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January 20, 2011

Star Wars Papercraft: Life Size Yoda

It seems more and more people are creating full scale paper models from video games. This life size papercraft of Master Yoda by Noturno Sukhoi is based on a 3D model from the Star Wars: Battlefront II video game. The character Yoda (as we all know ^^) first appeared in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The finished model stands 23.6" (60 cm) tall. The template for the model is available in Pepakura PDO format only and may be downloaded here.

27 comments:

  1. I can't wait to get a look at this one. I hope it's done well enough that I will enjoy assembling it.

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  2. The body looks easy enough to build. It's the face, especially the eyes, that may require some patience...

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  3. is there any way you could reformat it to 8.5x11 (letter) paper size?

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  4. @Zach,
    Unfortunately, the original designer of the papercraft has locked the PDO, so it is not possible to reformat the paper size to letter. You should still be able to print to letter size paper if you choose the "fit to page" option when printing. It will only change the scale of the finished model slightly.

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  5. why cant i open the file
    i allready have pepakura desinger and viewer

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  6. I am just guessing at your problem, but did you extract the Pepakura .pdo files from the .rar file first? Pepakura can't open .rar files.

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  7. thanks for answering my question by i figured out the problen it was because I didnt have WINRAR to open the rar files then i extracted the files in to a folder

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  8. There seems to be a lot of intersection problem especially around the armpit areas. I just cant seem to make it work.. i guess its the problem with takin a modle straight from a game. polygons can pass throught each other in a vitual world...but not the paper! its so annoying!!!! The face was a sinch in comparison. please advise. Cheers

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  9. I agree. It is annoying when people don't take time to edit the 3D models they extract from video games before converting them to papercraft templates. For that reason, I always make sure I take the time to do the proper editing before I release my own video game papercraft.

    I haven't built this particular model myself, but my suggestion would be to build the robe and arms separately, attach the arms where you can reasonably, then trim away any portions of the arms at the point where they intersect the robe. You can see approximately where the cuts will need to be if you look closely at the PDO.

    Good luck!

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  10. Thank you for helping to spread our models on the internet ^^

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  11. can someone help me im having trouble connecting the eyeball to his eyelid. coz theres 2 tabs on his eye yet two spaces on his lids? it doesnt show where those tabs are connected. anyone? thanks in advance.

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  12. Ok, I unrared the files and when I try to open the PDO files in Pepakura I am getting the popup box asking for a password. Is there a password set on these files or am I missing something?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    1. The PDO file can only be opened with Pepakura Viewer.

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  13. can´t download, want´s password before loading

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    1. Yeah, you are right. The password wasn't there originally. I will see if I can find an alternate link. Thanks.

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    2. The link above has been redirected. There should be no password now.

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  14. Has anyone finished this yet? I'm about done with mine and I'm not sure the best way to attach it all together. Meaning connecting the arms, legs, head. It seems it would be very "unstable" I was thinking maybe a wire hanger to help hold its shape.

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    1. Here is a build photo by someone who finished the model:

      http://lisciupl.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d4qsyoa

      You might try contacting that person.

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  15. the page is telling me i need to sign up for the website to download it

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    1. Something has changed at 4shared where the file is stored. Signing up was not previously required, but now it is. You have two choices... sign up or wait until I move all my files to another service which is likely to take months. Sorry for the inconvenience. :(

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  16. can someone tell me what is pepekura and how do i get it

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  17. Pepakura is a program you can use to view and print 3D papercraft templates. A download of the program is here:

    http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/download/viewer.html

    This Yoda papercraft is recommended for experienced papercrafters only. If this is your first papercraft build, you may want to practice on some easier projects first.

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  18. no i am a very experience papercrafter first time i saw it, it looked easy to me. anyways thanks for your help and very nice website.

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  19. This will look awesome!! Thanks!

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  20. Need help with head

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