Author Archives: ninjatoes

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!

Feature in 20 Years of Tomb Raider

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28-12-2016: Some time ago, Meagan Marie (the Senior Community Manager at Crystal Dynamics) contacted me because she was working on a book celebrating “20 Years of Tomb Raider”, and she wanted to fill a big part of the book with fan art!

So she asked me if I would like to be in the book with my Tomb Raider papercrafts.

So I was like: “yes please!” ;o)

And it really turned out to be a great book for Tomb Raider fans, with lots of behind the scenes information about the games themselves, Lara’s excursions to other media, and, as Meagan promised, lots of fantastic Tomb Raider fan arts (and it’s still only the tip of the ice berg…! ;o)

If you want to have a look yourself, the book is “20 Years of Tomb Raider”, by Meagan Marie, published by Prima Games (but available at many book sellers of course), ISBN 978-0-7440-1690-1

Here’s a little promo that Prima Games made:

Thank you for making such a great book! (and for featuring me in it ;o)

Advance Wars Orange Star Headquarters

177086 Advance Wars Orange Star Headquarters (19-11-2016)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 3,9 cm x 3,92 cm x 10 cm

Download:
parts (810 kB ZIP file)
instructions (695 kB PDF file)

Pictures:
Google Photos

Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II repaints by blake7

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31-07-2016: The “Red Baron” was a German fighter pilot in World War I, who was famous because he painted his airplane bright red instead of the usual camouflage pattern.

…and of course because he was a very good fighter pilot, who won almost all his aerial combats!

Although that’s not so impressive of course, when you think allof his enemies were flying in biplanes, and was apparantly piloting a futuristic Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II! ;o)

The original idea for the Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II‘s Red Baron paint scheme was by enc86, and blake7 and Revell Fan did a great job translating it to the papercraft templates, don’t you think?

What’s that? You want to know where you can get the parts to build one yourself? On the original post of course, where you can also find blake7’s other repaints:

Have fun building!

25-06-2016: In “The Dukes of Hazzard”, there would always be a part where “them Duke boys” would escape sherriff rosco by jumping the General Lee over a ramp, high into the air!

But it looks like they took their stunt a little bit too far, and ended up in spacepicture

As always, blake7 shared his repaint so you can build a “Dukes of Hazzard” General Lee version of the Battlestar Galactica Viper as well: link

16-05-2015: If you thought blake7 only made repaints, think again!

Together with Revell-Fan, he worked out how big he should make my papercraft Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II for it to be in 1:24 scale – and then he did: picture

The picture shows the bigger version next to the regular sized US Navy version. If you want to make a big version like blake7, you can get the parts he made from my original Viper Mk.II post here: link

Or, you can have a look at blake7’s resizing tutorial on the Papermodelers.com forum (note: you need to become a free member to be able to download files there!) so you can learn how to do the same with other paper models you like! ;o)

04-05-2015: During World War II, it was not always easy to see for troops on the ground whether that bomber airplane coming towards them was a friend or an enemy…

So to try and prevent a lot “friendly fire” accidents during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944, Allied airplanes got three white and two black bands painted on their wings and fuselage.

Of course a space fighter like Battlestar Galactica’s Viper Mk.II doesn’t really need such visual identifiers, but they do look good, don’t they: picture ;o)

Recoloured parts available from my original Viper Mk.II post here: link

16-03-2015: The third finished Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II repaint from blake7, a US Navy VFA-103 “Jolly Rogers” squadron version, complete with skull and crossbones emblem: picture ;o)

As before, you can get the parts to build this version from my original post here: link

22-01-2015: After the Caprica Police version, blake7 sent me a NASA repaint of my papercraft Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II too: picture

If you like this repaint, you can get the parts from the original Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II post again: link

11-01-2015 update: blake7 sent me an updated version of his Battlestar Galactica Police Viper Mk.II, with higher resolution textures: picture

Here are some comparison pictures between the two versions:
picture 1 | picture 2 | picture 3

You can get this updated version from the original Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II post again: link

Have fun building!

