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rhboyd
07-08-2011, 01:25 PM
crap crap crap!!!!

I height modded mine... gave him a better Star Wars pain job... re-sculpted the peak on the helmet... NOW I know I need the Hasbro dome... gorram.

anybody know where to find one?? there was a sale thread, but it's over...

jedijim3002
07-08-2011, 02:08 PM
I bought the whole hasbro figure off eBay. Now I'm stuck with the rest of it.

rhboyd
07-08-2011, 02:16 PM
re-create Vader's end from jedi on your bar-b-que!!!

jedijim3002
07-08-2011, 02:40 PM
re-create Vader's end from jedi on your bar-b-que!!!

Brilliant! I'll take some pics.

rhboyd
07-08-2011, 02:42 PM
BTW...

does it matter which release version of Vader from Hasbro??
-r.

katkuru
07-09-2011, 03:18 PM
BTW...

does it matter which release version of Vader from Hasbro??
-r.

As long as its the one with the 3 peice mask, they are all the same.

chRd
07-10-2011, 10:39 PM
so even the 2 pack (with maul) will suffice? just looking at some net photos but can't seem to check if vader's a 3 piece..

you still have to paint the hasbro dome to match the SS?

jedijim3002
07-10-2011, 10:51 PM
so even the 2 pack (with maul) will suffice? just looking at some net photos but can't seem to check if vader's a 3 piece..

you still have to paint the hasbro dome to match the SS?

Yes. The 2 pack one is the figure I got and it is a 3 piece helmet. I did not have to paint my dome. I think it looks great as is.

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

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

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/40671e16.jpg

Brent72
07-10-2011, 11:08 PM
Definitely better than the SS dome. Looks great.

jedijim3002
07-11-2011, 12:03 AM
Definitely better than the SS dome. Looks great.

Thanks. I think so too. I'll try to post some better pics that I didn't take with my phone.

dragontron
07-11-2011, 12:08 AM
Looking to sell my MIB Vader for $200 plus shipping!

stshammgod
07-11-2011, 06:47 AM
No kidding on the dome. Makes a big difference. Amazing ss got that so wrong. Nobody's perfect I guess.

automaton
07-11-2011, 11:31 AM
SST didn't get the dome wrong... they got the placement of the dome wrong. with a little adjustment, the SST helmet / dome can look spectacular.

rhboyd
07-11-2011, 11:53 AM
SST didn't get the dome wrong... they got the placement of the dome wrong. with a little adjustment, the SST helmet / dome can look spectacular.

THAT'S what I'm thinking too!!! do you need to cut away the head, inside the helmet at all to get it to sit right?!? Can it be flared a little more?!?

-r.

galactiboy
07-11-2011, 11:58 AM
SST didn't get the dome wrong... they got the placement of the dome wrong. with a little adjustment, the SST helmet / dome can look spectacular.

I feel the same way... the flair may be a bit off; but the biggest issue is placement.

automaton
07-11-2011, 12:12 PM
THAT'S what I'm thinking too!!! do you need to cut away the head, inside the helmet at all to get it to sit right?!? Can it be flared a little more?!?

-r.

yes, removing the inside of the helmet is key... the flare takes care of itself once positioned on the mask properly.

stshammgod
07-11-2011, 12:18 PM
really? So you have to do some dremeling or something on the SS helmet to get it to sit right eh? The only thing I thought about the helmet was that it was too narrow. Maybe like you said, from the angle it's placed on. Interesting. I think I'll keep the SS dome as is and use the Hasbro one for display. I can always put the SS one back on at any time. :)

automaton
07-11-2011, 12:21 PM
the dremel is one's best friend when it comes to the SST Vader.

galactiboy
07-11-2011, 12:22 PM
really? So you have to do some dremeling or something on the SS helmet to get it to sit right eh? The only thing I thought about the helmet was that it was too narrow. Maybe like you said, from the angle it's placed on. Interesting. I think I'll keep the SS dome as is and use the Hasbro one for display. I can always put the SS one back on at any time. :)

Basically the supports on the inside of the dome need to be whittled down so it sits a bit lower and over his brow. There have been some very good tutorials, but not sure where they are in the thread :huh

rhboyd
07-11-2011, 12:29 PM
yeah... I searched around, but no tutorials... the inside of my dome is dremmeled out... no supports left... but it's not sliding back over the neck enough... might have to remove some of the top of his head...

scared...

-r.

jedijim3002
07-11-2011, 12:31 PM
I tried dremeling out the SS dome and it did improve the look considerably when placed correctly. However, when I put the Hasbro dome on, also having to dremel out the inside, it was like night and day. I like the SS dome but for me the Hasbro is more accurate because it's larger, has a wider flare, and a more natural shape as a-posed to the narrower top that fits on the head and its overall shortness. It's larger from front to back top to bottom and side to side. IMHO the sideshow dome makes Vader look like the little Dutch boy. But that's just me. I say get a hasbro and try it out. If you don't like it you haven't ruined your Vader.

rhboyd
07-11-2011, 12:34 PM
gah!!!!

need hasbro dome... I have to see it in person!!!

gah!!!!!!

galactiboy
07-11-2011, 12:34 PM
yeah... I searched around, but no tutorials... the inside of my dome is dremmeled out... no supports left... but it's not sliding back over the neck enough... might have to remove some of the top of his head...

scared...

-r.

Take some poster tac (the putty that doesn't dry, but holds up pictures) and use a glob of that to help get the dome in just the right position. Its not a permanent glue, but will allow you to get the look you want w/o a lot of extra surgery.

rhboyd
07-11-2011, 12:36 PM
I'm not so worried about gluing... but about carving away his head to make it sit right...

good idea about the blu-tack tho!!!
thanks!
-r.

rhboyd
07-11-2011, 12:38 PM
http://photos.imageevent.com/afap/wallpapers/movies/starwarsanewhope//Darth%20Vader.jpg

want THIS!!!!
-r.

wax murderer
07-11-2011, 06:23 PM
You do NOT have to remove any material from the Vader mask with the Hasbro dome.For that matter, you don't need to remove much from the helmet. The mounting spike has 4 ribs that can go,but the spike is actually good to keep, as it provides a locater;you just have to drill a second hole for it.The simple fact is that the SST helmet is too narrow and short to be accurate.Good luck finding one;Hurricane apparently has a mold, but he's oos at the moment(we allwish him well)...PS

jedijim3002
07-11-2011, 06:35 PM
Here are a few more pics of my Sideshow Vader with Hasbro dome. Little bit better lighting. I'll post some comparison shots of the two domes when I get a chance.

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_7930.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_7908.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_7909.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_7910.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_7911.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_7912.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_7913.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_7914.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_7915.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_7916.jpg

chRd
07-11-2011, 10:01 PM
that's a nice mod using the hasbro helmet. i guess matching the paint with the face armor makes it even better!

to those who are having a hard time getting a hasbro dome, the original SS dome ain't so bad to use. there are some tutorials here and are really worth backtracking. ive made some mods with mine using the instructions provided by the masters. pictures below with the original SS dome:

http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt205/chrd_isleta/IMG_3303.jpghttp://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt205/chrd_isleta/IMG_3310.jpg

http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt205/chrd_isleta/IMG_3318.jpg

http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt205/chrd_isleta/IMG_3312.jpg

did my own version of a vader comparison:

http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt205/chrd_isleta/vader1.jpg

DarthAlias
07-11-2011, 10:30 PM
could you post a link on how to mod the SS dome? Great pics by the way!

automaton
07-11-2011, 11:31 PM
all one has to do is dremel the inner workings of the SST helmet down to nothing... smooth them away and the helmet will be able to be fitted with a much better result.

rhboyd
07-11-2011, 11:50 PM
That last comparison pic is FABULOUS!!!!! problems with the overall sculpt of the helmet... but the dome size looks just right!!!!

yay!!!!
thanks so much!!!

modded mine up today... but my stupid FTP is messed... any good FTP progs for mac??? I wanna upload my pics!!

-r.

automaton
07-12-2011, 02:01 AM
i use TRANSMIT.

