Monday, August 19, 2019

Get a worldwide icon of beauty in your home with a papercraft bust of Nefertiti

Well at least this papercraft Nefertiti bust isn't crawling with bees...! 🐝🐝

What? That's really not as crazy as it seems if you have seen Tomáš Libertíny's art installation Eternity in the KunstHal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands:

All joking aside though, the Egyptian bust of Nefertiti is really a worldwide admired work of Egyptian art.

It was discovered on December 6, 1912 in Amarna among thousands of other artefacts, and the bust and image of Nefertiti has become an icon of beauty (her name actually means "the beautiful one has come"). It is now one of the most cherished pieces of the Neues Museum Berlin. And this free papercraft one can be one of the cherished pieces in your home. 😉

Download + build your own free papercraft Nefertiti bust (by BioM5 on Instructables):

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

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Free Papercraft Pokémon Sunda-, eh Sun & Moon Gladion

Happy Papercraft Pokémon Sunday! Have a free Papercraft Pokémon Sunda- eh Sun & Moon Gladion! 🌞🌜

Download + build your own free papercraft Pokémon Sun and Moon Gladion (by TereFujoWolft):

(click the MediaFire link in the description on TereFujoWolft's DeviantArt page; use a tool like the free 7-Zip to unpack *.rar files and the free Pepakura Viewer to open *.pdo files!)

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Can't decide between a papercraft bird or a fish? M.C. Escher to the rescue!

If you can't decide between making a papercraft bird or a fish, you can make this 3D version of the famous M.C. Escher's work #34  Bird/Fish tesselation, where the negative space of the birds form fishes and vice versa in an infinite pattern. 🐦🐟🐦🐟🐦🐟

Download + build your own free M.C. Escher #34 Bird/Fish tesselation papercraft (by Nihonbungeisha):

(click the big red "鳥と魚" and "鳥と魚ス夕ンド" buttons at the bottom of Nihonbungeisha's webpage)

Friday, August 16, 2019

Show your love for Ibaraki Prefecture or Kamisu City with a free Kamisoko-kun papercraft!

What Japanese Prefecture Kamisu City is in? Just look at the shape of the head of its mascot, Kamisoko-kun!  And then if you know the shape of all of Japan's Prefectures, you will know the answer! 🗾😉 (the location of Kamisu City in the Prefecture is even shown in red)

Download + build your own free papercraft Kamisoko-kun mascot (by Kamisu City):

Thursday, August 15, 2019

"Kinki Truck papercrafts" sounds naughty, but they're great for kids ;o)

Kinki Trucks is a Japanese exporter of used trucks, buses, and heavy equipment like bulldozers, but these papercrafts are brand new from your printer and free! 🚚🚍🚧

Download + build your own free Kinki Truck papercrafts (by Kinki Trucks):

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Started building the final paper Monkey

After the test build of the head, I fixed a few things, and decided to go for it and start the final build! I always use the final build to take pictures for the instructions as well, so usually it takes me a bit longer than you normally would, but hopefully I can finish it soon. 🐵

In essence, papercraft is not a very difficult hobby and you don't really need any special tools. Normally, you will want to print the parts on some thicker paper and then you'll need glue and a sharp knife. Some people prefer scissors, but if you use a knife, I really recommend using a rubber cutting mat as well (it will protect your table top and your knife tip as well!) 

The colour markers are used for "edge colouring"; after cuttting out the parts, you can use a colour marker or pencil to colour the white edges of the paper, so that the paper model will look nicer without white lines all over it.

The toothpick and thin metal rod are really ancillary tools: they can be used for "pre-shaping" small, round parts (pre-shaping is always very important and in the case of the Monkey's head it will be vital!) and for reaching inside parts that are too small or too thin for your fingers to fit so that you can manipulate and apply pressure to the inside/backside of the parts and the glueing tabs to make sure there's a good glue bond.

Stay tuned!

*Lots and lots* of free papercraft buses

These are just a *fraction* of the number of free papercraft buses available from Papírový Model Autobusu! 🚍

Download + build your own free papercraft buses (by Papírový Model Autobusu):

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Wanna own your own free Dassault aircraft? (in papercraft, I mean ;o)

I used software from Dassault in the past, but I never had any dealings with their aviation branch - you know, me not being a millionaire being able to afford my own private airplane... 🛫 But now that they come in papercraft too, I could if I wanted to! 😊

Download + build your own free papercraft Dassault aircraft (by Dassault Aviation):

the papercraft Pale Wing armor doesn't seem to protect much ;o)

Kappako76 made a chibi version of Pale Wing from the Earth Defense Force series before, but now he made a more realistic version (realistic as far as a girl in a sexy mini skirt and high heels and a jetpack with laser beams shooting out of it like a disco ball fighting alien bugs🐜 goes of course 😉)

comparison video between the male player option, and Pale Wing... 😆

Download + build your own free papercraft Earth Defense Force Pale Wing (by kappoko76):

Monday, August 12, 2019

Don't build paper dams! Well do for fun, but not as actual hydro-electric dams

It's a good thing the Iwase dam isn't really built out of paper, because water usually wins against paper dams...

