ROTS Vader Cape Chain

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by darthraider, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. darthraider

    darthraider New Member

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    Hmm...going to replace the one came with Rubies Supreme, any idea where to get ROTS screen accurate cape chain?


    Cheer.
     
  2. Jack Bauer

    Jack Bauer Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    THey sell accurate chain at Ace hardware. but it is metal. Dip it in black plasti-dip.
     
  3. KevVader

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    ...plumbing chain, was it not? Any plumbing supply store oughta have it....
     
  4. JDFett

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    plasti-dip...never heard of that..interesting solution with the plumbing chain...size on that?
     
  5. darthraider

    darthraider New Member

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    Anyone has any pic of this?? BTW, the chain seen on screen, ROTS also metal?
     
  6. JDFett

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    link size in lenght and width? and are the links oval or are they rectangular?
     
  7. JDFett

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    anyone???
     
  8. darthraider

    darthraider New Member

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    I have no luck finding one in my local Ace Hardware (Malaysia)...anyone?
     
  9. jordankarr

    jordankarr Well-Known Member

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    Do a Google for Plumbers Chain also try weldless chain

    This is sold in bulk per 100' at some of those shops google brings up.

    Looking to see if I can find a source online that sells it by the foot. being in Malaysia you may just want to find a plumbing supply store dedicated only to plumbing and not just a general hardware store.

    Below is a picture of what your looking for.

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    Plastic Dip is a paint like material that coats metal objects in a thin layer of plastic, but to be trully screen accurate you probably need to have it anodized black and then have a gloss coat put onto it after the anodizing.
     
  10. gts072

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    I think it looks more like this if I'm not mistaken. Tried to email the company for purchase but never got a reply back. I thought FP & OSK was researching this but I never heard anything else from them regarding ultimate accuracy.

    Link: http://turnerseymour.thomasnet.com/item/we...d=1&backtoname=
     
  11. Obi Sean Kenobi

    Obi Sean Kenobi Well-Known Member

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    Its a furnace chain. I dont think FP was ever abe to find a supplier though.
    Sean
     
  12. fettpride

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    Minor correction ... credit where credit is due ... to Obi Sean for this nifty little discovery . Thanks to his research, we now know 99.9 % that it's the chain in the pic you posted. My part was simply offering a "Reward" for it's discovery :lol



    And to you my "Discoveriffic" pal ... I still owe ya that prize I know ... but I was just waiting to get a sample to make 100 % sure it was the real deal :lol But, you know I will take care of you ;)

    Guys, this is why I stated 99.9 % positive. Getting a sample would sign seal and deliver this discovery. The biggest thing in question at this point are the size of the links. The furnace chain is very similar to "Plumbers Safety Chain" (which was the tree I was barking up when Obi Sean came to the rescue) but the plumbers chain was way too small. So I just wanted to make absolutely about the furnace chain.

    I'll do some more poking around tonight :lol

    FP
     
  13. kell

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    There is a pic out there somewhere that shows up close shot of Anikan with his head burned up right before the helmet goes on him. It looks nothing like a plumbers chain- it looks more like a very thin watch band or a thick necklace- it seems to be silver with a darker silver trim, it is similar to a plumbers chain in that it interlocks. I had a pic on my computer for study, however it got deleated. I wanted print the pic out and see if I could get a match at one of those gold chain by the inch places that sell those Mr. T starter kits.


    Kell
     
  14. fettpride

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    Uhm ... it's already been identified ... back up the thread a little bit ;)

    My ex- has a gold bracelet with links that are bang on. So this is what I thought it was
    too initially - jewelry. But no. IMO, there is no way they would have painted a 14/18 kt gold chain/bracelet for a cape chain.

    Again, it's 99.9% positive ID on the furnace chain. One thing to consider however ... as Obi Sean told me, and I later verified, it hasn't been used in the U.S. as an "Industry Standard" in many years, so perhaps being that the suit was fabricated in Australia, perhaps it was easier to come by there as it might still be used there :lol

    There are quite a few tid bits that I personally believe will have to be looked for in the "Aussie" realm. Lots of bits in the reveal mask, ect...

    Is this the pic you were referring to?

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    Note that the links look a wee fatter, but keep in mind that "Film", "Lenses" ect . have an affect on what we really see.


    FP
     
  15. R2B9

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    Here's a wicked bit of irony... the people who hate Graflex lightsaber makers have a use for "furnace chain" as well. I wonder if we should tell them to back off of OUR stuff? ;)

    Graflex.org
     
  16. fettpride

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  17. JDFett

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    great find on the furnace chain concept...i will also search for a supplier
     
  18. darthraider

    darthraider New Member

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    I don't think I'm able to get this locally...Anyone intended to purchase from them?
     
  19. Darth Kahnt

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    I think I saw this chain when I went out a while ago to look for aglok chain.

    Im going to look next time Im out and if I find something I will post the information here.
     
  20. darthraider

    darthraider New Member

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    Thank you very much.
     
  21. darthraider

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    I received a reply from them but unfortunately they no longer produce this chain... :(
     

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