ANH Vader from Rubies lid


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Hi all

Having recently made an ESB Vader from a Rubies lid, I decided to try an ANH version.

It was a lot of work - I had to basically resculpt the faceplate and dome in order to get it anywhere close to an origiinal.

Having done the resculpt and sanded the thing silly, I opted to go down the original route and handpainted the entire thing with brushes. Having painted a lot of ESB and ROTJ lids in the past, this rough and ready approach kind of goes aganst the grain, but after studying multiple grabs from the blu rays I''m sure the original was painted this way. As in, shoddily!

Anyway, here are the current WIP pics, let me know what you think.




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Nice job, Al. You really had your work cut out for you if you turned a
rubies into the beauty in those pics.. Really nice work :):thumbsup
Thanks bro. I'm going to add a set of shoulder armor and finish the paint off by trying too add the c scar and other little details. I'll
Post a pic when it's all finished.
There is no mount. There's just a bit of foam shoved in for now till the paint dries, it is high at the back. Will be corrected! :)
A little bit more work on this - added shoulder armour, lenses, mesh and more paint detailing. Here's how it's currently looking on display:


There's still a few things to fix so it's a work in progress, but I'm pleased with how it's shaping up so far.

I'll try to take some better quality photos when everything is finished.
I decided to turn this into a lifesize piece. Still lots to do, the bodysuit, capes, gloves etc. are just placeholders for now. I made the leather cod myself and have scratchbuilt the belt boxes, aside from the green buttons which are the real deal - so can be transplanted later on when I decide to upgrade.

Here's a photo of where I am up to so far:

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