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Zelda, Kingdom Hearts and Mario models by Kevin

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29-10-2014: Kevin built quite a few papercraft models before, but he’s extra proud of his new one: the “King of Red Lions”, from “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker”!

It’s a very challenging model to build, but Kevin spent a lot of time on it, and he even made the special “sea base” and the customized “Chokipeta Link” that Josh Darrah made (link).

And as you can see, the end result looks great! ;o)
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05-10-2014: Kevin already built quite a few papercraft models, and here are some new ones!

The first one is adult Link, from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: picture

But actually, he built two versions of Ocarina of Time’s adult Link, the other one is the one riding Epona: picture

The next one is from another Legend of Zelda game, namely Twilight Princess, and it’s Link in the Zora armor: picture!

The other two papercraft models are from the Kingdom Hearts series, and they are the main character Sora and his Keyblade and a character featured from the Final Fantasy series, Cloud Strife:

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Building so many papercraft models shows that Kevin really likes papercraft, and with the experience he gained, he’s thinking about tackling more complex papercraft models too! ;o)

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 this picture, 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!

Tomb Raider III Thames Wharf Lara vignette

162013 Thames Wharf vignette (26-10-2014)
from: Tomb Raider 3 video game / size: ± 9 cm x 9 cm x 21 cm

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instructions (1,33 MB PDF file)

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Tomb Raider T-Rex trophy head by Katja

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21-10-2014: Katja (a.k.a. merineiti) only discovered papercraft a few weeks ago, but she’s already excited to build all kinds of paper models herself! ;o)

In fact, she already build a few, and one of the first ones was actually my own papercraft T-Rex head that’s in Lara Croft’s secret trophy room in her mansion in Tomb Raider III!

And as Katja shows by the picture she sent me, it goes really well with 1/6 scale dolls made to look like Lara herself! ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes papercraft model! ;o)

Papercraft based Batman kite by Guy Reynolds

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19-10-2014: Guy Reynolds is crazy about kites, making and building his own designs for fun and on commission too with his company Ursus Volans Parachute Co.!

But the way I heard about him was when Craig Harby posted a picture of a huge Batman kite built by Guy, based on the papercraft model I made in 2012! ;o)

As you might imagine though, making a 9 meters (!) tall flying kite out of a papercraft model of only 25 ½ cm, was not so easy…

It meant that Guy had to redraw the patterns so the parts could be made to fit together using the special kite fabric:

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And after that, he still had to find a way to “bridle” it properly (attaching the lines to the kite) so it could be flown:

But in the end, it was all worth it, because as you can see in the top picture, Guy’s Batman won the Best Kite award as at the 23rd Portsmouth International Kite Festival (August 23rd – 25th 2014): link ! ;o)

Thank you for building a 9m tall Ninjatoes-based Batman kite! ;o)

Advance Wars Blue Moon Tank

161076 Advance Wars Blue Moon Tank (23-08-2014)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 5,5 cm x 4,5 cm x 6,5 cm

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instructions (1,02 MB PDF file)

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Advance Wars Yellow Comet Fighter by Seth

20-08-2014: Seth shared this picture of the Advance Wars Yellow Comet Fighter he built with me through Twitter!

The Yellow Comet Fighter from the Advance Wars games is basically a “chibified” World War II Japanese A6M Zero; like all the Advance Wars units, it looks very cute (being a war machine after all…) and Seth says he enjoyed putting it together! ;o)

Sharing papercraft pictures on Twitter isn’t all that Seth does, though:, he also writes his own weblog, which you can find here: Triangular Art

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Fierce Deity Link by Gena

29-06-2014: Here’s another papercraft Fierce Deity Link built by Gena!

This one was made as a birthday gift for a friend, and Gena was a little bit worried about sending it there by mail, but luckily it arrived safely. ;o)

And because it was for a special occasion, this time Gena’s brother used his skills with AutoCAD to make a special base with an image of the Triforce, which looks really great with the model: a really cool gift for a Zelda fan! ;o)

27-08-2012: This picture was sent to me by Gena, who built my papercraft model of Fierce Deity Link from Majora’s Mask: picture

She had a little help from her brother Joel near the end, and her Fierce Deity Link turned out really nicely! ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

LEGO 14k Gold C-3PO

160013 LEGO C-3PO (28-06-2014)
from: LEGO Star Wars theme / size: ± 26 cm

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LEGO C-3PO (2012)

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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:
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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!

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

Download:
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:
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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:
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: 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:
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:
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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:
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

Download:
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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

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

Pictures:
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