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pjam
03-06-2008, 06:03 PM
Just to show what DarkArtist just did for me....

And can do for you too If you want a Dagobah Luke.

I always thought the Besbin Luke was an exceptional Figure except for the eye paint apps. The factory messed up the whites and that made him look wonky to me... the hair was also too shiny and I might apply some clay or putty to it to remove the shine...

Some have their own Custom Dagobah Luke's with the Medi Yoda but although it's a superior figure, I chose this Hasbro because the eyes aren't as closed as the Medi's and it came with the backpack...

Simple formula here...

Besbin Luke + Hasbro Dagobah Luke BackPack and Yoda

+ DarkArtist Repaint: Luke's eyes, Luke sweat, weathered outfit. Yoda.

Didn't have time to shoot outside... so here are a few just to demonstrate that you can do this fairly easily...

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00016.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00061.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00072.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00100.jpg


One last note: In hand this looks like a mini PF, it is amazing and I applaud Josh for his painstaking efforts to repaint Yoda's skin tone as well.... Yoda was a much lighter green in ESB, almost a mint shade with some tones...

The Josh
03-06-2008, 06:04 PM
Looks very very good! Congrats on having such a kick ass piece from the great Josh.

King Darkness
03-06-2008, 06:05 PM
Looks awesome!!! Just as good or better than the Premium Format!

bwayne
03-06-2008, 06:05 PM
Jsoh does great work. I think he will be getting my SS Indy to work his magic on.

creature4000
03-06-2008, 06:06 PM
yoda looks a bit scary... but the Luke Rocks!!! :rock

pjam
03-06-2008, 06:09 PM
Yoda looks creepy in some shots and smiling or smirking in others. :lol In hand he looks really good though...

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00040.jpg

pjam
03-06-2008, 06:14 PM
Looks awesome!!! Just as good or better than the Premium Format!

I'm telling you Chase, on the shelf it's pretty sick, captures that iconic moment so well. The weathering of the outfit and everything put together and posed in the right light looks like he's running through the swamplands.

Josh also weathered the Besbin shirt so he can be posed as a Besbin Arrival Luke as well as early Vader battle Luke.

King Darkness
03-06-2008, 06:17 PM
I love the sweat on the shirt, really sells it. Josh does a great job with sweat, he did it on my Rambo and it looks amazing!

Josh is the shat!!

pjam
03-06-2008, 06:19 PM
Here is a shot Josh took of my completed Yoda, not so creepy. :lol So, You guys can only imagine how cool this looks on the shelf. It's nuts. :D

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k203/DarkArtist81/Customs2/DSCN4039.jpg

The Mike
03-06-2008, 06:19 PM
I don't love it.....the repaint and everything is great but something about the figure itself and the expression just doesn't translate into Dagobah Luke for me. I'm sure I'm in the minority but something about it just doesn't vibe for me....

MANDO
03-06-2008, 06:19 PM
very cool stuff! :rock I recently got a Luke body from Toy Anxiety to do just the same! The swet is fantastic! Love the eye for detail!:chew

pjam
03-06-2008, 06:23 PM
I don't love it.....the repaint and everything is great but something about the figure itself and the expression just doesn't translate into Dagobah Luke for me. I'm sure I'm in the minority but something about it just doesn't vibe for me....

I don't know what you're talking about, seriously... :D

I guess the pics don't do it justice? If Maulfan took pics maybe you'd get a better representation of it. Pics rarely do a fig justice.

The Mike
03-06-2008, 06:26 PM
Damnit. I left this smiley in it but it obviously didn't catch..... ;)

Khev
03-06-2008, 06:33 PM
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00016.jpg

http://www.impawards.com/1985/posters/ghoulies.jpg

"Yoda, he'll get you in the end...." ;)

All kidding aside that's an awesome custom. :duff

Zoomaround
03-06-2008, 06:45 PM
Congrats, pjam, for owning this mini PF. DA did a tremendous job on both figures. And I agree, the pic DA took of Yoda doesn't make him look so creepy. This one is my favorite:

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00100.jpg

pjam
03-06-2008, 07:06 PM
Dagobah Night Shots

Here are a couple taken during nightfall in natural Light, they are dark! But I hope you can see how wonderful a job Josh did to capture a more innocent looking Luke here... it really is a beautiful representation...

