Darth Vader costume rubies mod.

GundamZeppelin

Sr Member
Well as the title says i have spent alot of time,Work and a few bucks in to my rubies vader replacing it piece by piece or moding items to look passible. Note i am 5'11 and about 140 so i am stormtrooper size :lol in costume i stand 6'2 and look like i way more then a woman LOL
I Replaced the Shins with fiberglass ones
and replaced the belt the Boxes and buckle
Replaced the gloves
Moded the chest box to look like ROTJ as well as adding leather straps to the box
Painted everything myself.

Here is the befor shot :lol wait thats me......


Here are the after shots injoy



The E.S.B shot



And a shot of the helmet

I'll add more of the helmet later to show the mods i have done to it.
I would add a video of my costume but no one told me my dome was not sitting on my helmet right :angry
 

Darth Kahnt

Sr Member
Nice work. Welcome to the modded Rubies team.

(Although, in actuallity I have replaced most of my Rubies parts :$ )
 

Redbeard

Active Member
Great work. I am always amazed what can be done with these. I mean these are actually Rubie's y' know.... :lol

I readjusted the dome on my helmet and it was a huge improvement.

Regards,
Red
 

GundamZeppelin

Sr Member
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(DarthKahnt @ Apr 19 2006, 06:46 AM) [snapback]1228973[/snapback]</div>
Nice work. Welcome to the modded Rubies team.

(Although, in actuallity I have replaced most of my Rubies parts :$ )
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Well to tell the truth this is my 3rd mod of a rubies, i have done work on other peoples stuff as well as parts i moded then replaced so i'm not new to the game B)
 

GundamZeppelin

Sr Member
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Redbeard @ Apr 19 2006, 07:02 AM) [snapback]1228981[/snapback]</div>
Great work. I am always amazed what can be done with these. I mean these are actually Rubie's y' know.... :lol

I readjusted the dome on my helmet and it was a huge improvement.

Regards,
Red
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I'm did the same thing to my dome but i'm still not happy with the out come, i might work on it again later. I'm guessing i'll need a dremel.
 

darthgordon

Sr Member
Outstanding job. My only suggestion would be to add some padding in your torso. I used some 1" thick foam padding from the hobby store.
 

GundamZeppelin

Sr Member
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(darthgordon @ Apr 20 2006, 02:41 AM) [snapback]1229538[/snapback]</div>
Outstanding job. My only suggestion would be to add some padding in your torso. I used some 1" thick foam padding from the hobby store.
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lol i did use padding the chest box was on way to tight so it pined down the foam, i'm still working out the bugs on the inside body suit i made ;)
 

darthgordon

Sr Member
Holly cow, I just took a close look at that chest box and realized you modded it to OT. And is that mask actually Rubies? I had no idea it could look that good. I think I've tracked down a source to paint mine. I'm not sure what'll he charge though.
 

GundamZeppelin

Sr Member
Yup everything there is a rubies but the shins and the belt, and gloves. I say if the guy is good at painting go for it, but it dosent hurt to try it yourself, and on top of that my face to my mask have been modded to all hell i had shots of what did to the face. But i deleted them i didn't think anyone would want to see every detail i did to the helmet.
 

Studio Stasis

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Wow, that almost looks like a completely different helmet. I hate the look of the rubies helmet and I didnt even recognize it in your after photos. The OT paint scheme really brings it to life.
 

GundamZeppelin

Sr Member
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(animetronic @ Apr 22 2006, 06:56 PM) [snapback]1231349[/snapback]</div>
Wow, that almost looks like a completely different helmet. I hate the look of the rubies helmet and I didnt even recognize it in your after photos. The OT paint scheme really brings it to life.
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A good paint job and a resculpting of the face :D gives it that not so cheap look. ;)
 

Too Much Garlic

Master Member
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(chris1748 @ Apr 28 2006, 06:51 PM) [snapback]1234848[/snapback]</div>
here is my modded rubies.[/b]
That can't possibly be the original dome on that helmet, but if it is, you really gotta tell me what you've done to it to make it look THAT good.

Nice suit, btw. :)



EDIT: Sorry... completely forgot to comment on GundamZeppelin's suit too... :eek shame on me. Dude, it rocks. Huge improvement. :thumbsup
 

GundamZeppelin

Sr Member
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(chris1748 @ Apr 28 2006, 12:51 PM) [snapback]1234848[/snapback]</div>
here is my modded rubies.

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chris
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I remember seeing your mod on the forum almost last year is that a frett pride cod and belt??
your work is Great.
 

GundamZeppelin

Sr Member
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(NoHumorMan @ Apr 28 2006, 04:46 PM) [snapback]1235035[/snapback]</div>
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(chris1748 @ Apr 28 2006, 06:51 PM) [snapback]1234848[/snapback]
here is my modded rubies.[/b]
That can't possibly be the original dome on that helmet, but if it is, you really gotta tell me what you've done to it to make it look THAT good.

Nice suit, btw. :)



EDIT: Sorry... completely forgot to comment on GundamZeppelin's suit too... :eek shame on me. Dude, it rocks. Huge improvement. :thumbsup
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Thanks no humor man ;) i've taken some better shots for the 501
 
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