Honorary member Denise Vasquez has completed her Avatar themed helmet.
Friday, May 28, 2010
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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.
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.