Category Archives: Hall of Fame

Zelda and Mario models by Kevin

 

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05-04-2014: Kevin sent me bunch of new pictures of the new papercraft models he built since last time! One of them is another Legend of Zelda model, Fierce Deity Link: picture

But this time he also made some Mario models: in the picture above, you can see the Paper Mario 3D that I made, but Kevin also built Paperlegend’s Mario 64 (picture) and PaperJuke’s Luigi (picture)!

And because paper models don’t really care who made them of course, PaperJuke’s Luigi and my Paper Mario are getting along quite well: picture ! ;o)

31-01-2014: Kevin is a big time fan of the Legend of Zelda series, and since he liked Twilight Princess, he decided to build my papercraft Twilight Link, and he did a great job too: picture ! ;o)

Wwhere my own paper Twilight Link has his Master Sword and Hylian Shield in his hands, Kevin made it so they are on his back, and it really looks very good: picture 2

Here are two more pictures from the sides: picture 3 | picture 4

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ (andother people’s ;o) papercraft models!

Hall of Fame

Did you build one of my papercraft models? Send me your pictures at ninjatoes@home.nl and you can be in the “hall of fame” like all these people too! ;o)

If you’re looking for your own entry, you can check the alphabetical index to find your own name more easily.

Have fun building!

Sora by introvertvirtuoso

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22-03-2014: Nica (a.k.a. introvertvirtuoso) from the Philippines built my papercraft Kingdom Hearts 2 Sora!

As yo ucan see, she did a great job, and because she didn’t glue the head to the neck, her paper Sora can still look around in different directions! ;o)

Because of Sora’s fingers, it’s difficult for him to hold the Keyblade (that’s the same on my build too); but for Nica, that just means she can put Sora in a different pose like you see in the picture! ;o)

You can see another picture of Sora in his standard pose (and lots of Nica’s drawings!) in her DeviantArt gallery: link

It’s definitely worth checking out! ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Scaled down LEGO minifigs by Kiyomhing

17-03-2014: Kiyomhing from South Korea sent me a really nice e-mail about my papercraft LEGO minifigs that he built: the Forestman Leader, the Black Knight, the Ghost and Captain Redbeard! ;o)

The ship you see behind them is not the official 1989 LEGO set 6285 (re-released in 2002 as 10040) “Black Seas Barracuda” from The LEGO Group, but a clone called “The Black Pearl” from the Enlighten Brick company.

The ship is the same size though, so it still tells you the scale of the papercraft minifigs: they are quite a bit smaller than normal, because Kiyomhing printed 4 pages of the templates on 1 sheet of paper!

So his Captain Redbeard for example is small enough to hold in your hand:
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Because of the extra small size, Kiyomhing made some detailed parts (like the decorations of the Black Knight’s  helmet and the arrow quiver of the Forest Man) a little bit simpler, but as you can see in the pictures, the still look really fantastic! ;o)

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In some cases, it was even too difficult to use the original cutting lines, but Kiyomhing just used his own judgment to make the parts the way he thought they should be (and it turned out great! ;o)

All the parts are more difficult when made smaller of course, but Kiyomhing found that the hands and legs were especially extra difficult…

But I think when you look at the pictures, you will agree that he did an amazing job!

And some advantages to making the papercraft LEGO minifigs smaller, is that it’s okay to use regular printer paper, and you need less room to display them of course.

And they’re just more cute, Kiyomhing says. ;o)

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

Batman repaints (and many others!) by David Penso

16-03-2014: Why should the U.S.A. be the only country that has a national superhero (Captain America)? For instance here’s David’s version of Captain Mexico (based on my papercraft Batman again)! ;o)

10-02-2014: Superman is no longer a Man of Steel, but a Man of Paper: picture ;o)

06-02-2014: David made another repaint of my papercraft Batman after a request from a friend, who as you can see wanted him to make a papercraft He-Man: picture ;o)

15-03-2013: David still wasn’t done with Batman, but this time he wasn’t making Batman, but Flash, another comic book hero: picture !

Just as he made Lara into the Black Widow earlier, he took the parts of my papercraft Batman and repainted them into the distinctive red and gold colours of Flash!

