New from Ensky is a paper diorama kit which recreates a pivotal scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. As Imperial troops board Princess Leia’s ship, she hurries to upload the plans of the Empire’s recently completed Death Star into R2-D2’s memory banks. These plans will ultimately provide the Rebels with the information they need to gain victory over the Empire’s new weapon of terror.
Like a three-dimensional haiku, Ensky’s offering is remarkably succinct, distilling lots of visual content into a compact piece. Six plates of die-cut cardboard are spaced apart to create a sense of depth, capturing the look of the long, narrow set in the movie through forced perspective.
This is one of many paper dioramas offered by Ensky. For modellers who want to expand their repertoire beyond plastic kits, these products are worth a look.