Update from the ~terrase web site. Ok, so I received some e-mail questions from anime fans about some papercrafts I labeled as anime but does not really belong to any particular series. I always try my best to put a proper title to papercrafts, specially if it's related to a particular TV series, film, or video game.
With this post I used the word anime not in reference to any particular animation series but anime as a character design technique (large eyes, stylistic facial expressions, etc..). This chibi-type anime school girl papercraft is from the same designer that brought us the Kitsune and Pumpkin Musume paper models, it is named Sun S - I think?
Anime School Girl Papercraft [~terrasse]
Cute Japanese Musume Papercraft [Related Post]
08 February 2008
Anime fans must be having a blast, we've had two great posts within this week that includes the Super Robot/Mecha paper models and yesterdays' Full Metal Alchemist. Today we've got the Gurren Lagann mecha papercraft from a blog called Krauzer's Papercraft Mansion. The complete title is Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (天元突破グレンラガン), it's a somewhat new Japanese anime TV series by Gainax and Konami. I haven't seen an episode of this in the US (I'm always late), but from the pics I saw on it's official site and some online videos, it looks promising. You can check out the links below to see some photos from the papercraft designer's blog on how he designed and built the pattern.
Gurren Lagann Papercraft [Krauzer's Papercraft Mansion]
Gurren Lagann [Konami Site]
Gurren Lagann [Gainax Site]
07 February 2008
I can't believe this got lost on my inbox, here's a brand new papercraft tribute from Tubbypaws released a few days ago. This time it's Tommy Vercetti with his Hawaiian shirt, circa 1986. This Grand Theft Auto papercraft has the cute Tubbypaws trademark "all-content-fit-in-one-page" pattern so you don't have to worry about your ink. Follow the links below for the free download.
Grand Theft Auto Papercraft [Tubbypaws]
Portal Papercraft [Related Posts]
Silent Hill Papercraft
Some great looking anime papercrafts from designer Murzkine. This is on my list of all time favorite animes and I've watched every single one of its 51 TV series episode except for the movie sequel Conqueror of Shamballa, but before all that, it was the great manga series created by Hiromu Arakawa. These Full Metal Alchemist papercraft includes the two main characters, brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric. It's a hako-type (box) paper model, the pattern is quite solid and the designs on the face are dead on.
Full Metal Alchemist Papercraft [Murzkine]
For the past few weeks we've had a lot of posts about Chinese New Year papercrafts, well today's the big day, it's officially Chinese New Year 2008 or also known in some parts of the world as Lunar New Year. As people around the world celebrate this traditional Chinese holiday, here's a list of previous related posts plus a new one. If you're not aware, this year is the Year of the Rat according to the Chinese Zodiac, so most of the links below would be related to the tailed one. We'll add this mouse (holding cheese) to our Chinese New Year papercrafts, it's accompanied by two other creatures: a cute cat and boar. Kung Hei Fat Choi!
Mouse papercraft [Biglobe.ne.jp]
Chinese Zodiac Papercraft 1 [Related Posts]
Chinese Zodiac Papercraft 2
Year fo the Rat Papercraft 1
Year of the Rat Papercraft 2
06 February 2008
From the +KAREHA web site, here's a free anime cat papercraft. Japanese papercraft designer, Yuta-Mu, has named this adorable looking creature Mayonen. You can also check out some other paper models displayed on the site, I think they were previous works and are currently not available for download. Meow...
Anime Cat Papercraft [+KAREHA]
Shinaneko Cat [Related Posts]
Toro Papercraft /Sony Cat
Kiki's Delivery Service - Jiji the Cat
05 February 2008
From paper engineer Tetsuya Watabe's Kamimodel web site, we bring you his version of designer papercraft called ROMMY Sloth Paper Toys. There are currently four models on the site, but only 3 are available for free download. The first one is called "No. 02", then we have "Kiss, Kiss, Kiss", and finally "Manager XX".
What is a designer papercraft anyway?
If you don't know what a designer papercraft is, it's a description I call the simple and easy papercrafts that have a single pattern but is made to look like individually unique paper models by using various colors or textures to "re-color" or "re-paint" it, some patterns are even modified slightly. I've been seeing a surge in these kinds of paper models lately, and a majority of them coming from the graphic design and illustrator communities. There's an ongoing debate about the designer papercrafts real place within the papercraft community. Some like them and some don't. A lot of old-school papercrafters I know don't really like the idea of re-coloring the same pattern over-and-over, but I have a different take on it. I see these designer papercrafts as a good promotional tool to get new people to take up our craft and for beginners to easily developed their assembling techniques. Old-school papercrafters with their highly detailed paper models should not be worried about this at all, because eventually, the beginners that pick up this easy papercrafts would want to move on to something a bit more challenging.
Rommy Sloth Papercraft Toys [kamimodel]
Some good examples of designer papercrafts:
NiceBunny HedKase Papercraft
Ninja Turtles Papercraft + Sonic and Knuckles
Devil May Cry Papercraft + Black Spidey
Here's another amazing anime papercraft collection straight from Italia, this time it's from Anime Mania. There are 23 old-school mecha anime papercrafts in their collelction and it includes some of my all time favorites like Mazinger Z, Getter Robo, Invincible Steel Man Daitarn 3, and Mobile Suit Gundam. Anime fans are going to love these classic super robot papercrafts and papercrafters are surely going to get an overload. I'm feeling nostalgic just by looking at the photos. All these anime papercrafts are free to download, just head on to the site and start clicking. You might also want to check out the other related links below, it's from the other Italian papercraft site - Paper Invaders. Have fun!
Super Robot / Mecha Anime Papercrafts [AnimeMania]
Transformers Papercraft - Decepticon Ravage [Related Post]
Transformers Papercraft - Decepticon Rumble
More Transformers Papercraft
04 February 2008
After I did the Valentine's Day post from Canon's Creative Park I've been constantly receiving e-mail requests for other related sites that have Valentine's papercrafts. I started browsing around and I found this new entry on HP's Activity Center. There's a couple of pretty looking papercraft flowers worth checking out(Fuchsia flower and a Lily bouquet), and the rest are miscellaneous papercraft-related projects for kids.
Valentine's Day Papercraft [HP]
other Valentine's Papercraft [Related Post]
03 February 2008
Just received an e-mail about some interesting stuff happening over at our friend Guillermo's place, something about a Team Fortress papercraft. Let's go find out.
From the looks of it they've got three Team Fortress papercrafts available so far, it includes the Heavy, Pyro, and the Spy. You can see from the sample photo above (Spy) on what the finished model would look like. As mentioned on their site, I would like to point out that the low-poly 3D models were created by digital artist Tom Tallian. And a job well done to Guillermo for creating the papercraft patterns.
Team Fortress 2 Papercraft [Bongo-Papercraft]
Low Poly 3D Models [TomTallian]