My first attempt at Papercraft Card Modeling
Did you know that highly detailed model ships can be made of paper? Neither did I until recently. I had been searching for plastic model kits when I happen to stumble across a really nice looking ship model made from paper.
Check out these papercraft ship models. All of them are made from paper.
Papercraft card modeling is making scale models from sheets of cardstock on which the parts are printed, using a regular computer printer. The pieces are then cut out, folded, scored and glued together to create a highly detailed scale model.
I thought it was cool enough to give it a try but I knew I wanted to start simple, (heck, I don’t even own a color printer). So I started with this simple ship. It has only 13 parts and took me about 30 minutes to build.
Here is the template: http://www.gumhold.com/paper_free/Ship_150dpi.png
And here are the assembly instructions: http://www.gumhold.com/paper_free/Ship_inst.jpg