My Rubies Supreme Vader Lid - PICTURES

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Darth Kahnt, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    I have finally gotten around to posting some pics of my Rubies Vader Lid that I moded myself. Here are three solo pictures and one next to my cking fiberglass lid (the Rubies is the one on the left). Comments? Suggestions?

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    ENJOY.

    Chris.
     
  2. GundamZeppelin

    GundamZeppelin Sr Member

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    * good job man. i wish my frist rubies helmet came out that well
     
  3. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    sweet B)
     
  4. TK-2067

    TK-2067 Well-Known Member

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    LOOKS GREAT MAN , CANT WAIT TO GET SOME PICS OF THE ONE I AIRBRUSHED TO PUT UP IN HERE. TALK SOON KAHNT. ROD
     
  5. gunner

    gunner New Member

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    Nice... Makes me want to start a Rubies Vader mod job myself.
     
  6. darth_manu

    darth_manu Well-Known Member

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    looks great, how much was the neckbrace?
    maybe take the helmets outside, the flash seems to take out the details of the helmet.
     
  7. PantheraGem

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    It's probably just me, because I have a Rubies helmet.... but in the bottom pic your mod actually looks better than the fg helmet. Good job. It looks very nice.
     
  8. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Thanks everyone. It is my very first costuming project so I am rather proud of it.

    The neckbrace cost about $100 I believe.

    Ill try to get some outside pictures, although we got our first snowfall of the year two days ago so it may be hard to get outside pics.
     
  9. fettster

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    how did you correct the neck flare, thats the only thing i have to do to mine before i paint it. also, where do you get the lenses to go inside the helmet?
     
  10. Darth Kahnt

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    I put the part with the flare in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes then took it out and pressed it into shape while running it under cold water.

    I got the lenses from a guy on eBay, cant remember who.
     
  11. Betamin

    Betamin Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks good. :thumbsup
     
  12. WebChief

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    I think the Rubies looks better in that comparison shot too. Nice job.
     
  13. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Thanks. There are a couple of flaws not evident in the pictures but overall I am pleased with it. I would do a better job on another one because I have the experience of doing this one.
     
  14. Boba Frett

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    Nice work :thumbsup
     
  15. kell

    kell Well-Known Member

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    looks awesome. I am going to start on one of these soon. Did you fill in the eyes ?



    Kell
     
  16. hirgon

    hirgon New Member

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    Lid looks awsome.....hope mine turns out half as good.

    I finally found some PC-7 so i can start on my rubies.
     
  17. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Yes, I used a two part Epoxy to fill in the eyes.
     
  18. JDFett

    JDFett Active Member

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    im in the middle of a rubies mod right now as well...its coming along but i wont be able to paint it until spring...what did you use for the inside padding? is that motorcycle helmet padding? i also found some putty at HD that works even better than the pc-7 epoxy...i cant remeber the name of it but it was something like plas-tix...it came in a tube and feels and looks alot like clay. it has the two parts rolled into one tube of putty...you cut off what you need and knead it together then mold it..worked real good...as it is made for hard plastics and abs
     
  19. Darth Kahnt

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    I used the padding in a garden chair, cut it to shape and covered it in mesh, gives it a soft, comfortable feeling and the padding itself is pretty thick and forms well to your face..... I personally love the way it fits.
     
  20. Egon Spengler

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    I actually managed to save the padding from my helmet. :) I had to tear it out but I did it very slowly a little at a time and managed to save 98% of it even though some of it is still stuck to the interior.

    Here are some photos.
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  21. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    You've got more patience than me. :p
     
  22. JDFett

    JDFett Active Member

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    thats for sure, hats off to ya
     
  23. Egon Spengler

    Egon Spengler Sr Member

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    Hahahaha. I just lifted it up and slowly kind of clawed it little by little out of the helmet :)
     
  24. YeOldeSweezilteets

    YeOldeSweezilteets New Member

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    Nice work. Better than anything I could ever do. No patience..
     
  25. PantheraGem

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    I didn't remove the lining on mine. But, I did notice while using a heat gun to reduce the neck flare that once the outside is heated up a little bit the lining seemed to peel off with no effort at all, and no residue on the inside of the mask. I actually had to push it back on and hold it for a few seconds to make it stick. If anyone tries this on the whole lining, let me know how it goes.
     
  26. Darth Kahnt

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    Hmmmm.... I just got a new heat gun. Wish I had another Rubies Supreme to test it on.... :D
     
  27. TK-2067

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    HEY MAN , whats up
     

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