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Celebration Orlando 2017

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I am thrilled to announce that we will be back at Star Wars Celebration hosting another diorama workshop.  It will be held from April 13–16, 2017, at Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center.   We have been at every Celebration since C2 back in 2002 – that is 15 years ago.  I think we have to be one of the largest and longest running events at the Celebrations.

We have partnered with Hot Wheels this time and are trying something new. Rather than our usual builds of dioramas with scenes from the movies and action figures, this time we will be helping guests make their own custom tile of the Death Star’s surface.  All the pieces will go together to make a massive piece of the Death Star complete with a trench where participants will be able to race their Star Wars Hot Wheels down the trench.

I will be back as well hosting my daily classes on customizing and sculpting figures.  Interested attendees can sign up each day, just bring a few Star Wars action figures to use for parts.  If you want to bring by some donations that would be great as well.

There will also be prized given away using a plinko board with generous donations from Jett’s Toy Hutt

If you want to see more about our past builds and my previous workshops you can check them out here:

Star Wars Celebration Pages


For Sale

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A new section has been added to the site featuring items for sale.  These are all the original pieces and one of kind hand made creations.  The page is found on the main menu and here.  The sale involves some of the most popular lines from over the years.

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Bounty Hunters – 2nd drafts

Most of my creations are experiments to find out what the desired combination will indeed look like.  Occasionally I go back and do a 2nd draft of a figure.  The results are always impressive and vastly better than their first incarnation.  I generally go back and redo the Bounty Hunter archetype first, as he is one of my favorites and often where each line starts

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Mr. Cheezy Pop (Max Glick)

My daughter and I love to go through our YouTube subscriptions when she gets home from school.  One of her absolute favorites is Max Glick / Mr. Cheezy Pop.  He has a great Disney themed channel you can check it out HERE.  I recently worked out an exchange with him as a surprise for her birthday.  For my end I made him a custom Funko Pop style figure of himself.  Here is the figure.

 

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Here is a video where he talks about the figure.

 

 

 

 


Mythbusters Art Show

I was asked to create a piece for the Mythbusters Art Show by the great artist Chogrin to be displayed Creature Features in Burbank.    I was a huge fan of the show.  Here is the piece I created.

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The show was featured on Nerdist here


Storyteller wraps production!

Recently I was lucky enough to serve as the Art Department Director/Production designer on an indie film called “The Storyteller”.  It was a real pleasure and it was a great experience being able to push my artistic chops in such new directions.  I made many movies over the years and done hundreds of pieces and props but it was very fulfilling to be in charge of a department and to create the entire look of a film.  In addition to crafting the look of the film I also helped find locations and made a the bulk of the films props.   I met some amazing people and learned so much.  I will always cherish the experience.  Here are a few photos from the set showcasing my contributions.

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Celebration VI & VII pages added

In honor of the upcoming Celebration Europe (more like wishing I was there) I added some pages highlighting my involvement at Celebration VI & Celebration Anaheim / VII.  I also added sub-pages showing my various panels and customizing classes.

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Pages will be coming soon showcasing Celebrations II, III, IV, & V.


Action Figures of YOU!

A recent avenue I have been exploring is the creation of action figures of you and your family.  For years I was hesitant to offer this service, as it is very difficult to capture the likeness of someone you are very familiar in a way that truly captures them.  But recently partnered with the fine people at That’s My Face to create custom 3D printed heads to offer this great new addition.  I go the extra mile to match create a character with a back story that relates to you.  Click through to hear more about this new feature.

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He Wars

I created a line that place the familiar archetypes in the Masters of the Universe realm as a commentary on the similarities the later owed to the former.  Click to the He Wars page to see close up pictures of each character.

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New Star Wars documentary featuring Sillof

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I was selected by Morgan Spurlock’s production company Warrior Poets and Lucasfilm in 2015 to be featured in a series of short documentaries focusing on 20 Star Wars fans around the world.  You can view the episode that looks at me, my works and process, and the impact Star Wars had on my life by downloading the Verizon Go90 app.  The series is called “In A Galaxy”, my episode is called “Meet a DIY Toy Jedi”.

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