Tuesday, August 13, 2013
JAXA, the Japan Aerospace (e)Xploration Agency, has postponed the launch of the of the small planet spectroscopic observation satellite SPRINT-A by their Epsilon launch vehicle rocket from August 22nd to August 27th, but in the meantime, you can build your own papercraft Epsilon space rocket now! ;o)
Monday, August 12, 2013
The Megatank is by far the strongest ground unit in Advance Wars, heavily armored and bringing an insane amount of firepower, it's nearly unstoppable - that is, until it runs out of Ammo or Fuel... ;o)
Beav3rboy did a great job building my Paper(craft) Mario 3D; I don't know what kind of 'shrooms Mario had recently, but he looks full of energy to save the Mushroom Kingdom once again, don't you think? ;o)
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Just like most modern armies, Orange Star makes use of video games to train their troops - just a little bit differently. ;o)
Lightcard made several Wizard101 models already in the past, and now she and testbuilder gruffynutters1656 made a whole new website that will be dedicated to "Wizard101" and "Pirate101" papercraft models!
Friday, August 9, 2013
Uhu02's paper models are usually only open to the general public for a limited period of time (and then he makes a new one ;o) but sometimes the downloads for old models are re-opened!
One of them now is the cursed ship "The Black Pearl" from the movie series "Pirates of the Caribbean", so if you like it and didn't get it last time, get it now while the download links last again! ;o)
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Uhu02's papercraft models are always very detailed, and his version of the Battlestar Galactica (re-imagened) Viper Mark 2 is no different: you can even remove the body to see all the inner workings! ;o)
If you like it (and who wouldn't? ;o) be sure to get the files while you can, because Uhu02's models are usually only available for a limited time to the general public...!!
Apps / tools that let you customize your own, simple papercraft toy to download, print and build are a lot of fun, you can find many free ones online already (link) and here's a new one! ;o)
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The clothes hangers down their shirts should be a clue already: "Hangselm" papercraft toys are made to be hung from wherever you can! From the rear-view mirror in your car, up a tree, from your ears - wherever!
And if you got inspired by all the ready-made examples, you can even download a blank template to customize your own version! ;o)
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Ironclads were steam-propelled warships that were extensively armored by cladding their hull with iron or steel plates.
It was in the U.S. Civil War on March 9, 1862 at the Battle of Hampton Roads that the first battle between ironclads was fought between the Confederate CSS Virginia (Merrimack) and the Union's U.S.S. Monitor, either ship being unable to do any significant damage to the other heavily armored ship though...
Monday, August 5, 2013
Despite being a big science-fiction fan, I haven't really made many papercraft Star Wars models yet...
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Saturday, August 3, 2013
The Minions, known from the Despicable Me movies, are created by Gru as his little henchmen to help him fulfil his evil plans (although they are actually quite friendly and fun-loving! ;o)
"The Croods" is a 2013 animation film from the Dreamworks studio, about an average family of prehistoric cavepeople.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Like the Native Americans, the indigenous people of the planet Pandora in James Cameron's Avatar movie live in close harmony with nature and the animals around them, like the Great Leonopteryx (Toruk) and Banshee (Ikran) birds!
"Friends" was a sitcom about the daily life of six friends living in New York. That may sound boring at first, but their daily life was so crazy that the series became immensely popular and ran for 10 seasons from 1994-2004, and had no less than 236 episodes!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The Raspberry Pi is a cheap, creditcard-sized mini-computer developed for charitable and educational purposes.
And of course once you have a Raspberry Pi, you also want a neat computer case for it, for instance one with a Raspberry logo or with a Sin City theme? ;o)
In the "Transformers: Prime" series, the Vehicons are considered to be even more expendable than other Decepticons...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Inspired by the Joker's catchphrase "Why so serious?" from the 2008 Batman movie "The Dark Knight", LEX customized his own version of Shin Tanaka's Ws shoe papercraft toy, the "Ws LEX-WhySoSmiley"!
Star Platinum is the "Stand" (invisible spirits giving the bearer incredible powers) of Jotaro Kujo, the main character in the third part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
Monday, July 29, 2013
When Marty McFly accidentally activates the DeLorean time machine of his friend Dr. Emmet "Doc" Brown and gets stranded in 1955, there isn't enough plutonium left to get him back home to 1985...
The 1955 "Doc" realizes that the only thing powerful enough to recharge the depleted energy cells would be a bolt of lightning... Luckily, Marty has a flyer from 1985 telling them exactly where and when lightning will strike: the Hill Valley courthouse clock tower the next Saturday night at 10:04 pm...
Some papercraft "oldies": Tails' Tornado plane and the 15th Anniversary Green Hill zone diorama! ;o)
When Jeff stands up to a couple of bullies on his way to school, he is worried when he finds that beating them up feels a little bit too good...
Later though, the bullies trap Jeff to settle to score and this time, they set Jeff on fire, causing his face to become horribly mutilated and the pain making him insane, and so Jeff the Killer is born...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Monokuma is a sadistic, remote-controlled bear from the video game and anime "Danganronpa": he traps 15 high school students in an academy, and tells them they can only get out if they murder one of the other students, and then don't get exposed during the following class trial...
British radio DJ Christian O'Connell is the host of The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show on weekday mornings on Absolute Radio. (lucky too, otherwise the name of the show would be so weird...! ;o)
Saturday, July 27, 2013
The Musashi-class Foot Samurai Bots form the bulk of the First Sons biomech army in Tomas Overbai's new science-fiction, post-apocalyptic fantasy and kung-fu comic book series "ICHIDO".
Kirin Beverage is at it again, making some fun papercraft games for the summer! First is the "suikawari" ("watermelon splitting") game, which works a bit like a Mexican "piñata": the player gets blindfolded, and has to hit the watermelon with a stick until it cracks!
(the paper version though works by trying to hit the four levers on the side with your finger; and you can't eats the split pieces afterwards of course! ;o)
The Kame House is Master Roshi's home in the Dragon Ball series, on a (very) small island in the midlle of the sea, and often serves as a gathering place for Goku and his friends whenever Earth is in trouble again...
Friday, July 26, 2013
Okay, so there aren't literally tons of papercraft toys on the neat little 3M Scotch papercraft toys website that I came across last week, but there are a lot! ;o)
As many as you already know, my masterplan for world domination is to build myself a papercraft army with all the units from Advance Wars 1, Black Hole Rising and Dual Strike!