One of my first memories of Star Wars must have been the Cantina scene. This wretched hive of scum and villainy is without a doubt the kind of establishment where I would be happy to have a drink, even if only once in my life! This diorama was not easy: just like its real life counterpart (or at least the idea we have of it), it is full of nooks and crannies, and understanding what piece to put first was a bit of a challenge. It is also the first time I put lights in a diorama (a simple battery-powered fairy light/Christmas light). But I am happy with the result! Enjoy!
I was lucky enough to be invited to the Red Carpet World Premiere of The Last Jedi in Hollywood, last december 9th.
Take a look at what I saw!
As usual, this model is a great project to do and you will be amazed at how simple and detailed the final result is.
I have only 2 littles issues with this kit:
- first of all, the shoulders of the 1:6 Yoda are a bit weird. I know it is difficult to do this kind of articulated figures (we can only see how many action figures look funny when you try to lift their arms or fold their legs, but…
- the 1:12 version is so great, I would have liked it to be 1:6 too!!!
The kit itself is very fast to make, and painting/weathering gives it a great realistic feeling.
The result is a nice display piece that is sure to amaze!
you can get the kit here : Amazon.com
Every geek going to Tokyo knows about Harajuku, Shinjuku and Akihabara, but there are other areas to find toys in Japan and have a good time! follow me in Nakano and Shibuya!
May the 4th was the opportunity to upgrade a few of our costumes. Among others was Reggie’s Tie fighter pilot. So far, his chest piece was only made of soft fake leather, and it had none of the rigidity nor the shine of a real piece of Armour.
We have watched Evil Ted fantastic work with craft foam, and had the idea of doing a new chest piece with EVA foam. With simple tools (we don’t have a workshop and do most of our props in the dining room), but with dedication, we crafted this prop, and I dare say it is not too bad for a first foam armour.
You can find Evil Ted’s channel here:
How we made the helmet here.
And finally, how we made our glue pot here (after a while, it became obvious that we couldn’t continue with a plastic plate: too much wastage!).
Last week end, Singapore has seen its biggest Star Wars Day festival to date, complete with the first ever Star Wars Run in Singapore.
The whole family was there, of course, in costumes!!!
An excellent idea!!!
HAPPY MAY THE FOURTH EVERYONE!!
I need to start by apologizing for the lack of posts the past few months. Things got busy, and time got away. But we are still here! I PROMISE! To prove it, we are celebrating our favorite “holiday” by sharing another of our exclusive “May the Fourth be with You Party Character Patterns.”
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