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

UPDATE 9/25/19: A more refined (i.e. cleaned up) template for this papercraft may be downloaded here.