Vader Down
Diorama and Digital Art
Inspired from "Star Wars Vader Down" by Marvel
and featured on the official starwars website

Being a "Star Wars" fan, I was inspired by the crash scene from "Vader Down" into Vrogas Vas planet. Therefore, I thought of recreating this scene to seem real and epic.
So I took this challenge as a personal project and decided to create a diorama about the crash and to add digital art to it.
Introduction page from the "Star Wars Vader Down", from which I got inspired.
My version of the crash scene where Vader cut his way out with his lightsaber.
Tie X1 fighter crash - The making of
The crash scene with Vader.
Vader with the Tie X1 crash - The making of
Night shot scene after hours from the crash.
Crop at 100%
Crop at 100%
Crop at 100%
Left: Original photo - Right: After retouching
I decided to remove the original cape of the model and added another one on Photoshop because the original cape was too solid and with little details.
Every part of Vader was taken as a project to make every single detail looks real and accurate. The most challenging part was fixing Vader's neck and adding a cape on his shoulders.

Initial paint applications and assembly of the model kit before the weathering.
A mixture of black and silver paint was given to the cockpit cover (image left) to give a deep and dark metallic look.
This was another challenge where I had no chance for mistakes.
I started cutting slowly and then I increased the depth of the destruction until I was satisfied.
After cutting the cockpit part, where Vader breaks his way out using his lightsaber.
Checking the placement of the Tie X1 before adding the final texture to the ground.
Real life size comparison
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Vader Down

Vader Down

Diorama and digital art. Remake from "Star Wars Vader Down" by Marvel