CYBERPUNK JEDI AND A RENEGADE PRINCESS

Here is some epic art. Star Wars meets Blade Runner? Yes please. Looking for some new desktop wallpaper? Well look no further.

Artist Jeronimo Gomez created a “A Dark Jedi and a Renegade Princess” depicting Luke Skywalker with Leia, C-3P0, R2-D2 all set in a cyberpunk Blade Runner alternate universe.

This was part of a challenge on CG Plus to re-imagine Star Wars, and let me tell you, some awesome art came out of it. Check out the talent below!

This is what Jeronimo had to say about “A Dark Jedi :” Continue reading CYBERPUNK JEDI AND A RENEGADE PRINCESS

The Emperor is Darth Vader’s Father, According to Lucas

Oh boy, where to begin.

It has come to light that George Lucas, in his original script for Episode III, had another  “I am your father scene.” This time it was the Emperor telling Anakin that he’s his dad.

Here is what Palpatine said in the original script,

“I have waited all these years for you to fulfill your destiny. I arranged for your conception. I used the power of the Force to will the midichlorians to start cell divisions that created you.” Continue reading The Emperor is Darth Vader’s Father, According to Lucas

Painting Blue One (c. Battle of Scarif/Yavin – with some of Red Squadron)

Ok, so… these repaints of the FFG X-Wing minis started as a “hey wouldn’t it be fun if…” sort of thing. I picked up a starter set and set to work on repainting the T-65 X-Wing that came with the set. After that – and leading up to the release of Rogue One – I went down the rabbit hole of hunting for LFL archive images, RPF articles, and the like for any and every reference of the hero models I could find of the original Red Squadron X-Wings from A New Hope. 

From there, I discovered that not every fighter in Red Squadron had been created – as a matter of fact, for most of the shots in A New Hope, many of the X-Wings are duplicate shots of Reds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 (poor Porkins…).  With the notable exception of Red 12 – which gave some insight on how to handle the wing markings past Red 6. Continue reading Painting Blue One (c. Battle of Scarif/Yavin – with some of Red Squadron)

Star Wars Rebellion: Painting the Rebels

There might be less Rebel miniatures than Imperial ones in your box of Star Wars: Rebellion, but if you want to do a good job painting them, you’ll probably invest more hours on the good guys. The reason being is the Rebels aren’t as uniform as the Imperials (Imps are mostly boring grey). The Rebels have more variation in their colour scheme, and if you want to be thematic, then the Rebels have to look a little beat up too. Damage, grime, wear and tear are the hallmarks for Rebel stuff.

The original trilogy had George Lucas’ innovative vision of “used technology.” Let’s not forget that no one had ever done that before in a sci-fi setting. The Rebels are kings of “used tech” and why I think they look the coolest but also take longer to paint. Continue reading Star Wars Rebellion: Painting the Rebels

Don’t call me Xesus – Interview with Paul Heaver

As promised, the 4th installment in my Worlds experience report. My interview with Three Time World Champion and “X-wing Jesus”, Paul Heaver.

Paul is very approachable and always willing to chat, so I took the opportunity to ask him some questions on behalf of dockingbay416.com

He gives us some interesting insight into how he prepared for his three consecutive Worlds X-wing titles.

He also tells us a little bit about his game last year at the Imperial Assault Worlds final and his thoughts on the new Jabba’s Realm and Wave 8 expansions. (04:00 min)

Finally, I ask him some personal questions regarding his rock-star status in the nerd realm. (08:09 min)

Listen to the sound clip here: