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The mystery of the Ewok Trooper has been solved!

Steve Sansweet with Ewok Trooper

Steve Sansweet with helmet. Click for bigger

When Celebration V hit and my Ewok Trooper helmet made $900 (!) for Make-A-Wish foundation, I’d been wondering who the awesome and mysterious person was who purchased the helmet.

Well, it turns out that good ol’ Steve Sansweet (Who will sadly be leaving Lucasfilm in the spring 🙁 ) purchased the Ewok trooper and he has let me know it will have a very good home. I don’t doubt it 😀 Steve has many awesome Ewok things that I am unbelievably jealous about (like a first cast of the unproduced Chief Chirpa cartoon action figure.. *grabby hands*) that have very good homes.

He sent me a photo as well! Thanks a ton, Steve. 🙂

501st helmet and ewok love buzz!

Celebration V is happening and I am sad to be missing it, but I’m loving the press the 501st helmets are getting.

Cnet has my helmet featured in the photo gallery on this post (With my name misspelled, but I have sent an email to the author)

Starwars.com featured my helmet and a bunch of other sweet ones in their artist roundup!

For those of you who missed it, this is the helmet I customized for the 501st project – for Make A Wish foundation!

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Completed 501st project helmet!

My helmet is complete and I am able to post it. I’m sending the process to the 501st Project website so they can spill all those details, but here are the pics and some info:

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Materials used:

  • Ceramcoat paint (lots and lots)
  • Pigeon feathers (picked up off the ground)
  • leather cord
  • dollar store faux tribal necklace for the beads
  • Air dry clay
  • faux suede (I wanted another colour, but it was on for next to nothing a yard, and this was all they had left)

Check out the 501st project site for more details!

Finally! A new flyingarmadillo.com site

Now that I have WordPress tamed, here’s an official welcome to the new site!

This coming weekend I’ll be appearing at Calgary Comic Expo – look for me at table A19. I’ll have lots of goodies to sell, including these awesome postcards:

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And I’ll also have some awesome little Ewok and Dragon charms for $5 each (Cat hair not included):

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Because this was lost when I moved the old site, I will be participating in the 501st TK project and making an awesome helmet for charity.

To find out more, visit the 501st TK blog 🙂 Welcome to the new site! I hope you like it!