Check Out My New Vader! Update Post#60 11/28/2012

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Reel Fakes

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Hey Gang,

I just finished this guy up and wanted to show him off.
He's kind of a mix of ESB and ROTJ.

I know he's not as accurate as some Vaders, but I'm quite pleased with him.

PICS:






Hope you like him!

Thanks for looking,
 
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Chewcy

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Re: Check Out My New Vader!

That looks awesome, can i ask what parts you used, he really does look great?
 

pinder91

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Re: Check Out My New Vader!

That is fantastic! I'm definitely interested in seeing a parts list as well. And that mannequin... PERFECT!
 

Borjis

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Re: Check Out My New Vader!

coulda fooled me...that looks amazing!

how tall is he in that shot?
 

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Reel Fakes

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Re: Check Out My New Vader!

Thanks for the complements!

Helmet/Armor: This was a "w-c-fx" set purchased unfinished off of Ebay. If I had known this was SPFX I would have gone elsewhere - deal with this seller at your own risk! I have heard of people who got ripped off by this guy. I waited 2 months and had to get ebay involved, but he finally delivered. I painted these myself. It was originally ESB-style, but I modified it to ROTJ prior to painting. I made the cape hook from a piece of brass rod.

Cape, robe, leather suit, and gloves: all purchased fro Ebay member "argentina-worldwide-custom-props" Top notch seller, and quick turn-around.

Fiberglass Shins are from Ebay seller "southwestpropshop" - theses are a bit rough arounds the edges, but the price was right.

Cod piece: RPF Member: 'Artison Props'. Best/most accurate cod I've ever seen and a great person to deal with as well!

Chest box: RPF member 'Ace Replicas' machined aluminum ESB chest box. This thing is just crazy cool, and he's also a great guy to deal with.

Belt: I scratch-built the boxes/electronics and cut/died the leather. The buckle came from ebay. I removed the glossy powder coat from the back plate, and then painted it flat black and weather it. The green lights came from RPF member "tk2647" and the other greeblies were sourced locally.

Thanks again for the comments!
 

Reel Fakes

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Re: Check Out My New Vader!

That is fantastic! I'm definitely interested in seeing a parts list as well. And that mannequin... PERFECT!
Ha! The mannequin is PVC, bubble wrap, and wire!

He stands about 6' 9.5" (costume included)

Thanks!
 

Reel Fakes

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Re: Check Out My New Vader!

Sorry, I didn't take any pics while I was building it. It's just a simple PVC skeleton with wire joints in the arms. Then I fattened him up with rolls and rolls and rolls of bubble wrap.

Here are a couple pics of Vader with his roommate:




Thanks again!
 
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Clutch

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Re: Check Out My New Vader!

Bubble wrap has a shelf life, so Vader might sag after some time.
 

hdtheater

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Re: Check Out My New Vader!

Looks great! I am close to finishing my ESB Vader as well. I just need gloves and boots.

-Eric
 

BigT

New Member
Re: Check Out My New Vader!

Looks stunning authentic! :thumbsup
I am also working on my ESB Vader :)

And I am currently waiting on my helmet from "w-c-fx"... :rolleyes
But I feel at the end the force will be with me.

I am just preparing an order at "argentina-worldwide-custom-props"
and made a research about that seller. So I came here.
Finally good to hear that this is the right place, as I felt when I communicated with that guy yesterday.

Again: Great work and a benchmark for my project! :thumbsup
 

Reel Fakes

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Re: Check Out My New Vader!

Thanks everyone. I think I'm gonna redo the mannequin this weekend.
This time with foam :)
 

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hdtheater

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Re: Check Out My New Vader!

You should document the mannequin work. Especially for someone about to finish a Vader. ;)

-Eric
 

BigT

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Re: Check Out My New Vader!

Chris, I got my raw SPFX :)
A very good product, will love to finalize it.

I mean its worth a try, they only seems to use a special supply chain management method :love The product is awesome cool.
 

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