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Crimsonbob
09-01-2009, 08:07 AM
Yay im glad you got him eventually :banana

jkno
09-01-2009, 08:48 AM
Yay im glad you got him eventually :banana

Me too, me too :)

Crimsonbob
09-01-2009, 08:54 AM
I was lucky mine was ok straight out of the box, but some of you guys have had a rough ride.

abake
09-01-2009, 09:44 AM
Good things come to those who wait!
Congrats jkno.

jkno
09-01-2009, 11:18 AM
Good things come to those who wait!
Congrats jkno.

Thanks, I already partially modded his helmet but will take some pics later

tylerdurden
09-01-2009, 10:03 PM
sorry to hear about the broken saber, jkno.

actually, i prefer to display vader with his unlit saber. it just looks more real. the red plastic blade just immediately breaks the illusion of realism, imo.

jkno
09-01-2009, 11:51 PM
sorry to hear about the broken saber, jkno.

actually, i prefer to display vader with his unlit saber. it just looks more real. the red plastic blade just immediately breaks the illusion of realism, imo.


I also prefer the figures to be displayed with the unlit sabers. The only ones having lit lightsabers are the statues with unremovable sabers

Shanester
09-02-2009, 06:46 AM
Congrats jkno, he looks great!

Commtech
09-02-2009, 08:28 AM
Yes, congratulations on your Vader, jkno!!!

jkno
09-02-2009, 10:55 AM
Thanks :) :)

RJMacReady16
09-02-2009, 07:13 PM
Finally bagged one today at a Hastings, and although I'm sure that the topic's been discussed endlessly at this point...

Holy God he's way too tall. WAY too tall.

I planned on getting the reactor station dio to pose him with Bespin Luke but that's out the freaking window unless there's an easy remedy to his gigantism?? Any advice would be freaking sweet.

Other than that...as a stand-alone piece on my bookshelf...he's beautiful. Easily one of my favorite pieces, although he won't be able to stand alongside my other Star Wars nerds...

automaton
09-03-2009, 01:46 AM
seems like most are content with Vader's height, but as i mentioned in a previous post, i am looking for a saw.

shocktrooper_au
09-03-2009, 01:52 AM
Yeah it is tall, though I redressed it again for the 4th time last night and managed to get the legs to pop on better, his legs look a lot less lanky now, Just relised it's probably the same proportion the Hasbro Vader is to other Hasbro figures LOL!

abake
09-03-2009, 08:41 AM
Yeah, it's a shame indeed.
I got Piett yesterday, and standing him next to Vader is ridiculous.
Oh well.
I would like to see what mods Hurricane can come up with. I mean, the proportions of the figure itself seem pretty right, so I would be weary of sawing segments off.

Crimsonbob
09-03-2009, 10:01 AM
looking at 1 of my preds and vader, a pred body wouldn't fit its too short and bulky for vaders gear.

thenammagazine
09-03-2009, 10:05 AM
Has anyone tried transferring him onto a different body, like the Hot Toys Pred?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hot-Toys-12-1-6-Predator-1-Nude-Body-Sideshow-Medicom_W0QQitemZ320419760771QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH _DefaultDomain_0?hash=item4a9a818a83&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

I actually considered that. But as Crimsonbob says, the bodysuit is tailored for the Sideshow Vader body which is considerably slimmer than the Predator body. Then there's the whole nightmare of porting over the head, hands, feet, extending the belt, etc. to consider. When all is said and done, he's better off left alone, than adding on another $50 via Predator body only to wind up picking up another Vader when it doesn't work and all the parts are destroyed from the attempt.

Crimsonbob
09-03-2009, 10:06 AM
Aye the pred thighs are nearly twice the size of vaders alone, and you cant carve up a pred body its too thin plastic wise.

JustinLuck
09-03-2009, 11:47 AM
Now is the stormtrooper really shorter than Jedi Luke?

Um, yeah, that must be the deleted scene where Leia is in stormtrooper disguise...

Better now? :D

http://i26.tinypic.com/sll91e.jpg

abake
09-03-2009, 01:38 PM
Cool photo!

Wor-Gar
09-03-2009, 01:49 PM
Gotcha...well he still looks fantastic on his own, so I will leave him be. I just hunch him over a bit (as he did anyway, looking down at people in the movies) and I am happy with the way he looks.
http://i31.tinypic.com/2edqlw5.jpg

Not sure how crouched he is to achieve this look, but Vader looks great there.

Now is the stormtrooper really shorter than Jedi Luke?

MicroJow
09-03-2009, 06:02 PM
Finally got around to doing the 'mod. Much happier with the look of the helmet now. Still not perfect (would have liked that pointy widow's peak) but it'll do!

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/1183/dsc02237m.jpg (http://img42.imageshack.us/i/dsc02237m.jpg/)

http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/6258/dsc02236.jpg (http://img2.imageshack.us/i/dsc02236.jpg/)

- J

Shanester
09-04-2009, 07:27 AM
Nice work Microjow. That head lloks nice. Did you repaint the dome?

MicroJow
09-04-2009, 09:48 AM
No painting - just sanded out the ribbing on the inside of the dome so it rests directly upon the face mask. I also heated up the dome by placing a row of paper towels pieces (about 5 thick) on either side of the inside of the flare, poured some boiling water from a tea kettle onto the towels, waited about a minute, then pulled to widen the flare ever so slightly... then I dunked the whole thing in cold water to solid it up. I rubbed the whole dome down once with the same hot compress to remove a VERY LITTLE bit of the gloss.

- J

Deak Starkiller
09-04-2009, 10:17 AM
No painting - just sanded out the ribbing on the inside of the dome so it rests directly upon the face mask. I also heated up the dome by placing a row of paper towels pieces (about 5 thick) on either side of the inside of the flare, poured some boiling water from a tea kettle onto the towels, waited about a minute, then pulled to widen the flare ever so slightly... then I dunked the whole thing in cold water to solid it up. I rubbed the whole dome down once with the same hot compress to remove a VERY LITTLE bit of the gloss.

- J

That looks fantastic man! :rock

eczamurai
09-06-2009, 01:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTs41zOeOro

just for fun! :D

Dorgmal Snow
09-11-2009, 05:51 AM
Crimsonbob sent me a Capt A to play with Vader.... Capt lost :)


<a href="http://s441.photobucket.com/albums/qq132/Dorgmal/Tantive%20IV/?action=view&current=Tantive3.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq132/Dorgmal/Tantive%20IV/Tantive3.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s441.photobucket.com/albums/qq132/Dorgmal/Tantive%20IV/?action=view&current=Tantive3.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq132/Dorgmal/Tantive%20IV/Tantive4.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Crimsonbob
09-11-2009, 06:07 AM
Yay u got it love the piccie m8 :D

galactiboy
09-11-2009, 06:42 AM
Got my replacement pointer hand from Sideshow yesterday! Thanks to their CS :rock

Also, if anyone wants a slightly damaged exclusive hand for free (the peg is warped, but still can fit on Vader) let me know and I'll send it off to you :duff

Crimsonbob
09-11-2009, 06:46 AM
Send it to Dorgmal he likes shiny things n what not :D

galactiboy
09-11-2009, 06:46 AM
Dorgs is a good candidate... I'll see if he needs one :duff

Crimsonbob
09-11-2009, 06:49 AM
Good man and very generous of u :D

galactiboy
09-11-2009, 06:56 AM
Well it was free to me, so don't mind sharing the love.

And this one's going to Dorg :rock

pixletwin
09-11-2009, 06:58 AM
Dorgs great pic. Its amazing how much a simple backdrop can enhance a display. :rock

Crimsonbob
09-11-2009, 06:59 AM
Yay :chew:banana::elefant:mexwave

Dorgmal Snow
09-11-2009, 07:02 AM
Yeepppeee, I am having such a great week cheers Galactiboy:)


<a href="http://s441.photobucket.com/albums/qq132/Dorgmal/?action=view&current=vader-2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq132/Dorgmal/vader-2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Cheers Pix, I started to draw up the Tantive V corridor for a dio.... still got loads to do... but v happy

galactiboy
09-11-2009, 07:04 AM
:lol :lol :lol :lol

That is just crazy man... something that funny makes me wish I could give away hands everyday :lol

barryo
09-11-2009, 09:04 PM
:lol :lol :lol :lol

That is just crazy man... something that funny makes me wish I could give away hands everyday :lol

just rent a seal wearing a yellow bow tie......:monkey3............:lol

shocktrooper_au
09-11-2009, 11:41 PM
Well finally got the courage to do the helmet mod on My Vader, I'd done just about everything else like raising the shoulder armour & padding it out so why not.
I didn't go as extreme as some but now the hard part is done I can go back anytime and adjust it some more. I rather like the way it turned out. sorry for the bad pics

LOPIE
09-12-2009, 01:37 AM
The ultimate betrayal..

