Tuesday, November 12, 2019

papercraft Final Fantasy X Lulu vs Paper Giant

The instructions are coming along nicely, but for everybody (anybody? 😆) wondering about the size of the Iron Giant compared to my other papercrafts like Lulu, here's a picture (Lulu is about 24 cm tall).

So you can see the Iron Giant is not so tall, despite needing 15 sheets of paper; the large parts are pretty nice to handle though, compared to some of Puppet Zelda's for example! 😉

Friday, November 8, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

free papercraft Panhard EBR 75 armoured vehicle

"World of Tanks"? More like world of World of Free Papercraft Armoured Vehicles, amirite? 😁

Download + build your own free papercraft Panhard EBR 75 armoured vehicle (+lots more, by World of Tanks):

Monday, November 4, 2019

Dennis Kauth scifi tabletop game ATV & spacecraft card models

Thomas sent me a message on Facebook to have a look at a post by Roebeast, who was given a card model kit of some science fiction crafts made in 1982 by Dennis Kauth, a well-known model-maker for TSR (the original publishers of the tabletop Dungeons & Dragons games).

The people who gave it to him were friends of Dennis and wanted it to be scanned and distributed to other gamers who might enjoy it. Although Roebeast never built the models, he did put the scans on his weblog; the pictures are from Ruben, who did a nice review giving some hints and tips too on the Paper Modelers forum: link. The ATV and flying craft even have a nice interior!

Roebeast's scans do have a heavy grey mask, but people on Facebook have already taken up the task of removing that grey colour and whitening up the background for printing, and I'm sure Roebeast will replace the original scans with cleaner ones when he can.

So you might want to check back on Roebeast's weblog for cleaned versions, or you can try cleaning up the scans yourself, as it's easy enough to get a decent result for printing by playing around with the image levels in Photoshop or Gimp: just drag the whitepoint/highlight slider (the little white triangle in the image levels dialog box) to the left until the background is nice and white.

Download + build your own Dennis Kauth scifi card models (by Dennis Kauth on Roebeast's Magical House of Sunshine):

Sunday, November 3, 2019

papercraft Final Fantasy X Iron Giant test build finished

Okay so if youv'e been reading the last few 'work in progress' posts on my papercraft Iron Giant (link), you know I was a little bit worried about the scale/size.

But with the test build done (yes, I know I test built only one hand 😉) I ended up actually quite liking it! 😃

At this size, I can *just* fit the biggest parts on a sheet of A4 paper, so that's just fine. It does mean that he will take up quite a few sheets of paper for being actually only 30 centimeters tall, but I guess that's because he's so... wide. 😉

There's also a big difference in the model itself; normally the parts on a certain papercraft are relatively in proportion with each other. Not so much with this Iron Giant: some parts are as big as a sheet of paper, while especially the head has much smaller and thinner parts.

So that's another reason I don't want to make the scale even smaller; if I would, the smallest parts would get even smaller and thinner, and would become too small to handle really...

So I think my worries about the size were for naught. 30 centimeters is actually quite a nice size, even if that means he will be smaller than Lulu and Auron (he still has Rikku beat size-wise though! 😉)

So now I will change the final things on the 3D model so I can do the final unfold and make the templates; then I will do the final build while taking pictures for the instructions, and once those are done, he'll be really finished!

Stay tuned!

Friday, November 1, 2019

papercraft Final Fantasy X Iron Giant test build cont'd

Yesterday being Halloween and all (Hallows Eve 😉) I *had* to release my Dungeon Keeper 2 Horned Reaper Halloween 2019 papercraft of course, but I kept working on the Final Fantasy X Iron Giant test build!

It's going together pretty nicely so far as you can see; I used the opportunity to see whether I would want to cut up the 'arm spheres' (what else am I gonna call those things?) lengthwise or widthwise (I'm thinking lengthwise) and of course just to see if everything fits the way I imagined in my head and if the build order I thought would work would, well, work?

So far so good (with the obligatory tricky parts as always...) but you can see there are still some parts missing; I'll work on those next of course, stay tuned!

November is the season of... papercraft shoe shaped gifts??

Each month this year, Sasatoku has been making small papercraft gift boxes or envelopes having something to do with the season. This month, Google Translate tells me "靴型ギフト" means "shoe shaped gifts".


Thank you Google, I would never have guessed and it clears up so much... 👞👞

Download + build your own free papercraft shoe shaped gifts (+lots more, by Sasatoku):

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Free Halloween 2019 papercraft Dungeon Keeper 2 Horned Reaper RELEASE!

Being determined to make a Halloween 🎃 papercraft this year, I started this one (very 😉) early.

It's obviously the Horned Reaper, from Dungeon Keeper 2! 😈

...or actually, it's the official Quake 3 Arena skin that Bullfrog (the studio that created Dungeon Keeper and the Horned Reaper) made. On an archived version of the Bullfrog website, you can actually still download the skin using the "(Europe)" download link: archived Bullfrog website.

But if that link doesn't work for you and you still want the Q3A Horned Reaper skin, it's still on many Quake 3 Arena fansites. 😉

Even with a gap of three years, I made quite a few Halloween papercrafts already:

I hope you like them, have a spooky Halloween! 👻

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Free Halloween vampire, witch and bat papercraft toys pour enfants!

