Friday, June 29, 2007

Mr. Gruff Papercraft

"Atheism, as a philosophical view, is the position that either affirms the nonexistence of gods or rejects theism. When defined more broadly, atheism is the absence of belief in deities, alternatively called nontheism. Although atheists are commonly assumed to be irreligious, some religions, such as Buddhism, have been characterized as atheistic."
Source: Wikipedia

From the Christian? site comes this simple papercraft model aptly named Mr. Gruff the Atheist Goat, designed by Mr. Kutsushima of the Happy Origami Ministry in Japan. This model is very much the same design and format as the Jesus papercraft that we've posted before. The head and arms still move, but now, this one is holding a mug - you can also check out some other models on their site like Ruby the Lioness, Lambuel, and many more.

Mr. Gruff [Download]
Objective: Ministries [Site]
Mr. Kutsushima [Site]

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Frog Papercraft

Nothing much going on today, just waiting for winter to come, this Texas heat is unbearable. Here's one for you, a realistic looking frog from our friend Keiji Kawaguchi at, pretty much every papercraft model in their site has good form, very easy to build, and looks realistic - none of that blocky effect that you hate so much. Raspera requires membership, which will set you about 30 bones, I think it's worth it for all those models. There's also some samples to give you a taste of his work - a chameleon, a golden retriever, and a booby. Have Fun!

Realistic Frog Papercraft
[via Mediafire]
Raspera [Site]

Friday, June 22, 2007

Felis Catus Papercraft

Here's a new one for the feline lovers out there, it's a cute papercraft cat from - is currently being hosted at Yahoo Kids Japan along with other easy papercraft models. They have different kinds of animals, vehicles, and buildings that will surely keep your kids busy this summer. To the cat lovers, I think this post should balance out the dog vs. cat thing that you've been e-mailing me.

To those who've requested the Gock/Magock chokipeta papercraft, I'm still looking for it, I know I've saved it before and I've also made a print/scan copy of it for my archives. I did all those while I was still living in Cali and hopefully it wasn't lost when I moved here to H-town.

Also, I'd like to thank our Korean friend, Snake, for the Wind Waker Link papercraft he sent in, and if you could please send the password to the Tetra file, Hangul is really not my forte :)

Cat Papercraft [Download]

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Papiroflexia (Spanish for "Origami") is the animated tale of Fred, a skillful paper folder who could shape the world with his hands.

Created by Joaquin Baldwin at the UCLA Animation Workshop, 2007. Original Score written by Nick Fevola.

Papiroflexia [Site]

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Uphill Roller

Today we'll be having a papercraft automata model of a mechanical paradox that was first presented in 1694 through a published recreational volume called "Pleasure With Profit". You may know it by familiar names such as, the Uphill Roller or Double Cone Incline. In it we have a set of shapes which is comprised of a cylinder, a double cone, and an inclined plane. First we tested the cylinder, and it rolled down the incline, just as gravity would dictate. But when we put the double cone on the bottom of the incline, it seems to defy the rule of gravity and it actually rolls up. This kind of thing might look magical to the untrained, but for those of you who where present in class when this was taught or discussed, then you already know the simple explanation to it.

Ok, I'll try to explain it as easy as can be, this apparent paradox is explained by demonstrating the property of the center of gravity of bodies, which tends naturally to move downward. Since the rails diverge, the center of gravity of the double cone, placed on the axis of rotation at the maximum diameter of the device, does not rise when the entire body seems to move up; on the contrary, the center of gravity descends. For a more detailed and better explanation, with video and trigonometry equations - check this page. And here's the papercraft automata version, from our good friend at

Anti-Gravity Double Cone [Download]
Thanks to Cliffy for creating the short video.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Rhino Head Papercraft

Rhinos have been driven to near extinction – the world rhino population has fallen by more than 90 percent in the past 30 years. Whereas 30 species of rhino once roamed the planet, only five remain today, and all of them are endangered. In Africa, only the black rhinoceros and white rhinoceros still exist.

What’s the cause of the rhino’s precipitous decline? Not the habitat loss or food supply disruption that affects so many African animals. Rather, it is man’s relentless pursuit of the animal’s unique horn that poses the single most dangerous threat to rhinos today.

To help educate others, you can go to the African Wildlife Foundation web site for more information on how to help protect and preserve these majestic beasts.

Today we have a rhino head papercraft model from one of our favorite paper engineers, Chan See Lik Paul, who designed this model for - we've previously posted on his other works such as this Easter Egg and Easter Bunny for Epson Hong Kong.