And as you can see, since Flash is just as muscular as Batman in the comic books, it looks pretty good! ;o)

13-11-2012: After a few people made my papercraft Batman out of aluminium beverage cans, David made a regular, paper one again: picture

He glued on the left arm a little crooked, but instead of changing it, he made a little Batarang and put it in Batman’s hand so it looks like he’s about to throw it! ;o)

05-06-2012: Some time ago, David contacted me about the possibility of recolouring my papercraft Tomb Raider Legend Lara to make her look like Natasha Romanova (Black Widow) from Marvel’s Avengers series.

And as you can see, he decided to pursue the idea, and now you can see the result: picture

David really did a great job! I think Lara looks great as Black Widow, with the contrasting black catsuit and the red/aubern hair, which is kinda her trademark I guess. ;o)

David even added some extra strips of orange paper to give Black Widow some more/fuller hair, and for the final finishing touch, he used the bullet bracelets and belt buckle parts from the My Paper Heroes Black Widow toy: link

15-12-2011: This time, David built my papercraft model of Indiana Jones: professor of archeology, expert on the occult, and ‘obtainer of rare antiqueties‘ (in other words, a tomb raider ;o)

You can see a picture of David’s paper Indy here: picture

Of course he has his trusty fedora and shoulder bag, his whip, his gun, and a machete to cut through the jungles of Peru.

Everything an adventurer needs to save the world from certain doom. ;o)

15-11-2011: This year, Thanksgiving falls on November 24th, and as you can see, David has already been making preparations: picture

He made a small Thanksgiving display for the office where he works with the papercraft Thanksgiving turkey from the SpaceStation42 (I think he made the turkey’s legs himself) and his Homer Simpson paper model.

But although a papercraft turkey isn’t edible of course, Homer doesn’t seem to realize that…

(or perhaps, Homer being Homer, he just doesn’t care that it’s only a paper turkey… ;o)

11-11-2011: Only a day after the last one, David sent me another picture of a papercraft model he built, this time of Homer Simpson!

David did a great job putting it together, but I’m not sure he should leave Homer alone with a pair of scissors, though; knowing Homer, that combination can’t possibly end very well…

10-11-2011: After Mario, David built another one of my papercraft models: the Great White shark from the Tomb Raider II video game: picture

It’s one of the first models I made using Pepakura Designer, because I really like the polygonal/blocky look of the classic Tomb Raider games!

And I kinda like sharks, and although I’m not sure Lara does too (to be honest, I never almost got eaten by one…) I’m glad David does! ;o)

13-07-2011: It’s always fun to welcome a new co-worker at the office, and especially if it’s Paper Mario!

This one was built by David Penso, and from the looks of it, Mario‘s already feeling at home: picture ;o)

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

Twilight Link by drawwithme15

02-02-2014: drawwithme15 built my papercraft “Twilight Link” as a present for her boyfriend on his birthday, which is very cool as a self-made gift of course! ;o)

drawwithme15 made a lot of paper models before already, usually in one continuous go, but Twilight Link is a bit more complex with more parts and just took more time than usual, so she took lots of breaks.

To make her papercraft Twilight Link gift look extra good, she touched it up in some places with paint, but not everywhere, because she wanted to keep the details on some of the parts too. ;o)

drawwithme15 also follows photography classes, and as you can see, she took Link outside to apply what she learned there: picture 2 | picture 3

I wonder where Link is thinking about going next…? ;o)

Who knows, maybe he’s thinking about visiting drawwithme15′s DeviantArt gallery: link? ;o) Not only can you see the other papercraft models that drawwithme15 built, but lots of her drawings and other art work as well!

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Final Fantasy Auron by Corey

18-02-2014: Corey sent me this picture of my papercraft Final Fantasy X Auron that he built! ;o)

Corey calls it an “attempt” at my Auron, but if that’s the case, I think it’s very good attempt, because he looks great! ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Legend Lara, American McGee’s Alice and Underworld wetsuit Lara by BRSpidey

04-02-2014: He needed a little help from Mayushii Shina (from Steins;Gate) but Brspidey built my papercraft Lara Croft from Tomb Raider Legend: picture 1 | picture 2 ;o)

And now he made her star in his little “choose your own storyline”-story called “Lara Croft: In search of the secrets of papercraft” !