"Pour enfants" translates as "for kids", and they will surely like these free cute little Halloween vampire 🧛 witch 🧙‍♀️ and bat 🦇 paper toys! 🎃

Download + build your own free cute Halloween papercraft toys (by Pour Enfants):

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Papercraft Final Fantasy X Iron Giant legs (and sword ;o) test build

So yeah... Compared to most character papercrafts, the Iron Giant's legs (and his sword 😉) are *huge*! Then again, he *is* a giant after all, so that's not that big a surprise.

I still think he won't be as tall as my other Final Fantasy X papercrafts though, since his torso is relatively short. If I make it any taller, I'll have to cut up the parts more than I want to fit them on a sheet of A4 paper. Of course I will continue the test build in this scale, and then decide if I like the size.

Some parts so far were pretty tricky, but that's true for pretty much all my papercrafts I think. 😉 And as always on a test build, I already found some parts that I think can use some more work, but so far, I think he looks pretty neat!

Stay tuned!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Free haunted house papercraft

Whether or not angels and ghosts are real, this haunted house definitely is - I mean as a papercraft, of course. 🏠👻😉

Download + build your own free papercraft haunted house (by Angels & Ghosts):

Sunday, October 27, 2019

First papercraft FFX Iron Giant test build pieces are... big.

So... after reworking the 3D model, I unfolded the first parts to do a first test build. ...and I was a bit taken aback by how huge the parts would be compared to other papercrafts of mine!

Using the actual in-game scale of an Iron Giant relative to my earlier Lulu and Auron papercrafts would probably end up bigger than myself! 😋

But even making it about the same height as Lulu and Auron, would make most parts not even fit a single sheet of paper... So I made it a little bit smaller, and as you can see, some pieces are still relatively HUGE but at least fit on the paper.

I think I'll have to think about what size I'll want the final version to have some more after the test build, but for now, I'll go with this size and see whether the parts for the arms and torso will also fit on the paper (his head is actually tiny in comparison, so that will be okay). 😉

Stay tuned!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

free Bocchinokamiasobi Halloween papercrafts

I showed you some scary Japanese 'yokai' ghosts from Bocchinokamiasobi before, but this jack-o'-lantern pumpkin, bat and classic ghost will probably be more recognizable for Halloween.

Download + build your own free papercraft Halloween jack-o'-lantern pumpkin, ghost and bat (+more, by Bocchinokamiasobi):

Friday, October 25, 2019

free Halloween CatCube Scare-D-Cats papercraft toys

There are lots of different CatCube paper toys, but for Halloween, the Scare-D-Cats are the most appropriate. 💀🧛🐈🎃

Download + build your own free CatCube Scare-D-Cats papercraft toys (+more, by CatCubeTopia):

(download instructions: click the "SCARE-D-CATS" header on the CatCubeTopia website; or just click "SHOW ALL >" at the top and you'll find them)

Thursday, October 24, 2019

free paper toy Pumpkinhead Boxpunx

What better Halloween papercraft toy than Pumpkinhead? 🎃

Download + build your own free Halloween Pumpkinhead papercraft toy (+lots more, by Harlancore):

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Is it weird to like finding free papercraft buses...?

Am I weird?  Well, if finding papercraft buses on websites of Japanese cities makes your day is weird, then yes, I'm weird.

...so I guess I'm weird. 😋

This papercraft bus is a bit more complex than the boxy buses from Handa City last week, but just as colourful! 🚍

Download + build your own free papercraft Koikoi bus (by Otake City):

(download instructions: click the "こいこいバスのペーパークラフト(PDF:987.9KB)" link under the "こいこいバス10周年と利用者100万人突破" header near the bottom of Otake City's webpage)

Monday, October 21, 2019

Now even cuter: free papercraft Madoka-Senpai from Puella Magi Madoka★Magica

Kujiracraft is at it at again: making free papercraft Puella Magi Madoka★Magica girls; this time in an (even more) cartoonish style: Madoka-senpai! 👧

Download + build your own free papercraft Puella Magi Madoka★Magica Madoka-senpai (+lots more, by Kujiracraft):

(download instructions: click the "Madoka_sennpai_full_v1_1a.zip" link at the bottom of the post on Kujiracraft's papercraft weblog; use the free Pepakura Viewer to open *.pdo files!)

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Free hat! International Paper Modelers Convention Saturday, October 26, 2019

The annual International Paper Modelers Convention is a showcase for paper model enthusiasts: builders, designers and collectors. It will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at:
Hampton Inn & Suites
22700 Holiday Park Drive
Sterling, Virginia 20166
(703) 537-7800
For more information and directions (and to get your free hat!) visit the IPMC's website:

So why did Matt Bergstrom (who you may know from the Wurlington Press' Build Your Own Chicago and New York (and more!) papercraft series 😃) make a free hat?

Well, he is obviously using South Park tactics to attract more people to the event by promising free hats (if only Tweek had been smart enough to make them as digital downloads for people to make themselves... 😉)

 Ah, those boys and their silly antics...

And why a Tiroler hat?

Well, because this year's IPMC's theme is Oktoberfest! 🍻

Download + build your own free papercraft Oktoberfest Tiroler hat (by Matt Bergstrom for the International Paper Modelers Convention):

And of course you're welcome at the convention! 😃
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