Intro: DIY 3D Perler Darth Vader
This instructable is for a Voxelized Yoshi you can make your own from perler beads, hama beads, nabbi beads, or any type of melty beads. You can watch the video and follow along if you like.
(Please credit me should you use or manipulate this pattern. Please be respectful and don't mass produce or sell the finished product) since I do not own this character. Thank you!!!
Step 1: Gather Materials & Download Your Pattern
Pegboards: 1 square and 1 hexagon or circle
Beads Reg & Mini (Colors list in file download or photo above)
Books (used for weight)
Exacto Knife (for mistakes)
Download your (Darth Vader Pattern)
Step 2: Start Beading and Iron Out Your Layers
I do the highest number before the max my iron uses. For my iron it is number 3
I like to iron each one separately on the middle of each board
your choice (I think it melts more evenly)
For the last 3 layers the cape separates to the body. So I separate the cape layers to one board
After you Iron out your layers make sure you add weight so the layers won't bend, usually this doesn't happen but the more beads the more chances your layers will bend.
Step 3: Ironing Mini Beads
After you make your mini bead details, Iron them in a lower temperature setting on your iron.
(I use number 2 on my iron settings.)
Step 4: How to Glue
The Darth Vader photo patterns are already placed the exact way the character should be glued
once you preview your photo just press the right arrow and compare photos
By memory or dry erase marker, mark the corners of where you will be placing the pattern over.
the photo above shows an example of how I watch what I glue.
Do this after gluing every layer
Step 5: Glue Your Layers
All you need is one drop of glue on each bead you stick
- Remember to take your time, superglue is very hard to take apart
- Align the layers with your fingers
- Apply lots of pressure to each layer glued (be careful where you add pressure from)
Step 6: Add Your Mini Bead Details
When you add your details make sure you use plenty of superglue but don't glue your fingers of course XD
for the light saber I like to iron the hand, be very careful not to glue your ironing paper! then glue your your saber.