Lara realizes she is only made from paper, and goes on a quest to find her origins, when she suddenly encounters the papercraft T-Rex from Paper’s Juke…!

But what happens next? Does Lara stand and face the monster? Or does she run and live to fight another day? Or will the encounter have a surprise ending? You can choose on BRSpidey’s DeviantArt page: link ;o)

27-10-2013: It’s another American McGee’s Alice again, this time built by BRSpidey, your friendly neighbourhood papercrafter from Mexico: picture ! ;o)

Alice was only BRSpidey’s second papercraft model, and although he found the fingers quite a challenge, it inspired him to continue papercrafting and now he has built lots more models already, many of which he painted for extra realism! ;o)

Underworld wetsuit Lara is a good example of that: because BRSpidey wasn’t happy with the quality of his printer, he painted the whole model with acryllic, matte, metallic and fluorescent paint, and he also added some relief to the arms and harness!

The results look very smooth, as you can se for yourself in these two pictures:
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And if you want to see lots more great examples of BRSpidey’s papercraft builds, be sure to check out his DeviantArt gallery: link !

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

American McGee’s Alice by Birdy

20-01-2014: American McGee’s version of “Alice” was much darker than the famous Disney version, and I think you’ll agree Birdy’s picture does a good job portraying that! ;o)

Birdy really likes experimenting with picture taking, and in fact he tried several different things taking pictures of paper Alice, here’s an example of one of the setups: picture

And if you want to know more about Birdy’s photographic experiments, you can have a look at his Photo Log: link ;o)

Just like I decided to make my papercraft Alice after playing the first game, Birdy decided to build it after playing the sequel “Alice: Madness Returns” so many years later!

Okay, maybe at first it may seem a little bit strange to make a paper model of a “psycho girl” that kills all kinds of scary monsters in a twisted Wonderland, but you can see that I’m not the only one! ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

U.S.S. Defiant with LED lights by Shy

06-01-2014: The picture above shows a papercraft U.S.S. Defiant, built by Shy from one of the repainted versions that Bill Perry and Bones McCoy made from my original hand-drawn and water-coloured version.

But this one picture doesn’t tell the whole story: Shy built over a hundred paper models already, and despite having some problems buildings it, he wanted to make his papercraft U.S.S. Defiant light up with LED lights! ;o)

Have a look at these pictures with all the papercraft parts laid out, and the wiring for the LED lights:
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And here are a few more pictures with the lights activated in the end:
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The switch for the lights is on the stand that Shy made for his papercraft U.S.S. Defiant, here’s a link to the video he sent me showing me how it works: http://youtu.be/3hOt-E7T0ig

It looks really marvellous, don’t you think so too? ;o)

07-01-2014: Shy sent me some more pictures of the first “real” papercraft project he used LED lights in, a little diorama of a Battlestar Galactica Re-imagined Cylon Raider and Viper Mark II (from “Jay’s Box of Sci-Fi CardToys” I think?): picture 1

He made it as a birthday gift for his brother, with a light-up Battlestar Galactica logo in the middle of the styrofoam base, and of course, the little spaceships themselves have some LED lights too:
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The engines are illuminated (which caused a little bit of a problem because Shy couldn’t find any purple LED lights for the engines of the Cylon Raider; so instead, he used blue LED lights covered in red cellophane ;o) and of course the red “eye” of the Cylon Raider: video ! ;o)

Surprisingly, Shy didn’t think the trickiest part wasn’t building the paper models or all that soldering, but masking the interior of the paper models (with black tape and paint) so the light would only shine out where he wanted to:
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There are some things he learned to do a little bit differently on his newer models though, like that he doesn’t have to use cellophane, because the LED lights are bright enough to shine through the paper parts themselves, and he doesn’t have to use such thick wires:
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And a real learning experience was not to use too many batteries…! ;o)

Because although normally, the more lights you want to use, the more battery power you need, he found out the hard way that you do need to be careful not to use *too* much power…

Most of the LED lights he used needed 3.3 Volts to work, and 2 AAA batteries only have 3 Volts; but he used a 4-pack of them, which gives 6 Volts, and many of his LED lights burned out, so he had to replace them and solder in new ones from the inside which was very difficult… :o(

So he used resistors to lower the voltage, and he grouped together the blue lights and the red lights in parallel circuits (because they use different Voltages) so he can light up the whole spaceships! ;o)

So this was Shy’s first papercraft project incorporating LED lights, but as I said before, he already built many other papercraft models as well; if you want to see some of them, you can do so on his Behance portfolio: link ! ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ (and other people’s! ;o) papercraft model!

