178087 Advance Wars Yellow Comet Headquarters (01-07-2017)
from: Advance Wars video game series / size: ± 4,2 cm x 4,2 cm x 8,9 cm
18-04-2017: There are two reasons why you might not recognize my original Wetsuit Lara papercraft model in this new repaint made by David.
Not only did Lara go blonde, but more importantly, our familiar Tomb Raider is wearing a dress!?
And not just any dress, but a real Snow Queen dress, with icy motifs! ;o)
I hope the movie will be good too…! ;o)
29-08-2015: As you can see below, David must be a big Batman fan, because he spent a lot of time repainting my papercraft Batman several times before already!
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)
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)
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)
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…
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!
19-02-2017: Antonio sent me this picture of his built “King of Red Lions”!
Although it is a boat, I hope he isn’t planning on taking it in the water… ;o) In fact, the nice display base is all the “water” the papercraft needs (and can handle) I think.
It was made by Josh Darrah, and the sea base can be downloaded together with King from my papercraft webpage. But if you want the little paper Link to steer the boat, you have to ask Josh first (his email address is in the sea base file).
Thank you for downloading and building a Ninjatoes’ papercraftr model!
28-12-2016: Some time ago, Meagan Marie (the Senior Community Manager at Crystal Dynamics) contacted me because she was working on a book celebrating “20 Years of Tomb Raider”, and she wanted to fill a big part of the book with fan art!
So she asked me if I would like to be in the book with my Tomb Raider papercrafts.
So I was like: “yes please!” ;o)
And it really turned out to be a great book for Tomb Raider fans, with lots of behind the scenes information about the games themselves, Lara’s excursions to other media, and, as Meagan promised, lots of fantastic Tomb Raider fan arts (my feature is on page 320 ;o) and it’s still only the tip of the ice berg!
If you want to have a look yourself, the book is “20 Years of Tomb Raider”, by Meagan Marie, published by Prima Games (and available at many book sellers of course), ISBN 978-0-7440-1690-1
Here’s a little promo that Prima Games made:
Thank you for making such a great book! (and for featuring me in it ;o)
31-07-2016: The “Red Baron” was a German fighter pilot in World War I, who was famous because he painted his airplane bright red instead of the usual camouflage pattern.
…and of course because he was a very good fighter pilot, who won almost all his aerial combats!
Although that’s not so impressive of course, when you think allof his enemies were flying in biplanes, and was apparantly piloting a futuristic Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II! ;o)
The original idea for the Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II‘s Red Baron paint scheme was by enc86, and blake7 and Revell Fan did a great job translating it to the papercraft templates, don’t you think?
What’s that? You want to know where you can get the parts to build one yourself? On the original post of course, where you can also find blake7’s other repaints:
Have fun building!
25-06-2016: In “The Dukes of Hazzard”, there would always be a part where “them Duke boys” would escape sherriff rosco by jumping the General Lee over a ramp, high into the air!
But it looks like they took their stunt a little bit too far, and ended up in space… picture
As always, blake7 shared his repaint so you can build a “Dukes of Hazzard” General Lee version of the Battlestar Galactica Viper as well: link
16-05-2015: If you thought blake7 only made repaints, think again!
Together with Revell-Fan, he worked out how big he should make my papercraft Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II for it to be in 1:24 scale – and then he did: picture
The picture shows the bigger version next to the regular sized US Navy version. If you want to make a big version like blake7, you can get the parts he made from my original Viper Mk.II post here: link
Or, you can have a look at blake7’s resizing tutorial on the Papermodelers.com forum (note: you need to become a free member to be able to download files there!) so you can learn how to do the same with other paper models you like! ;o)
04-05-2015: During World War II, it was not always easy to see for troops on the ground whether that bomber airplane coming towards them was a friend or an enemy…
So to try and prevent a lot “friendly fire” accidents during the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944, Allied airplanes got three white and two black bands painted on their wings and fuselage.
Of course a space fighter like Battlestar Galactica’s Viper Mk.II doesn’t really need such visual identifiers, but they do look good, don’t they: picture ;o)
Recoloured parts available from my original Viper Mk.II post here: link
As before, you can get the parts to build this version from my original post here: link
22-01-2015: After the Caprica Police version, blake7 sent me a NASA repaint of my papercraft Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II too: picture
If you like this repaint, you can get the parts from the original Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II post again: link
11-01-2015 update: blake7 sent me an updated version of his Battlestar Galactica Police Viper Mk.II, with higher resolution textures: picture
You can get this updated version from the original Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II post again: link
Have fun building!
It’s based on a drawing made by BJ-023 on DeviantArt (link) and best of all, blake7 even shared the parts he used so you can build this version yourself too! ;o)
Thank you for repainting a Ninjatoes’ papercraft model!