Sydney-based Australian digital artist Scadarts (also known as mandal0re on Reddit) uses Photoshop to insert Star Wars characters into classic works of art such as mosaics or even paintings of Vincent van Gogh. Recently, one of his earlier projects placed familiar Jedi heroes in European military portraits, and though the artist does use other types of pop culture characters, his main forte seems to be Star Wars, as he is a huge fan.

We have previously mentioned the artist a few months back in one of our posts where the artist pranked his wife by changing their framed photo at home, and you can find it by clicking here.

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The Creation

The Creation

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Andrew Gibb
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1 month ago

Touch or touch not. There is no tease

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Fashion Life reached out to the artist:

"I’m an Australian living in Sydney. I started photoshopping things on my phone about 3 years ago as a part of Reddit photoshop battles.

Star Wars has always been my favorite movie series and the whole old portraits and paintings thing started with the Ewan McGregor 'General Kenobi' over a year ago, which was a play on the meme. It was later reposted, which prompted me to make more of them, and it’s just snowballed from there into other pop culture characters, but always seems to come back to Star Wars.

These portraits take on average around 2-3 hours to do. I make them on my iPhone with an app like photoshop and they involve a lot of work on texture layers and lighting to fit into the original pictures.

These past few months have been crazy and the response to everything has been mind-blowing. I’m very grateful to all the people who follow my work and glad I bring some enjoyment to others with what I do.

Having had people like the guys from The Boys and Rosario Dawson share my art has just been phenomenal and I’m very honored and grateful for those opportunities to have come about."

#2

Happy Mando Day!

Happy Mando Day!

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LeilaOdinis
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1 month ago

Honored Solider, proud Father.

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Is it hard coming up with ideas so frequently, especially Star Wars-themed ones?

“It can be really difficult. Sometimes I’ll have 3 or 4 ideas going at once and then other times I have artist's block and can’t think of anything.

The great thing about Star Wars is, there are so many characters to draw inspiration from. With all the Legends, comics, and now with all the new Disney+ shows, there’s almost always something to make from it.”

Do you only use your phone to do all of the photo editing?

“Yes, I do! I make them on my iPhone with an app like Photoshop called SuperimposeX and they involve a lot of work on texture layers and lighting to fit into the original pictures.

I actually like the convenience of it as I can edit on the train, waiting somewhere, in bed, etc.”

#3

The Scweam

The Scweam

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Justin G
Community Member
1 month ago

Meesa screaminggggg

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Do you ever feel burnt out by doing creative work?

“Sometimes. I think anyone that does art can get that burnt-out feeling, especially in the social media and digital art side of it. Most content really only lives for a day or two before it’s old and there is a need or drive to come up with a new piece or series. You have to push past that, though, and do what you want to do and use what motivates you to make more.”

What would be your tip for those who are getting into photo editing/manipulation?

“Practice, practice, practice, and light! Understanding how light works and using color and contrast makes all the difference.

I learned from doing photoshop battles on Reddit. The community there is amazing and very welcoming. I learned a lot from the other users there.”

#4

Padme Amidala

Padme Amidala

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Samtheperson
Community Member
1 month ago

That is beautiful

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What part of the creative process do you enjoy the most?

“I like the challenges of exploring different art styles. Replicating them can be really difficult and there I definitely get a kick out of it when it works. There are also those rare magic moments when you make something and it just blends perfectly.”

Do you have any other advice for beginner digital artists, especially potential emerging talents who feel a bit unsure of themselves and putting their work out there?

“No one ever succeeded without failing. It’s a part of life and art. You have to remember art is so subjective and what 5 people love, 3 will hate. Negative comments will happen. Always. You just filter them for what may be valid criticism and use it to grow and improve.

Don’t be afraid to reach out to other artists for advice, I still do! It took me 3 years to be where I am and I still know that I don’t know everything, could learn more, get better.

These past few months have been crazy and the response to everything has been mind-blowing. I’m very grateful to all the people who follow my work and glad I bring some enjoyment to others with what I do.

Having had people like the guys from The Boys and Rosario Dawson share my art has just been phenomenal and I’m very honored and grateful for those opportunities to have come about.”

#5

Leia. Princeps Noster Sanctus

Leia. Princeps Noster Sanctus

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Becklass
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1 month ago

A Fantastic Character played by a wonderful actress. She was my hero when I was little, a girl who kicked a**e! (I’m 44).

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#6

This Is The Way

This Is The Way

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SweetKristy
Community Member
1 month ago

Baby, yoda the one for me

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#7

Birth Of Princess

Birth Of Princess

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Flash Henry
Community Member
1 month ago

bad ass

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#8

Van Binks

Van Binks

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
1 month ago

*shudders*

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#9

''Looks Like We'll Have To Travel The Last Stretch With The Windows Down''

''Looks Like We'll Have To Travel The Last Stretch With The Windows Down''

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Tully Cloud
Community Member
1 month ago

SEEMS THAT WAY.

