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FLOSI
05-31-2013, 02:50 PM
Still not sure I like the KP, TBH... I'm still on the modded Vader body, though it is pretty big..... Hasbro dome is the way to go, IMO. I need to matte spray mine, as I really dig yours, Hector.

galactiboy
05-31-2013, 06:47 PM
Well then you will not like mine Flosi... KP body and modded Sideshow helmet :


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/Customfigures/vadera-1_zpsf21908ae.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/Customfigures/vaderb-1_zps2e529f26.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/Customfigures/vaderc_zpsf39dcaff.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/Customfigures/vadere_zps809973f0.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/Customfigures/vaderf_zpsbb19311e.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/Customfigures/vaderg_zps93d4b28a.jpg

pixletwin
05-31-2013, 07:39 PM
Hey the Cape looks good!

Lordscum
05-31-2013, 08:07 PM
And with that let's end this discussion :duff

Back to ANH Vader... thanks to Pix I got a set of the Lforigno robes in yesterday and was able to get a KP02 from TA as they had a few in stock.

I'll take pictures today, but I'm quite happy with the mods. I won't say it's 100% better than what I had before, but I do think the bulk of the body and size is a bit more on-point.

Glad you hooked Cking upwith the Hasbro Dome! Hopefully I'll see my Cape and Tunic set soon . I have the Hasbro Dome coming any day now and am picking up some Matte finish tomorrow . Is the best place to get it an arts and crafts store??

Also on the Hasbro Dome you pretty much just have to dremmel out the peg on the inside?

ShortRound
05-31-2013, 09:06 PM
:clap:clap:clap

Looks great Galactiboy!

galactiboy
05-31-2013, 09:16 PM
Thanks :duff


Is the best place to get it an arts and crafts store??

Also on the Hasbro Dome you pretty much just have to dremmel out the peg on the inside?

Yeah, I think an arts and craft store would be your best bet... I think you can buy a spray matte finish. That would probably give you the best result... just be sure to test it on something else first and get comfortable with how the finish covers.

And yeah, just remove the peg and position as you see fit.

ShortRound
05-31-2013, 09:32 PM
Tried punching the extra lines on the gloves. Not working out. Looks terrible. :lol Then again, I'm no customizer. :slap

Wor-Gar
05-31-2013, 10:00 PM
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/Customfigures/vaderb-1_zps2e529f26.jpg



NICE!!!! :clap

Boba Ben
05-31-2013, 11:36 PM
Noice!!!! :clap

ShortRound
06-01-2013, 08:47 AM
Still not sure I like the KP, TBH... I'm still on the modded Vader body, though it is pretty big..... Hasbro dome is the way to go, IMO. I need to matte spray mine, as I really dig yours, Hector.

Thanks Richard! :hi5: Before I made the stupid decision of selling my first Vader, I had him on the modified Vader body too. I was pretty damn happy with it. I was young and naive then. Didn't know all I need was Lance's cape and tunic to make this a masterpiece. :slap

TheFiend
06-01-2013, 09:05 AM
I don't like Vader on the KP body. Arms are too short and the sleeves are all bunched up. Very little articulation. I prefer my modded Vader body and the SS dome over the Hasbro.

Sent from my LG-E739 using Tapatalk 2

Lordscum
06-01-2013, 11:32 AM
My Hasbro dome arrived today . Aside from making adjustments with Blue Tac to get the helmit to fit properly I think the Hasbro Dome is the way to go. I bought some matte finish this afternoon and sprayed both domes.

Now just waiting for the Ifrogino Cape and Tunic set to arrive.

pixletwin
06-01-2013, 12:34 PM
I don't like Vader on the KP body. Arms are too short and the sleeves are all bunched up. Very little articulation. I prefer my modded Vader body and the SS dome over the Hasbro.

Sent from my LG-E739 using Tapatalk 2

Ditto. Flosi did an awesome job on both my ss and has bro domes, but I really do prefer the ss modded one.

joda76
06-01-2013, 12:52 PM
My Hasbro dome arrived today . Aside from making adjustments with Blue Tac to get the helmit to fit properly I think the Hasbro Dome is the way to go. I bought some matte finish this afternoon and sprayed both domes.

Now just waiting for the Ifrogino Cape and Tunic set to arrive.
Nice brother, I miss my ANH Vader.

Lordscum
06-01-2013, 01:29 PM
Nice brother, I miss my ANH Vader.

I cringe at the thought of what you have had and got rid of and what you have now and might be gone down the road. I hope you ordered the new Vader.

joda76
06-02-2013, 02:36 PM
I cringe at the thought of what you have had and got rid of and what you have now and might be gone down the road. I hope you ordered the new Vader.

Haha, no more selling bro. Was making less money so I had to do what I had to do. It was for the better cause I was overdoing it at the time. Yea I ordered Iron Man MK VII, Vader and have Yoda on pre order too. Got a custom Jedi Luke waiting for Vader. You been on Bantha?

Lordscum
06-02-2013, 06:18 PM
Haha, no more selling bro. Was making less money so I had to do what I had to do. It was for the better cause I was overdoing it at the time. Yea I ordered Iron Man MK VII, Vader and have Yoda on pre order too. Got a custom Jedi Luke waiting for Vader. You been on Bantha?

I'm on Bantha from time to time , not to much really to see at this point with Hasbro doing nothing and some of the movers and shakers not really posting often anymore.

galactiboy
06-03-2013, 06:41 AM
Tried punching the extra lines on the gloves. Not working out. Looks terrible. :lol Then again, I'm no customizer. :slap

Man, sorry to hear that... In thinking more about it I imagine you'd maybe need to remove a small amount of plastic to simulate the look of the stitching. Using a very small tool to carve it out... although I don't know if there are any that small that would also cut through plastic.

genorules
06-03-2013, 07:39 PM
Awesome Vaders fellas. I'm looking to purchase a Hasbro dome. Anyone have an extra for sale?

FLOSI
06-04-2013, 02:36 PM
I cracked and bought a KP body.... I just have to see for myself.

galactiboy
06-04-2013, 02:45 PM
:lol :lol :lol

You must have bought the last one from Toy Anxiety... he was still in stock just a bit ago. Personally I'm surprised they stayed in stock as long as they did with only a couple of each available :huh

FLOSI
06-04-2013, 02:52 PM
Yup. Last one... and to respond to you here instead of through PM, I like the way the silhouette looks with the KP on Shorty's. The shoulders are not quite as wide as the modded Vader buck...

And yeah, at least if we're going to go nuts over some crazy *** minutia it's for Vader, who after 4 years I still consider the centerpiece of my collection.

pixletwin
06-04-2013, 02:54 PM
It takes bigger customizing ***** than mine to KP my Vader (and this from someone who made Gimli). So if anyone can make it work, FLOSI can.

FLOSI
06-04-2013, 03:01 PM
I've wanted to cut my Vader gloves for quite sometime, so it's nice that I now see they can be done and look nice.

Thanks, Marc! :bow That's damn nice of you. All these mods are easy! You just need to give it a try... A Dremel would help too! :lecture

ShortRound
06-04-2013, 06:01 PM
I cracked and bought a KP body.... I just have to see for myself.

:yess: :yess: :yess:

onethousandmasks
06-04-2013, 07:29 PM
:lol :lol :lol

You must have bought the last one from Toy Anxiety... he was still in stock just a bit ago. Personally I'm surprised they stayed in stock as long as they did with only a couple of each available :huh

Nope,:wave

Wor-Gar
06-04-2013, 10:01 PM
I cracked and bought a KP body.... I just have to see for myself.

:lol

Good for you. 'Bout time.

FLOSI
06-05-2013, 08:10 AM
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag139/starkiller36/IMG_1752_zpsfb95f9e1.jpg
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag139/starkiller36/IMG_1751_zps46bb0424.jpg
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag139/starkiller36/IMG_1754_zps70446835.jpg





Cking gave me some suggestions. I made more of a gap between the shoulder armor, chest box and belt. He was definitely right and looks a lot better. Thanks Chris!

http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag139/starkiller36/IMG_1748_zps52e68ad5.jpg

I'm really seeing this look in the shoulders and overall posture, which I LOVE:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/QuiGonFishing/Wars/Darth_Vader-Tantive_IV.jpg

Are you using Lance's cape and tunic set, Shortie?

