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LEGO C-3PO (2012)

159012 LEGO C-3PO (28-06-2014)
from: LEGO Star Wars theme / size: ± 26 cm

parts (3,30 MB PDF file)
instructions (1,73 MB PDF file)

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Zelda models by GruffySquirrel64

13-06-2014: This time GruffySquirrel64 sent me several pictures of some papercraft models that he made earlier!

As you can see, the first one is of young Link, from the “Majora’s Mask” video game; GruffySquirrel64 made it in 2010 already, and he says taking it down from the shelf for the picture gave him “a ton of nostalgia”. ;o)

GruffySquirrel64 has a big shelf with his papercraft models, because he has many more of them: many people often think that young Link was the first papercraft Zelda model that I made, but it was actually the third!

The first one was princess Zelda herself, and the second one was Majora’s Mask, two models that GruffySquirrel64 also built to put on his shelf:

princess Zelda | Majora’s Mask

GruffySquirrel64 also built the Clocktown postman: maybe he’s running from the dog (a postman’s natural enemy of course!) but I doubt it, because this particular dog isn’t very bad really (he really only attacks Deku Scrubs ;o)

I think it’s much more likely that he just doesn’t want to be late delivering the letters to the mailboxes all over Clocktown:

Clocktown postman | Clocktown dog

But don’t think that GruffySquirrel64 just builds paper models from my own papercraft webpage of course!

Because nowadays, you can find many more cool papercraft models on lots of different websites! If you check out GruffySquirrel64’s YouTube channel, you can find a couple of new videos since last time again. ;o)

10-05-2014: GruffySquirrel64 posted a comment about the YouTube channel he made to share the videos of the papercraft models that he built!

The picture (link) is actually a screenshot of his first video, about my very own Ocarina of Time adult Link! (and in the background, you can see *many* other papercraft models that he also built already ;o)

In the video, GruffySquirrel64 talks a bit more about the paper model, and you can see he did a really good job building it: video

And there’s already another video too, about the papercraft Super Smash Bros. Brawl Sandbag (made by Philipp Stollenmayer, on the Nintendo papercraft website): video

So if you want to see some new papercraft videos by GruffySquirrel64 from time to time, be sure to check out his YouTube channel every now and then:

GruffySquirrel64 YouTube channel

Thank you for building these ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

LEGO Pirates Captain Redbeard by Thibaud

05-06-2014: Thibaud had been looking around on the internet to find one of those big, plastic promotional LEGO minifigures statues you sometimes see in the shop windows of toy stores, but unfortunately, he found that they’re pretty rare, and very expensive…! :o(

So instead, after finding the papercraft LEGO minifigures from my webpage, he decided to make a paper one himself! ;o)

My papercraft LEGO minifigs are already much bigger than the real ones of course, but Thibaud wanted an even bigger one, so he had the templates printed on A3 size paper at a copy shop.

Then he bought some glue and set to work building his very own papercraft Captain Redbeard: picture 2 | picture 3 | picture 4

Although at times Thibaud found it quite difficult, you can see from the end result that he did a great job: picture 5 ! ;o)

If you want to see even more pictures, you can read the article he wrote about his it on his own website “Douce Propagande”: link (it’s written in French, but you can translate it with a website like Google Translate if you don’t speak French to ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

40 Fathoms Lara by Ainillia

03-06-2014: Ainillia lives in the French speaking part of Belgium and normally, he’s always very busy with his work in computers (not literally in computers of course, but development, technology, repair, anything to do with computers really).

But recently, he has some extra spare time, and because he is fan of the classic Tomb Raider games too (just like me! ;o) he decided to build my papercraft “40 Fathoms Lara” from the Tomb Raider II video game!

I always use 200 gsm paper, but Ainillia used 120 gsm paper, and as you can see from the pictures, it works just as well. ;o)

And because Ainillia already made a papercraft model himself from scratch before, he knew what to do when he ran into some problems: for instance, he had a hard time glueingtogether the upper-chest part, but he didn’t give up, and in the end he managed to get it done beautifully. ;o)

But the biggest issue for Ainillia was to glue the plastic straw to Lara’s foot, to make it look like she’s hovering just above the sea floor:

I used an extra lot of glue and let it dry extra long, but Ainillia came up with a different solution: instead, he glued some craft paper in the top part of the plastic straw, to make a flat surface to glue it to Lara’s foot (otherwise you can really only glue on the thin edges of the straw…!)

