Before switching from a vinyl cape to a more realistic cloth version, an idea was introduced to simply paint the Jawa figures with a darker color instead of using a cape for the figure. First a brown marker was used to paint a production Jawa with a dark color to test the idea. When finished, two other production jawa figures were painted with liquatex, a water based acrylic based paint to give the figures a darker color. When suggested to Kenner as a way to save money, the idea was rejected
The Jawas were recently graded by CAS and I am simply blown away how good they look. They did a superb job in preserving the figures. The clear case really brings out the hand painted elements in each figure and makes them look even better.