Year: 2016

Build

Hover Tank Trooper

So I decided to get into Rogue One build and that means my all time favourite the Tank Trooper. Forget the Death Trooper, you cannot see Sh%$7 ; the tank trooper is rough, battled, dirty and full of grits and that’s what I love so much about it.

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3D printing: Hover Tank Trooper

This one is a beauty and one of my favourite helmet ! And these are the results once printed, glued, sanded, and painted. !

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Redemption Team : first live meet-up

“Redemption” is a project that took place between Beijing and Shanghai. I was in Shanghai and Troy’s Team in Beijing, we had never met IRL and only communicated through email and WeChat. Comic Con Shanghai actually gave us the opportunity to have our first face-to-face meet which turned out to be quite fun, especially meeting […]

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Rebel Helmets

After my initial red5 x-wing helmet build I realised that I actually enjoyed making these helmets because of their paint job. I found it refreshingly fun to build and paint a helmet that had been “battle damaged”. So Came the Y-wing and the A-wing alongside other xWing …

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“Redemption” fan film…

Last June at Beijing Comic Con quite a few people came to take pictures with Chewbacca. Then later in a WeChat group about Sci-fi someone posted their picture with Chewie and I mentioned that was me… private conversation ensued then the ever enthusiast Troy started to talk about making a SW fan film… 4 months […]

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Design

T-shirts…

The nice thing about mixing passion with skills is that you can create things for you. IN my cases a lot of design for T-shirt ( or polo in my case) . Here is a retrospective of what I have done so far . ..

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Making a Pilot Part.02

After the built, the painting… and I made a few mistakes at first and kinda had to do a reset, as usual one step front 2 steps back…as it happens when you learn something new. That being said, the weathering technique I learned for this project turned out amazing !  

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Design

what is the 501st?

This is the question I get so often when I say “I’m a trooper in the Legion 501”.  Of course being a member it is easy to forget that many people just do not know us, we are yet to be a name brand ( although we are on the right path). We are 10000 […]

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X-wing helmet RAE

I was commissioned to do another two X-wing helmet; another “Red Five” Luke Skywalker and Raeh… the scavenged helmet Rey plays with on Jakku in The Force Awakens  ( side note RAEH / REY ) Quite happy with the final result, although I think it probably needs to be put under the sun for a few […]

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Y-wing Rebel fighter Pilot helmet

I am an imperial at heart because their costumes really talk to the designer in me, the repetition, use of negative space, uniformity… all that is linked to who I am and what I do in life. That being said I must admit that building the Red five X-wing helmet talked to my inner artist; […]

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Stormtrooper costume …

Following the post on Bad Star Wars in China and how costume are very loosely put together for commercial events, I decided to show new troopers what could not possibly work and how details are important using a picture of yet another ( albeit already “better”) stormtrooper wrongly put together 

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What’s in a Jedi costume?

I’ve been asked that question many times and really it depends on the character. Some are more complex than others and if you talk about Luke Skywalker in ROTJ, well it really is different from Old Ben. That being said there are “standard” components that one can use a a strong reference to create what […]

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Thanks Michelle

The downside of making so many costumes is that you get to a point where you need the make room for more. Actually in my case I simply like to press the reset button once in a while. Couple of months ago I decided it was time to let go of some of my costumes […]

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Events

Beijing ComicCon: Chewbacca

Great two days, several sessions with the walking carpet. Unfortunately wearing Chewiee is not as easy as say a spiderman, batman, deadpool … it’s hot …damn hot inside , I literally sweat a small bucket wearing this! And of course the shoe lifts do not make it nearly as mobile as I would love it to be… […]

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Star Wars in China … the ugly !

When fans around the world gathered in the 70’ies to celebrate Star Wars by making their own props and costume that was “beautiful” not because of the quality of craftsmanship ( in cases far from it) but because you could see a unification of people in something “greater”, there was emotion, there was a true […]

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Fresh from the printer..this summer polo design

every season I design new polos …because that’s what I wear quasi exclusively.  This season I started with the idea “original” as per original trilogy. And yes before the “walkers” zombies and the “white walkers” we had the imperial walkers !

