My favorite websites

 

Telescopes  

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

Akari - Jaxa Astro F

Akatsuki - space probe

Axmpaperspacescalemodels   - A major site with space Shuttle, ISS, Spacestations, launch vehicles and a lot more...

Ares- Mars plane  - nice model 

Ariespapermodels - - A major site with lot of models of satellites, launchers and much more.......

Bil Sat 1 - Turkish Satellite 

Bird - NEW 

Black Brant rocket - NEW 

Brite constellation - NEW 

Canon Science models - choose the universe section

Cardmodels-R  - A major site with lot of soviet, russian and ukrainian launchers and spacecrafts 

Chthulhu's page  Mars habitat model and more

Classic paper spacemodels -
- A major site with R-7 sputnik, R-7 Vostok, Proton launcher - 3 versions, Titan 1 and 3 with X-20 and the sovjet moonlander LK 

CNES.fr   (Ariane 5, Calipso, Philae, Corot, Demeter, Jason-1) 

Conae Sac- satellites  - NEW

Constantvariation.blogspot.com R-2 model

Contour

Cosmos solar sail 

Currell net  - A major site with starship One, RTV and V2-rocket - and a lot of other high quality kits

Cube Sat 

Cute project 

Delfi C3

Delta 7 Studios (offers free models of Columbia and Mercury Redstone 8 )        

Dpileggispicks.com/ - 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 hiroc launch rockets - and a lot of nice SF models.

Epsilon rocket 

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

ESA Gaia 

ESA LISA pathfinder

ESA Proba

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

ESA Venus Express

EXO Mars rover 

Funcube  - NEW 

Genesis mission 

GLAST 

Geocities.jp/kurukurupackn Japanese H-II rockets and much more.

GPM - NEW

GPS satellite model - two models

Hayabusa 2

Hessi

Hinode (Solar B)

Homepage3.nifty.com (simple x-B 70 model)

Hubblesite.org - go for the advanced model

Ina-lab.isas.jaxa.jp - RTV9

Inadaphoto.web.fc2.com (H-IIB)  Japanese H-IIB rocket

Inadaphoto.web.fc2.com (M-V)  Japanese M-V rockets

Interceptorshield.com/downloads/  Missile shield testvehicle 

Isas.ac.jp (Satelite Muses-C (Hayabusa), rocket M-V and other models)

ISS spacestation - Free model by NASA - NEW

James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)  

Japan Astrometry Satellite Mission for Infrared Exploration - Look under "Links and others" 

Jaxaclub.jp  (Japanese satellites - MUSES-C (Hayabusa), IKAROS, SELENE, ETS-VIII, ALOS, ADEOS-II, DRTS; Aqua/AMSR-E, -LabSat, MMO, EXOS-D, AMSR-E, ADEOS/OCTS)

Jaxa - Ikaros - NEW

Jaxa SDS-4 - NEW

JUNO Spacecraft - NEW

Kaguya (Selene) - to models

Leasat (First polish satellite) - NEW

LEM - NEW 

LOFT - NEW

Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center Gift Shop - Probably the largest site dedicated to space paper models - 
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....

NASA LRO - Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter - NEW

Mamecraft - (X-1 and X-29)

Marklardas.com/ - Sealaunch model and more 

Marquettes en Carton/Cardmodels - Ariane 4 1:180

Mars Polar Lander

Mars Climate Orbiter

Maxus 1B Sounding rocket  

Michibiki Quazi Zenith Satellite Papercraft - remember to download all four zip-files for the qz-craft

MMO-spacecraft for mercury   

MMS-spacecraft + Atlas launcher - NEW 

Moonstation.jp/ja/gallery/papercraft/ftb.html  - 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 

New Horizons  

Nielspapermodels  - the download page of this site.

Ninfinger.org - Mercury 

NPP Earth observation satellite

NuSTAR - NEW

Orion Crew vehicle - NEW

Orion Spacecraft - NEW

Pegaso - NEW

Phoenix Lander 

Planck spacecraft 

Planet B (Nozomi) 

Prism - NEW

rocketmantan.deviantart.com/gallery/ - Vanguard rocket, Bussard ramjet, german A-9 rocket and more

Shioya Astronomical Observatory   Japanese Mu-rockets

Shizuku - NEW

Simon Bolivar - NEW

Spacecraftkits.com/free.html -

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  

SWAS 

TechDemoSat-1 - NEW

Terra 

Terriers

Timed

Tomahawk missile  

Ton Noteboom - A major site with lot of well-designed models

U-DONS Factory - Impressive models of chinese Long March rocket 1:96 and the lunar lander LEM 1.48

Winds   Japanese communication satellite 

Winds - (I am not sure - but this seems to be another model of Winds) - NEW

Vantland.org/paperCrafts.htm - Pakistani HATF II Abdali Rocket

Zili.de - Very nice models of 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. 

AMSAT OSCAR - NEW

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 - NEW

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

IGS satellites - Japanese spysats

Landsat 7 - black and white model - NEW

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 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Space-Paper-Models/ 

Sunsat - South African microsat 
 
VSOP - NEW

 

Telescopes 

ALMA telescope  - comes with an transporter. 

Gunma - NEW 

Keck  (not a free model - but looks great) 

NASA Deepspace Network   (NASA Deep Space Network - archive.org page)

NAOJ Telescopes 

AOA -  (Two models at the right - 188cm, 91cm)    

Subaro Telescope - Canon Science projects
  
Subaro Telescope -  along with some other models

Subaro Telescope - different models - NEW


Sites with more paper model links: 

freepapertoys.com/

d1.dion.ne.jp/~hamanaga/index.html 

Iceberg Papermodels Links 

 

Papermodelling groups:

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

Cardarmy.ru/forum/ (russian)  

Forumenpapier (French)  

Kartonbau.de/  (German)

Kartonmodel-forum  (German) 

papermodel (Czech)  

Papermodelers 

Papermodels II  

Papirovemodelarstvi (Czech)  

Zealot - cardmodels   


Spacemodelling sites and groups

Ninfinger.org/~sven/models/models.html - 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  

Hobbyspace.com - Interesting articles and a guide to space hobby activities 


Space and rocket sites:

www.astronautix.com (The big Guide to all aspects of space and rockets) 

www.capcomespace.net/ (French - one of the best sites) 



 

Collections and galleries

digilander.libero.it/ucontrol2000/U-Control-2000/paper.htm

ericksmodels.com    - also offers some models for download 

mek.kosmo.cz/modelar/papir/ (Czech paper model sites with pictures of rare space kits)

PASA - Papercraft Aeronautics and Space Administration

udons factory - spacedevelopement 
  

   

 


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.