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Deak Starkiller
09-27-2010, 08:10 AM
Ok, so I am going to pull the Vader mod, how do I do this again? And NAM please don't NAM me for asking. I have a 40 ppp view, if someone knows the page numba please lmk. Thanks! :wave

PJB-1138
09-27-2010, 10:20 AM
Ok, so I am going to pull the Vader mod, how do I do this again? And NAM please don't NAM me for asking. I have a 40 ppp view, if someone knows the page numba please lmk. Thanks! :wave

Deak, are we talking helmet mod or height mod, or both? In any case, having done both myselt to very satisfying results, I may be of assistance.

Deak Starkiller
09-27-2010, 10:28 AM
I saved your height mod (awesome btw) but I was referring to the helmet mod.

lforigno
09-27-2010, 10:39 AM
how much of a difference in height is there once the heigh mod is done?

Deak Starkiller
09-27-2010, 10:49 AM
Enough to look more like the ANH helmet.

lforigno
09-27-2010, 10:52 AM
i need measurements for the cape for a height modded vader

PJB-1138
09-27-2010, 10:56 AM
Since I'm not aware of a photo tutorial of how the helmet mod is done, here are the general bullet points of the process I posted here a couple weeks ago sans Dremel:

1) Pop the Sideshow Vader helmet from the head piece. I loosened where the pieces were glued together with the pointy end of a plastic cupcake ornament (although anything flat & flexible that won't scratch will do). The glue is particularly heavy around the forehead & the back of the head & WILL make a cracking sound, but don't worry. As long as you work the pieces apart gently & not grip the head tightly around the tusks (which easily break), there's nothing to worry about.

2) Use a small, flat file from the hardware store to sand down the cross-shaped ridges on the upper inside of the helmet that the top of the head sits on. I probably filed away two-thirds of what was originally there, so be sure to work over some newspaper to catch all those plastic shavings.

3) Keep filing until the helmet sits on the head just as you want it. I did mine so that the top of the eyes come just below the "brow" of the helmet &, most importantly, the back of the helmet comes down below the neck. Some have chosen to also file down the post inside the helmet that fits into the top of the head, but I found it unnceccesary.

4) When you're happy with how the helmet looks, super-glue the helmet back onto the head. Do any fine tune positioning at this point as the two parts set.

5) Finally, fall in love with your Sideshow 1/6 Vader all over again!

Also, here's some photo reference of how that helmet should properly sit:

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=1249&pictureid=14299

As for lforigno, doing the torso Vader swap will knock him down about half an inch, which brings him down to how tall a near 7-foot Vader in full costume should be in 1/6 scale. Here are some comparison pics I took of my modded Vader with some other figures:

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=990&pictureid=11535

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=990&pictureid=13876

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=990&pictureid=13877

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=990&pictureid=11548

Deak Starkiller
09-27-2010, 11:55 AM
Magnificent!

PJB-1138
09-27-2010, 01:10 PM
i need measurements for the cape for a height modded vader

The torso swap takes away about 1/2 inch from Vader's original height, which causes the original Sideshow cape to now drape just enough to barely touch the ground, just the way it does with the on-screen Vader.

Of course, I imagine just how much Vader's cape should touch the ground would also be a matter of debate. :wink1:

FlyAndFight
09-27-2010, 06:30 PM
Great tuturial! Thanks for sharing!

Mandible
09-28-2010, 07:56 PM
So on page 517 Brinn 71 put up some pictures of the Hasbro helmet and I curious if they are all the same helmet with each pack or is there one that everyone prefers?

thenammagazine
09-28-2010, 08:07 PM
So on page 517 Brinn 71 put up some pictures of the Hasbro helmet and I curious if they are all the same helmet with each pack or is there one that everyone prefers?

Talking Vader, Sith Lord 2-pack and the ROTS "build a Vader" all have the same helmet. That's the one everybody's using for the Hasbro dome mod.

Mandible
09-28-2010, 08:23 PM
Thanks Nam, you're a gun!

thenammagazine
09-28-2010, 08:29 PM
Thanks Nam, you're a gun!

n/p!


http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=513&pictureid=9997

Mandible
09-28-2010, 08:34 PM
:gun Nice! :gun

Kuzeh
09-29-2010, 12:17 PM
Just fixed my Vader's height with the help of PJB's tutorial,
It does look a lot better!!
:rock!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/DSC07177.jpg

And yes, it has the Hasbro dome as well, provided by my buddy Commtech!

PJB-1138
09-29-2010, 12:34 PM
Glad to help another fellow Freak out, Kuzeh. Of course, when I first posted that tutorial months ago, I had no idea that it would catch on with so many others. I'm still expecting someone here to come up with similar results using a 50-cent part from the hardware store!

thenammagazine
09-29-2010, 12:58 PM
Just fixed my Vader's height with the help of PJB's tutorial,
It does look a lot better!!
:rock!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/Figures/SW/DSC07177.jpg

And yes, it has the Hasbro dome as well, provided by my buddy Commtech!

Great job on the Vader bud!

Wor-Gar
09-29-2010, 03:48 PM
And yes, it has the Hasbro dome as well, provided by my buddy Commtech!

Looks great.... greater!

But is that THE Hasbro dome? WITH the widow's peak? You added that, no?

Mandible
09-29-2010, 10:40 PM
Is Commtech selling the Hasbro domes?

Kuzeh
09-29-2010, 11:02 PM
Great job on the Vader bud!
Thanks! :yess:


Looks great.... greater!

But is that THE Hasbro dome? WITH the widow's peak? You added that, no?

Yeah it is customized, with the added peak.


Is Commtech selling the Hasbro domes?

Nope, he hooked me up with an extra one he had...
:hi5:

monkeyrobotmaster
10-04-2010, 05:40 PM
Any body got an answer to this? Anyone? Bueller?

Natrix
10-04-2010, 06:24 PM
Yes. :wave

thenammagazine
10-05-2010, 07:29 AM
Any body got an answer to this? Anyone? Bueller?

Ask Sideshow? :huh

Darth Chaos
10-06-2010, 08:57 AM
Hey everyone !!

First off this is my first post. I'm a sucker for all things vader. I love the 12inch figure line. I have had alot of vader items in the past and sold alot of it because it just adds up and then overtime just takes up to much room.

I had attakus statues, giant giant statues, pre format figures, mini busts, mini helmets, lightsabers, all vader. I even bought the sideshow lifesize bust twice and returned it. Something about the life size bust is just not right.

Now here is what I am going to do and I need your opinions. All I have left of my vader stuff is Sideshow 12 inch Vader, Medicom Vader, Three gentle giant mini busts of Vader (I will be getting the force unleashed Vader bust) and one medicom anakin (I need at least one anakin in my collection).

Do you think sideshow will make ROTS ESB ROTJ Vaders in 12 inch like ANH? 12 inch figures are the best in my opinion. So a Vader from each movie I think is a good enough collection.

I mean enough is enough. How much stuff do you actually need ? I'm having a hard time with this...SERIOUSLY

Deak Starkiller
10-06-2010, 09:25 AM
Yes, SSC will make ESB & JEDI...eventually. Welcome to the board btw. :wave

pixletwin
10-06-2010, 09:27 AM
Yes, SSC will make ESB & JEDI...eventually. Welcome to the board btw. :wave

:lecture

Welkome. :nana: :wink1:

PJB-1138
10-06-2010, 10:35 AM
Yes, SSC will make ESB & JEDI...eventually.

I think we've all come to assume that Sideshow will eventually release a Vader from all three OT films, but I don't ever recall reading any kind of official statement or staff interview specifically stating it.

pixletwin
10-06-2010, 10:36 AM
I do. I am too lazy to find it. But they have commented officially on RotJ Vader.

Natrix
10-06-2010, 11:06 AM
They addressed it in one of the Q & A's that both ESB and ROTJ Vaders would eventually be released.

Makes sense, they would be leaving a lot of money on the table by not making them.

thenammagazine
10-06-2010, 11:37 AM
I do. I am too lazy to find it. But they have commented officially on RotJ Vader.

You can also bet they'll do a crispy Hayden reveal for ROTS as well.

Darthrazz
10-06-2010, 11:41 AM
Mmmmmm... crispy Hayden.

Darth Chaos
10-06-2010, 12:22 PM
I sure hope that sideshow gets all the scars right on the ROTJ 12 inch figure if they make it a reveal. They missed a bunch of scars on the life size bust.:(

thenammagazine
10-06-2010, 12:25 PM
Mmmmmm... crispy Hayden.

