This 13 1/2 inch custom has been one I could say has been "in development" for 28 years.
When I walked out of the original STAR WARS back on that sunny day in 1977, I wanted a figure or
model or something of Darth Vader immediately. Any fan knows it was nearly a year before decent figures came out and they
were always, ok. Sort of cool. Something.
But, now, after all this time and the many cool variants of Vader that have come out, I have finally
made what is my version of THE Vader.
The "I find your lack of faith disturbing" Vader.
Back when he was just a mysterious henchman for the Empire.
Before we knew the REST of the story...
First, I took the two new Anakin/Vader sets from Revenge of the Sith (one simply for
extra material, one for the intact suit...) and the extra accessories, some Vader model parts, a Sideshow body
with extended arms and legs (that added even more to his "bionic" qualities to me...) for greater height
and the head from the electronic Vader for an older Vader face, which I gave some serious, angry Sith eyes.
Then came some nice, tall jack boots from another military figure and handmade the Vader boots complete
with accurate shinguards (see pic below). Then I made the gloves with poseable fingers to match the Ep IV
style with the lateral cross-arm quilting, unlike the other movie's versions, then put it all together.
I have just reworked him again to even more accuracy. I added a new, longer and fuller, handcrafted
cape that replicates the outer wool and inner satin lining. I added details on his belt, including a new, metal lightsaber clip
and the lightsaber itself with metal rings.
Also, of great importance, is the totally new mask and helmet that much more accurately shows the
true 1977 Vader style. It also now has clear lenses and a more accurate neck and helmet brow area. Lots more detail than before!
I hope you enjoy him and feel that I have captured him at long last.
To me, this original version will always be Darth Vader.