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  1. Black Falcon FX

    Dark Empire : Luke Skywalker

    OK...I was in two minds as whether to post the images as even though I am quite pleased with how this turned out, I still feel it could be so much better. I debuted this at MCM Birmingham UK last weekend. Improvements to look at; 1 - The leather trousers are too loose. 2 - The shins need to be...
  2. Black Falcon FX

    Dark Empire : Luke Skywalker

    I also found an interesting pair of gloves with some nice padded sections. Still unsure which I will use, these or the plain gauntlets.
  3. Black Falcon FX

    Dark Empire : Luke Skywalker

    Next was the cape. I cut 4 panels in both the sateen material that I had chosen for the outer material and the satin which will be the lining. I sewed the panels together and then the 2 half circles to each other. Lastly I cut the curve for the neck. I also decide to fold the cape back at the...
  4. Black Falcon FX

    Dark Empire : Luke Skywalker

    I added the high collar to the jacket and shortened the sleeves.
  5. Black Falcon FX

    Dark Empire : Luke Skywalker

    Turned my attention to the saber as the Master Replicas is both a valued collectable and not very bright in convention settings. I happened to have a cheap plastic Luke ROTJ with telescopic blade. I took out the blade and made space for a RGB LED practice saber that I have. Now I have a chunky...
  6. Black Falcon FX

    Dark Empire : Luke Skywalker

    And with a bit of wiring and a couple of LED's this is are now done. For the belt itself I went with the 2 1/4 inch (57 mm) ANH/ESB version. I may add a bit of light weathering as Luke is likely to have seen a bit of action during this particular story timeline.
  7. Black Falcon FX

    Dark Empire : Luke Skywalker

    I decided to go for a bit of a hybrid for the buckle. Mainly the design from the DE II #2 cover with a few cut out slots. I also decided to use the traditional buckle hook system that was used for the OT filming on Vader's belts.
  8. Black Falcon FX

    Dark Empire : Luke Skywalker

    For the boxes themselves I decided to go with a couple of my early prototype Wookie bandolier boxes. These are made in a very similar fashion to the Vader ANH boxes, folded aluminium. Overall these match up quite nicely with the only image of a box which is seen on Dark Empire II #2 cover.
  9. Black Falcon FX

    Dark Empire : Luke Skywalker

    While I'm waiting for the cape material I turned my attention to the belt and boxes. I have a variety of parts from the Vader belt sets that I produce so I thought I could combine a few elements. I still have a couple of Telefunken tape machines which I use the speaker mesh for the ANH Vader so...
  10. Black Falcon FX

    Dark Empire : Luke Skywalker

    Yeah, I’m going with the leather sleeves from my Vader followed by a sleeveless mandarin collar shirt and then a high collar, short sleeve outer tunic. Similar to the way my Vader cape attaches to my armour, I’m going to use either Velcro or snaps around the base of the collar on the outer tunic...
  11. Black Falcon FX

    Dark Empire : Luke Skywalker

    Cant wait to see what you come up with Quite a basic machine but it’s served me well for a couple of previous costumes. Just had it serviced as well to make sure.
  12. Black Falcon FX

    Dark Empire : Luke Skywalker

    After a bit of analysis of my Vader cape, I now have a basic pattern. I'm making it a bit shorter than Vader but basically still the same.
  13. Black Falcon FX

    Dark Empire : Luke Skywalker

    Here are my buckle variations. The first is uses a modified Death trooper buckle to fit the proportions from the DE II #1 cover. I added a couple of Vader element (Slots and Disc). The second is based closely on the Vader ROTJ buckle. This is more similar to the DE #2 cover. The final one is...
  14. Black Falcon FX

    Dark Empire : Luke Skywalker

    First adjustments to the inner shirt. Toggles and sleeves removed. I'll need a new hidden fastening to keep the front together.
  15. Black Falcon FX

    Dark Empire : Luke Skywalker

    The buckle is a tricky one as it is different in almost every picture that shows it. I've started adapting the Death Trooper buckle that I make and adding a few details to approximate the version on the DE II #1 cover. I may try a couple of versions and see how they look.
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