Monday, September 16, 2019

free paper sumo game with papercraft mechs


The printer company Brother has different series of papercrafts, like food stallshighway scenery and more and also a kamizumo game! 🤼

Kamizumo is a traditional simple paper sumo game where you try to bounce your opponent's sumo wrestler out of the paper ring by gently tapping on the game board (or if you have the Sakebe! Tonton Voice-Controlled Sumo Game you can use your voice 🎤🙂).


But who says it needs to be an origami sumo wrestler and that it can't be a papercraft mech robot!
Be sure to check back, because as you can see on the site, there should be some more paper sumo mechas coming later! 🙂

Download + build your own free Shikigami Wars papercraft sumo game (by Brother):
https://online.brother.co.jp/ot/dl/purifure/asobi/shikigami/

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Papercraft Crustle Sunday


There are two things that are essential for a good Papercraft Pokémon Sunday: it has to be Sunday, and there needs to be a papercraft Pokémon you can download for free that I didn't show you before.

Well, it is Sunday today, and I can show you this papercraft Crustle that you can download from Javierini's papercraft weblog. 🦀🗻

Download + build your own free papercraft Pokémon Crustle (+lots more, by Javierini):
http://jav-papercraft.blogspot.com/2019/09/crustle.html

(use the free Pepakura Viewer to open *.pdo files!)

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Paper Puppet Zelda hair woes, and legs test build


Here's a good example of the difference between 3DCG models for games and 3DCG models for papercrafts: in paper form, Puppet Zelda's hair can't pass through her shoulder of course. So I changed that in the 3DCG model, and hopefully it will look good on the test build (if not, I'll just change it of course 😉).

Speaking of test builds: I was all excited and figured I'd get started already. 😇 I'll do the test build in stages (because otherwise I'll probably loose track of any changes I want to make) and obviously, I started with the legs.


My Paper Puppet Zelda won't be as big as First 4 Figures' Ganon's Puppet Zelda figurine as I want to try and make her around the same size as Twilight Link and ZaL (Zora armor Link) who are both about 24 cm tall (she will also not cost $350,- 💸😉).

The good thing about test building legs, is that there are two of them them. So I tried two different ways of unfolding and building them, and I found one of them much nicer so that will be an easy choice. 🦵

Paper Puppet Zelda's undies went together nicely, but I found the boots a bit too tricky to build for what I wanted though, so I'll have another look at the 3DCG model to see if I can simplify them a bit. 🩳👢

So hopefully I will be able to test build the rest of Paper Puppet Zelda the next week or so and find out anything I want to change before the final version, stay tuned!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Need... more... free... papercraft mascots!


I'm worryied that you might not have enough free Japanese mascot papercrafts yet. Here are some more, from Asahikawa City! 🏯

Download + build your own free papercraft Asappi and Yukkirin mascots (by Asahikawa City):
https://www.city.asahikawa.hokkaido.jp/1300/asappy4/d053808.html

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Free official papercraft Space Battleship Yamato fighters from 17 years ago!


I found this website *a long time ago*, but the downloads for the Space Battleship Yamato Cosmo Zero and Black Tiger space fighters still seem to work! 🚀

They were of course meant to get you to buy the Space Battleship Yamato papercraft book, which also still seems to be available in webstores like Hobby Link Japan or (a bit more expensive... 💸) on Amazon.

ISBN 978-4898298176

Download + build your own free official papercraft Space Battleship Yamato Cosmo Zero and Black Tiger space fighters (by Bandai Visual):
https://www.bandaivisual.co.jp/yamato/den/cruft.html

(note: LZH files are similar to ZIP or RAR files, use a free tool like 7-Zip to unpack them after downloading)

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Just a quick Paper Puppet Zelda update


After talking about Paper Puppet Zelda's legs so much before, I wanted to show you what happens when you stare at something you're making so long: you start to want to change it. 😉

So I ended up doing a bit more work on the legs than I planned at the start but it was fun and I think it will look nicer in the end. 😊 The Twilight lines on her legs are recycled from somewhere else but wrapped around in this case of course, and the Princess' ehm, undies are from an entirely different model that I thought fit nice.

At first I had the shorts flush with the legs, but I thought making them a bit wider at the bottom with a little transition looked better. The same goes for Zelda's boots; the tops of them were flush, but I added a rim as a transition (just like on Twilight Link's boots).

That way, it has just a little bit of extra detail in a very simple way (the extra parts are basically just rings and flat cylinders, which are very easy to make out of paper).

I cleaned up some of the jewelry decorations and clasps on Zelda's clothes, and next is another tricky part, trying to come up with a solution for Zelda's hair, because as you can see at the moment, it goes right through her shoulder... Just cutting out that part won't look very natural, so I'll have to try out a few options to see what they look like and see if I like it.

Once the hair's done, I'll probably make a first test build and after that... I'll probably have some things to change again. 😉 And then I'll be going back and forth like that until I'm happy with Paper Puppet Zelda before I can make the final templates, build and instructions.

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Are you hungry... for papercraft?


I guess with these, you will never have to go hungry again - for papercraft, that is. 🐟🍚🍜

Download + build your own free papercraft Japanese food stalls (by Brother and Kracie Holdings):
https://online.brother.co.jp/ot/dl/purifure/asobi/myfoodshop/

Monday, September 9, 2019

Some Paper Puppet Zelda progress


I started working on Paper Puppet Zelda a little under two weeks ago, and I'd love to show you some progress! But honestly... It's not all that exciting to see so far yet. 😁

After getting the 3D model from the game (using SZS tools and Bmdview2 by thakis) I worked a bit on the pose in Metasequoia (in the game Puppet Zelda is mostly flying around but I wanted to have the paper model to be able to stand on the ground because well you know: real world gravity and all 😉).

