the movie premiered, two free paper models of Noisy Boy were released as a promotion. One model was a simplified, easy-to-build version (pictured on the right) and the other was a more detailed version (pictured on the left). A download of the PDF templates for both models may be found here. Instructions are included in the download. The designer of these models is DeviantART member ThunderChildFTC.

Other Papercraft Robots:

Half-Life 2 Dog
Mechagodzilla
Doctor Who K9
Short Circuit Johnny 5
Fantastic Four H.E.R.B.I.E.

March 26, 2019

Wolfenstein Luger Pistol Papercraft

This is my papercraft offering for the month of March (a list of previous monthly papercraft may be found here). Years ago, when I first started doing my own papercraft, I did quite a few life-size models based on simple objects in old video games. This Luger pistol from the Return to Castle Wolfenstein video game is one such model I never got around to releasing (until now). Wolfenstein is a WW2 themed game and many of the German enemies in the game carry this Luger. You will notice the game designers didn't even bother to put a trigger on the gun. ^^ The PDF template for the gun may be downloaded here.

Other Old Video Game Papercraft:

Star Wars Electrobinoculars
Klingon Knife
Half-Life 1 Frag Grenade
Tron's Helmet
Deep Space Nine PADD

March 22, 2019

Harry Potter Burrow Paper Model

In the Harry Potter universe, the family of Harry's friend, Ron Weasley, live in an odd, magical house called "The Burrow".  This paper model of the domicile by Claudio Dias is based on how the house appears in the Harry Potter movies. The sixteen page printable template for the model may be downloaded here. Harry first visited The Burrow in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Other Paper Models of Fictional Architecture:

Futurama Planet Express Headquarters
Hobbit Lake Town Buildings
ThunderCats Time Machine Pyramid
Lone Ranger Frontier Town
Blade Runner Tyrell Building

March 17, 2019

Pose-able Star Wars AT-AT Papercraft

James Fritzler has a unique system for creating glue-less, pose-able papercraft. This red Star Wars AT-AT is one of his many creations. The PDF template for the walker may be downloaded from his DeviantART page here. Be sure to check out Jim's other creations while you are there.

Other Pose-able Papercraft:
Transforming Optimus Prime
Robot Paper Toy
Squid Puppet
Netroids Dragon
2D My Little Ponies

March 7, 2019

Fallout 3 Bottlecap Mine Papercraft

In the Fallout 3 video game, players can create an explosive device from found objects which include a lunchbox and bottle caps. This full size paper model of the so-called "bottlecap mine" was crafted with meticulous care by Broken Papercrafts. The illusion of the papercraft mine being real is enhanced by coloring the edges of the card stock and the addition of some bits of wire here and there. The Pepakura PDO files for the project may be downloaded here.

Other Papercraft Video Game Weapons:

Half-Life 1 Glock
KH2 Dream Sword
LoL Kennen Shuriken
Morrowind Daedric Dagger
Assorted Crossfire Weapons

February 27, 2019

Disney Paper Toys: Goofy and Donald

I have always admired the cartoony goodness of Matt Hawkins' papercraft. Waaay back in 2008 Matt produced a collection of promotional Disney paper toys that included Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy. I did a post about the Mickey Mouse toy here. However, I was never able to locate any of the rest of the toys... until now (thanks to Joe V.) The Donald Duck and Goofy paper toys may be downloaded here. Now if I can just find Minnie, my set will be complete. Build photo by Matt Hawkins.

Previous Disney Papercraft:

Black Hole V.I.N.cent and B.O.B.
Disney Princesses
Lady and the Tramp
Toy Story Woody Marionette
Frozen's Elsa
Bambi

February 24, 2019

Japanese Emperor Butterfly Papercraft

The Japanese Emperor butterfly is found in every part of the main island of Japan. It is easily identified by its distinctive purple color. This paper model of the butterfly is offered by the Konica Minolta company on their website. Judging by the size of the template, it appears the finished model is slightly larger than life. The scientific name of the Japanese Emperor is "Sasakia Charonda".

Other Papercraft Insects:

LotR Spider: Shelob
Arabian Fat-tailed Scorpion
Mexican Tarantula

February 17, 2019

Star Wars Green Airspeeder Paper Model

This papercraft airspeeder is based on a 3D model from the 2003 video game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. It is similar in many respects to Zam Wasell's airspeeder in Star Wars Episode II. I made the model approximately 1:48 scale which is a scale that fits both Lego figures and Wizard of the Coast's Star Wars Miniatures figures. The model may look simple to build, but I give it a solid 4 out of 5 difficulty level. The template may be downloaded here. This is my papercraft release for February 2019 as promised in November.

