Roberto Robert’s Redesigned Darth Vader Stormtrooper Fan-Art

Concept Artist Roberto Robert has created this amazing piece of poster/fan-art depicting a redesigned, samurai-like Darth Vader,wielding a blazing katana shaped lightsaber, leading a group of redesigned stormtroopers wearing old, Japanese style armor.

Poster StarWars Brain Storm - artstation - Roberto Robert - darth vader stormtroopers

 

Roberto attached a description and message to the poster/fan-art saying:

couldn’t resist a poster with these guys.

Explanation for the theme, from the brain storm Facebook group.

Long ago in a land far, far away…

This was a fun challenge, and I’m kind of bummed I’m done, because I had such fun thinking this universe up.
I wanted to do a historical take. But not the regular Samurai Star Wars take. Those are great, but I wanted to play with my imagination more then just set them in feudal Japan. 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.

Also for anyone interested the Ref I used for this Project”

http://www.pinterest.com/robertorobert4/brain-storm-sw/

Roberto Robert - vader redux - star wars darth vader - artstation

 

Roberto Robert - Vader redux (lightsaber) - artstation - star wars darth vader

roberto Robert - scout trooper: forest trooper redux - star wars stormtrooper

roberto robert - scout trooper: forest trooper redux (sniper rifle) - artstation

roberto robert - stormptrooper redux - artstation

roberto robert - stromtrooper redux (pistol) - artstation star wars

You can see more of Roberto’s work by following the link down below

LINK:  https://artstation.com/artist/robots

Let us know in the comments below what you think about Roberto’s redesigned Star Wars Vader & stormtrooper fan-pieces!!

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