16 August 2007

GR-8 (Giant Robo) Papercraft

Just released today, check out the GR-8 papercraft from the official Giant Robo web site.

For those in the dark, Giant Robo (ジャイアントロボ) is a manga and tokusatsu series created by famed Japanese manga artist Mitsuteru Yokoyama, who also happens to create that other popular robot series, Gigantor (Iron Man #28). The Giant Robo web site has been steadily releasing papercraft after papercraft of their beloved robots to coincide with their celebration of Giant Robo's 40th anniversary. All papercraft robots on their site are created by Chokipeta.

GR-8 [Download]
Giant Robo [Site]

14 August 2007

Honey and Clover Papercraft

Today we've got a new Chokipeta papercraft model for you guys, this is from the Honey and Clover (ハチミツとクローバー Hachimitsu to Kurōbā) manga series created by Chika Umino. I honestly don't have a clue as to what it's story is all about, but after some googling, I found out that this is a dramedy/romance series of some sort, of which I'm not a big fan. But in any case, I know there's a lot of you who would like this and would love to add it to your papercraft collection.

I'm not going to give a background story for this one because I don't like drama stories, but if you would like to know more about it, the Honey and Clover wiki entry is here. I will just point out that the blonde girl papercraft model is named Hagumi Hanamoto (花本 はぐみ), 18 years old??? I can't find any info. on the rabbit.

As usual, like the other Chokipeta models, this Honey and Clover papercraft has very good form and assembly is a cinch. I would like to thank our subscriber Snake from the Futaba channel for sending the papercraft pattern, that's two in a row friend, thank you. Well, here you go, have fun!

Honey and Clover Papercraft [via mediafire]

12 August 2007

Papercraft Critters

Found a new papercraft site this week, JR Fabito's PaperCritters.com

It's quite unique in its presentation, the site runs on Adobe Flash and describes itself as an online application for creating and sharing paper toys. Once you get started, you'll be greeted with two options - either go to the Toy Creator or choose The Colony.

The Toy Creator is pretty much self explanatory, you'll be able to design their pre-made pattern to one that suits you. They've also implemented a lot of tools that include markers, shapes, stencils, and colors that can be tweaked to your liking. After creating your paper toy you have the option to preview it in a 3D mode environment to see if you need to do some editing or if you didn't like the job you did, you can just simply clear it and start all over again. Another cool feature is their Toy Classification Score, you basically have 4 categories upon which you can rate your creation (Cute, Evil, Loyal, Rebel). And when your done with your paper toy, you have the option to either save, share, or print. When you decide to save your work, your given the chance to showcase your stuff in The Colony.

The Colony is the collection of paper toys that other people have designed and shared with the community. So pretty much, it's a great site if your starting out with papercrafts and like the idea of customizing your own or are actually artsy. Go check out and have fun.

Papercritters [Site]