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Ven
01-27-2008, 02:55 PM
title says it all.. I can't stand the waiting so took the initiative to start my own vader.

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28451

can anyone tell me this specs on this helmet?

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/medicomkid/mypics-2.jpg

ROTJ/ESB? what I'm hoping for.

MaulFan
01-27-2008, 03:11 PM
The dome looks a bit out of scale the the mask portion.

Ven
01-27-2008, 03:20 PM
my bad, it's the bad camera angle... I had it the lense too close.
heres a better picture.
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/medicomkid/Picture034.jpg

MaulFan
01-27-2008, 03:27 PM
Any chance of getting a profile shot? Something seems odd about the angled portion of the dome, and I can't tell if it's seeint it out of black and full costume context or what.

As for the overall look, definitely feels like any film but ANH.

Ven
01-27-2008, 04:02 PM
Due note that the dome is not on securely
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/medicomkid/Picture010.jpg
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/medicomkid/Picture009-1.jpg
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/medicomkid/Picture006.jpg
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/medicomkid/Picture005-1.jpg
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/medicomkid/Picture004-1.jpg
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/medicomkid/Picture001.jpg

Estel
01-27-2008, 04:09 PM
Great start! Looks really good!

If you're going for the ESB/ROTJ look, I suggest you remove the peak of the dome between the eyes. It's this peak that distinguishes the ANH dome from the other two.

For more info you should definitely take a look here:

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/real_vader_props.htm

Ven
01-27-2008, 04:30 PM
so I should lower the dome so that the brow doesn't show right? thanks!

thank you so much for the link, I was studing the helmets for several minutes, and it is funny how these little differences can change the look of the helm so drastically.

MaulFan
01-27-2008, 04:31 PM
It looks good, my only curiousity is can it achieve this look from a lower angle, it's very defining of Vader to see him from this pov.

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/sepdec06/screenESBVAder01%20copy.jpg

Ven
01-27-2008, 04:40 PM
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/medicomkid/Picture012-1.jpg
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/medicomkid/Picture011.jpg
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/medicomkid/Picture013-3.jpg

well I tried. :lol

MaulFan
01-27-2008, 04:45 PM
Looks fine, once it's all black and glossed, should look really nice.

Ven
01-27-2008, 04:48 PM
I need to look for a predator body, I know getting a sideshow kamit is cheaper but I want the posibility and bulk of the predator..

what do you guys think?

I'm probbaly going to have to sew a cape... I want to get started but need measurements for the body..

MaulFan
01-27-2008, 04:51 PM
Depending on your plan, you might want to know how you're going to do his chest and shoulder armor before committing to a body.

Ven
01-27-2008, 04:54 PM
oh, I do.. I'm going to see if I can rework the ROTS ultimate villian armor, if all fails I'll probably contact hurricane and see if I can get a cast off one of his.

lerath666
01-27-2008, 05:24 PM
The ROTS Ultimate villian armor actualy fits a predator body just fine.
So do the boots... once you remove the feet....

Ven
01-27-2008, 05:35 PM
I think I might end up going with the DCD body.. it's ALOT easier to get ahold of... and I'll just shave it down like waht I did with my old medicom superman...

Natrix
01-27-2008, 05:44 PM
I think I might end up going with the DCD body.. it's ALOT easier to get ahold of... and I'll just shave it down like waht I did with my old medicom superman...

The armor looks too small on the DC body because of the massive shoulders/chest, I don't think any amount of reworking the body would help that not to mention the articulation and cut joints of the body. There are pics in the custom area of the DC body based Vader but I think the Predator body would be the perfect size.

Ven
01-27-2008, 05:47 PM
you have a point.. but I really don't think I can afford a predator body atm... but we'll see.. thanks

Billy
01-27-2008, 06:00 PM
The dome looks semi ANH because of the peak.

The facemask looks very rots.

Its the best 1/6 scale vader mask/helmet ive ever seen.

Billy

Ven
01-27-2008, 10:45 PM
now I'm searching for the right material to make the cape.

hurricane
01-28-2008, 07:38 PM
Looks good so far, just two things, one particualr i feel to all version of Vader except ROTS, the neck looks too long, ive added to pics to hopefully help.first is my full size costume ESB bucket,shows the neck gap from grill to edge, second a WIP (for me !!! gonna have me own vader :D)ANH vader, shows the much smaller chin vent found on the ANH version, if you want more info go here, http://www.darthphaeton.com/ANHhelmet.htm, dont click on home cos for some reason its down????http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/DSCF0811.jpg
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/DSCF0821.jpg

Ven
01-28-2008, 08:32 PM
I have shaved the neck down a bit since. thanks hurricane

hurricane
01-29-2008, 07:42 PM
title says it all.. I can't stand the waiting so took the initiative to start my own vader.

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28451

can anyone tell me this specs on this helmet?