ShortRound
06-05-2013, 10:06 AM
Yes I am. :wave

Do it. Do it. Do it. :yess:

FLOSI
06-05-2013, 12:46 PM
I have one. :D Did you have to trim it?

ShortRound
06-05-2013, 01:00 PM
Yes I did. Just the front of the tunic. The back sits perfect from the neck to the ankles. That was mine though. Could be different for yours.

barryo
06-05-2013, 01:27 PM
as great as infornios cape & tunic look i can say that it was a ***** to futz..............:lol

i might add.........worth the cussing to get it just right........:lecture

FLOSI
06-05-2013, 01:30 PM
Man, I couldn't agree more. :lecture I use a thin clear rubber band (one of my wifes hair ties) to keep it held in at the waist. The drape is so important to the overall look.

galactiboy
06-05-2013, 01:32 PM
Good thinking on the band... that will also be more adjustable than a stitch like I did.

pixletwin
06-05-2013, 01:34 PM
Well ****. How the crap could I have not thought of just using one of my kids dental rubber bands. :slap :lol

ShortRound
06-05-2013, 02:18 PM
as great as infornios cape & tunic look i can say that it was a ***** to futz..............:lol

i might add.........worth the cussing to get it just right........:lecture

Couldn't agree more. :lecture:lecture

Once you get it where you want it though, man it looks amazing! :exactly:

katkuru
06-06-2013, 12:07 AM
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag139/starkiller36/IMG_1752_zpsfb95f9e1.jpg
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag139/starkiller36/IMG_1751_zps46bb0424.jpg
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag139/starkiller36/IMG_1754_zps70446835.jpg





Cking gave me some suggestions. I made more of a gap between the shoulder armor, chest box and belt. He was definitely right and looks a lot better. Thanks Chris!

http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag139/starkiller36/IMG_1748_zps52e68ad5.jpg

You nailed it! This is ANH Vader. By having the chest armor sit a hair higher the helmet/mask appears larger and in better proportion to the body.

ShortRound
06-06-2013, 06:27 AM
You nailed it! This is ANH Vader. By having the chest armor sit a hair higher the helmet/mask appears larger and in better proportion to the body.

Thanks Kimo! Means a lot coming from you. :hi5:

Lordscum
06-06-2013, 07:56 AM
as great as infornios cape & tunic look i can say that it was a ***** to futz..............:lol

i might add.........worth the cussing to get it just right........:lecture

I have a set on the way , I'm using the SS stock body and have done the Hasbro Dome Mod already . What should I be concerned about ? What is the reason for the need of a rubber band??

Thanks

FLOSI
06-06-2013, 08:30 AM
Just around the waist to hold the tunic in place. The belt then goes over it, Brady. You'll see once you get it.

I sprayed my dome last night. I have to say, after setting it to look like the EFX pic below I could not be happier:

http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/attachments/f31/efx-darth-vader-legend-helmet-efx-star-wars-darth-vader-legend-helmet.jpg-64511d1350661053

It's pefection at this point, aside from the widows peak. I showed my wife and told her it's supposed to be Vader from the first movie, and she even said "yeah, when his helmet isn't all shiney and he looks dirty. That looks great!" I almost never get that kind of reaction from her... Ever. Anyway, body comes today. i still need to cut my gloves too.

pixletwin
06-06-2013, 08:32 AM
Rad. Post pics when you can. :rock

FLOSI
06-06-2013, 08:58 AM
I will! You know how crappy my pics are though. :( They never do any of my futzing or other work any justice. :(

ShortRound
06-06-2013, 09:16 AM
Just around the waist to hold the tunic in place. The belt then goes over it, Brady. You'll see once you get it.

I sprayed my dome last night. I have to say, after setting it to look like the EFX pic below I could not be happier:

http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/attachments/f31/efx-darth-vader-legend-helmet-efx-star-wars-darth-vader-legend-helmet.jpg-64511d1350661053

It's pefection at this point, aside from the widows peak. I showed my wife and told her it's supposed to be Vader from the first movie, and she even said "yeah, when his helmet isn't all shiney and he looks dirty. That looks great!" I almost never get that kind of reaction from her... Ever. Anyway, body comes today. i still need to cut my gloves too.

That's so awesome FLOSI. :clap:clap It's always a good feeling when the wife appreciates it. I know it's rare. :lol

Anxious to see your pics. :panic:

FLOSI
06-06-2013, 09:27 AM
cking just gave me some photo taking advice, so let's hope it helps!

The matte spray I used added just the right amount of dullness too. at least to my eye. I can't wait to get home now so I can start working on it.

bmarz1000
06-06-2013, 09:35 AM
I'm about ready to get busy modding my ANH Vader. I was waiting until the new Vader was announced but now I'm just not feeling it. Think I'll have the SS body modded and then get the cape/tunic set. All your pics have really inspired me to make the best Vader I can using the figure I already have!

mr flibble
06-06-2013, 09:37 AM
After all the custom vader stuff still going on in here maybe I shouldn't sell my vader. I'm trying to tell myself to sell this version because I've got the new one coming : (

barryo
06-06-2013, 09:52 AM
http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/attachments/f31/efx-darth-vader-legend-helmet-efx-star-wars-darth-vader-legend-helmet.jpg-64511d1350661053

It's pefection at this point, aside from the widows peak.

damn.................i still regret not biting the bullet & picking up that helmet.......:monkey2............it's like the ultimate sw collectible.

and i've been thinking of trying to create a widows peak for my hasbro dome. i think a few peeps did this. brinn & pbj perhaps.

FLOSI
06-06-2013, 10:02 AM
damn.................i still regret not biting the bullet & picking up that helmet.......:monkey2............it's like the ultimate sw collectible.

and i've been thinking of trying to create a widows peak for my hasbro dome. i think a few peeps did this. brinn & pbj perhaps.

Some places still have it instock, well, the limited edition. I've thought about selling some HT crap and picking it up... God knows why I don't.

Yeah, a couple of folks have done it, and I'd like to but I worry about messing the whole thing up.

ShortRound
06-06-2013, 11:45 AM
That's why you find another one to work with. I have a spare but I'm keeping it for the new version. Looks like it might need it too. :gah:

FLOSI
06-07-2013, 09:14 AM
Holy crap, guys. I'm so damn happy with this thing!! It's perfect. I'm watching Star Wars and I paused when Vader walks into the Tantive IV. The proportions look spot on. I'm off to cut up more gloves. I trimmed Vader's sleeves by about a half inch, which helped with bunching. Also, leaving just a bit of the second glove rib gives the illusion that there's a seam there. FYI

FLOSI
06-07-2013, 09:23 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/08/3eba4ydy.jpg

pixletwin
06-07-2013, 09:27 AM
Looks good! Let's see the whole Dood.

Darth Waller
06-07-2013, 09:36 AM
damn.................i still regret not biting the bullet & picking up that helmet.......:monkey2............it's like the ultimate sw collectible.


Some places still have it instock, well, the limited edition. I've thought about selling some HT crap and picking it up... God knows why I don't.

I love my Legend Vader. It's the one collectible that is safe from being sold. :lol

galactiboy
06-07-2013, 09:43 AM
Some places still have it instock, well, the limited edition. I've thought about selling some HT crap and picking it up... God knows why I don't.

Yeah, a couple of folks have done it, and I'd like to but I worry about messing the whole thing up.

If I hadn't bought the Sideshow 1:1 Vader I would have definitely dropped on the EFX... problem is I don't know how I'd ever rebox that sucker and selling him I'd likely loose money even thought it's the exclusive :gah:

If you can only have one SW item in your collection I think you could do a lot worse than the EFX helmet :lecture

FLOSI
06-07-2013, 09:54 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/08/yje5egug.jpg

pixletwin
06-07-2013, 09:56 AM
You already got your KP body?

