URSUS (1914)

URSUS paper model
URSUS paper model in action!

March 2, 2011
The old steel giant decided that
the time to break his moorings and escape
had finally come.
The Bora, blowing at over 170 km/h,
was his accomplice.
Quickly, Ursus gained the sea.
Two tugs launched
in pursuit.
It took hours to bridle him
and bring him back to the port.
Since then, he has become a symbol,
a legend.
Ursus, the old steel giant…

2 marzo 2011
Il vecchio gigante d’acciaio decise che
l’ora di rompere gli ormeggi e scappare
era finalmente arrivata.
La Bora, con raffiche a più di 170 km/h,
fu sua complice.
Rapidamente, Ursus guadagnò il largo.
Due rimorchiatori si lanciarono all’inseguimento.
Ci vollero ore per imbrigliarlo
e riportarlo in porto.
Da allora è diventato un simbolo,
una leggenda.
Ursus, il vecchio gigante d’acciaio…

The recovering operation / Le operazioni di recupero
(video by G. Piras)

URSUS paper model PhotoPage
The story of URSUS (in Italian) / La storia di URSUS
URSUS (Wikipedia)
URSUS Pictures

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Christmas Lamp / Lampada di Natale

A fretwork paper lamp for your Christmas time
Una lampada di carta traforata per il tuo Natale

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MACHINA at 50%

Andi Rüegg, a talented Swiss paper modeler, has come up with the idea of building a 50% version of MACHINA. Honestly, I thought he couldn’t do it, but the final result is simply fabulous. See his construction report (very informative) at Kartonbau.de, a German paper modellers forum.


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paperPino’s GARAGE

Mauther, from Brazil, owner of PAPERMAU, (a huge collection of free original and exclusive paper models and the best, rare and unusual free papercrafts of all the world!) dedicated one of his lovely American 1950’s style garages to me. Thanks a lot!

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Although apparently this machine might seem completely useless, it is the proof that everything (or almost everything) is possible with paper…
Download, print, build and have fun!

(660x165x220 mm)

Sebbene apparentemente questa macchina possa sembrare del tutto inutile, essa è la dimostrazione che tutto (o quasi) è possibile con la carta.
Scarica, stampa, costruisci e buon divertimento!!!

More pictures of the MACHINA here

Altre foto della MACHINA qui

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Sand Powered Mechanical Hammer / Martello Meccanico a Sabbia

This model is my free interpretation of the mechanical hammer designed by Leonardo da Vinci.
After putting sand in the upper container, its fall causes the paddle wheel to turn, which in turn drives the mechanical hammer cam.
NO GLUE is needed for part assembly!
2 models in 1! The crank operated mechanical hammer + the sand powered mechanical hammer.
Recreational, educational, enjoyable!
Ideal gift for inquisitive and smart people…

Thanks to the RIP Technology, no glue is needed in order to assemble the model… and you can assemble, disassemble and reassemble the model over and over again.

Grazie alla Tecnologia RIP l’assemblaggio del modello è effettuato senza colla… e potrai quindi montare, smontare e rimontare il modello più e più volte.


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Fabergé paper Egg (2015)

Note: texture modified from the original by 3DTaxi


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The boxy-Christmas Set

Original 3d models by PolygunShoot (www.cgtrader.com) modified and adapted at paperPino’s workshop in Trieste (Italy).

These paper models are easy to build as they consist of boxes, boxes, and more boxes… For best results, I suggest to use 200 g/sqm cardboard.
Enjoy, and…

Merry Christmas and Happy 2020!

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The MOON: the Near Side, the Dark Side


(High relief cm 33x23x6)

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Leonardo da Vinci’s 500th anniversary: my little tribute to the Genius


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