Vader Helmet sculpts

swingking03

New Member
HI. I am preparing to start this for my son. Can you share some tips? What material was used for the under suit? How did you make the belt boxes and buckle?
 

Haso

Jr Member
Hey all. Well it's been two months, so here's a small update. I've started to put some short vids up for the Kid Vader suit and helmet. I don't have much yet and haven't covered much either, but I'm just finding it harder atm to get the time to do the type of videos I wanted to, as I'm doing a bit of work on the house these weekends. I do plan to do a complete new rebuild of the suit though, and I'll be filming as I go, so stay tuned.
Anyway, just a modest start for some quick video posts, I just created a channel to put these up so it's all pretty new...there will be more updates on both the helmet and Kid Vader as I go, and as I said, as I start a new Kid Vader suit I'll be filming that, with templates.

Here's the link to the vids so far:
MadDadHaso
 

Frogfreak

Sr Member
Hey all. Well it's been two months, so here's a small update. I've started to put some short vids up for the Kid Vader suit and helmet. I don't have much yet and haven't covered much either, but I'm just finding it harder atm to get the time to do the type of videos I wanted to, as I'm doing a bit of work on the house these weekends. I do plan to do a complete new rebuild of the suit though, and I'll be filming as I go, so stay tuned.
Anyway, just a modest start for some quick video posts, I just created a channel to put these up so it's all pretty new...there will be more updates on both the helmet and Kid Vader as I go, and as I said, as I start a new Kid Vader suit I'll be filming that, with templates.

Here's the link to the vids so far:
MadDadHaso


Awesome! I've now watched the vids and they're great!
 

Haso

Jr Member
Thanks guys. I've taken some templates from the helmet to put out to everyone for a quick, simple eva foam build version of it. I just need to fine tune these, do a test build with them, then I'll do some video while I make one and post up with templates.
I've had a couple of people ask for tips and templates overall so I'll try to oblige. And if you want you can take them further and put some fiberglass over them or tweak to your taste. With the helmet, you could pair it with any old mask underneath to get something going for a costume.
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Frogfreak

Sr Member
Thanks guys. I've taken some templates from the helmet to put out to everyone for a quick, simple eva foam build version of it. I just need to fine tune these, do a test build with them, then I'll do some video while I make one and post up with templates.
I've had a couple of people ask for tips and templates overall so I'll try to oblige. And if you want you can take them further and put some fiberglass over them or tweak to your taste. With the helmet, you could pair it with any old mask underneath to get something going for a costume.
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I will definitely use the templates when they're done!
 

Psab keel

Legendary Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Thank you for these! I really enjoy seeing your work. It's so great to have an alternate size for those of us who aren't built like Dave Prowse.
 

Haso

Jr Member
anything new?

Yes...here's the first cast of the kid-sized helmet (minus the tusk ends that I've since made too). I've placed the adult-sized clay sculpt on hiatus for now while we're in lockdown, more because I'm distracted with other stuff to do around the house right now. I'll get back into it.

I think the kid Vader version is around 80-85% of what I've estimated is full size, but that's just an educated guess.

The first Kid Vader on far right, the master cast of it in the centre which I'm making some adjustments on it for a new mold, and adult-sized still being sculpted:
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Frogfreak

Sr Member
Yes...here's the first cast of the kid-sized helmet (minus the tusk ends that I've since made too). I've placed the adult-sized clay sculpt on hiatus for now while we're in lockdown, more because I'm distracted with other stuff to do around the house right now. I'll get back into it.

I think the kid Vader version is around 80-85% of what I've estimated is full size, but that's just an educated guess.

The first Kid Vader on far right, the master cast of it in the centre which I'm making some adjustments on it for a new mold, and adult-sized still being sculpted:
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Awesome!
 

Haso

Jr Member
It's been a while, but I've been working on two Vader sculpts - an adult-sized near 1:1 scale ANH, and a kids-sized ANH. By my estimates the scales are approx 95% full size for the adult, and about 85% full size for the kids.
But today, I will just present the master cast adult's ANH mask which I will use to make the actual 'production' mold for these. As well, I'm now able to finish the helmet to go on this one; I needed to get to this point of the mask so that the helmet can be done over the mask, especially so the brow area can be sculpted around the eyes. I will be using my kid-sized helmet I've sculpted as an armature for this bigger scale version. So here it is, my adult ANH Vader mask, painted up to give a better idea of look:
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...and just to indicate the final form, here it is under a Rubies helmet. The Rubies helmet is too big, but it gives you an idea of the finished look...it was hard to hold it up at a good angle so this is the best shot I could get, as the two don't attach together.

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edit: I forgot to add, I did a quick YT vid of me destroying the clay sculpt to show that it was a sculpt from scratch, no recasting or building over another form here:

 
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Frogfreak

Sr Member
It's been a while, but I've been working on two Vader sculpts - an adult-sized near 1:1 scale ANH, and a kids-sized ANH. By my estimates the scales are approx 95% full size for the adult, and about 85% full size for the kids.
But today, I will just present the master cast adult's ANH mask which I will use to make the actual 'production' mold for these. As well, I'm now able to finish the helmet to go on this one; I needed to get to this point of the mask so that the helmet can be done over the mask, especially so the brow area can be sculpted around the eyes. I will be using my kid-sized helmet I've sculpted as an armature for this bigger scale version. So here it is, my adult ANH Vader mask, painted up to give a better idea of look:
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...and just to indicate the final form, here it is under a Rubies helmet. The Rubies helmet is too big, but it gives you an idea of the finished look...it was hard to hold it up at a good angle so this is the best shot I could get, as the two don't attach together.

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It's so pretty! :love:
 

Psab keel

Legendary Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Exceptional work as always. Will these adult versions be slightly scaled down to accommodate those of us who aren't as big as David Prowse? Because if you do a run of these I may just have to get in on that!!
 

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