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