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  1. RPF Premium Member BlindSquirrel's Avatar
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    Jun 27, 2008, 5:39 PM - Pepakura Stormtrooper #1

    As my second foray into Pepakura, I decided to try something REALLY challenging, the iconic Stormtrooper lid.

    For some reason, I can't get Pepakura to keep the actual size of the model so I wind up with a mini version. This one is about half size and is a bit rough because of it.









    At least the mini will show any problems that I can tweak before I print out a full sizer to fiberglass.

    Whattaya think?
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    Jun 27, 2008, 5:44 PM - Re: Pepakura Stormtrooper #2

    Very cool! Is that all paper?
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    Jun 27, 2008, 6:03 PM - Re: Pepakura Stormtrooper #3

    Great! I was thinking of doing this as I worked on my Master Chief Helmet the other day.
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    Jun 28, 2008, 3:24 AM - Re: Pepakura Stormtrooper #4

    Stunning. Just stunning. Once again you've made me shake my head in disbelief and admiration.
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    Jun 28, 2008, 3:30 AM - Re: Pepakura Stormtrooper #5

    looks like a don post but better made!
  6. RPF Premium Member BlindSquirrel's Avatar
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    Dec 1, 2008, 2:11 PM - Re: Pepakura Stormtrooper #6

    I refined my model but somehow my sizes got all wonky.

    Can someone give me a measurement for the lens or maybe the square decals in back so that I could scale this with some hope of accuracy?

    Thanks!
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    Dec 1, 2008, 2:26 PM - Re: Pepakura Stormtrooper #7

    Nowhere NEAR accurate!
    Your missing the blue stripes.
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    Dec 1, 2008, 3:17 PM - Re: Pepakura Stormtrooper #8

    Nice one !

    Not to hijack this thread, but now I can come out of the closet with my PEP work Nowhere near finished (models are there, but no time to pep them), and its just 80g/sqm paper, and about 20% too big, but hey, at least its a start And a test if everything fits.







    What´s the 3D-program you´re developing the trooper in ? I did the Vader in Cinema4D.

    I know that sizeing problem, the best thing is to include a control object of known size, make a test printout of the unfolded model and then resize accordingly. Man, I was totally ****** when I noticed that the correctly scaled first version of the mouth area didn´t fit the eye and head area. But live and learn

    Michael


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  9. RPF Premium Member BlindSquirrel's Avatar
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    Dec 1, 2008, 3:21 PM - Re: Pepakura Stormtrooper #9

    Awesome! That's looking really great! I'd love to see more when you finish it.

    I do my 3D work in Strata. It's stubborn as a mule but it's the mule I know!

    Sadly, Strata won't allow for UV wrapping so all textures are manually applied in Illustrator. This is also the reason there's no stripes on my Trooper lid. I fugure I can add them later, especially if I fiberglass it.

    I tried the control object with the first round but it still came out too small. Pepakura has a menu item for finished dimensions, which I used this time, but it came out too big this time! GAAAARRRRRR!

    I just finished assembling the area around the lens and before I spend the next week assembling something I know is too big, I figured I'd try to resize based on the lens.
    Last edited by BlindSquirrel; Dec 1, 2008 at 3:24 PM.
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    Dec 13, 2010, 1:36 AM - Re: Pepakura Stormtrooper #10

    whoa dang. did you make that helmet yourself or from a pepakura file?
    where did you find the file for that helmet?

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