November 20, 2019

Ghost of a Tale Papercraft

Every so often, the creators of the Ghost of a Tale video game will post a free paper model of a character from the game. Two models have been released to date: Tilos, a minstrel mouse and Kerold Redwhiskers, a pirate frog. Printable PDF templates for both models may be downloaded here. Ghost of a Tale was partially inspired by the Redwall novel series by Brian Jacques, which like the game features anthropomorphic animals in a fantasy world with a medieval flavor.

Other Fantasy Character Papercraft:

Mouse Guard Paper Toys
Gaiman's Dream and Death
German Gnome
Little Prince
Cthulhu Mythos Creatures

November 13, 2019

Warhawk Aircraft Paper Models

In 2007, Sony released a collection of paper models to promote their aerial warfare video game, Warhawk. Pictured are the two aircraft models featured in the collection. The gray one is a Chernovan Empire Nemesis. The green one is an Eucadian Republic Warhawk. Printable PDF templates for the planes may be downloaded here. Stay tuned for blog posts about the non-aircraft paper models in the collection.

Other Fictional Aircraft Paper Models:

Halo Banshee
Warhammer Stormtalon
Decepticon Jets
X-Men Blackbird
S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

November 5, 2019

11th Anniversary!

Today is the 11th anniversary of Tektonten Papercraft! In the photo are all the pizza paper toys I have released to date. The oldest is the McDonald's pizza which I posted in February 2009! The newest (Freddy Fazbear's pizza) was posted just yesterday. The original posts for each pizza may be found here. If you are visiting Tektonten for the first time, please be aware that I do more types of paper models than just pizza. :) For those of you who are returning: Thank you! You are the reason I keep doing what I am doing and I am grateful for your support.

November 4, 2019

FNAF Pizza Paper Toy

My goal was to release this paper toy before Halloween, but as you can see, I didn't make it. :) This is the eighth entry in my ongoing series of pizza paper toys. The toy is a miniature pizza from Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, the fictional restaurant featured in the spooky video game Five Nights at Freddy's. I wanted an equally creepy pizza for the box, so this one is a seafood pizza covered in mussels, squid, prawns, and crab (blech!). Printable PDFs for the toy may be downloaded here.

PS: This toy is also my 12th and final monthly papercraft release in celebration of 10 years of Tektonten Papercraft. A list of all 12 releases may be found here.

Previous Papercraft in the Series:

McDonald's (Supreme)
Darth Maul (Pepperoni)
Domino's (Green Pepper and Black Olive)
Disney World (Cheese)
Futurama (Barbecue Chicken and Onion)
Pie Five (Ham and Jalapeno)
Giordano's Grateful Dead (Deep Dish)

October 25, 2019

Polygonal Nike of Samothrace Papercraft

The Nike of Samothrace or "Winged Victory" statue is one of the most famous statues on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. It is thought to have been sculpted in the 2nd century BC as part of a monument to commemorate a naval victory. This simplified 3D polygonal paper model of the Nike was created by DeviantART member Degeldo. Downloads of PDF and Pepakura PDO templates may be found here. The finished model stands about 15.75" (40 cm) tall.

Other Polygonal Papercraft:

Bison Skull
Easter Rabbit
Triceratops Skull

October 21, 2019

Fantasy Castle Paper Model

Mike vom Mars used Cinema4D 3D modeling software to create a make-believe medieval castle. He then exported the model to Pepakura Designer and created a papercraft template. Pictured is a photo of the finished paper model with some grass and trees added for effect. Mike admits the architecture of the model is an odd mixture of styles seeing how he added a dome which was rarely used in the Middle Ages. The Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here.

Previous Papercraft Castles:

Afet's Tower (Modular)
Irish Style Castle
SchloƟ Rosenberg
Vintage Disney Castle

October 11, 2019

1969 Chevy El Camino Papercraft

The Chevrolet El Camino was first introducing in 1959. Called a "coupe utility vehicle" by some, it was basically a station wagon adapted to have a bed like a truck. The El Camino proved popular enough that Chevy continued to produce the vehicle through the 1987 model year. This paper model of a 1969 El Camino was designed by Kin Shinozaki for Daytona Magazine. The PDF template for the car may be downloaded here:

Previous Papercraft Cars:  
'97 Chevy Corvette
Mini Cooper
Lamborghini Countach LP400
Toyota 2000GT
'68 Shelby Mustang

October 3, 2019

Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Papercraft

In the Nightmare Before Christmas animated movie by Tim Burton, the character Sally is a rag doll-like being brought to life by the scientist, Doctor Finkelstein. Over the course of the film, Sally struggles to find a way to express her love for the movie's protagonist, Jack Skellington, In the end, to her delight, she discovers that Jack loves her too. This Sally papercraft was created by the Disney Family website. The printable PDF template may be downloaded here.

