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Final Fantasy models and Batman by Stephen

02-12-2012: In the picture above, you can see the first 2 papercraft models Stephen ever made: my Kingdom Hearts version of Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud Strife and my The Animated Series version of Batman!

They’re not the only papercraft models he made, though:

  • Here’s a picture of Final Fantasy VII’s Red XIII (made by Kaizo)
  • And here’s a picture of Final Fantasy VII’s Sephiroth (also made by Kaizo)

Stephen did a great job building these papercraft models, and I think he’s a big Final Fantasy fan, so these are probably only the tip of the iceberg! ;o)

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

Cloud, Auron and Batman by amerakat

04-11-2012: In the picture above, you’ll of course recognize Cloud Strife (from Final Fantasy VII / Kingdom Hearts) and Auron (from Final Fantasy X).

They were both built by amerakat and as you can see, he did a wonderful job!

It was not the first papercraft model amerakat built though; that was Batman. ;o)

Because amerakat didn’t have any new papercraft tools yet but just used the simple tools that anybody usually has lying around, it was a little bit difficult he says, but after a few hours, his papercraft Batman was finished: picture

And he liked it so much that he decided to keep papercrafting! ;o)

In amerakat’s DeviantArt gallery, you can see some more papercraft models that amerakat built so far, and also his wonderful pencil drawings: link

It’s definitely worth a look, so be sure to check it out! ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

Cloud and young princess Zelda by Mr Trollen

13-10-2012: Mr Trollen sent me a new tweet saying he has a problem… He’s gotten addicted to papercraft! ;o)

Maybe it’s the fumes from the glue…? All I can say though, is do take a break every once in a while, and don’t forget about your other hobbies and tasks! ;o)

In the picture you can see Cloud that Mr Trollen already finished last time, and Snorlax and Hatsune Miku are done now too!

And there’s even a new model that he built since last time, young Princess Zelda!

We wish Mr Trollen the best with his new addiction, and I hope he can find a good balance between building paper models and the other stuff he likes/has to do…! ;o)

04-10-2012: Mr Trollen tells me on Twitter, that Cloud is the first Ninjatoes’ papercraft model he built, and I think it looks really good: picture

In the foreground you can see a papercraft Pokémon Snorlax from the PaperPokés website and Vocaloid Hatsune Miku from Seisaku Diary in progress.

If Mr Trollen does just as good a job on those as he did on Cloud, they will definitely turn out great as well!

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Captain Linebeck by EldeTabernas

25-12-2011: You didn’t think Eldetabernas stopped building paper models, did you? ;o)

Last time he build a LEGO Pirate captain, this time it’s another sea captain, from The Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass: the fearless (or so he keeps telling others…) Captain Linebeck!

As captain of the S.S. Linebeck, he ferries Link from island to island over the Great Sea, and from the looks of it they’ll be visiting Madagascar soon! (watch out for penguins! ;o)

Great job building Linebeck!

12-05-2011: This time Eldetabernas built a paper model that’s not from a video game (well, if you don’t count the 1998 video game LEGO Racers… ;o)

It’s the coolest pirate LEGO ever made, captain Redbeard! Although he’s missing a leg, a hand and an eye, he’s still smiling: picture

Like all LEGO products, minifigs can be disassembled and assembled again in seperate parts, and Eldetabernas made a video showing that this papercraft version is no different: link ;o)

08-03-2011: With the problems with the mast and sail solved, Eldetabernas still wasn’t done with the King of Red Lions! ;o)

This time, he built the special sea base and the Chokipeta Wind Waker Link that Josh Darrah made (link).

I think they look very good, and fit perfectly with my King of Red Lions model! Here are two pictures: picture 1 | picture 2

To see a video of Eldetabernas’ King of Red Lions with the new sea base and some videos from the game (Eldetabernas didn’t want to cut the catchy music short ;o) go here!

25-02-2011: We already saw that Eldetabernas built the King of Red Lions again using stronger paper than the first time, but the sail was still causing the mast to bend because it was so heavy

Now, he also solved that problem, by rebuilding the mast and sail and using two, long toothpicks and a Chinese chopstick to reinforce the parts from the inside!

So now, the mast is no longer bent: picture 1! He even made a schematic to show you how he did it: picture 2

He also didn’t glue on the backside of the sail this time to reduce the weight (because like he says: “it’s heavy and you can’t see that part!” ;o)

And as you can see it was well worth going back and re-building the mast and sail again: now the mast is perfectly straight!