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/lopie/12-2.jpg
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/lopie/13-1.jpg
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/lopie/14-1.jpg
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/lopie/15-1.jpg
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/lopie/17-1.jpg

morbidaj
09-12-2009, 07:08 AM
Was playing around last night and tried out this ghetto mod to the helmet that looks decent enough (for me anyway) at the distance where he is being displayed. I wanted to "extend" the dome to match the pics we saw at comic con last year. I popped the dome off and cut a piece of black/shiny electrical tape at the right length to match the edge of the helmet.. stuck it half way on, then wrapped that edge up along the underside.. then molded the path the helmet takes. I have left it on for a few days and taken it off.. no residue, so if something better comes along to make it look nicer... I'm not married to the mod.
http://www.fu-manchu.com/morbidaj/toys/vader2.jpg
http://www.fu-manchu.com/morbidaj/toys/vader1.jpg

Dorgmal Snow
09-12-2009, 08:07 AM
The ultimate betrayal..

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/lopie/12-2.jpg
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/lopie/13-1.jpg
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/lopie/14-1.jpg
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/lopie/15-1.jpg
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu327/lopie/17-1.jpg

Great pics Lopie, love Star KIller great custom

abake
09-12-2009, 04:31 PM
Great pics LOPIE!

Crimsonbob
09-12-2009, 05:03 PM
Great piccies guys :D

wax murderer
09-13-2009, 02:18 PM
Ok, here's my comparison between the Sideshow, Medicom and my own custom.My figure is to the left,Medi in the middle...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0010-5.jpg
The Medi looks like a kid next to the other 2.Detail wise, all 3 are pretty close,with one notable exeption...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0011-4.jpg
The Sideshow lacks the reveal aspect(as there was no reveal in Ep.4, this is not a huge issue)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0012-4.jpg
Here we see one of the weakest aspects of the Medi, a problem I call 'dropsy".The 'flippers' that are supposed to support the gloves,don't. You are almost better off not using them...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0015-3.jpg
Without the capes.The Medi's slightness is very apparent here.My custom is the bulkiest, being built on a modified Hasbro"electronic"body.I've improved his range of movement, but he's still quite limited compared to the other 2.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0014-3.jpg
Their weopons;Top to bottom,Sideshow, Medi, mine.The blades on the Medi and mine are removeable...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0016-4.jpg
Height and bulk comparison,custom and Sideshow.Also note the fuller robe on the custom;my wife doesn't do ANYTHING halfway...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0017-2.jpg
I'll be doing a bit of work on the Sideshow. He'll get the internal helmet fix,about 1/2 an inch of height taken off(probably in his torso and thighs) and the back of the codpiece paddedwith craft foam, as I think it's too flat...PS

Wor-Gar
09-13-2009, 02:24 PM
Ok, here's my comparison between the Sideshow, Medicom and my own custom.My figure is to the left,Medi in the middle...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0010-5.jpg
The Medi looks like a kid next to the other 2.Detail wise, all 3 are pretty close,with one notable exeption...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0011-4.jpg
The Sideshow lacks the reveal aspect(as there was no reveal in Ep.4, this is not a huge issue)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0012-4.jpg
Here we see one of the weakest aspects of the Medi, a problem I call 'dropsy".The 'flippers' that are supposed to support the gloves,don't. You are almost better off not using them...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0015-3.jpg
Without the capes.The Medi's slightness is very apparent here.My custom is the bulkiest, being built on a modified Hasbro"electronic"body.I've improved his range of movement, but he's still quite limited compared to the other 2.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0014-3.jpg
Their weopons;Top to bottom,Sideshow, Medi, mine.The blades on the Medi and mine are removeable...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0016-4.jpg
Height and bulk comparison,custom and Sideshow.Also note the fuller robe on the custom;my wife doesn't do ANYTHING halfway...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/PICT0017-2.jpg
I'll be doing a bit of work on the Sideshow. He'll get the internal helmet fix,about 1/2 an inch of height taken off(probably in his torso and thighs) and the back of the codpiece paddedwith craft foam, as I think it's too flat...PS


Terrific custom!

Got to ask: what did you use for the saber on yours? I LOVE the accurate orange color -- and in the light it seems to almost glow.

karamazov80
09-13-2009, 02:34 PM
Medicom Darthy is such a cute little guy.

abake
09-13-2009, 03:07 PM
Great pics and comparison!
Your custom Vader looks great.

Commtech
09-13-2009, 03:13 PM
Your custom Vader is amazing. Looks a lot like the Hurricane Vader. It's the best of all three. Great Job! Congratulations.

drjedisith
09-13-2009, 03:18 PM
bravo on that custom vader man!!

wax murderer
09-13-2009, 03:43 PM
Wor-gar, my saber blade is a nearly stock fluorescent red plexiglass rod(sorry, I don't remember who I bought it from, but it was online).All I did was cut it to length, reduce one end to fit it into the handle and round off the other. I also have blue, yellow and green-they really rock under black light.One of these days I'm going to do a tapered blade for him...PS

jkno
09-14-2009, 05:51 AM
http://i27.tinypic.com/2laeykh.jpg

wax murderer
09-14-2009, 05:07 PM
Wor-gar, I got the rods from Pastruct;you can buy the rods individually, or in volume. I have packages of 20, if I'm remembering right...PS

katkuru
09-14-2009, 05:31 PM
http://i27.tinypic.com/2laeykh.jpg

That Vader in the middle is so cute! Always meant to get one of those. Are they still available?

Wor-Gar
09-14-2009, 05:34 PM
Wor-gar, I got the rods from Pastruct;you can buy the rods individually, or in volume. I have packages of 20, if I'm remembering right...PS

Cool, I'll check it out. Thanks! :)

It's under "strips & rods"? Solid fluorescent acrylic rods? What size in cc's? Sorry for all the questions.

MicroJow
09-14-2009, 05:36 PM
What IS the Vader in the middle? He looks like a 7-inch figure!

- J

jkno
09-15-2009, 10:32 AM
That Vader in the middle is so cute! Always meant to get one of those. Are they still available?


What IS the Vader in the middle? He looks like a 7-inch figure!

- J

That is the 8" Real Action Doll Darth Vader (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v226/sergiurusu/Medicom%20Hot%20Toys%20Takara%20collection/?start=240). A really cool figure especially if you get it for low price

http://www.hlj.com/product/TMD31140

http://www.toytokyo.com/shopping/index.php/page/product/product_id/8993

http://www.mugentoys.com/54755131140.html

The Ringer
09-15-2009, 10:34 AM
http://i27.tinypic.com/2laeykh.jpg

This picture needs subtitles. :lol

jkno
09-15-2009, 10:39 AM
This picture needs subtitles. :lol

Feel free to add them. Capture the essence :D It was supposed to be a funny pic after all ;)

shocktrooper_au
09-16-2009, 02:22 AM
Ok have finally settled on a pose.
I did start off with a more dynamic pose but decided it didn't suit ANH Vader so I went the imposing static Vader

EVILFACE
09-16-2009, 03:09 AM
Looks good. Did you lower the helmet?

shocktrooper_au
09-16-2009, 03:45 AM
Thanks Evilface!....it's had a couple of the mods including helmet lowered, shoulders raised, stomach paunched (lol) & general redressing, my only real issue now is the cape might need to be remade as it's slightly too short. the troops also had the armour mods, a coat of wax and the armour spacing out.

Wor-Gar
09-16-2009, 08:10 AM
helmet lowered, shoulders raised, stomach paunched (lol) & general redressing,

Those three things seem to make a world of difference. Looks awesome!

thundergod
09-16-2009, 11:32 AM
http://i27.tinypic.com/2laeykh.jpg
" It's not me or your Father you're letting down , it's yourself young man!"

Mad Old Lu
09-16-2009, 11:39 AM
http://i27.tinypic.com/2laeykh.jpg

Rock beats scissors!

jkno
09-16-2009, 12:06 PM
Rock beats scissors!


:lol:lol:lol

Jaycepticon
09-16-2009, 02:34 PM
Ok have finally settled on a pose.
I did start off with a more dynamic pose but decided it didn't suit ANH Vader so I went the imposing static Vader

those are some awesome stuff you got there. What do you have on the top shelves?

Valfar
09-16-2009, 03:25 PM
Ok have finally settled on a pose.
I did start off with a more dynamic pose but decided it didn't suit ANH Vader so I went the imposing static Vader

That is a great setup indeed, your Vader and Stormtroopers look really good after some little work done with them.

QuiGonFishing
09-16-2009, 09:06 PM
Ok have finally settled on a pose.
I did start off with a more dynamic pose but decided it didn't suit ANH Vader so I went the imposing static Vader

You've inspired me, Shock. Not only does your Vader look superb, but the poses you've done with Ben and Han are spot on! Can you give us a few more shots of them?

As for Vader, I heartily applaud your pose choice. I know we've only got one SS Vader at the moment (and we waited long enough for him), but this IS ANH Vader, after all. While I respect what others are doing in tucking the inner robe under the chest plate and going with the fist pumping or dramatic lightsaber stance Vader to get more of a ESB look, for my money the dynamic poses just don't work nearly as well for this particular piece.

There is at least as much if not more viceral impact of ANH Vader doing nothing more than just standing there with his arms at his sides than any wide-pose lightsaber wielding Koto inspired pose I've seen.

