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Darth Vader 'Thank the Maker' Custom Action Figure

Custom #:38101  
Name:Darth Vader 'Thank the Maker'
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Star Wars
Date Added:April 4, 2012
Base Figure:2005 Darth Vader, fodder from spares box
Height:4.00 inches
I was inspired by the cover of a Star Wars tales comic 'Thank the Maker' where Vader holds the head of c3po after (I believe) coming across the dismembered droid on Bespin. It was made into a Gentle Giant Bust Christmas just gone and I always admired this subtle (if none canon) nod to Anakin Skywalker's lost past. As Vader realizes his son is alive, this ditty of finding a gold Protocol droid may have brought back memories from when Darth Vader was not more machine than man but a man happy fixing machines.

Revenge of the sith Vader, completely repainted with the arms glued and the head repositioned. As it was from ebay, it needed a helmet so the Vintage collection helmet was glued on after being repainted in humbrol acrylic gloss black. The cloak was from an ep 3 count dooku and was dyed black with citadel inks. The cloak has also been fixed with matte medium to hold it in place. The 3p0 head was from a fast food toy I found in a junk shop. The head was severed and wires added from the spares box. It was repainted with vallejo paints and weathered with citdel washes. The base was an entertainment earth figure base just painted to resemble a bespin base. It was coated in floor wax (Johnsons klear) to give some contrast to Vader. All was glued in place and the base was glued onto an upturned wooden drinks coaster from a junk shop.
Although it looks like a stock vader, it took an age to get right and have the distinctive Vader stance and I am very happy with this one, particularly the metallics on threepio.

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