Google+ Tektonten Papercraft: 2013

December 29, 2013

Papercraft Doctor Doom Helmet

Doctor Doom is one of the most powerful super-villains in the Marvel Comics universe. Doom wears armor that was magically forged at a secret monastery in Tibet. This papercraft Doctor Doom helmet is the work of  Lord Magneto, a RPF member who wanted to do a Doom cosplay for Comicon. The Pepakura PDO template for the helmet may be downloaded here.

December 24, 2013

LoL Papercraft: Sight & Vision Wards

Since the time I released my League of Legends sight ward papercraft, Riot Games has revamped the look of the game. Here are some papercraft replicas of the new sight and vision wards as they now appear in the game. Compared to the old wards, the wings are more organic looking and the crystals on top are broken rather than whole. The templates for these paper models were created by Portaldragon and may be downloaded here.

December 18, 2013

DIY Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball Ornament

Even though this Miley Cyrus Christmas ornament has only the tiniest bit of papercraft to it, it was just too amusing not to share. ;) The ornament is the creation of Mikeasaurus at Instructables.com. Instructions and a papercraft template may be downloaded here. I for one hope that Christmas does not come in like a wrecking ball this year. ;)

December 13, 2013

Papercraft Christmas Advent Calendar Town

Here's a new take on the classic Christmas Advent calendar! From Mr. Printables:
"This printable Christmas advent calendar has every house on the street from 1 to 24. Create these easy-to-make match box size houses and buildings and children can visit each house everyday until Christmas.  Hide little treats or activity ideas of the day inside. Or place inside little people or animals who live in the houses. Every house has a story."
The PDF templates for the houses may be downloaded here.

December 9, 2013

Avatar Papercraft: Amon Mask

In the Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series, Amon is a mysterious leader of anti-bender group. He has the power to remove a bender's abilities permanently. This full size papercraft mask is a replica of the mask Amon wears to conceal his true identity. The template for the mask may be downloaded here.  Special thanks to DeviantART member JAXMP for creating this papercraft!

December 3, 2013

Tiny Papercraft Christmas Gift Boxes

Offered by Craftsy.com, these tiny boxes make cute decorations around a miniature Christmas tree! Or use them as tiny gift tags. Or for giving tiny gifts!  There are two gingham patterns and two knit print pattern boxes available. No glue is required. Register with Craftsy and the template download is free.

November 26, 2013

80's Pontiac Firebird Papercraft

Pontiac Firebirds were produced from 1967 till 2002. This papercraft Firebird shows the car's design for the 1982 to 1984 model years. The model is available in numerous color schemes, including... a Knight Rider KITT version! Templates for the car may be downloaded here. This papercraft was designed by ProjectKITT who also designed a Bumblebee Camaro paper model.

November 22, 2013

German Christmas Carrousel Paper Model

For Christmas 2013, Kallboys has released a papercraft merry-go-round that actually spins! In the early twentieth century such carrousels were a tradition in outdoor Christmas markets in Germany. The PDF template for the merry-go-round may be downloaded here. For a paper model of an entire German Christmas market (complete with carrousel) see my previous post here on Kallboys' 2011 Christmas papercraft.

November 21, 2013

Poseable Papercraft Squid

This paper squid is one of three delightful poseable papercraft creations by Schuyler Smith at Brave Face Paper Company. In addition to the squid, templates for a crab and a pair of dragons are also available for download. Each of the papercraft animals is rigged with strings on the inside so they may be moved like a puppet.

November 18, 2013

Papercraft Tinkerbell Jewelry Box

This papercraft Tinkerbell jewelry box features scenes of Neverland around the sides. Construction of the box is simple enough that even small children can build one with a little help from an adult. A free download of the box's printable template is available from spoonful.com.

November 14, 2013

Bat Fan Cthulhu Papercraft

Paper engineer Phillip Fickling has created a humorous papercraft of Cthulhu wearing a Batman tee shirt. Cthulhu's pose and the writing on the model's base look suspiciously like a 1934 hand sketch of the ancient one by H. P. Lovecraft himself. The template for this paper toy may be downloaded here.

