And this is my lifesize collection!! Hey, who needs a burglar alarm or
watch dog??! :)
What I have is a Darth Vader,
Stormtrooper, Jawa, ESB Yoda, AOTC Yoda, Wicket the Ewok, and a temp.
R2-D2! The only other thing I would like to get is a "proper"
you only knew the power of the dark side...."
Yes, and if you only
knew how long I've been dreaming of having a lifesized Darth Vader!!!
And now, my destiny is finally complete!! :D
After a long long time
waiting for the leather shirt, it's finally arrived, and not only
that, I've got a set of new and much more accurate chest armor!
So thank you Lord, Hallelujah, my Vader is now finished!!!
What you see there
is (from the top):
"cking Dark DLX" fiberglass helmet, casted from a
low numbered Don Post Deluxe helmet.
- Cape, made by myself
out of 100% England wool and satin inner lining, like the original,
and with PVC collar and garden chain;
armor and shoulder bells made by Phoenix Vader.
shirt and trousers by Katarra Kreations, polished to a shine
and wrinkled by me;
robe by myself, made of 100% England wool;
by Galaxy Trading, with a low-quality ROTJ lightsaber replica
- Cod-piece by Dark
Shadow, modified slightly by myself;
- Gloves by Galaxy Trading,
but trimmed 2" to make it shorter and more like the movie
- Shin armor by Galaxy
Trading, painted by Vaderpainter;
- Locally-made cheapish
ankle-high leather shoes. (They should be knee-high leather boots,
but since you can't really see them anyway! :)
This Vader is built on a 6'6"
mannequin (Dave Prowse was 6'7" in his Star Wars days). The mannequin
was very skinny though, so I had to bulk it up all over A LOT.
You can't really tell from
the pictures, but he is HUGE!!!!! With the helmet and boots on, he stands
at 6'9"!!! Standing in front of him, you really know that you don't
wanna mess with him!!
Luke's eyeview when standing in front of his father... :)
this page for MORE PICS of my lifesize Vader including
closeups of the helmet,
information on how I made the Vader, and pics of my previous versions.
pics of my Vader and Stormtrooper together: PIC
1, PIC 2
them! Blast them!"
here is an ULTRA-RARE and movie-accurate lifesize replica stormtrooper!!
This is not the commonly-seen Armor F/X
or Galaxy Trading versions you see worn by around 95% of all fan
troopers. Unlike those suits which were originally sculpted from
reference pics, the suit you see here was cast from an ORIGINAL
SCREEN-USED stormtrooper suit in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,
and so what you see here is just like what you see in the movie,
not merely a lookalike replication!!!
Note: The right shin guard looks bigger cos I couldn't
shut it properly at the back, due to the mannequin stand "prong"
that goes into the back of the right calf.
set was produced quite some time ago shortly before Lucasfilm clamped
down on it, and I am very fortunate to own a set, as these are now
nearly extinct and not produced anymore. Luckily, I also got hold
of a spare set of this armor, which I just MIGHT one day consider
letting go of. ;)
This is a wearable stormtrooper
costume. After obtaining the armor (and trimming to size), I placed
it on a 6' mannequin (along with some dance leotards, gloves and
boots). The trooper
stands about 6'2" tall, which would probably prompt Leia to
say, "aren't you a little tall for a stormtrooper?" if
she ever saw this. :)
(I think the 'right' size for a stormtrooper is probably around
The mannequin has flexible
arms, which is great as it allows me to pose the trooper holding
The armor is made of
glossy white ABS plastic. I spent a lot of time, labor and sweat
on it, carefully trimming the pieces, drilling the necessary holes,
and painting the necessary pieces etc. to make it ready to wear.
I also had to bulk up
the trooper as it was too skinny (like my Vader). (What's with these
anorexic mannequins?? Don't they get fed in the factory??)
me by my size, do you?"
This is the best and
most accurate lifesize replica of the Jedi Master YODA I have
ever seen!! This is the version as seen in Star Wars Episode
V: The Empire Strikes Back.
The head was sculpted
by an extremely talented artisan and made available to a very
limited number of people by Chris King (THANK YOU!!!).
The entire thing was
then completed by the Almighty Ronculus who painted it, and added
the eyes, hair, body, clothes, body and accessories.
