Sunday, February 28, 2021

Free papercraft Advance Wars Yellow Comet release!


Finishing the release of this took soooo long, just because I didn't have a lot of spare time lately... But here it is, my free papercraft Advance Wars Yellow Comet Anti-Air unit! 😊


Download the parts and instructions from my papercraft webpage with all my other free papercrafts:



Have fun building! 😊

Supercute papercraft Pokémon doggo Yamper!


Tenpepakura has a really cute papercraft style, and since he made a supercute doggo Pokémon Yamper 🐕 just recently I declare a Papercraft Pokémon Sunday! (which is really just me sharing a papercraft Pokémon you can download for free on a Sunday 😋)

Download + build your own free papercraft Pokémon Yamper (+lots more, by Tenpepakura):

Disney Pixar Finding Nemo Paper Toys Flash application in 2021


As you all know, Flash support on the internet was finally completely discontinued on December 31, 2020. 😟

This meant tons of Flash games and other applications  on tons of websites became pretty much unusable, like the cute Disney Pixar Finding Nemo papercraft toys I posted about in 2012: link


Although the alternative link to the Dan Dare website still works, the Flash application won't run in any webbrowser anymore:



There are still ways to get it to work offline though, although it requires a few steps (see the image at the top for a visual guide):
  1. First you need to find the URL to the actual Flash application on the website so you can save it to your own computer:
  2. Go to the Dan Dare website: link and press Ctrl+U to view the website's actual HTML source code (in Google Chrome at least; other webbrowsers should have a similar option).
  3. Press Ctrl+F and search the source code for the mention of .swf (the file extension for a ShockWave Flash file).
  4. It will find two instances, in this case the second one will be the link to the actual file; click it and save the .swf file to your computer.
  5. Now go to https://www.bullrushsoft.com/online.html; it can convert the .swf file to a standalone executable .exe file that you can run offline on your computer.
  6. Upload the .swf file you downloaded from the Dan Dare website, and after it's converted, use the small download button that appears at the bottom to download the .exe file to your computer.
  • Now annoyingly, because the developer of the online tool is unknown to my Antivirus software and to Windows Defender, both off them stopped me from running the .exe file at first.
    • Antivirus solution: for my Antivirus software, I made a special Folder with the .exe file and set my Antivirus software to exclude it from its scans
      • ONLY do this if YOU trust the application too, and NEVER turn off your antivirus software completely!!
    • Windows Defender solution: you can click the "More info" link to see a "Run anyway" option" (ONLY do this if YOU trust the application!!)
  • TIP: "print" the paper toys as a PDF file, so you can always print them again whenever you want without having to go through all this again. 😇
Have fun building!

Sunday, February 21, 2021

free papercraft Bincx trucks and vehicles


Do you like this nice collection of papercraft vehicles? Check the Bincx website to download them for free. 😊

Download + build your own free papercraft Bincx trucks and vehicles (by Bouwplaatvanjeeigen truck.nl voor Bincx):

free lunar New Year of the Ox 2021 papercrafts by Faltmanufaktur


Yes yes, the lunar New Year was more than a week ago; but such stylish papercrafts for the Year of the Ox deserve a mention! 🐂


You can download them in different colors, and what's more, Faltmanufaktur almost has a complete collection of stylish Zodiac animals now since they've been at it since 2012 with the Year of the Dragon; browse the older posts here to find them all:

(and: be sure to check back Februari next year! 📅😊)

Download + build your own free lunar New Year 2021 of the Ox papercrafts (+lots more by Faltmanufaktur):

Thursday, February 11, 2021

free papercraft color-yourself Chinese New Year lion dance diorama


February 12th marks the start of the Chinese New Year 2021! 🐂🎇🎆🎉

If you search around, you can probably find several Ox / Cow papercrafts that people created to celebrate. Of course, since the Chinese Zodiac is cyclical, you can each papercraft Zodiac animal every twelve years; but this specific papercraft can even be used every year:

Since a long time, people have performed the "Lion Dance" to scare off the New Year monster Nian to bring luck and prosperity and prevent bad things from happening in the new year. 🕺🕺🦁


The lion is always very colorful, so be sure to color the blank template in all kinds of bright colors!

