Designing Naboo N-1 Fighter

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by julescrafter, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. julescrafter

    julescrafter Member

    Only took less than an hour to model in 3D, but it is hard to implement to paper model, because it has unique profile on its bottom part.


    solution : I add some ribs to preserve the shape of this model when it comes to fold the paper


    that's the progress so far

  2. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    fantastic! i love these star wars ones you are doing!
  3. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Awesome! Is that tough spot working out?
  4. clif52

    clif52 Banned

    The Naboo Fighter looks great. I love all of the models you have designed. I've already downloaded the Wall-e models and plan on working on the Star Wars Ships.
  5. littlemodeler

    littlemodeler Member

    YAY! this is one of my top 5 favourite starfighters from starwars! great job so far!:thumb:
  6. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    Dont forget to take into account the paper thickness for the reinforcement.
  7. Romanator

    Romanator Member

    Awesome! :thumb: What program are you using?
    Great looking model, it will be interesting to see how this progresses.
  8. PaperRonin

    PaperRonin Member

    Nice one!!

    Actually have a quick and simple pl**tic model standing on my TV... Can't wait to replace it with yours :D
  9. julescrafter

    julescrafter Member

    thanks for reminding me stev0, but I think to use the same paper thickness for the ribs is sufficient enough :)
  10. julescrafter

    julescrafter Member

    I use 3dmax, as it is my primary 3d software to make a living for architecture 3d visualization beside paper modeling :). And thanks to all of you guys for the nice words. Ah ya the scale is 1/30 the real length is 11 meters

    and I'm sorry there is no progress no more.. it's already finished

    available for free at



    All the best

    Back to paper robots for ILEX Press

  11. Romanator

    Romanator Member

    wow, the skin work is amazing.

    I once built a metal/plastic version of this, and it was terrible! I look forward to building this.

    I was wondering what methods you used to create the ship ( specifically the formers, canopy, etc) I'm having troubles with my mig in these areas :p

    Excellent build, looking forward to more.
  12. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    Good stuff. I would like to see these built instead of just digital model pics.

    I would volunteer if I wasn't spending 6+ hours/day working on coursework for teaching.

  13. julescrafter

    julescrafter Member

    Thanks stev0, yeah I know.. like usual I never try my models, hopefully it could be built hahaha. But Thanks to all of you that already built the models.. and thank god it can.

  14. julescrafter

    julescrafter Member

    Hi Romano, thanks for the words

    my tip is

    don't make too many poly's on the 3d model, because it will be hard to unfold and paper is like we know not flat like 3d, it can be bend. So in 3d looks flat but in paper hopefully it wont.

    Merged flat planes that can be merge on the pattern so it will be smooth on paper (built model).

    the 3d model :


    Unfolded and pattern :


    That's my tip, maybe it is not the best but that's what I do

    All the best

  15. PaperRonin

    PaperRonin Member

    Have it in print, will try to build this one soon!

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