Topic: Star Wars: The Life of a Stormtrooper - Trouble in the Mess Hall

Well, the recent loss of a loved one, the craziness of the first year of high school, and a revamp of my studio have kept me away from stopmotion for a few months. I never even got past the first scene of my Movie Magic entry. But I've finally gotten back to work! What better way to do it than the long overdue start of my Star Wars series The Life of a Stormtrooper. Its great to be back!

https://i.imgur.com/fpDTTq2.jpg

I had to build a track to allow the elevator doors to slide back and forth.

https://i.imgur.com/mhiuaZY.jpg

Last edited by Brickman (October 15, 2018 (11:05am))

Re: Star Wars: The Life of a Stormtrooper - Trouble in the Mess Hall

Production is resuming in about an hour. Minifigure gear will be top-of-the-line in this film. The two main stormtroopers will have Firestar Toys' custom design arms:

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/G1QAAOSwl5Va~ZbE/s-l300.jpg

As well as EclipseGrafx's custom printed hands:

https://i.imgur.com/e2nth8Q.jpg

And also LEGO's printed legs:

http://img.bricklink.com/ItemImage/PN/11/970c01pb35.png

Boba Fett will also be decked out with Arealight's hunter pack:

http://www.arealightcustoms.com/shop/images/P/Hunter_BOB2.jpg

And LEGO's rare printed arms:

https://img.bricklink.com/ItemImage/PN/55/982pb042.pnghttps://img.bricklink.com/ItemImage/PN/55/981pb042.png

And legs:

https://img.bricklink.com/ItemImage/PN/55/970c00pb0360.png

Last edited by Brickman (October 13, 2019 (06:59am))

Re: Star Wars: The Life of a Stormtrooper - Trouble in the Mess Hall

https://i.imgur.com/Eacv25i.jpg

Re: Star Wars: The Life of a Stormtrooper - Trouble in the Mess Hall

I like the sample frame. It doesn't show much, but does give a nice glimpse of the lighting and set. It all looks good. Perfect teaser image.

I'm excited to see all that awesome gear put on screen. Maybe not so much the custom Boba Fett gear, but I am pumped for seeing the Stormtrooper stuff all on one figure. Has any of it come in yet?

Those don't come cheap, do you have an approximate budget planned for the film?

Re: Star Wars: The Life of a Stormtrooper - Trouble in the Mess Hall

I’ve had the printed hands for a while now, and the arealight gear came in today. In all it’s gonna cost about $120. The stormtrooper arms have to come across the pond so they are estimated to come in Dec. 4th at the soonest! mini/eek

Last edited by Brickman (November 8, 2018 (09:50pm))

Re: Star Wars: The Life of a Stormtrooper - Trouble in the Mess Hall

https://i.imgur.com/DTsP1C2.jpg

Re: Star Wars: The Life of a Stormtrooper - Trouble in the Mess Hall

The cast is assembled!

https://i.imgur.com/JTNKvVm.jpg

Re: Star Wars: The Life of a Stormtrooper - Trouble in the Mess Hall

Got some more work done last night. Most of the episode will take place in the same room, so production shoudn't take too much longer.

https://i.imgur.com/7FJtLLe.jpg

Re: Star Wars: The Life of a Stormtrooper - Trouble in the Mess Hall

Can't wait!

This is why people in other countries hate us.

Re: Star Wars: The Life of a Stormtrooper - Trouble in the Mess Hall

I wasn't happy with the set design in the mess hall, so I took some time to remodel it. Making slow strides in production, but its coming along.

https://i.imgur.com/dlgYnzf.jpg

Re: Star Wars: The Life of a Stormtrooper - Trouble in the Mess Hall

Totally awesome!!!

Re: Star Wars: The Life of a Stormtrooper - Trouble in the Mess Hall

I’ve gotten a lot of work done over the past few months. I’m currently filming the final scene of my current set. I’ll be preparing for SHAC mostly for the next couple of weeks, so I’m hoping to have this done before the Summer Contest.

Last edited by Brickman (March 19, 2020 (05:59pm))