It was this custom of Long Snoot (aka “Garindan”) that got the ball rolling on my recent Vintage Star Wars customizing obsession.

After my recent move to New York, I realized I had quite a few surplus vintage Star Wars figures lying around. I hadn’t quite set up my new art studio, so I was looking into some quick and easy custom toy projects to get the creativity going again. I think I had seen a custom Long Snoot project somewhere on line, and wanted to give it a shot myself.

This version began using an old, slightly beat-up Vintage Star Wars Star Destroyer Commander figure. I soaked the figure in a cup filled with near-boiling water. This softened up the plastic enough for me to pop off the original head and replace it with one from the Power of the Force 2 Garindan. The cape was made using a vinyl reproduction of a vintage Darth Vader cape, trimmed to fit.

All in all, this took perhaps only 15 minutes to make. I thought about touching up the belt buckles, but the paint scraps helped add to the illusion that it was a vintage piece.

Created Fall 2013


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