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00066.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00112.jpg

Customikey
03-06-2008, 07:13 PM
It's a damned fine custom! I'd be proud to own that.

galactiboy
03-06-2008, 08:12 PM
Looks great, DA really out-did himself on that. Looks really great, I think the night shots really capture the look.

pjam
03-06-2008, 08:23 PM
Thanks guys, really...

I wish you could all come over and see it in hand. Pics don't do it justice.

It's all Josh here... he did it all. But the whole point of posting this thread is anyone who wants to do a decent Dagobah Luke representation CAN. And you'll be happy you did when you see it on your shelf. :D

Also, you guys may want to check out Customikey's Yoda repaint and added articulation on his thread. It is a work of Art. :D

Natrix
03-06-2008, 10:43 PM
It looks good except for the fact that the flesh color is off between the face, arms and hands. It looks like three different shades of flesh color not to mention the arms are shiny. You kind of need to have at least the arms painted to really pull off the look properly.

pjam
03-06-2008, 11:36 PM
It looks good except for the fact that the flesh color is off between the face, arms and hands. It looks like three different shades of flesh color not to mention the arms are shiny. You kind of need to have at least the arms painted to really pull off the look properly.

I may sand the arms, the color differential is close enough actually. It all depends on the lighting, really.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00112.jpg

Hollis DZC
03-07-2008, 08:59 AM
That...looks really, really good! Gotta say, Josh did one helluva job!
There's not much I can add that the others haven't said already,'cept maybe this. Your display would jump up several notches this way:At Michael's you can get some moss, and some fake plants w/small leaves. Glue the moss on the base, stick in some plants, a couple sticks and you've got a Dagobah base!

ProgMatinee
03-07-2008, 09:11 AM
I can't see the pics here from work. Are you still using the Buck body? IMO thats what needs the biggest fix to make it a good Dagobah figure as a semidressed Buck looks like ++++.

pjam
03-07-2008, 09:18 AM
I can't see the pics here from work. Are you still using the Buck body? IMO thats what needs the biggest fix to make it a good Dagobah figure as a semidressed Buck looks like ++++.

Yep, it's the shorter buck. Someday I may change out the body when someone makes a decent shorter body... but for now this will do.


That...looks really, really good! Gotta say, Josh did one helluva job!
There's not much I can add that the others haven't said already,'cept maybe this. Your display would jump up several notches this way:At Michael's you can get some moss, and some fake plants w/small leaves. Glue the moss on the base, stick in some plants, a couple sticks and you've got a Dagobah base!

Thanks Hollis. That is a great base idea for anyone who wants to do this exclusively as a Dagobah display. For me, as mentioned earlier, I will also use the Fig as a Besbin arrival Luke as well as early Vader battle Luke.

I'll try to take a few new angle shots later today or tomorrow. I may want to sand the arms and dull the hair first though...

Customikey
03-07-2008, 09:52 AM
I wonder if this can be done with the VCD Yoda...

I don't have my hasbro Luke or a Bespin SSC Luke, dammit!!!!

pjam
03-07-2008, 09:57 AM
I wonder if this can be done with the VCD Yoda...

I don't have my hasbro Luke or a Bespin SSC Luke, dammit!!!!

You, of all Artists, should pick one up Mikey. The Hasbro Luke Yoda pack is still pretty cheap and with your SSC Bes Luke and Yoda repaints it would be a great display piece for your shelf.

It makes a huge difference as a display piece once Luke is all weathered with that backback, really a mini PF, but poseable, makes it all the better.

I picked up a Medi Yoda so I'll let you know about that too.

Customikey
03-07-2008, 10:00 AM
You, of all Artists, should pick one up Mikey. The Hasbro Luke Yoda pack is still pretty cheap and with your SSC Bes Luke and Yoda repaints it would be a great display piece for your shelf.

It makes a huge difference as a display piece once Luke is all weathered with that backback, really a mini PF, but poseable, makes it all the better.

I picked up a Medi Yoda so I'll let you know about that too.


