Introduction: A New Hope Action Figure Set

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I saw that no one has yet uploaded anything like this so I thought I'd give it a go. I used mostly foam core in this project. I had never used it before but now that I have, I have fallen in love with it.

Materials:

Hot glue

Pva glue

Foam core

Sharpie (red, black*fine tip as well*, and silver)

White sticker paper or printer paper

Step 1: The Door

Picture of The Door

I started off with a piece of foam about 10 inches wide and 8 inches tall.

I cut out a door shape in about the middle that was 4 inches wide and 6 inches tall and 1/2 inches from the bottom of the peice.

Make sure you're careful when cutting the rounded edges the blade needs to be sharp for it to cut smoothly and not tear.

Then I cut another piece for the door just a little bit wider and made out of scrap pieces a guide for it open open and close.

Step 2: Walls

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for the start of the walls I cut squares that were 1 inch by 1 inch but if you wanted a more screen acurate I'd go 2 inch tall and 1 inch wide. Now in the scene the panels are edged but I didn't do this for then the panel would be too small but to do that just angle the blade and slowly cut off the bottom and top edges.

The pillars are next. I eyeed the shape from reffrence photos and traced that four times and stuck them together with pva glue. On the front I used sticker paper but white paper will do as well. Then I glue the squares and the pillars on the wall and about equal on both sides. I eyed that part from reffrence photos. Then with sharpies I drew on the details.

Step 3: Glue the Walls

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I drew on the door details and stuck the pillars two of the four pillars made on that door wall. Note I oly made the pillars close to the door only two foam boards thick just from my own liking. Then with hot glue I glued the walls onto a black piece of foam core 9 1/2 inches wide and 12 inches long. I kept one piece 8 inches wide and 10 inches long for the roof and did NOT glue this down because I want to easily position the figures. You can if you want though.

Step 4: Final Product

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this is the final product. Thus was created for 6 inch figures because not many people do this size and now I await the arrival of the rebel fighters. And for those who will complain yes I know poe would have never interacted with imperial stormtroopers they were just who I had handy at the time. If you do have any suggestions for improvement of this build please let me know and if you build it send me a pic thxs and may the force be with you!

Comments

Ethan1023 (author)2017-08-09

Thou dost insult us absolute SW nerds: That is a Poe Dameron figure, and those are Imperial stormtroopers and the title is "A New Hope Action Figure Set". Poe was not in the original trilogy. I'm just messing with you. Seriously, tho.

quinnc2008 (author)Ethan10232017-08-10

yes of course they were just who i had handy at the time. glad you enjoy though.

Ethan1023 (author)quinnc20082017-08-11

Ha ha, it's cool! Very nice job, FYI.

themanwoaname (author)2017-08-10

"Thus was created for 6 inch figures because not many people do this size"
you would be surprised how untrue this is.

i prefer 1:18 scale or 3.75" - 4" figures, and forget about getting anything to customize them. 6" scale is basically where we're at now.

quinnc2008 (author)themanwoaname2017-08-10

Really? interesting where I am located a lot of people are just mostly into the 3.75 figures.

Riffifi (author)2017-08-10

the cutouts are very neat! the only improvement that comes to my mind is to print the details instead of hand drawing them. you could first create them on gimp, photoshop, or vector drawing software. and/or use some stickers (for the black lines for example)

quinnc2008 (author)Riffifi2017-08-10

Ooh good idea I never thought of that. I'll keep that in mind when I do another set.

Swansong (author)2017-08-09

That's an awesome playset! You did a great job :)

quinnc2008 (author)Swansong2017-08-10

thank you very much, I am glad to see more than just myself enjoy such a creation.

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