That's what Pix is thinking, but he's got something else in mind entirely. :lol:pfft:

shockwave
10-06-2010, 01:59 PM
They addressed it in one of the Q & A's that both ESB and ROTJ Vaders would eventually be released.

Makes sense, they would be leaving a lot of money on the table by not making them.



I believe SSC mentioned a possible release of ROTJ Vader. I haven't read/heard anything regarding TESB version.

Not to change the subject but I'm guessing what would the exclusives and/or accessories be for each version of Vader from the original trilogy.

TESB:
holo-platform
open hand palm (deflecting Solo's pistol fire)
OR hand holding Solo's pistol
wired cape
med-chamber (A LOT OF $$$ :lol)

ROTJ:
Removeable helmet, mask (obvious)
Vader's severed wrist
Luke's lightsaber(?)

Oh, and I love my ANH Vader w/lforigno custom cape! :yess:

thenammagazine
10-06-2010, 03:04 PM
I believe SSC mentioned a possible release of ROTJ Vader. I haven't read/heard anything regarding TESB version.

The question was posed way back when ANH was released and I believe they said they have every intention of doing all the Vaders. Hell, even a battle damaged TFU version would be cool.

pixletwin
10-06-2010, 03:12 PM
That's what Pix is thinking, but he's got something else in mind entirely. :lol:pfft:

:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:


:1-1:

shocktrooper_au
10-10-2010, 05:37 PM
Has any one taken pics of there's with the new cape & Hasbro Domes & maybe event the height mod yet?

Mookeylama
10-11-2010, 09:34 PM
how is the height mod affecting the arm length? i always thought Vader had a tiny bit of monkey arm anyway, and was afraid lowering his upper torso, along w/ shoulders and arms, would make for even greater "Monkey Arm Madness" ™
does it?

6Series
10-12-2010, 09:52 AM
I hope they will release more Vader, I missed the ANH Vader.

PJB-1138
10-12-2010, 09:56 AM
how is the height mod affecting the arm length? i always thought Vader had a tiny bit of monkey arm anyway, and was afraid lowering his upper torso, along w/ shoulders and arms, would make for even greater "Monkey Arm Madness" ™
does it?

The torso swap makes such little difference to Vader's overall upper body that the arms don't look lengthened at all, especially after the figure is fully dressed.

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=990&pictureid=11545

zeiss
10-17-2010, 08:30 PM
Yes, i did that with mine. Looks perfect to me now.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i232/Spiker1200/Sideshow/017-1.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i232/Spiker1200/Sideshow/021.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i232/Spiker1200/Sideshow/022-1.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i232/Spiker1200/Sideshow/024.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i232/Spiker1200/Sideshow/025.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i232/Spiker1200/Sideshow/027-1.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i232/Spiker1200/Sideshow/034.jpg

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i232/Spiker1200/Sideshow/037.jpg


http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i232/Spiker1200/Sideshow/041.jpg


I have both flared out SS helmet and Habsro helmet and IMHO using the Hasbro one gives the best look.
Flared out SS helmet looks okay when you posed Vader looking up a bit, but doesn't look good when you posed him looking straight at you. It still gives that funny pony haircut look.
Have a look for yourself.

http://justflashtemplates.com/pubimg/ss.vader.bw.jpg

The flared out Sideshow helmet actually looks pretty good in these pics. While I have a Hurricane modified Hasbro dome on my Vader, I might try the flared our Sideshow helmet for the heck of it. Spiker and Cruxc, how did you flare the helmet? With a hairdryer? Also, did the paint crack?

PJB-1138
10-17-2010, 10:20 PM
The flared out Sideshow helmet actually looks pretty good in these pics. While I have a Hurricane modified Hasbro dome on my Vader, I might try the flared our Sideshow helmet for the heck of it. Spiker and Cruxc, how did you flare the helmet? With a hairdryer? Also, did the paint crack?

Putting my Sideshow dome in a coffee mug of boiling water for about 30-45 seconds did the trick for me (a method I picked up modifying my Stormtrooper chest armor awhile back). After gently holding the sides of the helmet apart for about a minute, I ran it under a cold tap to set.

Here's how it turned out:

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=990&pictureid=14186

Mandible
10-17-2010, 11:05 PM
Looks great PJB.
I did mine with a hair dryer, but yours looks much better.

Saying that I just picked up the Hasbro dome and boy what a difference! It's fantastic!

cruxz
10-18-2010, 03:10 AM
The flared out Sideshow helmet actually looks pretty good in these pics. While I have a Hurricane modified Hasbro dome on my Vader, I might try the flared our Sideshow helmet for the heck of it. Spiker and Cruxc, how did you flare the helmet? With a hairdryer? Also, did the paint crack?

Putting my Sideshow dome in a coffee mug of boiling water for about 30-45 seconds did the trick for me (a method I picked up modifying my Stormtrooper chest armor awhile back). After gently holding the sides of the helmet apart for about a minute, I ran it under a cold tap to set.



I did the same as PJB-1138, but I put it in a boiling water more than one minute. Tried it under one minute but it didn't flare out as much as I expected.
And yes, the paint on mine cracked a little so it needed to be repainted.

Spiker
10-18-2010, 03:28 AM
Yes, i did the same. Boiling water.

Jay1138
10-18-2010, 07:21 AM
I did the Hasbro helmet mod -looks fantastic! I used sculpt to mold a widow's peak, cleaned it up and repainted the dome.

It sits well on his head but need a preferred way of reattaching the helmet to the figure. Don't think a standard glue will work.

Wor-Gar
10-18-2010, 05:06 PM
Here's how it turned out:

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=990&pictureid=14186

Looks good, but I'd really like to see a before-after.

PJB-1138
10-18-2010, 06:10 PM
Looks good, but I'd really like to see a before-after.

You know, WG. If I'd known that there would be so much discussion about modifying these Vader figures, I would have taken more "before" pics. Also, you may recall, that close-up photo I took months ago was meant to be part of a comparison pic with this ANH still:

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=990&pictureid=14187

munky
10-20-2010, 03:58 AM
really looks nice

munky
10-20-2010, 04:08 AM
really looks nice

Wor-Gar
10-20-2010, 01:47 PM
You know, WG. If I'd known that there would be so much discussion about modifying these Vader figures, I would have taken more "before" pics. Also, you may recall, that close-up photo I took months ago was meant to be part of a comparison pic with this ANH still:

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=990&pictureid=14187

That looks very very nice!

nathanial91
10-20-2010, 02:17 PM
I know this ain't much to do with thread (MODs please delelete the post if it's wrong)

But for my college art project, we have to look at something Iconic, and I chose Star Wars, and this is a WIP, what do you guys think?

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs766.snc4/66632_447204262461_606252461_5621070_1191589_n.jpg

Back on topic, has there been any update on the new 12" Vader? All I can find is that they plan it to be the ROTJ version for the ask sideshow section...

DSD
10-21-2010, 02:59 AM
Very good!

Darth Mitchell
10-21-2010, 03:20 AM
The force is with you :vader

Jedah Kalm
10-21-2010, 11:27 AM
Back on topic, has there been any update on the new 12" Vader? All I can find is that they plan it to be the ROTJ version for the ask sideshow section...

Yep, that's still all that we know. There's still no ETA.

Jedah Kalm
10-21-2010, 11:39 AM
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i232/Spiker1200/Sideshow/034.jpg



How the heck do you get that much of his armor to show and still have it tight around the chest?

Futz as I might, most of my Vader's chest plate is covered up. The only way I can get more to show is if I puff out the inner tunic so that it's not tight around the armor anymore, but that looks ridiculous.

Is it because yours is height modded?

Spiker
10-21-2010, 01:00 PM
Hm, no height-mod on mine. Don't know but i pushed the whole helmet down on the armor as much as i could.

zeiss
10-21-2010, 08:13 PM
I took the plunge and flared out my Vader dome. Here are some pics of my figure with the added "Flair" (insert Office Space joke). I really like the added flare. I also have a modified hasbro dome and I actually think I like the flared out original dome a little better. Of course, it resembles the ESB dome moreso than the ANH helmet. The dome was not modded to sit lower.

Also, he is wearing one of Iforigno's custom capes. The capes lays much more naturally on the figure compared to the Sideshow one and the collar fills in the space between his shoulders and his dome pretty nicely.

