Thursday, October 31, 2019

Free Halloween 2019 papercraft Dungeon Keeper 2 Horned Reaper RELEASE!


Being determined to make a Halloween 🎃 papercraft this year, I started this one (very 😉) early.

It's obviously the Horned Reaper, from Dungeon Keeper 2! 😈




...or actually, it's the official Quake 3 Arena skin that Bullfrog (the studio that created Dungeon Keeper and the Horned Reaper) made. On an archived version of the Bullfrog website, you can actually still download the skin using the "(Europe)" download link: archived Bullfrog website.

But if that link doesn't work for you and you still want the Q3A Horned Reaper skin, it's still on many Quake 3 Arena fansites. 😉

Even with a gap of three years, I made quite a few Halloween papercrafts already:


I hope you like them, have a spooky Halloween! 👻

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Free Halloween vampire, witch and bat papercraft toys pour enfants!


"Pour enfants" translates as "for kids", and they will surely like these free cute little Halloween vampire 🧛 witch 🧙‍♀️ and bat 🦇 paper toys! 🎃

Download + build your own free cute Halloween papercraft toys (by Pour Enfants):
https://www.jeux-halloween.pour-enfants.fr/bricolage/bricolage-paper-toy-halloween.htm

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Papercraft Final Fantasy X Iron Giant legs (and sword ;o) test build


So yeah... Compared to most character papercrafts, the Iron Giant's legs (and his sword 😉) are *huge*! Then again, he *is* a giant after all, so that's not that big a surprise.

I still think he won't be as tall as my other Final Fantasy X papercrafts though, since his torso is relatively short. If I make it any taller, I'll have to cut up the parts more than I want to fit them on a sheet of A4 paper. Of course I will continue the test build in this scale, and then decide if I like the size.

Some parts so far were pretty tricky, but that's true for pretty much all my papercrafts I think. 😉 And as always on a test build, I already found some parts that I think can use some more work, but so far, I think he looks pretty neat!

Stay tuned!


Monday, October 28, 2019

Free haunted house papercraft


Whether or not angels and ghosts are real, this haunted house definitely is - I mean as a papercraft, of course. 🏠👻😉

Download + build your own free papercraft haunted house (by Angels & Ghosts):
http://www.angelsghosts.com/haunted-house-paper-model

Sunday, October 27, 2019

First papercraft FFX Iron Giant test build pieces are... big.


So... after reworking the 3D model, I unfolded the first parts to do a first test build. ...and I was a bit taken aback by how huge the parts would be compared to other papercrafts of mine!

Using the actual in-game scale of an Iron Giant relative to my earlier Lulu and Auron papercrafts would probably end up bigger than myself! 😋

But even making it about the same height as Lulu and Auron, would make most parts not even fit a single sheet of paper... So I made it a little bit smaller, and as you can see, some pieces are still relatively HUGE but at least fit on the paper.

I think I'll have to think about what size I'll want the final version to have some more after the test build, but for now, I'll go with this size and see whether the parts for the arms and torso will also fit on the paper (his head is actually tiny in comparison, so that will be okay). 😉

Stay tuned!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

free Bocchinokamiasobi Halloween papercrafts


I showed you some scary Japanese 'yokai' ghosts from Bocchinokamiasobi before, but this jack-o'-lantern pumpkin, bat and classic ghost will probably be more recognizable for Halloween.

Download + build your own free papercraft Halloween jack-o'-lantern pumpkin, ghost and bat (+more, by Bocchinokamiasobi):
http://bocchinokamiasobi.web.fc2.com/details5001097.html

Friday, October 25, 2019

free Halloween CatCube Scare-D-Cats papercraft toys


There are lots of different CatCube paper toys, but for Halloween, the Scare-D-Cats are the most appropriate. 💀🧛🐈🎃

Download + build your own free CatCube Scare-D-Cats papercraft toys (+more, by CatCubeTopia):
http://www.badcat.com/catcubetopia/

(download instructions: click the "SCARE-D-CATS" header on the CatCubeTopia website; or just click "SHOW ALL >" at the top and you'll find them)

Thursday, October 24, 2019

free paper toy Pumpkinhead Boxpunx


What better Halloween papercraft toy than Pumpkinhead? 🎃

Download + build your own free Halloween Pumpkinhead papercraft toy (+lots more, by Harlancore):
http://harlancore.blogspot.com/2015/02/pumpkin-head.html

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Is it weird to like finding free papercraft buses...?


Am I weird?  Well, if finding papercraft buses on websites of Japanese cities makes your day is weird, then yes, I'm weird.

