Build Your Own Paper Robots: book with CD that turns into a badass articulated robot army

Today I discovered -- joy of joys -- a new, sweet indie bookstore near my office, Clerkenwell Tales, in London's Exmouth Market (02077138135). The stock is still filling in, but as a former bookseller and confirmed bookstore junkie, I was delighted by what I saw.

Case in point: Julius Perdana and Josh Buczynski's Build Your Own Paper Robots, a handsome hardback volume with an included CDROM featuring printable designs for 14 kick-ass articulated papercraft robots. Also included are scalable, layer-separated line-art versions of the bots, so that you can render them bigger or smaller, and color them to your own taste, assembling printable robot armies with your printer, some card-stock and glue.

Clerkenwell Tales had a few copies left after I snagged one (and plenty more to like besides), but if you're not anywhere near London, there's also some copies available at Amazon UK.

Build Your Own Paper Robots

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  1. Looks like they might work well with the Worldworks / Red Sector rules; I’ll try and make time to try it.
    (Idea promptly goes on top of my 2-year backlog pile of ‘must make this right now’ papercraft wargames terrain and games and is never seen again by human eyes. But I’ll try.)

  2. Nice. I wonder what the potential is for printing on vinyl on a large format printer and then using that applied to foam core.

  3. anon @4: Well, I’ve had a lot of success building the worldworks stuff with foamcore, so I’d guess it’s quite possible.

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