Uncanny Web-Slinger
08-20-2011, 05:39 PM
Could'nt find the Specs thread, so i thought i'd post here.

i was going through my Collectible invoices and found the one for this Vader, it cost a mere £75 at retail for me.

We sure have come a long (more expensive!!!) way

SwedishHeat
08-20-2011, 06:31 PM
Could'nt find the Specs thread, so i thought i'd post here.

i was going through my Collectible invoices and found the one for this Vader, it cost a mere £75 at retail for me.

We sure have come a long (more expensive!!!) way

Hmm, that's regular price for me. . . and still the most expensive SS fig I own.

SwedishHeat
08-20-2011, 06:32 PM
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt205/chrd_isleta/vader1.jpg

Pff, this fig is so inaccurate, look at how wrinkly his sleeves were in the film. Sideshow, how could you get this so wrong??

Uncanny Web-Slinger
08-20-2011, 06:43 PM
Pff, this fig is so inaccurate, look at how wrinkly his sleeves were in the film. Sideshow, how could you get this so wrong??

I sometimes lay awake at night staring at his sleeves and quietly plotting my revenge.

farrrs
08-20-2011, 07:51 PM
thinking of selling/trading this figure as theres more things i want! i know this goes for quite a bit on ebay and rarely pops up on there! anyone think id get a HT blade OR spidey for it in a trade??

Lejuan
08-20-2011, 08:00 PM
thinking of selling/trading this figure as theres more things i want! i know this goes for quite a bit on ebay and rarely pops up on there! anyone think id get a HT blade OR spidey for it in a trade??

Blade highly, highly unlikely as to be almost miraculous. Spidey... just not too sure who would trade their latest and greatest HT figure for a Vader tbh. You'd be better off hocking him off on ebay and putting the coin towards one of these I'd say.

Keep an eye out for a new Vader in 2012 and make sure you offload him before then :wink1:

farrrs
08-20-2011, 08:24 PM
Blade highly, highly unlikely as to be almost miraculous. Spidey... just not too sure who would trade their latest and greatest HT figure for a Vader tbh. You'd be better off hocking him off on ebay and putting the coin towards one of these I'd say.

Keep an eye out for a new Vader in 2012 and make sure you offload him before then :wink1:

another more accurate vader is coming? jheeze!

yeah i thought exactly what u said about spidey! prolly go the ebay route cheers!

PJB-1138
08-21-2011, 07:39 PM
It's nice to see that the Sideshow helmet modification debate is still alive & well here over a year since this figure was released. But, looking at chRd's photo, I can't help but wonder if he was inspired by the comparison pic I posted here nearly a year ago of my own modified Vader.

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

EVILFACE
08-21-2011, 07:46 PM
Pff, this fig is so inaccurate, look at how wrinkly his sleeves were in the film. Sideshow, how could you get this so wrong??

Thanks for the post.

Made me go out and burn my figure.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8ts1ny3df1qc823io1_500.jpg

chRd
08-22-2011, 01:35 AM
@ PJB-1138 - yup, got inspired with numerous takes like this. hence my disclaimer "did my own version.." have the clothing on top of the armor. to give credit, you guys started that take :)

farrrs
08-25-2011, 05:51 PM
put mine up on ebay (uk only) need funds for other stuff!

rhboyd
08-25-2011, 06:23 PM
think there's any interest in a Medicom Jedi Vader??

never really liked him... Sideshow one I modded is much nicer...

thoughts?
-r.

barryo
08-26-2011, 08:59 PM
finally got around to trying the hasbro dome mod...............:panic:

i haven't put any kind of glue/blue tack on it or repainted it yet but i do like it a bit more..........hard to say why other than seems a bit fuller/thicker........:dunno

first: ssc second: hasbro
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg45/barryo_photos/wips/vdrss1.jpghttp://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg45/barryo_photos/wips/vdrhas1.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg45/barryo_photos/wips/vdrss2.jpghttp://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg45/barryo_photos/wips/vdrhas2.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg45/barryo_photos/wips/vdrss3.jpghttp://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg45/barryo_photos/wips/vdrhas3.jpg

i really did this out of boredom but once i did this & took pics i could see a difference for myself. not a huge deal but like i said i was bored and wanted to try it out & somewhat pleased..........:peace

Darth_IMPoor
08-26-2011, 09:08 PM
Once you get that thing centered/set proper, it'll look like a million bucks.
Good call on the upgrade. I have the dome and a lforigno cape ready for when I re-aquire this guy.

barryo
08-26-2011, 09:10 PM
yea looking at the pics both are a little jacked up.................my hands arent as steady as they used to be..........:monkey2

Darth_IMPoor
08-26-2011, 09:30 PM
Drunken-ness will do that to a guy:lol

barryo
08-26-2011, 09:33 PM
im not near as think as you drunk i am thank you very much.........:pfft:

Boba Ben
08-26-2011, 09:41 PM
I'm just here to say that I have this figure and he's a badass mofo. That is all.

Deak Starkiller
08-26-2011, 11:31 PM
I'm sorry guys, the Hasbro dome looks lame. :dunno Lower the torso and lower the helmet itself. And if you have balls widen the dome.

stshammgod
08-27-2011, 04:20 AM
Whats the scoop with the height on this guy? In scale he looks to be about 8ft tall. People shortening him somehow?

Darth_IMPoor
08-27-2011, 09:16 AM
There are a few different methods to shorten him if you're brave enough to mod a $200 figure. They are all in here somewhere. I've seen hacking and removing sections of the thighs, but it seems the popular method is to replace his mid-section with that of a clone trooper (I think). The connecting points are similar. Then pad the waist a bit to fill in the suit. This bring him pretty close to scale without damaging anything.

FLOSI
09-20-2011, 02:49 PM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/DSCF1293.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/DSCF1297.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/DSCF1296.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/DSCF1290.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/DSCF1295.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/DSCF1294.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/DSCF1291.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/DSCF1298.jpg

Gipetto0812
09-20-2011, 03:08 PM
Great pics Flosi

man I wish those stormtroopers weren't so expensive now :monkey2

totally missed out on those

Jay1138
09-20-2011, 03:28 PM
I'm sorry guys, the Hasbro dome looks lame. :dunno Lower the torso and lower the helmet itself. And if you have balls widen the dome.

Have to disagree. I used a modified Hasbro dome and it looks fan f'n-tastic! MUCH better that just modifying the body or existing Sideshow dome which sucks.

pixletwin
09-20-2011, 03:32 PM
Great pics Flosi

man I wish those stormtroopers weren't so expensive now :monkey2

totally missed out on those

Yeah, I totally regret selling mine. I hope SS re-releases them.

Gipetto0812
09-20-2011, 03:39 PM
Yeah, I totally regret selling mine. I hope SS re-releases them.

I do too! right now I'm thinking of just getting either a blackhole stormtrooper or some other trooper that's cheaper than what the aftermarket price is for a storm trooper. and just repaint it with a nice glossy white and then detail the helmet to the right colors. It's the cheaper way to go right now

Deak Starkiller
09-20-2011, 03:39 PM
Have to disagree. I used a modified Hasbro dome and it looks fan f'n-tastic! MUCH better that just modifying the body or existing Sideshow dome which sucks.

Agree to disagree, I think it looks ok just not better. Both are missing the widow's peak.


Yeah, I totally regret selling mine. I hope SS re-releases them.

How much are they going for? Hmm...

Gipetto0812
09-20-2011, 03:47 PM
How much are they going for? Hmm...

on ebay, about $100-$150 from what I've seen, but closer to $150. You get lucky if you get it for about $100. Some have even gone as high as $200+ especially for the exclusive version

FLOSI
09-20-2011, 04:19 PM
Two of mine are just SDCC Han/Luke exclusives that I got cheap, sans heads. The other is the EX.

