Year: 2019

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What Happened in Tokyo …

I flew to Tokyo for the Comic Con and meeting with the local troops. It was supposed to be a week-end of Fun, laugh and good old scaring people. It started that way, but lugging two suitcases full of gears in the Tokyo overcrowded transit system might not have been the greatest idea. I got […]

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Porsche Taycan Event Shanghai

I was extremely lucky to be part of the unveiling event for the new Porsche Taycan in Shanghai November 2019. These were two days of rehearsal and dressing up and down ( I got my TK dressing skills to 4.35minutes without help at this point)…. and 2 minutes on stage. Still a great experience; I […]

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-IB- New Shanghai Studio

They say if you do something you love it will never feel like work… and it is true because although I probably spend 60 hours working on -IB- it does not feel like working. And between design contract, commissioned work and -IB- it is “work” every day of the week and week-end including when I […]

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Old Rex Out

Old rex is a character strictly for fans; he appeared in the Rebels animated series and I loved it since then. He is the reason I let me bear grow so that I could portray him in a more natural way. Of course while trooping he is not the general crowd show stopper like the […]

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Mando-Low

So far I have been building heavily for the 501st and the Rebel Legion. The third club that I wanted to approach was the Mando Mercs. I must admit I do not have any urge to build a Boba Fett, and few other canon mandos have attracted my attention. However the great thing about the […]

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Veers – At-At Commander

At Celebration Chicago, amongst others Plak(c) I had signed, one was by Julian Glover, the actor who played general veers. I was going to buy the helmet to get it on display…but one thing leading to another, I eventually bought the entire armor. The build was easy enough until I realized that many of the […]

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Shore Trooper Armor PT01

I have been eyeing this character for a while ; although I liked it I was always drawn to the Tanker more. However after building 5 tankers I felt I needed to “diversify” and the shore was an obvious choice. I decided to go for the captain version of the Shore because the colour coding […]

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Shadow Guard ?

The SW EU has this character known as the Shadow Guard, similar to the red guard but looking more “armored”. I was not planning on doing this but then there was this left over Kit floating around that was the same price as just a helmet… but in pink. I decided to buy the whole […]

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Red Guard Helmet

The red guard is not necessarily a costume that I felt I really wanted but the helmet has always been highly attractive to me. My theory is that the reminiscent cylon look of it is what sold me off. So I got an ABS kit and started to build. Not an overly complicated build, maybe […]

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SHOCK TROOPER CLONE

Always been a huge fan of the Clone Wars Animated and one of the costume I really wanted to make has been a clone trooper. It pushed that project back for years until now. Seeing that I am working on this 20/20 project and that I needed to complete more costumes, it was a no […]

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Resistance Helmet

At Celebration I had a Plak(c) signed for Snap Wexley. Not really intending to do the whole costume but I grabbed a hasbro black series Poe Dameron Helmet and reworked it to be Snap’s colours.

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Wookiee Build 5

With #4 now in Dubai, I started the new Wookiee build; I initially thought I’d take the summer to complete it. Then there was an issue with the mesh suit that needed some extra adjustments. Skip a week later and I am now in the CCG 2019 roster list as Old Rex but since I […]

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Old Rex Trooped !

I completed the Old Rex costume almost two years ago, never got a chance to take it out; the Wookiee is too popular. No longer ! CCG Shanghai 2019 is the event that I used to get him out for the first time. Not sure if it will become one that often sees trooping sessions, […]

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Rebel Backpack

In continuation with my current fascination for custom paint job inspired by the rebel Xwing helmet I thought it would be fun to make a backpack. I bought a ANOKA hardshell biker bag and proceeded. Love this bag ! definitely protecting my laptop from those airplane-overhead-luggage crushing-pusher!

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MSE- mouse droid

Been looking at building a droid for a while but as always space is an issue so I decided to start small with a mouse droid. I build it then decided to make it truly my own but moving away from the traditional all black Imperial look to a rough green rebel look. Next step […]

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May the 4th at Lucasfilm

What a great opportunity; traveling to Singapore, meet with 501st/RL friends and share two trooping together… one of which at Lucasfilm ! A bit emotional too since the sad news of Peter Mayhew’s passing reached us the morning of that day. I almost did not take the Wookiee with me; so glad I did. This […]

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Deathtrooper Commission

Since many requests came my way during Celebration, I’ve decided to open commission work for a zombie trooper. Head to the troopingDead page to find out more …

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ZOMBIE @ CELEBRATION

My new zombie trooper was ready to take the floor at Celebration Chicago. I took it for a spin and a few hundred pictures later I received some awesome shots from people. A few lesson learned:1. People Love the Zombie and the costume2. Time goes fast when you are stop every 2 seconds for a […]

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CELEBRATION 2019 vol.4

People, Celebration is all about meeting people and sharing your passion. Some people you will meet for 3 seconds just for a laugh, others you will strike a conversation , others you will eat and drink with… It is a time where you can actually meet people from all over the world which you would […]

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CELEBRATION 2019 vol.3

Large Props is the heart of a true Star Wars convention and while this year things felt disconnected from each other there was no shortage of great photo ops to be getting during the event including life size Xwing, Tie Fighter, speedbike and GAV Tank … the best being the Millenium Falcon walk-in.

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CELEBRATION 2019 vol.2

The show floor is where all the vendors and exhibitors are and mostly all the costuming actions, large props … Part taking in panels is not something I tend to do for various reasons one of which is I like to troop… this means I am in costume, this also means I do not have […]

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CELEBRATION 2019 vol.1

Celebration is THE Star Wars event not to be missed, just as big as SDCC but Star Wars ONLY. Been going there since CE2 in Essen and it is certainly a yearly highlight for what I do and to meet with the community not only I belong to but also “serve”. 2019 event takes Place […]

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Happy Accident

One thing I have learned from my design workflow is that I need to experiment to “stumble” upon the right design solution… and I apply that in costume making. I was not happy with the undersuit of my zombie trooper; the latex skin patches were ok but too many miss-match in colors and with the […]

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Wookiee Field Day

M-A-W contacted the local 501st/RL to have an event and of course I would take the Wookiee out for this. It is always a pleasure to be out for Charity, even more so when you are in a costume that connects emotionally with the crowd … aside from the zombie trooper, only the Wookiee can […]

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MUDTROOPER

SOLO ( a Star Wars Story) had a great trooper which I found excessively well done with a very deep connection with world war 1 trench battles: The mud trooper. I purchased the armor kit and admittedly it is not the most challenging build I have ever done. But once finished the fun starts with […]

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Show me your Wookiee

I have made several Wookiees thus far, and got face mask from all the very talented makers out there. I Love working on a Wookiee as it forces me to take it slow and think … in an odd way I find it therapeutical. So As I work on this new mask I decided it […]

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Infographic- 501st

it’s the time again to update the yearly inforgraphic about the 501st ( well it was 4 month ago when I actually did it)

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