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/medicomkid/mypics-2.jpg

ROTJ/ESB? what I'm hoping for.

this is , im pretty sure a recast of the kotobukiya ROTS helmet, i recognize the faults on the chin mesh and the fact the neck so long, plus the chin mesh is flush with the rest of the neck were all the other versions the vent is recessed

Ven
01-29-2008, 11:42 PM
it's so big though... doesn't seem like it.. I thought the koto's were a bit smaller, klike 1/7 scale.. this is perfectly 1/6th.

Ven
01-29-2008, 11:43 PM
I'm in the process of sanding down the neck.

hurricane
01-30-2008, 09:25 PM
it's so big though... doesn't seem like it.. I thought the koto's were a bit smaller, klike 1/7 scale.. this is perfectly 1/6th.

The ROTS koto is real big perfect for donating bits to a custom, the helmet with alot of dremeling will take a casted Crispy Ani head..........
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/DSCF0058-4.jpg

Ven
02-01-2008, 12:25 AM
beautiful....

Ven
02-06-2008, 07:30 PM
so, am I suppose to paint the whole dam thing a high gloss black? how come I see some pictures and parts of vader's helmet seems to be dark gun metal grey?

Natrix
02-06-2008, 08:11 PM
so, am I suppose to paint the whole dam thing a high gloss black? how come I see some pictures and parts of vader's helmet seems to be dark gun metal grey?

Yes, to be movie accurate parts of the helmet are gun metal grey. I remember seeing a diagram with the breakdown of what parts are black and what parts are grey but I don't know where anymore.

Ven
02-06-2008, 09:27 PM
dam! I need that picture!

iansilv
02-06-2008, 11:33 PM
vader has armor on his body

Ven
02-07-2008, 01:02 PM
anybody have that picture saved or anything?

Lord Vicious
02-07-2008, 03:31 PM
Hi Venakin, hope these are useful:

Ven
02-07-2008, 06:30 PM
thank you!!! thanks alot lord vicious that was very helpful.. but are you ****ting me man? dammit! I think I might just paint the whole thing a high gloss black.. rofl.

Les Walker
02-07-2008, 06:33 PM
I just discovered this thread...
Man! THAT is ONE HELL OF A VADER HELMET!
Bravo dude! Take the time to paint it the correct shades. Trust me! It will look ten times better if you do. That looks like the EpIV one too, what with the pointed brow. Take your time. Get the pattern right. You can do it! :rock

Ven
02-07-2008, 06:37 PM
any pro painters! Not with a brush I mean, should I primer this first?
I'm done sanding it down and this is final, gonna paint it soon.
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/medicomkid/mypics129.jpg

Ven
02-07-2008, 06:38 PM
finnaly les!! I thought you were not liking me anymore!! what do you think? I shaved the neck to look more ESB.

Les Walker
02-07-2008, 06:56 PM
finnaly les!! I thought you were not liking me anymore!! what do you think? I shaved the neck to look more ESB.

Not like you???! :confused: Where on Earth did you get that idea? :lol

I woulda kept it for an Ep IV one. That brow is too specific...but, it's your head. I would prime this one. It needs polishing too. layers of thin gloss black and metallic gunmetal on the mask, and polished black on the helm.
Best get an airbrush master to advise you on this one. I can hand paint the mask, but no way I would hand paint that helm!

Darthrazz
02-08-2008, 09:04 AM
Venny, where did you get that helmet? I'm thinking of getting one myself!

Ven
02-23-2008, 12:02 PM
expect a NEW 13" inch body created by my boy tony.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/medicomkid/Picture035-1.jpg

King Darkness
03-01-2008, 11:46 AM
:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

Nitro
03-01-2008, 11:49 AM
very nice!!! :rock2

DeadMan-Mart
03-01-2008, 02:48 PM
expect a NEW 13" inch body created by my boy tony.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/medicomkid/Picture035-1.jpgNice Job man!! Congratulation!

zoid2323
03-01-2008, 07:05 PM
Thats sweet!:D

Shalamar
03-02-2008, 11:09 AM
expect a NEW 13" inch body created by my boy tony.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/medicomkid/Picture035-1.jpg

Very nice! Looks like a RotS Vader. In that case, the neck of the helmet should be under the shoulder armor. (The helmet shouldn't be on top of the armor, rather the neck of the armor wraps around the neck of the helmet, unlike the OT Vaders.)

Collector Freak
03-02-2008, 11:31 AM
expect a NEW 13" inch body created by my boy tony.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u172/medicomkid/Picture035-1.jpg



The face should be longer, FYI. I wish I commented earlier to warn you.

Ven
03-03-2008, 07:11 PM
i'm making ROTJ.

Shalamar
03-03-2008, 09:03 PM
i'm making ROTJ.

Excellent.

Shorten the neck, and you'll need a different set of chest armor, and shoulder bells.