According to historian John Ashdown-Hill, the model is so lifelike that it is "almost like being face to face with a real person."
Although the essential features of Richard are quite similar to those shown in various depictions of the king, of whom no contemporary portraits exist, the model reveals a more pleasant and younger face.
NEWS: Confirmed! Bones of King Richard III Found
Indeed, many of the later portraits of Richard showed him with a rather mean face - quite appropriate for the bloodthirsty usurper depicted by Shakespeare.
"It doesn't look like the face of a tyrant... He's very handsome. It's like you could just talk to him, have a conversation with him right now," Philippa Langley, a member of the Richard III Society who instigated the search for the skeleton, told Channel 4′s documentary "King in a Car Park."
Richard III was killed in 1485 in the Battle of Bosworth, which was the last act of the decades-long fight over the throne known as War of the Roses. The king was defeated by Henry Tudor, who became King Henry VII.
Examinations of the skeleton revealed that Richard III was 5 feet, 8 inches tall and had a slender, almost feminine physique.
He suffered from scoliosis, a severe curvature of the spine, in line with the hunchback king described by Shakespeare.
The skeleton of England's last medieval king may be reburied in Leicester Cathedral, which is a just short distance away from the car park where it was found.
The Cathedral is expected to approve the re-interring request later this year.
Images: The reconstructed face. Credit: Getty; Richard III's skull. Credit: University of Leicester.