Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Phoenix Wright Papercraft



Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is one of the more unique and colorful games on the DS that has a lengthy adventure with wonderful characters, very interesting storylines, fantastic music, and makes great use of the DS touch screen and microphone. The main character is porcupine head Phoenix Wright - a defense lawyer with a keen sense for discerning fact from fiction, together with Maya Fey (assistant), Mia Fey (mentor), and Miles Edgeworth (arch rival) this makes for a wonderful courtroom drama. Here are the papercraft models for Phoenix, Maya, and Edgeworth - scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page to see them.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Papercraft Models [Court-records.net]

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Cerberus Papercraft

Due to so many complaint about me not releasing the template I decided to release it. I'm warning you all its not for beginners. Its 15 pages with mostly big black parts so make sure your ink cartridge can handle it before starting.

Due to how complicated it was to assemble even for me I didn't do instructions, instead I included the pdo file itself. pdo is the format used in the papercraft program "pepakura" I included in the archive pepakura viewer to help you all assemble the model. its a free program but instead of making everyone search and download it I included it in the file. use the read me file to know how to use it to assemble my model.

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I will never put my models for sales but donations are always apreciated and help me make better models. the template is available in the newest papercraft section of my website

Cerberus Papercraft

note: dont email Ron about stuff I post. he don't have anything special more than others have if you need to contact me about my stuff my website is there for that. you can use the shoutcast or the guestbook

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Cerberus By Chamoo232

Here is my latest and most impressive model so far. Cerberus from Kingdom Hearts/ Disney's Hercule. It took over 40 hours of work and due to its very high difficulty there will be no templates. The teeth are small and were very hard to make but the whole model still end up almost 15 inch long and 10 inch tall.



Cerberus Papercraft Model [Chamoo232 site]
New Chamoo232 Section [Images]

Friday, April 20, 2007

Our Condolences

On behalf of Paperkraft.net I would like to convey our deepest sympathy to the families and friends affected by the tragedy that took place on April 16th, 2007 at Virginia Tech. We hope that time and memories will help lessen the burden of your sorrow, and that you may draw some measure of comfort knowing that others care and share in your loss. Please aid us in giving to the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund, to help remember and honor the victims of this tragic event.

Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund
http://www.vt.edu/tragedy/memorial_fund.php

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Shrek the Third Papercraft



You've probably seen some Shrek The Third ads on the tube, magazines, and on the net for the past few months and one campaign in particular is about DreamWorks Animations teaming up with Hewlett Packard - they've develop a new colour management system called DreamColor, that will ease the calibrating of printers, cameras, and televisions. Anyways, HP has now added some Shrek 3 papercraft models on their site, although not the one that you like best - it's more like a Hako-ish type of paper model that's geared towards first time builders. You've got Shrek, Princess Fiona, Puss in Boots, and the adorable Donkey. As you can see from the pics above, I've only assembled two models, Donkey, because he's my favorite from the movie and I simply like Puss. You can also find other papercrafts on the site such as a robot, dragonfly, and an ankylosaurus (requires some pipe cleaners to complete).

Shrek The Third [HP]

*Thanks to lhiannan for the correction

Monday, April 16, 2007

Shark Papercraft



Sharks have a very bad reputation for being "man-eaters" that have the thirst for human blood or savage killers with no regard to other aquatic life, but this simply is not the case, this is a huge misinformation that has been propagating for years and even more when the movie Jaws(1975) came out - we've got the great Steven Spielberg to thank for that. But the truth is, it's the other-way around, sharks are very much endangered and on the brink of extinction due to man's excessive demand for its meat. So go help in the fight to conserve this majestic creatures by educating yourself and others through Discovery or Bite-back, and while your at it here's a papercraft model of a great white from our friend Ryo Tokisato.

Great White Shark Papercraft [Download]

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Paper Mario Airplane



Here's a nice weekend project that you can share with the kiddos, Super Paper Mario came out this week for the Nintendo Wii, so I checked out their web site hoping that they'll release some sort of official papercraft model for it - coz' after all, it is "Paper" Mario, but there wasn't much on their site, maybe they forgot to put it up or maybe there isn't any. In any case I went to the next best thing, the other Paper Mario site, the one that was release for the Gamecube two and half years ago. I scoured the site and all I found was a Paper Mario Airplane, no papercraft models, I guess this will have to do for now. In order to download this one you would have to find your way to Keelhaul Key (4) and once your there, look on the right side of the page and you'll see a treasure chest, click on it to download the instructions. If your too lazy to go there, check out the download link below.

