Sunday, June 30, 2013
Not all the "mecha musume" girls in the "Strike Witches" series dress up like planes (like Inagaki Mami, Raisa Pöttgen and Katou Keiko), for instance here's one that looks like the Japanese destroyer Yukikaze!
Tenshi Hinanawi is a boss character from the Touhou Project card deck system fighting game "Scarlet Weather Rhapsody"!
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Tanabata is an annual Japanese festival, which will be held August 13th 2013 this year.
People write their wishes on colourful strips of paper and hang them from decorated bamboo branches outside their houses, hoping they will come true!
Thursday, June 27, 2013
If you want to add some scenery to your model railroad, Märklin Kids Club has a free papercraft HO scale road construction site, boathouses with a pier and boats, a butcher's shop, bakery and fashion boutique, bus stop, mountain cabins, an old prison building and a parking garage!
Kaichan and Tsubuchan are the mascots of Misato City!
According to Asian belief, your character is for a large part determined by your blood type, but in the Korean webcomic Ketsuekigata-kun! ("RealCrazyMan's Blood Types Comic") all 4 blood types (A, B, AB and O) seem a bit... crazy... ;o)
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The arch-enemies of Captain Redbeard (called "Kapitein Knoest" in Dutch) and his Pirates during their first few years as part of the LEGO line were Governor Broadside ("Gouverneur Grootzeil") and his Imperial Soldiers!
The 60 meter tall "Tower of the Sun" building was designed by Taro Okamoto for the World Fair Expo 1970 in Osaka, and has three faces on its back and front: the Sun of the Future, the Sun of the Present and the Sun of the Past.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Black-and-white, colour-yourself Thorn Ogre of Hagwood mask, Alchymist's Cat and The Deptford Mice Dark Portal One-eyed Jake papercraft toys from the books of Robin Jarvis!
Monday, June 24, 2013
"Leonardo" is a CBBC television show about a teenage Leonardo da Vinci and his friends in
15th century Florence! (I didn't know Leonardo made a motorbike once?? ;o)
Sunday, June 23, 2013
I reorganized the "trains, trams & other railway vehicles" links section, just like I did the "cars, trucks, buses & other vehicles" and "motorbikes and bicycles" and "airplanes" and "helicopters" links sections before.
Policeman, doctor, astronaut and soldier, Toy Story alien, Kamen Rider RX, Winnie the Pooh and Happy Tree Friends Sniffles and Giggles papercraft toys!
Ojimak has his own website where you can download lots of papercraft airplanes, but two (three) of them can also be downloaded from the official JASDF Japan Air Self-Defense Force website!
Saturday, June 22, 2013
The original fairy tale of Snow White is very old of course (from long before The Mouse was born ;o) but when people think of Snow White now, they almost always have the Disney version in mind!
World War II was a pitchblack page in European history, but it was also a time of many new technological advances, like "flying wing" aircraft that could cross the entire Atlantic Ocean using turbojet engines!
Friday, June 21, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Gus Santome made some Superman: Man of Steel papercraft toys in honor of the newest reboot of the film series! (I guess it's not that big a suprise to see some man of paper Man of Steel papercraft toys after the Iron Man papercraft toys? ;o)
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The "Sori Daijin Kantei" is the Prime Minister of Japan's official residence and workplace of his cabinet.
In the words of Cave Johnson (founder and CEO of Portal's Aperture Science company): when life gives you lemons, get your engineers to invent "a combustible lemon that burns your house down!!"
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The Hyaenodon Horridus and Andrewsarchus are two mammals that lived millions of years ago! (Chalicotherium here)
Tos-craft made lots of different papercraft toys, like The Penguins from Madagascar, Cut the Rope's Om Nom, the Angry Birds, an orang-utan and even a bus and lots more!
No, it's got nothing to do with the 2004 science-fiction movie with Will Smith and no, it's not the newest Apple gadget; the iRobot 710 Warrior is a military robot that can be used for explosive ordnance disposal, carrying heavy loads, and surveillance and reconnaissance!