After focusing on the characters and costumes for last week's Star Wars Identities Exhibition, I thought I'd move onto another big favourite of mine - spaceships!
The exhibition featured a case several foot long with one of each of the main spacecraft from the films, with light rods along the length of it that would change from light blue to red. Viewed face on, it almost looks like the ships are jumping to hyperspace...
|I had trouble identifying the lead ship - a Mon Calamari Cruiser?|
To give you a rough idea of scale, the B-wing featured on the right hand side is about the same size as my original Kenner toy version.
|Rear end of an Imperial Star Destroyer|
This was the one point of the exhibition where my 12yo impatiently demanded 'are you going to take pictures of every single ship in there?' to which I replied 'Yes. Yes I am.' :P
|Side view Imperial Star Destroyer, plus Imperial Shuttle and|
|Close up on the TIE|
|TIE Interceptor, my favourite of that specification|
|Not sure about that one...|
|My old favourite, the X-wing, with a Snowspeeder below|
|Relative speed/manoeuvrability chart|
|Falcon gun seat design|
|Falcon cockpit sketch|
|Possibly the most iconic of the Star Wars ships - the Millenium Falcon|
|In case you can't read it - essentially the original model|
of the Falcon was too big for the manoeuvres required
in Empire so they had to build a second half the
size (about the size of the original Kenner toy version)
More of the costume photos will go up at my Tumblr blog for the cosplay fans (probably over the summer) but that concludes my photos from the exhibition. Hope you enjoyed them!
At the recent parent-teacher meetings for 12yo, one subject that came up was his non-doing of the 'voluntary' tasks that have replaced homework (the only school in the UK to abolish compulsory homework). Figures. But it turns out that a task for one subject is making a mask, so this weekend I recruited him into making the Witch-king mask for his cosplay, thereby easing my workload and satisfying at least one of his teachers. The whingeing levels were unreal (mums of teens will probably sympathize) but progress was made. Hubs also helped me cut out the 50+ card segments for the gauntlets, and I cut out the pattern and leather for the sword belt while watching Return of the King for some visual references. The Witch-king cosplay is truly underway! Below you can see the 50+ pieces laid out in full and the cardboard base for the flail (because Blogger won't let me caption them without moving the images out of place. Grr).
This weekend we paid a visit to one of our local beaches as the sun was out. After several years of searching, we'd found a grand total of three fossilized sharks teeth at Walton, a place famous for such finds.
|The longest is just 3cms in total length|
|90 minutes digging and we have these!|
|Fossil or just funny looking rock?|
|View from the cliff top|
There's lots going on!
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And lastly, the thing I know you've all really been waiting for - chook pics! Have a great week.
|Left to right: Effie, Fizzgig, and the now misnamed Pitch|
|The gang's all here! Left to right: Kyru, Scoop, Pitch, Fizzgig & Effie|