SHOWOFF: Gino Vader Armor

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Darth Kahnt, May 29, 2006.

  1. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    Here is my most recently completed project, my Gino Darth Vader armor. When I received this fine piece it was primed and needed to be sanded again before painting. I sanded it, had it painted by TK-427, put in the autoshop for clearcoat and I finished the cape hook myself. Although it has the prominent ROTJ cape hook I painted the bells solid black like the ESB scheme.

    Comments, both praise and criticism, are welcome. Enjoy the pic, I really like this armor. I can provide more pics on request.

  2. GundamZeppelin

    GundamZeppelin Sr Member

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    Thats awsome :D
  3. kell

    kell Well-Known Member

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    Thats a fine set of armor. Looks great. Is it the older or the new GINO armor? Post a pic with you sporting it.

  4. Reel Fakes

    Reel Fakes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks great.

    FYI: All-black bells are correct for ROTJ as well.

    Congrats :)

  5. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(jedipunk @ May 29 2006, 09:48 PM) [snapback]1252878[/snapback]</div>
    Yeah, I thought about that after I posted it and realized that I had made an idiotic statement. :lol
  6. Thrawn

    Thrawn Well-Known Member

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    Looks nice, ive got a set of this coming soon, how does it sit on the shoulders? Also, do you have any pics of it being worn?
  7. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    That looks great DK.

    Hopefully I will be getting mine after Thrawn :D
  8. Luisiana Jones

    Luisiana Jones Active Member

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    GINO armor :eek ... well u get what I mean, its awesome.
  9. yakcam

    yakcam Sr Member

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    Looks great, nice paint job too :thumbsup

    I can't wait to see a pic of you suited up in it.


  10. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looking great...much better than it did covered with dust, packed away in my basement ;)

  11. Darth Domain

    Darth Domain Well-Known Member

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    Nice Chris, can you have your old set? :D
  12. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Thrawn @ May 29 2006, 10:10 PM) [snapback]1252887[/snapback]</div>
    It sits well on the shoulders. I incorporated an idea from SithLord and added padding to the underside of the bells to make them sit higher off the shoulders. I also padded the underside of the armor with some foam tape so that if the bells slide under the armor they dont scratch or chip.

    I will have some pics of it being worn this weekend coming. I will post them to the thread, as well as pics of the modifications I did to the underside of the armor.

    <div class='quotetop'>(Darth Domain @ May 30 2006, 05:26 AM) [snapback]1252985[/snapback]</div>
    Sold it already. Sorry Mark. :(

    <div class='quotetop'>(yakcam @ May 30 2006, 03:05 AM) [snapback]1252972[/snapback]</div>
    Thanks. TK-427 did the paintjob. He deserves the credit for that.

    <div class='quotetop'>(OdiWan72 @ May 30 2006, 03:24 AM) [snapback]1252974[/snapback]</div>
    Yes, no doubts there Markus. I am happy to have finished this piece and grateful you sold it to me.
  13. SithLord

    SithLord Sr Member

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    I like it....not too glossy....just the right amount of shine...the gunmetal looks pretty good...not flakey :)

  14. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(SithLord @ May 31 2006, 08:29 PM) [snapback]1253926[/snapback]</div>
    Thank you Thomas. I'm quite proud of it. :D

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