Other Disney Papercraft Figures:

Jack Skellington
Disney Princess Collection
Maleficent
Frozen's Elsa and Anna
Princess Leia

September 30, 2019

Beetlejuice Book Paper Toy

Here is the third entry in my ongoing series of paper toy books. This papercraft is of the handbook from the movie, Beetlejuice. In the film, the book is given to a recently deceased couple to help them adjust to having become ghosts forced to haunt their former residence. The printable PDF template for this paper toy may be downloaded here. When the finished toy is opened, inside will be visible an advertising flyer for the "bio-exorcist" Beetlejuice along with the title page of the book. This is my papercraft release for the month of September as promised here.

Previous Paper Toy Books:

Adventure Time Enchiridion
Kingdom Hearts Winnie the Pooh  
Lovecraftian Tomes 

September 22, 2019

Zelda Papercraft: Wolf Link and Midna

In The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess video game, the protagonist Link takes on the form of a wolf and is imprisoned in Hyrule Castle. While in the castle he meets an imp-like creature named Midna who helps him escape. This really well done paper model depicts Midna riding on Wolf Link's back. PDF and Pepakura PDO files for the model may be downloaded here. Twilight Princess is the thirteenth in the ongoing series of Legend of Zelda games.

Other Papercraft Wolves:

Okamiden Chibiterasu
League of Legends Wolf
Digimon Garurumon
Gray Wolf

September 15, 2019

Origami Butterflies

It has been a while since I posted any origami. Time to remedy the origami drought. ;) Here are some origami butterflies I thought were really nice. A couple of different types are pictured, but the one that interested me the most was the swallowtail butterfly. Detailed video instructions for the swallowtail may be found here. The original folding pattern was created by origami designer Michael LaFosse.

Previous Origami:

Koi
Swallows
Long Stem Rose
Royal Crown
Penguin

September 7, 2019

PS4 Spider-Man Papercraft

This paper model is of Spider-Man as he appears in the 2018 Playstation 4 game, Spider-Man. The wall-crawling super hero has dozens of costumes he may be fitted with in the game. Most are based on outfits Spidey wore in the comic books, however this particular costume was created specifically for the game. The Pepakura PDO template for this model may be downloaded here. Model design by Paperttore. Build photo by Aldair Martinez.

Other Spider-Man Related Papercraft:

Doctor Octopus
Classic Spider-Man Mask
Iron Spider
Spider-Ham
Carnage Mask

August 31, 2019

Rustic Cottage Papercraft

This is my papercraft release for the month of August: a rustic cottage. I don't remember where I got the 3D model this is based on, but I have had it for a long time. I originally downloaded it to practice creating papercraft templates when I first started the hobby. The finished model is 1:48 scale, the same as Lego mini-figures and "O" scale model railroads. It might be used for miniature gaming, but it is at an odd scale for that purpose. The single page PDF template for the model may be downloaded here. Due to its small size, this model may not be suitable for beginners (I have the roof in mind). If you want an easier-to-build model, for the roof use only the piece with the red shingles, trimming away the fascia boards.  The two soffit pieces then may either be discarded or glued to the back of the shingles.

Related Architecture Papercraft:

Medieval Village
Mage Knight Buildings
High Elf Tower
Miniature Castle
Elf Cloister

August 27, 2019

ThunderCats Lion-O Papercraft

The ThunderCats animated series ran on American television in the late 1980s. The show followed the exploits of a group of cat-like extraterrestrials from the planet Thundera. The leader of the group was a noble named Lion-O. This paper model of Lion-O was created by Titan Papercraft. It has a several cool features. First, the model includes both the dagger version and the full size version of Lion-O's Sword of Omens. Second, the arms and hands are pose-able. And finally, it comes with the Gauntlet of Omens that may be hung from Lion-O's belt or placed on his hand. The Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here.

