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Darth Vader - Speeder Bike Attack by Robert-Shane Darth Vader - Speeder Bike Attack by Robert-Shane
Here's my idea for a scene that never made it into The Empire Strikes Back: Darth Vader... on a speeder bike!

In the movie we see him stride in to the rebel's abandoned base on Hoth. But the way I imagine it - this is how he got there.

This is an original depication of George Lucas's characters. I drew this first in pencil, then scanned it and coloured it in Photoshop using a Wacom pad.

Hope you like!
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:iconnestiebot:
very epic sci fi
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:iconrevan005:
Epic work and idea.
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:iconlord-kiyo:
I could almost see Vader speeding along doing one of those war crys that would look hilarious coming from him, the speed past someone, chopping off there head.  almost like those old Conan movies or something.  Its real funny the way I visualize it.
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Robert-Shane Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really pleased that this picture fired up your imagination. It's both interesting and surprising to me to see how different people have interpreted this scene. Some have seen humour in it - but others have imagined it as a fearsome sight (for the rebels anyway)! I pretty much see it the way you describe - like the guys on horseback in the old Conan movies - with Vader coming in to crush his enemies and see them driven before him! (If you're a Conan fan you'll see what I did there ;))
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Yes I can see its as a funny thing but seeing how some of your works are hilarious at times, i some how came up with that.  Yeah I liked the Conan movies.  I did not read the book though, so I don't know how different it actually is.  But yes I did see what you did there.  But did he also say something like plunder the women or something like that?
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Robert-Shane Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: the quote ends... "and to hear the lamentations of their women" - it's a classic! 
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:iconirhris:
Am I the only one to see him swinging the lightsaber around his head? O.o
Never imagined Vader like that. But it suits him
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Robert-Shane Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't imagine it like that - but I really like the idea - it would be pretty terrifying for the rebels to see him coming at them like that! :lol:
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:iconcarlitosmoff:
Apart from the obvious mind-shattering awesome that is Darth Vader riding a speeder-bike, Lightsaber akimbo... I must also point out how glad I am to see the not very well known "Snow Scout Troopers". In fact, apart from one single official publication, I had never seen a graphical depiction of them anywhere else.

Star Wars Nerd cred +2000.
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Robert-Shane Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha - you certainly do pay close attention! I don't think anyone else has spotted that I made them 'Snow Scouts' (or at least if they did then no-one has bothered to comment about it) - even though this has been viewed by over 30,000 people! I think you should feel very proud of your powers of observation and attention to detail! :thumbsup:
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