Our fellow Finse-bound travelling buddy James Floyd, writing over at StarWars.com chats with author Marc Hagan-Guirey about his awesome book Star Wars Kirigami, which I reviewed back in September for Starburst magazine.
The ships of Star Wars are simply iconic, inviting artists and crafters to reproduce and interpret their favorite vessels in exciting ways, through many different materials and media.
When you think of model-making, you might think of plastic model kits, or even wood, metal, or cardboard — but now you have a new option: paper! From Chronicle Books, Star Wars Kirigami by Marc Hagan-Guirey (a.k.a. @PixelDandy) brings the cut-and-fold pop-up style of papercraft to the galaxy far, far way for beginner and skilled makers alike.
A collection of fifteen Star Wars ship and vehicle paper model projects from across the films, Star Wars Kirigami has the model templates printed on cardstock along with step-by-step instructions and plenty of photographs to help with the assembly and also inspire the final display.
Rounding out the book, there is also concept art and cool background info about the design of the vehicles and vessels for the movies.
StarWars.com reached out to Marc Hagan-Guirey via e-mail to learn more about the book and getting started in kirigami.
Don’t forget to check out our own 20 minute interview with Marc, which you can watch below for your viewing and listening pleasure.