Download + build your own free papercraft Iwasegawa power station dam (by Miyazaki Prefecture):

Not one, not two, not three... Okay, okay sorry; five free papercraft dams

These papercrafts were one distributed at an event to promote the use of hydro-electric power, but they were so popular, that the Tonegawa Dam Integrated Management Office decided to put them on their website as free downloads! (I know, we could have told them that before, rite? 😉)

Download + build your own fee papercraft Hagiwara, Aiso, Fujiwara, Nara and Yagisawa dams (by Tonegawa Dam Integrated Management Office):

Don't even think about dancing en pointe in these papercraft ballerina slippers

Knowing how much training and perseverence it requires, it's always impressive to see a ballerina dance en pointe. Dancers extensively customize their shoes to do so. Normally though only the tips are made from paper(-maché 😉) and not the entire slipper! 🩰

Download + build your own free papercraft ballet shoes (+lots more, by Passions d'A.R.T.):

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Build some concrete pillars (and the accompanying Pokémon Conkeldurr) out of papercraft

I always taught the ancient Romans were the first to use some early form of concrete in construction; or did they just take credit and was it really a Conkeldurr Pokémon that taught them...? 🏡

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Papercraft test build makes me think of The Temple of Doom...

The thing with test building a papercraft monkey's head, is that it makes you think of that Guardian of Tradition dinner in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom... ("Chilled monkey brains...") 🐵

dress your Z-scale mountain railroad with these free papercraft alpine buildings

Model railroads 🚂 often have mountains 🚞 in them, because well, mountains (and tunnels 😉) make for a nice scenery. So you'll also need some buildings that fit in with that mountain scenery, like these traditional alpine housings for example.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Everybody likes cute papercrafts

Why a website for medical professionals has a section with cute papercrafts? I think it's because everybody likes cute papercrafts! 🐈🐕🐧🎃

free papercraft Kawaguchi City mascot Cupolan

As you know, every Japanese city needs to have a mascot. 😊 For Kawaguchi City, that's Cupolan.

free 7 tonnes tank but light as paper

"7TP" tank stands for "7-tonnes Polish" tank. Luckily, these papercraft versions are much lighter...! 😊

Thursday, August 8, 2019

LEGO Monkey SketchUp model #1 finished

So the first Sketchup model for the LEGO Monkey 🐒 is done; I say first because usually, I make some changes after a first test build (I say first because usually I have to test it again after changing... 😆)

Be warned: free papercraft Dread Duckies =/= bath toys!

Take this advice: do not use these Dread Duckies as bath toys! 🛀

Not only because this particular one is made out of paper, but also because they're terrifying enemies from the horror game Dark Deception, and are out to get you...!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

papercraft Willys jeeps, Spitfire & Sea Harrier freebies

The Willys army jeep, the RAF Spitfire, the Sea Harrier... They're all iconic and you can make them out of paper! 😎

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019

Papercraft LEGO Monkey WIP 2

The monkey has a tail!

Well, so far my SketchUp LEGO monkey has a tail. As you can see, it's pretty simplified. To really get all the smooth curves in paper form exactly as they are on the real LEGO monkey, would require very different techniques and I like to stick with the (relatively... 😆) simple techniques of my other LEGO papercrafts.

Let's see in 2026 how accurate this papercraft Psyche asteroid is ;o)

If you thought the 800 meters 162173 Ryugu asteroid was big, think again! The 16 Psyche asteroid is over 200 kilometers!

An orbitor mission to Psyche is planned for 2022, arriving at the asteroid 4 years later in 2026 to study it. Maybe then we will see how accurate this paper model is? 🚀😉

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Cute paper toy Pikachu and Jigglypuff are cute

Toxic Paper Factory has quite a few free papercraft toys to try out, but for Papercraft Pokémon Sunday I'm showing you the Pikachu and Jigglypuff freebies of course. 🐹🎤

Saturday, August 3, 2019

*15 years later*: Official papercraft Metal Wolf Chaos mech

So many Metal Wolf 🐺 fans have been waiting for 15 years for this papercraft mech! 😃 ...oh, and for the game to be released outside of Japan, I guess. 😉

free papercraft baby chick capsule toys display stands

People collect all kinds of things, including fluffy baby chick plushies. But then you need a place to put them! And for that, you can use these cute little papercraft display stands.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Some papercraft plans & announcements

Well, I already paperfied one of them, so it shouldn't be too hard to guess which one I'll be making next... 😉

Try out the Fovea Viewer freebies to create your own paper sculptures!

