Google+ Tektonten Papercraft: 2017

April 24, 2017

Printable Sailor Moon Finger Puppets

This is a sampling of a collection of nineteen Sailor Moon finger puppets that were once offered by the now defunct website, I am no Sailor Moon expert, but the collection appears to include a puppet for every major character in the anime series. The printable PDF templates for the puppets may be downloaded here. The templates are large format and should be printed "fit to page" on either Letter or A4 size paper in order for the puppets to be at a usable size.

Other Sailor Moon Papercraft:
Paper Toy Cats
3D Sailor Moon Paper Model
Artemis, Diana, and Luna

April 22, 2017

Wolfenstein Panzerhund Paper Model

The video game Wolfenstein: The New Order was released in 2014. The game is set in alternate history world in which Germany won World War II. In this universe, the Nazis make use of robot dogs known as "Panzerhunds". The Wolfenstein Wiki describes these mecha hounds as "super-efficient murder machines encased in titanium steel armor and fitted with bone-crushing metal jaws that can cut through the thickest of body armor." This paper model Panzerhund was created by Chentzilla. Unlike most video game papercraft, a 3D model from the game was not utilized. The template for the model may be downloaded here. Chentzilla admits his template is "not very user-friendly" which means there are no instructions of any kind. :(

Other Wolfenstein Papercraft:
Human Skull
Tesla Gun

April 16, 2017

Java Sparrow Papercraft

The Java sparrow (sometimes called a Java finch) has been a common cage bird in Asian countries for several centuries. These paper models of Java sparrows were created by Marubun. PDF templates for the birds may be found at the bottom of the page here. There 27 color variations of the model available, including an uncolored version which may be colored as you wish.

Other Papercraft Birds:
Origami Swallows
Lifelike Hummingbirds
Final Fantasy Chocobo
Flying Magpie

April 13, 2017

Pokemon Papercraft: Meowth Balloon

This papercraft Meowth balloon was originally released in 2007. The Pokemon company commissioned papercraft designer Chokipeta to create the model to celebrate the release of the Diamond and Pearl versions of the Nintendo DS Pokemon game. A copy of the PDF template for the balloon is still available here. In the Pokemon anime, a Meowth hot air balloon is the preferred mode of transportation of Team Rocket members Jesse and James.

Other Papercraft Related to Balloons:
Woven Hot Air Balloon Mobile
Easy Disney UP House Paper Model
Detailed Carl's House Papercraft

April 10, 2017

Chibi Hulkbuster Iron Man Paper Model

Iron Man's hulkbuster armor first appeared in Marvel comic books in 1994 and has been popular with fans ever since. The hulkbuster armor is composed of exo-skeleton add-ons to Iron Man's regular armor that increase the strength of his suit to the point he is able to go toe to toe with the Incredible Hulk. This Chibi (or some would say "super deformed") paper model by Carlos Eduardo André is based on how the Hulkbuster armor appeared in the Marvel movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. A Pepakura PDO template for the model may be downloaded here. Build photo by Sinsis.

Other Iron Man Papercraft:
Iron Man 3 Paper Toys
Life-Size Movie Version Helmet
Marvel vs Capcom Helmet
Iron Man Origami

April 2, 2017

Simple Origami Easter Egg Holders

These simple, yet elegant, origami Easter egg holders take less than five minutes each to fold. Each egg holder is folded from a 6" (15 cm) square of paper. An easy-to-follow instructional video for this craft may be found here. Build photo by Jessica Jones.

Other Origami:
Bunny Egg Holders
Life-size King's Crown
Harry Potter Howler

March 30, 2017

Monster Hunter Tri Papercraft: Giggi

This giggi papercraft was based on a 3D model from the Monster Hunter Tri video game. A giggi, according to the creator of the paper model, is the "small leech-like larvae of the Gigginox" which slowly follows hunters and latches onto them unless shaken off. PDF and Pepakura PDO templates for the little paper monster may be downloaded here. Monster Hunter Tri was originally released in 2010.

Other Papercraft Monsters:
Mike Wazowski
League of Legends Wolf
Ultraman Takkongu
The Purple Tentacle
Crypt Worm

March 28, 2017

German Papercraft Castle

This paper model castle was originally published in the German language children's magazine Fixi und Foxi in 1983. The interesting thing about this particular model is that it was designed by Schreiber, a well known publisher of card models. The four page template for the model may be found here. I am unsure if this papercraft is a real or fictional building. The official title of the model is "Schloß Rosenberg" but a quick Internet search of that name did not reveal any real life buildings that look remotely like the model. If you have more information about this building please let me know.

Other Papercraft Castles:
Miniature Fantasy Castle
Papercraft Castle Lantern
Modular Miniature Gaming Castle

March 26, 2017

Printable Minions Easter Egg Holders

Who would have thought when Despicable Me first came out that the Minions would become so immensely popular? Yet here they are even showing up as Easter decorations. These printable Minion Easter egg holders are offered by The only drawback to a Minion themed Easter is that all the eggs end up being yellow. That is unless you create some evil purple Minions as well ;) Included in the download are a collection of miscellaneous parts so you can create your own custom Minions.

