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  1. #91
    Just as an added touch, I used the Stormtrooper helmet from my POTF2 Luke Stormtrooper figure so that this figure could have a removable helmet.
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    Last edited by Sith Lord 0498; 08-24-2003 at 06:00 PM.
    "The boy you trained, gone he is...consumed by Darth Vader." - Yoda, Revenge of the Sith

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  2. #92

    Darth Vader (Sith Apprentice)

    This was my first full-blown custom figure (the Stormtrooper was an experimental “test run”), and I am very proud of this figure. In all, it was about three or four evenings worth of work for everything, and it involved the use of two figures for the body (Anakin Hanger Duel and Count Dooku) and accessories from Yoda, Bespin Vader, and Padme Pilot. This is my representation of how I think Anakin’s ultimate turn to Dark Side should happen in Episode III—including taking his Sith name prior to his crippling injuries. To this end, I created a customized Count Dooku and Obi-Wan to go along with Vader in a little “Cinema Scene.” I have a few ideas for the playset, but that’ll come in time.

    I felt that Vader should slay Dooku in a very violent manner and then turn on Obi-Wan with Darth Sidious looking on via hologram. This is why Vader, now in all black and gray a la Darth Maul (which I used as a paint reference for the robes), is wearing Count Dooku’s cape. It’s sort of a trophy.
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  3. #93
    In terms of the cape, I was able to use part of an old silver anklet to create a real chain to hold the cape on Vader.

    Because Vader has broken from his role as a Jedi apprentice, he has removed his Padawan braid, rejecting his Jedi training. If you look closely at the left side of his head, the braid has been cut off with an Exacto blade.
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  4. #94
    While his human hand is clutching his OT Sith lightsaber, Vader is firing Sith lightning from his mechanical hand (which I painted black to resemble his glove in the Dark Horse comics), a modification of Yoda’s Force effect. I trimmed part of the tip off to eliminate its’ heaviness and subsequent “drooping” problem that it tends to have. I just threaded the cut piece into the lightning closer to Vader’s hand.
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  5. #95
    Lastly, I made this figure a total package by including a relatively large custom accessory for Vader: a holoprojector with Darth Sidious. To build the holoprojector, I used parts from the radar tower packaged with Padme (Coruscant Attack). I superglued the tower halves together and glued that piece UNDERNEATH the base. Add in some electric blue paint in the grooves, and there’s your holoprojector. Lastly, I drilled a small hole in the base/projector so that a laser pointer could shine up through the hologram and give it an almost black-light glow.
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  6. #96

    Darth Tyranus (Final Duel)

    This is the most detailed paint job I’ve done on my customs yet and projector the most “un-Star Wars-like” in terms of the violence depicted. However, I felt that Anakin’s turn would be so severe that he would attack with unleashed fury through a combination of Sith lightning and lightsaber attacks. Hence, the blood and bruisings. As a parallel to their encounter in Episode II, Dooku’s arm has been severed at the elbow—the same arm Anakin lost to the Sith Lord on Geonosis.
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  7. #97
    Here is a close-up of Dooku’s face. You can clearly see the effects of their duel through the bloodied and bruised face as well as the blood and dirt-stained tunic. Again, a bit too violent for Star Wars, but it’s closer to what would happen for real. Plus, it makes the whole scene much more dramatic. I also removed the painted-on chain after this picture was taken.
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  8. #98

    Obi-Wan Kenobi (Vader Duel)

    Originally this started as a simple correction of Obi-Wan’s “surfer dude” blonde hair, but it made sense to do some parts-swapping to create a Vader Duel Obi-Wan. I steered clear of additionally repainting because I don’t have a spare Obi-Wan Coruscant Chase to use.
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  9. #99
    To create the duel version, I added the energy effect from one of my Geonosian Warriors and slid the lightsaber blade through it. When positioned correctly, the tail end of the energy intertwines pretty well with Vader’s Sith lightning, re-enacting the same move Obi-Wan used to block Dooku’s lightning in Episode II.
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  10. #100
    As a sentimental touch to the encounter, I included the lightsaber hilt from Bespin Luke (Anakin’s old saber) and have Obi-Wan carrying it in his hand—almost as if he trying to return it to his old Padawan as part of his attempt to bring Anakin back from the Dark Side.
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