Paper sculptures that go on your wall as a trophy come in all shapes and sizes, but Nonitt Paper Sculptures added something new...

They developed a web viewer that not only serves as a product catalogue, but that also shows you a reference where each part should be glued on the finished model to help you assemble it. 😃

What's more, there are several freebies to try out their paper sculptures and Fovea Viewer! 🎁

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Colour your own free papercraft car!

There are a lot of free papercraft cars to download on the internet, but maybe you just don't like the colour? 🚗😕

Well, this one you can colour yourself! 🚙😀

free papercraft picture stand

You can take a lot of nice pictures during the summer holidays, and Sasatoku has a nice papercraft picture frame so you can put them on your desk! 📷

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Sunday, July 28, 2019

free papercraft Pokémon Mewtwo

If you liked zaialrtx's Zootopia's Judy Hopps before, you'll like this Mewtwo Pokémon too; in fact, you have to since it's Papercraft Pokémon Sunday! 😼

Saturday, July 27, 2019

free papercraft Nanaty and Dollarthy mascot girls

Last year, Toyomaru released a cute papercraft mascot girl called Nanaty; but I bet you didn't know she had an equally cute sister, Dollarthy! 👧👧

Free papercraft toys for the Fizzbit motor (or not ;o)

Without the small, simple Fizzbit motor, these paper toys are just that: just cute paper toys to have fun building. 😀

If you want to add the Fizzbit motor though, you can have them push each other out of the way, race to the edge of a field, or just bounce around on your desktop. There are several paper toys on the website, but of course you can also create your own to use with the Fizzbit. 🤖😉

Friday, July 26, 2019

If life won't give you lemons, make free paper ones yourself!

If life won't give you lemons... make them yourself from paper! 🍋

papershape has quite a few freebies on their website so you can try out their style to see if you like it (and just for fun, I imagine 😉). The templates are blank, so you can use coloured or patterned paper to make fun paper objects (or you can colour the templates on the computer with a program like Gimp or Inkscape or after printing with just markers or colour pencils).

Thursday, July 25, 2019

free papercraft Jungle Defender and construction robots

Yesterday I featured a papercraft toy robot that you had to draw and colour yourself first, and while that can be fun, maybe you'll like some that are print ready like these Dairobo Kong Defender of the Jungle and Unit 58 construction robots! 🤖🤖

free papercraft Vanilla Recruitment promotional truck

A little while ago, I came across a free papercraft promotional truck with some cute/cartoony looking mascot character for what I understand from Google Translate is a job site especially for high income jobs for men; 🚚👦

- and now I came across a free papercraft promotional truck with some cute/cartoony looking mascot character for what I understand from Google Translate is a job site especially for high income jobs for men... 🚚👧

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

free Command & Conquer papercrafts

Enlima is a big Command & Conquer fan that likes to make papercrafts; not all of them are available for download for you to build as well, but a couple of them are! 😊

draw your own papercraft toy robot

You can download some basic schematics from Mark's DeviantArt page, but you can also follow his video tutorial and draw along as he shows step-by-step how to make a simple paper toy robot! 🤖

(view the video tutorials on Mark's YouTube channel here)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

free Bildrum papercrafts

Gunnar makes papercrafts of things from his life (and things he just likes 😉) and every now and then he adds a new one! 🚐🚢🚞🏡

free papercraft shrike

The shrike was a hunted bird in the region of Lushan, but people now understand better the value of the shrike and its ecosystem. The Lushan Digital Opportunity Center that teaches people that would otherwise not have the opportunity to do so valuable computer skills, has this nice papercraft of one. 🐦

Monday, July 22, 2019

free Aero Asahi papercraft helicopter dioramas

I would always encourage you to revisit old papercraft websites from time to time, because sometimes you can find some really neat updates, like these little helicopter dioramas! 🚁🚑

free papercraft Three Little Pigs dioramas

In the fable of The Three Little Pigs, one little pig made his house out of straw, one made his house out of wood, and one made his house out of bricks. 🐷🐷🐷 🏡 🐺

These must be their nephews, that made their houses out of paper...

Sunday, July 21, 2019

free papercraft Pokémon Eeveechusaur hybrid

Maybe I should have waited until Halloween🎃 to share this free Eevee, Pikachu and Bulbasuar papercraft hybrid with you instead of a random Papercraft Pokémon Sunday because it's actually quite... disturbing. 😨

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