That really looks great!!!! But dang .. your Ben looks.... guh.... I really need to send mine out. :lol

FLOSI
06-07-2013, 10:04 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/null_zps53ac236d.jpg

FLOSI
06-07-2013, 10:05 AM
I really need to learn how to set everything up lighting wise for pics. I suck.

VintijDroidGutzz
06-07-2013, 10:07 AM
Beautiful stuff FLOSI - really nice figures man!! :clap :rock

pixletwin
06-07-2013, 10:07 AM
It looks 1:1. Wonderful job.

FLOSI
06-07-2013, 10:09 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/null_zps873f24e1.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/null_zpscf998c29.jpg

FLOSI
06-07-2013, 10:12 AM
Many thanks to King, GB, Shortie and whomever else I grabbed ideas from. It's hard to be much happier than I am now with this figure.... Four years after release, right? :lol

pixletwin
06-07-2013, 10:13 AM
Really looks great. Are you going to replace the robes? They look a bit long now.

VintijDroidGutzz
06-07-2013, 10:14 AM
If that's how the figure came out of the box, I'd be pretty happy. :)

The real world don't work that way unfortunately.. :monkey2

Darthrazz
06-07-2013, 10:16 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/null_zps873f24e1.jpg



Flosi, that looks like a guy in a suit! Nice job.

abake
06-07-2013, 10:19 AM
Looks awesome Flosi.
I getting more and more tempted to try the KP body...

Darthrazz
06-07-2013, 10:22 AM
The shoulders look perfect. David Prowse was a big guy, but his shoulders always had a slight downward droop. Looks great.

Invictus Sol
06-07-2013, 10:35 AM
Seems silly, but I never realized how big Prowse was until my wife pointed him out in A Clockwork Orange (didn't even know he was in the movie :slap).

Great looking Vader, FLOSI. When I opened the page, I initially thought it was a guy in a suit, so mission accomplished. Robes maybe need to be shortened just a bit (or maybe not... seem to remember in Empire, at least, his robes drag on the ground behind him... need to watch again).

VintijDroidGutzz
06-07-2013, 10:39 AM
That's it.

Rule of thumb; looks like a little person?

Mission accomplished. :yess:

FLOSI
06-07-2013, 10:40 AM
Thanks, guys! Yeah, the robes need a trim, that's for sure. I was going to ask Lance if he would do it if I mailed them back to him. I get nervous cutting fabric.

ShortRound
06-07-2013, 10:43 AM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/null_zps873f24e1.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/null_zpscf998c29.jpg

My god. :thud: If it wasn't for the background, this would look 1:1. Seriously Flosi, you did a damn fine job. Is he on a KP body after all? I know you said you ordered it but judging from that gap between the chest box and belt....I can't tell if it is a KP. I can't seem to achieve such a gap on mine.

Congrats dude! :clap


Many thanks to King, GB, Shortie and whomever else I grabbed ideas from. It's hard to be much happier than I am now with this figure.... Four years after release, right? :lol

Crazy right??? :lol And I sold my first Vader. :thwak: Still amazes me. I take it out of my detolf a lot. :)

Invictus Sol
06-07-2013, 10:53 AM
Thanks, guys! Yeah, the robes need a trim, that's for sure. I was going to ask Lance if he would do it if I mailed them back to him. I get nervous cutting fabric.
I can't cut in a straight line to save my life. I'd definitely send 'em back to get trimmed and I'm assuming hemmed. Another thing I can't do. :ohbfrank:

Really liking this modded ANH Vader. Maybe I will break down at some point in the future and take this task on.

galactiboy
06-07-2013, 11:08 AM
Looks great Flosi! Really nice work!

What hands are you using for Ben? The have a nice old-guy look to them :lecture

ShortRound
06-07-2013, 11:15 AM
Pretty sure they're ttm19 relaxed hands.

King Darkness
06-07-2013, 11:19 AM
Damn fine job ButtFlossi :clap

the angry orc
06-07-2013, 11:20 AM
Holy crap, Flosi! That looks amazing. Gorgeous!

FLOSI
06-07-2013, 11:27 AM
My god. :thud: If it wasn't for the background, this would look 1:1. Seriously Flosi, you did a damn fine job. Is he on a KP body after all? I know you said you ordered it but judging from that gap between the chest box and belt....I can't tell if it is a KP. I can't seem to achieve such a gap on mine.

Congrats dude! :clap



Crazy right??? :lol And I sold my first Vader. :thwak: Still amazes me. I take it out of my detolf a lot. :)

You know, Cking suggested I add some padding to the shoulders when doing mine, so I did. It brought them up just a bit. The crotch pad rests just below the seam on the body suit. I have a small clear rubber band there to hold the robes in place then the belt above it. The box kinda just stuck where it was supposed to right below the chest armor. In some scenes of ANH there's a bit of a gap there too, but in most it seems to be right under the armor.

And yeah, on the KP now. What I noticed on yours that changed my mind was the slope of the shoulders, as Darthrazz mentioned a few posts back. It has the same overall look now as Prowse did in the first film. I do think he was a little boxier, if that's a word, through the shoulders in ESB and ROTJ.


Looks great Flosi! Really nice work!

What hands are you using for Ben? The have a nice old-guy look to them :lecture

Yup. Like Hector said, TTM19. I can't buy enough of those damn things! They just look so natural. I have them on my Bespin Han and Gandalf too, so they've been going on all my project figures.

FLOSI
06-07-2013, 11:29 AM
Damn fine job ButtFlossi :clap

There you are! :rock Back from vacation, eh. :lol

Dude, you really did find the perfect body for this. Wish I listened sooner. :dunno


Holy crap, Flosi! That looks amazing. Gorgeous!

Thank you! :rock

King Darkness
06-07-2013, 11:30 AM
Dude, you really did find the perfect body for this.


Its what I do :cool:

ShortRound
06-07-2013, 12:19 PM
You know, Cking suggested I add some padding to the shoulders when doing mine, so I did. It brought them up just a bit. The crotch pad rests just below the seam on the body suit. I have a small clear rubber band there to hold the robes in place then the belt above it. The box kinda just stuck where it was supposed to right below the chest armor. In some scenes of ANH there's a bit of a gap there too, but in most it seems to be right under the armor.

And yeah, on the KP now. What I noticed on yours that changed my mind was the slope of the shoulders, as Darthrazz mentioned a few posts back. It has the same overall look now as Prowse did in the first film. I do think he was a little boxier, if that's a word, through the shoulders in ESB and ROTJ.



Yup. Like Hector said, TTM19. I can't buy enough of those damn things! They just look so natural. I have them on my Bespin Han and Gandalf too, so they've been going on all my project figures.

Great!! Another person I have to worry about buying up ttm19 relaxed hands. :lol They're great hands indeed. I use them for pretty much every figure I have as well.


So you lowered the belt and cod piece and belt lower huh? It doesn't create the illusion that the legs are really short? Can't tell cause you're hiding them. :tap
That's the reason I raised my cod piece and belt so high. It's just above the seam line. But to me, made the legs look short.
It was such a pain to get it to look right. :lol

galactiboy
06-07-2013, 12:49 PM
Hmmm... I think I have some TTM-19 hands; need to look through my parts bin. I bought two of them and don't think I intentionally used the hands for anything.

Darth Waller
06-07-2013, 12:52 PM
So you guys are using the Hasbro dome from the Ultimate Villain set? Is it the same as the Electronic Vader?

King Darkness
06-07-2013, 12:55 PM
Inspired by Buttflossi, just slapped a dull coat on the dome :rock

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8270/8981038974_ecb3dab44c_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8981038974/)

ShortRound
06-07-2013, 01:01 PM
:rock :rock :rock

galactiboy
06-07-2013, 01:23 PM
Okay, that's pretty nice looking... guess we all now have to do the same.

MadCow
06-07-2013, 01:27 PM
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/null_zps873f24e1.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/null_zpscf998c29.jpg

Well, ****. That's just perfect.

