My Vader

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by nightrider, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. nightrider

    nightrider Sr Member

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    Thought I'd post a couple of pics of my Vader so far, all that's left are the inner and outer robes.

    Got a question guys, what do some of you think of the GT armor for costuming? Everything I've gotten has been extremely well done, the only pieces I've had a problem with were the belt boxes as they were to big and had to be trimmed down, but they will soon be replaced with some russrep boxes. The reason I ask is because I was at a friends house who paints armor and he tried on a set of Gino armor he had painted for a customer and it looked way to big(he's about 6"3 or so with a decent build) but the GT armor fit perfectly and looked proportional to his size. I know the Gino armor and some others are more movie accurate, but unless you're extremely huge I can't see the movie accurate stuff looking right for costuming on most people but I guess if you're doing a display where size isn't an issue that would be the way to go for accuracy. Any way, let me know what you think of the progress so far, tips and suggestions are welcome.


    Chris
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  2. Jedi-72

    Jedi-72 Sr Member

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    The armour looks great. However, I'd get him to the gym and have him hit the weights sometime soon. ;)
     
  3. RacerX45

    RacerX45 Well-Known Member

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    "The ability to lift weights is insignificant next to the power of the Force."

    Nice collection you got there. I'd just stuff some upholstery foam in there and he'll look perfect.

    Randy
     
  4. SurferGeek

    SurferGeek Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks pretty good... Needs to eat his Wheaties. Also, I don't think 3 pictures constitutes "Pic Intensive". ;)
     
  5. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Looks good :thumbsup , who made the body suit?
     
  6. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Looking good...

    Love the armor.... :D
     
  7. nightrider

    nightrider Sr Member

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    Thanks for the replies, he really doesn't look quite so thin in person but I think maybe he'll look a bit fuller with the inner and outer robes on, if not I'll stuff him a bit. I said pic intensive just because the pics were kinda big in size, guess I should have just said large pics instead. :p

    The suit is by CustardKitty.

    Chris
     
  8. SithLord

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    great start....once you get the capes on the armor will look very good I think....don't know if you can sit the armor higher up toward the neck? Looks like you have the longer neck of the ROTS helmet so that might not be possible but that helps to balance the look of the armor a bit...
     
  9. darthjones

    darthjones Well-Known Member

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    I LOVE that all black look on the helmet.
     
  10. yakcam

    yakcam Sr Member

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    Well, SL, DJ and quite a few other notaries have given their approval, what a compliment..., you can't get any better than that :)

    I'll add my humble approval to that as well......

    Looking fantastic Mate, I can see that you have a VERY fine Vader indeed :thumbsup

    Cheers,

    Kraig
     
  11. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    Very nice looking piece you got there. :thumbsup
     
  12. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Chris,

    Dont forget to add the cape hook back to the armor unless you plan on filling the hole and repainting.
     
  13. Rabittooth

    Rabittooth Well-Known Member

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    Got any pics of that cool Graflexesque saber over Vader's right shoulder? That looks pretty sweet. B)

    -Rabittooth
     
  14. nightrider

    nightrider Sr Member

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    Glad my Vader is meeting with some approval, makes me feel much better about my mostly GT setup, and I'll be sure to get the cape hook in there before I get some robes on him. I was in such a hurry to get it together and see what he was going to look like I completely forgot. :p

    Here's a pic of the Graflex style saber for ya Rabittooth, it was a one of a kind lightech saber. I don't like most of his sabers, but when I saw that one at Dragon Con a few years ago I had to have it, especially since he said he wasn't going to make another like it.


    Chris

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  15. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    Unless you're close to DP size, the accurately sized armor will just look odd....too big. I think the GT is perfect for smaller guys....
     
  16. nightrider

    nightrider Sr Member

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    Here's a pic of my Rubies that I'll be useing to troop in, I'll be adding a GH dome and some correct lenses. I think when it's finished it'll be a great looking lid for trooping.

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  17. DarkLordSalvo

    DarkLordSalvo Well-Known Member

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    "I spy with my little eye..."


    The Floyd "Shine On" box set. Excellent choice of music my freind. :thumbsup

    Vader looks great like said before.
     
  18. nightrider

    nightrider Sr Member

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    Gilmore has "the tone", what more can I say. :D Thanks again for the kind words.

    Chris
     
  19. SithLord

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    What a cool room....I like the large posting board...with the holes....gives it a great industrial look...very practical for hanging things on as well. :thumbsup
     
  20. Batmobile Broker

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    Who made the armor....looking good :D



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  21. Anakin Starkiller

    Anakin Starkiller Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great setup. Vader looks sweet, and that custom saber is totaly kick *. I usually don't go in for customs, but that graflex hybrid is sweet.

    Dan
     
  22. nightrider

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    Thanks Starkiller, I agree, that's the only non-movie sabre I've ever been tempted to buy.

    As far as the armor it's just a GT set I had painted by a custom auto and cycle painter that lives close by. The gunmetal on it was used for Shaquille O Neil's dash in a blazer of his, I'm not into sports but I thought that was kinda cool that Shaq actually paid for my paint. :p

    I got the idea for the pegboard from the new Galactica series, I noticed they use it for walls in a lot of the sets, thanks for the complament SithLord.

    Chris
     

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