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The Clone Emperor

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    Thomas Spanos
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    McHenry, or at least that is where my ship landed.
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    Sculpture, Illustration, Dance.
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  1. Hi Thomas, I read the Old Post on Trading Card Run, and left a reply . I wanted to know if you could help, Dani Elli from the Luxembourg Garrison advised me to contact you, she informed me that you did numerous trading cards for the TFE and Lux Garrison.


    I´m in Germany, we have a Trading Card team as well, but I liked your work and Gloss Cards Better , so I have 3 Characters to do. 1. Darth Vader 2. Jawa (Chief Nebit) 3. Darth Malgus.


    Let me know if this is possible, we did the photo sessions in Green Screen Background...as the example.

    There are many photos that can be used but 1st i wanted to check.

    I have plenty more over 650...lol 






    1. The Clone Emperor

      The Clone Emperor

      Good evening,

      I can help you make a card for your Flagship Eclipse character.

      If interested please use my email thecloneemperor@gmail.com to continue the conversation.

      Be well,

    2. Rep.Commando Slayer
    3. Rep.Commando Slayer

      Rep.Commando Slayer

      I sent a mail... Passed it yesterday , please check your email. 


  2. This gentleman, Charles Sheeley, shared his work on the Replica Props Forum and debuted it at SW Celebration Anaheim, 2015
  3. Under the Hood Nom Anor, WIP Sketch and Fibreglass
  4. As part of this ritual I have been designing a Vong Sigil based on icon seen in this comic; And in their faction symbol in Star Wars Miniatures I designed and sketched for a while before arriving here; I sculpted this piece first in apoxie putty, made a silicone mold, and after some experimentation made this casting with Smooth Cast 326 and EVO red colourant; More to come.
  5. Good afternoon, I encourage images of your work in progress and the research images you are building from. This will help your colleague understand where you are at and allow for meaningful feedback. Welcome to The Flagship Eclipse.
  6. Good evening, You may wish to try Pros-aide. It is a medical grade adhesive. Water Acrylic emulsion Non-hazardous Glycerol Guar gum Sorbitol Benzyl alcohol I swear by it. Be well
  7. Good afternoon, I will be happy to challenge the notion that non canon Sith cannot troop with 501st at events. (This was from last year at the staging area for the televised Dragon*Parade. Forsooth, 501st and Dark Empire characters troop together in the same way we would with the Mandalorian Mercs and Rebel Legion. Different communities, all costumes, all good.
  8. Thank you Jades Sword for your question, and Eliste for your thoughtful response. Mara in the adventures of the Swarm Wars: Dark Nest is dedicated to the Jedi Cause. Earlier in her career, when she had been selected by the Emperor as his capable Hand, she was a servant of the Empire. As Mara Jade, Choices of One demonstrates, Mara acted as a hero, even while serving the Empire. It is her appearance while in alliance with the Empire that makes a 501st approvable costume. Be well, Thomas
  9. I estimate that I am into my sixth hour on this submission. This is the costume that Tom is trying to replicate, and the most recent image I have of his suit; I wrote to the GML privately and in response to his query in the GML/ GWL forum on the 501st in support of Tom’s costume. I believe he has read my illustrated response because Tom has shared a lettre that appears to be written by the GML in question, dismissing my input and asking that Tom keep his costuming concerns within his garrison. LMO Capell contacted me and we had a live conversation on Tom’s approval. The LMO team pledged to back my assessment. But without GML and GCO cooperation there is no way to force the approval. So we can welcome Tom within the Detachment, update the CRL to better reflect accumulated knowledge, invite him into group photos and cheer Tom on. We just cannot sell him patches.
  10. Detachment Leader Pam Simpson once had a SW Miniature-based costume approved in the 501st. The Black Sun Bith Vigo might qualify. I think we might need a canon name though. (Wikipedia/fan-made entries without citation are not acceptable.) Be it approvable or not, I encourage you to make it. Be well, Thomas
  11. Thank you Rachel, you are an inspiration. I find myself working on three costume projects simultaneously. Just in a better space in my Life to do so. It is freeing. On this project front I have finished accessorizing the maquette. This gave me a good idea of how I would like to make the full sized cloak. I started working on the helmet lense buck. Several steps and much sanding latter I arrived here; The refined fibreglass buck I hope to use in my first vacuum forming experience. Once I have the lens I will sculpt the rest of the helmet for fibreglass casting. Be well.
  12. Good evening, This appears to fall in line with the talking points of the Rebel Legion’s description of the Imperial Knight, which itself was derived from The Flagship Eclipse’s 2010 recommendations for The 501st Legion Costume Reference Library entry for the character. The quick break down was once suggested as; 1. Full body suit A. Black Quilted leather/leather-like top with eight panel torso and high quilted neck B. Black Quilted or Plain leather/leather-like trousers 2. Black eight tabbard leather/leather-like skirt 3. Gloves 4. Three layer leather/leather-like brown belt and Imperial issue buckle, 5. Proper boots--A chocolate brown version of Obi Wan's Episode II boots (plain black boots have since been referenced) 6. Rich Brown cape Armour; 7. Unique L/R Red hand plates 8. Unique L/R Red Bracers and molded red straps 9. Unique Red Loin plate 10. Unique Red Abdomen plate 11. Unique Red Chest plate 12. Unique Red Back plate 13. Unique Red cape cap plate 14. Unique Red L/R under bells 15. Unique Red L/R over bells Accessories 16. Unique hilt lightsabre and white blade 17. Brown leather/leather-like belt pouches Order for CRL entry should roughly proceed top to bottom. Note the undersuit has eight pleats corresponding to the tabards per creator Jan Duursema. It is tyme to get this CRL done. I think we might do well to have both male and female versions for this CRL. Be well, Thomas I would merge the description of the neck with the undersuit top.
  13. Good evening, To me, this appears to be a challenging build. The armour will require sanding and finishing to work. The fabric has the appearance of leather or leather-like material. The references you have gathered are a great resource. But were it I, more would be needed. Mostly concerned with the back of the leg armour and perhaps the look of the bodice under the cape. Speaking of that intriguing cape, it looks like the designers adorned it with an alphabet new to the SW Universe; Runes For as tight as the detail is, you might be able to flub the exact characters. However, I encourage you to reach out to the game designers. A file must exist somewhere and those in the industry are often very interested in helping out a dedicated costumer. Please be sure to update this thread as you build. Be well.
  14. Good evening, In most cases you can attend the same troop as approved Legion members—most events are public. The ones that are 501st members only frequently have character request lists that preclude Expanded Universe. (That is just the way the holocron bounces.) I am currently working to expand the Darth Nihilus COTF costume reference library entry to allow for hoods that gather in the back. This may seem like minutia but apparently it has been enough to defer some costume approvals. Like all things, it is a process. I recommend sharing your current submission photos here, in this thread, for reference. Be well, Thomas