Saturday, August 31, 2019

Build your own free papercraft Final Fantasy Family

Dark Knight Cecil, Zidane, Cloud of Darkness, Prishe, Jecht, Tidus, Terra Aerith are all from different Final Fantasy games, but the papercrafts are all on Crisis Craft's webpage. 😊

Download + build your own free Final Fantasy papercrafts (+lots more, by Crisis Craft):

(use a tool like the free 7-Zip to unpack *.rar files and the free Pepakura Viewer to open *.pdo files!)

Friday, August 30, 2019

New papercraft model to be: Twilight Princess Puppet Zelda

People sometimes ask: "what's the use of making papercraft characters like from the Legend of Zelda? It's just making dolls or puppets?" *

Well... yes, basically. 😉 So why not make a Puppet Zelda?

Now that I have some more time to make papercrafts again, I want to take advantage of it, so I don't really wanna take a break after finishing Spinoza before starting on the third paper model since my "return".

I'll probably make Puppet Zelda more or less the same size as ZaL or Twilight Link, and more or less in the same style (it's been a while of course... 😉)

So that will require a lot of work on the 3D game model first, but as always we'll see how it goes! 😊

Stay tuned!

(*disclaimer: I was just trying to be funny of course, people don't really ask me what's the use of papercrafting because they usually get that it's just to have a hobby and to enjoy yourself 😇)

From 2D NES Ganon to 3D papercraft Ganon!

Have a hundred hours or so you don't know what to do with? Make sure you have 58 sheets of paper and a printer as well and you could use it to build this free 3D papercraft Ganon based on the 2D sprites from Link's adventures on the NES! 🐊🐢

Download + build your own free papercraft voxel Ganon (+lots more, by Paper Duplicator):

(use a tool like the free 7-Zip to unpack *.rar files and the free Pepakura Viewer to open *.pdo files!)

Become a papercraft rocket scientist!

If you want to build this papercraft SpaceX Starhopper you can try so now, but be aware that AXM Paper Space Scale Models didn't include instructions yet - and this is rocket science after all...!

Download + build your own free papercraft SpaceX Starhopper (+lots more, by AXM Paper Space Scale Models):

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Where papercraft cars get made: a papercraft garage!

Cars and other road vehicles 🚗🚙 are one of the most popular subjects for papercraft (right up there with aircraft 🛫😉) there are literally thousands of them!

But where do all those papercraft cars get made so you can download them? I bet it's in a papercraft garage like this one!

(or is it on the desks of all those papercrafters all around the world? 🌍🤔)

Download + build your own free papercraft car workshop (by Brother):

(download instructions: choose one of the papercraft sets for the garage on Brother's papercraft garage website by clicking on the pictures, then on the next page click the yellow "ダウンロードする" button to download the parts and instructions)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

PaperJack can tell you all about Stihl's chainsaws and other power tools ;o)

Stihl makes all kinds of power tools, but I think they are best known for their chainsaws. You won't need one of those though to make this Stihl's PaperJack though. 🙂

Download + build your own free PaperJack (by Stihl):

(click the ">BASTELVORLAGE HERUNTERLADEN ✀ " banner on the STIHL website)

Papercraft voodoo dolls can be designer too ;o)

Dinari, Itimu and Habibi are designer voodoo dolls - and you can make as many as you want! 😈

Download + build your own free designer voodoo dolls papercraft toys (by zickert designbüro):

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

There's always room for more free papercraft dams

Remember those papercraft dams a little while ago? There are a lot more in Japan! This one comes in a 1/1500 scale and a simpler version.

Download + build your own free papercraft Kawakami dam (by Kawakami Dam):

There's always room for more free papercraft fire trucks and ambulances

Did you really think all those Japanese fire departments had the time to make all those free papercraft fire trucks and ambulances themselves? These ones for example were made by Hiroyasu Kato from Nagoya City and the Abashiri Fire Department just asked if they could put them on their website! 🚒🚑😉

Download + build your own free papercraft fire trucks and ambulances (by Hiroyasu Kato for the Abashiri Fire Department):

Monday, August 26, 2019

Is it a car? Is it a robot? No, they're free papercraft Transformers pop-up cards!

Don't these free papercraft pop-up cards of Bumblebee and Optimus Prime transforming between their alt mode and robot mode look cool? 🚘🔄🤖

And those are not even the only pop-up cards he made, he also made some simpler colour-your-own Star Wars and holiday versions like Halloween, Valentine's Day etc. 🚀💝🎃

Download + build your own free Transformers, Star Wars & holidays pop-up cards (by Matthew Reinhart):

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Digging up Chimchar for more papercraft monkey business ;o)

For the Papercraft Pokémon Sunday the day after a papercraft LEGO Pirates Monkey release, I figured I'd look up PaperPokés' old Chimchar. 🐵😉

Download + build your own free papercraft Pokémon Chimchar (+lots more, by PaperPokés):

(use a tool like the free 7-Zip to unpack *.rar files and the free Pepakura Viewer to open *.pdo files!)

Saturday, August 24, 2019

FREE papercraft LEGO Pirates Monkey Spinoza RELEASE!

The instructions (and pictures and silly YouTube video 😇) for papercraft Spinoza are finished, so I have uploaded the parts and instructions to my papercraft webpage for anyone to download and build!

It's my first LEGO papercraft that's not a minifig and although it's quite tricky (be sure to pre-shape all the parts properly before glueing them together if you want to try it!) I like how it turned out! 🐒

Have fun building!

Let's enjoy making free papercraft pop-up cards together!

Kagissippo has lots of cool papercraft pop-up cards for sale, but also a lot of freebies including clear video instructions if you want to try them out first! 🐱🎂🌸💌

Download + build your own papercraft pop-up cards freebies (by Kagisippo):

Friday, August 23, 2019

free papercraft Airbus A330

It looks like Lutz Kasper made his papercraft Airbus A330 available as a free download as well! 🛫

Download + build your own free papercraft Airbus A330 (+more, by Lutz Kasper):

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Want a free papercraft labelwriter or E ink typewriter?

King Jim is an office supply store, and they were so happy with 300,000 followers that they created a whole bunch of free things to download from their website, including these papercrafts! 💻

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

papercraft LEGO Pirates Monkey final build done!

As you can see, I've been working hard on my papercraft monkey! 🐵 (no, that's not a euphemism...)

As predicted, some of the parts were quite tricky, but I'm like with how it turned out. The edge-colouring turned out a bit dark (that's often the case when you use markers, because the ink soaks into the paper) so it would be better to use a lighter colour, or pencils/crayons.

I need a bit more time to make the instructions, and then I'll put it on my papercraft webpage for anybody that wants it. 😉

Stay tuned!

Papercraft vehicles that are pre-coloured or colour-yourself, that's the question

On the Stadtwerke Halle website, you can choose whether you want to build the same papercraft everybody else does, or if you want to customize your own black-and-white/colour yourself one. 🚘🚍🚋

Download + build your own free papercraft vans, buses, garbage truck and tram (by SWH Stadtwerke Halle):

(download instructions: click "SWH Fahrzeuge Bastelbögen" and "Kinderseiten zum Download" on the SWH Stadtwerke Halle website)

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! 🐈🐕🐧🎃

Download + build your own free cute Bayaspirin papercrafts (by

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

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.

Download + build your own free papercraft Hiyokono Okage display stands (by Hiyokono Okage):

(Note: click the"ペーパークラフト" button near the top and then the pink "素材をダウンロード" button for the cute claw machine; look around for other fun things)

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