I'd imagine we'll see these released again at some point, hopefully they'll be a bit more like the Clones in terms of the armor.

jedijim3002
09-20-2011, 04:40 PM
Mine has been heavily modified to match Vader's true height and not an idealistic make believe height. He started out at 14 and 1/2 inches tall which would put him at 7 feet 3 inches. WAY TOO TALL! Prowse was 6 foot 3 inches. Add boots and helmet and he stands at a whopping 6 foot 7 inches which is the official Darth Vader height according to starwars.com. I removed the mid section completely and did not replace it with another. that brought him down 3/4 of an inch. Still not short enough. I modified the peg that connects the chest to the abs so it would now bridge the smaller gap between the two. It does not hinder articulation at all. I also took about a quarter inch off the thighs, which looked too long in the first place, and glued them back together. I then replaced the sideshow dome with a Hasbro and painted the chest armor segments silver for a more ROTJ look. He now stands at 13 and 1/2 inches tall but its close enough. I still have quite a bit I want to accomplish on this one but so far I think it's a vast improvement.
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/CopyofIMG_7938.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_7925.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_7920.jpg
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/CopyofIMG_7935.jpg

Shropt
09-20-2011, 05:41 PM
Your Medicom Luke looks pissed.

jedijim3002
09-20-2011, 06:21 PM
Thanks for noticing. I gave him a tan and turned his hair from green to brown. He might be pisses about that.

Deak Starkiller
09-20-2011, 07:29 PM
on ebay, about $100-$150 from what I've seen, but closer to $150. You get lucky if you get it for about $100. Some have even gone as high as $200+ especially for the exclusive version

Hmm. Thanks.


Two of mine are just SDCC Han/Luke exclusives that I got cheap, sans heads. The other is the EX.

I'd imagine we'll see these released again at some point, hopefully they'll be a bit more like the Clones in terms of the armor.

STFU Flosi! You know SSC doesn't re-release ____! When they release another Stormtrooper they'll be the 'tarded looking low brow JEDI/Special Edition versions. Bleh! :monkey4


Your Medicom Luke looks pissed.

Short 1/7th scale syndrome.


Thanks for noticing. I gave him a tan and turned his hair from green to brown. He might be pisses about that.

:lol

Also this is a great pic!

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_7920.jpg

http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo200/fborecki/sideshowcollectors/imagesCAAL3Z62.jpg

jedijim3002
09-20-2011, 08:05 PM
Ha ha ha! That is awesome! I love it.

Lejuan
09-20-2011, 08:15 PM
Great pics Flosi

man I wish those stormtroopers weren't so expensive now :monkey2

totally missed out on those

I passed on them when BBTS had their 'warehouse' find 6 months or so ago - stormies for $80, what the heck was I thinking passing on these :slap:gah:

But I was lucky enough to find one at the Toy Federation for $90. I ordered it and the remaining 4 went straight up to $130 the next day!? I can't believe SS don't have plans to do a re-run on these... there must be heaps of collectors still wanting to get these, either just the one or two or to build an army of them. Surely a new Vader would have to have them thinking hard about it...

Deak Starkiller
09-20-2011, 08:27 PM
I will be shocked if they re-release the Stormtrooper. I can see the JEDI version but no way is the SW version coming back out. Maybe if they do an ESB version that will be released.

chRd
09-21-2011, 02:13 AM
This is a good vader from SS. But then again, I'm hoping HT/SS revisits this soon. I don't want to go back to buying expensive figs only to do tiresome and scary mods

shocktrooper_au
09-21-2011, 03:38 AM
Great figure, with a few little tweaks!

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=39203&stc=1&d=1316601665

Gipetto0812
09-21-2011, 03:41 AM
I will be shocked if they re-release the Stormtrooper. I can see the JEDI version but no way is the SW version coming back out. Maybe if they do an ESB version that will be released.

What are the differences between Stormtroopers from the different movies?


This is a good vader from SS. But then again, I'm hoping HT/SS revisits this soon. I don't want to go back to buying expensive figs only to do tiresome and scary mods

well in an "Ask Sideshow" from awhile ago, they said something along the lines of having a deluxe ESB/ROTJ Vader and possibly see him by the end of this year.

My guess is we'll get a preview during the 12 Days of Sideshow if anything

Lejuan
09-21-2011, 03:45 AM
What are the differences between Stormtroopers from the different movies?


Here's a comparison of the different helmets:

http://www.starwarshelmets.com/original-stormtrooper-comparisons.htm


...the links at the bottom of the page point to the whole suit too.

jkno
09-21-2011, 03:45 AM
I will be shocked if they re-release the Stormtrooper. I can see the JEDI version but no way is the SW version coming back out. Maybe if they do an ESB version that will be released.

The ESB version wouldn't be much thing to change so I can see SS making them. ROTJ has a few more differences so that should be a partial new sculpt

Deak Starkiller
09-21-2011, 07:54 AM
The ESB version wouldn't be much thing to change so I can see SS making them. ROTJ has a few more differences so that should be a partial new sculpt

Oh, I know but it would justify re-releasing the Stormtrooper even if it were the changes would be ever so subtle.

chRd
09-21-2011, 08:08 AM
@ gipetto - thanks, now im practically on the fence whether to sell mine

jayveeeusebio
09-21-2011, 08:20 AM
Darn, I'm praying for SS of HT to make another version of Vader w/ Anakin's HS inside! :pray:

Cocoboloboy
09-21-2011, 10:41 AM
Shocktroopers pics reminded me of when I first got this and the difference a few tweaks made in the overall look.

Factory Direct:

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/762/img1372c.jpg (http://img44.imageshack.us/i/img1372c.jpg/)

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/223/img1374o.jpg (http://img268.imageshack.us/i/img1374o.jpg/)

Coco Direct:

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/1166/016ev.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/i/016ev.jpg/)
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/2954/017vhl.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/i/017vhl.jpg/)
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/1693/030w.jpg (http://img178.imageshack.us/i/030w.jpg/)
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2889/035gws.jpg (http://img101.imageshack.us/i/035gws.jpg/)
http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/674/010yh.jpg (http://img824.imageshack.us/i/010yh.jpg/)
http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/5876/013km.jpg (http://img375.imageshack.us/i/013km.jpg/)

pixletwin
09-21-2011, 10:48 AM
I wish someone would sell me there Vader. :monkey2

(for less than $151)

Deak Starkiller
09-21-2011, 10:56 AM
I wish someone would sell me there Vader. :monkey2

(for less than $151)

$152???? :lol

pixletwin
09-21-2011, 10:58 AM
I'd take that. :lol

Lee in MI
09-21-2011, 11:03 AM
Hey Coco,

What mods did you do? Looks like the helmet mod & a new cape? Is that an iForigno cape?

Glennfett
09-21-2011, 02:31 PM
just sold my vader yesterday....and a sad day it was too :(

lforigno
09-21-2011, 05:28 PM
What hasbro dome do I need? I am looking for the hasbro dome but i am not sure which one to look for. Thanks

Darth_IMPoor
09-21-2011, 05:34 PM
I believe there are 2 figures that have the dome:the Anakin to Vader set or the ROTJ 3 piece reveal one (it's electronic).

Deak Starkiller
09-21-2011, 08:29 PM
Coco! What did you do? Spill it!

Cocoboloboy
09-21-2011, 08:32 PM
Hey Coco,

What mods did you do? Looks like the helmet mod & a new cape? Is that an iForigno cape?


Coco! What did you do? Spill it!


I lowered the dome, swapped out Vader's mid section for a clone's to shorten him, shaved the shoulders a bit to give the bells more of a slant, sanded his moobs down a bit so that the chest box sits flatter, wrapped some tape around the now smaller mid section to fill it out and made a new cape myself. Now that I'm looking at him I think I'll go ahead and make an inner tunic out of the same material too.