FLOSI
06-07-2013, 01:58 PM
:rock Awesome!!!! That looks sweet, Chase!!

barryo
06-07-2013, 04:26 PM
Whoo hoo........... badazz vader flosarita......:yess:

Careful trimming that material though, it tends to not follow a strait line. Maybe bunch
/bind it to do so......:dunno


I guess your vader looks okay too king........:wink1:

Thorne
06-07-2013, 04:55 PM
Inspired by Buttflossi, just slapped a dull coat on the dome :rock

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8270/8981038974_ecb3dab44c_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8981038974/)

Sweet Jeebus, I just nerdgasmed. :love

Wor-Gar
06-07-2013, 05:45 PM
WOW! I'm out of it for a little bit and look what happens. Excellent stuff going on here!

Awesome "dome polishing", King. I always knew you'd be good at it. :D Seriously though, looks rad!




Love this...


http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/08/yje5egug.jpg

jedijim3002
06-07-2013, 05:57 PM
Nice work guys. These look spectacular.

kl241
06-07-2013, 09:36 PM
Semi-gloss would work better. Flat is too dull.

VintijDroidGutzz
06-07-2013, 10:16 PM
Semi-gloss would work better. Flat is too dull.
:lecture That would truly make it pop! :exactly:

shocktrooper_au
06-07-2013, 10:50 PM
some really nice vaders guys, you may just convince me to swap the body one day....still one of my favourite figures

devilof76
06-08-2013, 03:59 AM
The body is the last thing I will worry about, but after seeing what Flosi and King did, taking the gloss off the dome is a must.

King Darkness
06-08-2013, 04:01 AM
Semi-gloss would work better. Its what the cool kids are doing. :lecture

devilof76
06-08-2013, 05:11 AM
Finally, my big chance to be one of the cool kids. :yess:

King Darkness
06-08-2013, 05:17 AM
To bad semi-gloss hasn't made it to Maine yet.

Your life sans cool kids status continues.

devilof76
06-08-2013, 05:21 AM
I heard that dried New Mexican piss looks about the same, and we have that in ample supply, thanks.

Lordscum
06-08-2013, 07:33 AM
I guess I'm not a cool kid, I used a matte finish on mine. :slap

Boba Ben
06-08-2013, 07:37 AM
Looks like a lot of work.

FLOSI
06-08-2013, 12:15 PM
Buy the stuff, Ben. I'll put it together for you.

I'm doing Waller's.

drjedisith
06-08-2013, 12:38 PM
nice fellas! heres my ANH vader along with family portrait . thanks to jedijim for vader and galactiboy for the tony meis cape :duff . using hasbro chest armor.

https://imageshack.us/scaled/large/545/20130608151016.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photos/my-images/545/20130608151016.jpg/)Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)
https://imageshack.us/scaled/large/20/20130608151057.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photos/my-images/20/20130608151057.jpg/)Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)
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Wor-Gar
06-08-2013, 12:42 PM
Love that group shot.

DarthAlias
06-08-2013, 12:54 PM
Here's my Vader, has a semi gloss Hasbro dome with KP body! Horrible pics though.
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj314/cuadros86/f721ceaee32dfee50cee128c95a0e798.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj314/cuadros86/b748df04d7d005ed2f11acc0d37230d9.jpg
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj314/cuadros86/93956804caac108ddf33e2fe7f138276.jpg

Wor-Gar
06-08-2013, 03:27 PM
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj314/cuadros86/93956804caac108ddf33e2fe7f138276.jpg

Always thought Vader should spend more time with his cape off -- he looks good!

DarthAlias
06-08-2013, 03:35 PM
Always thought Vader should spend more time with his cape off -- he looks good!

Thanks man, I have his cape behind his shoulders. Hard to tell with his arms behind his back.

TheFiend
06-08-2013, 03:45 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/08/yje5egug.jpg

Man, I don't stop by for a while and all kinds of cool stuff happens! This pic is a beauty,Flosi. Great futzing and posing.


So F'n pissed that I don't have the stock Obi robe. :mad:


Just thought of something, has anyone used the new HT muscle body for Vader?

amarcord
06-08-2013, 03:51 PM
somehow I think this one will stay on many shelves, even when the new version has been released.

King Darkness
06-08-2013, 04:06 PM
Excellent work Darth Alias!


somehow I think this one will stay on many shelves, even when the new version has been released.

At this point I would be more than happy to only have this Vader on my shelf. I'll wait till I get the new Sideshow one in hand, but it if doesn't impress to highest degree I will have no problem jettisoning it and having only my ANH Vader.

Lordscum
06-08-2013, 04:17 PM
The Hasbro Dome mod is a vast improvment to my Vader , now I'm just waiting for my Iforigno cape and tunic set to arrive in the mail.

FLOSI
06-08-2013, 04:22 PM
Excellent work Darth Alias!



At this point I would be more than happy to only have this Vader on my shelf. I'll wait till I get the new Sideshow one in hand, but it if doesn't impress to highest degree I will have no problem jettisoning it and having only my ANH Vader.

As excited as I was for the new one I've made a total 180 now that I've finished the ANH version. Still, I want more than one in my collection so it's not as if I'm thinking of canceling or anything like that. After all, I only have two figures on PO right now. I just really hope it doesn't take four years for me to get that one right.

galactiboy
06-08-2013, 04:33 PM
Luckily we now have acess to the necessary parts should the ROTJ be lacking. I hope it's a homerun though as dropping an extra $100 on a $250 figure is not cool :lol

DarthAlias
06-08-2013, 04:34 PM
Excellent work Darth Alias!



At this point I would be more than happy to only have this Vader on my shelf. I'll wait till I get the new Sideshow one in hand, but it if doesn't impress to highest degree I will have no problem jettisoning it and having only my ANH Vader.

Thank you sir! I agree, hopefully the new Vader comes out looking better than the proto pics. We'll see next year!

King Darkness
06-08-2013, 04:35 PM
Ooooo...fancy shmancy new sig for GB :panic:

pixletwin
06-08-2013, 06:01 PM
Man, I don't stop by for a while and all kinds of cool stuff happens! This pic is a beauty,Flosi. Great futzing and posing.


So F'n pissed that I don't have the stock Obi robe. :mad:


Just thought of something, has anyone used the new HT muscle body for Vader?

I tried with the new one. Didn't work out at all. :(

VintijDroidGutzz
06-08-2013, 11:17 PM
nice fellas! heres my ANH vader along with family portrait . thanks to jedijim for vader and galactiboy for the tony meis cape :duff . using hasbro chest armor.

https://imageshack.us/scaled/large/545/20130608151016.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photos/my-images/545/20130608151016.jpg/)Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)
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Dude.. that TOTALLY looks like a promo shot of Prowse in costume circa 1977.

I'm floored. :thud: :rock

drjedisith
06-09-2013, 08:57 AM
Love that group shot.

i knew someone like wor-gar would enjoy that :1-1:


Dude.. that TOTALLY looks like a promo shot of Prowse in costume circa 1977.

I'm floored. :thud: :rock

thanks brother! :hi5:

jedijim modified the sideshow body and added the hasbro dome. i added a hasbro chest armor . it has no shoulder bells and sloops him better. also is more black. the tony meis cape is just beautiful. perfect accurate material.

genorules
06-09-2013, 09:53 AM
Is this the body you fellas are using? It's listed as KP02B,but the B is just for the different headsculpt correct?



http://www.toyanxietypixs.com/images/products/kausticplastik/cauc-malenude/kp02cauc.jpg

Tabula Rasa
06-09-2013, 09:59 AM
Is this the body you fellas are using? It's listed as KP02B,but the B is just for the different headsculpt correct?




That is correct.

Rorywan
06-09-2013, 01:53 PM
Dude.. that TOTALLY looks like a promo shot of Prowse in costume circa 1977.

I'm floored. :thud: :rock

That looks wonderful, just watched New Hope and noticed how black the armor is.

TheFiend
06-09-2013, 02:10 PM
I tried with the new one. Didn't work out at all. :(

Bummer. Too small?



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bmarz1000
06-09-2013, 02:49 PM
Guys, I'm doing the mods and wanted to know if anyone has an extra Hasbro dome. I know I'm late to the party but thought I'd ask. Thanks.

pixletwin
06-09-2013, 04:51 PM
Bummer. Too small?



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Butt and chest are too big.

