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Alternatives to clay

Traditional natural clay is lovely to work with, for both sculpting or pottery. However it needs a kiln heated to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit to get fired in. If, like most people,  you don’t have access to a kiln, then clay is pretty much useless to you. You can sculpt in other materials of course. Paper […]

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Free Paper Science Fiction Models

Free Paper Science Fiction Models to download and build yourself. There are so many great sci-fi models to download for free that they deserve a page of their own. Star Wars Star Trek Dr Who Batman Star Wars Paper Models A beautifully detailed x-wing fighter to download and make. Star Wars ATAT snow walker Millenium Falcon Papercraft […]

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Free Paper Models to download and build yourself.

Loads of great models are available for free to print off and make. Here is my long list of the very best I can find. These cool paper models are all added here because the end result looks good. Some models are harder than others to build. I have grouped them by type of model. […]

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How to create Paper Models

Paper Modelling is a great hobby that costs practically nothing. It is suitable for all ages except children too small to use scissors. This is a beginners guide to making paper models. My first paper model – Baron Von Richthofen’s Fokker triplane Paper Models are cheap (the triplane above was free) and readily available. There […]


How to create Matchstick Models

Matchstick Models are great for kids and adults of all ages. My first experience of matchsticks was as supports for various parts of paper models. From here it was a simple step to move completely to wood (matchsticks) as my main construction material. Why Matchstick Models? Matchstick Models are cheap, wasy to make and readily […]


How to reinforce paper mache

Paper mache (papier mache) is basically paper and a starch based glue. Although it is an excellent modelling material (easy, safe, cheap) it can be a little weak, so here is how to make papier mache stronger. Choose a stronger glue The cheap options of flour or wallpaper paste are fine in many situations, but […]