Friday, February 29, 2008
I noticed earlier today that Google has that frog on their logo (which usually indicates a holiday or an event) and completely forgot to check about it when I got to work. Well, I just got home and I saw the frog again - finally realized that it's a leap day / leap year. So here's a trio of papercrafts associated with "leaping". Croak!
Realistic Frog Papercraft [Raspera]
Papercraft Frog [Ichiyama]
Konica Minolta Papercraft Frog
Google Holiday Logos [Google]
An up-and-coming mangaka / dojinshi author named Nagisa who belongs to the eins circle sent us this wonderful paper model. It's a super deformed nekomimi papercraft or SD Catgirl papercraft named Tsukina and is the main character in the second volume of his work. The catgirl papercraft is wearing a school girl outfit and wielding a giant hammer / mallet as her weapon. There's also a papercraft pattern for the brown box that you see on the picture. The name of the dojin manga is 魔法少女のツクリカタ #02 and roughly translates to "Magical Girls TSUKURIKATA # 02".
The author has also pointed out that the first volume of his work that came out a year ago has a Tsukina papercraft as well and is still available for download. The link for that papercraft is available below.
The e-mail sent to me was in Japanese and I'm not quite sure my translation is accurate, so if the author is reading this, I'm terribly sorry if I messed it up ( 申し訳ありませんが、もし私が混乱する訳 ). There's another character available, the one with the bow, and we'll post it on a future date. Can't read Japanese? no problem, check out these instruction photos below to see where to click.
Tsukina SD Catgirl Papercraft [Nagasa]
Tsukina Papercraft - Regular
Magical Girls TSUKURIKATA # 02 [toranoana.jp] some parts are NSFW
Thursday, February 28, 2008
A fresh batch of science fiction papercrafts featuring some of the most recognizable spaceships from Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate Atlantis, and Buck Rogers. These papercraft models are available for free download courtesy of Deutsch designer Martin Sänger via his Paper Aviation web site.
Science Fiction Papercraft [PaperAviation.de]
This is not your regular papercraft, technically, cardboard is made out of paper so I guess we'll just say that it's a very very thick papercraft.
With SCEA's recent blitz campaign full of awesome Metal Gear Solid announcements, Kotakuite Kai-Hung "Chilli Coke" Chuang couldn't get enough MGS love so he had to create this 1:1 masterpiece. Pay attention to the detail, he really took time to nail every bit. If you want to create your own, the link to the original pattern is available below.
F#ck Metal Gear Solid Cardboardcraft [Kotaku]
Metal Gear Solid Papercraft [maquettes-papier]
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Designer Raphael Gatt just sent an e-mail to inform us of his latest creation, an Iron Man papercraft. Let's check it out.
From the Marvel Universe, this fictional comic book superhero has an upcoming live-action film flying through theaters this May. Alongside it is a multi-platform video game tie-in which I hope doesn't suck (cross fingers). If you haven't seen the Iron Man trailer, here it is:
Iron Man Papercraft [Techno-Maniaco/Raphael Gatt]
Capcom's Onimusha video game series is one of the PlayStation 2's popular titles. It's a fantasy type action adventure genre set in medieval Japan. Here's an Onimusha papercraft featuring the games protagonist, Hidemitsu Samanosuke Akechi - e-mailed in by reader tinto.
The pattern is a bit rough and the score/cut lines are not well planned. But still, credit goes to the designer for trying. It's a PDO file so you'll need to download Pepakura viewer for this. Give it a try.
Onimusha Papercraft - Samanosuke [via Mediafire]
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
A fantastic new papecraft from designer たーぼ, of the Turbolabo Blog. This Hi-v Gundam Papercraft sports the "SD" initials because of its trademark appearance. SD stands for Super Deformed, it's a common form of Japanese caricature in which characters are depicted as having small bodies shouldering large heads. The designer of this papercraft has been releasing the patterns one page per day and it seems that it's almost done. As of today there's five pages released including the Gundam's head, chest, waist, and two legs. To download this free papercraft, head on to the link below and click on the pictures (pattern), then save it. For my new readers, take a look at the pic below for some visual guide.
SD Hi-V Gundam Papercraft [Turbolabo Blog]
Monday, February 25, 2008
A cute bear paper model from designer クマリラ. It's called the Rilakkuma papercraft and is based on the characters created by the Japanese marketing company San-X. The name Rilakkuma translates to Relax Bear, it comes from the combination of two Japanese words - rila(relax) and kuma(bear). As you can see on the picture above the Relax Bear papercraft is accompanied by two other characters, namely, Korilakkuma (smaller white bear) and Kiiroitori (yellow chick). Those two don't have any patterns available yet, be sure to sign up to our feed to keep you updated.
This Relax Bear papercraft is very popular marketing tool in Japan for all things related to relaxation, it even has a Nintendo DS video game that came out on November 2007 titled "Watashi no Rilakkuma". Here's a video of the DS game and below that is the link to the pattern.