Great work again!

16-02-2011: Eldetabernas sent me a message that together with two of his friends, he started a papercraft weblog of his own: Papercrafteros!

On their new weblog, they will showcase the paper models they built, so if his friends are just as big a papercraft enthustiacs as himself, I’m sure we will be seeing *a lot* of pictures there! ;o)

The blog is in Spanish, but you can use a tool to translate it or just look at the pictures! ;o)

29-01-2011: Besides sending me this picture and video of the papercraft Wind Waker Fishman (made by the Papercraft Couple) that he built, Eldetabernas also made a video tour of the artwork in his house – including all the paper models he built of course! ;o)

Here’s the link if you want to watch it too!

13-01-2011: You recognize this guy of course, it’s-a Mario! ;o) Built by Eldetabernas, and this time he also made a video!

You can see it on YouTube here: video

19-12-2010: Like so many papercrafters, Eldetabernas ran out of room to put his paper models… ;o)

His dad made two new shelves for him, but I think he will need even more shelves if he keeps building so fast: shelves icture ;o)

28-11-2010: More paper models by Eldetabernas! Besides remaking his Clocktown Schnauzer in less than 2 hours (here’s a picture of it together with young Link) he also built some other models since last time:

06-11-2010 EldeTabernas made another paper model; this time it’s Cloud Strife from my Final Fantasy / Kingdom Hearts series!

The hair and the boots were the most challenging parts he says, but I think he did a great job on those: picture 2 | picture 3

30-10-2010: This time EldeTabernas didn´t make a Legend of Zelda model, but the Nintendo Zapper light gun! picture 1 | picture 2

17-10-2010: EldeTabernas worked pretty fast, and he already finished the rest of the King of Red Lions! Unfortunately the mast still wasn’t strong enough for the sail, but I think it looks great nonetheless: picture 1 | picture 2

14-10-2010: In the first picture that he sent me, you can see that EldeTabernas already built the King of Red Lions once, but now he is building a new version out of stronger paper!

Because there are a lot of small parts on the figurehead, the King of Red Lions is definately one of my most challenging models, but that isn’t stopping EldeTabernas: picture 1 | picture 2

09-10-2010: Here’s another Legend of Zelda model built by EldeTabernas: Twilight Link!

He used regular printer paper, and except for the hands that required some extra patience, he didn’t find it very difficult and enjoyed making it. ;o)

02-10-2010: EldeTabernas from Spain sends me this picture of the Zelda models he made so far to show his progress:

The Clocktown Schnauzer dog, Majora’s Mask (center) and the King of Red Lions (right) were the first paper models he made, and his latest ones are wolf Link and the Postman! (both on the left)

Here are some more pictures, of one of his first builds, and one of his latest build:
King of Red Lions | Clock Town Postman

He is rightfully proud of his latest two builds I think, and even though he feels his first models aren’t as good, I hope he enjoyed making them! ;o)

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

Paper Mario by Lauren

26-12-2010: only a couple of days after I released it, Lauren already sent me this picture of the paper Mario she built: a very fast and a very good build! ;o)

13-10-2010: after taking a break for a couple of months, Lauren decided to make a new paper model again, and I’m of course very proud that she chose my Majora’s Mask Postman! ;o)

07-01-2010: I don’t know if it’s the extra practice or just her talent for papercraft, but the Underworld wetsuit Lara from Tomb Raider Lauren made after that turned out very good too: picture 1 | picture 2 !

And not only that, but Lauren also decided to build young Link and princess Zelda a second time and do an even better job!

31-12-2009: Lauren sent me some pictures of her Twilight Princess Link !

Although the thinner cardstock she used made it a bit more difficult using the little slots and tabs on the head, I think it looks great! Here you can see it in anticipation for the New Year’s Day fireworks! ;o)

18-10-2009: Here’s a very nice build of Lara’s Extreme Depth Suit (although Lauren couldn’t find a suited transparant sheet to make the helmet visor, the opaque versions looks pretty neat as well! ;o)

And Lauren must be a Simpsons fan as well, because look who we have here: it’s Homer Simpson himself! ;o) And something totally different, but also a great build: she also made my new Final Fantasy Moomba doll!

