Happy Noodle Boy, Darth ANton, and darth_ripley-
Thanks for the kind words everyone.
I'm beginning to realize that I'm never done a custom...and these I feel could possibly use a little more work and critcism.
First off, some modifications to existing customs.Vader Mod
Here are a few shots of the helmet removed from the body:
The more I live with this sculpt, the more I see the nagging inaccuracies, such as the head skirt being to tight to the head (it needs to have a more dramatic angle in relation to the top part of the helmet). That would require massive reconstruction, and I'm not quite ready to do that, so I opted to just adjust the positioning of the head on the body. Someone suggested that Vader needed to have the helmet repositioned so that he's not looking up all the time, and I agreed.
Basically, I just added some epoxy putty to the neck joint to build it up and have the head sit higher on the neck post.
Next up...The Droids
These are ones I hadn't posted here at JediDefender, but I thought I'd share my first pass now to show what I've done.
There were many problems with these guys first time around. Artoo's dome was way too tall and entirely the wrong shape. Also, his foot pads were totally inaccurate simply because I was too lazy the first time around.
I reused all of the details I made the first time, but carefully removed them, cut a centimeter from the bottom edge of the dome, and reglued the detailing to the resized dome. I then spray painted the dome with a nifty chrome silver, and repainted the detailing.
For Threepio, I reworked the torso so that its longer and incorporates more accurate details (such as the sculpted chest). This I did by extending the torso with styrene sheet, sculpting, and sanding.