Contest winner + LEGO Bane and Captain America repaint by Charles

21-12-2013: Those who think contests are a waste of time and you never win anything, guess again!

Charles actually won 2nd prize in the Lotus F1/Burn Energy Drink #MyKimiRobot contest that he found through my papercraft weblog: a real, signed Lotus Formula 1 team helmet:!

It took quite a while before the prize was ready to send out, but after three months, Charles finally got the helmet he won: picture ! ;o)

The contest was to build the papercraft Lotus F1 team robot supplied, and then take a funny/cool picture with it, and Charles’ entry had the robot racing a can of Burn Energy Drink, leaving the competition in the dust: picture ! ;o)

It’s a very smart and cool entry given it was for Burn Energy Drink of course, you can see the other prize winning entries here: link, and all the rest of the entries here: link

Congratulations on winning such a cool prize! ;o)

17-04-2013: Good news for everybody that likes Charles’ papercraft LEGO Captain America and Bane repaints!

Charles has sent me the files he made to build them, and allowed me to upload them here so you can download and build them too! ;o)

Charles says Captain America’s shield was kinda made on the fly as he built it, but he included the basic parts, so you can make it the same way he did. ;o)

14-04-2013: Repainting my papercraft LEGO minifigs into Captain America meant the first time for Charles using Adobe image software.

But it looks like he’s gotten a taste for it, because as you can see, he made another great LEGO minifig repaint already: Bane, from the LEGO Batman series: picture

04-04-2013: There have been repaints of my papercraft LEGO minifigs before, and here’s another really nice one: Captain America, made by Charles Hulbert: picture ;o)

Pretty much every part was repainted to look like Captain America, and as you can see, Charles even made a custom shield!

Charles did a great job I think, papercraft LEGO “Cap” looks really good!

Thank you for repainting a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

One Piece “Going Merry” & Zelda “King of Red Lions” by thithou

12-12-2013: thithou made this papercraft “Going Merry” that you see in this nice little photo collage as a Christmas present for his cousin, and he did a very good job, so that will be a very nice surprise I think! ;o)

He found it a little bit difficult to work with all the small parts, but even so it only took him about 4 days to finish! ;o)

He even changed the horns on the figurehead to a brown colour, and instead of printing the shrouds coming from the mast on a transparant sheet, he decided to make them a little wider so he could make them from paper too.

Before the “Going Merry”, thithou already made several other paper models, including the “King of Red Lions” from the Legend of Zelda series:
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And although he didn’t really have any trouble building it, after a while, the figurehead and the mast and sail proved to be a bit too heavy and they started to fall off… :o(

thithou was able to glue on the figurehead again using some extra strong glue this time, but for the mast, he made the difficult decision to carefully remove it completely and rebuild it by printing new parts again.

This way, he could put in some barbecue sticks on the inside for extra strength, and as you can see, it worked really well! ;o)

If you want to see some of the other papercraft models that thithou built, you can have a look at his DeviantArt gallery: link

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

Final Fantasy Yuffie by Shaun

14-12-2013: Yuffie is the newest Final Fantasy character I made so far, and as you can see, Shaun liked her so much that he decided to build her too! ;o)

I think most parts aren’t too difficult, and Shaun found the parts layout and the instructions very helpful, and he did a very good job:
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If you want to see bigger versions of these pictures, you can do so on the Imgur gallery that Shaun created: link

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

LEGO Pirate Captain Redbeard by Mariza

21-11-2013: It has many small parts and she touched it up with crayons, but Mariza did enjoy building my papercraft LEGO Pirate Captain Redbeard! ;o)

But it’s not surprising, because she really likes all kinds of papercraft art, and she even made a whole Facebook Page about it called “Artempapel”: link

Have a look, and I think you’ll like it too! ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Batman and Batmobiles by Sunny

28-11-2013: Besides the two Batmobiles, Sunny Jain also built this papercraft Batman, together with his friends as a gift for another friend!

