Monday, December 31, 2012
Papercraft LEGO Star Wars Luke Skywalker minifig WIP5!
Just like Balazs is planning to modify the helmet of my papercraft LEGO astronaut minifigs into a ninja mask for his re-painted papercraft LEGO Ninjago Lloyd ZX minifig (link), I am also using the helmets I already made before as a start to make the LEGO Star Wars rebel pilot helmet!
Using "old" parts as a guide doesn't always mean you will have less work, though: the LEGO Star Wars rebel pilot helmets have a lot more detail and are quite different from the regular LEGO minifig helmets.
So although the old helmet provides a starting point, not much of it will actually be used in the 3D model for the new Star Wars rebel pilot helmet...! ;o)
When the pieces are that different, they mostly just serve as a guide for the proportions and style than for the actual geometry, so there's a sense of continuity in the style of the papercraft LEGO minifigs, even if they're created far apart sometimes. ;o)