Stoic ANH Vader all the way! Love it!!

farrrs
09-16-2009, 09:26 PM
great setup shocktrooper! i need me a stormtrooper and a boba fett to go with my darth!

any chance of a boba coming in the near future from ssc!?!?

Jaycepticon
09-17-2009, 12:47 AM
any chance of a boba coming in the near future from ssc!?!?

don't worry, both Boba & Jango are coming soon from them

shocktrooper_au
09-17-2009, 01:29 AM
Thanks for the comments guys.... sorry too put them in this thread but they are part of my vader display..not too shabby for the good'ol buck..
Verbal unfortunately the top shelves aren't in as the helmets take too much space, I've put some thought into custom frames for my detolfs though so maybe one day I'll get those shelves back :P LOL the Han looks kinda funny in the 1st pic but it's just that one angle

thenammagazine
09-17-2009, 06:33 AM
don't worry, both Boba & Jango are coming soon from them

Don't know if I'd say "soon" exactly. The Fetts are big announcements that'll most likely be held for cons. Didn't they say in a Q&A that Boba was slated for the 2010 lineup?

MaulFan
09-17-2009, 07:30 AM
I don't recall any target dates, even as minimal as a year, for either Fett, just that they're coming, but you're right, certainly Boba at least, will be a Con show off, not sure about Jango, unless they did him and Boba at the same time. Since AOTC Obi-Wan and Mace Windu are already out, not sure who you could show off Jango with besides Boba to get that wow factor in a con display.

thenammagazine
09-17-2009, 08:08 AM
I don't recall any target dates, even as minimal as a year, for either Fett, just that they're coming, but you're right, certainly Boba at least, will be a Con show off, not sure about Jango, unless they did him and Boba at the same time. Since AOTC Obi-Wan and Mace Windu are already out, not sure who you could show off Jango with besides Boba to get that wow factor in a con display.

They did specifically mention that we'd be seeing Boba Fett in 2010, in a Q&A. Just because you don't recall, doesn't mean it didn't happen. Look it up. ;) As for Jango, what about Jango and little Boba 2-pack (for the Ex)? A perfect use for the decomposing Hobbit body and that'd certainly add a "WOW" factor to Jango and secure my preorder! :D

MaulFan
09-17-2009, 08:40 AM
Young Boba is no wow for me, probably not a lot of folks, not like Vader and Stormtroopers, Boba Fett with ESB Vader presumably. We're due for a really big showing at this year's con, if pattern holds, 2006 was the Jabba set up, 2008 was Vader and Stormies, not sure what they might do for 2010, but certainly ESB related is highly probable.

thenammagazine
09-17-2009, 08:49 AM
Young Boba is no wow for me, probably not a lot of folks, not like Vader and Stormtroopers, Boba Fett with ESB Vader presumably.

Eh, but for anyone who's not a close-minded OT elitist, he'd be a great offering. :lol Honestly, I'll be surprised if we see another Vader this soon. There're really only three more versions so they'd be smart to space them out. And with the difference between ANH and TESB Vaders being as minimal as it is, I'd really be surprised if that one specifically is announced next (likely ROTS, TESB and finally ROTJ). I think Boba will take the TESB throne for the 30th anniversary, with an Ex of 1980.

MaulFan
09-17-2009, 08:58 AM
It has nothing to do with close minded or OT favor, I love the PT, but young Boba just didn't do anything for me, nor his costume, not to spend more than Hasbro 4" figure money on, and seeing him at a show would have nowhere near the impact of other pairings of figures.

Which come to think of it, Count Dooku, Jango and Zam could be a good eye catching display.

karamazov80
09-17-2009, 08:58 AM
No silly young clone child needed, Sideshow (says the proudly closed minded, OT fan :D ).

thenammagazine
09-17-2009, 09:06 AM
It has nothing to do with close minded or OT favor, I love the PT, but young Boba just didn't do anything for me, nor his costume, not to spend more than Hasbro 4" figure money on, and seeing him at a show would have nowhere near the impact of other pairings of figures.

Which come to think of it, Count Dooku, Jango and Zam could be a good eye catching display.

Well then, good for you bub. As I've said many times, I'm eternally grateful to SSC that you're not in charge of character selection. The line would have no color. :lol

Personally, I think a young Boba would be great, and even better when posed holding Mace Windu's Ex. ;)

MaulFan
09-17-2009, 09:08 AM
I'm not saying don't make it, I'm glad Sideshow makes the obscure, otherwise I wouldn't have a Piett figure right now.

I'm just saying I don't find him that interesting and certainly for a lot of fans, he might be a nice buy, but as a con centerpiece he'd be a let down.

thenammagazine
09-17-2009, 09:19 AM
I'm not saying don't make it, I'm glad Sideshow makes the obscure, otherwise I wouldn't have a Piett figure right now.

I'm just saying I don't find him that interesting and certainly for a lot of fans, he might be a nice buy, but as a con centerpiece he'd be a let down.

For you, MF, for you. Incidentally, you've confused yourself or intentionally ignored my post content to suit your argument. I was referring to a Jango and young boba 2-pack as a nice exclusive for Jango (potentially at Toyfare), with TESB Boba Fett being the centerpiece for the 1:6 line at SDCC:

Eh, but for anyone who's not a close-minded OT elitist, he'd be a great offering. :lol Honestly, I'll be surprised if we see another Vader this soon. There're really only three more versions so they'd be smart to space them out. And with the difference between ANH and TESB Vaders being as minimal as it is, I'd really be surprised if that one specifically is announced next (likely ROTS, TESB and finally ROTJ). I think Boba will take the TESB throne for the 30th anniversary, with an Ex of 1980.
That was in response to your "centerpiece" post for SDCC. Unless you know of a version of TESB that had "young Boba" in it. :dunno :lol

MaulFan
09-17-2009, 09:29 AM
For you, MF, for you. Incidentally, you've confused yourself or intentionally ignored my post content to suit your argument. I was referring to a Jango and young boba 2-pack as a nice exclusive for Jango (potentially at Toyfare), with TESB Boba Fett being the centerpiece for the 1:6 line at SDCC:

You had responded to my comment about unveiling Jango where I was saying how I'm not sure how he could be a good centerpiece unlike Boba, and you said he could come with young Boba, so I rolled with that feeling that young Boba wouldn't help Jango stand out as a centerpiece. If you didn't mean for that, you should have said something like "well maybe not Jango at SDCC, but as a figure at some point, would be enhanced with the inclusion of a young Boba", then I'd have understood where you were going.

thenammagazine
09-17-2009, 09:32 AM
You had responded to my comment about unveiling Jango where I was saying how I'm not sure how he could be a good centerpiece unlike Boba, and you said he could come with young Boba, so I rolled with that feeling that young Boba wouldn't help Jango stand out as a centerpiece. If you didn't mean for that, you should have said something like "well maybe not Jango at SDCC, but as a figure at some point, would be enhanced with the inclusion of a young Boba", then I'd have understood where you were going.

Well, now you know. And knowing is half the battle. Now all we need are red lasers and blue lasers to have the other half. :p

MaulFan
09-17-2009, 09:41 AM
Well, now you know. And knowing is half the battle. Now all we need are red lasers and blue lasers to have the other half. :p

I get to be Serpentor :lol

thenammagazine
09-17-2009, 09:46 AM
I get to be Serpentor :lol

Snakes, gold tights and a green cape... why would you pick the gayest character?! :dunno:lol

MaulFan
09-17-2009, 09:47 AM
Because I have issues.

karamazov80
09-17-2009, 09:50 AM
Snakes, gold tights and a green cape... why would you pick the gayest character?! :dunno:lol

http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/gungho_full.jpg

thenammagazine
09-17-2009, 09:51 AM
Because I have issues.

You could still try out for the WWE. :huh


http://www.everydayshouldbesaturday.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/gungho_full.jpg

Yes, but there's a significant difference between being a "top" (Gung Ho), and a "bottom" (Serpentor). :lol

Billy Ray
09-17-2009, 09:53 AM
So...how bout that Vader?

karamazov80
09-17-2009, 09:54 AM
You want Vader?

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ov1vR6RVtkQ/Scy2zvgOtzI/AAAAAAAABOY/LKy1pHz2gMI/s400/02Vader.jpg

thenammagazine
09-17-2009, 09:56 AM
You want Vader?

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ov1vR6RVtkQ/Scy2zvgOtzI/AAAAAAAABOY/LKy1pHz2gMI/s400/02Vader.jpg

:lol:rotfl:lol:rotfl:lol You know how many people are probably like, WTF is that?! :lol

abake
09-17-2009, 10:17 AM
Young Boba is about as silly a choice for figure as I can imagine... with or without Jango.
If Jango came with a young Boba, I'd look for a loose Jango.

Anyway, back to Vader, quick question: when doing the helmet mod, is it enough just to dremel the ridges off the helmet or is it necessary to dremel the center-post away as well?
Thanks.

Darthgothikus
09-17-2009, 01:01 PM
Just Trying Dave's new picture upload technique!