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#10

A New Hope

A New Hope

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Chance Wilson
Community Member
1 month ago

He-Man?

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#11

Binks With A Pearl Earring

Binks With A Pearl Earring

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William Faulk
Community Member
1 month ago

that's creepy....

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#12

Do You Have A Moment To Talk About Our Lord And Saviour The Child?

Do You Have A Moment To Talk About Our Lord And Saviour The Child?

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
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1 month ago

"Do You Have A Moment To Talk About Our Lord And Saviour The Child?" YES

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#13

Luke Skywalker Dominus Jedi

Luke Skywalker Dominus Jedi

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WaitingtokissGregDavis
Community Member
1 month ago

Wicked!!!

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#14

Hail Vader

Hail Vader

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William Faulk
Community Member
1 month ago

Lord Vador..

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#15

The Apartment Garden

The Apartment Garden

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
1 month ago

dont mind Chewie.....he's just taking care of his plants

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#16

Threepio

Threepio

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William Faulk
Community Member
1 month ago

Dope!

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#17

The Meeting

The Meeting

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
1 month ago

HOW IT ALL STARTED- AAAAAAAAAAAAA- *screams in fangirl*

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#18

Hello There!

Hello There!

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Shoeb Ahmad
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1 month ago

Commander of the fleet

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#19

Kit Fisto

Kit Fisto

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SweetKristy
Community Member
1 month ago

He be so fine, tho

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#20

The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi

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Shoeb Ahmad
Community Member
1 month ago

He looks like a Prince

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#21

“This Is Mandalore!” -The Spartalorian

“This Is Mandalore!” -The Spartalorian

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Dizzy Falcon
Community Member
1 month ago

THIS. IS. MANDALOOOOORRRR!!

#22

A Tale Of Two Empires: The Smuggler

A Tale Of Two Empires: The Smuggler

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Sheepeggs
Community Member
1 month ago

A bail jumper, another bail jumper, a wanted smuggler...

#23

Captain Solo

Captain Solo

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Doris Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! !WOW!

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#24

Your Destiny Lies With Me, Skywalker

Your Destiny Lies With Me, Skywalker

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William Faulk
Community Member
1 month ago

noice backdrop, I like this one

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#25

Dominus Yoda

Dominus Yoda

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SweetKristy
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

i've gotten so used to baby yoda, I forgot how the old one looks like, lol

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#26

The Child

The Child

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
1 month ago

so cute <3

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#27

The Choice

The Choice

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Gold roses
Community Member
1 month ago

Dinnnnnnn Djariiiiiinnnnn

#28

Return Of The Jedi

Return Of The Jedi

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Doris Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

WOW!

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#29

Din Djarin

Din Djarin

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#30

The Holy Mandalorian Trinity

The Holy Mandalorian Trinity

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Gold roses
Community Member
1 month ago

Boba fett Din Djarin and Bo Katan

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#31

“Would Anyone Care For Some Tea?” - IG-11

“Would Anyone Care For Some Tea?” - IG-11

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 month ago

or a whisky?

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#32

Anakin Skywalker

Anakin Skywalker

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William Faulk
Community Member
1 month ago

if the painting came alive: " I HATE YOU! for making the worst moment in my life."

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#33

Going Somewhere, Solo?

Going Somewhere, Solo?

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Verena Gitterle
Community Member
1 month ago

But Han shot first

#34

Ahsoka Tano: The Clone Wars Version

Ahsoka Tano: The Clone Wars Version

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Anime SImp
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1 month ago

let me just say , You rock that suit

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#35

The Chancellor

The Chancellor

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#36

Mace Windu Matrisfututor

Mace Windu Matrisfututor

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#37

“I Was Once A Jedi Knight The Same As Your Father”

“I Was Once A Jedi Knight The Same As Your Father”

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Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
1 month ago

Hello there

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#38

The Jedi Knight

The Jedi Knight

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William Faulk
Community Member
1 month ago

xD awesome!

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#39

The Boba Lisa

The Boba Lisa

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
1 month ago

XD

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#40

A Winter Far Far Away

A Winter Far Far Away

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Cynthia Wallace
Community Member
1 month ago

Eeeekkkk.

#41

Lord Vader Trying Out A Different Twist On Old Paintings

Lord Vader Trying Out A Different Twist On Old Paintings

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#42

Storia Di Due Imperi (A Tale Of Two Empires)

Storia Di Due Imperi (A Tale Of Two Empires)

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William Faulk
Community Member
1 month ago

Dun DUN DUUUUUUUN

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#43

The Armorer. This Is The Way

The Armorer. This Is The Way

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Cynthia Wallace
Community Member
1 month ago

So this is the way.

