02 June 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
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Written by Iced Nyior (formerly known as Coconutice)

01 June 2007

Copernican System Paper Automata

Hello everybody, my name is Sam, I'm the not-so-new member of Paperkraft.net - 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]

27 May 2007

Cloud's Wolf armor plate papercraft

even if cloud's wolf logo look like a door knock Ithink it still look very good
the model is very easy to make. only 1 page of template. this wolf head can be seen on the shoulder pad of Cloud's armor and also in miniature version on his earrings

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