I have included pictures with two different exposures so you can see how the flared helmet and custom cape look in more natural lighting as well as brighter lighting.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/mmhand/Vader%20Cape%20and%20Flared%20Helmet/IMG_3118.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/mmhand/Vader%20Cape%20and%20Flared%20Helmet/VaderCropped.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/mmhand/Vader%20Cape%20and%20Flared%20Helmet/IMG_3147.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/mmhand/Vader%20Cape%20and%20Flared%20Helmet/IMG_3138.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/mmhand/Vader%20Cape%20and%20Flared%20Helmet/IMG_3144.jpg

abake
10-21-2010, 08:57 PM
The flare seems to work pretty well, but you really should make the helmet sit lower. Makes a world of difference.

zeiss
10-22-2010, 02:58 PM
I thought about lowering the helmet, but decided against it at this time. I figure that the Sideshow dome is simply too small to really represent the ANH helmet. IMO, the most distinctive feature of the ANH helmet was the slightly oversized dome when compered with the the domes from the other movies.

Since I can't accuarately relicate the most charcteristic feature of the ANH helmet, I decided to go with a more ESB look. Since the ESB look has the space above the eyes as visible, lowering the helmet would make it look more inaccurate to that movie's appearance.

PJB-1138
10-22-2010, 03:31 PM
I thought about lowering the helmet, but decided against it at this time. I figure that the Sideshow dome is simply too small to really represent the ANH helmet. IMO, the most distinctive feature of the ANH helmet was the slightly oversized dome when compered with the the domes from the other movies.

Since I can't accuarately relicate the most charcteristic feature of the ANH helmet, I decided to go with a more ESB look. Since the ESB look has the space above the eyes as visible, lowering the helmet would make it look more inaccurate to that movie's appearance.

Zeiss, I agree that the original Sideshow dome gives the figure more of an ESB look than an ANH look, but I think part of the reason you like the way Iforigno's cape looks is because that collar closes the gap between the back of Vader's helmet & his shoulders, which is key.

The reason Abake, Wor-Gar & I have become evangelical about modifying the placement of that dome is because that's the thing that throws off Vader's overall look. Also, IMHO, it's not as important to lower the dome in front as it is to lower it in the back (see below).

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=1249&pictureid=14299

zeiss
10-22-2010, 04:27 PM
Hmm, lowering the back, but not the front sounds interesting. I could see it really improving the look of the figure from the side. Am I correct in assuming that all I would have to do is sand down some of the plastic towards the back of the inside of the dome?

FLOSI
10-22-2010, 04:33 PM
Flaring tonight. :lecture That mod looks really nice. It's accutally one I've thought about but never tried. Glad to see it works!

zeiss
10-22-2010, 04:39 PM
It makes a huge improvement. Just keep in mind that the paint will crack. The cracking isn't really noticeable unless you are really analyzing the figure.

Wor-Gar
10-22-2010, 04:50 PM
... unless you are really analyzing the figure.

No worries -- no one here in the Star Wars section really analyzes their figures.

:lol

barryo
10-22-2010, 05:17 PM
No worries -- no one here in the Star Wars section really analyzes their figures.

:lol

:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl :rotfl

barryo
10-22-2010, 05:17 PM
:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl :rotfl :rotfl

barryo
10-22-2010, 05:18 PM
:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl :rotfl :rotfl

had to post 30 of them babies cuz im limited & that was some funny ____ right there

barryo
10-22-2010, 05:19 PM
:rotfl..........okay now its 30........:)

PJB-1138
10-23-2010, 04:01 AM
Hmm, lowering the back, but not the front sounds interesting. I could see it really improving the look of the figure from the side. Am I correct in assuming that all I would have to do is sand down some of the plastic towards the back of the inside of the dome?

You would assume correctly, Zeiss. I think I sanded down that back ridge inside the dome than anything else (it's also the largest one). But, it not only improves the Vader's profile, but you'll notice the difference even from the front! IMHO, it more accurately places how Vader's helmet should actually sit & (as crazy as it sounds) suddenly that helmet won't seem so tiny anymore.

zeiss
10-23-2010, 10:01 AM
I may give this a try. Any pictures of the back being lowered but not the front as much?

jkno
10-23-2010, 10:33 AM
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i232/Spiker1200/Sideshow/027-1.jpg



A superb shot!! :clap BTW did you pad the Vader's chest? Looks great!

EXOTICLEX
10-23-2010, 09:21 PM
http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/23.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/24.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/25.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/26.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/27.jpg

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/28.jpg

just pure greatness in these pics Maulfan....

Spiker
10-24-2010, 01:34 AM
A superb shot!! :clap BTW did you pad the Vader's chest? Looks great!

Thanks a lot!
Yes, i did a little padding but not so much :)

jkno
10-24-2010, 02:33 AM
Thanks a lot!
Yes, i did a little padding but not so much :)

I think I should do some padding as well, it subtly changes the appearance of Vader making him even more menacing. Was it hard to remove the back part of the armor and especially the suit? From what I remember from the Vader I had to destroy, it has some sort of velcro on back of the suit?

Spiker
10-24-2010, 03:18 AM
It was not to difficult, just give it a try :)

PJB-1138
10-24-2010, 06:12 AM
I may give this a try. Any pictures of the back being lowered but not the front as much?

I haven't seen pics of anyone going for that particular approach, but it's totally doable. By sanding or Dremeling down just that back ridge inside the dome, you should be able to swivel the back of Vader's helmet towards the front a few degrees, which will not only close the gap between the bottom of the helmet & the shoulders, but it will create more of an overhanging brow over Vader's eyes. And THAT will be when Vader's likeness will suddenly come into focus!

To give you an idea of what I'm getting at, here's another comparison shot of my modified Vader figure with a movie still:

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=990&pictureid=14116

Wor-Gar
10-24-2010, 09:44 AM
PJ -- I just noticed you changed the colors of your belt boxes. Did you make this one an Empire Vader?

jkno
10-24-2010, 10:29 AM
It was not to difficult, just give it a try :)

Thanks again. :wave I might do it next week when the flu let's me a bit :monkey4:(

PJB-1138
10-24-2010, 11:07 AM
PJ -- I just noticed you changed the colors of your belt boxes. Did you make this one an Empire Vader?

I haven't done anything else to my Vader other than the height & helmet modification. Are the colors on my belt boxes inaccurate as well? Great, another thing about this figure to drive me crazy!

That's it. I can't take it anymore. I'm getting out of this hobby. :wink1:

Wor-Gar
10-24-2010, 11:32 AM
To give you an idea of what I'm getting at, here's another comparison shot of my modified Vader figure with a movie still:

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=990&pictureid=14116

Who's pic is the one to the right? It has two red and one green light as opposed to the film still and SS version.

Always loved that comparison though. Looks dead on.

PJB-1138
10-24-2010, 05:05 PM
Who's pic is the one to the right? It has two red and one green light as opposed to the film still and SS version.

That's my figure on the right. I think those belt lights changed when I was color-correcting my photo (which I shot under natural lighting & ended up with an unwanted warmer tint) to match the movie still.

But now that you pointed it out, Wor-Gar, I noticed that the square green buttons on the Vader figure is totally inaccurate to the one Vader wore in ANH. I can't believe Sideshow screwed that up too? Will this outrage never end?!? :wink1:

ebor
10-24-2010, 05:46 PM
A-Ha, Vader's arm gauntlets are too long on SS Vader as well:slap

Wor-Gar
10-24-2010, 09:30 PM
But now that you pointed it out, Wor-Gar, I noticed that the square green buttons on the Vader figure is totally inaccurate to the one Vader wore in ANH. I can't believe Sideshow screwed that up too? Will this outrage never end?!? :wink1:

I actually noticed that when this was first announced -- but I figured they made the belt boxes to work for ESB/ROTJ also on which those light sizes would be correct as they were larger.

I'm sometimes ashamed I know these things when there's a wealth of knowledge out there that I don't know.

hurricane
10-25-2010, 08:40 AM
A-Ha, Vader's arm gauntlets are too long on SS Vader as well:slap

allegedly there were two lengths of gloves for ANH.....

Cap'n Cook
10-25-2010, 08:53 AM
Some really awesome pics in here.

Jedah Kalm
10-26-2010, 09:40 AM
I've had the lforigno cape for awhile now, and after reading these recent pages I decided to follow PJB-1138's helmet lowering mod on page 526.

