star wars 1 to 1 scale weapons/armor models

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by mapleman, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. mapleman

    mapleman Member

    Hello all

    I will be attending a The Empire Strikes Back 30th anniversary banquet/dinner later this year.
    I am after paper model armor or weapons for my Costumes.

    I may go as Han Solo, Boba Fett or Zuckuss.

    I really would love to go as Han Solo in Carbonite.
    Don't ask how l can pull that off.

    Thank you for your time and help.

  2. Darthbrik

    Darthbrik New Member

    Have you tried
    It is another Forum mostly with Boba fett stuff.
    Glad if I could help.
  3. mapleman

    mapleman Member

    Darth Brik
    Thank you the web link and for your for your help.

    I have a number of Boba Fett parts files from Skip (SPC) web site. They are paid models. SPC works are worth every cent.
    I have not started to make any of Boba Fetts armor/helmet. I am making a Darth Vader Helmet paper model at the moment.
    I may end up going as Han Solo/ and in Carbonite.
    I do own a Han Solo ESB costume.
    I will have to start working on the Carbonite standing model.
    No one else will go as Han in Carbonite.

    It sounds/looks easy to design and put together, but hard to walk in.
    It is rectangle base with 3d detail on the body and hands/feet and side panels.
    I will have a hole for my face (painted metal silver) or mask.
    I wll use straps/belt to hold me inside the Carbonite model.
    I will leave the bottle open to walk around.
    I will have back panel able to open/close with Velcro to get out side of the Carbonite model. I want to sit down for dinner and be able to dance.

    The thing will be made out of card board and paper, so it should not be too heavy.

    Once l am able to download UHU02 Han Solo blaster, l will make the blaster as part of my costume too.
    I always wanted to a Zuckuss costume, but it may have to wait for ESB 40th anniversary.
  4. JJD

    JJD New Member

    I'm hoping someone will appear with plans for a 1:1 Star Destroyer......

    On a serious note, I like the Carbonite idea. Good luck with it!! :thumb:
  5. Fiver

    Fiver New Member

    You might be able to pull the "Carbonite" idea off using foam rubber in a heavy card board frame. You can get big blocks of foam at places like Fields Fabrics. A little spray paint and some siver makeup and you've got it. :thumb:
  6. mapleman

    mapleman Member


    Great minds think alike.

    I have started a blue print/drawing of how l am going to pull this off.
    I have worked out the costume model has to be in three parts/sections.
    The reason is l have to pack the costume up in the car and store room.
    I have worked out a way to join each sections with out it falling apart and make it look like one whole block.

    I will post blueprints/drawings in the next few days.
  7. Nathnem

    Nathnem New Member

    I love this idea and I can't wait to see what you come up with
  8. Darthbrik

    Darthbrik New Member

    I have found all of the things for boba fett for free from I currently almost have the jetpack finished and the gauntlets done while the helmet is done 3 times over. I also have the free armour printed for trash cans and i have the boots and the blaster.
  9. mapleman

    mapleman Member

    Hello Darthbrik

    Boots and Blaster??.
    I dont have a boots pepakura file.
    I do have a blaster file, but who's your baster file from?
    What do you mean trash cans file??

    I have found a blueprint of the Han in Carbonite.

    Attached Files:

  10. Aussie Phantom

    Aussie Phantom New Member

    Love the Han in Carbonite idea! I'm getting ready for a fancy dress party in a few weeks time... I'm in the processof finishing the unfold on some Stormtrooper armour designed by the famous 'Dungbeetle' and have to pull my finger out and get building.

    If you're looking for 1:1 Star Wars gear, try googling "dungbeetle 3D", this will get you to his blog... he has a free Stormtrooper, Phase 1 Clone (Ep.2) and a Captain Rex from the animated Clone Wars series.
  11. mapleman

    mapleman Member

    I have found a website that you can down load a 1 to 1 scale print out of the Han in Carbonite picture.
    It takes 32 pieces of A4 paper and buckets of ink.
    Here is the web link.
    Scroll down the page and you will find the link to download either A4 format or letter format.
  12. tk3470

    tk3470 New Member


    I have the head and hands done for my HIC I found a good HIC CG model I have used to make the body in pepahura when I am done I will upload the pdo of the body if anyone is interested in using it
  13. gremlin19573

    gremlin19573 Member

    H i c

    this is cool, i got a freind that would love a hic and i would also :mrgreen: if only i had the wall space... maybe and i just joined the hic yahoo group so thanks for the print out and links
  14. mapleman

    mapleman Member

    Hello TK3470
    You say you have the head and hands done. Is that a Pepakura pdo file?
    I am attempting to make a full size HIC costume for an Empire Strikes Back Dinner later this year.
    I want to make the costume as much of the out of paper/strong cardboard as possible. The reason is cost and weight too. I will have to be inside the costume to carry it around the dinner event.
    I am known as the paper model guy with my Star Wars friends.
    I have never used the Pepakura Designer program to design a model before.
    I wanted to attempted to make the HIC side panels models.
    Once you have made the Pepakura model file l would be grateful in using it as part of my costume.
    Thank you for your time.
  15. tk3470

    tk3470 New Member


    Any one know the actual size of the Han in carb I am starting my sculpture of it full size have done the hands and head but not sure as to the actual size of the block he is. The blue print I found on here I could not read the sizes on it they are to blurry
  16. mapleman

    mapleman Member

    Hello TK3470

    I have attached two better HIC blueprints for you.

    Is there any chance of getting the Head and Hand files.


    Attached Files:

  17. Judge

    Judge New Member

    Hunt around for a chap named Nintendude, he's into pepakura in a big way & has files for a lot of things. Usually you'll find him on the 405th, but at the moment the site is down again. Damned hackers.
  18. mapleman

    mapleman Member

    Thanks for the tip.
    I have been on 405th site, plus l do keep an eye out on Nintendude forums.
    It has been a while since l had a look at the site.
    By your words l should wait a few days before the site is back up and running.
    Thanks for your info, and reminder too.
  19. nachtinis

    nachtinis New Member

    You could do the basic cutouts for the hands, arms and face in a sheet of Cardboard, layed out flat.

    To get a shiny finish, plus the wavyness in some parts and possibly coverin the clothes part (dunno how much you plan to expose here) you can use laminating epoxy over top of an old bedshseet thats draped over similar material. The surface of the carbonite isnt completely flat. Looks kinda like bread crust.

    The chest and legs could probably be modeled on some cu-in half 2 liter soda bottles possibly backed with the spray foam (great stuff), wearing clothes. The chest might just need to be molded with a thin pillow or something folded like newspaper over a shirt. The laminating epoxy can be poured over that.
  20. tk3470

    tk3470 New Member

    no just the body is pepakura I sculpted the head and hands did not want to sculpt the body for weight reason's already rather heavy. I have decided to go with Height 80" Width 29" depth 11"

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