I also worked on simplifying the model, since I want to try and make it in the same style as ZaL and Twilight Link and to do so, you already need the 3D model to be made in certain ways before even getting into Pepakura Designer.


Oh, and as usual, in GameCube and PlayStation 2 times, girls with dresses in games weren't always given legs since the player didn't see them anyway in the game. But for the paper model I thought it would be nice to give Paper Puppet Zelda some legs, like I did with Final Fantasy X's Lulu (actually, Lulu did have legs, but she didn't have boots, while Puppet Zelda does have boots but no legs 😉).


So I'm working on giving Paper Puppet Zelda some legs too, trying to fix textures that got messed up because of the changes I'm making and so on. All in all, quite a lot of 3D work still needs to be done, but some progress is being made! 😉

Stay tuned!



free papercraft Dannetsu-mama


Dannetsu-mama seems to be a mascot for Laidback Living Shonan, a company focused on homes providing a way of living in health, lower energy bills and modern comfort.

Download + build your own free papercraft Dannetsu-mama (by Techikun):

(use the free Pepakura Viewer to open *.pdo files!)

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Why go into Zen Mode on Papercraft Pokémon Sunday??


You know how hedgehogs 🦔 curl up into a ball to protect themselves when stressed? I don't know what happened to this papercraft Darmanitan on what should be a a relaxing Papercraft Pokémon Sunday, but apparantly it needed to go into Zen Mode... 😵

Download + build your own free papercraft Pokémon Zen Mode Darmanitan (+lots more, by Javierini):
http://jav-papercraft.blogspot.com/2019/09/darmanitan-zen-mode.html

(use the free Pepakura Viewer to open *.pdo files!)

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Cute little papercraft Autumn Festival Moon cake, church and Noah's ark


New Life Ministries from Japan has some cute little papercrafts on their website: an Autumn Festival Moon cake 🍥 and a cute little church ⛪ and Noah's ark. 🚢

Download + build your own free New Life Ministries papercrafts (by New Life Ministries):
https://www.newlifeministries.jp/gift-coner/papercraft/

Friday, September 6, 2019

Papercraft Ghastly Lich of Parechesis - actual size


This reminded me of that season 4 Buffy Halloween episode "Fear Itself"... This Ghastly Lich of Parchis may be trying to look scary, but just keep in mind it's just a free papercraft you can build - and that he's only 40 millimeters tall. 👿😂

"Who's a widdle fear demon...?" 😊

Download + build your own free papercraft Ghastly Lich of Parechesis mini (by Marc Pasquin):
https://www.deviantart.com/marcpasquin/art/Ghastly-Lich-of-Parechesis-Printable-version-811497190

(click the "Download" button on the right side of marcpasquin's DeviantArt page for the full version of the template)

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The cake is a lie! It's a papercraft party hat :o)


You think this is a birthday cake? Wrong! 🎂

You think this is a papercraft birthday cake? Wrong! This is a papercraft party cake hat! 🎉🥳

(...for dogs or small-headed people 😉)

Download + build your own free papercraft party cake hat (by Shappie):
https://shappie.jp/style/cake-idea/party-cake-hat/

(download instructions: click the yellow "【Party Cake Hat】テンプレートをダウンロード" on the Shappie website)

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Check out the curves! ...on this papercraft Ford Puma


You guys probably know I love all paper models, and I often like to post simpler models because those are fun and easy and quick to build. There are also more detailed models of course, just look at all the smooth curves on this Ford Puma by Robert Blaschke! 🚘

Download + build your own free papercraft Ford Puma (+more, by Robert Blascke):
http://modely.blaschke.sk/

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Be the King of the papercraft Dragon Quest Slimes


Wanna feel like the King of the World? (well, King of the Dragon Quest Slimes, at least?) Then you'll need this crown! 💧👑

Download + build your own free Dragon Quest Slime King crown (+more, by kdama.net):
http://kdama.net/archives/8843

Monday, September 2, 2019

Where Red Riding Hood gets her free papercraft baskets


Yesterday was Papercraft Pokémon Sunday, so I saved Sasatoku's monthly papercraft release for today. 😊

Download + build your own free small papercraft basket (+lots more, by Sasatoku):
https://www.sasatoku.co.jp/html/papercraft/

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Papercraft Pokémon Sunday meet Hattifant's Kaleidocycles!


Whether you call these papercraft toys kaleidocycles or flextangles, it was cool when you had an M.C. Escher patterned one, but on Papercraft Pokémon Sunday you want Pokémon ones of course!

Hallifant made four of them, Bulbasaur and Charmander and their evolutions are on Red Ted Art's website (click the big red "Click for Your Printable" button a little bit down on her website)... 🌿🔥

...and Eevee and Squirtle can be found on Hattifant's own website (click the "DOWNLOAD Eevee & Squirtle" there to go to a page where you can choose what you want to pay; $0,- is okay if you don't have anything to spare but you will have to leave your email address). 🦊🌊

Have fun building!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Build your own free papercraft Final Fantasy Family


Dark Knight Cecil, Zidane, Cloud of Darkness, Prishe, Jecht, Tidus, Terra Aerith are all from different Final Fantasy games, but the papercrafts are all on Crisis Craft's webpage. 😊

Download + build your own free Final Fantasy papercrafts (+lots more, by Crisis Craft):

(use a tool like the free 7-Zip to unpack *.rar files and the free Pepakura Viewer to open *.pdo files!)
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