Didn't work with my default browser (Safari) So trying Opera...http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/gallery/data/657/Vader_17.jpg
http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/gallery/data/657/Vader_15.jpg http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/gallery/data/657/Vader_16.jpg

Yup. Guess that works then.

abake
09-17-2009, 01:03 PM
Great pics man!

MaulFan
09-17-2009, 01:03 PM
What's your light source for the blue light?

Darthgothikus
09-17-2009, 03:15 PM
Hi Maul

I bought a set of cheapy studio lights and barn doors. They came with a set of coloured gel filters - I just popped the blue one in!

Cheers
DG

MaulFan
09-17-2009, 03:23 PM
Hi Maul

I bought a set of cheapy studio lights and barn doors. They came with a set of coloured gel filters - I just popped the blue one in!

Cheers
DG

Do you have a link to where you bought them? Or at least a link to the same product some where for reference?

Darthgothikus
09-17-2009, 03:31 PM
I'm just off to bed (11.30pm UK)

I'll dig out the details in the morning and PM you.

Cheers mate
DG

MaulFan
09-17-2009, 03:46 PM
I'm just off to bed (11.30pm UK)

I'll dig out the details in the morning and PM you.

Cheers mate
DG

Much appreciated :duff.

Editdroid
09-23-2009, 08:11 PM
[QUOTE=MaulFan;1753851]http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/38.jpg

Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but could someone identify the other 3 Vaders?

I just got my Sideshow Darth and I'm pretty pleased ... apart from the dome, of course ...

Anyways, I'm new to the 12 inch collecting, so please tell me what versions are the other three!

Thanks!

Lord Vicious
09-23-2009, 11:02 PM
The one the right is the 12 inch hasbro version, the small guy in the middle is the Medicom version, and the ugly one on the left that looks like he's been run over by a truck is another early Hasbro version (I think)

abake
09-24-2009, 08:01 AM
[QUOTE=MaulFan;1753851]http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/38.jpg

Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but could someone identify the other 3 Vaders?

I just got my Sideshow Darth and I'm pretty pleased ... apart from the dome, of course ...

Anyways, I'm new to the 12 inch collecting, so please tell me what versions are the other three!

Thanks!

Welcome aboard dude!
And get ready to lose alarmingly large amounts of cash alarmingly fast! 1/6 is a tough addiction... :lol

Lordscum
09-24-2009, 08:21 AM
[QUOTE=MaulFan;1753851]http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/38.jpg

Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but could someone identify the other 3 Vaders?

I just got my Sideshow Darth and I'm pretty pleased ... apart from the dome, of course ...

Anyways, I'm new to the 12 inch collecting, so please tell me what versions are the other three!

Thanks!

The other 3 are garbage .

Matt S
09-24-2009, 08:36 AM
Forgive me if this has been stated......how are some of you removing the dome part to lower it? Mine seems pretty darn secure....

Update: Got it. Took less than one min under a hairdryer.....just applied pressure and it came off easier than expected....

jkno
09-24-2009, 09:35 AM
The other 3 are garbage .

I agree BUT excepting the Medicom.

Crimsonbob
09-24-2009, 09:40 AM
Aye the medi vader is far from garbage he's just to small.

thenammagazine
09-24-2009, 09:58 AM
Aye the medi vader is far from garbage he's just to small.

And his hands fall off like he's a ^^^^ing leper.

Crimsonbob
09-24-2009, 10:00 AM
And his hands fall off like he's a ^^^^ing leper.

:rotfl:rotfl

abake
09-24-2009, 10:21 AM
And his hands fall off like he's a ^^^^ing leper.

While certainly not the strongest wrists, my Medi-Vader has never had a problem with the hands falling off...

thenammagazine
09-24-2009, 10:42 AM
While certainly not the strongest wrists, my Medi-Vader has never had a problem with the hands falling off...

Let me guess, ROTS version?

MaulFan
09-24-2009, 10:47 AM
I give Medicom kudos for trying the flipper idea, I'm sure back then it seemed like a good way to make gloves like Vader's swappable. You live you learn, made today, I'm sure Vader would be done the way Darth Maul was.

I'm glad with how Sideshow handled Vader's hands, works really well.

thenammagazine
09-24-2009, 11:02 AM
I give Medicom kudos for trying the flipper idea, I'm sure back then it seemed like a good way to make gloves like Vader's swappable. You live you learn, made today, I'm sure Vader would be done the way Darth Maul was.

I'm glad with how Sideshow handled Vader's hands, works really well.

I actually take kudos away for that. The failed design concept of the paddles should've been addressed on the prototype. My guess is they just tried them with the undressed body, not taking into consideration that the bodysuit's sleeve would push the hand off.

MaulFan
09-24-2009, 11:05 AM
It failed yes, but they at least tried instead of going a Hasbro route and permanently attaching just 2 hands. Every great idea starts out with a few failed tries. The Maul hands work great, they evolved from the failed flipper idea.

abake
09-24-2009, 12:30 PM
Let me guess, ROTS version?

Nope, I have the ROTJ Vader.

thenammagazine
09-24-2009, 01:16 PM
It failed yes, but they at least tried instead of going a Hasbro route and permanently attaching just 2 hands. Every great idea starts out with a few failed tries. The Maul hands work great, they evolved from the failed flipper idea.

The Maul is an overall nightmare. :lol From his gangly arms and neck, cheap material they used for his outfit, botched likeness and the Hasbro-ey saber and belt.... But no, Vader hands didn't evolve per-say, until the ROTS Vader. For Maul they just went with the standard RAH hand (released on previous figures), using bracelets to simulate the rest of the glove.


Nope, I have the ROTJ Vader.

Well, you must be like the only one then. :dunno

MaulFan
09-24-2009, 01:18 PM
The Maul is an overall nightmare. :lol

Well I was just talking about how to handle glove swapping and getting posability if possible, which they did, the overall figure I won't get into here :lol

pixletwin
09-24-2009, 01:26 PM
It failed yes, but they at least tried instead of going a Hasbro route and permanently attaching just 2 hands. Every great idea starts out with a few failed tries. The Maul hands work great, they evolved from the failed flipper idea.

Yep. The evolved right into the crappy ROTS Vader whose hands fell off if you even looked at the wrong.

(I know you were talking about Maul's hands, but I just can't resist... as much as I loved my ROTS Vader, those hands were a bizatch to keep tabs on). :D

MaulFan
09-24-2009, 01:38 PM
Never had the ROTS one, at the time, it was hard enough finding ROTJ for a decent price.

Q
09-24-2009, 01:48 PM
Hello,

Where do I find the thread or info for the Helmet Mod to the Sideshow Darth Vader? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

thenammagazine
09-24-2009, 04:04 PM
Hello,

Where do I find the thread or info for the Helmet Mod to the Sideshow Darth Vader? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

Here. Just scroll back about 30-50 or so pages.

Commtech
09-24-2009, 04:37 PM
Hello,

Where do I find the thread or info for the Helmet Mod to the Sideshow Darth Vader? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,


Come on Rolando! You are good at customizing. You don't need help. Just pop off the helmet and you'll know what to do! (dremel away all the ridges and glue back the helmet. That's it!).

***** UPDATE *****

I copy-pasted these brief instructions that I posted at Rebelscum. Hope it helps:




so after you take the helmet off, then what? Seems as though it only goes so far down and no difference is seen. Do you need to snip the peg a little underneath the dome? Did you use a lighter to widen it? Thanks, btw nice pic.

"You have to shave all the ridges that are on the inside. Shave also the glue spots, you will have to apply glue later on them when you are done. All this shaving of the stuff inside will make the dome deeper and have more room for the head. I did snip the peg a little bit and dremmeled around it so it would go deeper into the hole that's on the head. Also, I didn't feel it was necessary to widen or "flare out" the helmet. Looks good as it is. Finally, use strong glue on the old glue spots, place the dome back firmly and let it dry. Hope this helps."

Don't go too low when you position the dome. Go more or less like in this picture:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC01575.jpg

Admiral T. Jurisdiction
09-24-2009, 07:51 PM
Hi everyone.

New member here, but I've been lurking for a while. I just got my Vader last week but was rather disappointed with the poor (nonexistent) articulation in the ankle area. I feel that this severely limits the posing, and was looking to correct this with some modding. Does anyone know if either of these two would be suitable replacements for Vader's boots?

http://www.monkeydepot.com/Boots_Newline_Miniatures_Tall_Officer_NCO_Type_p/nl0026-i111.htm

http://www.monkeydepot.com/Boots_Toys_City_German_WWII_Officer_NCO_Jackboots_ p/tcl0053-xb184.htm

Many thanks in advance :)

Editdroid
09-24-2009, 09:16 PM
Come on Rolando! You are good at customizing. You don't need help. Just pop off the helmet and you'll know what to do! (dremel away all the ridges and glue back the helmet. That's it!).

***** UPDATE *****

I copy-pasted these brief instructions that I posted at Rebelscum. Hope it helps:



"You have to shave all the ridges that are on the inside. Shave also the glue spots, you will have to apply glue later on them when you are done. All this shaving of the stuff inside will make the dome deeper and have more room for the head. I did snip the peg a little bit and dremmeled around it so it would go deeper into the hole that's on the head. Also, I didn't feel it was necessary to widen or "flare out" the helmet. Looks good as it is. Finally, use strong glue on the old glue spots, place the dome back firmly and let it dry. Hope this helps."

