Rubies Supreme Armor

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by kalkamel, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. kalkamel

    kalkamel Sr Member

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    With all these posts about the modified Rubies Vader costume, I thought I'd share with you guys the progress I've made on my shoulder armor, shin guards and chest box.

    Here ya go:

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    Hope you like. :D
     
  2. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Looks good.

    May I suggest that you remove the zipper and material from the back of the shin guards and install straps and snaps. Works much better.
     
  3. kalkamel

    kalkamel Sr Member

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    I'll do that once I get my boots. Thanks. :)
     
  4. Boba Frett

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    Nice :) , did you add flex additive to the paint?
     
  5. kalkamel

    kalkamel Sr Member

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    Yes, I did... thanks to the discussion here.
     
  6. JUDGE_HELLFAST

    JUDGE_HELLFAST Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done. Looks great.
     
  7. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    Impressive how a little work and paint can change the look of an item for the better. Looking really good. :thumbsup
     
  8. TMP

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    Your Chestbox is wrong if you are going ROTS
    The Chestbox bottom red light is on the LEFT side.
    In fact in the movie that particilur button lights up as well. Something that it has never been done in ANY movie before. It was a last minute call by George Lucas.
     
  9. Darth Domain

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    looking very nice, there's a huge improvement in the shin guards, it was a pain to polish them as they are, but now with a paint job like that, should be great :thumbsup
     
  10. Darth Kahnt

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    I doubt the ROTS look is the intention here as he has put writing on the chestbox. There is no writing on the ROTS box.
     
  11. darthraider

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    I remember there was discussion on flex additive but I can't find those posts...anyway, I'd like to do the same on mine...

    However, I'm not sure on the exact product to be used...Krylon Fusion? What are the specific color codes? I need to paint my chest armor and shin guard. I searched Krylon site and I noticed there is gloss black, but no gun metal...

    Cheers.
     
  12. kalkamel

    kalkamel Sr Member

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    Yep, I'm going after the ESB look. My helmet's been modified with a two tone black/gun netal color scheme.
     
  13. KevVader

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    Check the paint can....it should say something about a flex agent in the paint. Also, if you can use it on plastic, there should already be a flex agent in it....
     
  14. darth_manu

    darth_manu Well-Known Member

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  15. GundamZeppelin

    GundamZeppelin Sr Member

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    Great work. i hope to post my work somtime soon :D
     
  16. Bountyhunter Niko

    Bountyhunter Niko Well-Known Member

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    Looks great.

    I can't wait to start mine.
     
  17. kalkamel

    kalkamel Sr Member

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    Yeah, dude, I owe you that one.. Great pictorial guide.
     

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