08 March 2006

Howl's Moving Castle Papercraft

One of my favorite movies from Hayao Miyazaki is finally on DVD, Howl's Moving Castle ( Hauru no ugoku shiro) was an Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature Film for 2005. This is probably one of the best free papercraft models in my collection and it took me four days to complete it. The model is highly detailed and has moving parts, particularly the wings, this is considered a paper craft model and at the same time a paper automata because it's got the mechanisms for movement. If you haven't seen the movie, I highly recommend you see it, buy or rent it on DVD. This Howl's Moving Castle papercraft is hosted by Epson Japan and is available for both Windows and Mac users. The files come in two parts, a guide and the pattern itself and is really huge, the pattern is 54MB and the guide is 15MB for Windows users, it's even bigger for the MacOS crowd.
This Howl's Moving Castle papercraft was printed on A4 paper by a Canon Pixma iP3000, If your having a hard time understanding the instruction guide(Japanese), you can download an English translation for it below, courtesy of rose-rote. Check out some detailed photos I took of my model at my Flickr page.