Vader's First Fighter

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Vader's First Fighter

Post by DarthScrumptious » May 2nd, 2019, 8:32 am

Darth Vader's black Eta-2 Actis-class Interceptor was one of the ships flown by Darth Vader during the early days of the Galactic Empire. The fighter was painted mostly black to camouflage it against the backdrop of space. I worked on this on and off since 2014. All of the decals were created in Photoshop and printed on an inkjet printer. The cables on the main guns are made from three classical guitar string twisted together. Classical guitar strings have nickel wire wrapped around a nylon core so they are easy to bend and twist. The "eye" of the droid is a red LED. With the canopy in place it is a little difficult to see Vader in the cockpit. I will post cockpit close ups upon my next log in. The entire build log is posted in the WIP section of the forum.
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Re: Vader's First Fighter

Post by dark kyp » May 2nd, 2019, 6:24 pm

really nice job! :)

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Re: Vader's First Fighter

Post by DarthScrumptious » May 2nd, 2019, 6:38 pm

Thanks Kyp!

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Re: Vader's First Fighter

Post by DarthScrumptious » May 2nd, 2019, 7:00 pm

Here are some more pics.
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Vader Fighter - Left Side Low Lite.jpg
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Re: Vader's First Fighter

Post by Ramsayman » May 2nd, 2019, 8:56 pm

This is really awesome. I was following your build, but I don't think I ever noticed the red eye on the droid before. Cool! Makes the droid look pretty sinister! Could have this R2 with 0-0-0 as an evil r2 and 3-P0 team.

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Re: Vader's First Fighter

Post by DarthScrumptious » May 2nd, 2019, 9:20 pm

Ramsayman, thanks! I appreciate your comment. The red accents and droid eye are part of the "Sith" theme trying to reference the preferred red light saber blade of the Sith. Great idea for a pair of evil "Sith" droids. Black R2 unit and a black chrome interpreter droid. :D

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Re: Vader's First Fighter

Post by Bouq » May 3rd, 2019, 11:54 am

Wow!!!!!

Really awesome!
Thanks for sharing it. I did not follow the WIP, my mistake, but I'm going now!!!! ;)
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Re: Vader's First Fighter

Post by DarthScrumptious » May 3rd, 2019, 6:10 pm

Thanks Phil! This thing drove me nuts at times but I'm glad I stuck with it.

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Re: Vader's First Fighter

Post by blakeh1 » May 7th, 2019, 2:52 pm

Nice to see this all finished. Excellent work!
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Re: Vader's First Fighter

Post by DarthScrumptious » May 8th, 2019, 6:35 pm

Thanks Blake!

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