...so I guess I'm weird. 😋

This papercraft bus is a bit more complex than the boxy buses from Handa City last week, but just as colourful! 🚍

Download + build your own free papercraft Koikoi bus (by Otake City):
http://www.city.otake.hiroshima.jp/soshiki/shiminseikatsu/jichishinko/gyomu/1/1/1453510949433.html

(download instructions: click the "こいこいバスのペーパークラフト(PDF:987.9KB)" link under the "こいこいバス10周年と利用者100万人突破" header near the bottom of Otake City's webpage)

Monday, October 21, 2019

Now even cuter: free papercraft Madoka-Senpai from Puella Magi Madoka★Magica


Kujiracraft is at it at again: making free papercraft Puella Magi Madoka★Magica girls; this time in an (even more) cartoonish style: Madoka-senpai! 👧

Download + build your own free papercraft Puella Magi Madoka★Magica Madoka-senpai (+lots more, by Kujiracraft):
http://pepakura.kujiracraft.net/article/471000022.html

(download instructions: click the "Madoka_sennpai_full_v1_1a.zip" link at the bottom of the post on Kujiracraft's papercraft weblog; use the free Pepakura Viewer to open *.pdo files!)

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Free hat! International Paper Modelers Convention Saturday, October 26, 2019


The annual International Paper Modelers Convention is a showcase for paper model enthusiasts: builders, designers and collectors. It will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at:
Hampton Inn & Suites
22700 Holiday Park Drive
Sterling, Virginia 20166
(703) 537-7800
For more information and directions (and to get your free hat!) visit the IPMC's website:
http://www.ipmc-info.org/

So why did Matt Bergstrom (who you may know from the Wurlington Press' Build Your Own Chicago and New York (and more!) papercraft series 😃) make a free hat?

Well, he is obviously using South Park tactics to attract more people to the event by promising free hats (if only Tweek had been smart enough to make them as digital downloads for people to make themselves... 😉)






 Ah, those boys and their silly antics...

And why a Tiroler hat?

Well, because this year's IPMC's theme is Oktoberfest! 🍻

Download + build your own free papercraft Oktoberfest Tiroler hat (by Matt Bergstrom for the International Paper Modelers Convention):
http://www.ipmc-info.org/free.html

And of course you're welcome at the convention! 😃

free papercraft Halloween generation 8 Pokémon Polteageist


Paper Duplicator was wondering on Twitter: "October is for celebrating ghost type #Pokemon right??" 👻🍵

Yes. Yes it is. Especially on Papercraft Pokémon Sunday. 😄

Like Wooloo, Polteageist isn't even available yet, but you can already make this cute papercraft on Paper Duplicator's papercraft website.

Download + build your own free papercraft Pokémon Polteageist (+lots more, by Paper Duplicator):
https://paperduplicator.com/crafts/polteageist

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


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Final Fantasy X Iron Giant papercraft WIP update


When I make a papercraft from a video game, I always rework the original game model to be better suited for papercrafting (I normally use Metasequoia to do this, because it's a relatively simple 3D program to use that can do anything I want for papercraft modelling, and the file format works perfectly with Pepakura Designer, which I use to unfold the 3D model into 2D papercraft parts). 💻

The most important thing I rework are any 'collisions' (parts going through other parts because that's simply not possible in the physicial world of course) but also tiny parts or folds that would be very difficult to handle on the final papercraft model, while adding not much visible detail on the size of papercrafts I like to make them (although you can keep those of course if you want to make a very detailed papercraft, or a very big one where those pieces wouldn't be so small anymore 😊)

Another thing that I like to do, is to break up the model up into pieces that you can build in separate sections instead of one hollow shell. This often makes assembling the final papercraft model much easier and the paper model will be even stronger!

Although these 3D reworking steps are probably not very interesting to see (staring at a virtual 3D model you can't touch on a computer screen...) I think they're actually the most important steps and probably take me the most time when making papercraft models, and I figured I'd give a quick update so you know it will probably be a while before this Paper Giant is finished... 😉

Stay tuned!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Local Loveland Ohio Frogman and Frankenstein's Monster Halloween papercraft toys


Whether or not the Loveland Frogman is real, this papercraft toy certainly is! And if that creepy creature doesn't get you into the Halloween spirit, try Frankenstein's Monster. 🐸🧟

Download + build your own free papercraft Loveland Frogman and Frankenstein's Monster papercraft toys (by Kevin Necessary for WCPO Cincinnati):

(downloading can be a bit trickyif the download buttons don't show up, try reloading the page; if the PDF file doesn't open, check to see if it is being blocked by your web browser)


(some pointers for downloading the paper toys from the WCPO Cincinnati website)

