WIP: Assassin’s Creed Paper Toy Part 2 – How to Assemble the Hood

March 9th, 2011

Just a quick update on the Assassin’s Creed paper toy that I’ve been working on.

I’ve finally decided on a ” folding pattern ” for the hood.  I designed a couple of studies previously and finally settled on one of them.  I think what I ended up with is consistent with how the base contender template is designed – it’s sorta hard to explain, so let’s just leave it at that.

The template is not ready for download just yet, I am still making a few modifications.  It should be available in a few days, so check back soon.

For now, let me just show you a quick step-by-step guide on how to fold the hood ( and the face ).  Just refer back to this post once the template is out.

Step 1: Prefold, prefold, prefold.

Step 2: Assemble the body. Position the parts of the front section similar to how it was done in the image.


Step 3: Glue the left and right edges at the back.

Step 4: Glue the sides of the face on both sides ( internal ) of the hood. Use the crease to help you position the face section.

Stop 5: Apply glue on the tabs of the hood sections ( sides ). Insert and glue them into the side folds of the hood's center section.

It’s quite challenging to write assembly instructions.  Hopefully these images help show the process.

That’s it for now.  Check back soon for the finished template.


Caption Tuesdays! 2011 – 10

March 8th, 2011

It’s Tuesday once again.

Time to get creative.

Caption Away!

Enter your cool caption for this image in the comments section below.

View the previous “Caption Tuesdays!” post here.

Custom: Kamen Rider

March 4th, 2011

The Contender – Kamen Rider style!

The very talented people of  Kamen Rider Art came up with this cool custom using the contender template.  I’m not that familiar with the  characters of the series but I’m definitely digging how they did this one.


I’m  luvin’ the accessories.  Check out those claws, it even has a ” folded ” and ” armed ” version.

Move over Wolverine!

They also designed a couple of other rider paper toys using the template.  One of them has cool wings.  I’ll post more pictures next time.

So, are you ready for some Kamen Rider paper toy action?  Go and download the template from their site.  The template will be downloadable from this site as well – just as soon as I finish preparing a special download page for it that is  😉

A big shout out to the Kamen Rider people!  Many thanks for creating the custom!



The To Do List ( Contender Template )

March 3rd, 2011

Below is a working list of characters that we intend to make paper toys of using the contender template.  It is not arranged in any particular order.  Note that the list may change over time depending on ”  Real Life ” priorities, preferences, and situations.

If you have any suggestions or requests, just post them in the comments section.  The list will be updated over time.

For the Contender Template

Understand that all requests will be considered, but the final decision on which characters will be included rests on the PTA team.  All rights to the characters on the list are reserved by their respective owners – did I say that right?


Comics, X-Men

  1. DONE  Wolverine
  2. Gambit
  3. Archangel
  4. Cannonball

Comics, X-Men Age of Apocalypse ( Chris Bachalo – Oh Yeah!!!)

  1. Logan
  2. NEXT Sunfire
  3. DONE  Silver Samurai

Comics, Ultimates ( Joe Madureira / Movie )

  1. WIP  Wolverine
  2. WIP  Hawkeye
  3. WIP  Iron Man
  4. WIP Black Widow
  5. DONE Captain America
  6. DONE Thor
  7. Hulk

Comics, Marvel Villains

  1. Doctor Doom
  2. DONE Deadpool ( by squarehead paper craft )
  3. Who is cooler, Hobgoblin or Green Goblin?

Comics, DC Universe

  1. DONE Batman Beyond: Batman
  2. DONE Bane
  3. Green Arrow from Smallville? ( I think the costume looks cool, don’t you? )
Comics, Misc
  1. Asterix and Obelix

Cartoons, DC Young Justice

  1. DONE Aqualad
  2. DONE Kid Flash ( by squarehead paper craft )
  3. DONE Red Arrow
  4. DONE Robin
  5. DONE Super Boy ( by squarehead paper craft )

Cartoons, Ben10

  1. DONE  Ben
  2. Fourarms
  3. Swampfire
  4. Heatblast (thanks Reeber)

Cartoons, Generator Rex

  1. DONE  Generator Rex


  1. Thunder Cats ( Maybe when the CGI movie or cartoon series comes out )
  2. Silver Hawks ( Maybe just the copper kid or the ” green ” dude )
  3. Tiger Sharks ( Maybe not, still thinking about it )
  4. Transformers:Prime
  5. Masters of the Universe ( Maybe redesigned versions )
  6. GI Joe:  Snake Eyes!

Video Games

  1. DONE Metal Gear Solid, Solid Snake
  2. DONE Metal Gear Solid, Gray Fox
  3. DONE  God of War, Kratos
  4. DONE  Tekken, Heihachi
  5. DONE  Tekken, Devil Jin
  6. DONE Assassin’s Creed, Ezio
  7. Kingdom Hearts, Riku
  8. Kingdom Hearts, Sora
  9. Team Fortress, Heavy Weapons Guy
  10. Legend of Zelda, Link
  11. Prototype, Alex Mercer
  12. Street Fighter, Blanka
  13. Devil May Cry, Dante
  14. Storm Trooper from Galactic Battlegrounds, (I’m doing the one with a jetpack)


  1. Tron, Uhhh… Tron ( The cool dude with orange light accents )
  2. Ash from Army of Darkness

Now Available! Paper Toy Blanks: Contender, Basic

March 2nd, 2011

I am releasing a series of blank templates of the paper toys that have been released through this blog.  Feel free to create your own paper toys based on the templates.

