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Batman repaints (and many others!) by David Penso

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… ;o)

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!

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!

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

parts (1,16 MB PDF file)
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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!

The Legend of Zelda Skull Keeta

163022 The Legend of Zelda Skull Keeta (31-10-2014)
from: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask video game / size: ± 21 cm

parts (1,35 MB PDF file)
instructions (1,64 MB PDF file)

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Zelda, Kingdom Hearts and Mario models by Kevin

(click for a bigger picture)

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)
picture 2 | picture 3 | picture 4

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:

picture | picture | picture

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!

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

parts (867 kB ZIP file)
instructions (1,02 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And that’s exactly what he did with my papercraft Kingdom Hearts 2 Sora:
picture ;o)

He was a little worried about building the spiky hair, now that it’s all done, he says it was surprisingly easy to build and everything went together perfectly: picture 2

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

picture 3 | picture 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

Twilight Link by eaglechild

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Paper Mario 3D by Beav3rboy

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Advance Wars Orange Star Anti-Air

145065 Advance Wars Orange Star Anti-Air (10-08-2013)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 5 cm x 4,5 cm x 6,5 cm

parts (791 kB ZIP file)
instructions (718 kB PDF file)

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Adult Link by Sam

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

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

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

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

Thank you for building a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!

Zelda models by Javier

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Another great build by Javier! ;o)

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

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

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

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

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

Advance Wars Black Hole Pipebend

143064 Advance Wars Black Hole Pipebend (15-06-2013)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 8 cm x 8 cm x 5 cm

parts (544 kB ZIP file)
instructions (253 kB PDF file)

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Link, Sora and Yuna by cdncarlie

18-05-2013: This Ocarina of Time adult Link was the first papercraft model where cdncarlie coloured all the white edges of the paper to get rid of the “white lines” on the final paper model.

Despite the extra time it took, she really likes the result and I think you’ll have to agree that it looks really good! ;o)

Ocarina of Time Link wasn’t the first papercraft model cdncarlie built though: two other paper models of mine that she built are Kingdom Hearts’ Sora and Final Fantasy X-2’s Yunapicture | picture

Yuna is actually an old model already, from March 2009, and at the time, it was the most difficult model cdncarlie did so far!

She gave Yuna away as a gift, but she feels that with all the papercrafting experience she has now (in her DeviantArt gallery, you can see lots more papercraft models she built: link !) she could do an even better job now! ;o)

cdncarlie is a bit of a perfectionist, so she would also like to fix Sora’s Kingdom Key keyblade (it looks a bit crooked) but the problem is that she already gave that one away as a gift too…! ;o)

Thank you for building these Ninjatoes’ papercraft models!

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