Here's a fun little project I finished over the last week. This diorama is made up of parts from four different sources. The main parts, Godzilla and company, are papercraft designs which I found at a neat little website called Paper Toy Adventures. They have an ongoing kaiju series, and there are several others so far. I have never attempted any papercraft, but I had some cardstock and access to a color laser printer, so I thought, why not?! Well, to be honest, it's a lot of work. It took me an hour and a half to cut out the pieces for Angilas, but it was worth it. It's definitely a hobby for patient people with free time!
I wasn't satisfied with just placing them on a shelf, so I found a street surface, a backdrop complete with Mt. Fuji (easily done by searching for "desktop wallpaper Mt. Fuji"), and a series of free papercraft buildings that another party made, which I printed at half size.
Next, I bent a piece of a wire coathanger at a right angle, attached it to the back of the diorama, and glued that to Mothra, so that she could be in flight. The Paper Toy Adventures template for Mothra also includes a really cool larva, too, by the way.
I was overall pleased with the result, and I might even be tempted to take on a papercraft project again, with future releases. If you are interested, check out the site--the designs are free, and they will send you a password to give access to their download page.