My favorite websites



Sites with more paper  model links

Papermodelling groups

Spacemodelling sites and groups

Space and rocket sites

Collections and galleries

History and methods

Free software to print or to convert file-format 


Rockets and spacecrafts

Akatsuki - space probe   - Space Shuttle in 1:144 - all versions!

Ares- Mars plane  - nice model - Erik T. Groens nice models

Bil Sat 1 - Turkish Satellite 

Canon Science models - choose the universe section

Cardmodels-R  Soviet, Russian and Ukrainian Space in Card Models 

Chthulhu's page  Mars habitat model and more

Classic paper spacemodels -
(R-7 sputnik, R-7 Vostok, Proton launcher - 3 versions, Titan 1 and 3 with X-20 and the sovjet moonlander LK )   (Ariane 5, Calipso, Philae) R-2 model


Currell net
(Starship One, RTV and V2-rocket - large scale high quality kits)

Cube Sat 

Cute project

Delta 7 Studios

(offers free models of Columbia and Mercury Redstone 8 ) - Regulus, Scud, Patriot and thor by Eric Truax  and Terriers by Wolfgang. 

Deep Impact 

Dutch Space  (Dawn Sonde, Cone satellite and earth globes (look at left))

DTU sat 

Ericksmodels - minotaur and hiroclaunch rockets - and a lot of nice SF models.

ESA LISA pathfinder

ESA Venus Express

ESA Cut-out and build (Cassini-huygens, Mars Express, Philae Lander, Soho, Gaia, Integral, Iso, Xmm-newton)

ESA - Space for kids (Integral, Mars Expres, SOHO, Aeolus, ATV) 

EXO Mars rover 

ESA Proba

Genesis mission 



GPS satellite model - two models

Hessi (simple x-B 70 model) - go for the advanced model - RTV9  Missile shield testvehicle (Satelite Muses-C, rocket M-V and other models)

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)  

Japan Astrometry Satellite Mission for INfrared Exploration - Look under "Links and others"  (Japanese satellites - MUSES-C, IKAROS, SELENE, ETS-VIII, ALOS, ADEOS-II, DRTS; Aqua/AMSR-E, -LabSat, MMO, EXOS-D, AMSR-E, ADEOS/OCTS)

JUNO Spacecraft NEW

Kaguya (Selene) - to models


Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center Gift Shop
Ariane 5, Saturn V, VentureStar X-33 RLV, 1/100 scale Shuttle stack for spaceshuttles, 1/48 apollo capsule. LEM, Lockheed L1011 Stargazer Launch Vehicle, Pegasus Satellite Launcher, Mars rovers, opportunity and spirit, Gemini-Titan II, von Braun Ferry - and a lot more....

Mamecraft - (X-1 and X-29) - Sealaunch model and more 

Marquettes en Carton/Cardmodels - Ariane 4 1:180

Mars Polar Lander

Mars Climate Orbiter

Maxus 1B Sounding rocket    NEW 

MMO-spacecraft for mercury  - Colorfull experimental japanese moonlander 

NASAs.Great Observatories Kit 
(Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, Compton Gamma Ray Observatory)

NASA Science for kidsChandra, Compton, Fermi, Gravity Probe B, Hubble, James Webb, Kepler, Rossi, Spitzer, Swift, and WISE)    NEW 

Nielspapermodels  - the download page of this site.

New Horizons - Mercury 

NPP Earth observation satellite -

Orion Crew vehicle - NEW

Phoenix LanderNEW 

Planck spacecraft 

Planet B (Nozomi) 

Michibiki Quazi Zenith Satellite Papercraft - remember to download all four zip-files for the qz-craft - Vanguard rocket, Bussard ramjet, german A-9 rocket and more

Shioya Astronomical Observatory   Japanese Mu-rockets

SSE Kids Paper Models (Cassini, CONTOUR, Deep Space Network 34-Meter Antenna, Galileo, Genesis, Lunar Prospector, Mars 2001 Odyssey, Mars Express, MESSENGER, NEAR, Pioneer 10, SOHO, Stardust) -  

Stereo satellite  


Tomahawk missile  

Ton Noteboom - (A lot of well-designed models)

U-DONS Factory - (Chinese Long March rocket 1:96, LEM 1.48)

Winds   Japanese communication satellite - Pakistani HATF II Abdali Rocket - Cosmos 3M / C-1 / SL-8 / 11K65M 

Archived spacekits 

If a website has closed, it is sometimes possible (but not always) to find a backup of the original site through the Wayback Machine. Here are links to paper models archived in the wayback machine. 

Australian Fed Sat  - look at the bottom at the right  - "Build your own fedsat". 

Card in space - Little Joe I 1:48, Mercury Redstone 1:48 

Ed Bertschy's Paper Models - AQM-60 target drone with a dolly and a jeep

IGF satellites - Japanese spysats

Gigabit Communication Satellite (Simple model of japanese comsat) 

Precision Paper Space Models 

T. Johnsons original site is gone - but you can download the files through the wayback machine - two sheets are missing but can be replaced with similar sheets from the other kits.- the links are here:

radelow.modellraketen - Rascal, Nike ajax - thanks to Radelow, the models are now available at 
Sunsat - South African microsat 


Telescopes  (not a free model - but looks great)   (NASA Deep Space Network - page) - comes with an transporter.  

NAOJ Telescopes 

Subaro Telescope - Canon Science projects

Sites with more paper model links: 

Iceberg Papermodels Links 


Papermodelling groups:

Space-Paper-Models  - a paper modellers group dedicated solely to space models

Papermodels II  

Forumenpapier (French) 

Zealot - cardmodels  (German)

Kartonmodel-forum  (German - offers a free Lunar rover - but you have to register) (Czech) (Czech) (russian) 

Spacemodelling sites and groups - a treasury of information for all with interest in spacemodelling.

Starship modeler - forum - includes a paper section as well.

Space-modelers/  Space Modelers Mailing List

Wayne Hills Rockety blogg - Interesting articles and a guide to space hobby activities 

Space and rocket sites: (The big Guide to all aspects of space and rockets) (French - one of the best sites)   (for kids)


Collections and galleries    - also offers some models for download 

udons factory - spacedevelopement (Czech paper model sites with pictures of rare space kits)



Free software to print or to convert file-format:

Adobe's Acrobat Reader - to print the models

OmniFormat is a free document conversion utility which allows dynamic conversion and image manipulation of over 75 file formats including  PDF, JPG, GIF, TIF, PNG, PCX, PPT, and PS.