It’s a nice idea for any Batman fan of course, and I hope their friend liked the gift! ;o)

At one point, Sunny and his friends even thought about using real cloth for Batman’s cape, but because they couldn’t find a proper one, they stuck with paper (and it still looks really good I think! ;o)

24-11-2012: Sunny sent me a whole set of pictures of the papercraft Batmobile that he built from my papercraft webpage: picture 1

The unofficial name is the “Keaton Car“, because Michael Keaton played the role of Batman in the two movies (Batman and Batman Returns) in which this version of the Batmobile was used.

My original papercraft Batmobile was hand drawn and coloured with a black marker, and I made it so that the cockpit roof and the jet engine could be removed, as shown in this picture made by Sunny: picture 2

Because the Batmobile is all black of course, the “white lines” you often get on papercraft models from the edges of the paper, can become extra visible, as you can see in this picture: picture 3

Although Sunny didn’t mention it explicitly in his message, I think he found a great solution to that by painting over his papercraft Batmobile with black paint, because in the other pictures, you can see no more white lines and the whole model looks a single, smooth black, just like the real Batmobile! ;o)

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So that’s a great job building his very own papercraft Batmobile, and a great inventivity from Sunny!

Update: Sunny sent me some more pictures of the building process of his papercraft Batmobile!

I always find it very neat to see other people’s papercraft projects too, how a bunch of 2D paper sheets transform into a 3D paper model. ;o)

As you can see in Sunny’s pictures, you really don’t need a lot of tools to build a papercraft model:

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Update 17-11-2013: Sunny now also built the Lincoln Futura concept car Batmobile from the 1960′s Batman television series, made by Paper Inside!

Sunny found it very challenging because there were a lot of small parts, and to make it look even better, he touched up the white edges of the paper with black and red colours.

The most troubling parts were the famous double canopy windshields of the Lincoln Futura, because it was very difficult to get the plastic sheets to stick…

But Sunny managed to do it, and here are some of the pictures he sent me (but only a few though, because Sunny really took *a lot* of pictures of the entire build process…! ;o)

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Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ (and Paper Inside’s ;o) papercraft models!

Young princess Zelda +lots more by minidelirium

11-09-2011: The neat little papercraft princess Zelda you see above was put together by minidelirium from Sweden!

Although she doesn’t make papercraft templates herself, she loves working with her hands and as you can see, she’s very good at assembly! ;o)

In fact, minidelirium actually built a lot more papercraft models, than just paper Zelda, many more from the Legend of Zelda series, but also from other video games and series, ranging from small and simple ones to very big and complex papercraft models!

You can see (part of) the rest of her papercraft collection in this picture (some models she already gave away to friends ;o)

If you look very closely, you can even see American McGee’s Alice too among all the other models! (without the arms though, minidelirium hasn’t made those yet ;o)

But if you really want to get an idea of the full scope of minidelirium’s papercraft collection, all you have to do is take a look at her DeviantArt gallery: link

minidelirium loves that papercraft is such a fun and easy hobby that everybody could do really, so she hopes that her pictures will inspire you to try it out too sometime! ;o)

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ (and other people’s!) papercraft models!

Fierce Deity Link by Marezus

01-11-2013: This Fierce Deity Link is only the first papercraft model that Marezus built, but she must have a natural talent for it, because she did a really great job! ;o)

And I really like the picture too: the stripes in the background looks just like special effects from Fierce Deity Link swinging his huge, double helix sword! ;o)

Marezus likes to draw, and she must be a real Zelda fan too, and in her DeviantArt gallery you can find some really nice drawings of Epona and Link and more: link ! ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Fierce Deity Link by Cesar Rodriguez

10-06-2009: As you can see by the timestamp on Cesar’s picture, he built my papercraft Fierce Deity Link quite a while ago already, but he still looks very good!

Fierce Deity Link (sometimes called “Oni Link”) is the ultimate form of Link in the video game “Majora’s Mask”, and it is very difficult to collect all the masks you need to trade to become “Oni Link”…!

