Monday, June 3, 2013

The Plastic Strikes Back - May 2013

The Battle of Hoth continues and the Vintage Collection Wedge Antilles figure makes an appearance in the May update for The Plastic Strikes Back.

This next sequence is one of the iconic in the saga and taking these photos reminded me why I wanted to do this project, The Empire Strikes Back manages to create an amazing sense of motion and action with simple camera work that still conveys this sense when reduced to still images (and has all the characters and vehicles replaced with toys).

I know a lot of people online mentioned having trouble finding the Vintage Collection Wedge, I must have just been lucky as I was able to find one hanging on the pegs early on. I also want to give a shout to this figure of Wes Janson, the expression is perfect for this scene, if I recall correctly it's from the 30th Anniversary Collection (corrections in comments welcome!)

Next I get a chance to show off my new Threepio, it looks a lot better than the old one and has a little more articulation. However it is so shiny that it comes up almost completely green when I use green screen, meaning I had to totally recolour him in photoshop.

Lastly for May, the AT-ATs continue to gain on the shield generator and General Veers orders the Snowtroopers into Echo Base.

Hope you've enjoyed this update, next time we see Luke's crash landing so check next month for another update and if you can't wait there's updates most weeks on the KM:SWC Facebook page.

Finally don't forget to check out the project so far in our Facebook album and give us a 'like'!


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