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What is papercraft?

Papercraft is a hobby where computer images are printed, cut into pieces, and glued into a 3-dimensional model.

How are they made?

The images are made by unfolding a 3D computer graphic into 2D using Pepakura, a program designed specifically for papercraft. These 3D images are either made by graphic softwares, or taken indirectly from the video game. A few models are hand drawn using trial and error.

What’s so great about papercraft?

Papercraft is an inexpensive hobby that requires planning and hand-eye coordination. Many model hobbyists became attracted to papercraft because it offers a greater variety of free and difficult models to build.

How safe is this hobby?

You can cut your finger with a knife, so be carefull.
If you want your kids to be safe. Give them scissors for kids.

Where do you get the models you feature?

I search through the web to find papercraft files. And occasionally, I develop my own.

I can’t open the file!

Check the Basic tutorial to find out