Friday, August 20, 2010

R2-D2 Papercraft

The R2-D2 papercraft has been one of the most intimidating papercrafts that I have done to date. Although the template only takes up three pages, what seems difficult is all the cutting and gluing that is required to finish it. But if you take your time like I did, eventually it all comes out pretty smoothly. For this project I decided to use special tools that I borrowed from a manicure set. In this case I used small scissors to cut little tiny details (the zig-zag areas), a nail file to press down on areas that needed to be bent in a straight line, a nail cuticle tool to paint on the glue, and some eyebrow tweezers to glue small pieces together.
I also used a pen filter which I wrapped masking tape around so that I could glue paper parts that were circular. This project took me about a week on and off, and the cutting was what was most time consuming. Advice that I would give anyone that wants to do this papercraft is to print out two copies of the template so you can have one as a guide line along the way because this is a pretty confusing project. My only complaint about this template is that it doesn’t come with English instructions, but the pictures more than make up for it along the way. I think this is one of the best papercrafts you can find online and it being part of Star Wars makes it a 10 out of 10 in my opinion.
Link to the template:
YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smrhiPsq55A

8 comments:

  1. is there another link, because the one you posted doesn't work

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  2. Thanks for pointing that out to me. While the original link no longer works, I found a website that still has a copy:
    http://tiffanysinnerthoughts.wordpress.com/2011/05/08/omg-%E2%98%BA-free-papercraft/

    If you still need help finding it let me know because I can e-mail it to you.

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  3. i've been searching for this papercraft for ages!!!! many thanks for posting the link! you made my day!! :D

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  5. Perfect Thank you! First post the one that comes form youtube...

    Ehmm a question: U say u worked for a week... I guess 1 h a day? or maby what.. 2h or 3h? ... I dont know, just to wonder how long will it take for me to doit so I can "mentalitzarme".

    Again: Thank you

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    1. well I usually do it throughout the day when I'm free. So I like to listen to music, and time passes by as I cut. But the gluing is what takes up most of the time, because you have to let it dry.

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  6. Hi Piper2381, I saw that you made this awesome model and it is very good!
    I'm working on a personal project always about R2-D2 and I need to ask you some information (nothing of particularly important).
    I just need to know: how much is it high when it is in this position http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_PlRJw1yOjhA/TG9BoibIXJI/AAAAAAAAArY/YDImdIWkAoE/s1600/R10.JPG ? And, how much is it high when it is in this position http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_PlRJw1yOjhA/TG9BoRJPkBI/AAAAAAAAArQ/r20x0WY8GLY/s1600/R29.JPG ? Thank you for your answers.

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    1. Hmmm... there's not much difference in height between the two positions... It really all depends on the angle of the legs because they can be adjusted. I hope the picture beside the pop can does help you with its size.

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