The Star Wars Room Timeline

I’m by no means an expert collector, customizer or diorama builder but I hope you’ll find some inspiration as you follow along with the progress of my Star Wars passion.

A Quiet Afternoon In Jabba’s Throne Room

It’s kind of amazing what happens when you take all the toys out of the display, replace all the batteries in the three sets of LED strand lights, and do a little rearranging. Obviously I’m going to put all the scum and villainy back in the display but I’m diggin’ the vibe at the moment.…

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Adding Some Colour To The Haslab Razor Crest

After watching Adam Savage’s video (see bottom of article) where he does some weathering on the Razor Crest (Hasbro Star Wars The Mandalorian Razor Crest Haslab Crowd Funded Project) I decided to give it a go. I probably watched the video 5 times before I got enough courage to start. I’m not as concerned about…

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The Star Wars Room: A 2022 Year In Review

2022 was a very strange time for me in the Star Wars room and as a Star Wars collector in general. It was the first time since I started collecting in the 1990’s that I actually felt like something was wrong in my collecting world. In retrospect I can blame it on one big reason:…

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Star Wars Room: 2022 Gallery

Here is a look at my Star Wars room at the end of 2022. Be sure to check out the Star Wars Room page for more! CLICK on an image for full-size viewing CLICK on an image for full-size viewing ReturnTo Main Star Wars Room Page

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In a word, the best way for me to describe my Star Wars Rebel Base diorama goal in 2022 would be: EXPANSIOIN. At the end of 2021 I found myself with two new X-wing fighters that I needed to find room for. By mid-2022 that total became 4 as I added another X-wing and decided…

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Stretching That Star Wars Collecting Budget in 2023

When prices really started climbing for Star Wars figures I knew something had to give. I couldn’t continue to buy like I used to with a clear conscience; after all it’s a hobby. One of the first things that I stopped doing was army building. Not that I would go out and buy 10 of…

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Big thanks to Diorama Workshop for featuring my Echo Base-Bacta Tank diorama! Diorama Workshop is an indispensable resource for Star Wars diorama builders. I’ve been using Frank’s FREE templates and print outs for years and it’s a thrill to be featured! CLICK the image below to visit the gallery:

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Custom Clone Wars Turbo Tank

In the past few years I have been able to pick up, on separate occasions, two massive Clone Wars Turbo Tank vehicles. Both of them are incomplete and I only paid maybe $20 for each of them. I couldn’t resist the price and it is a truly impresive vehicle. But I had never come up…

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Star Wars Rebel Base Expansion: 10 Years In 25 Seconds

The centrepiece of my Star Wars room is my rebel base.  It’s amazing to think that every time I think that it’s finished or that “I can’t find anymore room” I end up coming up with another way to add more X-wing fighters. The base started as a single tabletop display featuring the original Kenner…

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“From small things mama, big things one day come… -Bruce Springsteen I’m an original trilogy era kid who saw Star Wars for the first time with my brother and aunt in the summer of 1977. I was nine and a half at the time and like so many other kids I was all in when…

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Snapshot: The Star Wars Room Spring 2022

I’ve been taking photos of the changes I make to the Star Wars room since roughly 2012, even though the room has been full of Star Wars stuff since 2001. (I wonder what it looked like then?). It’s fun to go back and see the progress over the years. This is what the collection currently…

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Changing As A Collector

I feel like I should insert a Simpson’s Troy McClure joke here: “Hi, I’m Mike MacDonald (Mike Tarkin, Mac….). You may know me from such podcasts as The Sandcrawler.” Why is that important for you to know? Well, from 2016 to around September 2021 the Sandcrawler podcast and website was a very big part of…

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Hoth Echo Base Diorama

February 2021 Way back in August 2019 I had decided it was time to add an Echo Base diorama to my Star Wars room. I tried adding a separate section to my larger rebel base display but it bugged me that it was obviously set in a different climate.  Those white, snowy walls just didn’t…

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Star Wars Room Update: Adding Lighting

January 2021 That’s a quote from Poe Dameron as he speaks for Star Wars room curators across the galaxy. I placed an order with IKEA for a bunch of small cabinet lights to light up the book cases I bought in 2018. I also bought 5 or 6 sets of colour changing LED strip lights…

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Rebel Base: Adding Runway Lights & More

May 2020 This part of my Rebel base sits on the floor of the Star Wars Room, and I had originally built it for the Millennium Falcon. It’s a smaller space than some of the other sections so it was a good candidate for parking the smaller-scaled Power of the Force X-wing Fighter.  I had…

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