Rhino Head papercraft [Download]
African Wildlife Foundation [Site]

Monday, June 11, 2007

Update: 06.11.07

Original Chokipeta Wind Waker Link papercraft now available. [Download]

Previous model can be found here and other Choki models here.

Notes: Ron would like to give special thanks to Jen for her work on the first Wind Waker Link pattern and also thanks to Snake for sending in this new model.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Bartolomeu the Troll Sniffer Papercraft

Arf! arf! arf!, said Bartolomeu the papercraft dog. He must have found a live one, go on Bart, bark at those trolls. Bart is family friendly and easy to build, you'll have no problems assembling him, quick and simple to end the weekend. Have Fun!

Bartolomeu the Dog [Download]

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Stegosaurus Papercraft

I've got a new one for you guys, it's a green stegosaurus papercraft model from Chokipeta, it's not very polished like their newer models - this ones still cube-like, definitely an earlier work like the bird and car that was posted not long ago. Very easy and simple, this shouldn't be a problem for anybody at any level.

Stego [Download]

Tuesday, June 5, 2007


Guido is a fictional forklift from the Pixar animated feature film Cars. Guido is Luigi's best friend, and works with him at Luigi's Casa Della Tires. He is an Italian forklift and can perform a professional pit stop by himself in seconds. The only language Guido can speak and understand fluently is Italian. He is one of 12 remaining citizens of Radiator Springs. He is voiced by Guido Quaroni. His name means "I drive" in Italian.
Source : Answers.Com

I loved Guido from adorable and cute. I got this papercraft from this japanese site (yes I give proper credits this time). Im not sure who is the original creator/designer because the site is in Japanese. The site also has photos of other papercrafts he/she made.

The instructions for the papercraft are not really specific, especially with the forklift 'hands' but when you see the pictures you'll get the idea. This papercraft is not too hard to make. I would rate its difficulty as 2 on a scale of 1 to 5.

Download it here >>

(p/s: in that last pic, the bottom part of guido looks weird because my printer had problems printing the whole piece so I had to colour it in. SOrry

Edit : Someone commented that there is a whole set of Cars character papercrafts made by Rick Webdude. You can get it over at his website and its very detailed. Its in Pepakura PDO format.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Optimus Prime Papercraft

Optimus Prime is the leader of the Autobots, a faction of heroic robots from the planet Cybertron who wage their battles to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons, for control of their homeworld, and by extension, peace in the universe. The immensely kind and compassionate Prime puts all his talent to use to improve the world around him, and has dedicated himself to the protection of all life, particularly the inhabitants of Earth; he will battle his foes with unyielding resolve to uphold this belief. In power and intelligence, Optimus Prime has no equal, known as one of the greatest heroes on both Cybertron and Earth. which is obvious to all but the moronic decepticons The original Optimus Prime transforms into a cab over flat-nose truck.
Source : Wikipedia

With all the hype with the new Transformers movie, here is another papercraft to add to your collection :D Its Optimus prime, the leader of the transformers brought by the good people at PaperRobots1999. This papercraft model uses rubberbands to connect its parts so that you can transform it from a robot to a truck!

The pdf file consists of one page of parts and two pages of instructions. The papercraft model can be positioned to whatever pose because the parts are movable and can even stand on it's own. It is about 4.5" high and about 1.5" high.


Download the pdf file

Written by Iced Nyior (formerly known as Coconutice)

Friday, June 1, 2007

Copernican System Paper Automata

Hello everybody, my name is Sam, I'm the not-so-new member of - I work as an illustrator mainly for children's books and I'm based in the New York city. I've been a follower of this blog since it's inception and have been posting comments on the sideline, I officially joined last February but I was in the process of moving to New York from Aachen, Germany, where I used to work. I have to admit that at first, papercraft wasn't really my thing, I was more into automata, and through this site, I have grown to loved papercraft and paper automata ever since. As you've noticed, the other members of the team are mostly working on papercraft models and origami, I will be posting only on paper automatas and some papercraft related news. Finally, I would like to thank Ron for giving me this opportunity and for the advices he shared with me with regards to posting (colored folders for backgrounds, photo size/watermarks, lighting, info. on the model, etc...) and hopefully earn the readers acceptance.

To kick things off, here is a paper automata from Canon (Japan), created by renowned paper engineer, Keisuke Saka - it is based on the Copernican System, also known as heliocentrism. Copernican, being from Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 - 1543), a Polish astronomer and mathematician who theorized that the Sun was the center of the universe/solar system. This model is 7" on it's widest part and about 6" tall, comes in PDF format.

Canon Copernican System Paper Automata [via Mediafire]