Sunday, 18 December 2011

Taking a break...

Been posting fairly heavily last couple of months, gonna take a bit of time off for the holidays and come back in the new year.

In the mean time you can try to find me in SWTOR where I'm playing as a Sith Warrior named 'Keteor', I'll be playing on 'The Hidden Beks' server.

Merry Xmas!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Snowtrooper Action Figures

I've posted a Snowtrooper before but it was a while ago and I recently picked up a second one, so I'm taking the opportunity to revisit this figure.

Was really happy with how this photo turned out especially the contrast between Vader and his troopers. Finally for this post I attempted to redo a photo from an older post when I first shot my AT-AT, I think it works a lot better now that its not just one trooper in there.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Lego Star Wars The Padawan Menace on BluRay

I really enjoyed this special when it was on Cartoon Network last summer. The disc includes a load of older Lego specials making it worth having in the collection and as well it comes with this awesome mini-fig of "Ian".

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Echo Base action figures

"All right, don't lose your temper, I'll come right back and give you hand..."

"C'mon, you want me to stay because of the way you feel about me..." 

"I'd just as soon kiss a wookiee..."

"It's possible? Why don't you go find out..."

"Then I'll see you in hell!"

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Clone Shock Trooper Action Figures

I absolutely love the paint work on these figures, really cool characters. I actually thought I'd blogged them already and was a little surprised I hadn't.

A couple of shots here of the clones based on there appearance in ROTS, above is a photoshop as I only have one of the senate pods. Below is the clones escorting Palpatine on Mustafar as they search for Lord Vader.

In this last shot I added in a red clone ARC, even though he's not a shock trooper I thought it looked cool with him there.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Star Wars In Your Pocket

I literally have a big box of random Star Wars stuff, good for when I don't know what to post, today I've reached in and pulled out Star Wars In Your Pocket. Press a button and you get a classic phrase like "Do, or do not, there is no try." or "We're doomed!"

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Conference on the Death Star action figures

"The last remnants of the old Republic have been swept away..."

"Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways..." 

"I find your lack of faith disturbing." 

 "Enough of this! Vader, release him!"

"As you wish." 

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Todo 360 Action Figure

Only recently got this on ebay, I'd bought the first Cad Bane figure that came out before he was bundled with Todo, below they're together at last.

Finally an attempt at creating a venetian blind effect, figured it looked best desaturated.

"I have no memory of any crashes.."

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

EU: Michael Stackpole X-wing Novels

Quite a while since I last posted any of my novel collection. These four are the original X-wing novels written by Michael Stackpole to tie-in with the old X-wing video games. I thoroughly enjoyed this series that follows the exploits of Wedge Antilles and Rogue Squadron in the first few years after ROTJ.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Nien Nunb Action Figure

It's Lando's Sullustan co-pilot from ROTJ, Nien Nunb, seen above in the cockpit of the Falcon.

A very basic figure with only a small amount of swivel articulation but the character deserves to be in any collection.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The Clone Wars Movie Soundtrack CD

Put off buying this for a while as it was pretty over priced when it was released but last week a shop in town had it for only £3 so decided to pick it up. It's nice to have it as part of the collection but what I really want is soundtracks released for the actual TV series and not just the movie.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Rex and 501st Clone Troopers on Umbara action figures

Just a quick tribute to the Umbara story arc that wrapped up in this week's TCW, brilliant episodes and brilliant characters.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Snowspeeder and AT-AT with Luke and Dack Action Figures

Recently picked up this Snowspeeder so this week I wanted to try and recreate a few shots that follow Luke and Dack's story in the Battle of Hoth.

 "Right now I feel like I could take on the whole Empire by myself..."

Thursday, 17 November 2011

ARC Heavy Trooper Action Figure

This first pic was inspired by the cover for the young reader novel Epic Battles and I had to use the power of photoshop to bring this one to you as I actually only have one of these figures. Once I was already cheating by making a multiple exposure I figured I may as well throw in a few simple lighting effects too.

This is the weapon the figure comes with and it's what he can be seen using in the original Clone Wars microseries.

Finally a bit more work with gels, was struggling to avoid the lens flare so in the end decided to make this photo a little more artistic and deliberately make it part of the image.