Introduction: Han Solo Cardboard Blaster With Magnetic Display Board

This is my Cardboard take on the Han Solo Blaster DL-44 from Star Wars Episode IV.

To display the Blaster properly I build a magnetic Frame / Display Board, witch lets you attach and detach the Sculpture without any kind of visible elements (when the gun is on the board).

The whole DL-44 is just made from Cardboard, Paper (for the Barrel and the Scope) and glue. For the display Board I used Cardboard,wrapping Paper, Glue, three Magnets, cord and Spray Paint.

I try to use as little as Possible tools on my Models. This keeps the investment, if you try to build it yourself, at a reasonable level.

Step 1: Time Lapse Time ; )

A Video says more than a thousand Word. So this Video shows the whole building process start to finish. It is quit long, but to show it all there was no way around it.

Step 2: Finally "The Magnetic Display Board"

Here I talk about why I needed to build the display board and then show some closeups of it, with and without the Blaster attached. This is followed by a Time Lapse of the complete process.

I hope you could get something out of this "Presentation"

I would love to hear what you think about it.

Best wishes from Berlin, Germany

The End.


danishcake12 (author)2016-01-19

oh my god this is amazing the only thing that beats this is the original from the cantina scene

My face just turned red! Thank you.

jedii72 (author)2016-01-11

Amazing. Nice job dude.

MudbrainsTvDIY (author)jedii722016-01-19

Thanks a lot!!

neuralgias (author)2015-12-19

You're a master of cardboard! I like that you did it by hand without any laser printer or things like that as many people these days. Perfect project!

Thank you! I like the "Low Tech" approach.

mchau2 (author)MudbrainsTvDIY2016-01-02

Very true! I too think peps are over rated. There so much human mind can do!

mchau2 (author)2016-01-02

force awaken really have awaken our craft ideas! I did my fair share of cardboard paper craft. Nicely done! I am doing a 3d print

Project for the contest... If I didn't learn 3d graphics, I might as well be building the same gun as you do! Haha

dan.blake.7583 (author)2015-12-24

A 40 min. "time laps" ? the presentation wasn't very helpful.

CRAZEDCLAM (author)2015-12-21

No way, this is super cool!!! voted XD

Thank you for the kind words and the vote!

KALao (author)2015-12-19

Wow that looks identical

MudbrainsTvDIY (author)KALao2015-12-20

Thanks. I took some design liberties, but overall it is recocnisable.

imcp1024 (author)2015-12-20

Does it shoot first?

MudbrainsTvDIY (author)imcp10242015-12-20

That would defenetlely be Han!! :)

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-12-19

Wow. That is really impressive how much detail you were able to get with just cardboard.

Thank you very much.

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Bio: Living in Berlin Germany and working as a 2d/3d Illustrator and Animator for 20+ years. I am very happy when i can take my ... More »
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