I know, I know. I've actually got the pack, but it's in storage along with some other junk...

I don't have an SSC Bespin Luke, though. I kept hoping my wait list would be converted and it never was. I'm pretty sure I could fit the VCD Yoda in there. Mine has balljoints at the ankles, and if the feet don't fit in the bag, I can just pop them off. Man, I'm getting excited about this. Josh has once again inspired me!

Now I wish I'd gotten in on Hurricane's Luke/Vader head to make it really a mini-PF. Is he still offering them?

pixletwin
03-07-2008, 10:02 AM
I have put the VCD yoda in the Hasbro pack. Its a tight fit but he does fit. (emphasis on tight. you really have to work him in).

pjam
03-07-2008, 10:05 AM
I know, I know. I've actually got the pack, but it's in storage along with some other junk...

I don't have an SSC Bespin Luke, though. I kept hoping my wait list would be converted and it never was. I'm pretty sure I could fit the VCD Yoda in there. Mine has balljoints at the ankles, and if the feet don't fit in the bag, I can just pop them off. Man, I'm getting excited about this. Josh has once again inspired me!

Now I wish I'd gotten in on Hurricane's Luke/Vader head to make it really a mini-PF. Is he still offering them?

I think that could be arranged Michael. PM 'Cane! I'm sure he'll do one for you.

One other thing, when and if you do this (which you have to with your amazing Yoda) is to see this displayed with a pinlight over it and maybe some brush and sticks, enviromental base stuff. It will be pretty nuts.

Someone, one day, will do a Dagobah diorama with Yoda hut, etc and it will be a stunner. This Luke sculpt is SO underrated its not funny.

Customikey
03-07-2008, 10:08 AM
Yeah, if I do this (and I will:D) I'll definitely go all out.

MaulFan
03-07-2008, 11:11 AM
This Luke sculpt is SO underrated its not funny.

Nice setup Paul, looks great. I'm totally with you on the sculpt, it's a bit more a stylistic sculpt like Jedi Luke, but I find it totally captures Mark in ESB. A fun figure to photograph and a great one to own.

pjam
03-07-2008, 11:34 AM
Nice setup Paul, looks great. I'm totally with you on the sculpt, it's a bit more a stylistic sculpt like Jedi Luke, but I find it totally captures Mark in ESB. A fun figure to photograph and a great one to own.


Thanks Sean. I REALLY wish you could photograph this to do it proper justice. I can only do so much. :D Nevertheless more pics are coming soon.

pjam
03-07-2008, 12:45 PM
Okay, here are some more shots... I sanded the arms some, tried to putty out the hair shine a bit. Different angles and light here... enjoy.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00177-1.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00105.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00264.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00219.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00255.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00260.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00276.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00267.jpg

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j88/pjam07/DSC00209.jpg

DarkArtist81
03-07-2008, 01:38 PM
Great shots Paul! Sorry for being so late to this party... My house is not yet internet ready and it's killing me. I can only swing like 2 or 3 minutes every so many days for internet.. :monkey4

Glad Luke arrived safe and sound! I love the pics you took, some really good ones in there.. And it's hard to not have Yoda look creepy... :lol

Great job Paul, I'm honored to have done it for you. :rock

MaulFan
03-07-2008, 04:06 PM
Out of curiousity, did Josh weather up the jacket for you incase you ever wanted to not have Yoda on his back or did you have this done only to ever be like this?

pjam
03-07-2008, 04:19 PM
Great shots Paul! Sorry for being so late to this party... My house is not yet internet ready and it's killing me. I can only swing like 2 or 3 minutes every so many days for internet.. :monkey4

Glad Luke arrived safe and sound! I love the pics you took, some really good ones in there.. And it's hard to not have Yoda look creepy... :lol

Great job Paul, I'm honored to have done it for you. :rock

I just hope these pics honor your work. And I'm honored you did this for me Bro.


Out of curiousity, did Josh weather up the jacket for you incase you ever wanted to not have Yoda on his back or did you have this done only to ever be like this?

Josh weathered the jacket too. As previously mentioned, I will posing this figure as a Besbin Arrival Luke as well as early Vader Battle Luke.:D :chew