Don't go too low when you position the dome. Go more or less like in this picture:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC01575.jpg

Impressive ... most impressive. ;) Would you mind getting a picture of the figure facing straight ahead at the camera?

Thanks!

Commtech
09-24-2009, 09:26 PM
Hi everyone.

New member here, but I've been lurking for a while. I just got my Vader last week but was rather disappointed with the poor (nonexistent) articulation in the ankle area. I feel that this severely limits the posing, and was looking to correct this with some modding. Does anyone know if either of these two would be suitable replacements for Vader's boots?

http://www.monkeydepot.com/Boots_Newline_Miniatures_Tall_Officer_NCO_Type_p/nl0026-i111.htm

http://www.monkeydepot.com/Boots_Toys_City_German_WWII_Officer_NCO_Jackboots_ p/tcl0053-xb184.htm

Many thanks in advance :)




The boots in the first link are the exact ones that member Hurricane* uses for his wonderful custom Vaders. You can use those but then you will have to worry about the chin guards. I guess you could cut out and separate the original ones from the original boot, then just add straps and put them on the new boots.



*To see Hurricane's Vaders, check out the "Vaderville" thread:
http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31473&page=39

Commtech
09-24-2009, 09:29 PM
Impressive ... most impressive. ;) Would you mind getting a picture of the figure facing straight ahead at the camera?

Thanks!

Here:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC01578.jpg

thenammagazine
09-24-2009, 10:03 PM
Does Vader even have feet? I haven't had the need to check mine, but given the armored bodies have been using molded shoes as feet, it wouldn't surprise me if Vader followed the tradition.

MaulFan
09-24-2009, 10:20 PM
As solid as Vader's boots seem, I think the legs just plug in, I'm not sure boots soft enough to go over feet could support his weight.

Admiral T. Jurisdiction
09-24-2009, 10:38 PM
The boots in the first link are the exact ones that member Hurricane* uses for his wonderful custom Vaders. You can use those but then you will have to worry about the chin guards. I guess you could cut out and separate the original ones from the original boot, then just add straps and put them on the new boots.



*To see Hurricane's Vaders, check out the "Vaderville" thread:
http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31473&page=39

Hi Commtech.

I would have thought that the jackboots would be the better of the two, but the first ones look to be slightly better quality. The shin guards will be a piece of cake. I'm not too worried about Vader's weight on the ankles, I'm used to tackling issues like that.

abake
09-25-2009, 08:25 AM
Looking forward to seeing the result of your customization!

Editdroid
09-25-2009, 09:13 AM
Here:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC01578.jpg

Nice ... But I must say it seems to be a lot of (risky) effort to get the helmet down by 1 or 2 millimeters ...

My main issue with this SC version is that it won't look as distinctive when the ESB version comes out.

thenammagazine
09-25-2009, 11:52 AM
Nice ... But I must say it seems to be a lot of (risky) effort to get the helmet down by 1 or 2 millimeters ...

My main issue with this SC version is that it won't look as distinctive when the ESB version comes out.

:lecture:lecture:lecture Plus, and I stress IMO, it makes his overall head look smushed like Hasbro's old 1-piece 1:6 Vader's head.

Commtech
09-25-2009, 12:06 PM
:lecture:lecture:lecture Plus, and I stress IMO, it makes his overall head look smushed like Hasbro's old 1-piece 1:6 Vader's head.

It's funny, but I always thought the opposite. Before the mod, it has the same googly eyes and protruding mouth as the Hasbro Vader. Kind of like everything was pushed forward. Plus, the exposed brows and silly happy face expression is the same as the Hasbro Vader. The mod gives it depth and character to the expression. You would need to see the difference in person. It's like night and day. But like you said, it's different opinions/tastes. If you are happy with Vader as is, then good for you.:vader\


Here are the before and after pics:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/Picture7.pnghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC01575.jpg

thenammagazine
09-25-2009, 12:19 PM
It's funny, but I always thought the opposite. Before the mod, it has the same googly eyes and protruding mouth as the Hasbro Vader. Kind of like everything was pushed forward. Plus, the exposed brows and silly happy face expression is the same as the Hasbro Vader. The mod gives it depth and character to the expression. You would need to see the difference in person. It's like night and day. But like you said, it's different opinions/tastes. If you are happy with Vader as is, then good for you.:vader\


Here are the before and after pics:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/Picture7.pnghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC01575.jpg

For me it has everything to do with the height of the dome. Unfortunately, the height is accurate, but the length of the bottom is too short. While the mod makes it appear lower, you lose the height with it. :(

AngryEwok
09-25-2009, 12:24 PM
No offense to anyone, but USUALLY I tend to actually like the original more than the modded.

MaulFan
09-25-2009, 12:44 PM
For me it has everything to do with the height of the dome. Unfortunately, the height is accurate, but the length of the bottom is too short. While the mod makes it appear lower, you lose the height with it. :(

That's why I've never considered the mod, while it makes the flared end fall into a more proper location, as you say, it also moves the part that is in the right place lower and takes away from that, I like it better with the flare riding a little higher and the rest looking where it needs to be, I think the face of the mask looks better that way, and with a proper pose, you can hide the flare end enough.

Commtech
09-25-2009, 12:50 PM
Just want to remind you guys that the prototype that Sideshow showed at comic con 2008 had the dome placed just like the modded Vaders you've seen here. But, as always, the actual production pieces differ from the prototype (prototype usually being more accurate).

Here's a movie still from ANH:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/Picture8.png

and my Vader flanked by 2 stormies:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC01671R.jpg

Commtech
09-25-2009, 12:55 PM
That's why I've never considered the mod, while it makes the flared end fall into a more proper location, as you say, it also moves the part that is in the right place lower and takes away from that, I like it better with the flare riding a little higher and the rest looking where it needs to be, I think the face of the mask looks better that way, and with a proper pose, you can hide the flare end enough.

I know what you mean Maul fan, but to me it was more important to cover those brows and push everything back into the dome so it wouldn't stick out. I think everyone has a different perception of Vader in their heads. Ultimately, with or without mod, the SSC is not a 100% accurate representation of Vader as seen in the movies. But still, the best Vader yet made by a big company.

thenammagazine
09-25-2009, 01:09 PM
Just want to remind you guys that the prototype that Sideshow showed at comic con 2008 had the dome placed just like the modded Vaders you've seen here. But, as always, the actual production pieces differ from the prototype (prototype usually being more accurate).

From what I saw, the prototype at SDCC had a longer helmet, and while it may have been rotated correctly, it still rode the head nice and high, like the production piece and the overall shape wasn't the "smooshed" look of the custom. If what you said was true, there'd be no reason to cut down the helmet to make it sit lower as is done in the mod to get that look. So I'm not sure what you're talking about. :huh

MaulFan
09-25-2009, 01:11 PM
The dome was longer in the back on the SDCC proto, and where the eyebrows fell on the face looks very minutely different from where the production helmet rests.

http://www.rebelscum.com/2008/IMG_1984.JPG

Commtech
09-25-2009, 01:16 PM
Oh $h!t! You are right! It even has the sides flared. Haven't seen that Vader picture in a long time. That looks fantastic! I don't know why we didn't get that instead.:(

Oh well, I still like my "smooshed" Vader way better than the googly eyed, happy faced pre-moded version.

MaulFan
09-25-2009, 01:18 PM
It's all a matter of personal preference, I was just expressing that I share Nam's POV on the matter.

Other than the flaring in the back of the dome, the final product looks spot on to what was to be expected from Comic Con.

thenammagazine
09-25-2009, 01:21 PM
It's all a matter of personal preference, I was just expressing that I share Nam's POV on the matter.

Other than the flaring in the back of the dome, the final product looks spot on to what was to be expected from Comic Con.

:lecture:lecture:lecture And in my post I stressed that it was only my opinion, so that this wouldn't turn into a better/worse debate/flame war. If modded floats your boat, go sailing! Please don't get offended. I just prefer the stock look. :D

MaulFan
09-25-2009, 01:27 PM
Speaking of the helmet, I'm really anxious to see ROTJ, or even ROTS, tackled to see how Sideshow handles the removal. The current attachment for the dome won't work because it'd have to jab into poor Anakin's head, so it'll probably be a modified version, but I'm more curious how the face plate will be handled. It stays on fine, but I'm not a fan of how Medicom has the tabs showing after it's pulled away.

thenammagazine
09-25-2009, 01:44 PM
Speaking of the helmet, I'm really anxious to see ROTJ, or even ROTS, tackled to see how Sideshow handles the removal. The current attachment for the dome won't work because it'd have to jab into poor Anakin's head, so it'll probably be a modified version, but I'm more curious how the face plate will be handled. It stays on fine, but I'm not a fan of how Medicom has the tabs showing after it's pulled away.

Though I'd easily forgive that if they pull it off in proper 1:6 as good as Medicom did in their scale.

