Posts : 136 Join date : 2010-07-25 Age : 57 Location : Minneapolis
Subject: Darth Vader Scarred HONG Coo- ? help Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:10 am
I was digging thru a recent acquisition which this included some rarer Figs potf 85 RW POP UP ledy luke bespin and this DARTH has me scratching my head. A Darth Vader with the Inner leg GMFGI and the HONG of HONG KONG is scarred off. It also has a different buckle than the typical one with this inner leg COO , as well as a different deeper red paint to the chest plate. any clues on what it could be??
Posts : 3099 Join date : 2011-04-10 Age : 41 Location : England
Subject: Re: Darth Vader Scarred HONG Coo- ? help Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:05 pm
The only alteration made to this specific COO family was that the COO was removed by drilling leaving a raised bar, it's just my opinion, but the Coo on yours simply looks damaged, like it's been scuffed. The colour of the 'scuff' is different to the leg also, this would not happen if it had been molded that way.
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Posts : 1327 Join date : 2011-04-03 Age : 45 Location : UK
Subject: Re: Darth Vader Scarred HONG Coo- ? help Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:13 pm
Yep i'd agree with Alex, it looks like the coo has been damaged looks like a coo I1a on Wolffs new 3.0 guide. The paint app on the buckle just looks a little misaligned to me that's all. The red paint does look slightly darker, but its hard to tell from a photo, with different light levels affecting colour levels etc..