Other Easter Papercraft:
Bunny and Chick Paper Toys
Origami Rabbit Egg Holders
Alice in Wonderland Diorama Egg
Adventure Time Egg Holders

March 16, 2017

Naurto Papercraft: Kakashi Hatake

In the Naruto franchise, Kakashi Hatake is a fan favorite character who makes frequent appearances in the franchise's movies, television shows and video games. Kakashi is the leader of a team of ninjas known as "Team 7". The members of the team include Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura. This paper model of Kakashi was created by Coturno Velho. A download of the Pepakura PDO template for the model may be found here. Build photo by Sinsis.

Other Naruto Papercraft:
Kakashi's ANBU Mask
Sage Mode Jiraiya
Naruto Uzumaki

March 15, 2017

Siberian Chipmunk Papercraft

This Siberian chipmunk papercraft is one of several paper models of animals available from the Konica Minolta website. The Siberian chipmunk is the only chipmunk whose natural habitat lies outside of North America. A PDF template and instructions for the model may be downloaded here.

Other Papercraft Animals:
Dodo Bird
Reticulated Giraffe
Koi Diorama
White Rhino
Rockhopper Penguins

March 8, 2017

3D Origami Pikachu

Unlike most Pikachu origami around, this piece is 3D rather than flat. Pikachu is arguably the best loved (and cutest!) pocket monster in the Pokemon franchise. If you would like to try your hand at folding a Pikachu for yourself, an excellent instructional video found here will show you how. Build photo by Paper Kawaii.

Other Pokemon Papercraft:
Quilava Papercraft
Pokestop Icon
Eevee Evolutions
Chibi Team Rocket Paper Toys
Easy Boxy Pikachu

March 4, 2017

Fokker DR1 Paper Model

This relatively simple paper model of a Fokker DR1 triplane is the work of the late, great Italian designer Fabrizio Prudenziati. The World War 1 aircraft's fame in the history of aviation is due to its use by the Red Baron, Germany's top flying ace of the war. The single page template for the model may be downloaded here. Build photo by Lincoln Souza.

Other Historic Military Aircraft Models:
Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka Model 22
Chinese  MiG 17
Blue Angels F11F

February 27, 2017

Clone Wars Y-wing Paper Model

In the Star Wars universe, the BTL-B Y-wing assault starfighter first saw use during the Clone Wars. Later the BTL-B was modified into two different models, the BTL-S3 and the BTL-A4. The BTL-S3 supports a two man crew while the BTL-A4 is a one-man version of the craft.  Both starfighters were used by the Rebel Alliance in their struggles against the Galactic Empire. This paper model BTL-B was created by James Gemperline. A PDF file of the template for the model may be downloaded here.

Other Papercraft Star Wars Spacecraft:
Naboo Starfighter
Jedi Interceptors
Sith Infiltrator
Darth Vader's TIE Fighter
B-Wing Starfighter

February 22, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Groot Paper Toy

Finally another Groot papercraft! Produced by a graphic designer, this Groot paper toy comes with two different heads. One of the heads has an angry face. The other head has a somewhat sad looking face. The JPG template for the model may be downloaded at Behance. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is set to be released in theaters on May 5th of this year. Can't wait!

Other Marvel Comics Papercraft:
S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier
Captain America Figure
Dancing Baby Groot Automata
Life Size Iron Man Helmet
Eye of Agamotto

February 19, 2017

Architecture Papercraft: German Tower and Church

These two free architecture paper models are offered on the website of the Administration of Teltow-Fläming, a district in the state of Brandenburg, Germany. On the left is the market tower of the city of Luckenwalde. On the right is the village church of the city of Mellnsdorf. Both these landmarks were under construction in the first half of the 13th century. The scale of the paper models is 1:87 (HO). High resolution photographs of the actual buildings were used to create the PDF papecraft templates which may be downloaded here.

Other Paper Models of Historic Architecture:
45 Paper Models of Czech Churches
Native American Architecture Paper Models
Alhambra Palace
Victorian Vienna Water Tower
48 German Village Buildings

February 16, 2017

Papercraft Tents

These papercraft tents were designed as a craft project for children to teach them about Priscilla and Aquila, a married couple mentioned in several books in the Christian New Testament. Priscilla and Aquila were tentmakers by trade. Three different tent models are available for download at the Jesus Without Words website. Not pictured is the "pup" style tent. These might be useful for miniature gaming, although they will probably need to be printed at a different scale if used for that purpose.

Other Papercraft Tents:
Circus Tent Gift Boxes
Medieval Tents
Vintage Orphan Annie Circus

February 13, 2017

WH40K Macharius Tank Paper Model

 This paper model of a Warhammer 40K Macharius tank is a repaint by of a model originally created by Eli Patoroch. A PDF template for the model may be downloaded here. The Macharius' weapons include: turret-mounted Twin-Linked Battle Cannons, a hull-mounted Twin-Linked Heavy Stubber, and a sponson-mounted Heavy Bolter on each side. Build photos and repaint by tapapercraft.

