Saturday, March 31, 2007

Update 03.31.07

As you might have noticed the site is a bit of a mess right now and it's not looking like it used to, I've just recently switched to the new version of Blogger and having customized my old template (Minima / 3-column) I've encountered some problems from the upgrade. Blogger has added a Layout feature which would enable the casual user to easily modify their templates without any knowledge of HTML or CSS, but in the process has made it difficult for me since I have to familiarize myself with the new custom tags and widget tags that they added to enable the easy drag-and-drop function of the layout editor. I've gotten the new 3-column template figured out and hopefully I'll be able to finish this upgrade in a day or two and post some more papercrafts for you guys.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Paper Art Friday - Dan McPharlin

Today we introduce a new segment on our site which we will call Paper Art Fridays. We'll scour the web to find both new and established artists and their works of art on which the medium has to be paper based and is not limited to the other paper crafts that we have posted here in the past.

We all know how difficult it is to do regular sized papercrafts and even harder with the smaller ones, well our first talented artist has no problems with that whatsoever, Dan McPharlin (ILLUSTRATOR/PAPERCRAFTER) and his hand-made cardboard miniatures are just magnificent - synthesizers and keyboards the size of an Ipod Shuffle and no bigger than your fist, due to Dan's amazing craftsmanship and exquisite detailing he has earned's first Paper Art Friday featured artist spot, so go check it out.

Dan McPharlin [web site] [flickr page] [blogger site]

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Final Fantasy IX - Vivi papercraft

For a while I wanted to do a character nice and colorful and finally I did it Vivi from the game Final Fantasy IX. It's in a three page template and would take about 7-8 hours of work to build this 6 inch tall masterpiece. For those who don't know him that well, Vivi Orunitia is one of the most popular character from Final Fantasy IX, he is a Black Mage who gets entangled in Tantalus' plan to kidnap Princess Garnet when he travels to Alexandria. He has a black skin of unknown material, no visible facial features - except for his distinctive glowing yellow eyes, and he has the ability to cast magic without training. Vivi is just nine years old but is incredibly powerful and mature for his age.


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Disgaea - Prinny Papercraft

From the PS2's tactical role-playing games Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, here's a papercraft model of Prinny - the pouch-wearing blue penguin with disproportionately small bat wings and two peg legs for feet. The game was released by Nippon Ichi Soft. around 2003. These small little creatures where usually under Etna's control and they explode when thrown at a target. They also follow a ranking system, which starts at Private Prinny, then Captain, General, King, God, and finally Uber Prinny. Papercraft model is in a PDF format and thanks to Kei Kusanagi for the pattern.

Prinny - [Download]
Photo Page - [Flickr]

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

In Love With The Riot

Accidentally found this video and thought I'd share it with you guys, it has papercrafts on it so I guess that counts as relevant, I like the papercrafts and the music is up beat. The only thing I could find about this group is that their called "Bring Me The Fucking Riot...Man", yes that's the name of the group and their a Swedish punk band. So if you like this sort of music, Rock On!

BMTFR Official Site? []

Friday, March 23, 2007

Pyramid Head

Hello everyone. My name is Anne-marie but on the papercraft scene im known as Chamoo232

About 3 years ago I made my first paper model. it was Metal Gear Rex that was given at some game show for the promotion of the twin snake. after that I started searching for more video game papercraft but I wasnt always able to find what I wanted so I though to myself "if it dont exist do it yourself". And that is how I started creating my own models.

For my first post I bring you Pyramid Head papercraft model from the game Silent Hill 2

This is actualy the second version of pyramid head I created. the first one was hard to build and wasnt very good looking but it still got very popular and I even found a download of it on a russian website. I hope version 2 will have as much success.

The template can be found on my website as well as most of my other templates.

Due to bandwith problems I had to make a rapidshare link. I got no donations yet to help me pay for an unlimited bandwith host.
This rapidshare contain my whole collection of templates.


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Origami Basics

The basic folds/creases underlying all origami projects are very simple. The two major creases and their symbols (sometimes the symbols differ, but the diagram should tell you if they aren’t using the “standard” notation) are:

1.)Valley Fold (fold the paper so there is a “valley” along the crease): -----------
2.)Mountain Fold (fold the paper so there is a “mountain” along the crease): --..--..--..

