Make Your Own Moving MadCat Paper Mechwarrior

This MechWarrior based on the Madcat (Timberwolf) mech from Battletech certainly looks the real deal. If however, looks is not all you want in your mecha reproductions, fear not, this model walks the walk too. This paper model sports a crank and gears that does a great job of recreating a menacing mech walk.

Growing up, I was a huge fan of Transformers and Robotech and that love has never really left me. Looking around at the state of the world, I’m constantly disappointed that the sky is not filled with Gunships and jet powered fighter planes which may or may not be able to transform into huge flying Robots capable of skirmishing on land and in the air. Sure those military drone things are a step in the right direction but I want to start seeing some real military advances. I’d love to see Units like the Madcat become a reality. Give me human military exoskeletons enhancing human abilities and making infantry as we know it is a thing of the past.

(View the original actual Mech Warrior Papercraft Automata right at Instructables)

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Creating your very own mech friend is now as easy as print, cut, and assemble and as usual, the guys at instructables have done all the hard work for us when it comes to building our very own paper Mech of doom. Simply collect the required resources in this case:

  • Paper
  • Printer
  • Sharp knife
  • Metal ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • White glue

Once you have all that print, the awesome guides provided in PDF, proceed to assemble. Remember to have your best buddy on speed dial for when you inevitably glue your eyelids shut or just get your hands on the instructions and save yourself the trip to the emergency room and life time of mocking from your former best buddy.

This set of instructions and diagrams from the folk at Instructables may be a bridge to far for the less handy and or creative amongst us but I for one can’t think of a better way to use some ill-gotten paper from cubicle at work than to recreate a Mechwarrior and then place it on my desk and give it a crank as I imagine it stalking the cubicle wasteland of my work in search of incompetent managers to vaporize, well perhaps that’s just me.

If building MechWarriors is not your thing, perhaps you should give this DIY Robot spider a try.