Thursday, October 17, 2019

free papercraft toy Halloween monsters from Epilog Laser


Here are some more cute papercraft toy monsters for Halloween! 👻🤖👾

Epilog Laser sells laser cutters and made these free papercraft toys to show off how well their machines would be able to cut these for you. The download file includes CorelDRAW vector files to tell their machines where to cut and score the cardstock, but if take note of the bleed (the overflow of colour along the actual edges of the parts) you can just as easily cut them with your craft's knife of course. You can convert the *.cdr files (with the free online service Zamzar for example) to a file format that Photoshop or a free alternative (like Gimp (raster) or Inkscape (vector)) can open and add them as a layer on top of the actual templates before printing them. (but maybe these papercraft toy examples it will make you want to buy one of their laser cutting machines?) 🎃

Download + build your own free papercraft toy Halloween monsters (by Epilog Laser):
https://www.epiloglaser.com/resources/sample-club/paper-monsters.htm

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A 2012 papercraft toy for a 2019 Halloween!


Salazad customized a DGC Studios Tiki papercraft toy into YawnEvil for a PaperFest event in 2012, but it's perfectly suited for Halloween 2019! 😈

Download + build your own free custom Yawnevil papercraft toy (+lots more, by Salazad):
https://salazad.com/papertoys/yawnevil/

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Does this free papercraft SS Esso Lyndhurst float your boat? ;o)


A little while ago, Thanadol made a papercraft ferry that he asked me to share with you guys, and he already made a new mini-scale papercraft boat: the SS Esso Lyndhurst! And this time, he made a coloured version too! 🚢

Download + build your own free papercraft SS Esso Lyndhurst (by Thanadol):

Monday, October 14, 2019

free boxy buses papercrafts


A lot of young kids like big buses, especially if they're as colourful as these ones. Handa city made the papercraft versions of them  as simple boxes so that they are as easy as possible to build for the young fans.

Download + build your own simple boxy Gongkuru and Chita buses (by Handa city):
https://www.city.handa.lg.jp/kotsu/koutsuu/gonkuru.html

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Everbody's favourite free Generation VIII Pokémon Wooloo(-papercraft ;o)


Sadly, there can't always be a Papercraft Pokémon Sunday... 😟 But this week, there is!

Pokémon Sword and Shield will be released next month, but thanks to Paper Duplicator you can already make a papercraft of your favourite Pokémon from the new Generation!

...how do I know Wooloo is your favourite Generation VIII Pokémon? Look at the internet: because he's everybody's favourite Generation VIII Pokémon, that's how! 🐑😉

Download + build your own free papercraft Pokémon Wooloo (by Paper Duplicator):
http://paperduplicator.com/crafts/wooloo

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Build your own free papercraft Mummybot to get an Instructables giveaway pack!


Instructables made a new special Halloween 2019 Mummybot paper toy, and if you make a nice little scenery for it and post a photo tagging @instructables and #Mummybot on Instagram or Twitter (be sure to follow them so they can DM you; or you can post it on their website using the big orange "I Made It!" button at the bottom of the Instructables post) before November 4, they'll send you an Instructables giveaway pack! 🎃

There are detailed instructions for the paper toy, but making a scene is all up to you (some pun intended)

(also: don't forget to pick up his friends Frankenbot and Vampire Bot too! 😉)


Download + build your own free Halloween papercraft toys (by Instructables):

Friday, October 11, 2019

Fold your own origami Halloween monster


I don't feature a lot of origami here because well, I like 3D papercraft modelling more. 😊 But for Halloween🎃 I happily make an exception.

Fold your own origami Halloween monsters (at Origami Mobile):
https://www.origami-mobile.com/halloween/index.html

(you can view the schematics to follow along  (the green "折り図" button), or a watch a full video (the red "YouTube" button)

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Spooky papercraft castle is spooky (and cute ;o)


Spooky papercraft castle is spooky! And paper. And cute. 😉 🎃👻🏰

Download + build your own free Halloween papercrafts (by Epson):
http://webprint.epson.jp/mypage/category/season/autumn/halloween.jsp

(note: I forgot to realize that Epson's webprint service is only available for those with a (Japanese?) Epson printer and a Windows operating system I think, because it looks like you need to install a driver to be able to print these papercrafts directly from your web browser...)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Next papercraft project: Iron Giant (not that one though, sorry...!)

(yes, I have a widescreen monitor now; my old one died...)
With my Halloween 🎃 papercraft well underway I'm confident to finish it well in time. I would really like to pick up my 'usual' papercraft series as well of course; I already did with the Tomb Raider Home Sweet Home vignette, the LEGO monkey, and just recently Paper Puppet Zelda. So I figured next would be a Final Fantasy papercraft (the last one is from 6 years ago, so it's about time...)

