Northbrook Propmaking foundation degree students have had the thrilling task of customizing a special ‘Biker Scout’ Helmet which will form part of the Star Wars: Celebration London 2016 event in July at the ExCeL London Exhibition Centre.
The charity helmet project is sponsored by leading replica props company RS Prop Masters, who have provided 40 Biker Scout Helmets to talented artists and studios to be customized and displayed at the event which will bring fans of all ages together, from all around the world, to celebrate the pop culture phenomenon that is Star Wars. The helmets will then be auctioned online with 100% of the proceeds going to Lucasfilm Ltds New Charity incentive.
The team of 1st and 2nd year students have been putting their own spin on the helmets using 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ as inspiration. The film scripted and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, is based on the novel of the same name by British writer
Diana Wynne Jones.
The students’ design features the castle belonging to the eponymous wizard Howl. Using industry standard model making techniques, every detail has been hand crafted, even down to the individually applied bricks.
Propmaking Course Leader, Dan Jenkins said, “It’s been an absolute privilege to be involved in the Biker Scout Project and the end result really showcases the students’ skills and creative vision. Images of their Biker Scout Helmet are all over the internet and getting lots of attention from an international community of Propmakers, companies and fans.”
Biker Scouts are specially trained stormtroopers of the Imperial Army's Stormtrooper Corps, who can be found aboard Darth Vader's personal fleet, Death Squadron.
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