MaulFan
09-25-2009, 01:49 PM
It is a small thing, but if they can even avoid that, all the better. I just want to match the function from the movie, not the swappable head idea that's been tossed around.

shocktrooper_au
09-25-2009, 05:55 PM
Just a comment on the Helmet mod (if this was ESB Vader I'd be happy not to do it), I tried to leave it be and not do it, but over the couple of weeks I had this figure it bugged me more & more. Everytime I looked at this figure I had a nagging dislike with it (I didn't even like looking at the figure to tell the truth), until I did the mods, now I can't stop looking at it, LOL... again it's purely the ANH vrs ESB for me, if it was sold to me as the ESB I probably wouldn't have faulted it.

samueljd
10-04-2009, 09:41 AM
I'm finally getting around to posting my modified Vader. He looks much better now IMHO. I just couldn't live with the gangly body and overly-stiff legs. Now he's a smidge shorter (which I think makes him perfect) and looks beefed up and not so lanky. Plus I tried a second very beefy body just for grins.

On the DCD Dr. Manhattan body just for grins

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderBody.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderBodySide.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderBodySideClose.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderBodyClose.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderDCDclose.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderDCDprofile.jpg

samueljd
10-04-2009, 09:45 AM
Here's my actual mod:

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/Vaderbody-1.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderBodySide-1.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderClose.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderDone.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderDoneSide.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderTrooper.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderDoneClose.jpg

katkuru
10-04-2009, 12:55 PM
So what body did you end up using?


Here's my actual mod:

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/Vaderbody-1.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderBodySide-1.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderClose.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderDone.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderDoneSide.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderTrooper.jpg

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv135/samueljd73/SciFi/Star%20Wars/VaderDoneClose.jpg

samueljd
10-04-2009, 02:36 PM
So what body did you end up using?

It's actually an amalgamation of a couple bodies. I started with the Hot Toys Briareos body, because he has the bulkier arms, shoulder, and legs I was looking for. The problem was the neck sat too high, and the calves had built-in boot feet. I used the regular Vader torso and forearms, added the Briareos arms and modded them with fishers from the hardware store to fit properly on the SS Vader shoulder joints and forearms. I added Predator 1 calves to fit the Vader boots and now I have a figure with tighter joints, a more authentic Prowse physique body, more accurate height, and better pose-ability and articulation.

shockwave
10-04-2009, 03:40 PM
It's actually an amalgamation of a couple bodies. I started with the Hot Toys Briareos body, because he has the bulkier arms, shoulder, and legs I was looking for. The problem was the neck sat too high, and the calves had built-in boot feet. I used the regular Vader torso and forearms, added the Briareos arms and modded them with fishers from the hardware store to fit properly on the SS Vader shoulder joints and forearms. I added Predator 1 calves to fit the Vader boots and now I have a figure with tighter joints, a more authentic Prowse physique body, more accurate height, and better pose-ability and articulation.

Whoa :clap good job w/the mod.

katkuru
10-04-2009, 06:12 PM
Ah, any pictures of the Moded body? He looks great, much more fuller than the original. Did you also have to mod the jumpsuit?



It's actually an amalgamation of a couple bodies. I started with the Hot Toys Briareos body, because he has the bulkier arms, shoulder, and legs I was looking for. The problem was the neck sat too high, and the calves had built-in boot feet. I used the regular Vader torso and forearms, added the Briareos arms and modded them with fishers from the hardware store to fit properly on the SS Vader shoulder joints and forearms. I added Predator 1 calves to fit the Vader boots and now I have a figure with tighter joints, a more authentic Prowse physique body, more accurate height, and better pose-ability and articulation.

samueljd
10-04-2009, 07:23 PM
Ah, any pictures of the Moded body? He looks great, much more fuller than the original. Did you also have to mod the jumpsuit?

No changes necessary to the jumpsuit, it has a bit of room to stretch out. In fact, one of the main things that bothered me was that the jumpsuit looked baggy on his regular body. Sorry, I don't want to take the outfit off now, I thought about how I forgot to take pics after finishing the modification. The body does look great under the jumpsuit though (I might do it, if I feel like taking him apart again).

Valfar
10-04-2009, 07:34 PM
It's funny, but I always thought the opposite. Before the mod, it has the same googly eyes and protruding mouth as the Hasbro Vader. Kind of like everything was pushed forward. Plus, the exposed brows and silly happy face expression is the same as the Hasbro Vader. The mod gives it depth and character to the expression. You would need to see the difference in person. It's like night and day. But like you said, it's different opinions/tastes. If you are happy with Vader as is, then good for you.:vader\


Here are the before and after pics:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/Picture7.pnghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC01575.jpg

100x better after doing this mod!..great job!.

V-Raptor
10-09-2009, 04:05 PM
Well, can post few pic of mine now.
I've made him in Ep5-6 style: redressed, add some thews (http://v-raptor.users.photofile.ru/photo/v-raptor/150180341/155777097.jpg) on body, made new chain and chain hook, little bit lowed his giraffe neck. So I should repaint the computer and buy him glowing sword next... and two stormtroopers, it's the part of his accessories too! XD

http://photofile.ru/photo/v-raptor/150180341/large/155777116.jpg (http://photofile.ru/photo/v-raptor/150180341/155777116.jpg)


http://photofile.ru/photo/v-raptor/150180341/large/155777135.jpg (http://photofile.ru/photo/v-raptor/150180341/155777135.jpg)

http://photofile.ru/photo/v-raptor/150180341/large/155777165.jpg (http://photofile.ru/photo/v-raptor/150180341/155777165.jpg)

He looks nice now, IMHO.

Crimsonbob
10-09-2009, 04:45 PM
I love the mods guys they look great :D

V-Raptor
10-10-2009, 12:46 PM
Well... looks like complete Episode 5 Vader to me now:

http://photofile.ru/photo/v-raptor/150180341/large/155799899.jpg (http://photofile.ru/photo/v-raptor/150180341/155799899.jpg)

Only glowing sword needed now.
Better look on repainted computer HERE (http://photofile.ru/photo/v-raptor/150180341/155793645.jpg).

abake
10-10-2009, 02:25 PM
Looks brilliant man!
Congrats.

V-Raptor
10-10-2009, 02:45 PM
Thanks, Abe!
Added one more pic to previous post. This one (http://photofile.ru/photo/v-raptor/150180341/155793645.jpg), repainted comp.

shocktrooper_au
10-10-2009, 02:49 PM
looks great V-raptor, just one more mod - a longer cape and this is one nice piece, The cape at high tide is the only thing to bug me any more on my figure, I'd like to use a material which ha a little bit more weight in it

V-Raptor
10-10-2009, 03:39 PM
Well, shocktrooper_au, this is the big problem. You 100% right talking about the wrong domes form, it should be changed. But I didn't saw yet custom dome that I like. You see, for me it is very important when Vaders dome shines and reflect all around. For me it is the part of the character from Ep5-6. And all custom domes I saw looks like it is from Ep4: with scratches, stains. etc. So I will wait and surly change the dome when good replacement will be available.

Also, not a single photo can't tell you how awesome this Vader looks in life.
So I've made a VIDEO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmxFwLzUuNU). Please, enjoy it! ^_^

PS OMG, YouTube spoiled all pictures quality, dammit (((
PPS All Russian comment you can read in English in videos' info.

Crimsonbob
10-10-2009, 05:11 PM
The picture quality looked good to me on youtube, and your right he does look great :chew

V-Raptor
10-10-2009, 05:27 PM
It's the music have an influence upon you to say so... XD
ooo... this hypnotic music, loving it soooo muuuch... @[email protected]

))))))))) Thanks, mate!

V-Raptor
10-12-2009, 12:15 PM
http://photofile.ru/photo/v-raptor/135180385/large/155851262.jpg (http://photofile.ru/photo/v-raptor/135180385/155851262.jpg)

)))))

abake
10-12-2009, 02:08 PM
Ahahahahahahahaha!

Awesome.

keysta75
10-12-2009, 02:18 PM
here's my vader my favorite fig
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss153/keysta75/keysta75pics1004.jpg

V-Raptor
10-12-2009, 03:01 PM
ooooo, ye! the sword looks awesome! My friend has one one like this, not a single photo can show how cool it is in life. Congrats, bro!

Do anyone making sick a swords here? Can someone PM to me the nickname or contacts of needed master, who can take the custom order for the sheaf from few swords? (red+blue+blue). Thanks for help!

Deak Starkiller
10-12-2009, 06:30 PM
It's funny, but I always thought the opposite. Before the mod, it has the same googly eyes and protruding mouth as the Hasbro Vader. Kind of like everything was pushed forward. Plus, the exposed brows and silly happy face expression is the same as the Hasbro Vader. The mod gives it depth and character to the expression. You would need to see the difference in person. It's like night and day. But like you said, it's different opinions/tastes. If you are happy with Vader as is, then good for you.:vader\


Here are the before and after pics:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/Picture7.pnghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC01575.jpg

Great job Commtech glad my pic can be the whipping boy to your awesome mod. :lol

jkno
10-12-2009, 09:25 PM
http://photofile.ru/photo/v-raptor/135180385/large/155851262.jpg (http://photofile.ru/photo/v-raptor/135180385/155851262.jpg)

)))))

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl

Jaycepticon
10-12-2009, 09:57 PM
here's my vader my favorite fig
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss153/keysta75/keysta75pics1004.jpg

I'll never get tired of seeing that Vader with 2 Stormies setup

Sire
10-13-2009, 12:03 AM
This has probaly been answered... But i just got this big boy and cant figure out how to change the hands?? There seems to be a plug on both the hands and the arm joint?? Im confused, i dont have any other sideshow toys so im a little outta the loop!

