I am actually in doubt if I should keep the plastic cape or not. A cloth cape from a more current Darth Vader figure could work as well and be more in tune with the other Palisades figures... The effect on the cuffs is made with the grip of the handle of my hobby knife, which has that knurled structure. I sculpted the cuffs first, then I 'rolled' the structure onto it. Thanks!! Very cool to have your blessing. After all, it is your recipe I stole/borrowed. As said, ever since I first saw your custom I wanted to have one myself. My next customs will be all originals!! Thanks!!! And no, the play set is the original set by Palisades. But posed my custom in that set on my toy shelf. That is where Dearth Nadir belongs.