Thanks so much for your feedback, everyone. As always, it's much appreciated. I've taken a break from the vehicle projects for a little while, concentrating lately on figures...both as a restoration of my sanity, and a as a way to improve my skills.Darth Vader and Stormtrooper
I'm trying to update/redo some of my 1:12 scale (6") Star Wars customs, making them tighter and more accurate. Here are the first two.
This is heavily reworked from my previous Vader Custom. The fabric has been replaced, and I added wire to the new cape. I shaved down the legs and arms, and (of course) sculpted the hell out of the new helmet. Sculpey, Epoxy Putty, Apoxie Sculpt, styrene, and vinyl were all used on the this helmet sculpt...paint in the arse I tells ya. The awesome (though extremely hard to photograph) gloss finish is from Krylon Fusion gloss black...it looks great in person.
Here's a comparison between my original headsculpt (on the left) and the new headsculpt (the work in progress on the right):
And now for the lackey:
This is a totally new custom. The main challenges for this one were the accuracy of the helmet sculpt, maintaining articulation movement as much as possible, and creating armour without really heavy and ugly seams.
The armour is made from styrene with Apoxie Sculpt used to fill in the armour seams. The helmet is made from epoxy putty, Apoxie Sculpt, and vinyl. The blaster is styrene rod, tube, and sheet.
Here they are together:
Comments and critiques
are welcome and encouarged!