I've found this surprising model series surfing to this site. They are little things made by photoetched (or laser-cut I don't know) steel plates with a lot of very little parts to fold and join with microscopic tabs. The tecnique is very similar to the one used in card model for the general structure of the models but very different in the way you have to manage the parts. You don't use knife, scissors and glue but only little pliers and a lot of patience (but that is a common good between modelers, isn't it?). So I want to try with this litte R2-D2 to see how it works... The little envelope who contains all you need to build your metallic robot Inside there are two plates with all the parts and one sheet of assembly instructions For my first model perhaps I didn't choose the easiest subject with all those curved surfaces. To obtain the spheric head I had to push with a metal bead from inside placing the part on a soft surface. Even so the shape is not perfect and the head seems more an halloween pumpkin than the head of R2-D2 A little easier is the body. The little vents add a nice touch to the model. The only disappoint is that many of the tabs remain visible on the outside.