Darth Vader Eyes?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by mosarmini, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. mosarmini

    mosarmini Active Member

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    Hello fellow RPFers! Today I got an amazing deal, a Rubies Supreme Vader suit for 100! Got a Force FX Light Saber (Vader) for an added 25$ too :D Anyways, the suit is perfect, except for the fact it's missing an eye. So my question to you guys is this, is there any way I can have some 'better' eyes? The Rubies' eyes look cheap, everything else looks pretty good (minus some movie accuracies) but any help is appreciated! :) Here's a picture [​IMG]
     
  2. jsp

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    When I lost a lens I popped out the existing one and walked around the mall until I found a pair of sunglasses with lenses around the same size and contour..I dremeled them to fit and glued them in,vision was much improved too..
     
  3. mosarmini

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    I was thinking of doing that, but the shape of the sun glass's lens doesn't fit the shape of the Vader eye shape :( but I do see what you mean! Also on a side note, I usually hate Rubies products (cheaply made sometimes) but the Vader suit is quite amazing!
     
  4. darthgordon

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  5. mosarmini

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    Hmmm I'm not exactly sure bro, I'm thinking keeping it simple for now because I'm still a noob at scultping and designing xD, but expanding on it later. Also two other questions if you don't mind me asking:
    First, is there any helmet that is full? As in when I take off the dome, the mask is half and held together by a buckle in the back, which is nice and all, but the mask shakes a bit loosely.
    Second, any suggestion for a good voice changer? Even if I must make it myself I don't mind, but trying to keep under a budget haha.
    Anywho, thanks a lot for the link, I'll probably buy it if no one has any extra lens from replacing it haha
     
  6. darthgordon

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    Full face mask? I don't think so... The actual mask was a half piece as well. A full would get even hotter.

    Most of the other lenses out there go in from behind. Which means you have to resculpt it. I used Devcon Plastic Weld on mine. It's not that bad. I had to do a lot of sanding though.

    Once you start modding it, you'll find a little more about it that will bother you and you'll want to fix a little more here and there.
     
  7. mosarmini

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    Oh really? I never knew that! Learn something new every day haha

    I think I'm gonna goo ahead and buy the eye pieces from the link you sent me, but for the future I definitely want a bit more of a domed look for the eyes, will I have to do much to get that?

    And yeah man totally agree, the mouth piece looks somewhat crooked, the mesh isn't accurate, the color is good though! :D
     
  8. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Technically not even the colour is accurate. Vader wasn't all black in the movies (except for Ep III)
     
  9. mosarmini

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    True, but for 100$ I really can't complain, this suit is pretty neat haha
     
  10. Celtic007

    Celtic007 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    On my rubies, I riveted the back half of a skateboard helmet to the mask. It sits on your head rather than being strapped to your face. Also, I completely removed the dome mount from the mask and inside the dome. Mine just sits on top of the skateboard helmet and sits at the perfect angle.

    For the eyes, I got some motocross goggle lenses that were black. I still need to find a way to bubble them, but for now I just cut two lenses from a vitamin water bottle. Has a pretty good curve and unless you're within inches from it, you can't even tell. That's only temporary for now, plus mine is just a display piece so I don't have to worry about visibility.
     
  11. mosarmini

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    I never even thought of that! I believe I still have a helmet somewhere, that would make A LOT of sense to keep stability too, because currently the helmet somewhat shakes, my head isn't really 'Darth Vader' material :lol
     
  12. mosarmini

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    Oh yeah one other thing guys, any idea how I can fix the neck flare? The neck is a bit too wide!
     
  13. Calufrax

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    Am I the only one who saw the title of this thread and didn't have a moment where I instantly thought of the Kim Carnes' song "Betty Davis Eyes"? :D

    You know, I bet Weird Al could take "Darth Vader Eyes" as a premise and do something pretty funny with that song as a parody...
     
  14. mosarmini

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    Hahahaha! Sorry never heard the song, but if I did I'm surre Weird Al would make one hell of a parody :p
     
  15. Calufrax

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    I'm sure some Star Wars fans are old enough to remember the song from [gulp] 30 years ago, but since you are the guys with the Vader suits unlike me, perhaps you might find enough troopers to back up a Vader and rewrite these lyrics and parody this:
    Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes - YouTube

    Sorry for the derail, but it would just be so awesomely funny if someone could make this happen. This is the best I can do to start it...

    His tusks are pitted gold,
    His lightsaber deadly surprise
    His hands are robot cold
    He's got Darth Vader eyes
    He'll turn his saber on you
    You won't have time to think twice
    His soul is dark as inky coal
    He's got Darth Vader eyes

    And he'll bait you

    He'll provoke you
    All the better just to choke you
    He's ferocious
    And he knows just what it
    Takes to make a bloody stump gush
    He got aqua-lung raspy sighs,
    He's got Darth Vader eyes...


    More of the real lyrics here

    Oh well. But imagine a really good Leia impersonator singing this; start her off in the buns and gown look, transition to the slave girl bikini, end up on the braided hair on Endor thing.

    Okay, sorry it's been a long, overcast and drab Monday and I'm gone loopy.
    End derail mode. :behave
     
  16. CSMacLaren

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    I'd say trace the existing lens on a piece of paper. Cut it out and then see if the reverse side (mirrored) it will lay in the place of the missing lens. If so, then you have a template. Find sunglasses that are large enough and trace with a marker. You'll have a bunch of filework/Dremel work ahead of you. If you like the results, do both eyes.
     
  17. mosarmini

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    Calufrax, that was pretty * awesome! I had a nice laugh too, that Leia image made me wonder hahaha
    The template idea sounds pretty doable, I ordered the triktoys lens for now because there's a con coming up, but soon I will work on the mask and improve it :D


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