June 6, 2009
WARS DAYS AT CHILDREN'S
As I gathered my TX armor (Blackhole Stormtrooper) the night before the first of three Saturday events at the
Children's Museum there was a stir in me. I have never trooped in my Blackhole Stormtrooper armor so this was going to be a first for me. It was a test to see if I fit it all properly and whatnot. I did find out that I do have to make a small change to the forearm pieces so that they do not pinch so much. Upon suiting up I was told that I was not only all nice and shinny but scary as well. Not many people have ever seen the black armor. There is something about wear black that makes you
As both Imperials and Rebels entered the museum in all of our glory the fun began. Several of us walked around the main entrance hall of the museum as others walked around the museum itself. All of us as any trooping event had to stop and take many pictures with the fans.
This trooper had to take a break and suit down for a while since the old back was tensing up. So I took this opportunity to take some pictures of what was going on with the troopers. After my break I suited back up and again the Black Stormtrooper was walking the museum. Do not know what it was but there is something about the black armor that people seemed to like. One very memorable comment I will remember is that a little boy and his mother came up to me to take a picture. The mother asked me why my armor was black. Before I could say anything the little boy replied and said,
"This is what TIE Fighters wear when they are not flying around in their
airplanes." That to me was a brilliant understand of this armor from such a small child. He understood that TIE pilots who were black could also be Stormtroopers. As Master Yoda once said to Obi-Wan Kenobi
"Truly amazing, the mind of a child."
To view many photos taken by Missy a wonderful photographer and handler for Bloodfin click on the links below.