This is a project I had in mind for a while, but only started to work on it recently (this week).
Turn these two iconic Force users…
Idea for this came to me because we’re both members of “River City Jedi”…
…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.
He wants his hat back.
…or is it the other way around?
I used a paperclip to make the support for the rest of the hat:
With the hat fully sculpted and the button made, it was time to prime…
…and put it all together.
(That smiley was the hardest bit of this, painting light colors is not fun.)
And now I present to you… the Darth Mage!
Fueled possibly by hate, though more likely by copious amounts of coffee.
Though sometimes a vibro-axe, cuz y’know, those hurt more.
(Doc’s got a fun story about that)
T’was a bodgin’