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Legion Papercraft by DaiShiHUN Legion Papercraft by DaiShiHUN
Legion from Mass Effect 2 with an M-98 Widow Anti-Material Rifle. The model is approximately scaled to Xenonray's ME2 paper models for consistency.

I've used the alternative appearance textures that you get after finishing Legion's Loyalty mission. Original and alternative textures are both included in addition to legs that are not standing on a box.

Also my build has LED lights installed in it.

Difficulty: VERY HARD
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Original texture and model belongs to Bioware
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SC4R3CR0W Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
my pepakura skills aren't high enough to achieve this... i must level up
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Isildra Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Such a great work! Thanks for sharing. :)

Where did you hide the Batterie and the power switch? 

It seems that I can't get 180gms paper, only 160 Or 200gsm, any recommendation which one is better?
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DaiShiHUN Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Thx!

The batteries are in the box under the left leg. (3 x AAA ones)

depends 160 gsm can have stability issues, I'd advice making the leg and the lower torso out of 200gsm paper, If you find the join edges are too thick you can change to 160gsm for the rest. or you can do the whole from 160gsm but reinforce the legs by gluing in some extra paper strips in the legs.
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Isildra Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Ok, then I'll order both papers, just in case. 
Ah, the Box! Guess it's bigger than it looks like.

Tnx a lot. 

A friend of mines stared at the pictures tonight and couldn't believe he is made out of paper. Hope she is that impressed too, when she sees mine. Should I worry about her suggestion to try something simpler first? ;) Hmm, the LEDs could bei a problem... 
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DaiShiHUN Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
If you have never built a paper model before then definately don't start with Legion.

XenonRay has some nice ME themed templates that are much simpler than mine are, and look just as great.

As for LEDs please be aware that the template does not have any info on the LED placements and such.
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Isildra Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Oh, don't destroy my dream of getting Legion soon! ;)

But you are right, maybe it would be wise to start with a simpler template. Especially the body looks very complex. And about the LEDs: I thought so because I haven't seen them in the pdo. My plan was to study him ingame again and then decide where to put the LEDs in addition to the head (they fit perfect!). After finding out how LEDs and batteries work together, of course.

Which of XenonRays (also brilliant) templates would you call simpler?  Most of his models do have a difficulty from 9/10. Or does it mean Legion are a 18.75/10? ;)
What about Niftu Cal? He doesn't look difficult, only soft and cuddly....
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DaiShiHUN Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Legion is actually one of my hardest to build templates: many many pipes, hard to close up, and the hole in his chest makes him tough to build properly.

I (re-)started papercraft with XenonRay's first Tali template, and I still think It's a great template for first try: relatively few fiddly bits to it.
Legion is somewhat more complex, but the main concern for a first time builder in my eyes is the build length I could build Tali in a long weekend, while legion was under construction for like 6-8 days. Its good to start with something simpler just to get an idea how much time and effort the bigger one will take.
I've heard from ppl. who started with my Frost Dragon template, and gave up (on the model and probably on papercraft as a whole) after 2 days of work they only had the head.
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Isildra Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
So, several fights with the laserprinter: victory! Prints on high quality paper: done. Several Tutorials: watched. Questions open: a lot. ;)

And yes, I've got it. These kind of templates need some kind of practice first.
But I'm reliefed also, 6-8 days is much shorter than I tought. I will follow your advice and construct Tali first and maybe Garrus after. 

I have noticed that in several pro-flies are some parts outside the printable area, e.g. Legions Body or Edis Arc Pistol. In Legions case does it seem that the parts are doubled. Is that a bug in pepakura? 
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DaiShiHUN Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Nope, those are leftovers in the model, you won't need them.

On a side note: If you used a laser printer, be careful when folding the edges, laser printed patterns tend to crack up when folded.
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Acidwarp514 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  New member
love this model currently building it. what kind of paper do you use? I see no white lines on it so smooth. How do i make it so my models don't have white lines?Do you have any tutorials ? Thanks in advance 
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