21-06-2009: I only just uploaded my newest Zora armor Link model two days ago, and Lauren already sent me some new pictures of her completed ZaL! And I know what you’re thinking, but it doesn’t look rushed at all! picture 1 | picture 2 | picture 3

13-04-2009: another non-Zelda model from Lauren, it’s my newest Cloud model. She glued on the legs last so she could work out a good balance, and although she says the hair and fingers gave her some troubles, you wouldn’t say so from just the picture I think, anyway. ;o)

20-01-2009: Lauren revealed to me that Ganondorf and Epona & Link weren’t the first models she made: she also did Fierce Deity Linkyoung princess Zeldayoung Link and Majora’s Mask, Midna and wolf Link, and (surprise! ;o) a non-Zelda model as well, namely, Lara Croft.

18-01-2009: I think we got Lauren pretty well hooked on papercraft now, because so shortly after Ganondorf, she also made Epona & Link (see the picture here) in just 2 days, and she’s already planning the next one! ;o)

14-01-2009: The first pictures Lauren sent me, were of her Ganondorf model, and it was very good one!

She told me she had a lot of fun building him, but I also think you can also tell by the quality of the build! ;o)

It’ll probably come as no surprise to you that Lauren is pretty creative: if you have time you should check out her Deviantart gallery with lots of nice computer paintings including several from the Legend of Zelda!

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

Sora by Andre Giovanni

26-07-2010: Andre tells me not to mind the mess on his desk, but I’m sure everybody will be looking more at his great build of Sora anyway! ;o)

09-04-2009: Earlier, Andre was the second person to send me a picture of their papercraft Cloud model (although he was hoping to be the first… ;o)

But first or second, it still looks a very good build! It can be a bit confusing to figure out how to glue all the hair parts together, so Andre included an extra picture to show how well he did it! But that’s no surprise, because we can see in the background, he has had lots of practice! ;o)

It looks great Andre, I hope you had fun building!

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

rotating Kurt Zisa by Dan Hilse

17-07-2010: Dan made this animated gif to show off his Kurt Zisa from all angles! He did the same for his Zora armor Link, but to see that one, you will have to visit his DeviantArt gallery: link

18-04-2010: Dan did a great job building Kotake and Koume! Using a barely visible piece of string, he made it look like they’re really flying around in his room!

At least that’s what I think he did; for his sake, I hope they’re not real witches…!

17-12-2009: This is Dan showing off his freshly mown lawn. ;o) He didn’t say though whether he did it himself, or that Link has a bag full of Rupees, Potions and Hearts right now…! ;o)

22-11-2009: Zora armor Link is Dan’s first build from Twilight Princess. He said he took extra care building that one and it really paid off, because it looks “really good!”

20-11-2009: By now, Dan has plenty of papercrafting practice! ;o) Printed off and assembled in just two days, Dan’s other models don’t seem to be scared by his new Oogie Boogie (maybe they know it’s just a paper one…?)

05-09-2009: Speaking of Dan’s other models, this Kurt Zisa really is a great build: it looks wonderful, but that’s not surprising because he had a lot of practice! ;o)

23-08-2009: And let’s not forget Homer Simpson as part of Dan’s paper model collection as well!

06-06-2009: Taking a break fom building Final Fantasy models, Dan also built not on, not two, but several of my Zelda models! In the picture he sent me, you can recognize young Link, princess Zelda herself, Majora’s Mask and the Clock Town Schnauzer of course.

I know you’ve never seen the darker dog, because that’s Dan’s own recolor of the Clock Town Schnauzer to make it look like the common ones found at night at Hyrule Castle in Ocarina of Time!

02-06-2009: And here’s another one for Dan to be proud of: it’s Cloud Strife Kingdom Hearts style! It’s looking at least as good as Auron, maybe it has something to do with the motivation he got from watching his brother play Final Fantasy 7 while he built it? ;o)

23-05-2009: This is Auron, built by Dan Hilse. Dan says he had “a lot of fun building it!” and he’s “really proud of the results!” and really, who wouldn’t be? ;o)

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

Cloud Strife by aj Tawagon

19-06-2010: In case you’re wondering what happened to Cloud’s Buster Sword, aj Tawagon simply opted to glue it to Cloud’s back instead of his hand. ;o)

So now you can clearly see, that Cloud’s sword is actually bigger than he is! ;o) Here’s a close up of the top part of the sword.