11-11-2014: Some time ago, blake7 asked me if he could a repaint of my papercraft Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II, and here it is: picture ! ;o)

It’s based on a drawing made by BJ-023 on DeviantArt (link) and best of all, blake7 even shared the parts he used so you can build this version yourself too! ;o)

You can either get blake7’s repainted parts from the original Viper Mk.II post on my papercraft webpage here, or on the Papermodels.com or Zealot forums if you’re a member there.

Thank you for repainting a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Advance Wars Black Hole Cruiser

176085 Black Hole Cruiser (03-07-2016)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 7,7 cm x 3,4 cm x 6,8 cm

Download:
parts (546 kB ZIP file)
instructions (786 kB PDF file)

Pictures:
Picasa webalbum

LEGO MOC Indiana Jones

175015 LEGO MOC Indiana Jones (24-04-2016)
from: LEGO MOC / size: ± 29 cm

Download:
parts (4,75 MB PDF file)
instructions (3,13 MB PDF file)

Pictures:
Google Photos

Wonder Woman, Batman and many others repaints by David Penso

06-03-2016: This is the newest repaint made by David: Wonder Woman, played by the actress Gal Gadot in the upcoming “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice”!

Wonder Woman is a mix of the Underworld wetsuit and the Legend versions, but her clothes, shield, and other weapons are all brand new by David!

I hope the movie will be good too…! ;o)

29-08-2015: As you can see below, David must be a big Batman fan, because he spent a lot of time repainting my papercraft Batman several times before already!

This time, he repainted him as the Christian Bale version, from the 2005-2012 “The Dark Knight Trilogy” Batman movie series reboot by Christopher Nolan, looking very dark indeed: picture

21-04-2014: After repainting my papercraft Batman into several other comic book characters, this time David left “The Dark Knight” as he is: picture ;o)

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): picture ;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!

Oogie Boogie by Roy

10-02-2016: Roy from Massachussets built a lot of  plastic Revell model kits in the past, but nowadays, it’s all paper for him! ;o)

The first papercraft model he built was my Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but that one proved a bit difficult for a first time…

He gained a lot of experience since then though, and now his papercraft builds look really good!

(if you don’t believe me, the picture of his Oogie Boogie proves it! ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

U.S.S. Defiant & Monitor by Bones McCoy

03-01-2016: The starship in the picture above looks like the U.S.S. Defiant, but it’s not: it’s the U.S.S. Monitor, another retexture by Bones McCoy! ;o)

It’s based on the descriptions of the U.S.S. Monitor in the novels “The Return” and “Preserver” written by William Shatner.

In those novels, the U.S.S. Monitor is a modified Defiant-class starship with a dark, microdiffracted carbon coated hull for extra stealth, sent on a mission to destroy the Borg homeworld…

I haven’t read the novels myself, but I’ve always found the Defiant a very cool looking ship, and it looks great in its Monitor colours too:

picture 2 | picture 3

Like before, Bones allowed me to share his retextured parts for those that want to build this new version, you can get them from the U.S.S. Defiant download post again: link

14-11-2009: You may remember I posted Bones’ retexture of the U.S.S. Defiant NX-74205 a little while back? Well, here’s a picture of it, by Bones himself: picture

And here’s another one, of the bottom this time! You can see the extra details in the textures that Bones added, but because the parts have stayed the same, you can still use Bill Perry’s redraw instructions to build it!

Thank you for retexturing and building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Mario, Link and other papercrafts by Ivana

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14-01-2016: Ivana from Brazil doesn’t remember exactly when she made the first papercraft in the picture above, but she does remember the order she made them in:

  1. the Master Sword in the pedestal, from The Legend of Zelda (by Xenonray)
  2. Toad, from the Mario series (by Oli Gig I think)
  3. Goku, from Dragon Ball Z (I think by Action Papercrafts)
  4. Link, from the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (by me ;o)
  5. the Energy tank from the Metroid series (by Zenith Designs)
  6. Mario (by me again)

For Mario, she didn’t even need to use the instructions! But for Link, she was glad I made them because that one is more difficult…!

