23 February 2008
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]
22 February 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]
21 February 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]
20 February 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]
19 February 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]
18 February 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]
17 February 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]
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]