Made my Vader a new chestbox...

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by ob1al, May 20, 2006.

  1. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Hi all

    I've just finished off a new chestbox for my DV mannequin.

    I made this from a piece of wood - I routed the edges, sanded, primed and painted then added resin switches, coinslots and greeblies. The chest rods are machined aluminium secured to the backplate by two bolts. For the silver rocker switches, I used aluminium foil rather than paint.

    It's a ROTJ style box, larger than the previous version I made and I hope closer to the screen-used prop:


    It's not 100% perfect, but it didn't really cost me anything except time (I already had the aluminium bars). :)

    The wooden backplate gives it a nice substantial feel and weight. It took a bit of sanding and hi-build priming to get rid of the wood grain though. :p


  2. paulcarson

    paulcarson Well-Known Member

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    It looks really good Al. How did you attach your straps to the box?
  3. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    ...nice job.
  4. prop fan

    prop fan Well-Known Member

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    :eek WOW. nice work...
  5. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Thanks guys, I'm glad you like it. :)

    <div class='quotetop'>(paulcarson @ May 20 2006, 05:15 PM) [snapback]1247500[/snapback]</div>
    Paul, for the time being they are secured using 4 screws and washers to the back of the box. This is a temporary fix until I find some accurate d-ring fasteners to use.
  6. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Nice work Al :)
  7. SithLord

    SithLord Sr Member

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    Yes it looks really nice on your Vader....good size too.... :thumbsup

    DARTH ANIBAL Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that looks amazing. Great job.
  9. lambotour

    lambotour Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks real nice :thumbsup
  10. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Excellent work Al. With this Vader box and the idol you have pumped out some quality work.

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