'Howl's Moving Castle' Papercraft Model

Wow - check out this fantastic model by artist Dreamparacite! It's a cardstock version of the titular castle from Diana Wynne Jones's novel, Howl's Moving Castle. (I haven't read the book but I love the animated movie by Studio Ghibli.) The countless towers, turrets, pipes, cannons, and miniature houses took the artist over 9 months to construct.

"It was made like any papercraft, with cardstock, a standard printer, and an Xacto knife (and lots of tacky glue and patience)," Dreamparacite writes. He used plans from a book that is now out of print, but you can download a 100MB PDF version of them here. Read more details of the construction on his Reddit page. For more pictures of the project visit Dreamparacite on imgur.com.




5 comments:

Ascension said...

Gracias por los enlaces, es un trabajo fantastico.
besitos ascension

Maria Ireland said...

Wow thats fantastic i can admire but could never have that much patience :)

mijbil said...

Lovely! I wish I had the time to do it, it's gorgeous! :D

Sans! said...

I love the anime! Did you watch the watch it?

And I will love to try this out, thanks for the link, G!

TreeFeathers said...

Oh if you make it you have to post it for us all to see, Sans! I'm with Marie, I don't think I would have the patience to do it.

I did watch the anime movie, really liked it. One of these days I will get around to reading the book.

- Grace

 

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