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2869824&postcount=5257

Here's my Vader with his helmet lowered and the custom made cape by lforigno.
More before pics (some with original cape some with the custom) can be found through the link in my sig.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/Jedah-Kalm/Collection%20aka%20My%20Room/VaderMod01.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/Jedah-Kalm/Collection%20aka%20My%20Room/VaderMod02.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/Jedah-Kalm/Collection%20aka%20My%20Room/VaderMod03.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/Jedah-Kalm/Collection%20aka%20My%20Room/VaderMod04.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/Jedah-Kalm/Collection%20aka%20My%20Room/VaderMod05.jpg


Before:

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/Jedah-Kalm/Collection%20aka%20My%20Room/Imperial01-1.jpg


After:

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/Jedah-Kalm/Collection%20aka%20My%20Room/Imperial03.jpg

abake
10-26-2010, 10:17 AM
Looking good!
Congrats.

PJB-1138
10-26-2010, 11:48 AM
I've had the lforigno cape for awhile now, and after reading these recent pages I decided to follow PJB-1138's helmet lowering mod on page 526.

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2869824&postcount=5257

Here's my Vader with his helmet lowered and the custom made cape by lforigno.
More before pics (some with original cape some with the custom) can be found through the link in my sig.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/Jedah-Kalm/Collection%20aka%20My%20Room/VaderMod01.jpg

Man, that is one sexy-looking Vader figure you have there, JK! Looks like you nailed the helmet placement perfectly. I don't know why, but every new modified Vader I see here feels like victory. :clap

Kudos for going the extra mile by adding lforigno's custom cape, although I can't help but think now how much better they would be if he had folded the collar under the cape where it cinches around the neck. Have you tried seeing how it looks reversed?

Jedah Kalm
10-27-2010, 04:59 AM
Man, that is one sexy-looking Vader figure you have there, JK! Looks like you nailed the helmet placement perfectly. I don't know why, but every new modified Vader I see here feels like victory. :clap

Kudos for going the extra mile by adding lforigno's custom cape, although I can't help but think now how much better they would be if he had folded the collar under the cape where it cinches around the neck. Have you tried seeing how it looks reversed?

(Edit: sorry, had to get rid of the pics from my photobucket account. Had to clear out some clutter)
No, but I have tucked it underneath the helmet. It looks good from the front that way, however the side and back (pics are pre-helmet mod):

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/Jedah-Kalm/Collection%20aka%20My%20Room/VaderCollar01.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/Jedah-Kalm/Collection%20aka%20My%20Room/VaderCollar02.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/Jedah-Kalm/Collection%20aka%20My%20Room/VaderCollar03.jpg



I love how the cape hangs. It doesn't bell out like the stock one. However, the longer I have it, the more that I hate this oversized collar. Sometimes I think that if I was just able to shorten the length of the chain it might make a difference. I don't know of a safe way of doing that though, and I don't want to ruin it. The thing did cost almost half of what the figure did.

shadow_wolf
11-20-2010, 11:54 PM
I know this is old news, but I just got mine a couple of days ago; Just to share the excitement hehe...

This is a really good Vader figure, especially after the "Dome Tilt" mod (thanks to everyone for sharing this tips) and a couple of other mods I did myself (Which won't make this Vader movie accurate, it's just my preferences).

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z246/V4D312/Vader1-1.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z246/V4D312/Vader2-1.jpg

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z246/V4D312/Vader3-1.jpg

I hope to see SS make ESB, ROTJ and ROTS version of him :pray:

lambo944
11-21-2010, 08:35 AM
What did you do to the body? it looks great!

shadow_wolf
11-21-2010, 02:27 PM
What did you do to the body? it looks great!

Hehe... I know I will be flamed by "movie-accurate-figure-enthusiasts" but what I did:

1: Painted the face with gloss black except the lenses, cuz I personally hate the two tone color on vader's mask.

2: Painted the shoulder armor for a gloss effect as I prefer the fresh shiny look of Vader in episode III. (again, I know Vader's armor in ep IV looks more worn out - but it's just my preference).

3: Wired the cape and inner robe

That's all :wink1:

PJB-1138
11-21-2010, 03:22 PM
Hehe... I know I will be flamed by "movie-accurate-figure-enthusiasts" but what I did:

1: Painted the face with gloss black except the lenses, cuz I personally hate the two tone color on vader's mask.

2: Painted the shoulder armor for a gloss effect as I prefer the fresh shiny look of Vader in episode III. (again, I know Vader's armor in ep IV looks more worn out - but it's just my preference).

3: Wired the cape and inner robe

That's all :wink1:

That's a terrific looking Vader, SW. That gloss really takes the figure up a notch that it doesn't even look anything like the stock look (I guess that was the point). It's also gratifying to know that modifying Vader's helmet continues to be alive & well on this board!

playboy409
11-22-2010, 12:56 AM
man, I need a Sideshow Vader bad!!

wax murderer
11-23-2010, 04:52 PM
So buy one...PS

playboy409
11-24-2010, 02:31 PM
If everything goes well, I will have mine in Dec. Can't wait.

wax murderer
11-26-2010, 08:55 AM
Good luck to you...PS

JacktheRipper
12-24-2010, 02:15 PM
This really is more an Antilles pic since I just got him less than a week ago. I still need to tweak the shelf a bit but for now it's fine. I know the it's the wrong hand on Vader, but that's the only one SS included that works as a choke hold.
http://i51.tinypic.com/34dmw41.jpg

krieg-der-sterne
12-24-2010, 03:17 PM
This really is more an Antilles pic since I just got him less than a week ago. I still need to tweak the shelf a bit but for now it's fine. I know the it's the wrong hand on Vader, but that's the only one SS included that works as a choke hold.
http://i51.tinypic.com/34dmw41.jpg

who cares which hand he uses,choke him:vader

pixletwin
12-24-2010, 03:27 PM
Awesome pose. When I had Vader, Stormies, and Antilles that is how I had him posed too. :monkey2

Chigger58
01-03-2011, 10:00 PM
Just dropping a few photos I took of my Vader here. The rest are in my collection photos.

Thanks for looking.

<a href="http://s258.photobucket.com/albums/hh277/Chigger58/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_4841.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh277/Chigger58/IMG_4841.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s258.photobucket.com/albums/hh277/Chigger58/?action=view&amp;current=IMG_4839.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh277/Chigger58/IMG_4839.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

pixletwin
01-04-2011, 08:46 AM
Nice shots. Makes me feel a pang of regret for selling mine.

abake
01-04-2011, 09:04 AM
Why did you sell yours? It's a very cool figure that only requires small mods to make it brilliant.

devilof76
01-04-2011, 09:04 AM
Nice shots. Makes me feel a pang of regret for selling mine.

It will just make the day you get your full-reveal ROTJ Vader that much more satisfying.

pixletwin
01-04-2011, 09:07 AM
Why did you sell yours? It's a very cool figure that only requires small mods to make it brilliant.

Needed money. I sold nearly 2/3 of my entire SW collection last year.


It will just make the day you get your full-reveal ROTJ Vader that much more satisfying.

:exactly::clap:yess:

Archer07
01-06-2011, 06:29 PM
I got the helmet apart. Just need to stop by hardware store for a file. Going to modify Vader's helmet tomorrow.

D. Martin
01-06-2011, 06:33 PM
As much as I love this figure, the too-tall body just never sat right with me, so I started looking for a new buck. Took a while, but then I remembered Vader looked the way he did because the cast a tall muscle man to play him. With that in mind, I got another Hot Toys T-800 today and did this:

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2011/VaderBodyMod.jpg

highlanderpdx
01-07-2011, 07:07 AM
The height look much better but the costume is a little baggy, a small nit for such an big improvement.

shocktrooper_au
01-07-2011, 07:15 AM
Was it a straight forward coversion, as I've seen someone else post the same mod, I've considered buying a t800 body too though didn't want to wreck the Vader figure

D. Martin
01-07-2011, 08:55 AM
The height look much better but the costume is a little baggy, a small nit for such an big improvement.

You think? It's way tighter.

D. Martin
01-07-2011, 08:57 AM
Was it a straight forward coversion, as I've seen someone else post the same mod, I've considered buying a t800 body too though didn't want to wreck the Vader figure

That was my goal. It isa straight forward conversion. The only thing I haven't figured out yet is the neck dumbbell. It needs a shorter dumbbell that has the same sized balls on either side.

No Vader or T-800 was harmed in creating this piece.