For Mario, she sent me bigger picture too: picture

I think it looks pretty good, don’t you? ;o)

She also sent some more pictures of Link, who seems to be admiring the Master Sword in the pedestal: picture

And moments later, the Master Sword has mysteriously disappeared from the pedestal: picture

I think Link took it, but it’s okay of course, since he’s a good guy. ;o)

So you can see that Ivana has taken quite a liking to making papercrafts. She told me she already printed my papercraft Lara Croft from Tomb Raider Legend, and I hope she’ll enjoy making that one too of course! ;o)

Thank you for repainting these Ninjatoes’ (and other ;o) papercraft models!

Zelda & Tomb Raider papercrafts by Noemie-in-Art

15-03-2016: Noemi-in-art took a break from building paper Laras again, to build a paper Impa! ;o)

She had the right idea that building a “smoother” papercraft is usually a bit less work than having to make all the folds on a “blocky” papercraft, but she overlooked the fact that she had to make all the separate fingers, and even the toes… ;o)

In the end, most parts took her only a day, but the tiny parts took another 2 days…!

Luckily, Noemi-in-art is pretty experienced in papercraft already, just check out her DeviantArt page with more and bigger pictures, and other artworks too! ;o)

09-01-2016: I think it’s safe to say that Noemi-in-Art is just as big a fan of the classic Tomb Raider fan as myself, because you have to be to make so many of my classic Tomb Raider papercrafts!

(and she explains she is in the comments on her DeviantArt posts ;o)

This time, she made my latest one, of Lara Croft in the Atlantean levels of the first Tomb Raider game, confronted by her… clone? picture

The clone, or Lara replica that the evil Natla seemed to have made of Lara didn’t seem quite complete yet though, as it didn’t have any skin

Pretty gruesome if you think about it, even in a 1996 polygonal world – and the origin of the nickname that fans gave her: bacon Lara. ;o)

01-09-2015: Noemie-in-Art shows how much she likes Tomb Raider with a neat strategy-guide, the game of course, and a papercraft of Lara Croft – and two rats: picture ;o)

It’s already a pretty challenging papercraft, with quite a few thin pieces and parts, and what made it even more work for Noemie, was that her printer wasn’t really cooperating when she printed the parts…

So she had to add *every* little shadow herself afterwards, which was a lot of work, but makes it a really unique papercraft of course! ;o)

Noemie also built Cole, from the Legend of Zelda, and several other of my Tomb Raider papercrafts before, and she also does sculptures, drawings and other artworks; you can see it all in her DeviantArt’s page: link! ;o)

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk. II & Cylon Raider by paperdemon

07-12-2015: Bernd (paperdemon) from Germany runs a small computer repair shop, so you know he’s good with electronics. But as you can see from the picture, he’s also good with paper! ;o)

In 2010, a buddy of Bernd’s told him how he found a cool papercraft “Firefly” spaceship from the tv series “Serenity” that was trying to pt together, but that he run into some problems.

Being a fan of the “Serenity”/”Firefly” series too, Bernd tried out the papercraft model too, but ran into the same problems… He managed to fix the problem though, and even made a website about the papercraft Serenity: firefly-serenity.de

After that, Bernd was hooked on the new hobby, and among other papercraft sites around the web, he found mine! ;o)

He built my papercraft Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II before, but using only 80 gsm paper, it looked like “like Starbuck had crashed it on some planet…   ;)” (his words ;o)

So he decided to build it again, together with the Cylon Raider, and the picture shows how good the result was the second time!