Luckily, building this papercraft version of him like Cesar did should take a lot less time! ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Battlestar Galactica Viper Mark II + Super Smash Bros. Melee Link by WickedPaper

09-10-2013: Despite my Super Smash Bros. Melee Link being the most challenging papercraft model I made so far I think, there are many people that did a very good job building him! ;o)

It really has *lots* of very small parts and pieces, but as you can see, WickedPaper did a great job too: he even made his own custom, more square display base for Melee Link to stand on, and I think it fits really well! ;o)

Here are some more pictures of WickedPaper’s papercraft Melee Link from different angles:

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02-10-2013: WickedPaper showed me this great picture of my papercraft Battlestar Galactica Viper Mark II that he built on his Facebook profile: picture 1 !

He tells me he had fun building it, and you can really see that I think, because the end result looks very good! ;o)

And I think the red background cloth makes for a very nice picture! If you like it too, here are some more: picture 2 | picture 3

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

Batman, Sora, Homer and Majora’s Mask by Daniel

03-10-2013: Daniel sent me some pictures of another one of my papercraft models that he built: Batman, from the Batman cartoon series! ;o)

Daniel says he only wanted to build the black version, because the version with the blue accents looks too much like the 1960′s Adam West-version of Batman, and he never watched that series. ;o)

It also allowed him to save some money on ink, by painting the black parts by hand: picture 2 | picture 3

You can see it looks very good, and if he wouldn’t have told me, I probably wouldn’t have known about it! ;o)

Daniel enjoyed building his papercraft Batman, only the hands were difficult, but he says those are “a pain in the ass in every model…!” ;o)

But nonetheless he had to build those too of course, and in the end he did a great job on them!

24-01-2013: Daniel got himself a new printer, so he can finally print and build his papercraft models in full colour now!

And that’s exactly what he did with my papercraft Kingdom Hearts 2 Sora:
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He was a little worried about building the spiky hair, now that it’s all done, he says it was surprisingly easy to build and everything went together perfectly: picture 2

I think you can tell Daniel put in a lot of work to do the best job he could on his papercraft Sora, because everything from the hands (which are always a bit tricky because of the small fingers!) to Sora’s Kingdom Key keyblade looks really great! ;o)

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Oh alright then; because he did such a good job, here’s one final picture of Daniel’s papercraft Sora: picture 5 ! ;o)

18-06-2012: Daniel built another one of my models: Homer Simpson: picture

Because he could only print the templates in black-and-white, he had to paint it himself, and I have to say he did an amazing job:! I never would have guessed! ;o)

Daniel started with the shoes and pants, then the shirt and arms and then the head. He was a bit worried the fingers would be difficult, but luckily he didn’t have any trouble making them.

He thinks the eyes on his paper Homer look a little bit weird, but maybe Homer has just had a little bit too much Duff beer…? ;o)

21-12-2011: 24 year old Daniel Navarro from Venezuela built Majora’s Mask: picture

It was only the second papercraft model he made, so he printed it on regular printer paper to use it as a kind of practice and to save the thicker cardstock paper he has for other paper models he wants to do (and it’s in grey colours because he ran into printer problems… ;o)

He’s pretty happy with the results though, and I agree with him: even without colours, he did a good job building it and I think he can safely try doing more complex models too! ;o)

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

Kingdom Hearts Sora with shiny keyblade by Collecter128!

26-09-2013: Collector128 showed us the shiny Kingdom Hearts keyblade he made earlier already, and here’s a new picture, this time with Sora himself holding both keyblades!

It’s a great build, and with Sora wielding two keyblades now thanks to Collector128, I wouldn’t want to be a Heartless…! ;o)

11-02-2013: Inspired by the shiny lightsaber of my papercraft LEGO Luke Skywalker minifig, Collecter128 made a shiny gold and silver Kingdom Hearts keyblade from my papercraft Sora model! ;o)

You can compare the results in this picture: picture

The original version was made from the regular, printed parts, and the shiny version was made using metallic paper; it looks really good, and I think Sora would be happy to have such a keyblade! ;o)

Collecter128 als made several neat paper models of his own, if you like to see which ones (and maybe even try them yourself! ;o) all you have to do is take a look in the Papercraft album in his DeviantArt gallery: link

You can also see a bigger picture of his keyblade there!