Deak Starkiller
01-07-2011, 09:09 AM
The height look much better but the costume is a little baggy, a small nit for such an big improvement.

Baggy? I don't think so, he looks like he should be carrying Malcolm McDowell around in a rich man's house. Looks great Dave!

shocktrooper_au
01-07-2011, 03:34 PM
Thanks Dave it's a great conversion looks much better IMO, it also makes the inner & outer robes hang to the correct height

galactiboy
01-07-2011, 03:43 PM
Looks very good Dave... probably the best I've seen, although that would be quite an investment as the T-800 body sells for some serious scratch.

Seems the most economical height mod is the replacing the torso joint with one from a Stormtrooper.

barryo
01-07-2011, 05:58 PM
Looks very good Dave... probably the best I've seen, although that would be quite an investment as the T-800 body sells for some serious scratch.

Seems the most economical height mod is the replacing the torso joint with one from a Stormtrooper.

yep, i did that one as well.
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg45/barryo_photos/wips/Picture037-3.jpg?t=1279427874

D. Martin
01-07-2011, 10:06 PM
But look at those monkey arms

barryo
01-07-2011, 10:14 PM
But look at those monkey arms

monkey arms schmonkey arms...............:pfft:

:lol............i dig him.

Wor-Gar
01-07-2011, 10:34 PM
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2011/VaderBodyMod.jpghttp://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg45/barryo_photos/wips/Picture037-3.jpg?t=1279427874

I'd agree from these two pics that the T-800 conversion looks better.

Come clean, Dave -- didn't someone else do this a long time ago?

Anyway, the only thing that bugs me with Dave's is the head position/neck. Obviously the neck connection needs some work here and isn't a clean swap.

D. Martin
01-07-2011, 11:08 PM
It's a clean swap. Just needs a proper dumbbell to attach the two pieces. The socket in the helmet is the sane size as the T-800's neck, but the T-800 (standard HT) dumbbell has a larger ball for the head socket. Some other company must have a compatible piece.

As for someone else doing it first, if someone has I wasn't aware...

samueljd
01-08-2011, 01:55 AM
Vader looks great on the T-800. I had ported mine over to a Predator body a long time ago.

D. Martin
01-08-2011, 11:27 AM
Vader looks great on the T-800. I had ported mine over to a Predator body a long time ago.

I was thinking about that too. Do you have pics?

Customikey
01-08-2011, 07:16 PM
I was thinking about that too. Do you have pics?

My Vader on a Pred body.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w272/Customikey/Customikeys%20Toys%20of%20Wonder/P9060015.jpg

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w272/Customikey/Customikeys%20Toys%20of%20Wonder/P9060008.jpg

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w272/Customikey/Customikeys%20Toys%20of%20Wonder/P9060012.jpg

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w272/Customikey/Customikeys%20Toys%20of%20Wonder/P9060007.jpg

shocktrooper_au
01-08-2011, 07:47 PM
It's a clean swap. Just needs a proper dumbbell to attach the two pieces. The socket in the helmet is the sane size as the T-800's neck, but the T-800 (standard HT) dumbbell has a larger ball for the head socket. Some other company must have a compatible piece.

As for someone else doing it first, if someone has I wasn't aware...

I'm not suprised your unaware, I think it's only in the t800 thread also he didn't use the SSZC helmet. I'm definatey going to do this though, so every apart fromt the head is a simple swap yeah?

Dwayne Dibbly
01-08-2011, 08:14 PM
Great Vader - cheers

D. Martin
01-08-2011, 10:01 PM
I'm not suprised your unaware, I think it's only in the t800 thread also he didn't use the SSZC helmet. I'm definatey going to do this though, so every apart fromt the head is a simple swap yeah?

Just like dressing a barbie. You're five year old sister could do it.

Darth Mitchell
01-09-2011, 09:24 AM
Just like dressing a barbie. You're five year old sister could do it.

Never give Vader to your five year old sister or he may turn out like this...
http://www.allfunnypictures.com/images2/pinkvader.jpg

jkno
01-09-2011, 10:00 AM
Great Vaders D.Martin and Cmikey! :clap


Never give Vader to your five year old sister or he may turn out like this...
http://www.allfunnypictures.com/images2/pinkvader.jpg

But that will make it unique and very sought after :lol

Darth Mitchell
01-09-2011, 10:16 AM
Great Vaders D.Martin and Cmikey! :clap



But that will make it unique and very sought after :lol

You're right! May ask my parents to give me a five year old sister so she can make a rare Vader doll :lol

Archer07
01-09-2011, 10:39 AM
http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww279/Archer07_bucket/sw3.jpg

Helmet modified on my Vader

Darth Mitchell
01-10-2011, 10:13 AM
Helmet modified on my Vader

Looks like you did the cape to :D

Archer07
01-10-2011, 02:08 PM
Nope, just lowered the helmet. That was challenging enough. The cape is the same.

Darth Mitchell
01-10-2011, 02:20 PM
Nope, just lowered the helmet. That was challenging enough. The cape is the same.

Wow it looks nice :D Did you Iron it?

Archer07
01-10-2011, 02:38 PM
Nope, no iron. Didn't do anything to the cape.

tigerslash51
03-11-2011, 04:21 PM
How much is a good price for this figure?

I don't want to overpay.

CyberVillain
03-11-2011, 04:51 PM
I really don't understand people that display that transparent red thingy lightsaber, If thats what I have I rather dislay the unlit version...

Wake
03-11-2011, 04:56 PM
I really don't understand people that display that transparent red thingy lightsaber, If thats what I have I rather dislay the unlit version...

:exactly::exactly:

That's why i have this...

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/omarsdm/Detolf%20Movies/Detolf0021.jpg

marker2037
03-11-2011, 05:19 PM
Quit braggin wake :lol

jkno
03-12-2011, 01:49 AM
None of my Vader figures (SS and 2 Medi) are displayed with the red plastic poles in the hand. Vader is impressive by his own, no need to take out the lightsaber. As for cathode sabers -they are cool, but when unlit, not much better than the red pole IMO.

Valentin
03-12-2011, 06:40 AM
Just for fun...

First
Join the Empire, We drink Coco-Cola
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/valentin_j99/Drinks%20for%2012inch/th_P1080288.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v494/valentin_j99/Drinks%20for%2012inch/?action=view&current=P1080288.jpg)

Shoik!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/valentin_j99/Drinks%20for%2012inch/th_P1080286.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v494/valentin_j99/Drinks%20for%2012inch/?action=view&current=P1080286.jpg)

Second
If your hydration system fails, there's always Vvlvic
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/valentin_j99/Drinks%20for%2012inch/th_P1080285.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v494/valentin_j99/Drinks%20for%2012inch/?action=view&current=P1080285.jpg)

But Lord Vader drinks....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/valentin_j99/Drinks%20for%2012inch/th_P1080291.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v494/valentin_j99/Drinks%20for%2012inch/?action=view&current=P1080291.jpg)

amidala_zelda
04-08-2011, 04:31 PM
let me share my collection..
"Vader and his partners in crime" :)

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n635/amidala_zelda/SithLordswallpaper640x480.jpg

Batfreak
04-08-2011, 04:33 PM
ive got one for sale if anyones interested.

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92729

FlyAndFight
04-08-2011, 07:13 PM
let me share my collection..
"Vader and his partners in crime" :)

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n635/amidala_zelda/SithLordswallpaper640x480.jpg

Great photo and poses!! :rock

plasticcrapmoneywaster
04-08-2011, 08:54 PM
let me share my collection..
"Vader and his partners in crime" :)

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n635/amidala_zelda/SithLordswallpaper640x480.jpg


WOW! That is awesome! You make that Hasbro Grievious which by all standards is a serious piece of poo-doo look awesome! That's amazing.
:clap

amidala_zelda
04-08-2011, 10:53 PM
Great photo and poses!! :rock
thx masterbro :)


WOW! That is awesome! You make that Hasbro Grievious which by all standards is a serious piece of poo-doo look awesome! That's amazing.
:clap

yup, grievous looks awesome after "scale surgery", more threatening and intimidating.. thx masterbro..
best regards from indonesian starwars fanboys!!!

Coheteboy
04-09-2011, 11:37 AM
Great shot, FlyandFight!

You just reminded me of when I got the 12" General Grievous on the TRU opening night of the toy release. I went home, took it out, and it was so flimsy and cheap that I immediately returned it saying it was broken. It was such a bad toy.

