Monday, March 18, 2019
Did you ever wonder where all those papercraft garbage trucks go? Well, to a papercraft garbage processing plant of course! 🏭
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
You know it (or at least you should, since I told you so many times before 😉) I really like Japanese fire department websites with papercraft fire trucks and ambulances - and the Natri Fire Department has quite a few! 🚒🚒🚒🚒🚒🚒🚒🚒🚒🚑🚑🚑🚑🚑 😃
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Monday, March 11, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
⭕nce upon a time...
...November 15th, 1997 to be exact, there was a playable demo version of Pokémon Gold and Silver at Space World 1997.
20 years later, somebody dumped a ROM of those bèta versions online, and people discovered all kinds of unknown Pokémon that never make it into the final games!
Now they didn't have Papercraft Pokémon Sundays back in 1997 (largely because it's something I just made up as an excuse to post old papercraft Pokémon every week if I don't forget 😉) but here's a Pokémon that would have been #226 in cute papercraft form made by DeviantArtist MagicBunnyArt: a chubby, tiger-like Kotora! 🐯😃
Saturday, March 9, 2019
The World War II Japanese Imperial Navy I-400 class submarine was so big, that it could carry three Aichi Seiran aircraft and launch them from its deck!
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Subnautica is a game all about underwater exploration, and do you know what's the best part about Metalfist making three free papercrafts from this game? 😍
"That there are three cool new free papercrafts to download and build and enjoy?"
Well yeah, I guess, but what I really meant, is that it provides an opportunity for me to make my favourite joke, about it being a bad idea taking water-themed papercrafts in the actual water...! 😎😎
Monday, March 4, 2019
From coming Friday March 8 2019, you can get some Nippon Ichi goodies when you visit the PG cafe in Nagoya to celebrate the upcoming Japanese release of Nippon Ichi's new RPG Destiny Connect!
There's some more information about the event on the following webpage (all in Japanese!) which shows you'll also be able to get a papercraft Prinny 🐧from Nippon Ichi's Disgaea series:
If you won't be able to get to the PG cafe though, you can still download the Prinny papercraft yourself from the Nippon Ichi website - only you'll have to print it yourself! 😉
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Friday, March 1, 2019
Last year, Sasatoku made a nice little pop-up card, and this year they made a little basket that you can use to make a little gift. 🎎😃
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Is it just coincidence all the Japanese tv shows I ever come across are so... strange? 😉 The interactive children's show Bitworld combines live characters with a computer generated world, but the thing that's actually weird is the stuff the human characters do?! 👦👧👸😵
Monday, February 25, 2019
Even if you're not "into art", I bet you have heard the name Vincent van Gogh and even seen some of his paintings, as he's one of the most famous artists in the world! 🖌
Van Gogh's place in the history of art in 100 words (Doctor Who fifth series episode 10: Vincent and the doctor).
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
A lot of Japanese cities have papercrafts of fire trucks on their website, and most of them are "fire engine red". This one from Otsu City however is blank, so that kids can colour it themselves in any colour they like - the same for the cute firefighter that's also on the site! 🚒
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The Agano River office is prepared for any emergency, with an excavator, satellite communication van and disaster prevention helicopter.
Monday, February 18, 2019
This papercraft bus and tram were part of a competition for the 125 year anniversary in 2017 of the Würzburger Versorgungs- und Verkehrs company (even though they weren't called the WVV yet in 1892 😉) but you can still download and build them! 🚊🚍
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Fuji Taxi made a blue taxi with a 🚀space astronaut theme for boys, and a pink one with clouds and hearts 💖 for girls; but even better, there's also a black-and-white version ✎ that you can colour any way you like! 😃
Friday, February 15, 2019
Did you think Nobi was done paperfying Touhou Project characters? Guess again, there are dozens and dozens of them, Yuyuko Saigyouji is just the latest but likely not the last! 😉
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Samantha Davies sails her Initiatives Coeur IMOCA ocean racing boat all around the world to raise awareness for children in need!
