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.
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.
|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|