The United States M3 Lee tank was named after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. The M3 first saw action in World War 2 in 1941. A total of 6,258 of the tanks were manufactured. This small (1/72 scale) paper model of the tank was created by Box Studio of […]

The 2011 movie Real Steel features giant fighting robots. The protagonist robot in the film is a blue Japanese-built robot named “Noisy Boy”. Before the movie premiered, two free paper models of Noisy Boy were released as a promotion. One model was a simplified, easy-to-build version (pictured on the right) […]

In the Harry Potter universe, the family of Harry’s friend, Ron Weasley, live in an odd, magical house called “The Burrow”. This paper model of the domicile by Claudio Dias is based on how the house appears in the Harry Potter movies. Harry first visited The Burrow in Harry Potter […]

James Fritzler has a unique system for creating glue-less, pose-able papercraft. This red Star Wars AT-AT is one of his many creations. The PDF template for the walker may be downloaded from his DeviantART page here. Be sure to check out Jim’s other creations while you are there. Other Pose-able Papercraft:Transforming […]

In the Fallout 3 video game, players can create an explosive device from found objects which include a lunchbox and bottle caps. This full size paper model of the so-called “bottlecap mine” was crafted with meticulous care by Broken Papercrafts. The illusion of the papercraft mine being real is enhanced […]

I have always admired the cartoony goodness of Matt Hawkins’ papercraft. Waaay back in 2008 Matt produced a collection of promotional Disney paper toys that included Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy. I did a post about the Mickey Mouse toy here. However, I was never able to locate any of […]

This “super deformed” space shuttle paper toy was created by Korean designer Suk Woo Jang (aka 1000DAY). Building this toy is interesting because most of its construction is curved rather than folded. A printable PDF for the model may be downloaded here (click on the template image near the bottom […]

Canon Creative Park has a new “beginner series” of architecture papercraft. Each of the models is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Four of the 23 models available are pictured. From the upper left going clockwise are the Colosseum (Rome), St. Basil’s Cathedral (Moscow), Himeji Castle, […]

It’s been a while since I posted any Digimon papercraft. Here’s a good one: a Renamon paper model created in 2011 by DeviantART member Destro2k. Renamon is a rookie level Digimon who digivolves to Kyubimon then Taomon and finally Sakuyamon. Pepakura PDO and PDF templates for the model may be […]

After five years, here (finally) is pizza number six in my pizza paper toy series! This paper toy is of one of the types of boxes used by the US pizza chain “Pie Five”. Inside the box is a ham and jalapeno pizza. Like the other pizzas in the series, […]

In the Star Wars universe, during the Clone Wars, the Galactic Republic made use of TX-130 repulsorlift tanks in their struggle against the Confederacy of Independent Systems. These tanks’ weapons include twin laser cannons and concussion missiles. This paper model of a Republic TX-130 was created by Blaar. The Pepakura […]

On this date in 2008 I wrote my first blog post for Tektonten Papercraft! Since that day, the blog has received over 10.4 million page views. Here’s special thanks to every visitor who contributed to reaching that number, especially those of you who drop by on a regular basis! To […]

The A-wing starfighter made its first movie appearance in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. In the movie a squadron of A-wings fight for the Rebel Alliance at the Battle of Endor. This papercraft A-wing model was originally designed by Makino Shunich in 2010, however he made some […]

These papercraft European-style medieval buildings were created by a member of Cardboard Warriors, a forum dedicated to paper miniatures war-gaming. Although intended for miniature gaming, I think they would also work well as part of a Christmas village. Pictured are a guild hall, an inn yard entry building, and the […]

Día de Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is nearly upon us. This year it begins on October 31, the same day as Halloween, and runs through November 2. Día de Muertos is a time when Mexican families remember loved ones who are no longer living. These origami skulls were […]

Akita dogs come in two varieties: American and Japanese. This papercraft Akita depicts the Japanese variety which is called “Akita-inu”. Akita-inus were originally bred in the north of Japan for use as hunting dogs. The template and instructions for this paper model are available from the Akita Prefecture website. Other Papercraft […]

I really like these functional papercraft iris glasses. I think they would make a good prop as part of a steampunk Halloween costume. Instructions and templates for the glasses may be found at the Instructables website. Iris mechanisms like this have been used in cameras for over a century. Previous […]

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