Lee in MI
09-21-2011, 09:15 PM
I have the trooper body and plan on doing the dome mod and sourcing a new cape...just haven't got around to it. Glad I held off cause the shoulders and chest mod seem to make a difference.

shocktrooper_au
09-22-2011, 01:01 AM
I lowered the dome, swapped out Vader's mid section for a clone's to shorten him, shaved the shoulders a bit to give the bells more of a slant, sanded his moobs down a bit so that the chest box sits flatter, wrapped some tape around the now smaller mid section to fill it out and made a new cape myself. Now that I'm looking at him I think I'll go ahead and make an inner tunic out of the same material too.
Was thinking the same too

shocktrooper_au
09-22-2011, 01:03 AM
What hasbro dome do I need? I am looking for the hasbro dome but i am not sure which one to look for. Thanks

I used the dome from the Sith 2pack Vader, If you can't find a Hasbro I'd be able to cast one up & swap you for an inner tunic of the same material :monkey3

Deak Starkiller
09-22-2011, 07:57 AM
I lowered the dome, swapped out Vader's mid section for a clone's to shorten him, shaved the shoulders a bit to give the bells more of a slant, sanded his moobs down a bit so that the chest box sits flatter, wrapped some tape around the now smaller mid section to fill it out and made a new cape myself. Now that I'm looking at him I think I'll go ahead and make an inner tunic out of the same material too.

That looks fantastic! This is why I can't go the Hasbro route, the SSC dome just needs a little work. Great job Adam!

Cocoboloboy
09-22-2011, 08:11 AM
That looks fantastic! This is why I can't go the Hasbro route, the SSC dome just needs a little work. Great job Adam!

Thanks, Deak! I was gonna go the Hasbro route too but decided to try the helmet mod first. After ripping that sucka off and grinding on the interior fins a little it plopped right back on looked just fine to me.

FLOSI
09-22-2011, 03:43 PM
I did that initially too, but I still wasn't quite happy. The funny thing is the stock figure is really pretty damn awesome but it still begs for some minor tweaks.

rhboyd
09-22-2011, 05:23 PM
I have a hasbro dome if anyone want it. I modded the sideshow dome, sculpted in the widow's peak, as well as body mods, and I think it's fab!!! Need to dremel down the moobs tho....

chRd
09-23-2011, 06:03 AM
yup to me the original SS dome looks fairly well, just a little mod here and voila

DSD
09-23-2011, 02:15 PM
Great figure, with a few little tweaks!

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=39203&stc=1&d=1316601665

That looks really natural and realistic. What did you do to it, and have you got any photos taken in natural light without flash?

shocktrooper_au
09-23-2011, 03:35 PM
That looks really natural and realistic. What did you do to it, and have you got any photos taken in natural light without flash?

Thanks. basically its the hasbro dome, (the SSC lowered is fine if you want ESB version) I placed a couple of pieces of packaging foam under his shoulders and it's Iforigno's cape (sprayed with water to help it settle, be careful as the dye may run) and thats it. I like the extra height in the figure. I'll try to get some natural light pics though its a bit tough with my happy snaps camera

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=39308&stc=1&d=1316823428
http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=39309&stc=1&d=1316823428

DSD
09-24-2011, 01:04 PM
Looks great, like a man in a suit rather than a figure!

automaton
09-24-2011, 02:49 PM
..................

preeny101
09-24-2011, 02:51 PM
That does look great. I may have to try this on mine.

Titanchuck
10-20-2011, 12:46 AM
please tell me how do you turn the lightsaber on?

Sachiel
10-20-2011, 12:56 AM
With the force.

Titanchuck
10-20-2011, 12:57 AM
With the force.

i was waiting on that answer glad we got it out of the way:pfft:

abake
10-20-2011, 10:11 AM
Turn what lightsaber on?
Sideshow's does not turn on. There were a few sold on ebay that did turn on, not sure if they're still available.

Titanchuck
10-20-2011, 10:41 AM
Turn what lightsaber on?
Sideshow's does not turn on. There were a few sold on ebay that did turn on, not sure if they're still available.

thanks for the info

thenammagazine
10-20-2011, 11:37 AM
Turn what lightsaber on?
Sideshow's does not turn on. There were a few sold on ebay that did turn on, not sure if they're still available.

Doesn't Kuato make light-up sabers?

Andr3w
10-20-2011, 02:56 PM
With the force.

LOL :lol:lol

abake
10-20-2011, 08:59 PM
thanks for the info

My pleasure!
:1-1:

watermelon
11-16-2011, 12:23 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xapc5B1ROf4/TsQJCOn0rOI/AAAAAAAALxw/AqcZ3OvVpx0/s640/Working10.jpg

Deak Starkiller
11-16-2011, 01:38 PM
Great pic watermelon. But it looks as if the Emperor farted then Vader called him out on it.

Kuzeh
11-16-2011, 01:52 PM
Great pic watermelon. But it looks as if the Emperor farted then Vader called him out on it.

:lol:lol:lol

mah45
11-16-2011, 02:20 PM
Got Lances Vaders cape about 2 weeks ago. It just looks awesome and more uniform compared to sideshow attempt.

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af219/mah45/IMG_3867.jpg

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af219/mah45/IMG_3864.jpg

Perry

j14
11-16-2011, 03:52 PM
Got Lances Vaders cape about 2 weeks ago.

Perry

Is Lance lforigno?

mah45
11-16-2011, 05:19 PM
[QUOTE=j14;3971661]Is Lance lforigno?[/QUOT

You betcha. He did a great job on it.

chRd
11-16-2011, 09:45 PM
lance did a good job. wondering when mine will arrive.

watermelon
11-17-2011, 01:56 AM
Great pic watermelon. But it looks as if the Emperor farted then Vader called him out on it.

I thought 'Force from the Dark Side' can help in this situation:rotfl

wax murderer
11-19-2011, 09:14 PM
My latest completed custom,Grand Moff Tarkin, with my modded SST Vader...
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/DSCN4166.jpg
They work. Tarkin is essentially a modified Adm.Piet;for the details of his construction check the thread in the "Customs" section...PS

Cocoboloboy
11-19-2011, 09:19 PM
Nice custom Tarkin. :rock Looks good with Vader for sure.

Darth Mitchell
11-20-2011, 04:39 AM
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/waxmurderer/DSCN4166.jpg


Is that the hasbro dome?

wax murderer
11-20-2011, 02:08 PM
Yes, it is, and no, I don't have an extra...PS

Pilgrim_UK
11-20-2011, 02:31 PM
I think Tarkin and Vader make a good duo better than Palpatine.

rhboyd
11-20-2011, 06:53 PM
Once again.... I have a hasbro dome is some one wants... $30 shipped?? Less?? I dunno...

pixletwin
11-20-2011, 06:55 PM
Once again.... I have a hasbro dome is some one wants... $30 shipped?? Less?? I dunno...

Wow a hasbro dome for only $30. Whaddadeal! :cuckoo:

rhboyd
11-20-2011, 06:57 PM
I dunno... Just guessing. Instead of having yourself a sar-gasm, how about a CONSTRUCTIVE comment. I did question it, after all.

pixletwin
11-20-2011, 07:01 PM
I dunno... Just guessing. Instead of having yourself a sar-gasm, how about a CONSTRUCTIVE comment. I did question it, after all.

You seriously think $30 is a fair price for a hasbro dome? You deserved my "sar-gasm". :lol

jkno
11-20-2011, 11:56 PM
You seriously think $30 is a fair price for a hasbro dome? You deserved my "sar-gasm". :lol

Agreed.:exactly: There were some good people here offering them for much less and even for free.

EVILFACE
11-21-2011, 12:06 AM
Pix busting out the old skewl sigs.


I dunno... Just guessing. Instead of having yourself a sar-gasm, how about a CONSTRUCTIVE comment. I did question it, after all.

Or you can pawn your helmet off in the commerce section and not plug threads with your stuff. :rotfl

j97e1
11-21-2011, 01:02 AM
I've seen peeps selling the whole Vader fig for 30 DLVD, on rebelscum.
So 10-15 bucks probably tops the dome.

shocktrooper_au
11-21-2011, 01:21 AM
I have a Hasbro vader for sale I'll sell it for $200 - $30 cause it doesn't have a dome :nana: :monkey3

Deak Starkiller
12-28-2011, 11:45 PM
Finally got around to doing my Vader mods. Thanks to lforgino for the custom cape.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/6592475249_91a41fc5b8_b.jpg


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7030/6592475175_b2d377360f_b.jpg

devilof76
12-29-2011, 12:56 AM
Looks good. Awesome cape.