November 10, 2013

Origami Soma Cube Puzzle

A Soma cube is a 3D puzzle invented in 1933 by Danish scientist Piet Hein. Many of the pieces of the puzzle are the same shape as pieces in the Tetris video game. This origami Soma cube was created using Sonobe modules. Instructions to create your own origami Soma cube may be found here. Build photo by Shaya.

November 7, 2013

5th Anniversary!

Due to dealing with a flooded basement, I missed mentioning that November 5th was the fifth anniversary of Tektonten Papercraft! Thanks for everyone’s continued support! This has not been my most productive year for papercraft, but I hope to get back in the swing of things in the next twelve months. One thing I want to do is to add more papercraft skulls to my video game skull series. Pictured are some of my “work in progress” skulls. From upper left going clockwise are skulls from Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Alien versus Predator, Halo 1, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Links to previously released skulls in the series are listed below.

Half-Life 1 Skull
League of Legends Skull
Kingdom Hearts 2 Oogie Manor Skull

November 3, 2013

Columbus Ship Paper Model: Santa Maria

Here is a simple paper model of the Santa Maria, the largest of the three ships Columbus used in his first voyage to the New World. The full name of the Santa Maria is La Santa María de la Inmaculada Concepción. The template for the ship may be downloaded here. The build photo is by Ellen McHenry.

October 29, 2013

Crash Bandicoot Papercraft: Aku Aku and Uka Uka

In the universe of the Crash Bandicoot series of video games, Aku Aku and Uka Uka are living masks. Aku Aku is (in most games) the narrator and guide for Crash and his companions. Uka Uka is Aku Aku's evil "twin" who is the prime antagonist in the series. These papercraft masks are how the characters appear in the Crash Nitro Kart video game. The templates for the masks may be downloaded here and here. The creators of the templates are DeviantARTists Letourbillonenchant and Stange1337.

October 24, 2013

Severed Zombie Head Paper Toy

If you are looking for gore in your Halloween paper toys, this severed zombie head paper toy is just the ticket. The toy includes a pool of blood along with the head. Presumably the blood is from the zombie's last meal as zombies don't have blood flowing through their veins any longer... do they? ;) The template for the toy is the creation of Abi Braceros and may be downloaded here.

October 21, 2013

Star Wars Comlink Papercraft

Due to my busy schedule this year, I have not been able to release very many of my papercraft works in progress. In the interest of getting some things completed, I decided to focus on a couple of my smaller projects. Here is the first one to be finished.  This paper model is of a comlink as it appears in the video game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. In the Star Wars universe, comlinks are small communication devices that are used like walkie-talkies. In Star Wars: A New Hope, Luke Skywalker and C-3PO use similar comlinks to communicate when they are on the Death Star. This papercraft is 1:1 scale. A4 and Letter size templates may be downloaded here.

October 18, 2013

1975 Weetabix TARDIS Papercraft

In 1975 the UK breakfast cereal brand Weetabix offered Doctor Who cut outs on the back of their cereal boxes. One of the cut outs was a TARDIS paper model. Original copies of the Weetabix TARDIS are hard to come by these days, but thanks to Paul Vought we can build a replica of the vintage papercraft. A download of Paul's TARDIS template based on the original is available here.

October 16, 2013

Printable Halloween Boo Glasses

A simple something to wear when handing out candy on Halloween... "Boo!" glasses. These papercraft spectacles even fold like real ones when not in use. The PDF template for the specs may be downloaded at mrprintables.com.

October 13, 2013

Printable Beatles Yellow Submarine Finger Puppets

The 1968 animated movie, Yellow Submarine, features the music of the Beatles. The animation in the film is done in the "psychedelic style" of art popularized in the 60's by artists like Peter Max. These Yellow Submarine finger puppets faithfully recreate the movie's style.  The templates for the puppets were created by Hanasaurusrex and may be downloaded here.

