After a nice long night’s rest after attending Hobart Relay for Life 2010, finally had the energy to put up a post but already did a shorter version on Figure.fm. Really love that interface, it was designed for bloggers who had pictures to share in high resolution! <3 For this event, i was informed that Heroes 4 Kids sent out an email to the Tasmanian 501st Legion local members from Terror Australis Garrison, stating that they needed some stormtroopers to escort their non-501st Legion Darth Vader. Originally TAG members from Tasmania, Jeremy and Joel was going, but plans changed as they both got occupied with real life events that happened on that very same day, 27th Feb 2010. Was looking forward to finally having a troop with registered TAG members in Tasmania TwT
When i arrived i met up with the Heroes 4 Kids members, which was around 5 to 6 people, my brother (JL) and a friend (Jocelyn) came along as well. Both taking pictures of the event and sharing their experience thru pictures. From the H4K (Heroes 4 Kids), we had a Darth Vader and Spider-Man! Spidey had an amazing costume that i can just say nothing but “Wow!” with awe, as for the Darth Vader costume, its not 501st Legion detailed but its a good suit that could pass for Vader anytime in my opinion. Only difference is, this Vader was mobile friendly and had mobility, but still had the same flaw as other Vaders, the visibility. According to a fellow trooper from Malaysia-Brunei Outpost (501st Legion), Trooper Peter, he said that the Darth Vader was a RUBIES. What amazing examination, as i was completely clueless and fooled by it.
Compared with back home in Malaysia, really loved the environment and the exposure here, because in this land down South, people know about everything i love about in western comics, from Spider-Man, Joker and all else. They take the cake when it comes to comparing with my passion for western comics (Marvel, DC, Image, etc). Malaysia is great with an anime community and all, but its only the eastern side they know about. They have been cut off and are haven’t noticed that conventions existed long before anime conventions and during that era, there were already costumed super heroes >_<
After going around the relay track for 2-3 laps, just walking, of course! My trooping mission with the H4K finally ended. When you are having fun time seems to pass so fast! The weather was cloudy and cold, but still suitable for troopers like me coz i was pretty warm in my armor. Could not say the same for poor Spidey tho! >_< Well, i guess with the right undersuits, troopers can go to cold regions of the world in armor! There was also an event when relay runners would run for 24 hours as well, but i didnt stay that long. Check out more images on my Flickr! Don’t know what bloody happened to Flickr, took me 6 hours to upload these photos, and i was originally thinking about uploading the full resolution pictures for the H4K. I guess i will just burn them a DVD as it is easier the next time i meet up with them =)