Can't wait for Sideshow/Hot Toys to attempt it!!!!

amidala_zelda
04-09-2011, 12:27 PM
Great shot, FlyandFight!

You just reminded me of when I got the 12" General Grievous on the TRU opening night of the toy release. I went home, took it out, and it was so flimsy and cheap that I immediately returned it saying it was broken. It was such a bad toy.

Can't wait for Sideshow/Hot Toys to attempt it!!!!

hmm.. actually that "Vader and his partners in crime" picture was photographed by me :)...
Grievous hasbro actually was a bad toy, but with a little bit modification (rescaled and repainted) he looks awesome now :)

Rzeznikk
04-09-2011, 09:05 PM
:exactly::exactly:

That's why i have this...

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/omarsdm/Detolf%20Movies/Detolf0021.jpg

Ive always enjoyed seeing your Vader with the light up saber like that. Is that a plug in one or the battery powered one? I have a battery powered one and the battery doesnt last long on mine. would like a stronger light too...

jkno
04-10-2011, 02:38 AM
BTW does that cathode lightsaber come with a connector for batteries, if so what kind of batteries does it use? Can you hide it inside Vader's suit? Or does it work with adapter?

elar
04-10-2011, 03:07 AM
let me share my collection..
"Vader and his partners in crime" :)

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n635/amidala_zelda/SithLordswallpaper640x480.jpg

Very nice shot!

My shot
http://nd04.jxs.cz/044/734/fea3b0ea03_75120631_o1.jpg

Venomous venom
04-10-2011, 08:38 AM
NOOOO!!!!repost my old goodies
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm172/ezratheskywalker/14.jpg

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm172/ezratheskywalker/P7290608.jpg

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm172/ezratheskywalker/P7290610.jpg

jkno
04-10-2011, 09:25 AM
http://i53.tinypic.com/1588sxj.jpg

Venomous venom
04-10-2011, 09:34 AM
LOLs...hahahas

elar
04-10-2011, 02:32 PM
Nice Maul's repaint! Really nice mod!

Wake
04-11-2011, 07:22 PM
My cathode saber is AC powered. You can hide the cable in the cape.

Brent72
05-30-2011, 05:48 PM
For anyone who is interested, I have my Exclusive Vader up in the For Sale/Trade section. Here's a pic:

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/9268/img1107v.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/36/img1107v.jpg/)

canadaclone
05-30-2011, 08:37 PM
Ok, I have to ask, how did we light Vader's Saber? I understand the plug in and hiding the cable in cape...where is the light coming from?

78Myers
05-30-2011, 09:00 PM
My EX Vader MIB is up for sale...

zeiss
05-30-2011, 09:02 PM
Here are a few pics of my Vader with custom Hurricane helmet and Iforigno cape. Not the most dynamic pictures but I just wanted to take a couple quick pics as I love this figure with these custom additions.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/mmhand/IMG_3752-Copy.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/mmhand/IMG_3751-Copy.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/mmhand/IMG_3735-Copy.jpg

jkno
05-31-2011, 02:22 AM
Looks great!!

EVILFACE
05-31-2011, 10:59 AM
For anyone who is interested, I have my Exclusive Vader up in the For Sale/Trade section. Here's a pic:

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/9268/img1107v.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/36/img1107v.jpg/)

$375 :rotfl

pixletwin
05-31-2011, 11:06 AM
$375 :rotfl

:exactly::exactly::exactly:

Deak Starkiller
05-31-2011, 11:18 AM
I have seen them sell for more than that on Amazon. But that's ridiculoid. :duh One born every minute.

jkno
05-31-2011, 11:44 AM
I'll trade mine for a big house in Malibu :yess::exactly:

Brent72
05-31-2011, 02:17 PM
Hey, it never starts to start high and negotiate. I just saw a non-exclusive go for $350 shipped on eBay so obviously people are willing to pay. If it doesn't sell here, I'll just list it there....no sweat off my back.

Oh, and here's the link in case anyone doesn't believe me.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&hash=item27baf355c4&item=170640233924&nma=true&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&rt=nc&si=%252F6lJCRyw4xDFxBsiEvvQE2xPeHQ%253D

Lejuan
06-01-2011, 09:27 PM
If I didn't already have Vader and a Stormie I would've jumped on the one a fellow freak was offering a few weeks back - $200 for the pair :horror

darksith72
06-01-2011, 09:49 PM
my Darth Vader !! :wink1:

http://i23.servimg.com/u/f23/13/23/52/33/dscf0073.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1400&u=13235233)

78Myers
06-07-2011, 06:48 AM
Is SS going to revisit this character? I know some time ago they mentioned another version...

Cocoboloboy
06-07-2011, 10:15 AM
With the way darksith72's pic was taken those look like 1:1 figures.

ST1138
06-07-2011, 10:16 AM
Is SS going to revisit this character? I know some time ago they mentioned another version...


It's inevitable at some point and they have mentioned they will produce another version. It's just a matter of when. My guess is that it's still a little ways off with all the other announcements made, and announcements yet to come this year.

Vonhahn
06-08-2011, 06:23 AM
my Darth Vader !! :wink1:

http://i23.servimg.com/u/f23/13/23/52/33/dscf0073.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1400&u=13235233)

Nice picture, congrats! I love Vader....

shockwave
06-08-2011, 07:16 AM
http://i23.servimg.com/u/f23/13/23/52/33/dscf0073.jpg



Yeah looks like they're asking for directions at his front door.



SSC mentioned doing an ESB version on this one at some point. Hopefully they fix the helmet and height issues with that release. With those issues fixed that version would be the ultimate/must-have 1/6 Vader.


I thought I read somewhere (forgot where :slap) SSC will be doing ROTJ Vader? Well either one is fine with me folks. :clap

galactiboy
06-08-2011, 07:23 AM
Its funny, I've had my replacement cape for a couple months now but still haven't put it on :lol I did do the height mod and still need to lower the helmet.

After that I should be golden. Guess I have something to do this afternoon :lecture

Jedah Kalm
06-08-2011, 12:45 PM
Yay, this thread got bumped; a reason to post more pics of my Imperial setup.

(Vader: Helmet lowered, cape by lforigno)

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/Jedah-Kalm/Collection%20aka%20My%20Room/Imperial12.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/Jedah-Kalm/Collection%20aka%20My%20Room/Imperial11.jpg

Wor-Gar
06-08-2011, 06:20 PM
Ilforigno's Vader cape is lightyears better. If just the collar wasn't so big.

Natrix
06-08-2011, 07:24 PM
http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/1440/p1050273n.jpg

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/7986/p1050268s.jpg

barryo
06-08-2011, 08:22 PM
darth rider.....................:yess:

Jedah Kalm
06-08-2011, 11:07 PM
:lol Too awesome.

jkno
06-08-2011, 11:14 PM
http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/1440/p1050273n.jpg

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/7986/p1050268s.jpg

:lol:lol:lol:lol:clap:clap

ebor
06-08-2011, 11:14 PM
Darth-Easy Rider!

Jedah Kalm
06-08-2011, 11:15 PM
Seriously though, the next Vader figure had better be able to look down...

jedijim3002
06-19-2011, 05:41 AM
I know its medi and SS vader and fett respectively, but even if the SS fett was as tall as the SS stormie, he would be much taller in comparison to that photo. The SS stormie comes to Vaders shoulder.:rolleyes:

This figure looks awesome. I've changed my mind about sideshows Vader. I like it more now. That's why I have one on the way. The Stormtrooper in the tantive IV pic is shorter than most stormtroopers. They all varied in height. The majority were about 6 ft tall but some were shorter so comparing that pic and thinking all stormtroopers were that height is not accurate. It's easier to compare fett. Jeremy bullock is 6ft tall and Vader is about 6'7" in all his glory. Lando is 6'1" which is why he seems a hair taller than fett in other pics. Han and lando are the same height and they can both see directly over lukes head at 5'7". Medi fett is too small. Vader is too tall. End of story. Or not...

jedijim3002
06-19-2011, 05:54 AM
Jeremy Bullock was about 5'10 in ESB
This website is all about celeb heights. I guess they made it, as most actors claim to be about 2" taller than they are.
http://www.celebheights.com/s/Jeremy-Bulloch-319.html
He only looks about an inch taller than the 5'8" guy but you do shrink with age

I know this is an old post but I'm trying to read through all the information everyone has given in this thread and I had to comment. I met Jeremy bullock and he is 6ft. He may have shrunk a half inch but not much. My friend who has a fett costume was standing next to Jeremy in a pic and he is the same height. They are both 6 feet tall.

darthjuan007
06-19-2011, 09:48 AM
Damn....I saw this guy at a show yesterday. Very impressive!!! Thinking about getting one myself now. But without going back back 100's of pages. What's the difference between the SS and the Medicom?

