Year: 2020

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M-A-W Shanghai

Due to my injuries and covid-19 I have stayed away from trooping since last December. Even with things getting much better in China and being able to pretty much resume life – I am still keeping some distances from public events, BUT when M-A_W makes a request for a wookiee I simply cannot refuse…just trooping […]

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BESKAR: This is the way

What I love about making these props is the challenge that each build bring; sometimes it is new material you need to work with, sometimes new building techniques and sometimes painting. I learned airbrushing for my Lando bust- for this Mandalorian Beskar armor it is working with graphite powder. Print > Sand > Prime > […]

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Lando Skiff Guard Bust

This character I remember was one of my all time favourite kenner toy. I have always loved it and it was on the top of my list of things I wanted to do in terms of costume. Skip to last Celebration in Chicago and I did get a plaque signed by Billy D Williams in […]

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The Studio

A partial view of Red2 Studio where most of ImperialBoots works takes place and then some!

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3D printed Busts

The idea is to print a one piece of 1:1 ratio Chest+backplate complete with the shoulder strapping with crisp details and visual accuracy, to put on a XIBIT display bust with specific clothing and accessories. In this case working on both a Shore and Tank Trooper.

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Home Office

These days you need to have your home office, so this is where I do my digital work, prototyping, talking to workshops and suppliers, and build stuff. Of course I have some of my stuff on display including my very own Psittacausorus

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Working with an industrial SLA 3D printer

3D printing has jumped leaps over the last couple of years, people have it at home and if you are lucky enough to live where I do, you can easily find “affordable” industrial printers willing to take on projects. SLA printer work with UV cured resin instead of filaments. This means the end result is […]

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Wookiee Skull Part 01

I have made a few Wookiees over the years soon #9 will start production.The one part of the wookiee that has always been more complicated to do is of course the skull; one part being fibreglass and the silicon skin that goes atop.  In my early years as an arbor builder I was intimidated with […]

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Imperial Fleet Trooper

you glimpse and you miss it in SOLO but that character has so much going for it I could not resist. There are no official CRL due to the lack of “clear image of the back piece”, However I am fairly confident this is what it looks like ; a mix between the death start […]

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3P0 Bust – Part02

Major update; 3 coat of spray paints , 2 different gold Flame burning part of the paintAirbrushing details Cables and gasket installed.

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Jakku Sandspeeder

the sandspeeder was originally introduced by hasbro as part of toys during the OT release. 35+ years later they were brought back by Lego in an exclusive set and quickly seen in Battelfront 2. There is a visual queue in TFA when Rey plays with a salvaged Xwing helmet which is attributed to a sandspeeder […]

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BUST a move

Last year I started a new project for collectors with the launch of a helmet stand. Then we thought a bust to display and contextualize a helmet could be something visually stunning so we started on that project. Skip a few months of back and forth , changes and a first pre-production batch I was […]

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AT-ACT Helmet

I have build many tankers (note to self don’t get too cocky about it you screwed up your last one’s legs) – so alongside the tanker I decided to go for the AT-ACT which is really only a helmet and a slightly different paint job on the shoulder bell. So helmet printed and started the […]

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3P0 Bust – PART 01

Yes droids are amazing and no I was never the biggest 3P0 fan ; actually my preferred droids are K2-S0 (Rogue 1) and Chopper ( Rebels Animated) these two have amazing personalities. However as a builder/collector I cannot deny that 3p0 is a must have and I decided to focus on a bust. Got the […]

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Wookiee Bust

The Collector Bust is the new product I am launching soon. It is meant to be a new way to display props and contextualize it in their “real” environment. We are working on clothing and accessories to fit the bust to give a “real feel” when people drop their props on it. I though I […]

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Death Trooper MK2

My original Death Trooper is still in Japan and with the current state of things around the world, I have cancelled all my travels. ironically although I do not have any events planned in 2020 anymore, I just felt annoyed without my zombie armor here. So I decided to go ahead and make a second […]

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Naked Wookiee

After completing my 6th wookiee I have pretty much settled for the mesh suit design. Straight extra long legs, longer sleeves with hand covers, extra large elastic band at the waist with press button for the suspenders. I have just added the boot covers and a skull hood to make the work easier. The sizes […]

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Wookiee MK6 : roaar

A new wookiee is almost born. Improved technique means a bit faster, new hair really adds to the general look. I am reasonably happy with this one and it might very well be the one I keep for myself this time around. I guess the best part remains what I call the “wookiee zen zone” […]

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Tanker MK5 commissioned work

Got an order in for a Tank trooper, received the BSP kit from the trooper and started to build, pretty straight forward work except for the vambrace the owner had already cut way too much …pretty much the last think to be done at this point …every build has its challenges.

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RMQ Vader : when disaster Strikes

I got myself a Ralph McQuaries Vader concept helmet. It was an opportunity and I thought why not. It arrived in ok conditions but immediately realized the inner gel coat was brittle and separating from the main cast, it became evident with the tip of the brow broke for no reasons. I could fix that […]

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Events

China Premiere ROTS

It was a long wait for the conclusion of the Saga, I enjoyed it very much. It was a fitting conclusion, there was a lot to love about it. The local garrison was treated to the Premiere by Disney, had a chance to induct our very first actor as a Honorary member, have a chat […]

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Old Rex MK2 is a go

Since I am a member of the Cathar Base Singapore, I decided to leave my Old Rex Armor to a friend there so when I am due for a trooping I do not have to lug my armor. However I do love the character so I decided to make a second set to keep with […]

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Singapore CC

December 2019, last travel of the year for Singapore comic con and first troop with the Cathar Rebel Base where I am now officially affiliated with. I took Old Rex and the new Rebel Fleet Trooper on the road for quick changes and bring some variety to the booth. Excellent welcome as usual by the […]

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