Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Valentines Day Pop Up Cards

Wow, Valentines Day isn't far away! As a recently married man I need to be on my A game this year :) So over the next couple of weeks I'm going to do my best to find the best papercraft and paper related goodies that you can make that special person in your life this year.

First we are going to need a card right? I'm a big fan of popup cards personally so here's a couple to get the ball rolling!

You can grab instructions for a love heart popup card here and a Valentine Candy Box popup card here.

Japanese Ship Papercrafts

You have got to love Japanese corporations approach to Papercraft, it almost seems like every business has to have a papercraft or two of their product or service, case in point check out the ships on the NYK site, I'm guessing these guys are ship builders?

Nice Models for the seafarers out there. Grab them here

Monday, January 28, 2008

C3PO paper model

Now you can be just like Anakin Skywalker and build your own C3PO model :) One of my favourite characters from the Star Wars universe, C3PO always seemed to be stressed about something and got dragged from one adventure to another with his various owners. A great looking C3PO paper model is available from this site.

Don’t forget to check out the homepage of this site for some more excellently constructed models to download.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Paper Models of Transformers

Although I really enjoyed the recent Transformers movie on the big screen, after watching it again on DVD I couldn't help feel somewhat disillusioned by Hollywood's treatment of an eighties classic, what if they had kept things simple like the good ol' days? Where's Soundwave! Where's Megatron turning into a freaking handgun? In desperation for nostalgia, I went in hunt of some Transformers papercrafts that represented the true school of Transformers and oh boy did I hit the motherload! You can check them out here, a truly impressive collection of Paper Transformers - Let's hope there is even more to come, I can only imagine the possibilities!

Papercraft V12 Engine

Via BoingBoing comes this incredible paper model of a V12 4 stroke engine, from the site:

"Each of 12 spark plugs (LEDs) is ignited accordingly to the moving cycle. Many moveable parts include a compound crankshaft, a rapid cooling fan, 12 rods and 12 pistons etc. It is made with paper entirely (except some little wood sticks, some tapes, some LEDs, some electrical wires, some switches, a motor and a battery holder."

It's an incredible creation that took two years to design and now it can be yours! For what I think is a pretty reasonable price for something that so much love has gone into designing.

You can check it out here

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Paper Dolls House

Nice bunch of Japanese Papercraft Doll Houses available from this site. Not only are there household items and dioramas, you can download entire shops - magazine stands, fish and fruit stalls -it's all incredibly cute :)

Grab them all here

AirWolf Paper Model

Ah the eighties, everyone had a cool vehicle in the eighties – Magnum PI had his Ferrari, the A-Team had their van, Knight Rider had Kitt, Bj and the Bear had their mack truck, even Macgyver had his house boat. But probably the coolest TV vehicle to come out of that crazy decade would have had to been Airwolf - I mean it's a freaking supersonic military helicopter.

Show that you are a true child of the eighties with a fantastic Airwolf Papercraft.

Grab it here

Monday, January 07, 2008

Battletech Mad Cat Paper Model

It's been a while since I posted a Mech papercraft so here's one for the giant robot fans :) If you don't recognise this model, here's a brief explanation from the site:

"This is paper model of Madcat (Timber Wolf) 'Mech from Battletech"

It's a nice looking model, grab it here.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Bjork Volta Papercraft

Crazy looking papercraft for a crazy looking album cover for a crazy lady (I mean that in the best possible way too). Bjork's Volta cover was designed by M/M paris, its pretty awesome looking really and hey there's a papercraft as well. Freaking Win!

grab it here

You can purchase the album here too!