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Paper models, also called card models, "pepakura" or papercraft, are models constructed mainly from sheets
of heavy paper, paperboard, card stock, or foam.
Origami is the process of
making a paper model by folding a single paper without using glue or cutting.
Card modeling is making scale models from sheets of cardstock on which the parts were printed,
usually in full color. These pieces would be cut out, folded, scored and glued together.
Pepakura is the art of combining these model types to build complex creations such as
human, spacecraft, aviation, automobiles, animals, military, architectural structures
and most anything you can think of.
Numerous models are available on the Internet at little or no cost, which can then be downloaded
and printed on inexpensive inkjet printers has caused its popularity again to increase worldwide.
Home printing also allows models to be scaled up or down easily.
NOTE, A couple were designed by someone else but had to do a complete makeover
by fixing parts that did not fit, designed more detail parts for the model,
and added color and texture graphics.
Most files are in a "ZIP" format with the ".zipx" file extension. They contain both the model and the
instructions files which are in PDF format. The program WinZip can unzip these files
for use. You can also remove the "X" from the .zipx extension (.zip) to unzip these
files using other file decompression programs.
currently - 115 models
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New releases - November, 2017
HISAKI Satellite with Epsilon-1 Launch Vehicle
PhoneSat 2.5 (cubesat)