Custom Star Wars Character & Arcade Signage

Fuzzual

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So I had another "out there" idea friends. In our Smugglers Room project we have a corner where our HIC is on display, and we really wanted to up the level of ridiculousness there. I have constantly been inspired by the work of Empire Toy Works. His Rot Gut Station build is just fantastic. I specifically enjoy the down and dirty feel of that environment, and thought, what if we built an Arcade corner and incorporated the HIC display along with a sci fi arcade cabinet, and then built some kind of crazy signage?

That sounds like a lot, and I am sure it's probably too much. But to add to it, I wondered if I could create my own Star Wars Character and build that into the signage. Sort of a sculpture/signage. Anyone confused yet? It's a lot harder to explain the vision than I thought. So lets just start with the character creation, and I'll post more on the signage as soon as we have it assembled.

Hope you enjoy, and always appreciate the feedback!


We started with a Halloween mask from Amazon, and a pair of Welding Goggles, thank you SofaKing01 for that awesome contribution. We then purchased some awesome HD-Foam from SKS Prop and Costume Supply.

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Now for the iconic SW pilot chest boxes we used an old Rainbird sprinkler control box, because who really needs to water the grass anyway right??






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and of course we had to film the process and share. Thanks again everyone!

 

propmainiac

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You always amaze me! I love how you just put all this together and it's no question if it's star wars or not. Love your other video using empty packages to mold their shapes and use them in your builds!
 

DaddyfromNaboo

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Fantastic build!

It is a question of personal tastes, of course, but IMHO the visor could have used a bit of greeblieing or some sort of texture in that large flat area in the front. Or some kind of subtle lighting effect. There is a lot of going on with that character, and I like the scarf as a rather "quiet" element within the overall material and texture mix, but the flat visor area stand out too much, IMO.

Edit: looking through the pics again and seeing that one image with the white eye and the visor attached, maybe open the visor plate up a bit? The eye area does look interesting.
 
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Trooper_trent

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Did you see the followup video? he has a screen in it now with text sweeping across the front like a marquee. looks awesome.
Fuzzual , you need to post the next video!.
 

Fuzzual

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You always amaze me! I love how you just put all this together and it's no question if it's star wars or not. Love your other video using empty packages to mold their shapes and use them in your builds!
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. The Sci-Fi out of trash was a lot of fun, and since then I have been molding just about everything I can find around the shop! LOL

Fantastic build!

It is a question of personal tastes, of course, but IMHO the visor could have used a bit of greeblieing or some sort of texture in that large flat area in the front. Or some kind of subtle lighting effect. There is a lot of going on with that character, and I like the scarf as a rather "quiet" element within the overall material and texture mix, but the flat visor area stand out too much, IMO.

Edit: looking through the pics again and seeing that one image with the white eye and the visor attached, maybe open the visor plate up a bit? The eye area does look interesting.
Hey there! Thank you so much for checking it out. I forgot to post the latest updates and video, the week got away from me. I was totally going to do as you suggested until one of the subscribers from our channel recommended I use a digital nameplate behind the visor. Then I switched up the game and that is why it was left blank. I will post another update below so you can check that out.

That being said, you are 100%, and if I hadn't decided to add the scrolling LED it would be a HUGE miss. Thanks again for checking it out!

Did you see the followup video? he has a screen in it now with text sweeping across the front like a marquee. looks awesome.
Fuzzual , you need to post the next video!.
Thanks man! I got completely side tracked this week and didn't get back over here to update the thread. I was late with the video and before I knew it today was Thursday!!! :)

Updated post coming at ya!
 

Fuzzual

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Hey all! I got sidetracked and didn't get this thread updated, so here is the final result of the arcade character sign. I hope you get a kick out of it. It certainly was a lot of fun to build!


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And as always another geeked out episode of our channel on the process we went through to get this insanity built!!

 
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