Here we go with the second half of this 2020 review…enjoy….
July saw a summer of….well being stuck indoors as temperatures and tempers soared as frustration over the pandemic rumbled on. I too rumbled on with doing what I do best and I showcased another “rescued hilt” called Lost Hilt Two, came up with TWO versions of the TIE Fighter and as if that wasn’t enough I finished watching the final season of The Clone Wars cartoon and Rebels. So I built a new hilt for Ahsoka Tano – including TWO variants and a double bladed staff version.
August arrived and I continued to distract myself from the chaos of the “Tiered Protection System” where certain areas of the country could operate normally(ish) while other parts were still in “Lockdown” and a merry dance of moving up and down the tiers led to outcries of unfairness as some places with low virus infection numbers were closed while others were demoted and re-opened. TOTAL UTTER CHAOS. I kept busy, further stretching my portfolio of objects that I model by constructing a new Super Star Destroyer, a colourful saberstaff for Sabine Wren from the cartoon Rebels. Also from Rebels I built a saber for the double agent Kallous. Fans of the Japanese anime show Mobile Suit Gundam got a new “Beam Saber” and I had the honour to recreate another PsychoSith collaboration with the “Order of Knighthood” rapier hilt.
September slipped into view and it was obvious the virus wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon and the up and down Tier System kept grinding away (with seemingly little positive effect from my point of view). I was just thankful I had a coping mechanism in my designing…oh and I started building up my own real life lightsaber (I bought some electronic parts I needed) AND I got a new set of Jedi robes to go with a nice new pair of boots. The designs I came up with this month included THREE Rebels inspired hilts, one inspired by the famous Lothal Wolves and one for Hera Syndulla and finally one for “The Last of the Lasat”. I was also asked to construct a Starfighter to protect the Star Destroyer from last month so I built Vornyx!
Ok after seeing that horror picture with Qui-gon Jinn and that other Jedi it’s time to click onto Part 4 – once more click for page four!