Monday, August 8, 2011

Crafty Englishman Makes Stormtrooper Helmet Out of Cheese.

If you didn't know, I'm a part-time stormtrooper. No, I'm not affiliated with any organisation, but I do own a full, movie-accurate set of armour and I often put it on at home and cry. Anyway, Andrew Ainsworth is the English gent who claims to have created the original stormtrooper helmets from A New Hope, and has just been in an epic court battle with Lucasfilm who tried to block him from selling them in England (he won). (The headline of the linked article paints Lucasfilm as the "dark side" although I'm a 100% George supporter and don't blame his dudes for trying to protect his shit. You don't put a stop to this and then suddenly everybody is genetically engineering ewoks and then we have a serious getting-eaten-by-ewoks problem on our hands).

Anyway the following video shows Ainsworth's entire helmet-crafting process from start to finish. I must admit that despite being a stormtrooper enthusiast I couldn't get through the whole thing, although I did find it absolutely fascinating that he appears to sculpt the entire helmet out of cheese.

And then I make a joke about him polishing his helmet.

Thanks to for the heads up.

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