This legendary Star Wars character has been on my Corky To-Do list since the beginning, but I never had time to make it until now. This 7cm Darth Vader Corky has probably been the most diverse (and possibly most challenging) Corky yet. Here's how I did it.

Step 1: Supplies

Above are some photos of some of the supplies I used. I was planning on gathering everything I used and taking a picture of everything at once when I was done, but there were so many different things I gave up trying to find them all again. Even though I used a lot of different supplies, most of them are simple things that most people will have in their home, so they shouldn't be too hard to find. 

  • UHU glue
  • Scissors
  • Black, silver, blue, and red permanent markers
  • Craft knife
  • Glossy varnish
  • Soldering iron and solder
  • Third hand
  • Pliers
  • Hot glue
  • Wood glue
  • Super glue
  • Clamps             
  • Dough roller
  • File
  • Sandpaper
  • Champagne cork
  • 3mm red LED
  • Mini slide switch
  • Insulated wire
  • Button cells (I got them from a 12V battery, but you can buy them separately as well)
  • Small battery spring
  • Transparent plastic stirring rod
  • Thick aluminium foil (I got it from a disposable aluminium food tray)
  • Black sculpey
  • Pieces of black fabric
  • Cardboard
  • Black rubber (from bicycle tubing)
  • Black foam rubber
  • Grey card
  • Aluminium tape
  • Small pins
  • Paper

What do you call these? I have been wondering what they are called. <br><br>Oh, and by the way IT IS SO AUSOME. <br><br>Could you use a hot glue stick for the saber blade?
The champagne corks? I call them Corkies. <br>I think hot glue would work, but it might be hard to get the sticks to the right shape because they're so soft.
Use the &quot;cork&quot; Luke!!!
Come to the dark side... We have champagne!
Really well done! I love it! <br>The only flaw is given by the fingerprints left on the modeling clay. <br>I recommend the use of oil (also simple cooking oil) to smooth surfaces, when you are modeling the pieces. <br>
Alright, thanks for the tip. I'll keep that in mind the next time I use Sculpey.
I was going to suggest the same thing, I did that to my Mr. Spock and several other sculpey things I've made. It will work with any oven bake clay. Baby oil also works well. :)
This is awesome and creative. Would make a great present for a star wars fan. Shows you put in time and effort ;)
Funniest thing ever!! So Creative, LOVE IT!!
I feel a very small disturbance in the Force... it sounds a little like giggling... :-)
&quot;Impressive, most impressive.&quot;
Hahaha, thanks
Awesome!! Loooove it!!! BUT...Can you change the batteries???
Yeah, of course. The cardboard and cork lid (step 5) is only pressed in -- it isn't attached. You can easily remove it with a screwdriver or something. The spring inside also allows the batteries to be removed and replaced easily.
ha ha! This is great. Well done. I love Darth Vader-themed instructables.
This is SO cute! I'd love to see ANY more little characters you make. :) (Especially a little Yoda, I would.) :)
This is SO CUTE. The glowing lightsaber is perfect. <br /> <br />Maybe use a no-bake alternative to sculpey for corks? Sugru cures overnight and keeps a nice elasticity.
Thanks, I'm glad you like it. <br> <br>That would probably have been a better option. I should order some Sugru for future projects.
Looks great and would be a good DIY project for others. <br>How long did it take to make? <br>Thanks, -Andrew, producracy.com
Around five hours, with all the trial and error. If I remade it, it would probably take me around three.
awesome job! you should make yoda next
Thinking about that too, I was.
yes! it's finally here!
Honestly to me it looks more like when Stewie was playing Darth Vader lol.
eeeeeeeeee! Look at his little lightsaber! This is absolutely adorable.

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