October 7, 2013

Saint Seiya Paper Models

The Saint Seiya animated television series originally aired in the 80's. The story line of the show follows the exploits of five mystical warriors called "saints". Each of the warriors was identified with a different constellation of the zodiac. Pictured are four paper models of the saints. From the upper left going clockwise are Aldebaran, Shun, Seiya, and Shiryu. The models were created by Ace Crafts. The templates may be downloaded here.

October 3, 2013

DIY Transluscent Ghost Treat Boxes

These translucent ghost treat boxes are constructed from wax paper so that the color of the candy inside shows through. There are lots of possibilities for the little guys. Add colored pompoms inside and they may be used as table top or hanging decorations. Add a small light inside along with a single pompom and the ghost will glow the color of the pompom! A free template and detailed instructions for the ghosts are available at Mr. Printables. Oh, and for you math nerds, the geometry of the ghosts is an icosahedron. ;)

October 1, 2013

Origami Bat

It's October again. You know what that means... Halloween papercraft! Here's an excellent origami bat folded from a single square of paper. The pattern for the piece was created by published origami artist, Noboru Miyajima. An illustrated folding diagram for the bat may be downloaded here.

September 27, 2013

Kingdom Hearts II Dream Shield Papercraft

In the past two years I released full scale paper models of both the Dream Sword and the Dream Rod from Kingdom Hearts II, but I never got around to producing a model of the third Dream weapon, the Dream Shield. Fortunately, Mickey103 at DeviantART has created a Dream Shield papercraft that can be used to complete the set. The shield is a little smaller in scale than my sword and rod. However, the PDO file for the shield is provided unlocked, so the template may be scaled up to match the scale of my models if desired.  The template for the shield may be downloaded here. As with the sword and rod, interior reinforcing of the model is recommended if using it for cosplay.

September 24, 2013

Portal 2 Lemon Grenade Papercraft

In the Portal 2 video game, the character Cave Johnson gives a speech about lemons and life:
 “When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade! Make life take the lemons back… Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down... with the lemons! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!’”
No combustible lemons actually appear in the game, but numerous fans have created lemon grenade models to pay homage to the amusing speech. The template for this papercraft lemon grenade was created by DeviantART member Turnip-stew and may be downloaded  here. Build photo by Minidelerium.

September 21, 2013

RPG papercraft: Sci-fi Shuttle

Here's a papercraft shuttle for use in miniature gaming. The official name of this ship is the "FireBeetle Shuttle, Mark II".The shuttle's design is loosely based on shuttles seen in the Serenity sci-fi television series. The seven page PDF template for the FireBeetle may be downloaded here.

September 17, 2013

Papercraft Mermaid Chair and Treasure Chest

This fanciful papercraft mermaid, chair and treasure chest were created by Phee McFaddell. The template for each is a color-it-yourself  PNG file which may either be printed and colored by hand or colored with a program like Adobe Photoshop. The chair and the treasure chest are what I would consider 2 1/2 D papercraft. The mermaid is more like a paper doll, although her tail is designed to be folded so that she may actually sit in the chair. The templates for all three items may be downloaded here.

September 15, 2013

FMA Papercraft: Alphonse Elric

This is one of the better paper models of Alphonse Elric to date. In the Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Alphonse is a child whose soul is imprisoned in a suit of armor after a failed alchemy experiment designed to bring his mother back to life. The template for this papercraft is available in Pepakura PDO format only and may be downloaded here.

September 13, 2013

Digimon Papercraft: Wargrowlmon

You can always count on Destro2k for flawless papercraft builds and this Wargrowlmon is no exception. Wargrowlmon is something akin to a cyborg dragon. He is one of the most powerful fighters in the Digimon universe thanks to his pendulum blades and other enhancements. A Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded from Destro's DeviantART page.

Other Destro2k Papercraft:
The Purple Tentacle
Miles "Tails" Prower
Lich

September 12, 2013

Momento Mori Skull Papercraft

The Skull-A-Day blog has an easy to build "momento mori" papercraft. A momento mori is a work of art intended to make the viewer aware of their own mortality. A positive spin on such art is that it reminds us to make the most of each day. The template for this skull may be downloaded here.