Download + build your own free papercraft black-and-white/color-yourself ise-daikagura Lion Dance diorama (by National Museum of Ethnology): 

Sunday, February 7, 2021

free papercraft 1549 half-timbered "Trotte"


I haven't found much time this week to work on releasing my own papercraft Advance Wars A-Air unit, but luckily in the meantime, there are lots of free papercraft half-timbered buildings as well...! 🏠😋

If you think the half-timbered building in the picture above looks old, that's because it is: it's from 1549, and shows a lot of interesting details about the historical development of the famous Swiss half-timbered building style!

The Bausubstanz magazine and Fachwerkerleben foundation teamed up this January to hold a little competition, giving away a papercraft of the half-timbered "Trotte" (🍇 wine press building) for people to build and send in there best picture!

So unfortunately, I'm a bit late to tell you about the competition (which ended January 31st, 2021), but as they say on the website: "Even when the competition is over, (paper)crafting is always fun!" 😃

But luckily, you can still download the papercraft and send in your pictures (with your home address to the email address mentioned on the Bausubstanz website, but I don't know if they will send a little thank you gift - especially if you live outside of Switzerland...?) 


And if one papercraft half-timbered houses isn't enough, the Fachwerkerleben foundation itself also has some free papercrafts, of the Rebhäuschen and Girsbergerhaus! 😊 (and lots more for sale of course)

Download + build your own free papercraft half-timbered buildings (by Bausubstanz and Fachwerkerleben):

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Advance Wars papercraft final build: Yellow Comet Anti-Air (wip 3)


So as you can see, the little Advance Wars Yellow Comet A-Air unit is pretty much done! 😀

Well, except for the instructions yet, but I think I'll do those next week, so stay tuned!


Sunday, January 24, 2021

free papercraft Ultraman Kaiju and Gundam Zaku


craftgirlMIKA likes to make Ultraman kaiju and Gundam Zaku that can battle each other with the use of a small, cheap, vibration motor! I don't know if you have one of those, but you can at least make the papercraft shells. 👾🤖🙂

(the videos also have the instructions, and near the end they show you the passwords that you need to open the PDF files)

Download + build your own free papercraft Ultraman Kaiju and Gundam Zaku (by craftgirlMIKA):

(download instructions: from the instruction videos, click the "http://shikisha.net/mikasmodel/..." PDF links; be sure to watch the videos till the end to find the PDF file passwords!)

free papercraft tanks & tank destroyers


I haven't posted about the World of Tanks papercrafts lately, bust rest assured that they're still making them. 😉

Download + build your own free papercraft tanks & tank destroyers(by World of Tanks):

(if you get a pop-up on the World of Tanks website, be sure to choose "Stay on the website of the CIS region")

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Free 8 year old mammography examination vehicle papercraft ;o)


Do you like old papercrafts that are still available? 😀

Keihin Health & Science Association publishes the Smile Life magazine twice a year since 1984!

In 2013, the magazine spent extra attention to breast cancer awareness, and the July issue of 2013 (Vol. 60) had a free papercraft of a Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter mobile mammography examination vehicle (made by Heppoko Paper Model Studio, which you know if you follow this papercraft weblog has a lot of freebies 😊)

...and because the magazine has also been published as a PDF on the website since 2012, you can still get the papercraft all these years later! 😀

Download + build your own free papercraft Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter mobile mammography examination vehicle (by Heppoko Paper Model Studio for Keihin Health & Science Association; look for the Vol. 60 of July 2013): 

(download instructions: click on the "さらに表示する +" button to see the "Smile Life" magazine's back numbers; the paper model is on pages 5 and 6 of the "第60号 (2013年7月発行)" issue)



Saturday, January 16, 2021

New Advance Wars papercraft wip: Yellow Comet Anti-Air (wip 2)


Some progress again on the Yellow Comet A-Air unit: I managed to come up with a workable template for the little sitting soldier and colored the templates. 😊


