April 28, 2020

Mini Spirit of St. Louis Papercraft

The Spirit of St. Louis is the one-of-a-kind airplane Charles Lindbergh flew on the first solo, non-stop, transatlantic flight from New York to Paris.  Lindbergh accomplished this feat in 1927. This mini paper model of the plane was created by Paperfactory. The PDF template is available on their website here (look for the green button on the left to begin the download). The designer indicates that the length of the finished model is 5.5" (14 cm). The original Spirit of St. Louis now hangs in the atrium of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.

Other Aircraft Paper Models:

Cessna 172
F11F Tiger
Deformed Spitfire
MiG 17
Fokker DR1

April 20, 2020

RX-78-2 Gundam Paper Model

The RX-78-2 is the original mech that started the Gundam franchise. Its first appearance was in the 1979 anime series, Mobile Suit Gundam. In the series, the giant robot is piloted by a teenage mechanic, Amuro Ray. This paper model of the RX-78-2 was designed by Juancho Aran. The best method of building this model is by printing the parts on different colors of cardstock. The finished size of the model is about 16" (40 cm) tall. All the files required to build the model may be downloaded here. Build photo by Ngọc Nguyễn.

Other Papercraft Mechs:

MechWarrior 3 Shadow Cat
Front Mission 4 Models
OZ-13MS Gundam
Taekwon V Inspired Robot
Battletech Locust

April 14, 2020

Godzilla Origami

I love all things Godzilla. I have seen many types of Godzilla fan art, but I have to say this is the first Godzilla origami I have seen. This paper kaiju was created by origami designer Seiji Nishikawa. Photo and video folding instructions for the piece may be found near the bottom of the page here. A 12" x 12" (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm) square of paper is recommended. Build photo by Mookeep.

Other Papercraft Kaiju:
Mothra and Larva
Chibi Mascot Kaiju
Godzilla 2014 Paper Model
Epson King Ghidorah
Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism

April 8, 2020

Anung Un Rama Mode Hellboy Papercraft

Hellboy Paper Model
From time to time in the Hellboy movie and comic book franchise, the superhero Hellboy transforms into what I call "Anung Un Rama mode". His sawed off horns grow back and a fiery crown appears, hovering over his head. This paper model shows Hellboy in this transformed state (minus the crown unfortunately). The model, which was designed by L-Paper, is large, standing at a little over 51" (130 cm) tall! A PDF template and a Pepakura PDO guide for building the model may be downloaded here. Anung Un Rama is Hellboy's real name which is said to mean "upon his brow is set a crown of flame". In-progress build photos (several black tentacles are missing) are by Zam.

Other Superhero Paper Models:

Marvel Thor
Superman
X-Men Apocalypse
Captain America
DC Comics Harley Quinn