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