And I think it’s safe to say that Bernd is quite a sci-fi fan, because after my Battlestar Galactica models, he also built the “Planet Express” ship, from the “Futuruma” cartoon, which he found more challenging than the previous ones… ;o)

I hope he can still find the time to repair computers, in between building papercrafts…! ;o)

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

Advance Wars Orange Star Sub

174084 Advance Wars Orange Star Sub (05-12-2015)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 8,9 cm x 3,0 cm x 4,7 cm / ± 3,0 cm x 1,8 cm x 4,9 cm

Download:
parts (530 kB ZIP file)
instructions (481 kB PDF file)

Pictures:
Picasa webalbum

Advance Wars Black Hole Sub

173083 Advance Wars Black Hole Sub (28-11-2015)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 8,9 cm x 3,0 cm x 4,8 cm / ± 3,0 cm x 1,8 cm x 4,8 cm

Download:
parts (452 kB ZIP file)
instructions (488 kB PDF file)

Pictures:
Picasa webalbum

Advance Wars Green Earth Sub

172082 Advance Wars Green Earth Sub (15-11-2015)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 8,9 cm x 3,0 cm x 4,9 cm / ± 3,0 cm x 1,8 cm x 4,8 cm

Download:
parts (598 kB ZIP file)
instructions (510 kB PDF file)

Pictures:
Picasa webalbum

Tomb Raider 1 Atlantean Double vignette

171014 Atlantean Double vignette (31-10-2015)
from: Tomb Raider 1 video game / size: ± 9 cm x 9 cm x 21 cm

Download:
parts (1,99 MB PDF file)
instructions (1,22 MB PDF file)

Pictures:
Picasa webalbum

Advance Wars Blue Moon Sub

170081 Advance Wars Blue Moon Sub (25-10-2015)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 8,9 cm x 3,0 cm x 4,9 cm / ± 3,0 cm x 1,8 cm x 4,7 cm

Download:
parts (508 kB ZIP file)
instructions (543 kB PDF file)

Pictures:
Picasa webalbum

Advance Wars Yellow Comet Sub

169080 Advance Wars Yellow Comet Sub (17-10-2015)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 8,9 cm x 3,0 cm x 4,9 cm / ± 3,0 cm x 1,8 cm x 4,5 cm

Download:
parts (393 kB ZIP file)
instructions (510 kB PDF file)

Pictures:
Picasa webalbum

Epona & Link by SuperRetroBro

16-09-2015: SuperRetroBro built many papercrafts already, and this time he built my Epona & Link, from “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”!

And as you can see, he did a really great job too, because they look very cool from all angles! ;o)

The “SpeedCraft” in the pictures refers to the speedcraft video they made for this build, and that you can see on SuperRetroBro’s YouTube page: link

There, you can also see many other SpeedCraft videos of the other papercrafts on their DeviantArt page.

Now you don’t need to try to build your papercrafts thát fast yourself of course! ;o) Just take your time and they’ll turn out just as great as the ones from SuperRetroBro!

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

adult Link by Matthias

07-09-2015: Matthias from Germany sent me a picture of the papercraft adult Link that he built just last night!

It looks great, and it’s even more impressive if you know that he built it in just 9 hours in his first try!

And it looks like Matthias has already given Link an important job to do: guard the Nintendo Game Boys that Matthias collected! ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

LEGO Pirates treasure map

168014 LEGO Pirates treasure map (06-09-2015)
from: LEGO Pirates theme / size: ± 9,5 cm x 9,5 cm x 2 cm

Download:
parts (1,08 MB PDF file)
instructions (398 kB PDF file)

Pictures:
Picasa webalbum

Advance Wars Green Earth Missiles

167079 Advance Wars Green Earth Missiles (08-08-2015)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 5,7 cm x 4,0 cm x 5,7 cm

Download:
parts (908 MB ZIP file)
instructions (752 kB PDF file)

Pictures:
Picasa webalbum

Advance Wars Green Earth Rockets

166078 Advance Wars Green Earth Rockets (19-07-2015)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 5,7 cm x 5,2 cm x 4,5 cm (soldier ± 4,5 cm)

Download:
parts (1,28 MB ZIP file)
instructions (911 kB PDF file)

Pictures:
Picasa webalbum

9 inch LEGO man by Jeremy

20-06-2015: Jeremy sent me this picture of a 9 inch (about 23 cm) papercraft LEGO man that he built.

