Mad Bodgin’ Mage Log: The Bodge Awakens (pt. 1)

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Mad Bodgin’ Mage Log: The Bodge Awakens (pt. 1)

This is a project I had in mind for a while, but only started to work on it recently (this week).

The project:
Turn these two iconic Force users…

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…into these two classic magic users (that I use to represent my bro and I whenever it’s appropriate.)

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Idea for this came to me because we’re both members of “River City Jedi”…

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…a fine melding of martial arts and geek culture.

I only had time to do the Dark half of it so far, which is appropriate, as it was the quicker and more seductive of the two bodges. By that, I mean Vader gets a new hat.

Here’s how I went about it:
First, Vader needed to lose his helm. To make that process easier, he was cast into boiling water to weaken the glue. I was a little surprised to see the eyes came with it.
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He wants his hat back.

I took the eyes off again to add more fury to the look.
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Here’s how it would look if he kept the helmet:
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Buuut… he’s not going to. He’s getting a hat that smells of elderberries, ’cause cork is a fine building material that comes with a tasty beverage…
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…or is it the other way around?

Anyway.

The next step was trimming down the cork to Vader’s head size, then stabbing it with staples to provide the support for the brim of the mage hat:
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I also had to cut off the top half of his head so the cork could take its place:
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Next up was taking Greenstuff and layering it on the staples, giving it time to cure between applications:
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I used a paperclip to make the support for the rest of the hat:

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With the hat fully sculpted and the button made, it was time to prime…

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…Paint…

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…and put it all together.
(That smiley was the hardest bit of this, painting light colors is not fun.)

360 view

 

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And now I present to you… the Darth Mage!

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Fueled possibly by hate, though more likely by copious amounts of coffee.

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Wielder of the lightsaber,
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Though sometimes a vibro-axe, cuz y’know, those hurt more.
(Doc’s got a fun story about that)

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T’was a bodgin’

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Onward to Part 2 ->

About Ben Hofer

Java-Fueled Artist, Mad Bodger, Play Structure.

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