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What makes this unique Death Star room so cool, is the arch of Red Control Panels that are located against the rear wall.

You will need 7 stations, let's start with the first one. You will need 6 pieces.

#5 and #6 are the same size as the print sides.

You can just cut them out and use them as templates.

The other 4 pieces are as follows... Rectangle #3 measures 11cm X 5.5cm , Shape #4 is created by making a 6cm X 5.5cm rectangle. Take your pencil and divide the rectangle in half of the 5.5cm. On the bottom, put a mark 1cm from each corner. Trace a line from this 1cm bottom mark to the TOP corner. Now cut along those side lines and you will have your "V" shaped piece.

 

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Piece #2 measures 5.5cm X 4cm and piece #1 measures 4cm X 2.5cm.

These are the bottom supports for the Red Console.

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Using your Hot Glue Gun, center the #1 rectangle, apply the hot glue to it's spine and attach to piece #2.

The support is now done.

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Now glue side pieces #5 and #6 to the edges of rectangle 3#.

Before the glue hardens, tilt each piece inwards to lean against the base (#4). You can dab an extra drop of glue on the inside connections of #5 and #3, and #3 and #6.

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Now take the support (pieces 1 and 2) and hot glue that to the control panel.

Make sure that piece #1 alligns with the top of #4. Piece #2 should be halfway accross #4.

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So this is what your panel should look like so far. All pieces now assembled, you need but cover the front and ready it for the decals.

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Start with a 6.5cm X 13.5cm piece of black posterboard.

Posterboard is a little stronger then regular paper but NOT thick like cardboard.

You could also use black craftpaper if you already have some at home.

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Use a Glue Stick - NOT HOT GLUE (will harden too quickly and create bumps in the posterboard) - along the edges of pieces #5 and #6 and then press the posterboard with your finger along the edges of the panel.

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Now take your exacto knife and trim the excess posterboard along the edges of the left side (#6).

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Now flip over the control panel and repeat the procedure along piece #5.

Using a NEW blade, gives you the cleanest cut but BEWARE of your FINGERS !!! you can easily cut yourself if not carefull.

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Once the sides are trimed you can slice along the TOP of the control panel.

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Now cut out the 7 panel decals that you have downloaded from the NiubNiub's Download section.

 

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Take a black marker and draw on the EDGE of the sticker. Go all the way around.

Go very slowly to avoid drawing ON the decal.

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Now carefully fold the base along the black tip.

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Once you have a fold line, you can press harder with your thumb and index finger.

Do you want to make your own Death Star Red Control Room Diorama at home?
These sections are also available to help with this creation.