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Monday, February 11, 2019
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Okay, so one more (kind of) pig-themed papercraft for making up for forgetting the Chinese New Year of the Pig. 🐖
And since it's Papercraft Pokémon Sunday (and I already featured Tepig earlier): Swinub (and Piloswine). 🐽
Awan Seti has made papercraft toys of Kamen Riders Ichigo (1) and Nigo (2) before, so it was not a stretch to expect him to make Kamen Rider V3 as well! 🏍
If he is planning to make all of them, he has his work cut out for him (or actually not yet, because he has to create them first 😉) because I have to be honest, I don't know exactly how many Kamen Riders there have been since 1971, but there are *a lot*...! 😉
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Remember when Heppoko Paper Model studio made the 23 parts for the AEGIS cruiser "Kirishima" over 4 1/2 years (2013-2018)?? 🚢
This time, it took only a week or so for all three parts for this World War 2 seaplane to be available! 🛫🌊 😜
Friday, February 8, 2019
And the other thing I forgot was Chinese New Year on February 5th...! 📆🎆🎇
In the Chinese Zodiac, it's the Year of the Pig (or Boar), so as you can see, sometimes you can find some cute little papercraft pigs on the websites of people that didn't forgot. 😉
I remembered that I forgot two things this February...
The first thing is the new monthly Sasatoku series for 2019 of small themed gift boxes and envelopes! (I blame it on them releasing the January one in December already 😉) As you can see, the theme for February is Valentine, and this month's gift box comes in the shape of a loving home. 🏡💘💑
Monday, February 4, 2019
Heppoko Paper Model Studio is making a new free papercraft WWII Aichi E16A Zuiun Model 11 reconnaissance seaplane, posting it in separate releases like the A6M5 "Zero" fighter before! 🛫
Sunday, February 3, 2019
There are a lot of different papercraft Pikachu🗲 Pokémons already, but because of that it seems not many papercrafters see the "need" to make another one... 😜
It makes sense if you think about how one of the goals for many Pokémon papercrafters would be to make a complete collection of all the different Pokémon in papercraft form, so instead of making another version of one that's already been done many times, it makes sense to rather make a new one that nobody made before.
This old surfing Pikachu doesn't seem too bothered about that, though, he's just having a relaxing Papercraft Pokémon Sunday. 😉
Saturday, February 2, 2019
The Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns are an American football club from Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, with a unicorn as their logo! 🏈🦄
Friday, February 1, 2019
A papercraft Tesla is all good an well, but where are you going to pretend to charge its battery?? 🚗🔋🗲
Fortunately, this papercraft version includes a charging post to do jus that. 😊
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
And now you can build your own papercraft Ultraman helmet! 😃 Just remember these 5 Ultraman Oaths if you do:
- DON'T eat the papercraft helmet! (papercraft is not edible!)
- DON'T take it outdoors when the weather is bad! (papercrafts can't stand rain!)
- DON'T wear it while walking in the streets! (you can't see very well while wearing it!)
- DON'T sell it to others! (it's a free gift for you!)
- DON'T wear it while playing outside (it's for display only!)
Monday, January 28, 2019
I don't know how many new papercrafts I will be able to make and release this year (last year it was only one; but you can of course find *all* my papercrafts on my main papercraft webpage 😃)
So I decided, after all these years, to finally share the secret to building so many papercraft Advance Wars units so far: they're produced in papercraft Advance Wars bases like these! 🏡
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
These are... To be honest, I don't really know why or what these are! 😕 They're just stylish looking vegetable shaped thingamajiggies you can put bottles in...? There's one for each season: a spring onion a winter cucumber, an autumn shiitake mushroom and a summer tomato. 🍄🍅
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Do you know those hills that Julie Andrews told us are alive with The Sound of Music? 🌄🎶
Those are in the district of Mehlweg (47°41'18.4"N x 13°03'53.5"E) in Marktschellenberg in Berchtesgaden in southeast Germany!
The Jennerbahn cable car is also in Berchtesgaden, but it goes in the other direction... 😕 I don't think I'd risk the trip in this tiny papercraft gondola anyway, though! 🚠😉
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
I think this is only a polar bear because it was printed on white cardstock, but you can also print the blank template on coloured or crazy patterned paper, or colour it with markers or paint after assembly and make any kind of bear you want! 🐻
Monday, January 21, 2019
A lot of younger papercrafters might only remember the Nintendo GameCube, while others might have even owned a ghettoblaster / boombox, or an Amiga 500 or Commodore 64 themselves, and maybe even some of the games on the interchangeable screens! 🕹🎮