31 August 2013


Name: Noctowl
From: Pokémon
Designer: Sabi96
Pages: 3
Pieces: 32
Difficulty: 3/5
Enjoyability: 4/5   
Design quality: 4/5
Type of file: PDO / PDF
Instructions: PDO
Suggested paper: 120gsm
Height: 13.5cm
Width: 7cm
Depth: 11cm
Download: Here

In general this model is relatively easy to build, however there are a few challenging parts. I would recommend leaving the back open to help you to attach the wings, legs and tail. I would also recommend making provision for extra tabs on the legs when cutting them out. This will make it easier to attach the legs to the body.

31 May 2013


Name: Vaporeon
From: Pokémon
Designer: PODragon
Pages: 1
Pieces: 49
Difficulty: 4/10
Enjoyability: 8/10  
Design quality: 9/10
Type of file: PDO / PDF
Instructions: PDO
Suggested paper: 80gsm
Height: 7cm
Width: 9cm
Depth: 7.5cm
Download: Here

This is one of the smallest models I have built so far. The model has almost 50 pieces on just one page and is only 7cm high. The small size of the model can make it a bit challenging (and sometimes frustrating) to build and I definitely recommend using tweezers while assembling the model. I also recommend using 80gsm paper since thicker paper could make this model too difficult to assemble. I do however want to make special mention of the fact that I thought this model was really skillfully designed (especially considering its small size) - kudos to PODragon.

04 February 2013


Name: Moogle
From: The Final Fantasy Series.
Designer: Takuya 
Pages: 1
Pieces: 15
Difficulty: 5/10
Enjoyability: 8/10 
Design quality: 7/10
Type of file: PDF
Instructions: None
Suggested paper: 80gsm
Height: 6cm
Width: 5cm
Depth: 3cm
Download: Here

This is one of the first papercraft models that I have built and I found some of the folds quite challenging (especially around the ears and the feet). This is mainly due to the fact that there are no instructions for this tiny model. Nevertheless, it is fun to build and very satisfying to finish.

01 February 2013

Papercraft in the Media

Papercraft has received some attention in the media, from magazine articles to being featured on G4TV's Blog Watch. You can view the video below.

There have been quite a few articles about papercraft in gaming magazines:

  •  The following article appeared in issue 1 of the N•Revolution magazine, focusing mainly on the Young Link model by Ninjatoes:

  • Nintendo Power also published an article about the detailed Mario and Luigi models designed by Ignatius and built by Dan Hilse (a.k.a. TouchFuzzyGetDizzy). 

  • The following papercraft articles also appeared in Nintendo Power:

  • You can also head over to the Paperpokes blog for articles that have been published about their models.

25 January 2013

Adam Savage Talks About Papercraft

During an episode of the Still Untitled podcast from tested.com, Adam Savage mentioned that he likes to build papercraft models. He started out by saying, "There's also a lot of really great papercraft out on the Web and I'm a huge proponent of papercraft. It's how I learned to build everything." You can view the exact section here.