SHOWOFF: Gino Vader Armor

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Darth Kahnt, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    I received my Gino Vader armor today from a member here and it is the nicest set of armor I have personally seen.

    It is not painted yet but I am looking forward to doing that. Here are some pictures of it as it looks right now with just primer. Notice the thickness of the armor and the size of the shoulder bells. What an incredible piece this is, I am still in awe. I plan to constantly update this thread as I complete the paintjob and clearcoat:

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  2. Prometheus

    Prometheus Well-Known Member

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    Looks fantastic.
    Is it ESB version or ROTS?
    Fiberglass i assume?
     
  3. GINO

    GINO Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That armor was sculpted in clay by me back in 1996. I can't believe its been 10 years.
    This was looooong before any film cast armor was floating around.
     
  4. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    That set is looking mighty sweet. Can't wait to see progress pics of these being painted.

    Just a tiny question, sort of unrelated: but are the chest and shoulder armor the same in ANH & ESB & RotJ or are there differences? :)
     
  5. Darth Kahnt

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    ROTJ, has the visable cape hook.

    Yes, pure thick fiberglass.

    Hats off to you on this armor Gino, she's a beauty. I can't wait to paint it. I'm glad to fianlly own one of your pieces.
     
  6. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    That's a really nice looking set of armour. I look forward to seeing the WIP pics.
     
  7. Darth Kahnt

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    It is painted...

    I took it to the autoshop today and the clearcoat will be done on Friday so I will have pics of the finished product at that time. A big thanks to TK-427 and his airbrush for a fine paintjob. Here are the pics as the armor progressed through its painting stages:

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    Enjoy. I'll have pics of the finished product up on Friday if all goes well.
     
  8. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    COOL :D

    Markus
     
  9. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    Looking good. :thumbsup
     
  10. lesternessman

    lesternessman Well-Known Member

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    Nice paint application on some great armor. Congrats.
     
  11. darth_manu

    darth_manu Well-Known Member

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    looks great, i wish i had an airbrush
     
  12. TK-2067

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    thanks darth kahnt , no prob on the paint job man, any time. i cant wait to see the clear coat on it as well. its going to look awesome. rod
     
  13. azuma

    azuma New Member

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    awesome armor.. ROTJ is a very good choice. Does any one start working ROTS version? Rubies seems to be thin compare to the real thing.

    Azuma
     
  14. TK-2067

    TK-2067 Well-Known Member

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    THIS ARMOR IS VERY THICK , I KNOW I PAINTED IT. THE RUBIES IS NO COMPARRISON.....
     
  15. jedivigneri

    jedivigneri Well-Known Member

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    I SURE HOPE SOMEONE IS GONNA CAST IT N START SELLIN EM :) curt
     
  16. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :confused :confused :confused
     
  17. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    Looking very sweet chris.
     
  18. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    Why do you say this?? :confused
     
  19. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Thanks everyone..... Im looking forward to getting it back on Friday. New pics will be posted right away.
     
  20. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    WTF???

    It sure as hell won't be me doing it? Why would you say something like that?
     
  21. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Only a guess...

    but maybe Curt just made a joke, referring to the recent thread about recasting an AA-helmet?.

    Anyway...It´s good to see the armor coming to live.
    It was stored away for years and I almost forgot about it :lol

    Markus
     
  22. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Yes, maybe I jumped the gun.

    Curt, if you meant it as a joke then please accept my apologies.

    Glad you like the armor Markus. It was a pleasure purchasing it from you, everything was smooth and easy.
     
  23. Qui-Gonzalez

    Qui-Gonzalez Master Member

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    You evil...evil man. How could you forget about a GINO set of armor?? :confused
     
  24. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    LOL.

    I'm glad he forgot, if he had remembered he may have painted it and decided to keep it. ;)
     
  25. Boba Frett

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    Armors looking great DK :thumbsup
     
  26. Darth Kahnt

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    Armor is finished. I have to wait until tomorrow to post pics because I want to take it outside and get pictures. I just can't get a good picture inside my house. :(

    Pics will hopefully be posted tomorrow.
     
  27. Fatherless One

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  28. Trap Joe

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    LOOOOL. Do you guess! I had my cast off original Vader upper armour for 1 year already:lol:lol:lol:lol
     
  29. Qui-Gonzalez

    Qui-Gonzalez Master Member

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    You bumped a 4 year old thread for that?
     
  30. Pappy

    Pappy Well-Known Member

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    Hey Gino is actually sculpt?!?
    :confused:lol

    that's it
     
  31. Trap Joe

    Trap Joe Sr Member

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    What? So old? But this post still is very funny. So typical.:lol I haven´t seen this thread before. The reason why I found it interesting is that I bought such a Gino Vader upper armour, he sculpted and casted 2 years ago. I wasn´t satisfied with it´s dimesions and sold it very quickly.
     
  32. Qui-Gonzalez

    Qui-Gonzalez Master Member

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    It just takes a moment to look at the post date. Only new members necropost like this.
     
  33. GINO

    GINO Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I haven't made/sold this armor since I first joined the RPF over 10 years ago.
     
  34. Trap Joe

    Trap Joe Sr Member

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    wrong. I didn´t buy it directly from you. I bought it from a fellow member here. And you claimed in my FS thread, you made this.
     
  35. Qui-Gonzalez

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    TJ, what are you on about?
     
  36. Trap Joe

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    Nothing. Just told my story. That´s all. Ready.
    In addition: I should better read the dates before I post in an old thread, I guess:)
     
  37. propologist

    propologist Sr Member

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    Here we Go....Let the peeing contest begin...
     
  38. Qui-Gonzalez

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    So, you've necroed a four year old thread to tell us that Gino said he sculpted the armor you sold that you bought from another member? I mean, wow...amazing work.

    Look, everyone knows you do not like Gino. That said, he DID sculpt and offer up some armor before most folks. He was also unhappy with it in the end.

    So really, what did you hope to gain by this?
     
  39. Zombie Killer

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    Great to see the search function works. It could have been worse, he could have just posted "BUMP". It reminds me of when Data activates his emotion chip and starts laughing at a joke told years before.
     
  40. Trap Joe

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    Nothing. Doesn´t worth any flame war, nor offense against Gino. Even if he´s behaving like a demagogic genius, he´s a very respected member on this forum - from me as well. End of story. I said all and won´t write more in this thread.

    That´s true I only laughed at this comment.
     
  41. Amish Trooper

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