Rorywan
06-10-2013, 04:01 AM
nice fellas! heres my ANH vader along with family portrait . thanks to jedijim for vader and galactiboy for the tony meis cape :duff . using hasbro chest armor.

https://imageshack.us/scaled/large/545/20130608151016.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photos/my-images/545/20130608151016.jpg/)

Which Hasbro Vader is that chest plate from? I might try and pick up a helmet to mod as well.
To the guys who have done this already whats the best/easiest Hasbro version to get? I know it's probably been answered a million times, but looking at them on ebay is bit of a head****.
Are the helmets exactly the same in the "talking Vader" "ultimate villain" "sith lords" sets?

Thanks. :duff

Edit: after a bit of searching I found an old "Anakin/Ultimate Villain" head in the attic..!:yess:

ShortRound
06-10-2013, 05:57 AM
They're all the same. As long as it's Hasbro and 12" it'll be same dome on any version. :exactly:

Rorywan
06-10-2013, 06:23 AM
They're all the same. As long as it's Hasbro and 12" it'll be same dome on any version. :exactly:

Cool, thanks man. :duff

VintijDroidGutzz
06-10-2013, 06:29 AM
You're pretty meticulous Rory.. I'd love to see how yours turns out. :hi5:

drjedisith
06-10-2013, 06:47 AM
That looks wonderful, just watched New Hope and noticed how black the armor is.


Which Hasbro Vader is that chest plate from? I might try and pick up a helmet to mod as well.
To the guys who have done this already whats the best/easiest Hasbro version to get? I know it's probably been answered a million times, but looking at them on ebay is bit of a head****.
Are the helmets exactly the same in the "talking Vader" "ultimate villain" "sith lords" sets?

Thanks. :duff

Edit: after a bit of searching I found an old "Anakin/Ultimate Villain" head in the attic..!:yess:

thanks man! you know i did a google image search and it looks like it was from the electronic talking version. im sure you could paint any of the chest armors too i just used it for convenience. the dome has not been painted on mine either. look forward to seeing it all done :hi5:
http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57609&page=499

TheFiend
06-10-2013, 06:55 AM
Butt and chest are too big.

Damn fat *** Arnie. :mad:
Still if someone really wanted it done they could sand those parts down with the dremel. I may switch it over just to see how everything else fits like the arms and legs. One thing I really didn't like about the KP body was the fit around the arms.
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Rorywan
06-10-2013, 07:02 AM
You're pretty meticulous Rory.. I'd love to see how yours turns out. :hi5:

Thanks man, I will hopefully get around to it this week.



thanks man! you know i did a google image search and it looks like it was from the electronic talking version. im sure you could paint any of the chest armors too i just used it for convenience. the dome has not been painted on mine either. look forward to seeing it all done :hi5:
http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57609&page=499
Good to know, I may try the widows peak and some dry brushing on the mask.



Damn fat *** Arnie. :mad:
Still if someone really wanted it done they could sand those parts down with the dremel. I may switch it over just to see how everything else fits like the arms and legs. One thing I really didn't like about the KP body was the fit around the arms.
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Yes, thats what i was thinking. I was gonna dremel the KP02 down (arms and chest), but I have a spare Arnie body so may try that, they are pretty expensive though so may need to test it first.

King Darkness
06-11-2013, 08:22 AM
If anyone is interested I got a KP03 in today, if you are looking to do the KP switch the new 03 should be perfect. The chest and arms are slightly smaller than the 02, but its the same height.

barryo
06-11-2013, 08:29 AM
If anyone is interested I got a KP03 in today, if you are looking to do the KP switch the new 03 should be perfect. The chest and arms are slightly smaller than the 02, but its the same height.

k...........are the arms better articulated at the elblows on the new one? as in can the come up more than a 45 degree at the elbow?

King Darkness
06-11-2013, 08:35 AM
No, its identical to the 02.

The only difference I see is slightly thinner arms and a smaller chest. Everything else is the same.

Wor-Gar
06-11-2013, 08:41 AM
If anyone is interested I got a KP03 in today, if you are looking to do the KP switch the new 03 should be perfect. The chest and arms are slightly smaller than the 02, but its the same height.

Are you going to switch yours out? Here we go again....

King Darkness
06-11-2013, 08:43 AM
:lol....absolutely not!

Its just a good option if someone is having trouble finding an 02.

kl241
06-11-2013, 08:47 AM
If the chest and arms are smaller then it kind of defeats the the whole purpose of going for the Prowse build.

Wor-Gar
06-11-2013, 08:56 AM
:lol....absolutely not!

Its just a good option if someone is having trouble finding an 02.

Phewww... for a minute I was worried.

The only upgrade I got left on this Vader is maybe replacing the belt boxes with the new light-up ones in a year.

barryo
06-11-2013, 09:02 AM
Phewww... for a minute I was worried.

The only upgrade I got left on this Vader is maybe replacing the belt boxes with the new light-up ones in a year.

NO !!!!!!

dammit.............don't get me thinking of that too......:gah:

King Darkness
06-11-2013, 09:16 AM
If the chest and arms are smaller then it kind of defeats the the whole purpose of going for the Prowse build.

Under the chest and body suit you would never be able to tell.

FLOSI
06-11-2013, 09:17 AM
Lance has not replied to my PM asking if he would trim my cape and tunic. :lol So this begs the question, do I try it myself????

FLOSI
06-11-2013, 09:18 AM
Under the chest and body suit you would never be able to tell.

And if anything the slightly smaller chest and arms might be a little more accurate.... Not that I would switch either.

King Darkness
06-11-2013, 09:27 AM
Seriously, the difference is negligible. Under all the layers you would never see the difference.

Its just another option.

pixletwin
06-11-2013, 09:31 AM
Lance has not replied to my PM asking if he would trim my cape and tunic. :lol So this begs the question, do I try it myself????

The only really challenging parts would be

a) sourcing the materials
b) assembling the collar and chain.

Otherwise it seems like a pretty simple matter.

King Darkness
06-11-2013, 09:34 AM
I trimmed mine, Buttflossi, you're over thinking it. Its pretty simple.

I trimmed mine as it hung on Vader, I'm sure if I take it out and lay it flat its not an even trim, but hanging it looks perfect.

Just get it done and quit being a sissy lala.

FLOSI
06-11-2013, 09:39 AM
Supply for the KP02 seems to be drying up anyway.

FLOSI
06-11-2013, 09:45 AM
I trimmed mine, Buttflossi, you're over thinking it. Its pretty simple.

I trimmed mine as it hung on Vader, I'm sure if I take it out and lay it flat its not an even trim, but hanging it looks perfect.

Just get it done and quit being a sissy lala.

:hi5: Cool. I was just overthinking it, like you said. I want it so it hangs right to ground level.

Lordscum
06-11-2013, 09:51 AM
Hopefully I'll see my set soon , it was shipped out last Wednesday and I live in the state below Lances. Gotta love USPS. Using the stock body so I don't see any triming in my future.

barryo
06-11-2013, 09:56 AM
:hi5: Cool. I was just overthinking it, like you said. I want it so it hangs right to ground level.

just use sharp scissors. i trimmed mine a bit while he was on the stand so its right at the stand level, if i take him off it's a little long. no big deal at all. you would never see the difference anyway unless you really **** it up.

no drinking & trimming flo.......:lecture

FLOSI
06-11-2013, 10:42 AM
just use sharp scissors. i trimmed mine a bit while he was on the stand so its right at the stand level, if i take him off it's a little long. no big deal at all. you would never see the difference anyway unless you really **** it up.

no drinking & trimming flo.......:lecture

I'll be careful.

http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/starwars-new-hope/death-threat.gif

TheFiend
06-11-2013, 10:42 AM
If anyone is interested I got a KP03 in today, if you are looking to do the KP switch the new 03 should be perfect. The chest and arms are slightly smaller than the 02, but its the same height.

Cool.

