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)

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Zelda models by Jose Vazquez

15-02-2013: Jose built my papercraft Twilight Link before, but as you can see, this time he made some changes so he could put his arm in a different position!

This way, Link can be in a more relaxed stance (maybe a bit too relaxed even…? ;o)

Jose also opened up the top of the sheath on Link’s back, so the Master Sword can be put inside: picture

Why he needed to do that? Well, it’s so that Link can also use other weapons like this Ball and Chain from the Paper Zelda website: picture

It’s a good thing it’s only made from paper, because otherwise getting hit by that thing would cause some serious headaches…! ;o)

18-11-2012: Here’s another Ocarina of Time adult/Menu Link), this time built by Jose Vazquez: picture

As you can see, Jose even made it so that he can put the Hylian Shield on Link’s back and the Master Sword into the scabbard.

Adult/Menu Link is not the first paper model that Jose built: some other papercraft models of mine that he built include Epona and Link, Twilight Link, Zora armor Link (which he modified a bit just like Toni Müller did) and even Super Smash Bros. Melee Link!

Jose also built lots of paper models from other people too, like another Ocarina of Time Link (from Icthus7), a Hylian Knight (from Nintendo Papercraft) and a recoloured Twilight Princess > Skyward Sword Link (from Paper Zelda): group picture

You can also see a few videos of Jose’s builds on his YouTube channel, so be sure to check it out: link

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King of Red Lions by Artemis-san

05-01-2013: Artemis-san started building her papercraft King of Red Lions boat on New Year’s Eve, and although some parts of it are quite tricky, it only took her a few days to finish! ;o)

And as you can see, she did a really great job too! But what I really like about it, are the pictures she took, making it look like the King of Red Lions is sailing in thin air! ;o)

You can see the pictures in Artemis-san’s DeviantArt gallery here, as well as her other artworks!

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Sora + Zelda models by Angélique

23-11-2012: Angélique showed me this picture of my papercraft Sora that she built, taken on top of her keyboard synthesizer!

Maybe Sora is a bit confused, because a keyboard is completely different from a keyblade of course…! ;o)

Because Angélique normally builds much bigger papercraft models, Sora was a bit more challenging than she was used to, but as you can see, Sora turned out really great nonetheless: picture 2 | picture 3

And now you are all probably dying to see all the other papercraft models built by Angélique?

Well you’re in luck, because she made a whole site dedicated to her papercraft hobby: Papercraft Lilik ! ;o)

If you look in the Zelda section there, you can see a few more of my papercraft models that Angélique built, like Epona and Link, Midna, young Link from Majora’s Mask, young princess Zelda and Twilight Link, but be sure to visit the rest of Angelique’s papercraft weblog as well to see all her other models!

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Zelda models by Ray Tha Man

22-11-2012: I made a few papercraft Links before, but this is the latest one (Ocarina of Time adult/Menu Link), built by Ray Tha Man! ;o)

As you can see, it turned out really great! Ray also built my King of Red Lions earlier: picture

The figurehead was the hardest part on that one, but it looks very good as well! ;o)

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King of Red Lions by Andrew Lewis

23-06-2012: Andrew has been papercrafting for about 4 years, ever since he found my Majora’s Mask young Link papercraft model. ;o)

He built a few of other papercraft models of mine before, but the pictures he sent me are of his favourite one, the King of Red Lions!

It’s Andrew’s personal favourite, and I can totally understand that, because he put in a lot of extra work to make it look as great as it does. ;o)

He built it over a period of about two years, off and on in between other projects, and he used the papercraft Link and sea base that Josh Darrah made (it isn’t completely finished yet, but Andrew sent me the picture anyway: link ;o)

But Andrew went even further, making other small edits like the expression on Link’s face (picture) and he used markers to colour the white edges of the parts, so he wouldn’t get “white lines” on his model.

It was a lot of extra work, but it was definitely worth it: the King of Red Lions is now the proud centerpiece of his papercraft collection so far! ;o)

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King of Red Lions by Studio of M.M

16-05-2012: Michaela from Studio of M.M built my papercraft King of Red Lions boat from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and took him to the beach for some beautiful pictures! ;o)

It took her about 50 hours to complete (including the alternative sea base-stand made by Josh Darrah) using 65 lbs cardstock for strength, because it is quite a big model (the biggest one I made so far!)

Here’s another, full picture of Michaela’s King of Red Lions build, and on her weblog Studio of M.M you can see several more great pictures, and of the other papercraft models she built as well: link

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