Friday, May 28, 2010

Completed Helmet Alert - TK Avatar

Honorary member Denise Vasquez has completed her Avatar themed helmet.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Completed Helmet Alert - Star Wars In Concert Brasstrooper

Everyone knows what the Imperial March sounds like but no one seems to know where it comes from.Well, the answer can now be revealed.  The Brasstrooper. That music you hear is actually Darth's elite marching band that just happens to be slightly offscreen in all of the films. These commando band geeks are trained from birth to follow our favorite  Sith Lord everywhere he goes while belting out those famous notes. Able to perform in deep space or in the desert sun of Tatooine, the Brasstrooper is not to be trifled with.

In all seriousness, the Star Wars In Concert cast and crew is honored to partner with the 501st in this wonderful project. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a wonderful organization and we hope our contribution helps make a difference.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Completed Helmet Alert - TK-88

501st member Scott Will (Florida Garrison) has complete his submission! Scott has created a TK/IG 88 (The Robot Bounty Hunter) combination!

Completed Helmet Alert - TK RoSco

501st Member Scott Kirkham and Rob Coe have created the TK RoSco helmet...

TK RoSco is an exercise in leather and lights. What started out as a possible steampunk design morphed into something different as the project grew. Hand-stretched leather dome, hand-hammered brass face, rivets, leather scales, hand-formed screen vents and eyes and multiple LEDs kept it from fitting any sort of genre. With the Don't Shoot Me Lights on back (Acronym: DSML, pronounced DiSMaL) and lights from within and out, TK RoSco evokes barnstormers in their flying machines with their leather and brass helmets as well as warriors in high tech future times. I guess he might be called a Barnstormtrooper...

There are about 120-150 man hours, give or take, in the helmet. Leather, brass, batteries, rivets, fully wired and integrated LEDs of various shapes and sizes (with a switch inside the helmet), batteries, velcro, metal screen, brass aerators and brass mesh were all used.

New Artist Update - Well Kinda.....

501st Member Dean Plantamura has given his helmet to 501st Honorary Member Derek Lyons for buildup. Dean has a ton of projects on his plate and wanted to make sure the project moved forward.

Derek appeared twice in the great final scene of Episode IV. As Rebel Honour Guard he saluted Luke Skywalker and Han Solo as they entered the hall of the Massassi Temple and "swished“ to the other end of the hall in a wink of the eye in order to hand over the medals to Princess Leia for her to present to the approaching pair.

So it is with great pleasure I welcome Derek (even if he was a Rebel) to the TK project.