Other Animated TV Papercraft:

Jetsons Rosie the Robot
Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Eye
Scooby Doo
Mumm-Ra Time Machine
Adventure Time Enchiridion

August 18, 2019

Easy Power Rangers Megazord Papercraft

This Megazord papercraft was originally offered in 2014 as a download on the powerrangers.com website. As the model was intended for children, it was designed to be easy to build. A copy of the PDF template for the model may still be downloaded here. The Megazord was the result of all five Power Rangers combining their vehicles to form a giant robot. Just the thing you need to fight a giant monster. ;)

Other Power Ranger Paper Models:

Morpher Belt Buckle
Violet Wolf Ranger Helmet

August 13, 2019

Star Trek Papercraft: Mini Wrath of Khan Ships

My favorite motion picture of  the original series of Star Trek movies is Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In the film, Captain Kirk and Khan battle each other in space, Kirk in the U.S.S. Enterprise (of course!) and Khan in the U.S.S. Reliant which he has commandeered. These mini paper models of the Enterprise and the Reliant were created by Rawen. PDF templates for the ships may be downloaded here. I am not entirely sure, but I believe these models are 1:250 scale.

Other Star Trek Papercraft:

Mini Phaser Rifle
Borg Cube
Romulan Warbird
1:1 TNG Phaser Pistol
Andorian Battle Cruiser
Klingon Bird of Prey

August 5, 2019

Mercury Capsule Paper Model

Project Mercury was the United States' first human spaceflight program. There were six flights in all. The first occurred in 1961 and the last in 1963. This 1:24 scale paper model of the Mercury capsule comes with the launch escape system (LES) used in the flights. The idea was if there was a problem with the launch, the red rocket would fire and lift the capsule off the top of the main rocket, carrying it away to safety. The printable PDF template for the capsule may be downloaded here. The model was designed by T. Noteboom in 2004.

Other Space Exploration Papercraft:

Space Shuttles
Soviet Lunar Exploration Module
Apollo 11 LEM
Gemini Capsule
SpaceX Falcon Heavy

July 29, 2019

Star Wars Laser Cannon Papercraft

This is my papercraft release for the month of July (see a list of previous releases here). You will probably recognize this weapon as a common one in the Star Wars universe. Although I have labeled it the generic term "laser cannon", it might more properly be called a "turbolaser turret". The first time we saw a weapon of this type was on the surface of the Death Star in Star Wars Episode IV. I am offering two sizes of this paper model: a 1:18 scale version for use with 3 3/4" action figures and a 35 mm scale version for use with miniature gaming figures. Templates for both sizes may be downloaded here. This papercraft was based on a 3D model from the Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy video game.

Other Star Wars Papercraft:

X-34 Landspeeder
Collection of 23 Miniature Starships
Mini Hoth Turret and Cannon
Techno Union Shuttle
Jedi Interceptors

July 23, 2019

Dragon Ball Z Nappa Papercraft

In the Dragon Ball Z anime, Nappa is a warrior who once was the general of the Saiyan Army on Planet Vegeta. After the destruction of his planet, Nappa worked as a soldier under Frieza, which eventually lead him to Earth. This paper model of Nappa was created by PaperJuke. The Pepakura PDO template file for the model may be downloaded here (drop down the green arrow in the upper right corner, then click on the link that has "PC" in the title).  The finished model stands about 24" (60.5 cm) tall. Build photo by Sinsis.

Other Dragon Ball Z Papercraft:

1:1 Saiyan Chest Armor
Piccolo
Kid Goku
Porunga
Life Size Kid Buu and Super Saiyan Goku

July 15, 2019

Doge Illusion Papercraft

It all started, I believe, with a dragon. It's eyes followed you no matter where you went in the room. From there, the papercraft illusion evolved into a myriad of characters, all with the same unwavering stare. Pictured is a version of the illusion that features the dog (a Shiba Inu to be precise) from the "Doge" meme. The printable template for this illusion may be downloaded here. Photo and design by Muumin Craft.

Other Papercraft to Fool the Eye:

Super Robot Dog
Cat
Horse
T-Rex
Dice

July 7, 2019

Leonardo's Fighting Vehicle Paper Model

One of the better known inventions of Leonardo da Vinci is his military "fighting vehicle" (aka "turtle tank"). Movement of the vehicle was powered by four men inside operating hand cranks. The idea was to move into the midst of a company of enemy soldiers and then open fire with the cannons mounted around the sides. This paper model of the fighting vehicle may be downloaded at the Russian "Museum on a Desk" web page located here (the two page template is at the bottom). The style of the template reminds me a lot of the templates that used to be published in the Czech children's magazine, ABC.

Other Leonardo Papercraft:

Ornithopter 
Simplified Fighting Vehicle
BBC Models
Cam Hammer Machine

UPDATE 10/15/19: Below is a build photo of the finished model!