If I lower the dome on mine, I think I'm going to see if heating it will let me flare the sides out more.

Wor-Gar
12-29-2011, 02:50 PM
Finally got around to doing my Vader mods. Thanks to lforgino for the custom cape.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/6592475249_91a41fc5b8_b.jpg


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7030/6592475175_b2d377360f_b.jpg

Finally...

Looks great!

canadaclone
12-29-2011, 06:15 PM
I keep seeing him on EBAY, I really want to get this figure, but I just can't spend $300 on the old version, when the new DX version is coming this year...

shocktrooper_au
12-29-2011, 06:17 PM
I keep seeing him on EBAY, I really want to get this figure, but I just can't spend $300 on the old version, when the new DX version is coming this year...

But the old ones ANH not Empire, you know you want it.......
only trying to help

canadaclone
12-29-2011, 06:26 PM
So what exactly is the difference in a Empire Vader and ANH Vader?

I just recently learned and can see in pictures that Boba changed his clothes between movies, what was different with Vader?

Deak Starkiller
12-29-2011, 09:47 PM
I keep seeing him on EBAY, I really want to get this figure, but I just can't spend $300 on the old version, when the new DX version is coming this year...

I have an exclusive up for sale (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104374) right now. :wave


But the old ones ANH not Empire, you know you want it.......
only trying to help

:exactly:

Deak Starkiller
12-29-2011, 09:48 PM
Finally...

Looks great!

Thanks Wor-Gar, hearing that from you means a lot.

Balsquat
12-30-2011, 07:17 PM
Great pic watermelon. But it looks as if the Emperor farted then Vader called him out on it.

I got the same idea looking at that picture.

Darth Mitchell
12-31-2011, 11:56 AM
Still think the ANH version will hold his price because it's the first SS Vader.

Haloid1177
12-31-2011, 12:46 PM
I keep seeing him on EBAY, I really want to get this figure, but I just can't spend $300 on the old version, when the new DX version is coming this year...

I'm in the same boat. We know the next one will be better, so I can't justify spending the money on an inferior figure, when a better one will be released for around the same price. I know there are differences between ANH and ESB/ROTJ, but not enough to warrant owning both.

Took
12-31-2011, 01:24 PM
I keep seeing him on EBAY, I really want to get this figure, but I just can't spend $300 on the old version, when the new DX version is coming this year...

I don't really think it's coming this year.....

Darth Mitchell
01-01-2012, 05:23 AM
I don't really think it's coming this year.....

That's what everyone said last year... :nana:

Darth Mitchell
01-01-2012, 05:25 AM
but not enough to warrant owning both.

But who is fighting Ben, Bespin Luke and ROTJ Luke than?

Took
01-01-2012, 05:43 AM
That's what everyone said last year... :nana:

and thats why I said it last year.

jedibear
01-01-2012, 10:36 AM
I'm always ready for another take on the Dark Lord...

...and I still enjoy Sideshow's first effort...

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l597/jedibearvt/ANH-VADER-TROOPER.gif

All the best in 2012, everyone!

Haloid1177
01-01-2012, 11:14 AM
But who is fighting Ben, Bespin Luke and ROTJ Luke than?

Since I don't plan on owning any of them, I really don't need to purchase multiple Vaders, do I? I'm cheap. I want the clone commanders, a nice Vader, Boba, and Mace Windu. I can't afford to go full force in this line, though I've heard it doesn't work out like that.

Matt S
01-25-2012, 04:49 PM
Didnt want to go thru 500 plus pages - anyone done a tutorial on shortening the Vader body a little? Looks like they added a 2nd middle torso section with padding to make him freakishly tall - trying to see how easy/hard to remove that part and connect rest back up

Thanks

Lejuan
01-25-2012, 05:05 PM
Didnt want to go thru 500 plus pages - anyone done a tutorial on shortening the Vader body a little? Looks like they added a 2nd middle torso section with padding to make him freakishly tall - trying to see how easy/hard to remove that part and connect rest back up

Thanks

Here you go, pics page 2:

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77079

Matt S
01-25-2012, 05:09 PM
Thanks a lot -

Too Much Garlic
01-25-2012, 05:18 PM
So what exactly is the difference in a Empire Vader and ANH Vader?
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x177/NoHumorMan/Vader/Vader-ANHvsESB2.jpg

jedijim3002
01-27-2012, 07:28 AM
Didnt want to go thru 500 plus pages - anyone done a tutorial on shortening the Vader body a little? Looks like they added a 2nd middle torso section with padding to make him freakishly tall - trying to see how easy/hard to remove that part and connect rest back up

Thanks

I took about an inch off mine by removing one of the mid torso sections and cutting a chunk out of the thighs.

I modified the torso ball joint peg by shortening it and putting back together. That lowered it 3/4 inch.

I then sawed off 1/4 inch of the thighs and glued them back together for a full inch off the height.

Now instead of 14 1/2 inches he is 13 1/2. More like 6'9" rather that 7'3".

OutLander
01-27-2012, 08:13 AM
I took about an inch off mine by removing one of the mid torso sections and cutting a chunk out of the thighs.

I modified the torso ball joint peg by shortening it and putting back together. That lowered it 3/4 inch.

I then sawed off 1/4 inch of the thighs and glued them back together for a full inch off the height.

Now instead of 14 1/2 inches he is 13 1/2. More like 6'9" rather that 7'3".

I'm not picking him for my Imperial basketball team now! :pfft: :rotfl

galactiboy
01-27-2012, 08:24 AM
I just did the torso mod (replaced the stomach, with one from a regular armored body)... the legs do seem a bit long; but I didn't want to mess with removing a chunk of the thigh and the height is different enough from the original figure to look good in my eye.

I also changed out the cape for a lForigno one and adjusted the angle of the dome. All pretty simple fixes, but they make a big difference.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/hhn.jpg

LoveMinusZero
01-27-2012, 09:12 AM
That looks pretty good man!

shadowfla
01-27-2012, 09:43 AM
I still prefer my rotj medicom one modded taller...

Wor-Gar
01-27-2012, 10:16 AM
:clap good mods. major improvement.

I still find mine to be too tall by about 1/2 inch. I usually correct for that by bending the knees a bit to cheat but his boots won't let that happen without him looking like he's squating.

If SS gets the height correct on the next one, I'll swap out the body.

6Series
01-27-2012, 11:40 AM
Still waiting for SS to announce another Vader or HT... come to think about it. I hope HT would make a Vader. After all, I think if SS make the next Vader. It will be priced same as any HT, minus the intricate and finest of HT figs.

galactiboy
01-27-2012, 12:01 PM
That looks pretty good man!

Thanks :duff


I still prefer my rotj medicom one modded taller...

I'd like to see some pics of that... generally when I've seen the Medicom made taller the proportions seemed to get really funky. While the ROTJ was a small figure; the original proportions were quite good.


:clap good mods. major improvement.

I still find mine to be too tall by about 1/2 inch. I usually correct for that by bending the knees a bit to cheat but his boots won't let that happen without him looking like he's squating.


Yeah, even with the mods he's still too tall... but its not enough to really bug me or make me want to do a body swap.

Matt S
01-27-2012, 01:39 PM
I still prefer my rotj medicom one modded taller...

There's a crazy person in every thread....! :)

I disassembled my Vader and tried to remove the 1" high torso piece, but its really designed to hold together with both - may cut the legs down, but in the end, decided to mess with this another day

galactiboy
01-27-2012, 02:11 PM
Just to be clear have to replace the torso piece with a stormtrooper one... you can't just remove it. It's been awhile since I did it so I can't recall if the connectors are the same on both, or if I had to use the connectors from Vader to get the stormie one to work. But it was easy to figure out once all the pieces were there.

jedijim3002
01-27-2012, 02:42 PM
Just to be clear have to replace the torso piece with a stormtrooper one... you can't just remove it. It's been awhile since I did it so I can't recall if the connectors are the same on both, or if I had to use the connectors from Vader to get the stormie one to work. But it was easy to figure out once all the pieces were there.

