3D Ship Model: One Piece’s Thousand Sunny

It’s been a while since our last experiment with crafts and stuff, so we decided we’ll share a creative activity with you that we have stumbled upon while browsing the internet.

Thousand Sunny is a pirate ship from one of our favorite Japanese animated series – One Piece. For this entry, we’ll tell you how we were able to make one for ourselves using the tutorial released by Toei Animation which we downloaded from an amazing blog about Papercrafts.  But before we get on with the story, these are the materials that we used:

  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors/Cutter
  • Stuffing

With those in hand, we started things off by downloading the Thousand Sunny PDF file and printing the document using an A4 sized photo paper which we chose because of its thickness and glossy look. The only downside that we discover is that it can be a bit difficult to glue pieces of photo paper together compared to ordinary ones.

Once we had everything printed out, we cut around the edges of the images to get the parts that we need for assembling the ship, using a cutter to clear away unwanted parts from trickier pieces that involved holes and gaps.

After that, we moved on to the second part (folding) by using the PDF document as a guide. The text was entirely written in Japanese, though, so we just ended up following the illustrations and guessing what the words meant.

We then proceeded to assembling the different parts of the ship by gluing the pieces to their rightful places and merging all the components together, capping things off by adding some stuffing to the hollow parts of the ship to make it a little sturdier.

And here it is:

Thousand Sunny ready to set sail! \ ^_^ /


  1. Valentinas Stripeika says:

    haha very nice =)

  2. Minh Ly says:

    where do you find the pdf for this?

    • BNP Design Studio says:

      You can find it on the link above – from the Papercraft blog. :)