Indeed. The Darth Vader and Stormtrooper you see here are not 3D-printed like one would have expected. Believe it or not, they are made entirely of paper in an extremely cool low-poly style as some 3D-printed versions have to offer. Super cool, right? Perfect acquisition for those who don’t have the budget for Hot Toys and equivalent-grade bust.
This Papercraft Low Poly Darth Vader Bust is pretty huge too, measuring 24.4 inches tall, 22 inches wide and has a depth of 13 inches (62 x 56 x 33.1 centimeters). So, I imagine it to be quite imposing and hence, a hell of a display for any Star Wars-them abode. For 25 bucks, you get 113 parts on 39 sheets of 160-220g paper and instructions – both which are presented to you as digital downloads. After that, it is up to you to print the patterns out and put them together.
That is not it yet. You will need your own supply of tools like box cutter or scissors, ruler, and glue suitable for sticking papers. Of course, you can choose to print out the instructions, or you can fire up the document on a tablet and read off from there. But you definitely will need to have access to a printer cos’ you will need to print the patterns.
Etsy seller Studio66Designs rated this particular model’s build difficulty as “hard,” so take note. Building this thing requires good, steady hands and 12-18 hours to kill. Yep. It is not going to be a walk in the park, but I am sure it will be well worth the effort. I am not going lie, I am completely sold. There is also a Stormtrooper version too, if you are keen.
Source: Yanko Design.