Vader with his induction Saber/Katana
Scout Trooper (Endor Trooper)
And the sketches for the initial ideas.
Re-Design Starwars Vader and Storm Troppers
And for any one interested what the inspiration was and how I thought about it.
Long ago in a land far, far away...
I imagined how would costumes look in a ww1 like setting level of technology. For the Star Wars story.
If History had taken a different turn?
If samurai aesthetic would have advance to the wars of the early 20th century?
How would this affect armor and there weapons?
What if the Matchlock/Flintlock guns had progressed to be on par if not superior to ww1 era guns?
And how would a Saber/Katana work with a plausible tech that could have been developed in that time period? With the same benefits that the light sabers have in the source material?
Like I said I had a lot of fun with this, perhaps too much fun? It was fascinating to research the history of Japan. As well as induction technology, and Matchlock/Flintlock's. It was a fun rabbit hole to follow.
I'll post hi-res versions at my art station.
Also if interested the Ref I used for this Project"