TBH I can't even remember what I didn't like about the KP now. :lol I think it was the articulation in the arms that annoyed me and the arm sleeves being all bunched up. I'd have no problem trimming the sleeves and gloves but I'd have to be 100% happy with the body.
It would seem the new double jointed Arnie body may fix that bit those things are expensive to go dremeling into without knowing you will get the result desired.
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Lordscum
06-11-2013, 10:48 AM
Only appropiatte the The Fiend posts on page 666 of this thread.

VintijDroidGutzz
06-11-2013, 10:48 AM
Perfect page no# for KD.. :panic: :panic: :panic:

Guys.. I'm almost ready to give in & start a Vader custom.

It's the only way to be sure.. :huh :lol

VintijDroidGutzz
06-11-2013, 10:49 AM
Only appropiatte the The Fiend posts on page 666 of this thread.
I can't believe we just had the same thought.. :lol

Darthrazz
06-11-2013, 10:51 AM
Perfect page no# for KD.. :panic: :panic: :panic:

Guys.. I'm almost ready to give in & start a Vader custom.

It's the only way to be sure.. :huh :lol

Although I pre-ordered the Sideshow Vader, I'm still moving forward with my custom Vader project. Just putting the finishing touches on the suit. I need to re-tailor parts of it.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i210/darthrazz/IMG_0438.jpg (http://s73.photobucket.com/user/darthrazz/media/IMG_0438.jpg.html)
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i210/darthrazz/IMG_0439.jpg (http://s73.photobucket.com/user/darthrazz/media/IMG_0439.jpg.html)

barryo
06-11-2013, 10:53 AM
I'll be careful.

http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/starwars-new-hope/death-threat.gif

you'll be dead!!!!!!!!!!!!

VintijDroidGutzz
06-11-2013, 10:59 AM
Nice work so far Darthrazz!! :clap

FLOSI
06-11-2013, 11:25 AM
Razz, are you going for articulated wrists?

Darthrazz
06-11-2013, 11:36 AM
Razz, are you going for articulated wrists?

Yes, I had actually done it years ago on another Vader I had worked on, but have since sold. Here are pictures of the ones from I made in 2007.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i210/darthrazz/DSC05122.jpg (http://s73.photobucket.com/user/darthrazz/media/DSC05122.jpg.html)
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i210/darthrazz/DSC05118.jpg (http://s73.photobucket.com/user/darthrazz/media/DSC05118.jpg.html)

They were a bit wide, but the ones I'm making now won't be, I hope! Here's what they looked like on the figure.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i210/darthrazz/DSC05452.jpg (http://s73.photobucket.com/user/darthrazz/media/DSC05452.jpg.html)
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i210/darthrazz/DSC05454.jpg (http://s73.photobucket.com/user/darthrazz/media/DSC05454.jpg.html)

FLOSI
06-11-2013, 11:42 AM
Those look great! I just assumed you were cutting the wrist guards off of the existing gloves.

I had thought about buying leather black boots for Vader and popping the shin armor on to those. Are you going that route?

Darthrazz
06-11-2013, 11:46 AM
Those look great! I just assumed you were cutting the wrist guards off of the existing gloves.



I had thought about buying leather black boots for Vader and popping the shin armor on to those. Are you going that route?

Thanks man! THe picture of the full Vader above has leather boots, but they were very short, I wasn't able to find real tall ones. I'd love to go that route, versus the plastic ones I have now.

cking
06-11-2013, 03:28 PM
Are you sure you got a KP03? The side by side comparison photo posted by Kaustic Plastik shows as noticeable difference in height. Here it is:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee167/cking-photos/kp03-on-the-left-kp02-on-the-right_zps8963b5b1.jpg



No, its identical to the 02.

The only difference I see is slightly thinner arms and a smaller chest. Everything else is the same.

kl241
06-11-2013, 04:15 PM
Are you sure you got a KP03? The side by side comparison photo posted by Kaustic Plastik shows as noticeable difference in height. Here it is:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee167/cking-photos/kp03-on-the-left-kp02-on-the-right_zps8963b5b1.jpg

Yup, the KP03 is smaller and completely wrong build for Vader.

King Darkness
06-11-2013, 04:54 PM
The difference isn't that drastic in hand. :dunno

FLOSI
06-11-2013, 06:31 PM
Cut my cape. Easy pleasy. I'm finally done. Without a doubt one of my very favorite figures. :lecture

King Darkness
06-11-2013, 06:32 PM
:hi5:Well done Buttflossi:hi5:

Boba Ben
06-11-2013, 06:34 PM
How easy is it to transfer him over to this body? Are you guys using the Hasbro dome or whatever it is as well?

I'd also be afraid to mess up the cape if I cut it wrong. :(

King Darkness
06-11-2013, 06:36 PM
Send it all to the Flossed Butt....he will do you right.

FLOSI
06-11-2013, 06:38 PM
How easy is it to transfer him over to this body? Are you guys using the Hasbro dome or whatever it is as well?

I'd also be afraid to mess up the cape if I cut it wrong. :(

Ben, if you want it all done I can PM you all the details. Hell, I'll put it together and mod it for you, for free of course. It would only take me an hour or two.

King Darkness
06-11-2013, 06:39 PM
Told you :lecture

FLOSI
06-11-2013, 06:41 PM
SS Vader
Hasbro Dome
KP02 body
Ilforigno cape and tunic

:lecture

King Darkness
06-11-2013, 06:41 PM
Wish I had a Hasbro dome :(

Boba Ben
06-11-2013, 06:41 PM
Ben, if you want it all done I can PM you all the details. Hell, I'll put it together and mod it for you, for free of course. It would only take me an hour or two.

Awesome, Flosi. I have to buy a Kaustic body and Hasbro dome, but yeah, it looks a lot better with the mod. Thanks!

Boba Ben
06-11-2013, 06:42 PM
Ah, I'd have to get the Ilforigno cape and tunic as well.

pixletwin
06-11-2013, 06:55 PM
Send it all to the Flossed Butt....he will do you right.

He did a SS dome and a hasbro and they both look really awesome!

King Darkness
06-11-2013, 07:01 PM
Give me your Hasbro dome, Marc. I'll love you forever.

Lordscum
06-11-2013, 07:04 PM
Got my set Iforigno set today and I must say the cape completes my Vader. I hangs beautifully. I also did the Hasbro dome mod as well.

I'd be very careful of the Kings love Marc. :lol

pixletwin
06-11-2013, 07:36 PM
Give me your Hasbro dome, Marc. I'll love you forever.

Trade you it for either your Vader robes orrrrr your chogokin c3po!!!

:yess:

Boba Ben
06-11-2013, 07:38 PM
Which Hasbro figure is the dome from anyway? I used to have the one that transformed from Anakin to Vader back when I got swept up by the Revenge of the Sith midnight madness crap.

Lordscum
06-11-2013, 07:44 PM
Which Hasbro figure is the dome from anyway? I used to have the one that transformed from Anakin to Vader back when I got swept up by the Revenge of the Sith midnight madness crap.

You can use the one you had, the taliking Vader or the one from the Vader/ Maul 2 pack. They are all the same.

King Darkness
06-11-2013, 08:05 PM
I'd be very careful of the Kings love Marc. :lol

:lecture


Trade you it for either your Vader robes orrrrr your chogokin c3po!!!

:yess:

Well that seems hardly fair :pfft:

Boba Ben
06-11-2013, 08:14 PM
You can use the one you had, the taliking Vader or the one from the Vader/ Maul 2 pack. They are all the same.

Thanks. I'll have to check and see if I have that Vader helmet someone around here still. I don't think I do, but it's possible

pixletwin
06-11-2013, 08:22 PM
:lecture



Well that seems hardly fair :pfft:

I had to try. :monkey2

Wor-Gar
06-11-2013, 08:48 PM
Cut my cape. Easy pleasy.

Oh my god, finally....


I can PM you all the details...

And now he's an expert to boot.

All you guys are just catching on to what King Darkness already knew.

:D

FLOSI
06-11-2013, 09:06 PM
Meh, we all did different mods at different times. I just think the combination of multiple mods have really come together perfectly. Body, dome, cape, matte spray, glove mod, etc. Everyone should have their Vader's looking their best. :lecture

But yeah, Chase did us all a favor on the KP. :D

Wor-Gar
06-11-2013, 09:09 PM
Everyone should have their Vader's looking their best. :lecture

Like King's! :D



I'm very happy to have contributed my two-cents to many of the recent Vaders here... you guys who PM'd me know who you are. Since VADER is the single most important STAR WARS character, he deserves better than what Sideshow supplied.

