If Darth Vader hadn’t been from quite so long ago, or quite so far away, his helmet could have looked a lot like this… emblazoned with wild flourishes, ornate leaves and fleur de lis. In that case, his battles might have involved a lot more swashbuckling and with luck, would have been memorialized in writing by Alexandre Dumas… but that’s another story.
This fantastic metal bust was created by Bellino Alain of Nice, France, using ornaments and cutlery made of bronze and brass. The pieces were soldered together and then chemical dipped to apply a dull, black patina… perfectly bringing out the full dark side of Darth’s character. The result looks half futuristic, half renaissance and fully perfect. See pictures of the busts piece by piece creation below, then head to Behance/sculpteur or bellino.fr for more of Alain’s sculpture and metal restoration work.