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Last Updated:
05/20/01
Last Updated:
05/20/01

Luke Skywalker
(Jedi Knight)


This Quick Custom took me a total of  30 min.  to complete.


' How many resculpts of Luke Skywalker has Hasbro released? '

...Who knows, but here's a better question,...

' How many reasonably decent sculpts of Luke has Hasbro released? '

2,... maybe 3,...  In my opinion not nearly enough.



Here's a quick scan I just added to show the difference between the Hasbro
Jedi Luke and my custom pieces.

Hasbro has yet to release a decent Luke Skywalker as he appeared in the final
third of the film Return of the Jedi.  So I have taken it upon myself to do
this one the justice it deserves.

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By far the easiest, and best looking, 'Hasbro' era custom I've made to date, the base of this figure was originally a Bespin Luke Skywalker.

With an X-acto knife, I removed the detail from the front of the chest, and did some creative shaving to his shoulders & upper arms to get them into the correct shape.  I also did some additional work on the lower arms and a bit of sanding to take away the rough cut edges.


 I swapped the head with his Final Jedi Duel 3-pack counterpart, and his legs with those of Plo Koon.  His right hand was replaced with Darth Vader's from the 'Escape the Death Star' game and the lightsaber is a combination of the new Classic Obi-Wan Kenobi saber and a Jedi Luke blade.


The front chest flap is made from sculpey, and is just a very thin outline blended in towards the bare plastic.  It was trimmed and detailed with a single indented line made with the edge of my razor blade.


I painted his entire body black, with the exception of his hands & head.  Afterwards the 'cloth' areas were dry brushed with charcoal gray, and a slightly lighter shade on areas that really stick out.  To finish, I covered his belt and boots with a gloss cote and painted all the metal bits on his belt silver.



 
 PARTS  LIST 
Source
Parts
POTF - Bespin Luke Skywalker - full body, arms without right hand
POTF - Cinema Scene - Final Jedi Duel - Jedi Luke head
POTJ - Plo Koon - legs
POTJ - Classic Obi-Wan Kenobi - lightsaber handle
'Escape the Death Star' game - green lightsaber blade, Darth Vader's right hand

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