(Rilakkuma) Relax Bear Papercraft [kuma0rila]
Sunday, February 24, 2008
From Valve's award winning video game of the same name, here's a Portal turret papercraft model now available at billybob884's deviantART page, check it out.
Portal Turret Papercraft [billybob884]
Portal Turret Papercraft [Download Page]
Halo - Master Chief Papercraft [Related Post]
Just like the very famous C-3PO but in white. In cases your memory is a bit rusty and you don't recognize it, this K-3PO papercraft (Kay-Threepio) / protocol droid made its appearance on Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. It was one of several droids stationed at Echo Base on the frigid planet Hoth.
Star Wars K-3PO Papercraft [BLOG@PAPERCRAFT / uhu02]
Star Wars K-3PO Papercraft [Direct Download]
Star Wars C-3PO Papercraft [Related Post]
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Two new papercraft models from the Planet StarFreak site. There's an Unreal Automag papercraft taken from the original Unreal PC game and a Star Trek USS Equinox papercraft. You might also want to check out our previous post about their site which featured their very popular Halo Pelican Dropship.
Unreal Automag + Star Trek USS Equinox Papercraft [Planet StarFreak]
Halo Pelican Dropship Papercraft [Related Post]
Here's a new fan made video game papercraft from one of the best RPG of all time. It's a mimic papercraft from Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.
The mimic monsters in the game disguise themselves as normal treasure chest, try to open one and you'll get a free surprise, and no - it's not treasure. They're mostly found in abundance at the Pirate's Cove and when killed they usually drop Iron Nails. Download this Dragon Quest papercraft free at the 333bankin blog, it's in Japanese but the pattern is highly visible on the page, so just click on it to save or download.
Dragon Quest VIII Mimic Papercraft [333bankin]
Friday, February 22, 2008
Papercraft Etsutan is a site dedicated to aircraft and battleship papercrafts. They currently are selling four battleship papercrafts inspired from Japan's historical past. There's the Nagato, Mikasa, Yamato, and a space battleship papercraft. The free paper model however is the Kotetsu, Japan's first modern ironclad.
Kotetsu Battleship Papercraft [via Pepakura]
Japanese Battleship Papercraft [DLsite]
Papercraft Etsutan [Site]
Minami Design Office has created this life sized anime-type, lolicon-inspired girl papercraft and has aptly named it "Paper Girl". They're selling it for around $74 locally, you have to contact the site to place an order. The papercraft is eerily proportionate, down to the bits. The free stuff on their site includes an electric guitar papercraft and a mouse pad papercraft, all emblazoned with Paper Girl's likeness.
I don't know what to think of this, I'll just let you guys make your own conclusions. But before you head to the link, please note that some photos on their web site are NSFW.
Papercraft Girl [Minami Design Office]
Electric Guitar Papercraft [via Pepakura]
Mouse Pad Papercraft [via Pepakura]
Thursday, February 21, 2008
3DPaper is a Korean papercraft (commercial) site that designs and sells proprietary and licensed paper models. They have provided two very realistic insect papercrafts available for free downlaod on their web site.
In case some of you are interested to know where these insect papercraft got their names, the one on the left is a stag beetle (Lucanus maculifemoratus), it's a species of beetle belonging to the Lucanidae family, it has a very large and distinctive pincer that closely resembles stag (male dear) antlers. The other one is a Japanese Rhinoceros beetle (Allomyrina dichotoma) which belongs to the Scarabaeidae Family. Just by looking at its giant horn you can clearly see how it got its name.
Beetle Papercraft [3DPaper]
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Have a look at this new find, it's got a fresh look on designer papercrafts. This is from the Brainjar Paperdesk web site and they've just released their first papercraft model. It's called the BC Butler and it's one of a few papercraft models I know that has another purpose besides looking good on display. The BC Butler also serves as a business card holder, hence the BC in the front. The pattern is well thought out and the design is very nice, there are two available - one with the original colors and the other is left blank for those who want to do their own coloring. Download it free at the link below and don't forget to greet the designer. Office people, this one's for you.
BC Butler Papercraft [The Brainjar Paperdesk]
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Brand new update from the Canon 3D Papercraft. They have added four new items on their very popular web site. On their Buildings of the World section you can find the Japanese Shuri Castle papercraft, a dump truck and the Wright Flyer papercraft on the Toys section, and finally, a set of origami Japanese dolls.
Canon Papercraft Main Site [Canon Japan]
Dump Truck and Wright Flyer Papercraft [Toy Section]
Shuri Castle Papercraft [Buildings of the World Section]
Origami Japanese Dolls [Origami Section]
Tweet, tweet, tweet, Arf, Arf, Arf... did you hear that? the first one sounded like a bird and the other a dog, well, what do we have here - it's a NaniBird papercraft hanging out with a Speakerdog. Check out this brand new designer papercraft from illustrator Josh McKible in collaboration with Ben the Illustrator. Ben is the designer of the famous Speakerdog designer papercraft. There are two pre-designed patterns available for free download, the "Treehouse Pals" and "The Dears". Tweet! Arf!
