Discussion in 'Midlands and Wales' started by Lord-Wiz, Aug 21, 2006.
is this a trick question because id say the answer was either you or me!!
i have worn armour like that in a room like that near boxes and suitcases like that....
Is it Barry White?
I'll say you. And I looked at you photobucket account and there is a picture of you with the helmet off.
But awesome costume man!
Ah, but that's cheating...Oh, who am I kidding?
Where the **** did this one come from?
Oh, that really is dignifying! Although, it looks like I partied a little too hard, it would seem!
I must say, the Sandtrooper costume does look the dogs whatsits.
Love the weathering job - do it yourself, Dave, or did someone give you a hand with it?
OY!! get the chuff out of my photobucket, you bandwidth stealing tarts
dave, where would i get a picture of you as a stormtrooper?
yeah, that's your uncle dave in that stormie costume. went to the toy fair yesterday at the nec with kote, and loved it. picked up a bunch of matchbox cars that i had as a nipper, one of which is older than me, and yet another vader figure. not an accurate count, but i'm only missing four or five of all the vaders ever made (discounting the vintage ones). it was busier than memorabilia believe it or not! maybe because it's just a one day show instead of two i don't know, but the place was rammed.
anyway, for your viewing pleasure, here's my event report posted elsewhere ( )
what can i say? every time i crew for an event with kote it gets better and better! a pleasure meeting you guys who i hadn't met before, and of course you guys who i had met before
being "pressganged" into donning the sandman was awesome. i didn't know what to say and tried to shy out of it, but plucked up the courage to get suited up and boy, it was superb! i've never worn a costume before, any costume at all (none that i will admit to in public anyway ), and the thought of being simon g's body double for a while was a daunting prospect indeed. but once that armour was on i couldn't stop grinning, and the bfg too was the icing on the cake .
a couple of pics, (apologies in advance about the photo's, my camera is scratched on the lens, and i'm sending the photos to my bro who is a graphic designer by trade and hopefully he'll be able to take the "glare" off the shots)
almost immediately after stepping out i was accosted by a little girl screaming "a sandtrooper! can i have a photo?!", how can you refuse?
i have nothing but respect for you guys who troop, especially in the heat like at download and hyde park. i did just about an hour and i was MELTING lol, and it wasn't exactly a hot day! i could hardly see because the lenses fogged up, and that bfg weighs a ton after a while! i am in bits this morning, i need a massage!
a massive thank you to simon g for letting me be the legend that is the sandman for a short while, i am still grinning like a loon while i'm typing this
i absolutely loved it yesterday!!
some more pics (again, apologies for the glare)
And Sam Jackson thought he was a bad arse?
Must have been the weekend for wearing armour because if you scroll down this thread here...
yours truely was also being a trooper. Here i am being assimulated by the Bjorn Borg collective.
some people say the link isnt showing pics
don't suppose you have checked out the [link=http://www.501st.co.uk] kote boards by any chance? [/link] sign up, get cleared and get to troop in anger . some awesome troops coming up!
I need to meet up with Martin first, it still needs some tweeking.
well i hoping my scout trooper might be ready by the time im 18!!
just need the helmet, cummerbund, gloves and boots!!
So this is what it's come to ?
My so called friends all turning Imperial on me, well here's one that escaped order 66
I'm imagining it blue, but that's very cool
Green is the only way to go Chris, trust me.
Once you go black, you never go back!
Nice cozzy, Martin! Looks snazzy.
yep green is def the way to go!!
i mean look at yoda he is green and he lived for hundreds of years.
< This guy is green too, however he don't look too good now doe's he.
Looking good Martin! We gunna be seeing Jedi you at any meets in the near future?
I heard at Collectomania 10 down in MK again there's going to be a load of Jedi scum
well if u get down to Snibston Discovery Center you'll see the Wonderous Tay-Mar as Jedi.
the event is on monday btw....
self made uniforms? i was quite keen on buying some stormie armour off an old friend a few years ago. How'd ya do it?
Wait a sec, I run off to Dragon Con and V & Wiz get TK armor!?!
Does this mean your both considering joining the 501st!?!
Wiz, there are ways to make wearing a helmet alot easier to deal with, but in the end you also learn to except somethings while in armor as well.
Ok now I have to hit the books.
BTW Martin, you need to turn Imperial as well.
i already have lol - nappy trooper
That's a great costume Dave