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Twilight Link by eaglechild

2013-09-05: From the looks of this picture, it seems like Twilight Link has finally found a path into the Kokiri Forest! (or maybe he cut an opening himself with his Master Sword? ;o)

He was built by “eaglechild”, a 46 year old mother of two from Switzerland, who are all huge fans of the Legend of Zelda video games: her 10 year old son handles the controller when they play the games, and she helps him solve the tougher puzzles. ;o)

But eaglechild is practicing playing the games herself too, and she says it’s quite challenging to start playing video games at her age: at first she was too afraid that Link would loose all of his life energy before she even got the chance to hit the enemy, but now she proudly says she can challenge them without fear! ;o)

She found the confidence she needed in reasoning that she can play the recorder too (they actually found my papercraft webpage by accident while looking for Zelda sheet music for the recorder ;o) so she would also be able to handle the Wii remote control to play the games, and she was right! ;o)

And in true Legend of Zelda-spirit, even though they had never done a papercraft project before, she and her 10 year old son rose to the challenge to build their own papercraft Twilight Link together too, after buying good 200 gsm paper and scalpel knives to cut out the parts.

Because it was only their first, beginner project and papercraft Twilight has quite a few small and tricky pieces, they decided to scale him up to 150% (and they are even planning one scaled up to 200%! ;o)

For the glue, they poured all of it from the tube into a small, lockable jar, so they could use thin paint brushes to apply it to the glueing tabs.

All in all it took eaglechild and her son just 3 days to build Twilight Link as their first papercraft model ever: they had some problems with the (very tricky!) fingers not being able to bend the right way to hold the Master Sword, and the handle of the Master Sword wouldn’t stick, but together they were able to find a solution for those problems! ;o)

So together they already learned a lot about papercraft from their first project, and they are very pleased with their achievement; the message they sent me was very enthustiastic, so I think this is one family that will continue to have a lot of fun with the Legend of Zelda series! ;o)

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Paper Mario 3D by Beav3rboy

2013-08-10: Here’s an excellent build of my Paper(craft) Mario 3D again, by Beav3rboy! ;o)

“Paper Mario 3D” is actually only Beav3rboy’s latest addition to his papercraft collection though, he has a whole cabinet filled with papercraft models he built!

And it’s a really broad collection too, ranging from a Star Wars scout trooper on a speederbike to Santa and his sleigh and even a Skyrim Frost Dragon, and lots more cartoon and video game characters!

Don’t believe me? Then check out his DeviantArt gallery and see for yourself: link

I just hope he can still find a spot for his new Paper Mario…! ;o)

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American McGee’s Alice and more by Bruno

2013-07-16: Everybody knows the story of the cute, young Alice that falls down a rabbit hole and ends up in a wondrous and magical place called “Wonderland”!

But Bruno likes American McGee’s version of the story of “Alice” better, where she is a bit older and Wonderland is much darker and more… evil…

So that’s why he decided to build my papercraft version of American McGee’s Alice as you can see! ;o)

He was a little bit dreading having to do the hands and the fingers because they looked so difficult, but then he was able to focus himself on the job and he managed to finish them!

If you’re impressed by Bruno’s build of American McGee’s Alice, have a look at his DeviantArt gallery, where you can see many other papercraft models he built already, including my own Kingdom Hearts Sora and the Koume and Kotake witches and Midna from the Zelda series: link!

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Tomb Raider 2 Venetian motorboat by Amanda-Lara1996

2013-07-15: As you probably know, I’ve always been a big Tomb Raider fan, and if I had to guess, I’d say, so is Amanda! ;o)

She has a neat Tomb Raider collection (link), which as of now also includes her build of my papercraft Tomb Raider 2 Venetian motorboat!

It was the first papercraft model that Amanda put together, and she says she really enjoyed it, so that’s always nice to hear! ;o)

It looks though like Lara’s “aggressive” steering somehow got the motorboat on top of the statue from the papercraft young Lara Croft vignette…?! (can’t that woman ever park a vehicle normally? ;o)

If you want to see some more of Amanda’s Tomb Raider collection and other artwork, be sure to check out her DeviantArt gallery: link !

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Adult Link by Sam

2013-07-01: Sam is only 13 and he had only been papercrafting for about 3 months when he decided to try out my papercraft Ocarina of Time adult Link!

