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
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:

Woolly Mammoth
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
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:

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