Great and Glue-less Paper Car Models from Japan
Ferrari F50 added April 2010
I made this one while on holiday at Nelson Bay, March 2010. These simple paper models are a useful pastime for holidays - very little to pack, and not much to bring home either.
I found some very interesting paper car models on a site in Japan.
click here for the site
What is especially interesting is:-
- most are just one piece to cut out
- the designs are very accurate (as they have to be, being such complex developments - "development" in the drafting sense of mapping a 3-dimensional shape to a flat layout)
- no glue is needed, just 2 or 3 common staples
Here's my first attempt, a Ford GT-40
I made the mistake of glueing this one, and it was tricky. Later I found the
visual instruction page
and realized glue is not needed.
The site is in Japanese, but I googled for it and got a translation, and it looks like you are free to use the designs for your own purposes, just don't copy them to another site, or make money out of them, etc.
Here are a few more I made for some friends
- A VW Golf for a German who drives a VW Caddy and has a vintage Beetle
- A New Mini for a guy who loves minis
- An old (Austin) Mini for a school friend who's first car was a Mini
- A Hummer for a friend who's into big-iron (ie, V8 SuperCar racing)
My thanks to the author, firstname.lastname@example.org, for the enjoyment his designs have given me.
This page tardus.net/art66carModels.html
Last updated: 17 Aug 2021
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