September 9, 2013

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera Papercraft

At an auction this year in August, a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 sold for $430,000. Part of the auction literature states:
"The 1973 911 Carrera RS Coupe is among the most sought-after versions of Porsche’s evergreen sports car, and it is the one that is most copied by marque enthusiasts. It is so widely admired that there are far more replicas than the real deal."
It appears that the admiration for the car extends to creating paper replicas as well. ;) The paper model pictured was created by Japanese paper modeler Takumi. The template for the model may be downloaded here.

September 6, 2013

Brian the Robot Papercraft

The UK insurance comparison website, Confused.com, is running a papercraft photography contest. Build a paper model of their robot mascot, Brian, post a photo of your build online, and you could win fabulous cash and prizes! Says the cat, "I am not amused." The template for Brian the Robot may be downloaded here.

September 3, 2013

Doctor Who Cyberman Helmet Papercraft

In the history of the Doctor Who television show there have been two types of Cybermen. In the original series, Cybermen are cyborgs from the planet Mondas. In the reboot of the series, Cybermen are robotic entities manufactured on an alternate universe Earth by Cybus Industries. This papercraft Cyberman helmet is that of the second type of Cyberman. PDF and Pepakura PDO templates for the helmet may be downloaded at Hellsword Papercraft.

August 31, 2013

24 Mini Papercraft Dollhouses

These four mini papercraft dollhouses are but a sampling of the 24 available from the Japanese website, Paper Museum. The dollhouses range from traditional Japanese houses to Western style dwelling to shops and restaurants.  The PDF templates for the houses may be downloaded here. Detailed picture instructions are included.

August 27, 2013

Harry Potter Papercraft: Lucius Malfoy Wand

This has been a busy year for me so I haven't been able to finish as many of my own personal papercraft creations as I would like. However, I did manage to get this one completed. It is a full scale paper model of Lucius Malfoy's wand as seen in the Harry Potter movies. This is the wand Lucius uses after Lord Voldemort confiscates his more elaborate snake headed wand. This was not an easy build! Due to the small circumference of the upper part of the wand, I think using heavy paper rather than card stock may have made the build easier. A download of the template is located here and includes Letter and A4 size PDF files as well as a Pepakura PDO file for reference.

August 23, 2013

Origami Bucky Ball Flower

According to goldennumber.net:
"Bucky Balls are named after Buckminster Fuller, who popularized the geodesic dome.  The shape defined by Bucky Balls is also found in the Carbon 60 molecule, a form of pure carbon with 60 atoms in a nearly spherical configuration, the truncated icosahedron and soccer balls."
This origami flower is based on the same geometry as a Bucky Ball. Ninety individual "petals" are attached together to create the flower. Video instructions to create your own flower are located here. Build photo by DeviantART member Art-in-Murder.

August 20, 2013

Neddy the Yeti Paper Toy

Bryan C. Ratliff makes some sweet paper toys. This "Neddy the Yeti" paper toy is one of my favs. In pop culture, the yeti is one of the best known cryptids (animals who certain people believe to exist, but whose existence has not been verified by science). A PDF template of Neddy may be downloaded at Ratliff's Chemical9 website (look in the "monsters" section).

August 16, 2013

Entropia Universe Pistol Papercraft

As described by their website, Entropia Universe is "an advanced 3D online virtual environment with a developed planetary system and one universal Real Cash Economy system." Entropia Universe made the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010 when a virtual resort in the game sold for $635,000 USD. This Entropia pistol is one of several papercraft fan art creations that may be downloaded from the Planet Calypso Forum. Also available are an assault rifle and a spider bomber robot.

August 13, 2013

Adventure Time Demon Blood Sword Papercraft

The Demon Blood Sword is the longest of the many swords Finn uses in the Adventure Time animated series. The sword is supposedly composed of demon blood which is ironic given the sword's basic shape is that of a Celtic cross. A Pepakura PDO template for building a full scale papercraft Demon Blood Sword may be downloaded here. The template was created by DeviantART member Aiko-chan14. Thanks to Leo for letting me know about this one!

