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Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:53172  
Name:Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Star Wars
Creator:Kimota! Customs  
Date Added:August 29, 2013
Base Figure:Sandtrooper 6 inch Black Series
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:20.00 hours
Base- Sandtrooper Black Series
Head- Luke Pilot Black Series

I knew that we weren't getting one any time soon, so I decided to make one. Got sidetracked on a few other projects and just got it done.
The first thing that I did was remove the head and sand down the neck's ball joint so that it could fit the Luke head. Hasbro decided to give the sandtrooper and Luke different sized joints.
Then I removed all of the paint on the sandtrooper. There was a lot of grime and sand paint applications that made it look like it had been on Tattooine. I did this using cotton balls and q-tips dipped in acetone. (outside so I didn't die in a non ventilated environment)
The sandtrooper head was dremeled out very carefully. There isn't a lot of room for clearance and Luke's head fits very very tightly inside. The helmet looks great on or off his head. I love removable helmets and masks on figures. I'd imagine that if they ever did one of these, they'd make a decent helmet if X-Wing helmet is any indication.
Then I repainted some of Luke's hair and added some paint apps to his skin tone to make it look more realistic.
The sandtrooper body was still really dull white. Almost like and off white color. I wanted it to be pristine and more brilliant white like they were in ANH.
So I repainted the entire body using Citadel and Formula P3 paints. The body was then sealed.
I made sure that he had his lightsaber and blaster, and finished him up with some touch ups.
Pretty easy and not too time consuming.
I'm on to finishing Wedge.
Thanks for looking!

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TheSonicHero5000 - Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Looks amazing! Love the head-swap idea.
Kimota! Customs - Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Thank you!
NeCrollector - Saturday, August 31, 2013
Perfection, brother!
Kimota! Customs - Saturday, August 31, 2013
Thank you
BotCustoms - Friday, August 30, 2013
Great job! One of my favorite toy concepts ever!
Kimota! Customs - Friday, August 30, 2013
Thanks
timone317 - Thursday, August 29, 2013
1. Good work, it came out great. 2. So the helmet CAN fit over the Luke head...I was reluctant to try this myself just because of that issue but I'm glad someone finally took a chance and made it happen.
Kimota! Customs - Friday, August 30, 2013
It can. It's really tight and the helmet plastic is thin on the sides and top but it worked.
Grinmankey - Thursday, August 29, 2013
Great job! Looks really good. I like that you went the extra mile and actually dremeled out the ST's helmet so that it fits over Luke's head! If I hadn't seen yours, I probably would've just made Luke's peg hole bigger to fit on the ST's ball joint. Then, had interchangable heads. I like your idea better! Fantastic!
Kimota! Customs - Thursday, August 29, 2013
Thanks. That's what I was going to do originally but like I said, I'm a sucker for helmets and masks that come off.
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