|source image: Papermau|
one such link is the blog of the very generous Mauther from Brazil. Who kindly shares all the downloadable patterns of models made by Mauther on the extensive blog Papermau for free, as well as pattern links of many others. There isn't much you can think of there isn't a paper model of found on this blog.
|source image: Papermau. Right image is from Papermodelers.sk (a forum) by Major & Quasi, posted by Papermau|
|source image: Papermau, the left model is originally from Model Buildings|
another great source for some wonderful free printable models is:
that's the creation of Ray, who's also the very generous and funny artist behind it and has some really great manors, haunted mansions and all kinds of other paper/card model pdf's to download for free! Very realistic looking and sometimes quite elaborate to build, like the amazing ghost house shown below on the left (22 pages of patterns and another 10 for instructions!). But others are a lot more doable or even fairly easy according to Ray himself. Like Starc Manor below on the right, that has a weird and creepy history of the reallife Starc Manor Ray provided as well. You can read about the history of the manors, ghostships and even a ghostcar he made patterns for as well. I much enjoyed reading them, eventhough the story's themselves are quite horrifying.
|source image left: Webmerchant Hubpages right image: Ravensblight.com|
he also freely shares his very timeconsuming designs, patterns and instructions with anyone interested. All he asks is for the credit and that it's kept free, well that's not much to ask at all is it? He also has a link for a special little project that you need to go through a short story to get to two patterns, which is a great and fun way! It's called The Knoll, a trespasser at Reeves Hall and as I understand it, it will be extended with the possibillity of Reeves Hall itself (not sure that last one would be free as well, but the two patterns you'll find there now are).
|source image: Haunted Dimensions, The New Orleans Square (the ironwork is printed on transparancies)|
and I'd like to close this 'paper-model-promotion'-article with the tiny castle Eliza from Wasting Gold Paper made. The original papermodel by Pierre Gauriat (link has pattern and instructions) is bigger, but because of the pixalation and not being afraid of a challenge Eliza decided to shrink it quite a bit and even succeeded. I think it's amazing that she pulled it off!
|source image: Wasting Gold Paper|
please don't blame me if papermodelling will be another small obsession for any of you :D, because it isn't hard to imagine it could become just that. It looks like a lot of fun, as just looking at the build paper/card models online already is: enjoy!