August 9, 2013

DIY Cardboard TARDIS (Doctor Who)

The pieces of this corrugated cardboard model of Doctor Who's TARDIS were cut out using a laser cutter and assembled using a minimal amount of glue. Don't have a laser cutter? The parts may be printed on paper, glued to cardboard, then cut out by hand. The template for the TARDIS is available at the DIY website, Thingiverse.

August 6, 2013

Warhammer Papercraft - Valkyrie Assault Carrier

For use in the Warhammer 40k tabletop wargame, this papercraft Imperial Guard Valkyrie was created as an alternative to the more expensive store-bought plastic model of the aircraft. The Valkyrie is described by the manufacturer of the game as "a twin-engine attack craft used for aerial insertions and drop missions". The PDF template for the model comes with both color and color-it-yourself versions and may be downloaded here. Build photo by DeviantART member VAFeuerstein.

August 3, 2013

Life Size Dragon Ball Z Papercraft

Goku and Kid Buu are characters in both the Dragon Ball Z manga and the animated television series. In the manga, Kid Buu is the final villain encountered by the Dragon Ball heroes. These life size paper models of Goku and Buu were created by Paper Juke. The templates for the models may be downloaded here and here.

August 1, 2013

Disney Maleficent Papercraft

While papercraft Disney princesses may be more popular, there are paper models of Disney villains around too. One of  my favs is this papercraft Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty. The PDF template for the model is available at Spoonful. A live action Maleficent movie starring Angelina Jolie as the title character is set to be released in 2014.

July 30, 2013

Printable Toy Alphabet Blocks

From Elli Blog: printable toy alphabet blocks! Says Elli:
"We used vintage typography and a wood texture to create a design that when printed and assembled, looks like real vintage wooden blocks."
The PDF template includes three different blocks and may be downloaded here. Uses for the papercraft blocks include gift boxes and decorations for baby related celebrations.

July 25, 2013

Papercraft Doctor Who Time Lord Pocket Watch

This papercraft Doctor Who pocket watch is based on a 3D model from the BBC sponsored PC game, Doctor Who: The Adventure Games. The good doctor can be seen from time to time using a similar watch in the television series. PDF and Pepakura PDO templates for the watch are available from Hellsword Papercraft.

July 23, 2013

Printable Vintage Paper Anatomy Model

This 1940's paper anatomy model originally appeared in a volume of The New People's Physician medical book.  The model can be folded out to reveal several different body systems including skeletal, muscular, circulatory, and nervous. A printable scan of the model is available at papertoys.com. Build photos by SarienSpiderDroid.

Poseable Robot Paper Toy

The official name of this ultra-poseable papercraft robot is the "Facebot VSN Dynactron MK IV". The finished toy stands 10"(25.4 cm) tall and has ten axes of rotation. The free PDF template for the bot was created by Josh Buczynski and may be downloaded at his website, Paper Poseables.

July 16, 2013

Yu-Gi-Oh Winged Dragon of Ra Papercraft

In the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise, the Winged Dragon of Ra is one of the most powerful monster spirits.  The Winged Dragon is one of three major monsters based on Egyptian gods, the other two being Obelisk the Tormentor and Slifer the Sky Dragon. This papercraft likeness of the dragon may be downloaded at Anime Paper Toys.

July 12, 2013

Disney Cinderella Papercraft: Gus and Jaq

Remember those happy singing mice in Disney's Cinderella? The Disney Family website offers papercraft likeness of two of the mice, Gus and Jaq. The templates for the easy-to-build paper models are available here and here.

July 10, 2013

Papercraft Warmachine RPG Dice Tower

Warmachine is a steampunk themed tabletop wargame that makes use of a D20 role-playing game system. Warmachine fan Apocyphim created this papercraft dice tower to use with the game in an attempt to improve his "uncanny record of below average dice rolls." ^^ The PDF template for the dice tower may be downloaded here.