Other WH40K Papercraft:
Macharius Omega Tank
Necron Night Scythe
Celestian Battle Sister

February 6, 2017

Cupid Paper Toy

Here's a cute Cupid paper toy to make for a Valentine's Day decoration. Although it looks simple enough to build, the designer of this papercraft sets the difficulty level of the toy at "medium". A printable PDF of the template may be downloaded here. Valentine's day has been celebrated in the United States since the 19th century.

Other Valentine Papercraft:
Adventure Time Beemo Candy Box
Match Book V-Day Card
Origami Shark Valentine

February 1, 2017

Vintage Papercraft Elephant Pagoda

There have been copies of this antique papercraft elephant pagoda floating around the Internet for years. Now thanks to someone at Wurlington Press we finally get to see what the finished model looks like! As far as I can tell from doing a little research, a real-life building like this probably did not exist. There are however numerous bronze statuettes and incense burners that are similar. Some of them are ancient. The template for the elephant pagoda was originally published in 1928 in the Danish magazine, Illustreet Familie-Journal. A scan of the template may be found here.

Other Vintage Papercraft:
Lincoln Log Cabin
Madonna Fountain
Lone Ranger Frontier Town
Renaissance Crucifix Sundial

January 31, 2017

Papercraft Dodo Bird

Here we have a Japanese paper model of the famous dodo bird. Dodo's are believed to have gone extinct sometime in the late 1600's. The flightless bird became an indelible part of our collective pop culture memory after Lewis Carroll included an anthropomorphic dodo as a character in his 1865 novel, Alice in Wonderland. The papercraft template and instructions for the dodo are available here.

Other Papercraft of Extinct Animals:
Woolly Mammoth
2.5D Velociraptor
Paper Trilobite

January 29, 2017

Disney XD Iron Man Paper Toy

The animated television series, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! premiered on Disney XD in 2010. This Iron Man  paper toy was released by Disney the same year to promote the show.  The look of the toy reflects the animation style of the series.  Although Earth's Mightiest Heroes was replaced by the Avengers Assemble show in 2013, this papercraft is still available. The PDF template for the toy may be downloaded here.

Other Avengers Papercraft:
Life Size Ultron Head
Loki Paper Toy
Printable Avengers Masks
Mjolnir, Thor's Hammer

January 24, 2017

More Mouse Guard Paper Toys

Sometime, when I wasn't paying attention, David Petersen went and added five new Mouse Guard paper toys to his list of offerings! New to the collection are Gwendolyn, Piper, Rand, Midnight and Conrad (not pictured). Petersen, of course, is the creative genius behind the Mouse Guard comic books on which the paper toys are based. All ten of the toys in Petersen's papercraft series may be downloaded here.

Previous Papercraft Mice:
Matt Hawkins' Mickey Mouse Toys
Disney's Cinderella Gus and Jaq
Ratatouille Origami
Teardrop Mickey

January 22, 2017

Hitchhiker's Guide Papercraft Bobbleheads

Here is a nifty collection of  papercraft bobbleheads depicting characters from the BBC's 1981 television adaptation of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  Included in the set are Marvin the Robot, Eddie the Computer, Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent. Each of the bobbleheads is the creation of UK papercraft designer BazookaJo. Templates and instructions for the models may be downloaded here. The "bobble effect " for the figures is achieved by making use of a spring from inside a retractable pen.

Other Paper Models of SciFi Characters:
Han Solo (Star Wars)
Kirk & Spock (Star Trek)
Tali'Zorah (Mass Effect 3)
Life Size Yoda (Star Wars)

January 15, 2017

Star Wars XJ-6 Airspeeder Papercraft

In Star Wars: Episode III, Anakin Skywalker hot wires an airspeeder in order to pursue the bounty hunter Zam Wesell who had just made an attempt on Padme Amidala's life. The yellow, open cockpit speeder Anakin "borrowed" was a XJ-6 "hot rod" manufactured by Narglatch AirTech. This paper model of the XJ-6 was created by MTK. A download of printable papercraft templates in Pepakura PDO and PDF formats may be found here.

Other Papercraft SciFi Vehicles:
V-Wing Airspeeder
Hover Car Racer
Halo Banshee Assault Vehicle
Mini Republic Gunship

January 10, 2017

Origami Penguin

Is that you Gunter? ^^ This origami penguin is one of the many designs of origami artist Jo Nakashima. As should be obvious, the penguin was created from a single square of paper that is black on one side and white on the other. A video tutorial on how to fold this origami may be found here. Build photo by Jessica Jones.

Other Papercraft Penguins:
Penguin Finger Puppet
Rock Hopper Penguins
Cute Penguin Paper Toy

January 4, 2017

1956 Ford Thunderbird Paper Model

Here's an antique paper model of an antique car. This papercraft 1956 Ford Thunderbird was created in 1957 by Otto Ravensburg, a German designer. The model is definitely not for beginners! One factor contributing to the difficulty is that the instructions are in German and do not include any images. A download of the template may be found here. Thunderbirds were first produced for the 1955 model year.

Other Papercraft Automobiles:
1968 Shelby Mustang
80's Pontiac Firebird
1993 Dodge Viper
1972 AMC Gremlin