He says it is based on the “spaceman” LEGO pattern, and I think Jeremy did a very good job, it looks like a very clean build! ;o)

So good in fact, that I think the minifigure in the front is a bit jealous: with its extra long legs, it looks like it wished it would be bigger too…! ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

The Legend of Zelda Chancellor Cole

165023 The Legend of Zelda Chancellor Cole (13-06-2015)
from: The Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks video game / size: ± 16 cm

Download:
parts (1,16 MB PDF file)
instructions (1,41 kB PDF file)

Pictures:
Picasa webalbum

Wolf Link by Sarah

16-04-2015: Sarah from Australia sent me these two pictures (here’s the other one: picture) of my papercraft wolf Link and Midna that she built!

Wolf  link is a *very* challenging model with a lot of small parts like the teeth, so it took Sarah 2 months to build it.

And if you look at the pictures, you can see by not folding most of the parts, Sarah made her wolf Link very round and smooth.

Midna is a lot easier to build, but Sarah did have to scale her down a little bit. It didn’t cause much trouble though as you can see in the pictures! ;o)

Wolf Link and Midna weren’t the first two paper models of mine that Sarah built, and if they’re any indication, the rest must look really good too! ;o)

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’papercraft models!

King of Red Lions by Pablo (Taiga_Tora & Light A.E. collaboration)

27-03-2015: Pablo from Mexico got the Nendoroid Wind Waker Link figurine, and he thought my papercraft King of Red Lions boat would make a great way to display it! ;o)

He had to search very hard for good paper to build the model, but eventually he found some pasteboard that worked very well as you can see.

The King of Red Lions was the first papercraft model that he built, and it was very difficult, especially the head and neck: even using pliers for the small parts didn’t make it much easier…!

Luckily, Pabo’s girlfriend has some ninja skills folding paper, and she helped him a lot figuring out how some of the pieces were supposed to fit.

In the end, it took Pablo about 4 weeks to complete, listening to a lot of old podcasts while working. But once it was finished, he was very proud of it! ;o)

His grandmother even wanted to have it to put it on her piano, but Pablo wanted to keep it himself as a diorama for his Nendoroid Link.

His friends really liked the paper boat it too, and they even wanted the printouts so they could try it as well. But Pablo hopes they know what they’re getting into with such a challenging model… ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Fierce Deity Link by EpicMusicSoul

19-1-2015: Believe it or not, but my papercraft Fierce Deity Link was only the second attempt at building a papercraft model by EpicMusicSoul!

It took him about 4 days, and as you can see it was well worth it, because the end result looks very good:
picture 2 | picture 3

To prevent Oni Link from falling over because of the big, double helix sword, he filled the paper model with rice to make it heavier.

He used the same trick on his first papercraft model too, which was a Wind Waker Wizzrobe, made by Ultimate Papercraft that he found on the Nintendo Papercraft website.

If you look at the picture of that one on EpicMusicSoul’s DeviantArt page, you can even see a little grain of rice that managed to escape from the paper model: link… ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Kingdom Hearts II Sora by Jan

27-12-2014: Would you believe that this papercraft Sora from the Kingdom Hearts II video game was only the first papercraft model that Jan built…?!

I had to read twice, because he did such a great job! Jan sent two more pictures, to show that it’s not a trick, and that his papercraft Sora looks good from all angles:
picture 2 | picture 3

Because papercraft models can collect a lot of dust, you should really clean them regularly; or you can do like Jan, and keep it nice and safe in a plastic box to prevent dust getting onto it in the first place! ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Advance Wars Blue Moon Cruiser

164077 Advance Wars Blue Moon Cruiser (13-12-2014)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 7,7 cm x 3,4 cm x 6,8 cm

Download:
parts (1,00 MB ZIP file)
instructions (832 kB PDF file)

Pictures:
Picasa webalbum

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