The accessories include
a superbly-crafted cane, belt, pouch, and "flute"/necklace.
The quality of this thing is absolutely stunning!!!
It is mainly made out
of resin, and stands 28.5" tall.
Below, you can
see that the hands can be placed down, revealing the belt and pouch, and
this page for MORE PICS of my lifesize ESB Yoda.
to learn, you still have!"
This is the limited
edition lifesize replica of Yoda, as seen in Star Wars Episode
II: Attack of the Clones.
This one is made by
Rubies, and is numbered 789 out of 10,000. It
is made using a combination of latex and hard "bread crumb"
IC Yoda above, it stands 26" tall, but on a 3.75" base.
It also comes with a 28" green plastic blade, but it doesn't
look too realistic hence I don't display it. The lightsaber is
also quite a bit too big.
thing I did to this Yoda was to totally re-do the hair, which
was the weakest part of the Yoda by far. It was basically just
clumps of hair sprouting out sporadically here and there. Basically,
I pulled it all out and reapplied it back on using glue, and I
believe it now looks waaay better! :)
I think this is the best thing Rubies ever produced. Though it
probably isn't saying much, it really is an excellent addition
to my lifesize collection!
this page for MORE PICS of my lifesize AOTC Yoda.
This ranks as one of
my favorite lifesize items - she's so cute!! (since no one can
tell for sure, I've decided that it's a "she"... :))
She was made by Dustin
Crops Boy with high precision to resemble the ROTJ version, which
has a lighter brown robe than the ANH version.
She stands at 3' 4"
The eyes light up with
the help of a switch, and perhaps someday soon I'll get it to
be motion-activated, along with a sound card unit that will make
The robe is made from
a Ralph Lauren King-Sized blanket dyed brown, just like the original.
The gloves are brown
jersey gloves, just like the original.
The bandolier is a
British pattern 1903 leather bandolier, just like the original.
The holster is a home-made
one made of real leather.
Notice the jawa has
an inner robe and bandaged feet.
I modified her a little
by adding a bit more bulk to her body, which was also very skinny
And here's his ultra-awesome
R2-immobilizer, the Jawa ION blaster!! Made by the very talented Moncal
(who's, btw, also an excellent country singer/musician!). It's made from
a real Mk3 Enfield 303 caliber rifle. Coincidentally, this blaster arrived
at the most opportune time for the Jawa - the same time as my lifesize
R2 (see below), for her to shoot down! :D
And here's a picture
of the real thing (pic courtesy of Parts of Star Wars) to show
you how awesome this replica is:
first declare that, I've never been a big fan of ewoks. However,
after I saw this, I knew I just HAD to get it!! It's just too
cute not to!!
is Wicket Warrick, and is made by an INCREDIBLY talented artisan
known as Ronculus. He only made a handful of these, and mine was
the last to be made.
stands at 2' 8" tall, and was partially tailor-made to my
directions, particularly to ensure that it had a big enough beer-belly
and butt. After I got it, I also made slight alterations to the
cowl, as well as giving him an all-around haircut cos the original
hair was a bit too long, IMO. (you should have seen my room after
the haircut - even worse than a hairdresser's! :D).
crappy spear you see there is made by myself from a cheap mop
stick I found (and the white string you see is actually the mop
strings! Economical, eh? :)). The stone is epoxy putty on cardboard.
One day I must find a real stick of wood from the forest, and
also a real stone.
I'm more than pleased with this ewok. I actually have not seen
a better lifesize Wicket!
I think we all
know who ate the pie!!!
(translation: "Haha! You're naked!!")
Apart from a lifesize Vader,
one of the other things I've always been longing to have since I was a
child was a lifesize Artoo Detoo. I've been (and am still) on the lookout
for a good quality and affordable R2 (also some spare cash :)), but in
the meantime, I thought I would save his place in my studio by getting
a nice cheap clone!!
This R2 is made by Dorling
Kindersley, out of cardboard! It's amazing to think that when I bought
this R2 new, it came in a flat box with a few sheets of cardboard! The
R2 was put together mainly by just folding the cardboard in a specified
way, with not even any glue required!
Anyway, I hope to be able to
get myself a proper high-quality lifesize R2 before too long. For now,
I hope this R2 will do as my jawa's target-practice... :D