I know, I know. I love Star Wars, as many of you out there undoubtedly do. Hasbro has given us some great figures, box sets, and even vehicles like the awesome new AT-AT. However, even though their scale is tailor-made for it, Hasbro has publicly stated time and again that playsets just aren’t in the cards. We can discuss the reason for this heartbreaking decision until the proverbial cows come home (to produce blue milk, no doubt), or we can do something about it.
That’s pretty much how this little venture started. A local friend and artist simply named “Talker” and I got to talking over drinks one night, and decided that our shelves needed, nay – demanded we do something about it, and the partnership was formed. He’s amazingly talented with wood. He’s got 30 years experience and all the tools needed, and he cranks out shapes and plans faster than anyone. We agreed on our first project – The Cantina, and started drawing up plans, gathering materials, the usual stuff (all the pics after the jump!)
Over a hundred hours later, you have what you see below. Talker built the wood superstructure, and I took it from there, adding texture, paint, accessories, electronics; basically everything else. Yes, the band even plays the music. The Jawa is hard-wired in, and his LED eyes shine bright with the flick of a switch! We are now moving on to new projects; The Death Star (sneek peek below), 3-level Jabba’s palace, even a re-imagining of that awesome Hoth display from Comicon this year. I promise you’ll all be along for the ride, enjoy!