June 30, 2019

Hogwarts Well Paper Model

In the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban video game, one of the tasks is to rid a water well on Hogwarts grounds from an infestation of Cornish pixies. If the player succeeds in the task, the well is inadvertently destroyed. This is a paper model of the well as it appears in the game. The model is 1:18 scale (the same scale as 3 3/4" action figures). The PDF template for the model may be downloaded here. This is my papercraft release for the month of June in a year long celebration of ten years of Tektonten Papercraft. As far as I know, this well isn't mentioned in any of the Harry Potter books, nor does it appear in any of the movies. The well's location in the video game is on the edge of the Forbidden Forest near Hagrid's Hut.

Previous Harry Potter Papercraft:

Golden Snitch
9 Death Eater Masks
Mini Marauder's Map
Lucius Malfoy Wand
Weasley Burrow

June 23, 2019

Crash Bandicoot Papercraft

This Crash Bandicoot papercraft is the creation of DeviantART member Pesadillaaa3. Undoubtedly the model was based on a 3D model from one of the many video games in the Crash Bandicoot franchise, but I am not entirely sure which one. My only experience with the franchise has been Crash Team Racing (which I highly recommend). The Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here. Most of the Crash Bandicoot games take place on a fictional island near Australia that is home to a group of mutant animals (like Crash).

Other Video Game Character Papercraft:

Mass Effect 2 Tali'Zorah
Maniac Mansion Purple Tentacle
SSBB Pit
God of War Kratos
Knuckles the Echidna

June 19, 2019

Guild Wars Moa Papercraft

In the Guild Wars online role-playing game, one of the tamable animals available to players is a moa. Real life moas were large flightless birds that once lived in New Zealand, but were hunted to extinction after Polynesian groups migrated to their habitat in the thirteenth century. Some moa species grew close to 12 feet (3.7 meters) tall! In 2011, Guild Wars released a collection of holiday papercraft. One of the models in the collection was a moa as it appears in the game. Still available as of today, the PDF template for the bird may be downloaded here. Build photo by Dino Toy Museum.

Other Paper Models of Extinct Animals:

Trilobite
Woolly Mammoth
Velociraptor
Saber-toothed Tiger

June 14, 2019

Godzilla 2014 MUTO Paper Model

The movie, Godzilla (2014), introduced a new breed of monster to the Godzilla-verse. These new monsters are referred to as “MUTOs” which is an acronym for "Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism". It is a generic term for newly discovered monsters who have yet to be given a formal name. The pair of MUTOs in Godzilla (2014) are mates who are seeking to reproduce. This paper model of the female MUTO was created by WR Papercrafts. A download of the template for the model may be found here. Both PDF and Pepakura PDO files are included. The finished model is about 19.5" (24 cm) tall. *Spoiler Alert* Although both MUTOs died in Godzilla (2014), it is rumored that another MUTO of the same breed makes an appearance in the newly released movie, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

More Godzilla Papercraft:

Godzilla (2014)
King Ghidorah
Mothra
Mechagodzilla
Classic Godzilla

June 9, 2019

Seven Papercraft Dogs

Canon Creative Park always produces well designed papercraft and this collection of seven purebred dog paper models is no exception. Pictured are their models of a Welsh Corgi Pembroke, a French Bulldog, a Pomeranian, and a Shih Tzu. Not pictured are models of a Yorkshire Terrier, a Dachshund, and Toy Poodle. The printable PDF templates for each of these may be found here.

Other Papercraft Dogs:

Akita-inu
Bobblehead Robot Dog
Doggy Woggy Paper Toy
Scooby Doo
Chibi Chihuahuas

June 2, 2019

Falcon Heavy with Tesla Roadster Paper Model

The Falcon Heavy is a rocket produced by Elon Musk's company, SpaceX. For the Falcon Heavy's first launch into space, Musk had his own red Tesla Roadster attached to the second stage to act as a dummy payload. In the driver's seat of the roadster is a mannequin wearing a spacesuit. The mannequin was dubbed "Starman" before the launch. AXM Paper Space Scale Models has created a free 1:100 scale paper model of the Falcon Heavy which includes Musk's Tesla. The files for the model may be downloaded here. Build options include building the entire Falcon Heavy or building a diorama of just the second stage (pictured above).

