Vader Helmet/Armor display

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by jedi5150, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. jedi5150

    jedi5150 Well-Known Member

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    Hey gang,
    I just got my hands on some vader armor, and I want to do a nice display with the lid and the armor. Somebody around these parts had a nice cross-shaped support system, but a search didn't turn up anything. Can whoever that was post pics, hopefully at least one without the lid/armor on it?

    Thanks gang.

    PS... no, I won't be wearing the armor... at 5'5" I look like I'm playing dress-up in Daddy's armor :p
     
  2. kalkamel

    kalkamel Sr Member

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    I recently completed by helmet/armor display. What I did was use a kitchen towel holder as a base, added an aluminium tube on top of it, just the right height so as to support the size of the lid. Then I added another rube with a t-connector on top through which another tube (the length of the armor) goes. I used duct tape to connect this to the kitchen towel holder.

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    It looks very simple by itself but I'm not really concerned with how it looks coz it's gonna be covered anyway. Here it is with the armor and lid. As I said, you can't see it.

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    Hope this helps. :)
     
  3. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Is it just me? I'm only seeing the shot of the framework. No pic of the helmet and armor display.

    Clever use of over-the-counter components to put together that framework, though. :thumbsup
     
  4. GundamZeppelin

    GundamZeppelin Sr Member

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    If your anything like me and have no time to build a base grab a few boxes ;) . Here is an Old Pic of a helmet and armor i have long since sold
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    And a manniquin head.
     
  5. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    I like the idea of the cross shaped helmet and armor stand. Very innovative and quite simple and clever. :thumbsup
     
  6. bothanspy

    bothanspy Sr Member

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    Here's my little setup
     
  7. ob1al

    ob1al Sr Member

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    Here's a pic of mine from a year or two ago - I made a display stand for my old ESB helmet and armour out of PVC pipe and a PVC drain hopper turned upside down as the base of the stand. It was easy to make - I drilled out a hole on either side of the vertical pipe and pushed some thinner 1" pipe through to make the horizontal. Add a bit of foam padding and you are good to go:

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  8. kalkamel

    kalkamel Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(temponaut @ Jun 15 2006, 12:14 AM) [snapback]1261576[/snapback]</div>
    Sorry about that. :D Post edited to include pic of the framework with the lid and armor.
     
  9. temponaut

    temponaut Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(kalkamel @ Jun 15 2006, 11:47 AM) [snapback]1261862[/snapback]</div>
    I see it now... and it looks great. :eek :thumbsup

    And ob1al, I really like the way the color of your stand matches the armor. Very classy. :thumbsup

    Great displays, everybody. Makes me want to do one, too... :)
     
  10. jedi5150

    jedi5150 Well-Known Member

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    exactly what I needed to see, and exactly what I want to do.. THANKS....
     

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