Nearly Ready for Battle

My snowtrooper costume is nearly complete. There’s just a little more weathering to do and a few minor alterations to make here and there.

Snowtrooper costume - Oct 30, 2018

The interior electronics will still take a bit more time, however. I really need to rig up the small cooling fans in the helmet; it just gets too hot too fast while wearing it.

Seriously: you pretty much need to be running around in arctic weather in order to not immediately overheat in this get-up.

The Mandalorian

This sort of snuck up on me.  There have been rumors of a Star Wars TV show being in the works since before Lucas sold the franchise to Disney, but the project always seemed to fall through.

However, this time it appears as though a Star Wars TV show is actually going to happen.  The show is named The Mandalorian, and it sounds like it’s going to be sort of a space-Western show:

The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

Here’s the first official photo:

The Mandalorian

I must say that costume is looking pretty sweet.