NaniBird Designer Papercraft [NaniBird/mckibillo]
Speakerdog Designer Papercraft [Ben the Illustrator]
Designer Papercraft Series II [Related Post]
Monday, February 18, 2008
When you see a Lamborghini, you see power, performance, elegance and a very unique style. It's top of the line both in and out. It makes heads turn and (fill in the blank) drop whenever it drives by. An avid fan of the car, Japanese designer 74式 has this mustardy yellow colored Lamborghini papercraft (Gallardo) waiting on his garage for you to download. But before we head on to the pattern, would you believe that the Italian State Police (equivalent to the Highway Patrol here in the US) uses Lamborghinis as their patrol vehicles? I didn't believed it until I saw that BBC NEWS article below.
Lamborghini Papercraft - Gallardo [74shiki Factory]
Download Link Currently Unavailable
Nissan Papercraft Cars [Related Posts]
Mitsubishi Papercraft Cars
New update on Shunichi Makino's SF Papercraft Gallery. This Lens Head robot papercraft is not really a new paper model, the designer has changed the texture from the original Lens Head's brushed metal grey color to a camouflaged pattern. You can also download some Star Wars papercraft on their site, which includes some of the most famous sci-fi vehicles and aircrafts used in the movie.
Robot Papercraft - Lens Head TypeB Camouflage [SF Papercraft Gallery]
Star Trek and Star Wars Papercrafts [click on Gallery]
Star Wars Papercraft - C3PO [Related Post]
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Just received this one through e-mail, sent in by one of our loyal readers. It's a Japanese site with some nifty anime-type papercrafts. I'm still trying to get some information about the designer, but for the meantime - you can download the Lady Archer anime papercraft from the Mabinogi Guild web site at the link below. Check out the pictures to see what to click in order to get to the goods.
Lady Archer Anime Papercraft [Mabinogi Guild]
Mabinogi Guild [Site]
Oink! oink! oink!. We've just previously featured their site on our Designer Papercraft - Series II, but Jerom's blog has already cranked up a new paper model. This time it's a Simpsons papercraft featuring Homer's Spider Pig. For those that haven't seen the movie, check out this funny clip.
And for those wanting to sing along, here are the lyrics:
Spider Pig, Spider Pig
Does whatever a Spider Pig does
Can he swing
From a web
No he can't
He's a pig
He is a Spider Pig!
The Simpsons Papercraft - Spider Pig [Jerom's Blog]
Designer Papercraft Series II [Related Post]
Papercraft designer Atom has done it again, here's another cute creation from his Glue2 Chronicle site. This chibi-type anime papercraft is from the same series that we previously posted (Kira Kira) and is named Sarina Kashiwara. The first one that we featured was the Kirari Siino papercraft back in January, along with some of Atom's other great works. This Sarina Kashiwara papercraft has two versions, one has her carrying an electric guitar while the other has her arms stretch out on the sides.
Chibi Anime Papercraft - Sarina Kashiwara [Glue2 Chronicle]
Chibi Anime Papercraft - Kirari Siino [Related Post]
Saturday, February 16, 2008
NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) is the very popular sport of stock car racing and one of America's fastest growing spectator sport. For 10 months of the year, every weekend, hundred's of thousands of racing fans nationwide gather to watch drivers maneuver their vividly colored, high-powered cars around oval shaped tracks - some watch it for the exciting checkered flag finish and others for the spectacular high-speed crashes.
It's been called "The Great American Race" and "The Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing", today (February 17, 2008) marks the 50th edition of NASCAR's most important and prestigious race, the Daytona 500. To coincide with this special event, here are some NASCAR papercraft courtesy of the NASCAR Paper Models site.
NASCAR Papercraft [NASCAR Paper Models]
If you've had enough of that cold, dreary weather, don't worry, old man winter is blowing out and spring is coming in. For the most part of the Northern Hemisphere (any country above the equator), spring comes on the months of March, April, and May - with some Asian countries starting on February.
As we await for the snow to melt, the rivers to swell from runoff or spring rain, and flowering plants to bloom - here's a cute anime girl papercraft from Korean site Botpa with that particular theme in mind. This papercraft model also comes with a green umbrella that resembles a frog head and very colorful painted background, complete with flowers and the lively colors of spring. Download the anime girl papercraft for free at the Botpa web site, it's in Korean so you might want to check out the pic below on what to click.
Anime Girl Papercraft - Spring [Botpa]
Anime School Girl Papercraft [Related Posts]
Cute Japanese Musume Papercraft
Thursday, February 14, 2008
To continue our Designer Papercraft Series, here are the new artists showcasing their paper toys. Dragon pic not related.
If you missed the first series of Designer Papercrafts that we featured, you can find it here. Today we have Anubis' Tomb, Damien's Urban Fresh, Jin's Studio 22, and Jerom's Papertoys. If you've got some designing skills and would want to try skinning/coloring some papercrafts then head on to Urban Fresh or Shelf Buddies. On the other hand, if you just want to build some new papercrafts or probably purchase some, check out Jerom's Blog and Cool Pet Rangeland.