June 2016 Update

Not really much to update you on. Things aren’t progressing as fast as i had hoped, but that can’t really be helped thanks to the terrible British weather we are having at the moment, but more on that later….

The 3d printed hangar lights have now all been removed from their printing supports and sanded down. One thing that has taken a long time has been wiring all the LED’s , not only for the hangar lights which need to be wired in sets of 4, but also the wall lighting and the floor lighting. Not an easy task i tell you. Thank god i will be moving well away from 1/72 scale and onto 1/48 scale , at least, for the next films.

Now, why is the British weather holding things up? Well i need to be able to spray all the bits and bobs outside for all the priming. The smell is just way too much to do indoors. Now the stuff is all ready to be sprayed, all we have had is rain and storms. bloody typical. lol. Also there is the Wampa. I need at least 3 or 4 days of good weather to do this. I need to be able to clean the mold out with the pressure washer outdoors and left to dry. can’t really work with the weather we are having. But the other thing is that i need to time the sculpt so i can cast the mold and clean all within the space of a few days. can’t really do the sculpt, make the mold and then wait for days in the hope of good weather before cleaning out all the remaining clay. With both the face and the hands to do i would estimate at least a week.

Luckily i have been able to postpone the shooting of the pilots for ROTJ:R until next year now, so that takes a lot of pressure off me. I think it was wishful thinking that i could possibly get the cockpits and the costumes, amongst other things, done in the space of 2 months. So i no longer have to worry about getting things finished by July. As long as i have at least one whole day of good weather, i can get all the priming done on all the hangar parts ready for the airbrushing and weathering. Then its just a case of assembling everything ready for shooting. So, even though i no longer have the july deadline, it is still being released this year.

A trailer will be posted closer to the release date and this will reveal the actual release date of ESB:R.

It won’t be long now…………

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Hanger Model Update

Here is an update on the progress of the Hoth Hangar miniatures (Falcon hangar and new version of the Transport hangar). Detailing to the walls and ceilings now added, along with the piping and a base coat colour added. Next to add all the lighting…


The detail added to the hanger ceiling.

Original Matte Painting

The final matte painting as seen in the original film.


Preview of the new transport hanger.


The final matte painting as seen in the original film.

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Adywan In The Wall Street Journal

Adywan had the privilege of being interviewed for the Wall Street Journal:

‘Star Wars’ Fans Feel the Force Calling Them Back to Original Cuts

Some of the details aren’t correct (Adywan is not disabled and doesn’t live in that town), but it’s a decent overview of the Star Wars Fan Edit culture.

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Echo Base Hanger Model

Basic frame for the Falcon hangar is now complete. I need to make the rear walling and then add the plaster coating and detailing , then the polystyrene carving. And, if you are wondering why the left side bays are taller than they look in the film, well during other shots we see of the hangar, those bays are a lot taller and the columns are larger than the right side x-wing bays on the set (as you can see in the photo of the actual set).

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March 2016 Update

Things are progressing really well. All the Han in Carbonite shots are completed, along with the new end credits and the English subtitles. Work continues on the hangar miniatures and the Wampa and then that’s ESB:R completed. I will release the mkv 720p version first. The DVD & Blu-Ray will come sometime later as there is more to create for those so, if i was to wait until those are created, it would be a much longer wait, and you have all waited long enough already. Plus i really need to move onto ROTJ.
Shooting [for ROTJ] is scheduled to take place in September, and that’s a date that can’t really be changed due to a few things happening, which i will explain at a later date. This will be for the Rebel pilots ( B-Wings first). Now i will need at least 2 months prior to this to create the costumes and cockpit set(s), so ESB will have to be completed by July at the latest. At this point i will need to begin a donation drive for ROT:R as finishing off ESB has completely wiped me out financially (and also slowing things up a little)

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First Completed Shot of Han in Carbonite

The first completed shot of the new Han in carbonite….




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Han In Carbonite Lighting Test

Doing some lighting tests for the Han in Carbonite. These aren’t the angles that are to be used in the movie as the lighting needs to be different for each shot and then some post processing work would need to be done to match the colour etc. They are just to show the model under these lighting conditions.

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