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RECENT PROJECTS BLOG
Check out my Blog on the Replica Prop Forum to see what I've been up to lately...
GALACTIC HEROES- THE GAME!
Do you collect those cute little Star Wars Galactic Heroes figures? Or do you have kids that do? Well, dust them off, grab some dice, and prepare to have a blast with these simple rules for Tabletop Gaming Mayhem!
FOLLOW TD242 IN FURTHER ADVENTURES WITH GARRISON TITAN
Managed one day of charity photo shoots at this cool local con. Reminds me of the heyday of BayCon back in California...
EMERALD CITY COMICON, 2007
We did a charity photo shoot and met a pretty cool General Grievous.
TOY DRIVE- DECEMBER, 2006
This event was a blast, even though toy drives are aon the decline.
COMIC BOOK CAFE - OCTOBER 28,
After transferring from Star Garrison, this was my first foray with Garrison Titan, and a good turnout at that! Thanks to Mike, Mike, Paul, Marc, Wyatt, Brian, and everyone else (Jedi too!) for making it an enjoyable and impressive turnout.
It was refreshing to troop with other DTs...
And my boys enjoyed hanging out with some of their favorite characters.
A tidy store and pleasant owner too, with plenty of hard to find action figures on the shelves.
48 HOURS OF THE FORCE- APRIL
With Episode III fast approaching, select Wal-Marts had a whole tent full o' Star Wars stuff in front of their store. Several of the Star Garrison members were able to attend the one in Grapevine, TX and get the crowds excited! Many a picture was snapped as fans of all ages were caught off guard by our presence...
501st Represent TI-1443(James), BH-1869(Mike), TK-043(Will), and TD-242 (Sean) on duty
Stop him! He's got an exclusive Deluxe Vader toy!
X-WING APPEARANCE- 2004
My first gig since moving to the Lone Star State was a dramatic attempt at revitalizing a mall in Fort Worth- a "full" size X-Wing! Kids could even rent pilot costumes and get their picture taken. I of course had to plead with the Mrs. to get a bib sewn together so I could wear proper attire... There were mobs of folks there from the Star Garrison and the Rebel Legion, including a fully functional Remote Control R2D2!
EPISODE OF "SCREEN SAVERS"- MAY
In anticipation of the midnight showing of Episode II, TECH TV's show, The Screen Savers featured a number of local costumers and droid builders!
They have some nice sets! (okay, I added
the RA7 droid).
Sean and Mitch dress casual
Let the Wookie win (Richard and Eric)
Droids and the guys who build them
A much earned rest for Chewie- and the cameraman?
When I get a better picture I'll try to identify everyone in this shot...
EPISODE II CHARITY PREVIEW- MAY
Lucas released a sneak preview of Episode II in 11 different cities, with a ticket price of $500 to raise money for different charities. Lucas himself attended the San Francisco screening at the Galaxy theatre, to benefit the California Mentor Foundation. A few lucky members of our garrison were selected to attend in costume and dress up the event (and the party afterwards!).
LINING UP FOR THE FLANNELED ONE
(Dave/Jango, Mitch/DT, Sean/DT, Stacy/Jedi, Eric/3PO, Mat's R2)
We had a whole hallway to change in....
We finished 3PO the night before- or was it the morning of?
There are two R2s?
Chewie is a chick magnet (Richard in the Chewie)
Dave put his Jango together just in time for the event
Party attendees could watch R2 dance! (Mat, Mat's R2, Sean)
MIDNIGHT MADNESS- APRIL 2002
Toys R Us opened at midnight to sell the new Star Wars toys to about 70 die-hard fans. The store director was pretty flaky, but Dave Jackson threw a party anyway, and 3 (Chris, Mitch, Sean) of us showed up for the fun! Unfortunately, looks like Dave's site is down, so I'll see if I have any pics I can post later...
Speaking of toys, if you love those adorable Galactic Heroes figures, check out the original toys from Playskool
STAR WARS TRILOGY AT SPANGENBURG
THEATRE- APRIL 2002
Members of the NCA and CCA Stormtrooper garrisons attended this event in a variety of costumes. Aside from terrorizing the band competition that preceded the screening and entertaining the patrons, we also got to see the films on the big screen! Thanks to Chris Cates for bonus pictures.
Mitch and Sean check the streets for prospective
The Black and White Ball gets out of hand...
Sean and Eric intimidate the band competition
Imperial forces from both garrisons... combine for maximum intimidation
Chris joins the forces of evil-- purely to promote the films, mind you!
Yes, even Artoo made an appearance... with some "persuading" that is.
Later that evening, rebel pilots attended the trilogy of briefings
A closeup of TD242 (it's all about ME- on my site, anyway).
LUCASARTS EPISODE OF ELECTRIC
PLAYGROUND- AUGUST 2001
Mat, Eric and I (and our costumes) participated in the filming of an episode of Electric Playground (on Discovery Science channel) that covers the latest LucasArts games coming out. (We're in Season 7, Episode 5).