Paper Mario Site [papermario.com]
Paper Mario Airplane [Download]

Friday, April 13, 2007

The Japanese Tradition - Origami


Funny skit that shows what origami can do, from simple to complicated works of art. In it, is the paper folding student trying to outdo his old master scene. The video is in Japanese with no subtitles and split into two versions. One is the abridged version (above), which only has the funny skit and the other is the complete version.

The Japanese Tradition - Origami [complete video]

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Three Girl Rhumba - Papercraft video



Slow day today, I haven't finished the new model I'm going to post, so here's another papercraft inspired video from another not-so well known band. Last time it was punk, with some paper action, now we've got house music - the sort of music you'll here when your partying in Ibiza. It's got lots of papercraft models, some hako, a paper airplane, and a great set of dioramas. What more could you ask for? it's paper heaven...Not. So here it is, Three Girl Rhumba, from Klonhertz.

Klonhertz: Three Girl Rhumba [Video]

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Chamoo232 Papercraft Models



You've seen Vivi and Pyramid Head, and I bet you thought it was cool or awesome, well you probably didn't know that there's more papercraft projects for you to do this summer courtesy of our resident papercraft specialist, Chamoo.

Add to the list are the following: Metal Gear Ray, Raving Rabbid [Rayman], Head Crab [Half-Life], Keyblade [Kingdom Hears], and many more - by many more, I mean, you'll have to go to her site and find out what surprises you'll find. I'm pretty sure your going to love her paper models there's something for everybody. So what are you waiting for, wipe that slobber of your chin and head on over there. Enjoy!

Chamoo232

Monday, April 9, 2007

Mongo Dice Village Papercraft



To start of the week, here's a very easy and simple papercraft dice model that even beginners will breeze through it. It's a three piece dice set which comes with their own box container, although I wouldn't call it dice since there's no circular patches/pips on it - I'm guessing that the maker might have meant "cube". Those who haven't tried paper crafting or paper modeling, try this one out, this is a good model to start with that can easily boost your skills on your cutting/knifing skills.

Mongo Dice [Download]
Web Site [Mongovillage.net]

Friday, April 6, 2007

Blogger's Choice Awards

We'll it's that time of the year where awards are given to the good, the bad, and just plain old weird blogs. There is the sort of like a peoples' choice blogger awards being held at the Postiecon event in Orlando, Florida on June 2, 2007, in which the blogosphere can vote for their favorite and least favorite blog sites. If you're a competitive individual that likes to compare ranks and ratings with your friends or even othe peoples blogs, then this is just the thing for you. Just make sure that you have a ton of traffic on your site and also a very supportive base wouldn't hurt. One of our readers just emailed me and mentioned that she nominated yours truly for the "Best Educational Blog" category (made me laugh:) well, thanks, I guess, I don't know about "educational" because most of the things I talk about you probably knew it already. I've looked at the categories but I can't seem to put a finger on where I fall - well maybe Paperkraft is unique and there's no word to describe us. So go visit the site, check it out a bit, if you see a category that fits one of your favorite or your very own blog, go for it, you never know - you might just win. You can also cast votes for others that have already been nominated. This contest is sponsored by Payperpost.

Book Recommendation - Papercraft Zoo

You've probably seen most of the cute papercraft models featured here like this Corgi, or this giraffe, and even this other dog, they were all created by Kei Goto from the revered KeiCraft Papercaft Studio in Japan. We seldomly see this finely crafted and simplistic style of papercrafts here in the US, and rarely do they sell these on the popular online bookstores - unless you go look for it on some specialty store and wouldn't mind paying extra on oversees shipping. So when I found out that Kei's bestselling book, "Papercraft Zoo", has been made available again here in the US through Amazon.com, I've decided to personally recommend this and insist that beginners and collector's alike should not miss this one and buy a copy of it while it's available locally. The papercrafts on this book are easy to assemble and the price is very much affordable. Follow the link on the bottom of this post to go directly to it's Amazon page.




Papercraft Zoo [via Amazon]

Jesus Christ - Easter Papercraft



Easter is one of the most important holiday for the Christian faith, it is a celebration of the resurrection of the their savior Jesus Christ from the dead after His death by crucifixion. It's observed in the months of March, April, or May each year which approximately coincides with the first full moon after the vernal equinox. Here is a Jesus Christ papercraft model from Yozo Kutsushima of the Happy Origami Ministry in Tokyo, Japan. This paper model is also a paper automata in which its head can move around. We've also got some other cute Easter related papercrafts like this Easter Bunny and Easter Egg that you might want to check out.

