Sillof (not his real name) is a high school history and film teacher who, in his spare time, creates one-of-a-kind action figures of Star Wars (and other) characters re-imagined for steampunk, samurai, western, World War Two, mediaeval, film noir and other settings. Amazingly, he claims to have no formal art training.
It is not just the quality of the sculptures that is remarkable. Sillof also has a wonderful sense of the genres he is working in and how best to reflect the traits of Star Wars characters in them. Take, for instance, the Noir Wars line of Star Wars characters re-imagined for the film noir era. C-3PO becomes Chip Pepperdino, a reporter for the San Francisco Sentinel who is always around the action but prefers not to be part of it. His sidekick is Art Deter, a photographer for the Sentinel who tries a little too hard to get involved in the cases and stories he and Chip cover. These are just two of dozens of examples.
Sillof's Star Wars lines include Noir Wars, Samurai Wars, Long Ago & Far Away, Steampunk Star Wars, West Wars and World Wars. Check out his other ranges, too. Note that these are one-of-a-kind pieces and most are not for sale.