I did. I completely removed a torso piece and modded the ball peg to be shorter and put it back together. Took 3/4 inch off. Still wasn't happy though so I went for the thighs.

http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_9090.jpg
Also added the hasbro dome.

jedijim3002
01-27-2012, 02:48 PM
Side shot of the dome.
http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc442/jedijim3002/STAR%20WARS%20FIGURES/IMG_7943.jpg

Natrix
01-27-2012, 03:14 PM
Still waiting for SS to announce another Vader or HT... come to think about it. I hope HT would make a Vader. After all, I think if SS make the next Vader. It will be priced same as any HT, minus the intricate and finest of HT figs.

Sideshow HAS announced another Vader. :wave

TonyMeis
02-22-2012, 02:23 AM
New custom self made cape, still in the work, will put the chain on this weekend to complete it.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC06793400x225.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC06794400x225.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC06786360x640.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC06791360x640.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC06787360x640.jpg

Mandible
02-22-2012, 07:07 AM
New custom self made cape, still in the work, will put the chain on this weekend to complete it.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC06793400x225.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC06794400x225.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC06786360x640.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC06791360x640.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC06787360x640.jpg

Beautiful work!

abake
02-22-2012, 08:26 AM
Amazing work!
Congratulations.

galactiboy
02-22-2012, 08:57 AM
Great work on the Cape, have you considered also redoing the tabbards? I noticed after getting the Lforigno cape the tabbards now look kind of funky in comparison :huh

TonyMeis
02-22-2012, 11:46 AM
Great work on the Cape, have you considered also redoing the tabbards? I noticed after getting the Lforigno cape the tabbards now look kind of funky in comparison :huh

Yes, that one has been WIP right now. Still debating on the fabric to make it nice to go along with it....

Also it should be done by this Weekend

abake
02-22-2012, 04:45 PM
If you ever consider doing these for sale, please let me know.

mmurrer
02-22-2012, 04:49 PM
WOW Tony, really beautiful work!
Here's a shot of mine, with an Ilforigno cape:
http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/mmurrer/My%20Collection%20of%20Toys/star_wars_vader_troopers_01.jpg

Matt S
02-22-2012, 05:16 PM
Very nice cape work, TonyMeis!



If you ever consider doing these for sale, please let me know.


Seconded

TonyMeis
02-22-2012, 06:10 PM
If you ever consider doing these for sale, please let me know.

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104832
Will be available soon.

We are currently make the rest of the part along with the black inner tabards...

Mandible
02-22-2012, 08:49 PM
I'm interested too. Stunning work sir.

TonyMeis
02-22-2012, 09:09 PM
I'm interested too. Stunning work sir.

We will work on the availability tonight. Thank you for your compliment. :)

abake
02-23-2012, 09:33 AM
http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104832
Will be available soon.

We are currently make the rest of the part along with the black inner tabards...

Awesome. Looking forward to seeing more!

Matt S
02-23-2012, 10:19 AM
We will work on the availability tonight. Thank you for your compliment. :)

Add me to that list, sir! Nice job on the Vader cape

TonyMeis
02-23-2012, 01:01 PM
Add me to that list, sir! Nice job on the Vader cape

The Vader custom outfit thread starts now. More to come, gloves, robes, n much more.....

Btw, ur name is added

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4228203#post4228203

shockwave
02-23-2012, 02:38 PM
Very tempting indeed. Looking forward to more pics.

Matt S
02-23-2012, 02:48 PM
The Vader custom outfit thread starts now. More to come, gloves, robes, n much more.....

Btw, ur name is added

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4228203#post4228203

Awesome, thanks; email sent for robe and cape (package deal).

TonyMeis
02-23-2012, 05:33 PM
Just installed our custom black Chian
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC06806640x360.jpg

our chain is much thicker and shinier than the original Sideshow. (left-Sideshow, Right our custom)
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC06814640x360.jpg

Custom wiring inside, allow the cape to stay on and still show the Chain hanging down naturally
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC06807640x360.jpg

Here is the question to all Vader fan, does everyone like the collar to be shown out side of the helmet or hidden inside (either way works well with our cape)
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC06808640x360.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC06811360x640.jpg

shadowfla
02-23-2012, 05:59 PM
Thanks :duff



I'd like to see some pics of that... generally when I've seen the Medicom made taller the proportions seemed to get really funky. While the ROTJ was a small figure; the original proportions were quite good. sorry crappy and flash pics from now and they don't give to him any justice...I must wait better sunlight..thanks again for the legolas galactiboy ;)
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g351/shadowfla72/24022012002.jpg
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g351/shadowfla72/24022012007.jpg
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g351/shadowfla72/24022012008.jpg
http://i52.tinypic.com/xdxapl.jpg

a young modded one
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g351/shadowfla72/24022012010.jpg

shadowfla
02-23-2012, 06:12 PM
There's a crazy person in every thread....! :)


usually before to speak we must see...don' t forget what you can find inside the helmet on the medicom version...:wink1:

Matt S
02-23-2012, 09:33 PM
Nice job on the chain - it needs to be just a little more taunt, but otherwise, great job!

TonyMeis
02-23-2012, 11:12 PM
Nice job on the chain - it needs to be just a little more taunt, but otherwise, great job!

So a bit shorter? Or...? Hidden?

Any picture for reference?

Matt S
02-24-2012, 08:46 AM
So a bit shorter? Or...? Hidden?

Any picture for reference?

My best suggestion: check out the movie. From what I was seeing - the chain is visible up threw the infamous Antilles choking scene - but its right at the neck line - after that, its pretty much hidden. I'll let you use your best judgement.......!

Lemme look for some pics

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q93/Mattschlo/ltjir2.jpg

I lightened the pic up to see the chain more - its right at the base of the mask - going across the throat area. Once he was on the Death Star, the chain was under the neck and then hidden.

abake
02-24-2012, 10:33 AM
Yup, the chain seems to be more visible in ROTS, but I think it's usually hidden in all other movies.

jedijim3002
02-24-2012, 11:51 AM
ROTJ it had a hook on the chest plate that created a very visible V.

TonyMeis
02-25-2012, 02:50 AM
Cape open shot, with Robe over the armor
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC06822360x640.jpg

Robe under the armor
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC06830360x640.jpg

abake
02-25-2012, 10:46 AM
Dude, I just love the way that cape drapes! Looks great!

jkno
02-25-2012, 10:50 AM
Great! :clap That is how Vader's cape should have looked in the first place

Matt S
02-25-2012, 11:51 AM
Great! :clap That is how Vader's cape should have looked in the first place

Oh yeah........!

Cavlcade
03-02-2012, 09:40 AM
Here's a couple of photos of Vader. I lowered the dome slightly and did the height mod swapping the torso section.
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z234/baddates/Untitled-20.jpg
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z234/baddates/Untitled-21.jpg

Wor-Gar
03-02-2012, 10:02 AM
Nice, sharp and crisp pics! Your Vader looks awesome!

What did you use to shine up the helmet?

Cavlcade
03-02-2012, 10:05 AM
Photoshop.:wink1:

Thanks!

Actually I wiped it with my glasses cloth, then took out the dust particles in post.

SithThundercracker
03-08-2012, 01:35 AM
Here's mine:
-Hasbro dome
-light torso mod (just removed the part between chest and abdomen)
-padded body
-custom robe
-custom cape
-bad picture
http://data.imagup.com/12/1145828470.JPG

FLOSI
03-08-2012, 03:58 PM
Has anyone tried water treating the cape? Did it help?

Wor-Gar
03-08-2012, 05:38 PM
Has anyone tried water treating the cape? Did it help?

Vader's cape is like lando's cape -- practically water proof and dies without any change. Some new space-age material from the future!