Jesus Christ Easter Papercraft [Happy Origami Ministry]

Easter Bunny Papercraft [Related Posts]
Easter Egg Papercraft

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Paper Float - Neputa Festival


Neputa originates from a mixture of ancient customs based on an old Japanese legend about two stars that meet in the sky once a year. As time has passed, the festival has become more and more beautiful and entertaining, and now includes traditional taiko drumming and huge paper lanterns on wheels, called ote. On the evenings the ote are pulled through the streets of Hanawa, followed by drums, flutes and children with small lanterns. On the last night of the festival, they are lined up on a bridge, set on fire and floated down the river. Impressive.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Paper vs. Paper


The Nightmare Before Christmas, Chicken Run, Corpse Bride, Wallace and Gromit, and Robot Chicken these are some of the popular movies and shows that used stop-motion process to animate their characters to life. Stop-motion is a film process whereby a single frame of an object is shot, the object is moved slightly, and then another frame is shot. When the frames run continuously it creates an illusion of fluidity in the motion of the object being filmed and they appear to move by themselves. Here's "Extra Strong", a stop-motion short film created by Giovanni Braggio, Lorenzo Latrofa, and Fabio Santomauro (Italians) featuring some paper on paper action.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

AIBO Papercraft

" AIBO (Artificial Intelligence roBOt, also means "love" or "attachment" in Japanese, can also mean "partner") is one of several types of robotic pets designed and manufactured by Sony; there have been several different models since their introduction in 1999. Able to walk, "see" its environment via camera, and recognize spoken commands, they are considered to be autonomous robots, since they are able to learn and mature based on external stimuli from their owner or environment, or from other AIBOs. Artist Hajime Sorayama created the initial designs for the AIBO. "
Source : Wikipedia

Sony has discontinued the manufacturing of Aibo as of March 07 but you can have your own paper AIBO at home with this papercraft model from Robosquare. This papercraft consists of 2 pages to cut-out and a page of instructions. The website and instructions for this papercraft is in Japanese but the graphics are very straight forward so you wont have any trouble constructing it.

AIBO is available in Black or White papercraft models in PDF format and the finished model measures around 3.5" tall and 4.5" wide. You can also find previous Robosquare posts here (PINO) and here (ifbot).

White AIBO Robot Papercraft
Black AIBO Robot Papercraft

Monday, April 2, 2007

Prison Break Origami Crane



So today is the Prison Break Season 2 Finale and fans all over the US are eagerly awaiting how this season is going to end - as with all season finales, this is going to be good and also leaves you a lot of questions to ponder upon for this summer while you wait for the next one. For those who don't know or don't watch this show, Prison Break is an American television series from the Fox Network and the story is about a man who was sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit and his brother's elaborate plan to help him escape his death sentence. One of the prominent scenes in Prison Break is Michael Scofield's (Wentworth Miller) use of an origami crane/swan to hide cryptic messages and codes for his cohorts, and when paper is involved you know were going to feature it. Another thing is that this origami pattern is the "official" one that Fox released to the public, but when I displayed the crane in my office, my boss (who's addicted to it) told me that it didn't look like the one they used on the show, she said mine looked to simple. So I decided to review some of the tapes and what do you know, she was right - it's not the same. But nonetheless, here's the "Official" Prison Break Origami pattern from Fox.

Prison Break Origami Crane [Download]
Photos [Flickr]
Video thumbnails courtesy [Fox.com]

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Legend of Zelda Papercraft - Wind Waker Link



We've posted the Four Sword Link before and a lot of you requested the "other" papercraft version from Chokipeta.jp, well here it is - one of the most requested and sought after papercraft model on the net (well it's not quite exactly the real thing, but close enough) from the Zelda Wind Waker papercraft collection, we present this (*cough*) rough version of the Link papercraft model in all its glory. The pattern for this model was sent to me through email yesterday and the sender didn't really leave that much info. on who made it, well if your reading this (sender), thank you very much and keep up the good work. To the readers, don't get discouraged the first time you see the pattern, as I've mentioned above, it's quite rough - my guess is that this pattern was made by blowing/magnifying the floating thumbnail pic of the original pattern and then doing some Photoshop or Illustrator action on it. For the newbs, if you need a guide on assembling it, check out the pics that I took on my Flickr page and hopefully that'll be able to guide you (I'm not saying mine is how it's suppose to be put together, but if it looks good enough then you probably did it right :) And NO, this is not an April Fool's Joke.

Legend of Zelda Papercraft - Wind Waker Link
[via Mediafire]
Wind Waker Photos [Flickr]


Legend of Zelda Papercraft - Four Swords Link [Related Posts]
Legend of Zelda Papercraft - Four Swords Link - Red, Purple, and Blue