It worked very well, and you can just see it in the sideview: picture

And what was great to hear, was that Ainillia told me that he enjoyed building his papercraft Lara so much, that he plans to make many more papercraft models from other people too! ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Star Trek: The Next Generation Enterprise-D by Link

29-05-2014: This papercraft Enterprise-D in front of the neat “Star Trek: The Next Generation” background was built by Link Talbain as a gift for his mother, who is a big fan of the series! (if only all moms were that cool…!)

The paper model is quite tricky to build I think, because many of the parts are very small and thin: it took Link almost a month, and he says it literally made him sweat sometimes, but he feels very happy with the results. ;o)

As an extra finishing touch, Link painted the display stand gold, so it really looks like a real Star Trek logo (and because his papercraft Enterprise-D deserves it of course!)

He also made a several more pictures of the details of his papercraft Enterprise-D, but you can only see them if you’re his Facebook Friend (and believe me, they look just as good too!): Link’s Facebook Profile

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Mario, Link, Lara and Alice by Fasme

25-04-2014: Fasme shared some of the pictures of the papercraft models that he built on Twitter already, not just my Paper Mario you see above, but also adult Link, young Lara and even American McGee’s Alice that he made for his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day! ;o)

You can see those pictures here too: picture | picture | picture

But even those are only a few of the many papercraft models that Fasme built!

On his own webpage you can see lots more, not just from my papercraft models, but also from many other papercrafters and even some original ones of his own: Fasme Creations.

Be sure to check it out! ;o)

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

Advance Wars Black Hole Mech

158075 Advance Wars Black Hole Mech (12-04-2014)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 4,5 cm

parts (202 kB ZIP file)
instructions (439 kB PDF file)

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Advance Wars Green Earth Mech

157074 Advance Wars Green Earth Mech (12-04-2014)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 4,5 cm

parts (300 kB ZIP file)
instructions (445 kB PDF file)

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Advance Wars Blue Moon Mech

156073 Advance Wars Blue Moon Mech (12-04-2014)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 4,5 cm

parts (320 kB ZIP file)
instructions (608 kB PDF file)

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Advance Wars Orange Star Mech

155072 Advance Wars Orange Star Mech (12-04-2014)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 4,5 cm

parts (337 kB ZIP file)
instructions (606 kB PDF file)

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Advance Wars Yellow Comet Mech

154071 Advance Wars Yellow Comet Mech (12-04-2014)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 4,5 cm

parts (327 kB ZIP file)
instructions (624 kB PDF file)

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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:
picture 1 | picture 2 | picture 3

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)

picture 4 | picture 5picture 6 | picture 7

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!

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!

Royal Netherlands Navy Walrus-class submarine

153018 Royal Netherlands Navy Walrus-class submarine (02-03-2008)
from: Royal Netherlands Navy / size: ± 47,2 cm x 5,9 cm x 13,5 cm

parts (576 kB PDF file)
instructions (2,89 MB PDF file)

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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:
picture 1 | picture 2

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:
picture 2 | picture 3 | picture 4picture 5 | picture 6 |

And here are a few more pictures with the lights activated in the end:
picture 7 | picture 8 | picture 9

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:

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:
picture 2 | picture 3

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:
picture 4 | picture 5

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:
picture 6

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!

Advance Wars Black Hole Infantry

152070 Advance Wars Black Hole Infantry (28-12-2013)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 4,5 cm

parts (338 kB ZIP file)
instructions (454 kB PDF file)

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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!

Advance Wars Yellow Comet Infantry

151069 Advance Wars Yellow Comet Infantry (20-12-2013)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 4,5 cm

parts (341 kB ZIP file)
instructions (514 kB PDF file)

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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:

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:
picture 2 | picture 3 | picture 4

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!

Advance Wars Green Earth Infantry

150068 Advance Wars Green Earth Infantry (14-12-2013)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 4,5 cm

parts (381 kB ZIP file)
instructions (550 kB PDF file)

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Advance Wars Blue Moon Infantry

149067 Advance Wars Blue Moon Infantry (07-12-2013)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 4,5 cm

parts (312 kB ZIP file)
instructions (473 kB PDF file)

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Advance Wars Orange Star Infantry

148066 Advance Wars Orange Star Infantry (30-11-2013)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 4,5 cm

parts (346 kB ZIP file)
instructions (520 kB PDF file)

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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!

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!

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