Tag Archives: Death

May the force be with you, Peter Mayhew

May the 4th can be an exciting time for Star Wars fans, thanks in part to sales and promotions going on. Unfortunately, this year’s festivities have taken on a somber note because, on April 30th, the 7’3″ (2.21m) Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew died at age 74. With only barks, grunts and growls, the occasionally belligerent but always lovable Chewbacca became a pop culture icon. Kale Frost built this heartfelt tribute to Chewbacca and the towering British-born actor who donned the iconic fur costume to play him. With tools in hand, his back to the viewer and facing a bright light, this composition conveys the message nicely.

May the Fourth...

Peter Mayhew had a form of gigantism that can cause crippling joint pain and poor blood circulation. In 2011 he and his wife Angie started the Peter Mayhew Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to the alleviation of disease, pain, suffering, and the financial toll brought on by life’s traumatic events. Harrison Ford, who played Han Solo, said that Mr. Mayhew was “a kind and gentle man, possessed of great dignity and noble character.” In a statement, George Lucas said of him, “He was the closest any human being could be to a Wookiee: big heart, gentle nature.”

Creepy to the 10th degree

Grant Davis is rapidly becoming one of the premiere Castle builders out there. His latest build shows why. He has done more than master techniques. Grant has learned how to tell a story without words. The single picture speaks volumes and leaves the viewer wanting more. This particular build has a sense of the macabre that makes you step back and a sense of mystery that pulls you back in. It’s very well executed.

The Crypt Keeper

Kraken Attack!

This scene of oceanic doom, built by Hen Peril, has a great sense of action going on. I love the chaotic feel and the convincing poses of the figures. Unfortunately, I don’t think they stand a chance!

Side view