Other Space Exploration Papercraft:

Apollo 11 Lunar Module
NASA ARES Mars Airplane
Prototype Soviet Spacecraft
US Space Shuttles
Gemini Space Capsule

May 23, 2019

MCU Infinity Gauntlet Papercraft

I've been on the lookout for a well designed Infinity Gauntlet paper model that is also free. I think I may have finally found what I have been looking for! This 1:1 scale model of Thanos' glove was created by Paperttore at LED Papercraft. The model represents how the Gauntlet appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe rather than how it appears in the original comic books. The download (which may be found here) contains both PDF and Pepakura PDO templates. In case you have been living under a rock... :) The Infinity Gauntlet plays an important role in both the Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame movies.

Other Marvel Papercraft:

Iron Man's Helmet
Dr Strange's Eye of Agamotto
Thor's Hammer
Dancing Baby Groot
S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier 64

May 21, 2019

Grateful Dead Pizza Paper Toy

In 2015, Giordano's Pizza in Chicago commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead with special pizza boxes featuring the rock band's logo. This paper toy replica of that box is the seventh release in my pizza paper toy series. Inside the GD box is a paper likeness of Giordano's renouned stuffed deep dish pizza which has upper and lower crusts, fillings on the inside, and sauce on top. The PDF template for the toy may be downloaded here. This papercraft is also my scheduled release for the month of May. A list of the previous monthly releases celebrating 10 years of Tektonten Papercraft may be viewed here.

Other Pizza Paper Toys in the Series:

McDonald's (Supreme)
Darth Maul (Pepperoni)
Domino's (Green Pepper and Black Olive)
Disney World (Cheese)
Futurama (Barbecue Chicken and Onion)
Pie Five (Ham and Jalapeno)

May 17, 2019

League of Legends Teemo Papercraft

Teemo is one of several playable champions in the League of Legends video game. Teemo is a Yordle. Yordles live in a mystical place called Bandle City. In appearance they resemble small, furry mammals standing just under one meter tall. This Teemo paper model is the creation of DeviantART member Zhefiroth. A copy of the Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here. The finished model is about 8" (20 cm) tall. Build photo by Sinsis.

Other LoL Papercraft:

Kennen Shuriken
Sight Ward
Purple Melee Minion
Royal Shaco
Blue Wolf

May 14, 2019

Pokemon Papercraft: Mewtwo

Once upon a time, when there were only 151 to catch, perhaps the rarest (and most powerful) Pokemon was Mewtwo. Part of what made Mewtwo so rare was that it was not a natural Pokemon. It came to exist only because of a genetic experiment performed by a group of scientists. This Mewtwo paper model has the Pokemon in its classic pose, alert and ready to unleash a psychic attack. The papercraft template for the model was created by Darkcrash and may be downloaded here. The download includes both Pepakura PDO and PDF files. The finished model stands is around 19.7" (50 cm) tall.

Previous Pokemon Papercraft:

Chibi Team Rocket
All Evolutions of Eevee
Quilava
Meowth Hot Air Balloon
Suicune

May 10, 2019

1997 Chevy Corvette Paper Model

This 1997 Corvette paper model is one of several papercraft cars designed by Kim Shinozaki for Daytona, a Japanese car magazine that showcases American cars. The papercraft template for the Corvette was originally published in the June 1997 issue of Daytona. A scan of the template may be found here. The scale of the finished model is 1/25.

Other Papercraft Cars:
1996 Jeep Cherokee
70's Lamborghini Countach
2008 Mustang GT500
1993 Dodge Viper
80's Pontiac Firebird

April 30, 2019

Papercraft John Constantine Bust

Being a Marvel Comics fan, I don't typically produce DC Comics paper models. However... Recently, as a favor for someone, I created this papercraft bust of John Constantine. Now, I am sharing the template here as my papercraft release for the month of April (just in the nick of time!) In the DC Universe, John Constantine is an "occult detective" who uses magic to defend mankind from supernatural forces of evil. The printable PDF template for the bust may be downloaded here. I have not test built this model, but I think it will come together nicely. The finished model is a little over 8 1/2" (21.6 cm) tall.

Other Papercraft Busts:

Tron 2.0 Lightcyclist
Half-Life 1 G-Man
Marvel Black Cat
Kingdom Hearts Tron

April 27, 2019

Digimon Papercraft: Botamon

In the Digimon universe, a Botamon is in essence just a baby Digimon. Its only attack is to blow bubbles from its mouth. This papercraft Botamon was created by Precision Papercraft. The unlocked Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here. The finished model stands about 4" (10 cm) tall.

Previous Digimon Paper Models:
Gabumon
Jyarimon
Digivice
Garurumon
Renamon

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. Harry first visited The Burrow in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The printable template for this model may be downloaded here.

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