FLOSI
03-08-2012, 10:27 PM
Ok, crap.... How about adding a wire to the base of the cape?

shocktrooper_au
03-09-2012, 12:51 AM
Did both, the water treatment to no effect & the wire
the wire trick would work really well for Empire Darth but didn't suit the ANH look I was after
ended buying the custom one from here = perfect

FLOSI
03-09-2012, 08:30 AM
I think I'm to the point where the only thing left to do is buy a new cape for my Vader to be 100% perfect in my eyes... So who makes them? Ilforigno?

shocktrooper_au
03-09-2012, 07:06 PM
He did, i think he may be offering a small run again, There's also someone else making them now aswell

Deak Starkiller
03-09-2012, 08:10 PM
I think I'm to the point where the only thing left to do is buy a new cape for my Vader to be 100% perfect in my eyes... So who makes them? Ilforigno?

Yes, do it. You won't regret it.

sithjedi171
03-09-2012, 08:54 PM
I had this in my grimy little hands in Hastings like a year and a half ago and didn't buy it. :gah:

shocktrooper_au
03-09-2012, 09:43 PM
Its the little tweaks & mods on this one that make it a stand out in the collection even amongst the Hottoys figs

TheGent
03-10-2012, 02:33 AM
As the interview on cooltoyreview.com clearly says a Sideshow ROTJ vader is coming soon, I really have no need for a ANH one, after having seen all OT movies, I always thought it looked not evil enough, ESB our ROTJ looked much more frightening.

Also so freaky about the announced Hoth stuff ...

TheGent
03-10-2012, 02:34 AM
As the interview on cooltoyreview.com clearly says a Sideshow ROTJ vader is coming soon, I really have no need for a ANH one, after having seen all OT movies, I always thought it looked not evil enough, ESB our ROTJ looked much more frightening.

Also so freaky about the announced Hoth stuff ...

Batfreak
03-21-2012, 11:04 AM
i hope SSC does a better version of darth vader, because the last vader they made i owned only briefly and realized how out of scale he was, he was TOO big, and cmon, nowhere near the detail of hot toys offerings, which is why i was hopeing that HT would make vader.

Wor-Gar
03-21-2012, 11:15 AM
i hope SSC does a better version of darth vader, because the last vader they made i owned only briefly and realized how out of scale he was, he was TOO big, and cmon, nowhere near the detail of hot toys offerings, which is why i was hopeing that HT would make vader.

So having no Vader now while waiting for HT is better than having a Vader that's an inch too tall?

There's been a mod heavily circulated to fix that problem and bring Vader back into pretty good scale. The lack of detail is something else and really a POV.

FLOSI
03-21-2012, 01:17 PM
So having no Vader now while waiting for HT is better than having a Vader that's an inch too tall?

There's been a mod heavily circulated to fix that problem and bring Vader back into pretty good scale. The lack of detail is something else and really a POV.

:lecture Height mod, check. Dome mod, check. Complaints? Nope.


Though I am tempted to get a new cape. :monkey3

Still, I can say SS Vader is one of my four or five favorite figures, and there's no way I'm waiting/hoping for HT to release the SW figures I want... They're too busy with licences like Sucker Punch, Clash of the Titans and Prince of persia to bother with some small time characters like Darth Vader. pfft...

Deak Starkiller
03-21-2012, 02:52 PM
August.

Then a split shipment is scheduled.

So figure 1st week in October.

Sheeeet. Really? August? :(


i hope SSC does a better version of darth vader, because the last vader they made i owned only briefly and realized how out of scale he was, he was TOO big, and cmon, nowhere near the detail of hot toys offerings, which is why i was hopeing that HT would make vader.

Are you that guy in the Batman suit?


So having no Vader now while waiting for HT is better than having a Vader that's an inch too tall?

There's been a mod heavily circulated to fix that problem and bring Vader back into pretty good scale. The lack of detail is something else and really a POV.

:exactly: I have them saved as favorites on my PC at home.


Personally, in either case, I'd rather have neither and wait patiently than have a half-a$$ed version. Really hope SSC pulls out all the stops with the new Vader.

Really? This is half assed?

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7030/6592475175_b2d377360f_b.jpg


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/6592475249_91a41fc5b8_b.jpg


I want Luke on a muscle body akin to the Bruce Lee so he can be posed in tank top ala Degobah training scenes.

That's why I have a Bruce Lee body waiting and ready to go! :pray:


:lecture Height mod, check. Dome mod, check. Complaints? Nope.


Though I am tempted to get a new cape. :monkey3

Still, I can say SS Vader is one of my four or five favorite figures, and there's no way I'm waiting/hoping for HT to release the SW figures I want... They're too busy with licences like Sucker Punch, Clash of the Titans and Prince of persia to bother with some small time characters like Darth Vader. pfft...

EXACTLY! See above! :duff

Deak Starkiller
03-21-2012, 03:25 PM
Thanks Rory, when I get home I'll post the links to the mods. After your Indy mods this will be a walk in the park. :wave

MarfMaster
03-21-2012, 03:34 PM
I'm not eager for SS to release the new Vader, mostly because I shelled out a pretty penny for this one :lol

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w67/marfmaster/_MG_2744.jpg

Deak Starkiller
03-21-2012, 03:40 PM
Hurricane? Still cool. :dunno

MarfMaster
03-21-2012, 04:08 PM
Hurricane? Still cool. :dunno

Yeah, but as much as I love it, I'm partial to the ESB and ROTJ designs, which the new SS one will incorporate. I guess I'll have to see!

FLOSI
03-22-2012, 08:00 AM
Hmm, well I originally bought the BL suit version for the extra body but then I thought I'd prefer a Dagobah Luke so that's why I have it. I dunno, I'll check out another body, I think Soldier Story might have something comparable. Maybe a little Frankenstein surgery is in order...maybe with a DX Jack Sparrow body?

Sparrow DX body has a neck too. No dice.


Wow, that looks awesome, I don't even know where to start trying to put that together.:clap:clap

First: buy a SS Vader. After that you can start the mods

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/DSCF1293.jpghttp://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Darth-Vader-Star-Wars.jpg

This is mine with a Hasbro dome from a few months ago. I've since lowered the dome a bit more and gave it a coat of future. It just takes some TLC, but it's well worth it... Besides, everything you touch turns out great so I'm sure Vader will be no different.

karamazov80
03-22-2012, 08:06 AM
Rich, give me your Vader. And one of your Stormtroopers while you're at it. Thanks.

FLOSI
03-22-2012, 08:22 AM
Rich, give me your Vader. And one of your Stormtroopers while you're at it. Thanks.

Jesus, you can really see the inaccuracies of the sculpt and dome in this comparison.... I'm tempted to dremel the front into more of a widows peak.

And no, you can't have my toys, Sam.

JonEl
03-22-2012, 08:52 AM
Can I have your toys then?

Invictus Sol
03-22-2012, 10:12 AM
Really? This is half assed?

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7030/6592475175_b2d377360f_b.jpg


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/6592475249_91a41fc5b8_b.jpg


Well, I wasn't specifically referencing SSC's Vader once it's been modded (great job by the way, does look very good).

But out of the box, yes, I'd say Sideshow messed Vader up. I'm not really interested in modding stuff once I buy it. I think it's great that there are many that have gone the extra mile to correct the details that SSC missed (helmet, cape, etc.) but at this point, getting a decent Vader would mean tracking one down on the secondary market (along with maybe a Hasbro dome, from what I've read in many posts), then modding it to get it to hopefully look as good as yours. For the trouble and expense, I'd rather wait for the re-release and trust they've corrected all the issues people had with version 1.

lerath666
03-22-2012, 10:46 AM
Well, I wasn't specifically referencing SSC's Vader once it's been modded (great job by the way, does look very good).

But out of the box, yes, I'd say Sideshow messed Vader up. I'm not really interested in modding stuff once I buy it. I think it's great that there are many that have gone the extra mile to correct the details that SSC missed (helmet, cape, etc.) but at this point, getting a decent Vader would mean tracking one down on the secondary market (along with maybe a Hasbro dome, from what I've read in many posts), then modding it to get it to hopefully look as good as yours. For the trouble and expense, I'd rather wait for the re-release and trust they've corrected all the issues people had with version 1.