You can do a great deal with just those two creases! In fact, Pureland Origami (developed by John Smith) only uses those two creases.

-->[3 Pureland style models to try out, and a flash video of how to fold a Pureland Dracula. Also, click the “Smith’s Models” link on John’s site (link above) to get even more diagrams (including non-pureland models). Yay!]<--

The next step from there is to familiarize yourself with common origami symbols/notation, and then get a few bases under your belt. Bases are the series of creases a model is “based” on. Many of these bases date back to the early days of origami, and are used in a huge variety of origami models. The standard bases are also a good place to start if you want to try your hand at making your own models.

A great website to visit if you’re just starting out in origami (and even if you’ve been doing it for awhile) is Oriland. They have some great free diagrams available, as well as a section called ”Oriversity”, where you can access simple diagrams for practice, learn the important origami bases, brush up on your knowledge of origami symbols, and even get some helpful hints. So get folding!

(I guess what I said earlier about “less words next time” was a lie. This is a blog after all, right? :p )

Here are some photos of models I just folded (fresh for you!) from diagrams on the Oriland website:

Oriland BoxOriland Fruit

Oriland FernOriland Fern and Fruit

Oriland Box, Fern, and Fruit

1.) Box; 2.) Fruit(eggplant...?); 3.)Fern; 4.) Fern and Fruit; 5.) Everyone fits in the box -convenient!

P.S. Is anyone interested in seeing more Kirigami on here? It’s been an age since I’ve done any, but if there’s interest, I’ll try to chuck in some posts about that too. :)

Typical Intro Stuff

Hey everyone – my name is Jane, and I hail from the lovely state of Oregon. Ron has invited me to join the Paperkraft blog so I can share some of my paper skills with you reader types. :) Sorry for the late introduction – it figures that I’d be called out of town for work as soon as I agreed to contribute to a blog!

I’ve been doing origami since I was in pre-school, and over the years I’ve managed to become pretty good at it. Until recently it’s the only kind of “papercrafting” I was really involved in. A few years ago while trolling through the internet for more origami diagrams, I came across the Canon Papercraft page. The papercraft projects they had looked cool, but I didn’t have my own printer (or any access to a color printer, being a poor student). A few months ago I came across the Canon site again, along with the Readymech website. Finding myself in the possession of a color printer (not to mention having some cardstock lying around the house), I quickly pasted up a veritable army of Readymechs. At that point I felt ready to try something more serious, and wound up making a box and a pop-up card from the Canon website. This papercraft stuff is addicting!

Around the time Ron posted his request for another writer on the paperkraft blog, I was knee deep in constructing the Jaguar E-Type model, and decided that I’d submit an e-mail to Ron, freshly bitten by the papercraft bug as I was. So here I am – hopefully now I can get the Jaguar finished off without any more interruptions...

Now that your eyes are burning from too many words (I promise less next time), here are some soothing pictures of some of my Origami projects (better ones to come), as well as a photo of one the Readymechs I made. I’ll post the Jaguar as soon as it's done!

1.) Batboxes; 2.) Star of Peace; 3.)Unit Origami Ball; 4.)Kusudama Ball; 5.)Tentaclops Readymech

Thanks again to Ron for having me on the blog – feel free to drop me a comment if you have any questions! :)

Monday, March 19, 2007

Puma/AC-30 Papercraft

Today we've got the Puma/Ac-30 papercraft model designed by Nick Hayes, it's pretty simple and straightforward so beginners wouldn't have any problems with this one. Gitaroo-Man, was a game developed by Koei and produced in very low quantity for Sony's PlayStation 2 that garnered good reviews with limited sales, but attracted a loyal fanbase and somehow became a "cult video game". The story revolves around U-1 and his talking dog Puma, their alter-egos being Gitaroo-Man and AC-30 respectively. AC-30(Puma) was responsible for teaching U-1 about battling and throws the Gitaroo guitar to him when a challenge is presented. Nuff' said.

Puma/AC-30 Gitaroo Man Papercraft - [via Mediafire]
Puma /AC-30 Photos - [Flickr]

TechBrew/FeedBurner Contest

Just want to let you guys know I recently won a contest from about showing off your creativity, my prize, a FeedBurner Total Stats Pro account for one year. Made a papercraft Feedburner Car Freshener, in case you were wondering.

