Intro: Papercraft 1:1 Scale Star Wars Battle Droid.
Once upon a time, at a galaxy far far away...you can make battle droids out of PAPER!!!!
I know many of you are preparing for halloween...well...even if you aren't you can make yourself a futuristic life sized BATTLE DROID! Star wars has always been my favorite movie series and it has so much cool stuff!! Everything in star wars is a glimpse into the future.So this battle droid will be made out of purely paper and glue, you don't have to be a Jedi or Darth Vader to do this. Now I will leave the making to you. Have fun! And: May the Force Be With You. .
Step 1: Preparing and Meterials.
1.First you will need a free template viewing software, Download it through this link below: http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/download/vie...
2.Then you will need templates that you will then print on paper. The Files attached.
3.Open the files in the software and print out the templates.(Best works to drag the files into the software).
4.You will need some glue. Pva glue works best on these projects.
5.A xacto knife.
6.Some A4 Paper. (Any thinness works, the thicker the stronger your battle droid will be).
Step 2: Print Those Templates! and Start Cutting.
Once you get the templates printed out you can start cutting out the templates. (Remember to cut them strictly according to the solid lines so your out come would be more accurate.
Only cut the templates for the parts that you are making.
The picture above shows what lines are mountain or valley folds.
You may adjust the thickness of the lines in Pepakura viewer.
Step 3: Start Putting the Cutout Templates Together.
After you have cut the templates out you may start to glue your parts together.
Don't apply too much glue on the tabs or the paper may be saoked and will rip easily.
The glue may sometimes be frustrating so...just a little paitience will help : )
Keep repeating the cuting and glueing steps for other parts.
Step 4: Final Assembly
Now for assembly you will have to just put the joints of the arms and legs and head together and your battle droid is almost finished and ready for battle...well..not really battle. But it'll be a stunning statue of the battle droid that you can place around the house or bring it out on halloween parties.
Hope you enjoyed!