V-Raptor
10-13-2009, 05:15 AM
Bend the hand in the elbow, take it hard and pull out the hand directly from it. And there will be no problems, mate ;)

abake, jkno, glad you liked it! XD I tried to reflect characters of bout personages in there ))) And it's true, Jack is tooo kind! XD

Darth Mitchell
10-13-2009, 09:07 AM
Here is a picture of my Vader, together with Praji and 1 stormie:
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/1433/commanderprajidarthvade.jpg[/URL]

And Piett will be with them soon :D :chew

V-Raptor
10-13-2009, 09:23 AM
The belt on your Vader looks too high for me ;)

Commtech
10-13-2009, 11:35 AM
Great job Commtech glad my pic can be the whipping boy to your awesome mod. :lol

LOL!

This is how I feel:

:o:monkey3:angelsmil:D:o

Deak, your comment makes me laugh but feel wrong at the same time. I'm glad you take it lightly and not personal (shows you have character), but whenever you ask me to, I'll stop using it for comparison. ;)

Jesse_nz
10-21-2009, 12:25 AM
just got my vader the other day and its great, cant wait for sideshow to make ROTJ version with the reveal helmet

man this guy really is huge, i was expecting him to be big, but not this big haha

Manticore72c
10-21-2009, 03:04 AM
Just a comment on the Helmet mod (if this was ESB Vader I'd be happy not to do it), I tried to leave it be and not do it, but over the couple of weeks I had this figure it bugged me more & more. Everytime I looked at this figure I had a nagging dislike with it (I didn't even like looking at the figure to tell the truth), until I did the mods, now I can't stop looking at it, LOL... again it's purely the ANH vrs ESB for me, if it was sold to me as the ESB I probably wouldn't have faulted it.


I too am starting to feel like you did, the helmet is bugging me as well.

I wish I had the skill and confidence to alter the helmet to make him look better but I am too scared of destroying it. I already broke my Clone Obi's belt just from posing him..lol (Such a newb I know).

shocktrooper_au
10-21-2009, 03:52 AM
Vader was my 1st major mod (i've painted before but the dremel ouch!) to tell the truth I started just to adjust the flare using boiling water & a little pressure, when I heard the glue crack from the heat and suddenly go soft, so I decided what the heck and got stuck into the full mod. Haven't looked back Vader is still my fav SSC figure

mrshurricane
10-22-2009, 07:47 AM
Glenn is currently just finishing this darth Vader for a forum member,it is a replica of the screen used prop pieces including all the wear and tear,scratches,and general feel of the original used costume,hope you like, I do,:wacky
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/2009_10220023.jpg

Ryan1982
10-28-2009, 07:17 PM
Just got this guy.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b106/lothar_usa/vader009.jpg

Manticore72c
10-28-2009, 11:04 PM
Just got this guy.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b106/lothar_usa/vader009.jpg

Nice.

Is that a custom Deathstar trooper , he looks great too.

Wor-Gar
10-28-2009, 11:12 PM
Cool pic.

Vader's a frickin' monster though. Did he get taller?

icruise
10-29-2009, 12:53 AM
I've had the Sideshow Vader from the beginning but I've mostly stayed out of these threads because I was pretty disappointed in him. It'll come as no surprise to most of you that my dissatisfaction was with his helmet (mostly the dome) and his height. Tonight I threw caution to the wind and decided to try and finally fix the dome. It popped off with hardly any pressure at all, which kind of disturbed me, considering that it's supposed to be glued on. I was about to alter the Sideshow dome when I remembered that I had the dome from a Hasbro talking Vader just lying on my workbench. I'm sure I'm far from the first person to try this, but I decided to see how it would look on the Sideshow Vader, and sure enough it looked really nice.

I dremelled down the inside of the Hasbro dome and then used some epoxy putty to attach it to the head (this allowed me to easily position the dome where I wanted it). I'm now much more happy with this figure. I think I will try and pose him with his legs slightly bent and splayed apart to minimize his height, but the dome was my biggest complaint.

http://homepage.mac.com/denkinews/images/toys2/ss_12_vader1.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/denkinews/images/toys2/ss_12_vader2.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/denkinews/images/toys2/ss_12_vader3.jpg

Ryan1982
10-29-2009, 02:12 AM
Cool pic.

Vader's a frickin' monster though. Did he get taller?

he is a monster... looks even more so in the pic i guess with the angle

Nice.

Is that a custom Deathstar trooper , he looks great too.

thanks. yes that's a custom DST. hasbro clothes and helmet dremeled out with diferent hs and newline boots.

Manticore72c
10-29-2009, 02:49 AM
Ryan , thanks for getting back to me and also letting us know the parts you used. I think your choice of headsculpt for the figure makes him.Cheers , Chad.

Manticore72c
10-29-2009, 02:53 AM
icruise -

I really like your Vader with the Hasbro dome mod. Wow , I am so envious now.
I bet you were happy to come across that spare piece..hehe

I'd like one of those domes to try now but I'd have to buy a whole figure just for the dome..lol..

Jaycepticon
10-29-2009, 05:31 AM
very nice mod, icruise. I really don't see the difference in people lowering the brow part, but your bigger dome mod really looks good to me

Crimsonbob
10-29-2009, 09:50 AM
Just got this guy.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b106/lothar_usa/vader009.jpg

Loving your Deathstar trooper, is that the hasbro helmet and outfit on him?

kl241
10-29-2009, 10:10 AM
http://homepage.mac.com/denkinews/images/toys2/ss_12_vader3.jpg

http://www.5thandgoal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Dark-Helmet.jpg

icruise
10-29-2009, 10:12 AM
If anything the helmet in my shot is still smaller than the one in ANH.

pixletwin
10-29-2009, 10:14 AM
Loooks good IMO.

icruise
10-29-2009, 10:16 AM
Compare:

http://homepage.mac.com/denkinews/images/toys2/ss_12_vader3.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/denkinews/images/misc/vader_anh_screen.jpg

Mad Old Lu
10-29-2009, 10:17 AM
The helmet looks good, icruise. The only thing I'd say is that the dome lacks a widow's peak--seems very straight across even for ESB and ROTJ versions. But the size seems spot-on.

icruise
10-29-2009, 10:19 AM
Yeah, I realize it's not perfect. But to me it looks a lot more like Vader should than the Sideshow version.

pixletwin
10-29-2009, 10:51 AM
Any chance of a profile shot of your vader?

icruise
10-29-2009, 10:58 AM
I can do that later when I get home.

Indiana Fett
10-29-2009, 11:01 AM
Hey icruise, I really like your Otis Frampton C3P0 avatar!

icruise
10-29-2009, 11:05 AM
Thanks. That was the first thing I had Otis draw for me.

Ryan1982
10-29-2009, 11:58 AM
Loving your Deathstar trooper, is that the hasbro helmet and outfit on him?

Thanks Cbob. Yep, all Hasbro parts except for the boots which are Newline...replaced the gloves with some bbi black gloves as well.

icruise
10-29-2009, 12:36 PM
Here is the profile of mine, as requested. On the right is a screenshot from ANH (the closest I could find to a profile, rotated to match the angle of my shot). They seem pretty close to me, maybe some subtle differences in shape, although I do think the face should probably protrude a bit more on mine.

http://homepage.mac.com/denkinews/images/toys2/ss_12_vader4.jpg

Valfar
10-29-2009, 12:52 PM
Here is the profile of mine, as requested. On the right is a screenshot from ANH (the closest I could find to a profile, rotated to match the angle of my shot). They seem pretty close to me, maybe some subtle differences in shape, although I do think the face should probably protrude a bit more on mine.

http://homepage.mac.com/denkinews/images/toys2/ss_12_vader4.jpg

Nice mod man, that profile pic looks great with the Hasbro helmet on.I hope SS makes adjustments on the ESB version but, i doubt it.

Ryan1982
10-29-2009, 01:25 PM
Which Hasbro Vader helmet did you use, icruise?

icruise
10-29-2009, 01:30 PM
It's from the talking Vader with the reveal. I'm not sure of the exact name.

Crimsonbob
10-29-2009, 01:32 PM
Thanks Cbob. Yep, all Hasbro parts except for the boots which are Newline...replaced the gloves with some bbi black gloves as well.

Soz i did read the posts but somehow missed u saying he was hasbro before doh. He looks great m8 i might have a go at 1 as well :peace

Ryan1982
10-29-2009, 01:33 PM
Cool. I know which one it is. Looks good man. Might have a go at this my self. Not sure I really like the size of the SS dome either.