THIS IS GOLD LEADER, WE'RE GOING IN!
Okay, this shot does not appear in the episode, but I couldn't help myself! Yes, that's me in LucasArt's mockup X-wing cockpit, with some stars photoshoped in. Whee!
Eric in the Cockpit (With green screen
Another shot of Eric (I'm sure he'll photoshop up something nice with these pics!)
A shot of Mat in the cockpit (also with green screen)
The Programmer and Director on Rogue Squadron II got to be pilots for a day
Filming the in-ship Interview with the makers of Rogue Squadron II
For the opening of the episode, the hosts force their way past
3 stormtroopers manning the front lobby.
Mat in a hilarious Stormtrooper shot
Sean and Eric guard the doors
The hosts approach, dressed in Jedi blacks
Cast shot: Mat Clayson, Tommy Tallarico, Victor Lucas, Sean Patten, Eric Moody
Earlier events featuring my upgraded Desert Trooper included 2 different
birthday parties- the kids were speechless, except for my son, who now
points to pictures of stormtroopers and says, "Daddy!"
A brief history of TD-242
FIELD TROOPERS SECURE BATTERIES NORTH OF MOS FRISCO- OCTOBER 2000
STORMTROOPERS TAKE THE USS HORNET-
A well covered entryway
Clearing an access hatch
Patrolling the hallways.
Sentries cover an access port
We dressed up in costume for Halloween this year, but didn't go trick
or treating- instead, we boarded a retired aircraft carrier for some cool
Stormtrooper shots! Mat Clayson, Eric Moody, and Sean Patten are
the three stormtroopers in the various photos. Thanks to Tracy Newby
for easy access to the USS Hornet, and to Kathie Patten for the photos.
Snow Troopers on Location- Hi-Impact Snow Trip
Mat, Tracy, Mike and Eric of Hi-Impact. We just finished these costumes hours before doing a photo shoot near Tahoe.
Snow Troopers with Veers- Hi-Impact Snow Trip
Mat, Tracy and Myself. You don't realize how out of shape you are until you try to run in the snow with armor on...
A Back View of my General Veers Costume
General Veers has always been a favorite character of mine.
My Stormtrooper Armor- Comicon 97
My Stormtrooper all shiny, thanks to Robin's amazing buffing machine! Once we finished constructing the molds, I was the first Hi-Impact member to assemble a Stormtrooper. But, as Hi-Impact Founder Mat Clayson says, "never go first".
Imperial Troopers capture Rebel Trooper- StarWarsCon
The Ladies (Tammy, Sharie, Kathie) demonstrate our latest Rebel and Imperial Trooper line...
Boba Fett and Dengar prepare to do some harm- StarWarsCon
Max Cervantes in his Boba Fett and Sean Jujan in Dengar get mean looking!
AT-AT Crew (Pilot, Gunner, Commander)- StarWarsCon
In which Mat and Tracy wear their newly finished AT-AT pilots...
Hi-Impact Stormtroopers pose with Desert Troopers
of the Black Sheep Squadron
Mat and I wearing our Stormtroopers pose with David Max and Caleb Skinner from Black Sheep Squadron. Everyone pictured built their own suits. The Black Sheep Squadron appear in a hilarious video parody of Cops titled "TROOPS"- check it out at http://theforce.net/troops/
Imperial forces gather at the Star Wars party-
Desert Troopers(L to R): David Max, Kenar Yegyayan, Kohar Yegyayan, and Caleb Skinner. Biker Scouts (L to R): Jeff Young, Joey, and Pat Turner. Stormtrooper: Sean Patten. Death Star Trooper: Kathie Patten.
Another charming picture from the Star Wars Party. Natalie Greco wearing her Leia costume, and Kevin Toth in his Vader costume (armor by Max Cervantes).
The two Seans take a beer break- Comicon 97
Sean Lujan's Dengar is another fine product of Hi-Impact, of course.
Imperial Forces gather at the Star Wars S.E.
Opening in Hollywood
A similar photo of this momentous occasion appears in Star Wars Insider Issue #33 on page 10. Some (but not all) of the Imperial uniforms are products of Kathy Pillsbury. The Tie Pilots and Stormtroopers are Hi-Impact products, of course. Our X-wing pilots appear on page 8 of the same issue!
Fyberdyne's Biker Scout costumes- Worldcon 96
These fiberglass costumes are really nice- one of the best Fyberdyne products to date, in my opinion.
Fyberdyne's Assault Trooper costumes- Worldcon
These costumes were based on a concept drawing and do not appear in the Star Wars films. Just look at them all! Two Hi-Impact Tie Pilots (myself and Mat) joined the parade as well (Worldcon was the first appearance of these costumes).
One of Games Workshop's Full Scale Space Marine Models
I was impressed by these models (not to mention my preoccupation with 40K). Actual suits of Mark 7 and Terminator armor were also built on behalf of the Black Library, and appear in the Games Day videos.
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