So, I felt it was time to build another SW mech, but I wanted to do something a little different (and totally bad@ss)! This is based on my Moodland scale Samurai Vader, for those who don't know or remember. I think eventually I'll get into Gundam building, but this'll have to do for now. As always, please RATE and COMMENT:)
About this creation
Who's that at the controls? Is it Lord vader? No, it's sig-MOODSWIM-figgy! You think I'd let Vader have all the fun?!
Excellent work Mood. At first I thought this was at Moodland scale but I see he is much bigger. You have hidden the joints very well and his head/face is awesome. Love your minifig controller. I think Lucas wanted Darth to be based on a Samurai. I would love to see a Gundam from you. I have just built a ‘skeleton’ using the technic T joints – It’s a tiny bit bigger than Moodland Scale but I expect it uses the same principles. It took me about 2 hours to figure out the best way to fix all the joints (to maximise movement and strength) I cant believe how posable it is. I hope to turn it into a Manga inspired figure soon. Thank you so much for commenting on my Jetfire. I was hoping you would spot it one day. I might revisit it soon especially as I forgot to do the Gerwalk photos – Doh! You have probably guessed your work is a big inspiration to me. :)
jaw dropping tastic work! Very poseable too and a playable feature with the cockpit; nice. But the hands seem to be too close to the lower arm, I'd like to see them extend just one stud. Keep 'em coming!
He is WICKED!!! If I had a mecha in the garage it'd definitely be a Samurai Vader Mecha. His armour is perfect and that head design is instantly recognisable as both a Samurai and Darthy. How you achieved that I'll never know.
I saw this on TBB or FBTB first and loved it, but for some odd reason, I thought I had seen it or something like it before. Maybe it was some concept art from a SW book talking about the making of A New Hope. Anyway... excellent job!
Holly sh... THAT THING'S WICKED BRO!EXCELLENT JOB LIKE ALWAYS MY FRIEND,I LOVE HOW YOU MADE IT,AND THE DETAILS ARE AWESOME AS WELL!!!VERY OUTSTANDING INDEED.A MAGNIFICENT AND VERY CREATIVE INVENTION.100,000,000/5 ;D