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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) … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 ( 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 … Continue reading

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The MOON: the Near Side, the Dark Side

The MOON (High relief cm 33x23x6)

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


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Ponte di Leonardo / Leonardo’s Bridge

Di tutti i progetti di ponti di Leonardo, il ponte autoportante è certamente il più geniale nella semplicità della sua struttura e costruzione. Non sappiamo se questo ponte sia mai stato messo in pratica, ma non è difficile credere che … Continue reading

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 OGS Explora is an oceanic research vessel owned by the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale – OGS. The ship offers the national and international scientific community a wide range of functionalities, being equipped with laboratories and scientific … Continue reading

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