• Aug 4th 2010 at 1:01PM
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Epson papercraft Honda NSX build – Click either image for high-res gallery

We were never the kinds of kids who could sit down and crank out a plastic model with any sort of aplomb. In fact, we have a stack of half-finished kits in the hall closet that fire disapproving glares at us every time we go for a fresh towel. Paper models, on the other hand, we can do. Few things are more entertaining that transmuting a flat piece of heavy stock paper into a 3D interpretation of, say, a Honda/Acura NSX racer.

You may recall that the printing gurus at Epson rolled out a full-scale cardboard replica of the Honda halo beast at the Tokyo Auto Salon earlier this year. Now a gaggle of photos detailing the construction process have surfaced via the web-scouring folk over at Jalopnik.

Now, here's the really cool part. The whole build process is nearly identical to what you'd expect out of stitching together a much smaller papercraft model. How identical? Printer company Epson was kind enough to supply 1:24 scale design plans so that the rest of the world can crank out its own version of the car. Now if you'll excuse us, it's time to bust out the X-Acto knife.



[Source: Epson via Jalopnik]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Perhaps Honda should more more money into building actual cars, rather than wasting is on stuff like Asimo and this.

      Honda has lost its way.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Arts and Crafts"

      Beer...Foster's....Australian for Beer.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Does thic come with a translation?
        • 5 Years Ago
        yeah, seriosly! i wanted to buile the paper mini version but the link is to a forign website... can't read any of the tabs... can anyone help?
      quix2450
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you copy the link http://www.epson.jp/sponsor/nakajima/craft/index.htm into google and search for it google will translate part of the page. Then just navigate to the proper section.
      WinXP
      • 5 Years Ago
      Finally, NSX I could maybe afford.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If I only had space to put this somewhere.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Call James May. I'm sure he'd be interested in building it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cool story, bro:

      I used to make small paper models like this one between the ages of 8-13. With about the same amount of directions (none). And instead of cutting them out from magazines, which I borrowed from the library, I had to manually copy and color the plans. Oh, Soviet Union craft magazines.

      Yeah, so all you guys complaining about lack of directions or this being too difficult... yeah. Get off my lawn.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's good to see Honda focusing on weight reduction.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Soooo the directions are all in Japanese...crap.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's sad looking at this and realizing what stock car racing is vs what it could've been. :(
      • 5 Years Ago
      Epson did a great job to promote their racing team. There are two versions of paper craft: beginner and expert. I am sure you need a small hand to make those 1:24 models. Not to mention you can even download race queen graphics. Too bad I only have a B&W laser printer.
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