An easy papercraft to begin with?

Discussion in 'Tips & FAQs' started by howdysmithy, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. howdysmithy

    howdysmithy New Member

    Im new to the scene so I dont know how good or bad I will be so could anyone suggest a good starting papercraft for me?

  2. Rapidtox

    Rapidtox Member

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  3. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Active Member

    Not a bad place to start! It has cubes, rectangles and a couple curves. That should be a pretty good intro :)

    After that grab something a little more complex that also has cones and cylinders along with some irreqular shapes then you should be good to go for anything!
  4. chunder

    chunder Member

    pick something that interests you, a structure, a car, an animal, may be a boat, whatever.

    Then find a simple model with good instructons, have fun with it, lean from your mistakes (if any), make it a few times if you want.

    good luck
  5. drifter83

    drifter83 New Member

    .... nice work...
  6. weft1630

    weft1630 New Member

  7. juntopi

    juntopi Member

    Neat model

    Thanks for the reference Rapidtox. I just built this one. I had my daughter color the paper first before I printed the pattern. I just uploaded the picture in the gallery.
  8. miseryguts

    miseryguts New Member

    Bearing in mind the cost of printer ink, I would be inclined to start with any simple blank templates to practice techniques.
  9. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Start with a subject that interests you. You will have some foreknowledge of it, and this will motivate you to finish it, and possibly modify it to better reflect your knowledge, then a designer is born! :)
  10. Dented Rick

    Dented Rick Human

    I accidentally got into papercraft because a friend had given me a bunch of 1 page Cubee G1 Transformers. After that, it was simply stumbling across, then, and then this site,

    in between I have found alot of other sites, and many freebies :)

    But it all started with those wonderful Cubee G1's.....which I still have sign1
  11. Yea, my first was Borg Cube-- that has to be the absolutely the easiest possible model. Then I tried a couple of those simple little cars with 2D wheels. After that I moved to the Canon architecture series, which are great models with good directions. In fact, go to Canon Creative Park if you haven't been there and look around. They have great models there from kiddie simple to quite adult level in complexity and all are well designed and have excellent directions.

  12. Vermin_King

    Vermin_King Member

    I still have to look at a design over and over again for hours if it doesn't have instructions before I'll decide to build it. Instructions help a lot, but it seems like even the best instructions end up with one step where magic happens or else it doesn't go together right.

    I'm starting to learn the magicians' tricks, though
  13. jappert

    jappert New Member

    Make a paper soldier from paper-replika.
    Boxen to glue and a very good instruction.
  14. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

  15. Firestreak

    Firestreak New Member

    This model is a good starter, I made the mistake of "jumping in at the deep end" and started a model out of my depth (sorry for the puns) It was way too technical and I never had the skills nor knowledge to make the model look convincing. I know how you feel, you wont something "technical" and exciting to make, but you do need to start with basics. You soon learn little tips and ideas, and enjoy your hobby more. Please enjoy your builds, and best of luck

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