Shalamar
06-19-2011, 10:07 AM
Seriously though, the next Vader figure had better be able to look down...

It's REALLY hard to look down when wearing that helmet. I have to bend over at the waist to do it. The armor, and the neck of the facemask make it nearly impossible.

Lejuan
06-19-2011, 11:14 AM
Damn....I saw this guy at a show yesterday. Very impressive!!! Thinking about getting one myself now. But without going back back 100's of pages. What's the difference between the SS and the Medicom?

A comparison from Alex's Toyhaven blog:

http://toyhaven.blogspot.com/2009/07/comparing-sideshow-with-medicom-and.html

darthjuan007
06-19-2011, 11:45 AM
A comparison from Alex's Toyhaven blog:

http://toyhaven.blogspot.com/2009/07/comparing-sideshow-with-medicom-and.html

Thanks. SS Vader it is!!!:yess::yess:

speedyweasel
06-19-2011, 04:04 PM
My Darth with lforigno cape and torso swap.

http://speedyweasel.com/images/darthcape1.jpg

http://speedyweasel.com/images/darthcape2.jpg

Lejuan
06-19-2011, 07:35 PM
My Darth with lforigno cape and torso swap.


Speedy do you have any side-by-side shots of Vader and a Stormie? Uh, on second thoughts, maybe don't post any. I've come to terms with SS Vader's height and don't need to see how much better it could be for losing a half inch :lol

speedyweasel
06-19-2011, 09:21 PM
Speedy do you have any side-by-side shots of Vader and a Stormie? Uh, on second thoughts, maybe don't post any. I've come to terms with SS Vader's height and don't need to see how much better it could be for losing a half inch :lol

Sure do bud, here's this is as close as I can get to "about right" in the size deptarment, mind you I had to use the torso conversion mod plus I had to use the xbox tippy toe mod aswell :wink1: its a secret dont tell anyone :)

http://speedyweasel.com/images/talljoke.jpg

http://speedyweasel.com/images/talljoke2.jpg

:P

PJB-1138
06-20-2011, 12:29 AM
I didn't think the controversy over Vader's height would be revived a year since his release. However, for those interested, here's the police line-up shot I took back when I first did the torso conversion to Vader, who is standing next to my lengthened Medicom Boba Fett & an unmodified Emperor & trooper for comparison:

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=990&pictureid=13879

And another without Palps:

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=990&pictureid=13858

Natrix
06-20-2011, 09:14 AM
Sorry but your Fett looks like Stilt Man. :lol

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS0JbqwqkbRvAmACBDikxFhpBFW133IG fFfOauIEEZzQegmCCcx

pixletwin
06-20-2011, 09:18 AM
:lol :lol :lol

jedijim3002
06-20-2011, 11:29 AM
I'm finally getting a sideshow Vader and have been studying the mods on here as well as other threads. Can't wait to get it.

EVILFACE
06-20-2011, 11:32 AM
Stilted Boba Fett :lol

I lowered Vaders helmet and called it a day. Love his height. He is a imposing figure on the shelf.

pixletwin
06-20-2011, 11:49 AM
Stupidest thing I have ever done as a collector was selling my ANH Vader. :lecture

Anzik
06-20-2011, 11:57 AM
Stupidest thing I have ever done as a collector was selling my ANH Vader, especially for so little. :lecture
Fixed :D :D

Lejuan
06-20-2011, 07:49 PM
@ Speedy and PJB - thanks for posting the pics. Thankfully I remain happy with Vader's stock height, especially for the trouble involved. Plus I already have lforigno's cape at the stock Vader height. If I grow some balls I might yank the helmet off and dremel it out - shorten Vader a tad and make the helmet sit better seems like a good solution.

TheGent
06-20-2011, 11:09 PM
I just wish another Vader would be released to get my hands on that icon without getting broke. Um, I mean more broke if such a thing exists.

galactiboy
06-21-2011, 07:42 AM
I prefer Vader with the height mod, but even w/o it he's still pretty badass. The new cape though really makes a huge difference. It just hangs so well off him, looks like he just walked off the screen.

Sideshow tailoring is very nice, but the material and lining is just too thick to work well w/o a wire.

jedijim3002
06-21-2011, 02:57 PM
Anyone know where I can get that cape?

pixletwin
06-21-2011, 03:06 PM
Fixed :D :D

Undersold it... twice! :mad::mad::mad:

FLOSI
06-21-2011, 03:11 PM
I did the dome and height mod to mine. I'd say it's the crown jewel of my collection. :lecture

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/DSCF1215.jpg

barryo
06-21-2011, 04:04 PM
vader is impressive ............most impressive.

singularly he is my favorite figure & is quite the presence over all others.

FLOSI
06-21-2011, 04:34 PM
He's one of a very few figures that I don't use a stand for.... Hell, I've never taken his stand out of the box.... I know that's not unusual for most but I do live in the SF Bay Area, so earthquakes are always a worry. :(

jedijim3002
06-21-2011, 05:45 PM
I bought one from Ironfingaz up here. It should be here any day now. Can't wait.

Lejuan
06-21-2011, 07:05 PM
Anyone know where I can get that cape?

lforigno was selling them, and he still has his ebay listing open:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CUSTOM-1-6-Star-Wars-sideshow-Darth-Vader-cape-/290556351589?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a6821465

You should contact him via this forum though, you may be able to save a few bucks as a paypal gift rather than do the deal via ebay. They are beautifully made.

jedijim3002
06-22-2011, 06:44 AM
Cool. Thank you very much for the info.

jedijim3002
06-23-2011, 01:21 AM
My Vader finally arrived today and all I can say is WOW! I did the helmet mod and I'm in the process of modding the height. This is truly an awesome figure to behold. I still think the dome needs a bit more flare on both sides. But other than that he is perfect IMHO.

Lejuan
06-23-2011, 01:35 AM
My Vader finally arrived today and all I can say is WOW! I did the helmet mod and I'm in the process of modding the height. This is truly an awesome figure to behold. I still think the dome needs a bit more flare on both sides. But other than that he is perfect IMHO.

Congrats! You don't mess around :lol

shocktrooper_au
06-23-2011, 01:57 AM
Hasbro dome & and new cape are the only things needed IMO

jedijim3002
06-23-2011, 05:06 AM
Hasbro dome & and new cape are the only things needed IMO

I've got a hasbro dome on the way to see what it looks like in comparison. I'll probably do the same with the cape as well. I'm such a nit picker. Vader is supposed to be 2.02 meters tall which equates to 6'7". That translates to 13 1/4" in 1/6 scale. I'm still trying to figure out how I'll do it.

jedijim3002
06-23-2011, 05:56 AM
Anybody have a picture of the hasbro dome swap?

zeiss
06-23-2011, 06:15 AM
^I have somthing close to the hasbro dome mod. My Vader has a Hurricane helmet, which used the Hasbro dome as a basis. Additionally, my Vader is donning the custom iforigno cape. These pictures I previously posted show the mods. It is a HUGE improvement.


Here are a few pics of my Vader with custom Hurricane helmet and Iforigno cape. Not the most dynamic pictures but I just wanted to take a couple quick pics as I love this figure with these custom additions.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/mmhand/IMG_3752-Copy.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/mmhand/IMG_3751-Copy.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k257/mmhand/IMG_3735-Copy.jpg

Brinn 71
06-23-2011, 07:00 AM
Anybody have a picture of the hasbro dome swap?

Here you go, and CONGRATS on a great figure purchase! :clap

Here is my Vader with height mod and Hasbro helmet swap, next to an untouched Vader head from SS:
http://home.cogeco.ca/~brinn71/Vader_02.jpg

Notice I added the widows peak to the Hasbro dome.

Here are some more pics of my custom Vader:
http://home.cogeco.ca/~brinn71/Vader_03.jpg
http://home.cogeco.ca/~brinn71/Vader_04.jpg

For the height mod I just chopped 1 1/4 from his super long thighs and re-attached them with epoxy. Before:
http://home.cogeco.ca/~brinn71/body.jpg

And after:
http://home.cogeco.ca/~brinn71/body_2.jpg

GOOD LUCK!

galactiboy
06-23-2011, 07:28 AM
Not bad, but the front of the dome looks a bit low to me, other than that great.