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Sora by Carlos Gomez

04-06-2010: only a few days after I released it, Carlos already sends me a picture of Sora!

08-04-2009: Carlos strikes again! This time not with a Zelda model, but with his favourite character from his favourite RPG, Cloud Strife! You can see the picture here: picture 2

18-09-2007: the first picture that Carlos “Charly” Gomez (“MasteR”) from Mexicali (Baja California) in Mexico sent me, shows you what a big Legend of Zelda fan he is!

He built not one, not two, but all of my Zelda models, which include some of the most challenging ones I have to offer.

It took him something like three months, but from what I can see, it was definately worth the effort!

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

Cloud Strife by Melissa

21-04-2010: after having caught the papercraft virus, Melissa, from the Netherlands, was inspired to try and make her own paper models as well!

You can see (and download!) her first creation on her Winged Crafts weblog, it’s a lifesize Dragonstalker helmet from World of Warcraft!

26-05-2009: Melissa also built another one of my models, namely Kim Possible! We would have had a picture of it on the beach, but after it started raining, she wisely decided to take the picture a different time… ;o)

22-04-2009: The Cloud you see in the picture above, was one of the first paper models Melissa built.

As you can see, she printed the parts on glossy paper and she did a really good job building him! I just hope he won’t fall in the water…

(I was worried about Cloud, Melissa was worried about the fish… ;o)

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

Epona by Hunter Turner

18-03-2010: Hunter built another one of my Zelda models! Of course you already recognized Link’s trusty horse Epona (who apparantly really wants to play the Nintendo Wii… ;o)

27-01-2010: Hunter Turner proves once again that age doesn’t matter in papercraft, only patience and determination to finish what you started! ;o)

He’s only ten years old and already made my Kingdom Hearts version of Cloud Strife, in just three and a half days!

Hunter also built a very fierce looking Oni Link! He says it’s the flash from the camera that makes it look so intimidating, but maybe it’s just the mysterious powers in the mask…

Excellent work!

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

Cloud Strife by s0ur

06-09-2009: s0ur had mostly been building Cubeecrafts when he found my website, and he just *had* to build Kingdom Hearts Cloud! ;o)

Cloud is a bit more complex than a Cubeecraft of course, and s0ur tells me he had a hard time figuring out how to glue together the hair, but you wouldn’t say so from the pictures I think, because it looks really well done!

But maybe you can tell “the other secret”? ;o)

The bottom half of this model was built using a glue stick, but s0ur switched to Elmer’s Regular White Glue for the other half, because it just works much easier. ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Cloud Strife by Matthew Lowe

09-08-2009: Matthew Lowe made a few smaller papercraft models first before attempting my Cloud Strife model, and I guess all that practice payed off because Cloud looks wonderful!

If you’re thinking “he looks a bit bigger than usual?” then you could be right, because Matthew printed him on A3 paper instead of A4; now Cloud’s Buster sword is really huge…! ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Cloud Strife by Steven C.

01-06-2009: No, Steven from NC, USA didn’t just build half of Cloud; here’s the rest of him! ;o)

It’s not the only paper model he made, he also made Sane_Person’s Vincent, Billybob’s Futurama suicide booth, and he even paperfied two of his own original characters (Clo and Blade) using FF7 papercraft models as a basis, which you can see here alongside Cloud.

Although he describes himself as mainly a spriter and “sort-of author” (you can see some of his work in his DeviantArt gallery) he’s very proud of his “all time favorite papercraft!” – and I am proud of that. ;o)

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Cloud Strife by Jenny Pulsipher

05-04-2009: Jenny made “29 models or so”, including these two: my Cloud Strife model, and Kaizo’s Sephiroth model.

It’s obvious that Sephiroth is trying to ignore Cloud of course, because he knows he’s in for a beating when he crosses Cloud… ;o)

But perhaps he’s just intimidated by Jenny’s building skills on Cloud. ;o) It’s not a very difficult model overall I think, except perhaps for the hair which can be confusing, but Jenny did an excellent job on that as you can see here!

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Final Fantasy VII / Kingdom Hearts Cloud Strife

071002 Cloud Strife (March 28, 2009)
from: Kingdom Hearts/Final Fantasy VII video games / size: ± 31 cm

Download:
parts (2,90 MB PDF file)
instructions (3,45 MB PDF file)

Pictures:
Google Photos

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