After making my tiny Sith Apprentice I was getting ideas together for creating another Sith figure, then the YAKfinities Contest came about and a Dark or Rogue Jedi was the subject. I would have liked to enter my little tiny Sith into the competition, but I needed to create one specifically for this competition so I created Xastur, a Dark Acolyte. I wasn’t sure what to call her but then stumbled onto a Sumerian Demon called Xastur after a trip on Google. Xastur is an Arch Demoness beloved of the Ancient Ones, it is written that only the unholy may know her…so unholy, demoness, evil, why not go with that.
For her parts I went with the leftover body I had from the Sigel Dare figure, removed her cape, added a mechanical left forearm from an HK-50 Build a Droid part, added a Cad Bane right forearm, used the upper arm of the HK-50 for some mechanical bits protruding from her back. I then took the breather thingy from Cad Bane’s head and drilled holes into her sides and glued this into place. This was done to finish off the cybernetic look to her as if she has had her lungs replaced. The idea behind the forearms was that she was severely burned and that the cybernetic parts were added in order to save her limbs from being removed. I wanted her to be human-ish so I went with the Clone Wars Asajj Ventress’ head and the Clone Wars Aurra Sing’s hands…that way she looks to be of the same race as Aurra Sing without the same head. For her lightsaber I wanted to go with a dual-bladed Darth Maul type that I acquired from the Episode I Sith Accessory Pack, but instead am using two single lightsabers…and of course I used the black robe from the Sith pack.
The paint scheme was kept similar to other Sith, Darths, etc…blacks, silvers and some greys. Her skin I repainted a blotchy white to add a scarred look and added tattoos close to the ones from the pictures above. Her eyes were painted the same vein as my Yoda Sith…red rimmed iris with a yellow center and black pupil, and opted to have one milky white as if it were blind to go along with the rest of her damaged look. There was a spot on the side of her head that was left over when she was removed from the mould and decided to paint it as a scar instead of trying to smooth it out. Finally added a flight helmet I made from the leftover concept Boba Fett head for her when she flies her TIE Fighter (added 6 hash marks showing her kills).
Xastur ~ Dark Acolyte