After a couple months of work, I finally have my dream Vader! I love the beat up nasty lookin ANH, something so much more evil and diabolical about that look. I'm pretty pleased with how I captured it. The Sarge kits were great to work with, his stuff is always top notch! Finishes up beautifully! I had 2 of em to do up, one was for a friend who wanted a slightly different look, I'll explain that in a bit. Thought the best way to show if off properly was a pictorial of sorts! So I'll begin.
This is it fresh outta the box
After sanding, trimming, light bondo, primer, the base coat of black, and a wet sand
The dome with I think the 3rd coat of black, and the face plate with it's second coat of chrome. Both were wet sanded probably half a dozen times total
The first coat of sealer on the dome, after a wet sand, and the face plate with the black sections hand painted in, also wet sanded. It sat like this for a good month while the weather was brutal.
And finally, finished! Well, minus the lenses, I still need a pair.
The face plate, 2 tone chrome and black, with weathering and scuffing.
and with the dome attached
And for fun, went with a black background for some more dramatic pics
My friend wanted a little cleaner darker look to his. So I did sharp lines, and a much darker gun metal