A little more money for a great, nearly perfect figure -- priceless.


Now just waiting on those light-up belt boxes.

pixletwin
06-11-2013, 09:47 PM
Yup. The groupthink in this thread really produced some amazing Vaders. :rock

shocktrooper_au
06-12-2013, 04:17 AM
Hey guys, just wondering what you guys have all done with your original Vader bods? I know I'm working on a few customs that need xtra tall bodies :) just putting It out there

barryo
06-12-2013, 04:48 AM
Hey guys, just wondering what you guys have all done with your original Vader bods? I know I'm working on a few customs that need xtra tall bodies :) just putting It out there

pretty sure i still have mine...........although he has the stormtrooper abs on him. i know i have the original vader abs as well...........just a matter of digging. your welcome to him.

shocktrooper_au
06-12-2013, 07:27 AM
pretty sure i still have mine...........although he has the stormtrooper abs on him. i know i have the original vader abs as well...........just a matter of digging. your welcome to him.

That would be awesome barryo... Theres got to be few good uses for these bodies

FLOSI
06-12-2013, 07:50 AM
Like King's! :D



I'm very happy to have contributed my two-cents to many of the recent Vaders here... you guys who PM'd me know who you are. Since VADER is the single most important STAR WARS character, he deserves better than what Sideshow supplied.

A little more money for a great, nearly perfect figure -- priceless.


Now just waiting on those light-up belt boxes.

Let me preface, I'm not trying to bash on SS at all, but..... Just think how different our Vader figures are today as opposed to four years ago? There's a lot they got right but so much that they got really wrong. I was fine with the huge 14" figure right out of the box for the most part. Then I modded the dome, then swapped it for a Hasbro one, then modded the body, then bought a new cape and tunic and so on and so on.... Anyway, my point is that I'd love to see a side by side of a stock SS Vader and one of ours now. I think Waller is sending me his to put together so when he does I'll take a few pics. I bet the difference is mind-blowing.

Wor-Gar
06-12-2013, 07:53 AM
I'm certain of that. It would be fun to see the comparison.

Biggest issues I remember out of the box for me was the cape and tunic material and the dome placement. Height was only an issue relative to other figures but it did bother me.

pixletwin
06-12-2013, 08:02 AM
Let me preface, I'm not trying to bash on SS at all, but..... Just think how different our Vader figures are today as opposed to four years ago? There's a lot they got right but so much that they got really wrong. I was fine with the huge 14" figure right out of the box for the most part. Then I modded the dome, then swapped it for a Hasbro one, then modded the body, then bought a new cape and tunic and so on and so on.... Anyway, my point is that I'd love to see a side by side of a stock SS Vader and one of ours now. I think Waller is sending me his to put together so when he does I'll take a few pics. I bet the difference is mind-blowing.

Rad. I think it will be really interesting to see the two figures side by side. I did something similar with the Gimli figures a few of us made. I think it makes for an interesting picture. You've come a long way baby! :lol

VintijDroidGutzz
06-12-2013, 08:41 AM
Let me preface, I'm not trying to bash on SS at all, but..... Just think how different our Vader figures are today as opposed to four years ago? There's a lot they got right but so much that they got really wrong. I was fine with the huge 14" figure right out of the box for the most part. Then I modded the dome, then swapped it for a Hasbro one, then modded the body, then bought a new cape and tunic and so on and so on.... Anyway, my point is that I'd love to see a side by side of a stock SS Vader and one of ours now. I think Waller is sending me his to put together so when he does I'll take a few pics. I bet the difference is mind-blowing.
Yeah, nicely put man. :)

I'd be starting from scratch if I decided to go the custom route.. but I'm wondering now if slowly sourcing the right parts & being patient with getting a great figure in the end, really is the way to go for now.

It seems HT will likely be a long way off from making theirs, so yeah.. I don't know. :lol

FLOSI
06-12-2013, 08:48 AM
Man, they may well never make one.... And at the rate they're going it won't be for quite a few years.

VintijDroidGutzz
06-12-2013, 08:55 AM
FLOSI - I just noticed your avatar properly! :rotfl

FLOSI
06-12-2013, 08:56 AM
:lol Yeah, I just swapped it the other day.

Darth Waller
06-12-2013, 08:59 AM
Anyway, my point is that I'd love to see a side by side of a stock SS Vader and one of ours now. I think Waller is sending me his to put together so when he does I'll take a few pics. I bet the difference is mind-blowing.


Rad. I think it will be really interesting to see the two figures side by side. I did something similar with the Gimli figures a few of us made. I think it makes for an interesting picture. You've come a long way baby! :lol

That's the plan. :yess:

I believe my Sideshow dome was lowered, but I bet you can stuff something under the dome to get it back to its original state for the pictures.

FLOSI
06-12-2013, 09:03 AM
Any luck on the Hasbro dome?

Darth Waller
06-12-2013, 09:25 AM
Working on getting one from RS.

galactiboy
06-12-2013, 09:30 AM
I'm going to need to dullcote my dome now (that sounded funny) it really does look better w/o the shine.


Ooooo...fancy shmancy new sig for GB :panic:

That's right... trying to get the monies :hi5: And it links to my customs page :rock

King Darkness
06-12-2013, 07:22 PM
All you guys are just catching on to what King Darkness already knew.

:D




But yeah, Chase did us all a favor on the KP. :D


Like King's! .

:rock :rock :rock


Yup. The groupthink in this thread really produced some amazing Vaders. :rock
Agreed, one of the better threads to ever come out of this forum :lecture



That's right... trying to get the monies :hi5: And it links to my customs page :rock

NOOICE!

MAKE THAT DALLA DALLA!

TheFiend
06-12-2013, 07:31 PM
Only appropiatte the The Fiend posts on page 666 of this thread.

:lol I hadn't noticed.


With all this Vader happiness going around it almost makes me feel like I was wrong about the KP02. :lol

I wanna be part of the club. :(

Sent from my LG-E739 using Tapatalk 2

galactiboy
06-12-2013, 07:40 PM
I was unsure about the KP02, but after thinking on it I decided to just give it a shot. I won't say it's 10x better than the height modded body, but its still a noticeable improvement.

Boba Ben
06-12-2013, 07:44 PM
I have one other question about the Kaustic Plastic mod. Do you lose any articulation with the new body at all?

galactiboy
06-12-2013, 07:46 PM
A bit, but not a whole lot. The biggest loss is in the elbow joint, but to be honest the original suit is fairly restrictive and it's not like Vader is an acrobatic character.

jkno
06-13-2013, 03:09 AM
Did anyone try to modify the regular Vader cape to make it look better?

devilof76
06-13-2013, 03:36 AM
Give me your Hasbro dome, Marc. I'll love you forever.

I have one. It's kinda beat up, but if you're going to semi-gloss it, just paint it first.

The price would be your Sideshow dome. :cool:

King Darkness
06-13-2013, 10:22 AM
I have one. It's kinda beat up, but if you're going to semi-gloss it, just paint it first.

The price would be your Sideshow dome. :cool:

Wouldn't you rather have some money instead?:)

jkno
06-14-2013, 09:00 AM
I'm really thinking of getting rid of my ANH Vader. Never really liked its huge body, the original cape was never the best (looked more like a toreador cape), and very recently I had an unfortunate experience with a custom cape. I simply don't feel this figure anymore. :( Maybe the new ROTJ version will do the trick.

pixletwin
06-14-2013, 09:04 AM
I switched my Flosi altered SS dome out for the Flosai altered Hasbro dome last night. It's nice to have options. I currently like the Hasbro one better now for some reason. :dunno

VintijDroidGutzz
06-14-2013, 09:16 AM
How do you guys fasten the dome once it's swapped?

Glue?
Blu-tak?
A curled up piece of gift wrapping tape? :huh :lol

pixletwin
06-14-2013, 09:17 AM
Flosi's uses a combination of foam and velcro to form fit. It's a really excellent system.

