Welcome to this Ironman paper model tutroial...

As you may have already know, most people on the internet build awesome Ironman models using pep files (pre-made 2d pattern that assemble 3d forms). But the process usually includes back and forth in softwares, missing pieces and digital format or printing issues... pre-made pep files is cool, but took away the best part of paper craft... creativity and experimentation...

Dont be a slave of the pep file, we are artist not cutting and sticking machines!!

This tutorial features:

  • no pep files,
  • no need to be a computer wizard
  • fully recycled materials...
  • three short youtube videos tutorial
  • and once you master the technique you can build whatever you like!!
  • old-fashion and raw true paper craft experience..
  • can be carry out in any size and level of detail you wish, in my case its about a foot tall...

Letz start this wonderful journey...

Step 1: Step 1: Material and Tools

the project is a low budget one hang tight...


  • plenty of recycled paper boxes (tissue or cereal box)
  • some draft paper for drafting and sketching
  • pens, pencils, and markers
  • adhesive tape


  • scissors (normal scissors will do)
  • cutters (optional)
  • hot glue gun (you can any glue you like i like hot glue gun cus its fast and firm)

This is it for material and tools, scissors, cutter and hot glue gun could potentially be dangerous use with care.

please tell me that you entered this instructable in the papercraft contest...ill vote for you.
<p>As a matter of fact, i indeed entered the papercraft contest with this piece... feel free to vote in the contest, if you like my work, please vote for me... thx for your support...</p>
<p>the orange ribbon on the top right hand corner, i think... thx again for appreciation...</p>
<p>very cool!</p>
Thx man
<p>The fact that this was done without pepakura is mind blowing. Excellent job!</p>
thank you... i do like papercraft with out pep file...
I'm building a mark III
<p>Hows that now? Keep me posted</p>
This is way better than that hot toys mark 7 I have!
<p>OMG this means quite alot... I think hot toys are awesome too!!</p>
<p>What a cReativity </p>
<p>HaHa typo... i cant seem to find that...</p>
<p>A very interesting project, I'm assuming that Optimus Prime was made the same way, ???</p>
<p>yes, should do an instructable on that too?</p>
Dude make qn instructable on Optimus he looks v. v. cool
wrong reply sorry
well u mean china? hong kong is in china...
woohoo!!! congrats on 1st place! way to go you!
<p>super awesome... Thx for support.... I will try keep up the gd work</p>
good i need 1 :D
build one! go and try... its somuch fun
I'm making a life size, wearable iron man suit :) this is an inspiration also :P
are u using pep?
<p>Thanks for sharing. It's great to see the design process beyond the usual pep models.</p>
glad u like...
I really love both models mchau2. They really look badass though I don't really like the IRON MAN helmet. Good job mchau2! I voted for you in all categories.
<p>Saw your profile :)</p><p>No wonder why origami and kirigami has origins in Japan :), this is just brilliant :)</p>
u mean china? hong kong is in china...
<p>Oh I am sorry, I guess I read what I want to read. </p>
its quite alright friend
Sweet, thanks
mchau2 wuts ur youtube name?
I voted for u. Man, I wish I culd make one like that!
<p>voted in all cats. great work</p>
thx. really means alot... will you be building these kind of paper model ? its fun...
<p>I dont think I have the brain power to figure it out! lol</p>
<p>I think I have the brainpower to do it :D</p>
Where's the link to your YouTube videos?
Do you mean the vids i embed in the tutorial?<br>anyway here you go:<br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdFMMiZDVRw<br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYEVtqRPdbs<br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii97afkwFLo<br>Hope you like my utube channel
<p>haha, voted! Hope you will win!!!</p>
<p>Verrrrrrry good..... specially from scratch....</p>
<p>means alot</p>
its fantastic Very nice
<p>way too easy</p>

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