What did you do with the Hasbro dome? I have one and figure I might just use that rather than modify the Sideshow one.

Brinn 71
06-23-2011, 07:42 AM
I was going for this look here on my Vader:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b345/RoCKo_1975/DarthVaderANH-HD2.jpg

All I did with the Hasbro dome was add the widow's peak with Magic Sculp and painted it with Tamiya black, which matches the dome's colour quite nicely, I think. I used tack to attach the dome, so I can also adjust it at any time.

galactiboy
06-23-2011, 07:49 AM
Well I now retract my statement... looks spot-on to that image. And thanks for the info on the dome mods :duff

Brinn 71
06-23-2011, 08:07 AM
Well I now retract my statement... looks spot-on to that image. And thanks for the info on the dome mods :duff

THANK YOU SIR! :hi5:

jedijim3002
06-23-2011, 10:56 AM
Wow. That looks really good. I can't wait for my hasbro dome to show up. Thanks for the pics. I knew I had seen them I just couldn't remember where.

darthjuan007
06-25-2011, 02:07 PM
I just got my own Vader today...and WOW!!! Can't wait to put next to my other figures. Almost...almost don't want open the box.:thud:

darthjuan007
06-28-2011, 09:46 AM
:exactly::exactly:

That's why i have this...

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/omarsdm/Detolf%20Movies/Detolf0021.jpg

Does anybody know where to get one of these light-up lightsabers????

Lejuan
06-28-2011, 06:40 PM
They can still be found on ebay, but from what I've read the light is so dim it's hardly worth it unless the display is really low light. I suspect all the awesome looking ones on this thread are modded and hooked up to a usb power source rather than running off batteries.

Wor-Gar
06-28-2011, 07:05 PM
They can still be found on ebay, but from what I've read the light is so dim it's hardly worth it unless the display is really low light. I suspect all the awesome looking ones on this thread are modded and hooked up to a usb power source rather than running off batteries.

That's a cathode above in that pic -- no way it one of those battery operated $30 light-up sabers.

I got one of those battery sabers from Q and it sucks. Doesn't light-up half the time and when it does its very dim. Looks nice at night, that's it.

It may be just that I have a lame one... but I'll never know because Q never sent me the requested replacement for it.

:gah:

Commtech
06-28-2011, 07:46 PM
That's a cathode above in that pic -- no way it one of those battery operated $30 light-up sabers.

I got one of those battery sabers from Q and it sucks. Doesn't light-up half the time and when it does its very dim. Looks nice at night, that's it.

It may be just that I have a lame one... but I'll never know because Q never sent me the requested replacement for it.

:gah:


I've seen several in person and they are all like that, Wor, which is why I never got one. :vader

Wor-Gar
06-28-2011, 09:57 PM
You were smart. I.... failed.

Commtech
06-28-2011, 10:11 PM
You were smart. I.... failed.

I don't blame you Wor.... I would've bought it, if it wasn't because I got to see the open ones. I was really excited about this light saber. In fact, I would've still bought it in spite of the weak light, but the price was too high.

Remy
06-28-2011, 11:14 PM
Does anybody know where to get one of these light-up lightsabers????

A fellow board member here named Katkuru sells cathode lightsabers that plug into a wall. You don't want the battery powered ones on eBay, they are dim. The cathode sabers are bright. And they last long. On weekends, I sometimes leave them on all day/night. I've had mine for awhile now and they are very bright. He sells them also at a very modest price, fully assembled for board members. Here's mine.
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g402/Remy869/Hawt%20Toys/starkiller.jpg

Jay1138
06-29-2011, 02:23 AM
Love this figure. Glad I got it when I did and did the Hasbro helmet Mod. Looks soooo much better.

Hoping Sideshow does Grand Moff Tarkin to go with him.

Wor-Gar
06-29-2011, 04:03 PM
A fellow board member here named Katkuru sells cathode lightsabers that plug into a wall. You don't want the battery powered ones on eBay, they are dim. The cathode sabers are bright. And they last long. On weekends, I sometimes leave them on all day/night. I've had mine for awhile now and they are very bright. He sells them also at a very modest price, fully assembled for board members.

I would say that's the way to go.

For me though, I just hate to have to hide the wire and deal with transformer box and find proximity to a plug. It's cool if you're gonna leave it stand somewhere that can hide all that but my figs are just on glass in the open so its problematic.

Jay1138
06-30-2011, 02:20 AM
I hate having to hide wires also. The saber he comes with is perfectly good, so I don't have to worry about wires in the way of cool poses.

cr0w
07-02-2011, 08:23 AM
If anyone's still looking for one of these, mine's up for grabs. One of the straps on his abdomen doohickey broke off, but is still attached to the figure and can be fixed with some glue.

Asking $150, and you can find my thread in the For Sale section.

bmarz1000
07-02-2011, 09:22 AM
If anyone's still looking for one of these, mine's up for grabs. One of the straps on his abdomen doohickey broke off, but is still attached to the figure and can be fixed with some glue.

Asking $150, and you can find my thread in the For Sale section.

Much better price than I've been seeing as of late. You shouldn't have too much trouble finding him a home.

jedijim3002
07-02-2011, 04:51 PM
I just got my exclusive one a few weeks ago from a board member for $250.00 shipped from Denmark. If I had the cash I'd buy it to do a different version. That's a great price! If someone doesn't snatch that up I'd be shocked.

jedijim3002
07-02-2011, 09:32 PM
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/3f469049.jpg
Here is mine with the hasbro dome and height mod. I was able to knock about an inch off him taking out the smaller midsection piece and shortening the thighs. Now he's about 13 1/2 inches.

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/8b840661.jpg

Still have a bit more work to do but he's good for the most part.

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/84b3c8ce.jpg

shocktrooper_au
07-02-2011, 09:34 PM
looks nice, though Luke looks a bit [email protected]

EXOTICLEX
07-02-2011, 09:35 PM
looks good to me

jedijim3002
07-02-2011, 11:00 PM
Thanks. I think he turned out well. Just need to get a chain and shorten the arms a bit. Luke does look upset. It's the "I can feel your anger" look I was going for.

wax murderer
07-03-2011, 03:49 AM
Well, that is the Medicom Luke, who is very short. Most short guys I know tend to be a bit pissy...PS

jedijim3002
07-03-2011, 11:09 AM
Napoleon syndrome. Lol

chRd
07-03-2011, 10:39 PM
that looks great jedijim. how'd you manage to paint the new dome and match the gloss?

shockwave
07-04-2011, 06:53 AM
looks nice, though Luke looks a bit [email protected]

I would be too if I asked my father to come back w/me, and his reply was I am the Emperor's b*&^% & you will be too.

:rotfl

jedijim3002
07-04-2011, 09:54 AM
I would be too if I asked my father to come back w/me, and his reply was I am the Emperor's b*&^% & you will be too.

:rotfl

Ha ha ha! That is awesome! I love it. As far as paint. I didn't do anything to the dome. It was a loose figure and I just glued it on the sideshow head. That's it. I got lucky I guess. The dome was kinda dingy so it sorta matched.

darthjuan007
07-07-2011, 06:23 PM
Here's a quick pic of mine!!!!

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o313/quezadawife/Mobile%20Uploads/Photo1156.jpg

stshammgod
07-07-2011, 06:47 PM
Anyone make custom, more accurate domes for these? What's the best solution?

jedijim3002
07-07-2011, 06:58 PM
Anyone make custom, more accurate domes for these? What's the best solution?

Hasbo Vader dome. Unless someone here is selling a cast of one.

stshammgod
07-07-2011, 07:03 PM
Simple swap and glue? Or poster putty or something?

jedijim3002
07-07-2011, 08:55 PM
I had to dremel a bit of the stabilizers out of the inside. There are 4 pieces that make the dome stable to the hasbro head. I just dremeled them out completely so I'd have a smooth surface to work with on the inside to get a better idea of where I wanted to have it sit. I glued mine on with contact cement but if I had to do it over again I would have used earth magnets. Really powerful ones you can find at walmart in the craft or sewing section.

Brinn 71
07-07-2011, 08:59 PM
Simple swap and glue? Or poster putty or something?

I puttied mine, so if I ever want to re-align it, I can. ;)