Crimsonbob
10-29-2009, 01:36 PM
I love the mods guys :peace

Ryan1982
10-29-2009, 01:40 PM
Soz i did read the posts but somehow missed u saying he was hasbro before doh. He looks great m8 i might have a go at 1 as well :peace

ha no problem. definately one of hasbro's better figures... just needs some minor mods.

Valfar
10-29-2009, 01:41 PM
I think the Hasbro Helmet for the Sith lords pack with Maul,Talking Vader and ROTS Anakin/Vader are all the same mold right?.I have the Sith Lords pack, i picked up eons ago.

Crimsonbob
10-29-2009, 01:55 PM
ha no problem. definately one of hasbro's better figures... just needs some minor mods.

I just brought a Hasbro DT for cheap on ebay and some gloves n boots, got a few nude figs already :banana

immauser
10-29-2009, 02:55 PM
I just brought a Hasbro DT for cheap on ebay and some gloves n boots, got a few nude figs already :banana

what did you search? seems like its all sold out?

Crimsonbob
10-29-2009, 03:28 PM
what did you search? seems like its all sold out?

I normally do star wars 12" or star wars 1/6. I found 1 in the US i'll pm u the info.

Ryan1982
10-29-2009, 09:29 PM
I just brought a Hasbro DT for cheap on ebay and some gloves n boots, got a few nude figs already :banana

cool! what kind of gloves are you going to use? not sure Im totally liking the ones Im using now...

Crimsonbob
10-29-2009, 09:33 PM
The same ones as i used on my custom Judge Dredd minus the pouches i stuck on them and not green :peace

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2065525#post2065525

Ryan1982
10-29-2009, 10:24 PM
cool. those are the same ones I used. Nice Dredd custom too.

eczamurai
11-06-2009, 01:28 PM
pic of my repainted vader with wiring in the cape!

http://i36.tinypic.com/2earntj.jpg

MaulFan
11-06-2009, 01:35 PM
As cool as Vader is, I dig Buzz more in that photo.

Darth Mitchell
11-06-2009, 01:50 PM
Father and Son:
http://i38.tinypic.com/25zja0h.jpg

eczamurai
11-06-2009, 02:25 PM
yeah I know what you mean, Buzz is just.. there.

katkuru
11-06-2009, 10:07 PM
Nice effect with the cape!



pic of my repainted vader with wiring in the cape!

http://i36.tinypic.com/2earntj.jpg

jedi
11-07-2009, 05:25 AM
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn193/swmodelshop/VADER12k.jpg

jkno
11-07-2009, 05:31 AM
Father and Son:
http://i38.tinypic.com/25zja0h.jpg

That is Vader's Mini-Me :D

jedi
11-07-2009, 04:50 PM
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn193/swmodelshop/VADER4of17k.jpg

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn193/swmodelshop/VADER13of17k.jpg

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn193/swmodelshop/VADER17of17k.jpg

More photos in my blog.

eczamurai
11-08-2009, 02:10 AM
nice pics!

question: Is anyone here interested in making me a cathode lightsaber? :(

if so, PM me! :D

katkuru
11-08-2009, 10:10 AM
nice pics!

question: Is anyone here interested in making me a cathode lightsaber? :(

if so, PM me! :D

like this? PM sent.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e170/POKIGURL/IMG_0274.jpg

Andr3w
11-08-2009, 11:27 AM
like this? PM sent.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e170/POKIGURL/IMG_0274.jpg

they look great..

Dorgmal Snow
11-08-2009, 12:59 PM
Those sabers are amazing....

Took this for the Death Star Corridor Dio... but had to post here as well. Gotta love Vader.


<img src="http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq132/Dorgmal/death%20star/death-star85.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<img src="http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq132/Dorgmal/death%20star/death-star86.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

drod26
11-08-2009, 03:47 PM
Dorgmal.. those are some amazing shots.. I wish I could take pics like that but my camera is not the greatest.

Venomous venom
11-08-2009, 06:44 PM
second pic is daaaa besssttt!!!

jkno
11-09-2009, 02:22 AM
Those sabers are amazing....

Took this for the Death Star Corridor Dio... but had to post here as well. Gotta love Vader.




<img src="http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq132/Dorgmal/death%20star/death-star86.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


:rock :rock :rock

ostrein
11-09-2009, 04:50 AM
Great images !

Regarding these light sabers - how long are these cold cathodes?

katkuru
11-09-2009, 08:13 AM
Great images !

Regarding these light sabers - how long are these cold cathodes?

They are 6".

SpaceCrawler
11-09-2009, 01:08 PM
How about a tutorial on making a lightsaber (maybe in the custom folder?). Or does one already exist somewhere?

Sean

thenammagazine
11-09-2009, 01:14 PM
How about a tutorial on making a lightsaber (maybe in the custom folder?). Or does one already exist somewhere?

Sean

There are a few actually. But I Dunno, since they obliterated simplicity with the dumb divide of the Star Wars forum from Star Wars customs, who knows now? :dunno:(

katkuru
11-10-2009, 11:33 PM
How about a tutorial on making a lightsaber (maybe in the custom folder?). Or does one already exist somewhere?

Sean

I recommend this one:D

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51963&highlight=katkuru

Alainator
11-11-2009, 12:11 PM
Found this on Ebay today. A custom wired cape!
http://cgi.ebay.com/Custom-Star-Wars-Darth-Vaders-cape-wired-12-scaled_W0QQitemZ260504986952QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_ DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ca74ea548

jkno
11-12-2009, 01:38 AM
Found this on Ebay today. A custom wired cape!
http://cgi.ebay.com/Custom-Star-Wars-Darth-Vaders-cape-wired-12-scaled_W0QQitemZ260504986952QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_ DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ca74ea548

Nice find! This could go well with the Vader figure, especially with ESB Vader when released since there is more action.

eczamurai
11-13-2009, 02:18 PM
didn't like vader's underarms being so long so I modded them, hope you like the result!

arm on the left is modded, right is unmodded!

http://i36.tinypic.com/vgoa6e.jpg
http://i36.tinypic.com/jqi9hg.jpg
http://i33.tinypic.com/25pjzoo.jpg
http://i38.tinypic.com/2rnc0sy.jpg

abake
11-13-2009, 06:56 PM
Looks good, did you just take a saw to the arms?

eczamurai
11-14-2009, 02:59 AM
not exactly, requires a little more, will post pics when doing the other arm :)

shocktrooper_au
11-14-2009, 03:15 AM
Does it look a little strange now, as the legs looked to long before?

eczamurai
11-14-2009, 11:40 AM
I'm going to experiment taking off a bit of his upper leg, that's a bit too long isn't it?

eczamurai
11-14-2009, 11:41 AM
but his upperbody proportions certainly look better now, his legs are partly conceiled by his robe so they don't bother me to much, but I'll try shortening his upper legs on my spare Vader body, that might actually also make him look more proportionate compared to my other 1/6 figures!

Crimsonbob
11-14-2009, 12:01 PM
He looks ok and as long as your happy thats all that matters :peace

coolkansaswind
11-14-2009, 12:23 PM
pics suck ... but this is my vader with the helmet fixed ...

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coolkansaswind
11-14-2009, 12:37 PM
some better pics

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Commtech
11-14-2009, 12:50 PM
Cool pictures Kansas!


but his upperbody proportions certainly look better now, his legs are partly conceiled by his robe so they don't bother me to much, but I'll try shortening his upper legs on my spare Vader body, that might actually also make him look more proportionate compared to my other 1/6 figures!


Can't wait to see the result. Please take pictures of the whole process so we can mimic it.

Jaycepticon
11-14-2009, 02:26 PM
Cool pictures Kansas!


yup. I've never seen a Stormtrooper look so tough:lol

Commtech
11-14-2009, 09:43 PM
So... in my quest for finding the best fix for the SSC Vader Helmet, I decided to do the Hasbro dome mod that some freaks have already tried to see if that looks closer to the screen ANH Vader helmet. I was lucky to find a loose Hasbro talking Vader at my local show last Wednesday for $10 :D. I dremeled the inside and I just finished sculpting the front peak (??) that the ANH dome has but the ESB and ROTJ lack. I'll paint and polish tomorrow and hopefully I'll have pictures of the finished mod.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC02173.jpg

icruise
11-14-2009, 10:13 PM
Looks pretty good. I didn't bother adding the widow's peak to my helmet, but maybe I should. Using the Hasbro dome is without a doubt the best thing you can do to make your Vader look better (kind of sad when I say it that way).

Valfar
11-14-2009, 10:25 PM
So... in my quest for finding the best fix for the SSC Vader Helmet, I decided to do the Hasbro dome mod that some freaks have already tried to see if that looks closer to the screen ANH Vader helmet. I was lucky to find a loose Hasbro talking Vader at my local show last Wednesday for $10 :D. I dremeled the inside and I just finished sculpting the front peak (??) that the ANH dome has but the ESB and ROTJ lack. I'll paint and polish tomorrow and hopefully I'll have pictures of the finished mod.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/DSC02173.jpg

Great job man!, i can't wait to see it all done and attached to Vader.I think the key to making this helmet look great, is having the dome sitting in the right position on the head.