Special thanks goes to:

Mark Woodman []
Jessica Graeser []

Friday, March 16, 2007


You've got the Moogle, the Cactuar, Bahamut, and now here's another Final Fantasy papercraft model that you can add to your collection, the Tarutaru is from Square Enix's MMORPG - Final Fantasy XI:Online which was set on the fictional world of Vana'diel. The Tarutaru are a race of skilled mages who live alongside the Mithra in Windurst, having a racial prejudice towards magical studies, they have a higher reserve of magical power (MP) and excels at Black/White/Red Magic and the art of summoning. The only downside to their abilities as with other traditional spellcrafters is their lack of durability (HP) and strength which makes them extremely vulnerable to physical attacks.

Tarutaru Pics - []

Tarutaru - Download
Bahamut - Download
Cactuar - Download
Moogle - Download

Monday, March 12, 2007

Paper Transformed

If your anywhere near Escondido, California - here's a unique paper exhibit at the Mingei International Museum (North County) that's comprised of two similar paper art forms. "Origami - The Art of Paper Folding" on the first floor - has dinosaurs, animals, and other origami objects which was made by a group of 25 artists and the second one is called "Crowning Glory", located on the second floor, it's filled with 250 elaborate hats made out of brown paper bags from Hawaiian artist, Moses. The museum is also giving free demonstrations on Saturdays to learn simple origami and the exhibit will run through July 21, 2007.

Paper Transformed []
chess photo []

Cat Box

This is a cute and simple papercraft project made by Henk Stolker. Best printed on stiff paper or thin cardboard. The pdf file is available in colour or black and white which makes it great for kids craft to be used in schools or at home. It takes only a few minutes to assemble this cat box. It's about 4.5" in height.

Henk Stolker's website >>
Coloured PDF file (215 kb) >>
Black and White PDF file (88 kb)>>

I'd just like to say hi to everyone and thanks to Ron for allowing me to contribute in PaperKraft.Net . I hope that everyone would like the paper models that I post up :)

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Disney's Stitch - Experiment 626

From the animated feature movie Lilo and Stitch, we present the Stitch (Experiment 626) papercraft model - he's blue, mischievous, nearly indestructible, bulletproof, fireproof, night vision and infrared capable, can move objects 3,000 times his size, and extremely cute. Handle with care when adding to your papercraft collection, he has a tendency to destroy everything he touches. You have been warned!

Stitch - Download
Stitch Photos - Flickr

Monday, March 5, 2007


Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding has long been a family oriented past time, from the young ones all the way to the young once. But recently, a new style has branched out geared primarily for the adult practitioners of origami. Marc Kirschenbaum, 37 yr. old native New Yorker and Master Origamist has started doing Pornogami, yes that's right, Pornographic Origami. Although sexual material in the 3D paper model world has been around for a while, it's not that very common in origami because origami purists would like to keep it G-rated. Marc has done pornogami for Playboy (vagina) and Maxim (copulating bunnies) out of dollar bills, and is a board member of OrigamiUSA.

Fold Me Now [Village Voice]
Pornogami Gallery [Village Voice]
Marc Kirschenbaum [Web Site]

iPhone - Available Now?

It looks like Apple's new money-maker, the iPhone has now landed on eBay. But wait, ain't it suppose to come out on June '07? A resourceful eBay seller (pnmx4) has gotten his/her hands on a brand spanking new Apple iPhone, what's the catch? it's made out of paper. Of course everybody new that already, except for 1996_Camaroz28, who currently holds the highest bid at $150. If you want to see how pnmx4 made this papercraft iPhone, check out Sneakmove for the patterns.

Attention Suckers: Fake iPhone For Sale! [Wired News: Cult of Mac]
iPhone Papercraft model []

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Update 03.01.07

We've got an improved search function for the Categories section, it's now more accurate. I've started fixing the broken links, so check back from time-to-time to see what's been uploaded already. Also, for those who want to request files please use a proper email address and not Blogger's anonymous commenting, your more than likely to get an answer if your not anonymous.

Re-uploaded paper model files:
  1. Cactuar
  2. Moogle
  3. Catbus
  4. Jiji
  5. NoFace
  6. Shadow the Hedgehog
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog
  8. Kitaro's House
  9. Wicked Wench