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Dancing Trooper

I’m a big kid and I love to play with my toys !

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Build

Making a Pilot Part.01

I have stepped into the light(side) and started my first rebel helmet build. Of course it is an X-wing … but which one? Outer shell built, stickers applied and ready for painting…

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Events

InHouse vol.13

Got interviewed by swire group’s InHouse magazine. Thanks to Ru Brown for his amazing pictures !

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Imperial Binder holster

Disney released a cool toy, the imperial binder; I modded them to have a magnet closing system and then made that holster as requested by fellow troopers.

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The Belt..

I really love working with leather, such a noble material although quite unforgiving. It is just a shame I need to reprint the belt buckle!  

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Design

Ipad Sketching

just found some old sketches I made with paper53 and my ipad mini

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Sculpting Bossk

I had to have a go at sculpting, first try Bossk and the end result is not too shabby, the scale is too small but the details turned out nice

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Star Wars LP

classic British Band LP cover re-imagined in the Star Wars Universe

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Finally !

The redshirttrooper got is display mannequin ! Been a while but it finally got here.

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Pattern Making

  The solo belt pattern making. Can’t be working with quality leather if I don’t have the paper pattern …

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Wookiee Draws

playing with the wookiee in different styles…

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IT IS A FAN THING, IT IS A FUN THING. PROUD MEMBER OF THE 501st

Playing is what we first do as kids and often the first thing we loose when we become adults but it does not have to be. Play, dream, believe!

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Events

Great Wall stunt !

The official launch of Star Wars China promotion last November, hundreds of Stormtroopers on the steps of the great wall, a really cool sight for sure.

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Build

Leather: what a find !

Was shopping for some cowhide and found this gorgeous new zealand sheepskin; also came across the perfect thread ! Old Han jacket is a go !

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DL-44

3D printed DL-44 ESB Han Solo varian, this is much better than resin counterparts, way lighter and easier to build.

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Halloween

Took my daughter to school as Casual Friday Vader…major WTH face on that lady ! Also last time my daughter agreed that I’d go with her to school dressed as SW character !

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food inspiration ?

My daughter pointed out why I really like these cookies…look at the name!  That being said  blue, white, black… did Star Wars get inspiration from my preferred brand of butter cookies?

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Events
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Tian An Men

Their are only a couple of stormtrooper who got their pictures on TianAnMen Square… I am one of them !

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Shanghai ComicCon 2015

That was last year and I got box duty 2 days in a row !

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imperial sleepwear

The tee, pants and sleepers… vader is a master of self-branding !

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Helmet: Imperial Navy

That thing is just M A S S I V E  

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Leather: jedi Belts

6 full jedi costumes commissioned for a major event, all done quite nicely and beautiful belts made to complete the soft parts.

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History: tusken

The tusken raider was the 4th costume I worked on and I must say on of the most fun to complete… all that weathering. My trick tons of nescafe in a spray bottle and enough sun to make it dry fast !  

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Leather: MSPB holster

Latest addition to my collection of hand made and stitched blaster holster…

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Helmet: Gunner…

I wish they had a grey gunner…the primer coating makes the helmet look awesome in grey ! Maybe I can make a the GreyHelmetTrooper !

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Helmet: Tie Pilot

Buy kit, cut, trim, fit, glue, screw, sand, prep, sand, prep…ready for paint

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Leather: E11 holster

One of my creation …

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History: the very first props I made

My first two costumes: 181st Pilot and Imperial Officers, most importantly the first small props I started to make a sell.  

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Events

Helmet Display

Acrylic boxes just make the display of my helmets that much “precious”

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Boba Vans

Hand Painted with the ocular of your favorite Sarlaac Lunch

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Screening

EPVII: China Opening Night

January 8th 11.50PM with the 501st mates…

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EPVII : French Screening

For this one I went back to the same movie theatre I watched Return of the Jedi on its release date and watched it old school.

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EPVII Opening Week-end

December 18th 2016 Opening Week-End LLN

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Belgium Premiere

December 16th 2016 : EPVII premiere in Brussels

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Events

Celebration Anaheim

A few pictures from the Redshirt Trooper in Celebration Anaheim  

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