My only request is to be given due credit and a link to this site.   I’ll put up a special page to feature the custom toys ( assuming there’s enough that is  HAHA ).  Where can you download the templates?  Definitely from the creators site – I am still mulling over whether or not to put up a special downloads section for the customs.  I’ll keep you posted.

To the ” customizers “, make sure to tell me about your custom so I can write a post about your creation as well as direct readers to your site.  You can always reach me through the contact form of this blog.  If possible, do send me pictures, sketches, etc,.. of your toy so I can include them in the post – you know, behind the scene / WIP stuff.  Don’t forget to send me the download link.  😉

First up is ” Contender, Basic ”

Please be gentle with me 😉

The others will follow soon enough.

  • Rondo, Basic
  • Contender, Basic ( uploaded )
  • Contender, Ears ( the one used for Wolverine, Heihachi, etc… )
  • Contender, Hood ( coming soon )
  • Contender, Accessories
  • The Brute ( with head and without )
  • Muscular ( coming soon )
  • Steam Punk Series ( coming soon )

As always, you can download the template here.  Subscribe to this blog to receive the password in the mail and gain access to the downloads section.  Registration is free, just enter your email address in the subscribe field at the right-hand side of the page header.

That’s all for now.  Cheers!

Caption Tuesdays! 2011 – 09

March 1st, 2011

It’s time to start off this month’s series of caption images.

This March will feature ol’ shellhead and his friends.

Caption Away!

Check out the cool captions for this pic in the comments section below.

View the previous “Caption Tuesdays!” post here.


StuffaGami: Takuo Toda’s Record-breaking Paper Airplane

February 25th, 2011

I posted a while back about Ken Blackburn’s record-breaking paper airplane.  It was aloft for 27.6 seconds.

This post is about Takuo Toda’s winning paper airplane design, aptly named ” Sky King “.  His, stayed in the air 0.3 seconds more than Ken’s.  Talk about close!

Illustrations From The Great Solid Paper Airplanes

Go ahead and try it out.  Use the folding pattern and the how-to-fold video found here.  In case you want to learn how to throw a paper plane the record-breaking way, go here.


Tips ‘n Tricks: How I Cut, Fold, and Glue

February 23rd, 2011

I’m sure everyone else has their own paper toy assembly process.  I just wanted to share how I do it – specifically, the three main activities one needs to go through when assembling a paper toy ( unless the template you’re doing is glueless LOL ).  Hopefully by sharing this, others will do the same and we all get to discover different ways of doing the same thing.

So share if you can – the comments section is wide open.  You can also PM me and I’ll post your stuff on the blog, just so others get to see them too.  You can also post links to your blogs and process already online in the comments section too.

You can use this post in conjunction with an earlier ” Top 10 Paper Toy Assembly Tools and How Best to Use Them “.  Go check it out after reading this one.

Okay, let’s get started …

How I Cut
Pretty simple I think, you’ll need the usual cutting mat, steel ruler, and cutter.  I hold the cutter like I hold a pen though.  A friend commented about this once, surprised to see how I held the blade.  I’m curious to know if this is a common thing or absurd.  Let me know.

In ping pong parlance: handshake...

... penhold - absurd, no?

How I Fold
Here, I use a ruler and a flat piece of sturdy cardboard or something similar.  I place the template on a flat surface and then the ruler on top.  I position the ruler along the fold line then place the cardboard under the template.  Then I use the cardboard to fold the template.  This I think results in a neater and more exact fold than doing it ” manually ” by hand.  It’s also quick and easy to do, try it out if you haven’t already.  Tell me what you think.

Step 1: Line up the ruler based on the fold line

Step 2: Place the cardboard under the template ( btw, you can switch steps 1 & 2)

Step 3: Use the cardboard to fold and the ruler as a folding guide

How I Glue
I use scrap cardboard here.  Usually the ones that are left after cutting a template.  I put a dab of glue on scrap cardboard and use another piece as a ” paintbrush ” to apply the adhesive on the area to be glued.  This allows the adhesive to dry faster, plus you avoid ” squeezing out ” any excess glue from the applied area.




After I apply the adhesive on the area, I just hold the pieces together for a few seconds to dry.  Sometimes, especially for tight spots, I use tweezers.

Hold them together

Use tweezers

Well, there you have it.  How about you?  C’mon, go ahead and SHARE!  You know you want to.

Cheers all!

Caption Tuesdays! 2011 – 08

February 22nd, 2011

It’s Tuesdays once again – time to get creative!

This week we finish the Metal Gear-inspired run of caption images.

Caption Away!

Check out the cool captions for this pic in the comments section below.

View the previous “Caption Tuesdays!” post here.

WIP: Assassin’s Creed Paper Toy

February 21st, 2011

Altair – I’ve been wanting to work on this dude for a while now.  I’ve always wanted to work on a template with a hood, plus those nifty blades of his look awesome too.

Note that I have yet to play the game/s  ( I did try the freebie iPhone version – but only for a little while ), so I’m not that familiar with the storyline or the characters.  Which brings me to asking for some info from the “audience” – while I was researching on the net about the character, I came across 2 different costume designs.

Separated at birth or one and the same?

Quick question, Is the guy on the left the same guy as the one on the right – Same guy different costume?  While we’re at it, do any of you have any preferences on which costume to use on the paper toy?  Lastly, is his name Altair or do the more recent versions of the series have a different protagonist?  Let me know.

In the meantime, check out the prototype for the hood and retractable blades.

So, what other character has a hood?

The hood is still a work in progress, but it’s getting there.  I just need to complete some minor modifications, then I’ll start working on the graphics 😉


That’s it for now.  Cheers!

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