VintijDroidGutzz
06-14-2013, 09:20 AM
Nice. :wink1:

I know there's step by step walk throughs around, but it was a small query. :lol

FLOSI
06-14-2013, 09:43 AM
I switched my Flosi altered SS dome out for the Flosai altered Hasbro dome last night. It's nice to have options. I currently like the Hasbro one better now for some reason. :dunno

Man, I looked at so many screen shots and the EFX Vader Mask promo pics and I really think the Hasbro dome with the SS head is pretty damn close to the real thing. If anything the Hasbro dome is a little narrow at the top when looked at from the side... and there's the widows peak, of course. Outside of that it's as good as we can do.

FLOSI
06-14-2013, 09:53 AM
Nice. :wink1:

I know there's step by step walk throughs around, but it was a small query. :lol

I dremel down all the crap inside the dome, down to nothing. Get some of those Velcro squares, like 1"x1" and black, with the adhesive already on them and some little 1/4" x 1/4" foam squares also with sticky adhesive on them. I slap an entire Velcro square on the back crown of the head area and of course the other side goes into the dome. This is thick enough to give the dome a little bit of space between it and the head. I then cut half of a Velcro strip and run that down the front of the head, but you might need to dremel down the sculpt some in that area so the dome sits closer to the head where it frames the face, or you can use both halves and run them down the sides, kinda like Road Warrior Hawk did his hair, if that reference makes sense. Anyway, the foam is just to add stability to the side of the head. You can then take the helmet off and refutz all you want. Remember to take the adhesive off of one side of the foam. You don't need that to stick to both the head and the dome, just one side will do for stability.

FLOSI
06-14-2013, 09:55 AM
http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsH/tve74575-19901122-1877.jpg

VintijDroidGutzz
06-14-2013, 10:04 AM
Cool, cheers mate! :duff

I take it, that guy's 'Road Warrior Hawk'? :lol

FLOSI
06-14-2013, 10:06 AM
Yup! :lecture

VintijDroidGutzz
06-14-2013, 10:08 AM
Looks like DR Phil on Halloween to me. :huh :lol

King Darkness
06-14-2013, 11:30 AM
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.....Wwwhat a rrrush... * entrance music *

:rock

generalgrevious
06-14-2013, 11:43 AM
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.....Wwwhat a rrrush... * entrance music *

:rock

snack on danger and dine on death :rock

FLOSI
06-14-2013, 12:25 PM
Man, they were so bad ***.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eoiwB10rBE0/TYhH0kqpDrI/AAAAAAAABMQ/rB_xQ4aS6gI/s1600/13.jpg

http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/17100000/The-Road-Warriors-professional-wrestling-17108824-1024-768.jpg

http://wcwhistory.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/1983-road-warriors-nwa-national-tag-team-champions.jpg

http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/3900000/Road-Warriors-professional-wrestling-3930741-1200-1800.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZzewmzULu2k/ThTNyQ0cX4I/AAAAAAAAA1A/kV1iKWOvuTo/s1600/hUyvsYAkDprQUs5.jpg

generalgrevious
06-14-2013, 01:23 PM
Man, they were so bad ***.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eoiwB10rBE0/TYhH0kqpDrI/AAAAAAAABMQ/rB_xQ4aS6gI/s1600/13.jpg

http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/17100000/The-Road-Warriors-professional-wrestling-17108824-1024-768.jpg

http://wcwhistory.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/1983-road-warriors-nwa-national-tag-team-champions.jpg

http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/3900000/Road-Warriors-professional-wrestling-3930741-1200-1800.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZzewmzULu2k/ThTNyQ0cX4I/AAAAAAAAA1A/kV1iKWOvuTo/s1600/hUyvsYAkDprQUs5.jpg

yep I miss those days of L O D. that's when wrestling was wrestling

OutLander
06-14-2013, 04:40 PM
yep I miss those days of L O D. that's when wrestling was wrestling

:lecture :exactly: :goodpost:

Lordscum
06-14-2013, 05:03 PM
:lecture :exactly: :goodpost:

Those gues pretty much beat everyone that meant anything in tag team wrestling in the 80's . They pretty much destroyed all of the relevant tag teams in the NWA, WWF, AWA and Japan.

No one can ever lay claim to holding the World Tag Title in the three greatist wrestling companies of all time.

generalgrevious
06-14-2013, 05:45 PM
Those gues pretty much beat everyone that meant anything in tag team wrestling in the 80's . They pretty much destroyed all of the relevant tag teams in the NWA, WWF, AWA and Japan.

No one can ever lay claim to holding the World Tag Title in the three greatist wrestling companies of all time.

absolutely they were the greatest tag team and will ever be missed :exactly::lecture

devilof76
06-14-2013, 09:07 PM
Wouldn't you rather have some money instead?:)

No, I hate money. :)

King Darkness
06-15-2013, 12:00 AM
Jerk :pfft: :pfft: :pfft:

I do badly want a Hasbro dome, but I wanna hang onto my Sideshow one also.

Thanks for nothing :mad:

devilof76
06-15-2013, 02:33 AM
Does your Vader have two heads? :dunno

King Darkness
06-15-2013, 03:05 AM
NO!

:moon

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7371/9038084877_4ba9c6aed4_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9038084877/)

devilof76
06-15-2013, 03:17 AM
I forgot you already painted your Sideshow helmet with the wrong finish.

Nevermind. You probably wouldn't like the Hasbro dome anyway.

King Darkness
06-15-2013, 03:21 AM
You're probably right.

devilof76
06-15-2013, 03:25 AM
Probably.














What if I'm wrong?

King Darkness
06-15-2013, 03:26 AM
Meh...I'm sure you're not.

devilof76
06-15-2013, 03:33 AM
Me being wrong would be highly improbable. :cool:

Wor-Gar
06-15-2013, 10:53 AM
Gawd -- that's a bad azz Vader.



NO!

:moon

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7371/9038084877_4ba9c6aed4_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9038084877/)

King Darkness
06-15-2013, 11:33 PM
Thanks WG :hi5:


* your check is in the mail * :wink1:

barryo
06-16-2013, 08:17 AM
NO!

:moon

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7371/9038084877_4ba9c6aed4_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9038084877/)

chase, did you paint the face mask as well or just the helmet?

King Darkness
06-16-2013, 09:07 AM
Just the helmet.

paramoremcr88
06-17-2013, 01:27 AM
Here's my Vader, picked him up from a fellow freak :yess: He's wearing a custom cape but don't know which one.

http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a582/paramoremcr88/d3f783ba32de32618ba489240caa7760_zps442eb46d.jpg

piccolodaimaoh
06-17-2013, 07:37 PM
Whoa, truly awesome and menacing at the same time. Did you get a good deal on Vader, paramore?

piccolodaimaoh
06-17-2013, 07:40 PM
NO!

:moon

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7371/9038084877_4ba9c6aed4_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9038084877/)

I don't think this figure takes bad pics. He looks like David Prowse incarnate. Did you use the original SSC body or swap it out?

King Darkness
06-18-2013, 01:10 AM
Swap out!!!

Dr.FeelGood
06-18-2013, 01:12 AM
Hey there folks,


I know this isn't the best place to ask but does anyone have a Vader body hanging around they don't want?


If you do, please let me know! (PM ME!)


Doc

paramoremcr88
06-18-2013, 02:59 AM
Whoa, truly awesome and menacing at the same time. Did you get a good deal on Vader, paramore?

Thanks, glad you like the pic! :hi5:

Yeah, I think I got a good deal as he already came with the custom cape.

mr flibble
06-19-2013, 07:26 AM
It's the iforigno cape mate

paramoremcr88
06-19-2013, 08:11 AM
It's the iforigno cape mate

Thanks! Love my Vader! :rock

jkno
06-19-2013, 08:23 AM
It's the iforigno cape mate

Wish my forigno cape wasn't too short... :thud:

mr flibble
06-19-2013, 11:33 AM
Thanks! Love my Vader! :rock
Enjoy, Glad you love it mate