SHOWOFF: Gino Vader Armor

Darth Kahnt

Sr Member
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:



 

GINO

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
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.
 

Too Much Garlic

Master Member
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? :)
 

Darth Kahnt

Sr Member
Originally posted by Prometheus@Mar 23 2006, 02:09 AM
Looks fantastic.
Is it ESB version or ROTS?
Fiberglass i assume?
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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.
 

Darth Kahnt

Sr Member
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:


















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

TK-2067

Well-Known Member
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
 

azuma

New Member
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
 

TK-2067

Well-Known Member
Originally posted by azuma@Mar 30 2006, 02:04 AM
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
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THIS ARMOR IS VERY THICK , I KNOW I PAINTED IT. THE RUBIES IS NO COMPARRISON.....
 

Hermes

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Originally posted by jedivigneri@Mar 30 2006, 05:37 AM
I SURE HOPE SOMEONE IS GONNA CAST IT N START SELLIN EM :)  curt
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:confused :confused :confused
 

Darth Kahnt

Sr Member
Originally posted by Darth Domain@Mar 30 2006, 03:45 AM
Looking very sweet chris.
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Thanks everyone..... Im looking forward to getting it back on Friday. New pics will be posted right away.
 

Darth Kahnt

Sr Member
Originally posted by jedivigneri@Mar 30 2006, 01:37 AM
I SURE HOPE SOMEONE IS GONNA CAST IT N START SELLIN EM :)  curt
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WTF???

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