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Celebrate Star Wars and the release of Episode VII with these unique views of iconic characters
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“I used to believe that being a good soldier meant doing everything they told you. That’s how they engineered us. But we’re not droids. We’re not programmed. You have to learn to make your own decisions.” – Captain Rex (Star Wars The Clone Wars)

Hi everyone, My name is Jeff and this quote from The Clone Wars embodies my journey as an artist. As a trained accountant and financial analyst during the day, I shed my suit and tie every night for a chance to start on a more exciting journey. 

This journey has led me this far, but now I need your help to make the final push.

The reason I chose to focus on these Star Wars characters is because I have been a huge fan of the Star Wars films as well as the extended universe, I also believe there are incredible stories to tell about the Imperial Army. Although the films might show these characters as mindless clones fighting for no purpose, further examination of the Star Wars universe reveals their depth and the complexities.

Such examples are Captain Rex from the Star Wars The Clone Wars. Carnor Jax from the Crimson Empire. Even the most known villain in the world, Darth Vader is seen in a different light in the series: Star Wars Rebels. 

The Goal: 

The art is made out of multiple pieces of 1/8th inch ash wood. Each piece is glued to each other, finished with a protective varnish and ready to hang. Each piece is 28 cm x 28 cm (approximately 11 inches x 11 inches)

These sample pieces were cut at a Makerlab in Taipei, where they charge users per hour of use. The funds raised through this Kickstarter campaign will help me purchase a professional laser cutter as well as the necessary materials need to prepare the pieces for shipment

In the future I will use this later cutter to explore even more characters and story lines .  

Each piece in this collection will be a limited edition. If 10 number of people select [ T R O O P E R ] , those pieces will be numbered 1 through 10, and I will never produce more.

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T R O O P E R
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G U A R D
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V A D E R
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Jedi Counselor Tier backers will receive their [ T R O O P E R ], [ G U A R D ], [ V A D E R ] pieces with all other backers. The custom piece in which I will work with each individual backer will take about a week of work. So expect these pieces to ship at a later date.

Stretch Goals:

$10,000 - Unlock colored designs options for all pieces

Risks and challenges

I already have the laser selected and the materials lined up from my supplier. So the biggest risk is the time. If I end up only getting 100% of my goal, it will be a strenuous one month of non-stop work. If I can raise more, I will be able to get some help, which means the time to actually ship may be faster than expected.

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    Youngling - High quality photo files of each piece for your printing pleasure

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    Jedi Padawan - High quality photo files of each piece for your printing pleasure and a personalized laser-cut thank you card

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    Jedi Initiate - Select one piece out of
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    Jedi Knight - Select two pieces out of
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    Jedi Arbiter - You receive all pieces:
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    Jedi Master - I will personally work with you to create a portrait of your favorite Star Wars Character. Each piece will be numbered and never replicated again.

    It takes about 1 week to design a full piece, so expect delays on the custom piece if there are a lot of backers on this tier

    Custom pieces are limited to 28 cm X 28 cm and six layers of wood.

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    Jedi Counselor- Everything from the Jedi Arbiter and Jedi Master tiers. Each piece will be numbered and never replicated again.

    It takes about 1 week to design a full piece, so expect delays on the custom piece if there are a lot of backers on this tier

    Custom pieces are limited to 28 cm X 28 cm and six layers of wood.

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