Now that still left *a lot* of options with all the possible characters from all the Final Fantasy games of course, but this time, I chose one of the enemies from arguably my favourite Final Fantasy game: an Iron Giant from Final Fantasy X!

I used yaz0r's ModelviewerWXD3D9 in combination with Roman Lut's 3D Ripper DX to extract the game model, but as you saw from Paper Puppet Zelda and many of my other previous papercrafts, it will probably take me some time working on this original 3D model before I can even think about unfolding it (although actually it's best to think about how you want to unfold it *while* you work on the 3D model, but you get what I mean right...? 😉)

Stay tuned!

Monday, October 7, 2019

free papercraft Rokudoku water distribution tower


I'm a sucker for 'official' papercrafts from companies, organizations and towns etc. that put free papercrafts on their website for visitors to download. They are usually about all kinds of unusual things, like this Rokudoku water distribution tower from the Okazaki City Waterworks and Sewerage Bureau! 💧

Download + build your own free papercraft Rokudoku water distribution tower (Okazaki City Waterworks and Sewerage Bureau):
https://www.city.okazaki.lg.jp/1550/1573/1654/p022533.html

(download instructions: click the "六供配水塔ペーパークラフト(春)(PDF形式 2,656キロバイト)" link near the bottom of the page on Okazaki City Waterworks and Sewerage Bureau's website)

Sunday, October 6, 2019

colourful kids hearing aids doggy family mascots


Rionet makes their hearing aids for children in all kinds of bright and fun colours, so their Pixy doggy family mascot characters come in all those colours as well! 🐶

Download + build your own free papercraft Pixy doggy family mascot characters (by Rionet):
https://www.rionet.jp/kids/official_char/

Saturday, October 5, 2019

(Papercraft) plans for the (near) future ;o)


When I'm doing a longer papercraft project like Paper Puppet Zelda 👸 especially in the final stages, I often like to take a break from it and just work on something else a bit.

So I've already been thinking about the next papercraft model; I actually have not one, not two, but three new ideas for new Tomb Raider vignettes that I'm aching to do!

I'm a big Tomb Raider fan, and the vignettes are turning into a really nice series. I think I want to keep them a surprise though until I really decide to make them the next papercraft project, because maybe it's a bit soon to make another Tomb Raider papercraft again already with so many other ideas as well... 😉

So another idea I had was making a new Final Fantasy model (I mean, it's been six years...(!) so that's a very probable option.

And of course, since it's October, I *really* want to make a Halloween papercraft again. 🎃 So much in fact, that I already started thinking about it in August, and I've actually been working on it off and on since. As you can see, it's already pretty much ready for the final build, so I should have plenty of time to get it ready for Halloween.

Stay tuned as always!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Free papercraft Spooky Owl treat box for Halloween and lots more


Oh what a happy day it will be when you present some cute paper toy gift boxes on your birthday or holiday party. Or when come Halloween 🎃 you give the kids their treat inside a Spooky Owl paper toy. (or when you just want to have something cute on your desk. 😉)

Download + build your own free papercraft holiday or party gift boxes (by Oh Happy Days):
http://ohhappyday.com/category/printables/

(download instructions: click the "SHOW MORE" button at the bottom of the printables list on the Oh Happy Days website, then look for the "templates links" in the posts)

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Need a new (papercraft Kemono) Friend?


Okapis can grow to be about 1.5 meters tall with a body length of about 2.5 meters long. They eat leaves, grasses and fruits and have a typical lifespan of about 20-30 years. 🐾

This papercraft toy of the Okapi character from Kemono Friends by Bu-hi however is much smaller so you can fit it on your desk, doesn't need to eat and can last for as long as you keep it safe. If you decide to build it, they'd love for you to share a picture with them on Twitter! 😀

Download + build your own free Kemono Friends Okapi papercraft toy (by Bu-hi):
https://tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/gallery/gallerydetails.php?id=2291

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Thanadol's papercraft mini scale ferry


I got a PM on Twitter recently from Thanadol, who wanted to show me the papercraft mini scale ferry he made himself. 🚢

Because he doesn't have a website of his own, he asked if I wanted to share it for him. I always love papercrafts that people made, so here it is! 🙂 I hope you like his papercraft ferry too, have fun building!

Download + build your own free mini scale papercraft ferry (by Thanadol):
https://drive.google.com/file/d/10XIXQC1bLYoGV2KcqAg2vCYn-_aQYmZf/view

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Free RELEASE of papercraft Puppet Zelda!


After Lara in the shower and a LEGO monkey, Ganon's Puppet Zelda is the third new papercraft I made since my three year hiatus. 😃

The parts and instructions are available for free on my papercraft webpage as usual:

https://ninjatoes.wordpress.com/category/the-legend-of-zelda/








I hope you like it, have fun building!
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