Previous Star Wars Papercraft:

First Order AAL
Hoth Snowspeeder
Naboo Starfighter
TIE Bomber
Rebel Tower and Turret

February 13, 2019

Cthulhu Mythos Papercraft

Ugh! This group of uglies are some Cthulhu Mythos figures created for tabletop gaming by Eddnic at Fantasy Paper Miniature. Pictured are but 4 of the 15 characters available. From the upper left going clockwise there is Cthulhu, a Byakhee, a Shoggoth, and a Nightgaunt. Eddnic makes use of a papercraft technique some call "2.5D" because flat (2D) pieces of paper are used to create 3D effects. The Cthulhu Mythos universe began with the writings of H. P. Lovecraft and was expanded upon by subsequent writers.

Other Lovecraft Papercraft:

Arcane Books
2D Cthulhu Mask
Elder Thing
House of Chthulhu Paper Toy

February 6, 2019

Papercraft Lions

Here's another set of papercraft animals based on 3D models from the Zoo Tycoon 2 video game. This time we have a male and a female lion. The templates for the lions are in JPG format and may be downloaded from DrWheelieMobile's DeviantART page here. A little known fact about male lions is that their mane darkens with age. So the darker the mane, the older the lion.

Other Video Game Animal Paper Models:

King's Bounty Royal Snake
League of Legends Wolf
ZT2 White Rhinoceros
World of Warcraft Lion
ZT2 Giraffe

January 29, 2019

Fifth Element Stones Papercraft

Being a long time enthusiast of the 1997 movie, The Fifth Element, I began this papercraft 8 or 9 years ago as a work of fan art. In the movie there are four powerful stones that correspond to the four elements of the ancient world (fire, air, water and earth). The power of these stones can only be activated by the "fifth element" which happens to be a "genetically perfect" human female. My papercraft elemental stones are 1:3 scale and may be downloaded here. The download includes PDF templates for both Letter and A4 size paper. Glad to get this one completed after so long. This is my papercraft release for the month of January as promised here.

Previous Movie Prop Papercraft:

HAL 9000 Interface
Holy Hand Grenade
Transformers Allspark Cubes
Hellraiser Puzzle Cube
Mockingjay Pin

January 27, 2019

Super Deformed Space Shuttle Paper Toy

This "super deformed" space shuttle paper toy was created by Korean designer Suk Woo Jang (aka 1000DAY). Building this toy is interesting because most of its construction is curved rather than folded. A printable PDF for the model may be downloaded here (click on the template image near the bottom of the page).

Other Spacecraft Paper Toys:

Looney Tunes Martian Maggot
Retro Rocket Ship
Star Wars X-Wing
Retro Flying Saucer
Mini Serenity Firefly

January 20, 2019

Canon Mini Architecture Paper Models

Canon Creative Park has a new "beginner series" of architecture papercraft. Each of the models is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Four of the 23 models available are pictured. From the upper left going clockwise are the Colosseum (Rome), St. Basil's Cathedral (Moscow), Himeji Castle, (Japan), and Sangrada Famila (Barcelona). Downloads of the templates for the models are available here.

Other Architecture Papercraft:
Lincoln Bicentennial Models
48 German Village Buildings
Vienna Water Tower
Parthenon Pop-up
Guggenheim Museum

January 15, 2019

MechWarrior Mad Cat Papercraft

I liked this Mad Cat (Timber Wolf) paper model because it was created from scratch rather making use of a 3D model from one of the MechWarrior video games. The Mad Cat is a fan favorite mech from the BattleTech franchise of board games and video games. The printable papercraft template for the model was created by DeviantARTist Walter-NEST and may be downloaded here. The model is approximately 1:50 scale and stands 8" (21 cm) tall when complete.

Other MechWarrior Papercraft:

Vulture
Timber Wolf Automata
Zeus
Arctic Wolf
Kodiak

January 8, 2019

Final Fantasy XI Chocobo Papercraft

I have been playing the Final Fantasy Tactics app lately and it has made me nostalgic for the Final Fantasy papercraft people used to create 8 or 9 years ago. One of the nicest FF paper models from that time period was this chocobo from Final Fantasy XI by Kaizo Papercraft. The Pepakura PDO file is still available here. Kaizo never "officially" released this papercraft so the template is really rough and could use some editing, but as you can see, if you put some effort into it, the end result is awesome. By the way, the cat on the chocobo's back is an unrelated FFVII papercraft.

Other FF Papercraft:

Moogle
Puppetmaster
Chibi Sephiroth
Dissidia Paladin
Cid Highwind Goggles