Don't worry about him missing his head: it's not the result of a terrible misfire, it's just that I made enough papercraft Advance Wars soldiers heads that I'm confident it will work, so I didn't test build it. 😉

When testbuilding the rest of the soldier, I did test the A-Air gun again with a few small tweaks, including the tank treads this time, so I guess now  I have two. 😋

Stay tuned!

free papercraft torii gate and guardian lions


These guardian lions are placed on either sides of an entrance or torii (gate) to prevent harmful spirits from entering. In the Netherlands, you often see them at Chinese restaurants, so you can enjoy your meal without any harmful spiritual influences. 👹👺👿 🚫 🦁🚪🦁 🍲🍴 😊


Download + build your own free papercraft torii gate and stone guardian lions (by Tokyo Shinto Youth Association):

free papercraft Niku no Mansei steakhouse area panorama

Remember the papercraft of the Niku no Mansei steakhouse in the Akihabara district in Tokyo, which is famous for having each of its10 floors dedicated to different beef dishes: link? 🥩🍖🍲🍴

Well, now you can explore the surrounding area a bit more! Located at Kanda Sudacho 2-21, Chiyoda-ku, it's only a short walk from the Akihabara station. 🚉


Download + build your own free papercraft Niku no Mansei steakhouse area panorama (+lots more, by Niku Mansei):


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Updated (well, archived) link for Konica Minolta's free papercraft pop-up dollhouse book


I was made aware that the link to Konica Minolta's neat papercraft pop-up dollhouse didn't work anymore, which is a real shame because it is a lot of people seem to like it. 🏡🙂

Luckily, I found that you can still download the files to make it from an archived version of the website, though! 😀


IMPORTANT NOTE:
The download links didn't seem to work anymore at first, I found a way that still worked for me:
  • DON'T RIGHT-CLICK the PDF links to save the files directly...!
  • Instead, left-click to open the PDF files in your browser and when they are loaded, then save/download them.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

New Advance Wars papercraft unit start: Yellow Comet Anti-Air (wip 1)


Again, I find myself actually doing two new papercraft projects at the same time... 😆

One of them is a secret again, the other one is a new unit for my ever-expanding papercraft Advance Wars army!

I like making these because I make them by hand by directly shaping pieces of paper (basically by trial and error 😉) until I get something that looks like the sprites from the games. Then when I'm happy with it, I carefully take them apart again to trace the parts so I can scan them for a real test version and later also color them.


I'm finding that making a little paper soldier guy in a sitting position is pretty tricky, even if I did already make the Infantry and Mech versions. But all in all it's going pretty well, so stay tuned!



Sunday, January 3, 2021

free supercute papercraft doggies by Kamiuchu


If you've been papercrafting for "a while" 😉 I'm sure you remember the "Howl's Moving Castle Flying Type" papercraft that was once available as a free promotion from the Epson Print website.


During the one and a half months of the 2004 summer vacation that it was available, it was downloaded 340,000 times!

Well, that papercraft was made by Kamiuchu: link
(Kamiuchu is so proud of it that they still use it as their Facebook profile picture 🙂)

Unfortunately, that promotion ended a LONG time ago (you might still be able to find it on other websites though...) and Kamiuchu usually only makes commercial papercrafts like that for companies to use in promotional campaigns. These simple and supercute papercraft corgi, toy poodle and French bulldog doggies in the picture at the top of this post are totally free and easy to download from their own website though! 🐕🐶

Download + build your own free supercute papercraft doggies (by Kamiuchu):

free papercraft INFINITI Carigami luxury cars


Infiniti is the luxury vehicle division of Nissan; so you can understand that these cars are usually VERY expensive - but not these papercraft versions, because they are completely free to download and make yourself! 🚘🙂

It started as a way to help people having something to do while they had to stay home, and people liked it so much that they made five different papercraft Carigami cars now: a QX55, FX35, QX80 and a regular and 'Honey Badger' edition of the Q50S!


If you enjoyed building one, you can share it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and if you use the hashtag #Carigami and tag the Infinity company in your post, they might show it on their website! 🙂

Download + build your own free papercraft Infiniti Carigami cars (by INFINITI):
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