#44

“Beep Boop” - R2-D2

“Beep Boop” - R2-D2

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
1 month ago

a beep-boop to you too

#45

Ho Ho Ho Ho There

Ho Ho Ho Ho There

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Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
1 month ago

Hello there

#46

Death Trooper

Death Trooper

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#47

Darth Nihlus

Darth Nihlus

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WaitingtokissGregDavis
Community Member
1 month ago

I want this.

#48

Did You Ever Hear The Tragedy Of Darth Plagueis The Wise?

Did You Ever Hear The Tragedy Of Darth Plagueis The Wise?

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#49

Chewbacca Of Kashyyyk First Of His Name, Protector Of The Realm And Lord Of The Galactic Kingdoms

Chewbacca Of Kashyyyk First Of His Name, Protector Of The Realm And Lord Of The Galactic Kingdoms

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Cynthia Wallace
Community Member
1 month ago

I feel pretty..oh so pretty....

#50

Veteris Ben Kenobi

Veteris Ben Kenobi

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Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
1 month ago

Hello there

#51

“C’mon Baby. Do The Magic Hand Thing” - Greef Karga

“C’mon Baby. Do The Magic Hand Thing” - Greef Karga

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ThatOneCrazyFanGirl
Community Member
1 month ago

👋

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#52

I Have Spoken

I Have Spoken

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Gold roses
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Nooooooo 😣 I’m still sad

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#53

Happy Birthday Your Highnessness

Happy Birthday Your Highnessness

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WaitingtokissGregDavis
Community Member
1 month ago

Cheeky!

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#54

The Man. The Myth. The Legend

The Man. The Myth. The Legend

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Gold roses
Community Member
1 month ago

Boba fetttttttttttt

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#55

Migs Mayfeld

Migs Mayfeld

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#56

Centurio Solo

Centurio Solo

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Doris Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

OMG! Gorgeous !

#57

“I Would Like To See The Baby” - The Client

“I Would Like To See The Baby” - The Client

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Allmeow-err
Community Member
1 month ago

My man, Warner !!

#58

Chewbacca Forti

Chewbacca Forti

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WaitingtokissGregDavis
Community Member
1 month ago

Chewy immortalised in mosaic. Perfect.

#59

Vader Unmasked

Vader Unmasked

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WaitingtokissGregDavis
Community Member
1 month ago

Love it but so sad.

#60

“Your Swords Will Make A Fine Addition To My Collection” - General Grievous

“Your Swords Will Make A Fine Addition To My Collection” - General Grievous

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#61

Bo-Katan Of Clan Kryze

Bo-Katan Of Clan Kryze

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#62

The Dock Worker Ship Repairer And Cable Knit Sweater Guru

The Dock Worker Ship Repairer And Cable Knit Sweater Guru

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#63

Palpatine Aeternum

Palpatine Aeternum

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#64

“The Sarlacc Found Me Somewhat... Indigestible” - Boba Fett

“The Sarlacc Found Me Somewhat... Indigestible” - Boba Fett

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#65

Lord Vader Crossing The Alps

Lord Vader Crossing The Alps

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Cynthia Wallace
Community Member
1 month ago

Climb you fool machine...

#66

Thou Wert My Brother

Thou Wert My Brother

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Aragorn II Elessar
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1 month ago

Hello there

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#67

A Tale Of Two Empires: The Walker

A Tale Of Two Empires: The Walker

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Cynthia Wallace
Community Member
1 month ago

Wrong turn somewhere...

#68

The Republic Will Be Reorganized Into The First Galactic Empire

The Republic Will Be Reorganized Into The First Galactic Empire

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#69

The Padawan

The Padawan

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#70

Cad Bane. The Preacher And The Gunslinger

Cad Bane. The Preacher And The Gunslinger

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Vince Calabrese
Community Member
1 month ago

Que the the good bad and ugly music!

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Palpatine Dominus Noster

Palpatine Dominus Noster

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#72

Grand Admiral Thrawnif

Grand Admiral Thrawnif

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Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
1 month ago

I love that novel trilogy! They are what the last three movies should have been. A pox on Disney for destroying so much Star Wars canon.

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A Simple Man

A Simple Man

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#74

The Empire Needs You. Enlist Today!

The Empire Needs You. Enlist Today!

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JinxBox
Community Member
1 month ago

Fashion Life workers, could we have some actual art under the art heading, and less memes/jokes/pop-culture?

#75

General A.T. Walker

General A.T. Walker

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#76

Execute Order 66

Execute Order 66

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#77

I Love Scout Troopers

I Love Scout Troopers