I'm very protective of the vader knowledge that I have for a multitude of reasons.
I don't feel comfortable answering all your questions, but the ones I do answer, you can take to the bank.
"2) Regarding the bells and chest armor. How were the bells attached to the chest in ESB
I like the look where the bells are slightly under the chest armor like in the pic where vader is in his meditation chamber. Please be specific as im planning on attaching the bells in the same way."
Actually, the bells were attached two different ways in both ESB
There is the hinge method, and the strap method. The hinge method butts the edge of the bell against the edge of the armor for a flush look. The strap method makes the bells hang down a bit from the armor. BOTH methods are used in BOTH esb
and share about equal screen time. Either is accurate, it's just a matter of preference.
"3) Was there ever a cape hook used for the ESB
armor. How about ANH
Not in ANH
at all. But it did appear first in esb
. Although 90% of the time, most of the armor you see in esb
did not use the cape hook. All sets of rotj
armor used it.
"4) In all three OT movies, was there a satin hem along the bottom of the cape or what it leather. Was it there at all???"
The only place leather appears on any cape is on the collar. What you see at the bottom of the cape is the same material as the lining, but against popular belief, the lining isn't satin either. It's something else.
5) exactly what kind of material is the cape made of? Ive seen many pics where it looks like a wool crepe.
I appreciate your help !
Different materials for different movies.