DARTH VADER ROTJ & EMPEROR displays -updated 3.14.12 new pics post #224

GINO

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Finally I'm able to show off some progress on my Emperor display.
While I was at it, I figured I might as well take a couple of Emp/Vader pics as well since they were always meant to stand side by side.

Here is how this went down.
- Monday I received the final Emperor robes that I've been working on/off for almost a year (it's hard with juggling so many projects you know).

- Yesterday, I received my Cyberman/Gino head casting in the mail.

- Last night, I trimmed the bust to fit my mannequin, and set off on re-proportioning the mannequin to Ian McDiarmid specs.

- Early next week, I should have my Emperor hands (they'll be unpainted).

I plan to create a step by step thread on finishing the bust on SWP just like I did with the Darth Maul for anyone interested in seeing it.
Whenever I hit a major update, I'll of course keep you posted.

Let me know what you think.

You don't know how long I've waited to take a pic like this.




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hankey01

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Re: ROTJ EMPEROR and DARTH VADER display progress

Looks very good!! The Emperor's pose and hands look great!! Can't wait to see the progress!
 

agent5

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Re: ROTJ EMPEROR and DARTH VADER display progress

INCREDIBLE!!!

I think it would look very natural to have the Emperor slightly in front of Vader covering about 1/3 of his left side. It'd fit nicely in a corner that way as well. That is...if you plan on displaying this in a corner. I find that since I have a 7 year old the corners are generally the safest places.
 

Kenobi

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Re: ROTJ EMPEROR and DARTH VADER display progress

Frakin AWESOME!!!:love:love

The robes on the Emperor look amazing!!! Can't wait to see him finished and diplayed again with Vader!!
 

GINO

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Re: ROTJ EMPEROR and DARTH VADER display progress

Thanks guys!
Those hands are getting chopped off in favor of my fully posable Emperor specific hands (I'll show them off sometime next week.)

Right now the Emperor mannequin is just resting against the wall, but I plan to affix him to a stand so I can pull him out from the wall a bit more to match Vader.


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Stilgar

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Re: ROTJ EMPEROR and DARTH VADER display progress

OMG :eek

This makes all SW-Prop-Exhibits look like the Muppet Show...

Outstanding! Stunning! Awesome!
 

DivineHeresy

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Re: ROTJ EMPEROR and DARTH VADER display progress

love that last picture!!
Gonna look even better when it's all finished.
 

jme3

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Re: ROTJ EMPEROR and DARTH VADER display progress

Awesome. :thumbsup

This should be the new front page for the rpf (with a finished Emperor, of course)... :cool


 

Cyberman

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Re: ROTJ EMPEROR and DARTH VADER display progress

Looks great! Now get that thing painted!!!:)
 

Raffles

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Re: ROTJ EMPEROR and DARTH VADER display progress

Until now I've never seen a fan made emperor that looked any good.
 

CSMacLaren

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Re: ROTJ EMPEROR and DARTH VADER display progress

As I said when I first PM'ed you ever, you have a good eye for posture and body language. I'm pleased to be able to attribute your Emperor with the same qualities. :thumbsup
 

GINO

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Re: ROTJ EMPEROR and DARTH VADER display progress

Looks great! Now get that thing painted!!!:)
Thanks guys.

If someone would have included castings of the eyes I would have already cut the eyes out. :p

I have to cast up a set (hopefully later tonight) so that I can begin.
After that, it's full force until he's finished.

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Vadermonkey

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Re: ROTJ EMPEROR and DARTH VADER display progress

Hands? Eyes? I want I want!!

Should be a killer display when done....looking forward to seeing it progress.
 

ArtisanProps

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Re: ROTJ EMPEROR and DARTH VADER display progress

This is gonna look great when your finished, Gino.
Hell, it already looks great :D
 

Darth Niob

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Re: ROTJ EMPEROR and DARTH VADER display progress

Now i think i've seen my personal favorite of your displays. Well done Gino:thumbsup
 

Davy Jones

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Re: ROTJ EMPEROR and DARTH VADER display progress

Amazing work Gino! Its like they stepped off the set and into your house. Keep it up.
 

jkno

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Re: ROTJ EMPEROR and DARTH VADER display progress

This is an awesome project!:thumbsup
 
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