My name is Alfonso X Moreno, owner of the AXM Paper Space Scale Models website and self-taught designer of paper models in the Space Category.
I design accurate scale replicas of real rockets and spacecrafts made out of paper, covering the Space Shuttle era and current rockets from around the world.
I am from Guayaquil, Ecuador but lived in New York during my childhood. I still remember watching the Apollo missions in the early 70s; a time which influenced my passion to card modeling.
Back in 1998 I designed my own logo and a plan was born to create a unique site that would cover all the Space Shuttle missions with paper models. My original website then went online on Oct 27, 2006.
My logo represents modeling the Space Shuttle from paper. The three colors yellow, blue and red in the oval represent the colors of Ecuador’s flag, my birthplace. The three stars on the left represent my brothers and I. And it’s me the one interested in Space and Paper Modeling. The Space Shuttle is seen depicted in flight after trailing the sequence of paper modeling; and the white, red and blue stars represent not only USA, the country where I live, but all past, present and future Space Shuttle missions from mother Earth.
After all these years, my site has grown into a site that contains designs in scales of 1:144, 1:100 and 1:96. For the most part, the collection consists of Space Shuttle stacks in 1:144 scale for ALL the Shuttle missions. You can now download a Shuttle model for each mission! But my site not only covers Space Shuttle missions but other rocket models.
You can also download rockets representing other countries, Commercial rockets from USA and Space Stations including the International Space Station model. You can find models of the Atlas V, Delta IV, Antares, Falcon 9, Ariane 5, Vega, Soyuz and Progress vessels, India’s rockets and SpaceX Starships! It is my intention to also design the American rockets from the Early space age, like the Mercury, Atlas and Saturn V.
I have been very fortunate that my site and paper models have been widely accepted by the card modeling community. Through all these years, I have had many opportunities with Institutions to work in projects involving my paper models. I created the ISS children’s version for the Australian CSIRO’s kids magazine, “Pegaso” and “Krysaor” Cubesats for the Ecuadorian Space Agency (EXA), the SCanTestbed model for NASA’s Glenn Research Center, the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) models for Goddard Space Flight Center, and many more.
On January 2020, which I consider the pinnacle of my paper model website achievements, I was invited to be part of the Boca Chica to Mars Event, which was held at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts in Texas, where my SpaceX paper models were exhibited for the public.
Although few of my creations are not for free download, I try to give most of my models to the card modeling community for free; but in order to cover the expenses of paper, printer ink and other supplies for my designs and the time to design these models, a donation is appreciated.