Darth Vader statue “Reflections”
This started as a random idea at 3 in the morning. I thought how cool would it be to dust off my old Unleashed figures and repaint them as brass statues, kinda like what Sideshow did with Sistros and Braata.
I first began by cutting off the Cloud City bits that were already warped from storage. I covered them up with thin styrene sheets. I then added a staircase on the side compete with railings.
I spent a good bit of time puttying and sanding the Vader figure, but many of the mold lines still remain. Still, the helmet looks much better.
For painting, I tried one of the alcohol-
I repainted the base in dark grey and neutral grey tones. I added a light wash and some dust/dirt in certain areas. I really just wanted a simple, toned-
I then added a Micro Machine Anakin Skywalker figure to the front of the base.
Not much to tell here. I wanted to create a “mood piece”, a reflection of Anakin as a child and as the tyrant he would become. I like how Vader is raising his fist as a sign of power, whereas Anakin is pointing upward with a bit of curiosity. It makes for a very introspective piece.