Rubie's Supreme Vader restoration - (here we go!)

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jhfagan

New Member
Against my better judgement, I've decided to attempt the dreaded, and according to some, pointless Rubies Supreme Vader restoration.
I say, why not! :)
Some pics to start.
Already removed the eyes, and the grill.
Dremelled out the eyes , and the lengths of the grill.
Bondo'd in the notches in the eye sockets, added the remaining lengths to the backs of the grill slots, and filled in the 4th nose slot, and the front of the nose cap.
Also filled in the nip on the top of the dome (not shown).
Installed a temporary sized insert to correct dome placement. A permanent plastic one will be hot glued in here soon, and after painting, will be applying industrial strength Velcro to the insert, and on top of the horseshoe on the mask.
Will be correcting the neck flange, and then finishing final sanding everything smooth, to be ready for the auto body shop to paint.
Waiting on the complete Vader insert and parts kit from Fenixprops.
More to come.
Sorry if the pics aren't in correct order.
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Frogfreak

Sr Member
Against my better judgement, I've decided to attempt the dreaded, and according to some, pointless Rubies Supreme Vader restoration.
I say, why not! :)
Some pics to start.
Already removed the eyes, and the grill.
Dremelled out the eyes , and the lengths of the grill.
Bondo'd in the notches in the eye sockets, added the remaining lengths to the backs of the grill slots, and filled in the 4th nose slot, and the front of the nose cap.
Also filled in the nip on the top of the dome (not shown).
Installed a temporary sized insert to correct dome placement. A permanent plastic one will be hot glued in here soon, and after painting, will be applying industrial strength Velcro to the insert, and on top of the horseshoe on the mask.
Will be correcting the neck flange, and then finishing final sanding everything smooth, to be ready for the auto body shop to paint.
Waiting on the complete Vader insert and parts kit from Fenixprops.
More to come.
Sorry if the pics aren't in correct order.
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The supreme vader helmet is ugly, but for some reason I kinda have a soft spot for it. (don't judge!). And I really love these conversions!

Can't wait to see more!
 

jhfagan

New Member
yeah, and I am looking forward to my results, but I know there are things that are just outside of my capability, room, time, etc, so I am going to try to bring it as close as I can with what I have to work with.
My Hasbro Black Series Vader facelift turned out pretty good, so I'm somewhat confident in tackling the Rubies. : )
 

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