Furthermore, Sam only has a black and white printer, so he had to colour all the parts himself with coloured pencils first before he could start building!

But honestly, if he wouldn’t have told me, I don’t think I would have noticed because he did a really good job! ;o)

Sam says the difficult parts for him were the hair, the hands and the sword, but he did a very good job on those too and the finished papercraft adult Link looks really great! ;o)

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Zelda models by Javier

2013-07-01: Javier has been in Rome for a while, and of course he was busy doing other things there than papercraft. ;o)

But now that he’s back, he sent me a new picture of one of my papercraft Zelda models that he built: young Link from Majora’s Mask!

As you can see, Link first went to Kokiri Forest, no doubt to ask advice from the Great Deku Tree. ;o)

To go on a great quest, you need some pocket money though, but luckily in Hyrule money is easy to come by: you just have to cut the grass: picture ;o)

Great job building another papercraft Zelda model again by Javier, and I hope Link has all the rupees he needs now! (because there doesn’t seem any grass left to cut anymore…! ;o)

2013-06-16: Looks like Javier really got bitten by the papercraft bug: here’s another papercraft Zelda model he built already, Majora’s Mask: picture ;o)

Or… could it be that it was actually Majora’s Mask that told him to do it to begin with…?

I’m not sure, but fact is that Javier is having second thoughts about building it, because now the evil mask seems to be watching him while he sleeps: link

15-06-2013: As we suspected, who else but Ganondorf (picture) would have come up with the idea to steal all the colours from Hyrule?

It looks like Link finally found his hideout, and once Ganondorf is done with his “you don’t stand a chance against me!”-speech, we’ll soon see if his adventure has made Link grow strong enough to defeat him once and for all (again)!

Another great build by Javier! ;o)

12-06-2013: Although Javier’s printer’s yellow ink cartridge was empty when he printed the parts to build my papercraft Ocarina of Time adult Link  (I can only suspect Ganondorf is behind it…!) he didn’t let that bother him! ;o)

He built his papercraft Link anyway, and as you can see in the picture, he did a great job: picture

With his Hylian Shield and Master Sword, I’m sure Link will soon defeat Ganondorf and bring back all the colours to Hyrule (as you can see, he already found back the colour “black“! ;o)

Let’s just hope Ganondorf’s evil colour-stealing plans don’t spread to other worlds, like that of Digimon or Pokémon, but as you can see in Javier’s DeviantArt gallery, so far the crafts he made from those series still have all their colours: link ;o)

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Tomb Raider T-Rex trophy head by Al Ex

21-06-2013: Alex sent me this picture of the papercraft T-Rex head that he built, from Lara’s trophy room in Tomb Raider 3!

He says he did have a few problems but he did his best and managed to get it finished and he had fun building it, and I’m happy to hear that of course! ;o)

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LEGO ghost and Disney’s Kim Possible by lubm

11-06-2013: Here’s another papercraft model built by lubm already, the LEGO ghost!

There’s no need to be scared though, because the LEGO ghost is a very friendly ghost. ;o)

As you can see, underneath that ghostly cloak is just an all-white, featureless figure with no face: picture

(okay, maybe that’s not really less scary than a smiling ghost…)

But even ghosts like to relax too from time to time, so lubm made a nice little bench for him to sit on: picture ;o)

And on special occasions (like Halloween maybe? ;o) the friendly LEGO ghost likes to do something special, so he gets rid of his regular feet when he puts on his ghost shroud, so it appears as if he is really floating in the air over the ground…! ;o)

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08-06-2013: Kim Possible is just an average teenage girl that just wants to earn some extra money babysitting, but because of a mix-up with her website, she finds herself fighting all kinds of supervillains that want to take over the world…

This papercraft Kim Possible was built by lubm, and as you can see from the pictures, she turned out really great! ;o)

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Auron by Patricius

02-06-2013: The papercraft cool guy in the picture above is of course Auron, from Final Fantasy X!

He was built by Patricius Jason, who did a great job I must say! ;o)

And if you look closely, you can just make out a papercraft Blaziken Pokémon on Auron’s right too, from the PaperPokés website!

Patricius did a great job on that one too, and if you want to see for yourself you can visit Patricius’ DeviantArt gallery here or have a look at his Twitter gallery here!

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