Not Certian that THOSE pics are modded.

medicomsucks
03-22-2012, 11:11 AM
Jesus, you can really see the inaccuracies of the sculpt and dome in this comparison.... I'm tempted to dremel the front into more of a widows peak.

And no, you can't have my toys, Sam.

But your version of Vader on the left is from ANH, the picture on the right is from ESB. Maybe a comparison pic from ANH would be closer to your version?

FLOSI
03-22-2012, 11:18 AM
But your version of Vader on the left is from ANH, the picture on the right is from ESB. Maybe a comparison pic from ANH would be closer to your version?

Well, here's the eFX Vader helmet, which is based on ANH.

http://images.toywizard.net/0001/2011/04/efx-darthvader-helmet-limited-01.jpghttp://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/DSCF1293.jpg
http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Darth-Vader-Star-Wars.jpg

There's quite a difference between ESB and ANH....

Wor-Gar
03-22-2012, 11:18 AM
VADER: if you don't have one yet, WAIT until the new SS one is revealed. Let's see what they fixed.


LUKE: This delay has nothing to do with "fixes". Whether they take advantage of the delay for 'tweaks', who knows?

VintijDroidGutzz
03-22-2012, 11:56 AM
I think it's great that there are many that have gone the extra mile to correct the details that SSC missed (helmet, cape, etc.) but at this point, getting a decent Vader would mean tracking one down on the secondary market (along with maybe a Hasbro dome, from what I've read in many posts), then modding it to get it to hopefully look as good as yours. For the trouble and expense, I'd rather wait for the re-release and trust they've corrected all the issues people had with version 1.
Pretty much. :lecture

There's other things I don't like about the current SSC Vader too; the way the inner robes look - kinda stiff & not naturally 'pleated' enough, the texture of the body suit, the overall lack of the 'lived in' rougher look, that the ANH suit had.. yeah. :dunno

I think having to use a Hasbro 12'' Vader helmet dome as a better replacement piece, speaks volumes about SSC's attention to detail too.

I would've preferred they got the ANH version right first time, because it's my fave look for him.

Deak Starkiller
03-22-2012, 12:41 PM
Not Certian that THOSE pics are modded.

Those pics are of my modded Vader (lforgino cape, lowered the body, and lowered the dome). And I am NO customizer, these were simple enough. Vader is still one of the top 5 figures I own. I look forward to the ESB/JEDI SSC combo.

abake
03-22-2012, 02:37 PM
Musing about the possibility of a new Vader figure from Sideshow, which they have pretty much confirmed, I was wondering what everybody would prefer:
- To make an accurately sized Vader, i.e. shorter than their ANH version, or
- To keep the current size so that if people want to display all their Vaders they don't look out of scale with each other.

I would rather have an accurately sized Vader.

steveo
03-22-2012, 02:47 PM
Musing about the possibility of a new Vader figure from Sideshow, which they have pretty much confirmed, I was wondering what everybody would prefer:
- To make an accurately sized Vader, i.e. shorter than their ANH version, or
- To keep the current size so that if people want to display all their Vaders they don't look out of scale with each other.

I would rather have an accurately sized Vader.

Where can you find this confirmed? I went to Sideshow's site and couldn't find any info. I can't figure out how to navigate to their upcoming/preproduction items.

Matt S
03-22-2012, 04:05 PM
Musing about the possibility of a new Vader figure from Sideshow, which they have pretty much confirmed, I was wondering what everybody would prefer:
- To make an accurately sized Vader, i.e. shorter than their ANH version, or
- To keep the current size so that if people want to display all their Vaders they don't look out of scale with each other.

I would rather have an accurately sized Vader.

They have already stated it'll be corrected. As for source, trying to recall where that was - some interview they gave

Wor-Gar
03-22-2012, 04:08 PM
I'd rather have scaled properly. I can always get a second body for the old one.

I'd also like new material for the cape and robe. Desperately.

Natrix
03-22-2012, 04:08 PM
Where can you find this confirmed? I went to Sideshow's site and couldn't find any info. I can't figure out how to navigate to their upcoming/preproduction items.

Look up two posts from yours.

Natrix
03-22-2012, 04:09 PM
They have already stated it'll be corrected. As for source, trying to recall where that was - some interview they gave

Look up three posts from yours.

Deak Starkiller
03-22-2012, 06:42 PM
For those that were asking about the mods...

Darth Vader Helmet Mod (http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57609&page=130)

Darth Vader Height Mod (http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77079)

PJB-1138
03-22-2012, 07:07 PM
For those that were asking about the mods...

Darth Vader Helmet Mod (http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57609&page=130)

Darth Vader Height Mod (http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77079)

Here's a before & after profile shot of how my Vader's helmet was repositioned from how it looked out of the box to how I have it now. Personally, the guff over how small the helmet looks suddenly doesn't become as much of an issue after this simple tweak.

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

(BTW, how did all this Sideshow Vader talk get in the Hot Toys Bespin Luke thread?)

Matt S
03-22-2012, 08:39 PM
Look up three posts from yours.

Dude, I am seriously blind, thanks though!!!!

smitty
03-23-2012, 07:09 AM
(BTW, how did all this Sideshow Vader talk get in the Hot Toys Bespin Luke thread?)[/QUOTE]


:exactly::exactly::goodpost::thud:

abake
03-23-2012, 08:09 AM
(BTW, how did all this Sideshow Vader talk get in the Hot Toys Bespin Luke thread?)

Because Vader > Luke. :wink1:

Brinn 71
03-23-2012, 06:06 PM
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Rorywan
03-23-2012, 06:48 PM
Thanks Rory, when I get home I'll post the links to the mods. After your Indy mods this will be a walk in the park. :wave

Thanks Deak, as soon as I can pick one up for a decent price I will give it a go. Thanks for the info!
:clap

SideshoMel
03-25-2012, 04:26 AM
Does anyone know where I can find some high quality photos of Sideshow's 1/6 Darth Vader? Did OneSixOmg , Lukazou or anyone like them take pics of Vader?

Deak Starkiller
03-26-2012, 10:06 PM
My modded Vader.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7074/6873738342_f72505f912_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6873738342/)
Sideshow Collectibles Darth Vader modded (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6873738342/) by Deak Starkiller (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

armysoldier74b
04-01-2012, 03:06 PM
My modded Vader.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7074/6873738342_f72505f912_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6873738342/)
Sideshow Collectibles Darth Vader modded (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6873738342/) by Deak Starkiller (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

That looks great!!

:clap

Deak Starkiller
04-01-2012, 10:34 PM
Thanks man! A little effort goes a long way.

Glennfett
04-02-2012, 02:57 PM
Thought id put the IG88 base to good use....

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh12/Glennfett/Sideshow%20collectibles/glennspics670.jpg

marker2037
04-03-2012, 04:53 PM
Oh good god, that is perfect :clap

TonyMeis
05-20-2012, 02:13 PM
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x92/DandyMeis/DSC08135800x570.jpg

For more pictures, click the link below
http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106812&page=5

chRd
05-20-2012, 08:56 PM
nice, flying vader? is that an iforigno cape?

TonyMeis
05-20-2012, 10:51 PM
nice, flying vader? is that an iforigno cape?

The cape was design by me and Crystal

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106812&page=5

TotalDominAsian
05-21-2012, 02:51 AM
I've yet to get any 1/6 Star Wars figure with a lightsaber... But why are all of their blades so thin?? I just rewatched some of the films recently, and none of their lightsaber beams are anywhere near that thin!

chRd
05-21-2012, 03:15 AM
^ get the medicom version. maul's blade is thicker compared to the SS version. funny thing is, you're looking for a thick blade while some prefer the thinner one

TotalDominAsian
05-21-2012, 11:12 AM
Why do people want the thinner blade? Do they think it's more accurate??? And I'm just going to go with whatever Sideshow uses since I'll be sticking with their line... Especially after their General Grievious and new Darth Vader arrive.

Tee-Kay
05-21-2012, 11:31 AM
For my part, i prefer the thin blades. IMO, thiker ones just aren't looking as realistic at that scale.