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irezumi
06-19-2013, 11:47 AM
Wish my forigno cape wasn't too short... :thud:

Which body you using Sergiu?

Jack Bauer
06-19-2013, 01:50 PM
Hey all,

The stock SS ANH Vader has the makings of a great figure...just put together all wrong. There are the obvious mistakes, like size of body and cape and tunic material being all wrong. But the dome issue is just placement. Here is my slightly modded ANH Vader. I modded the stock gigantic sideshow body so he now stands 13 1/2" from top of dome to bottom of boot I also narrowed the shoulders a lot. As for the facemask and dome I repainted the mask correctly with the brush marks and sprayed original SS dome with satin black and set it down to the proper ANH height. Need to get a new set of lforigno cape and tunic. But with some minor alterations it can look amazing. As with all things Vader photographic perspective is key. The Vader helmet is very hard to photograph correctly in any scale. Let me know what you think. :)

https://imageshack.com/a/img844/4557/qsx8.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/ngqsx8j/)Uploaded with ImageShack.com (http://imageshack.com)

JB

pixletwin
06-19-2013, 01:54 PM
Looks good to me. The cape may be a bit overlong, but on the whole, nice job. :rock

Jack Bauer
06-19-2013, 02:04 PM
Looks good to me. The cape may be a bit overlong, but on the whole, nice job. :rock

Yep I am gonna be getting a new cape and tunic very soon ;)

King Darkness
06-19-2013, 02:15 PM
Looks good to me, cape and tunic will be the finishing touch it needs

irezumi
06-19-2013, 02:37 PM
Is lforignos cape and tunic sets tailored to a specific body e.g. KP02 or does he make to order choice, stock body or Kp02 ?
Im confwoozed :confused::dunno

King Darkness
06-19-2013, 02:42 PM
I believe he was making them to order at one time, not sure how he is offering them now.

irezumi
06-19-2013, 02:59 PM
Ok thanks. I'll try asking him via his eBay auctions.

CaptnRex
06-20-2013, 03:06 AM
That Vader looks awesome. ^

jkno
06-20-2013, 03:18 AM
Which body you using Sergiu?

I'm using the original body, didn't modify anything on it. I ordered a lforigno cape, gave him the exact measurements, also told him it is the original unmodified body, and still the cape is too short and looks stupid. Very disappointed! I told him I'm not going for paypal refund or anything else, and then he said he will make a longer one, but no reply about that since then. I'm giving up (will not order anything from this guy again, that's for sure) and declare the original Vader ready for sale as soon as I have time to look out for it huge box. Not worth the trouble anymore.

TheFiend
06-20-2013, 03:18 AM
Hey all,

The stock SS ANH Vader has the makings of a great figure...just put together all wrong. There are the obvious mistakes, like size of body and cape and tunic material being all wrong. But the dome issue is just placement. Here is my slightly modded ANH Vader. I modded the stock gigantic sideshow body so he now stands 13 1/2" from top of dome to bottom of boot I also narrowed the shoulders a lot. As for the facemask and dome I repainted the mask correctly with the brush marks and sprayed original SS dome with satin black and set it down to the proper ANH height. Need to get a new set of lforigno cape and tunic. But with some minor alterations it can look amazing. As with all things Vader photographic perspective is key. The Vader helmet is very hard to photograph correctly in any scale. Let me know what you think. :)

https://imageshack.com/a/img844/4557/qsx8.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/ngqsx8j/)Uploaded with ImageShack.com (http://imageshack.com)

JB

Looks good to me.

So what everyone is spray painting their Vader domes? What'cha guys using?

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omegaglory1
06-20-2013, 03:34 AM
The Vader helmet is very hard to photograph correctly in any scale.

Whenever I take photos, his head looks too big for some reason. I've altered my helmet to sit lower down, but it's best appreciated if you see it in person.

FLOSI
06-20-2013, 06:25 AM
Why can I not zoom in on your pic, JB??? It's driving me nuts!

Jack Bauer
06-20-2013, 06:53 AM
Why can I not zoom in on your pic, JB??? It's driving me nuts!

Not sure man... What do you want too see I can take closer pics if you want. ;)

TheFiend
06-20-2013, 06:56 AM
Why can I not zoom in on your pic, JB??? It's driving me nuts!

You mean the little top bar you hit to enhance the picture? It works for me. The pic is freakin huge. :lol

cking
06-20-2013, 02:32 PM
I just received my ANH Vader. This is the first time I've seen one in person. WOW!

My thanks to Short Round for doing the KP02 mod and also adding some leg extenders. The figure now stands at 13 1/2 inches tall which I think is an excellent representation of David Prowse in the costume.

Short Round was a real pleasure to deal with and I really appreciate his time and patience putting this together for me. :)

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee167/cking-photos/2013-06-22-4471_zps7e84c2a5.jpg

Chris

galactiboy
06-20-2013, 02:35 PM
I recognize that dome... :lol

Looks great man :rock

TheFiend
06-20-2013, 02:47 PM
Yeah, it does look great.

Has anyone spray painted the SS dome that dull coat everyone is using? I've seen it on the Hasbro dome.

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galactiboy
06-20-2013, 02:48 PM
King Darkness is using the Sideshow Dome with a spray of dullcoat.

cking
06-20-2013, 02:49 PM
Thanks so much galactiboy. You really helped me out with that dome. I've got another dome which is still shiny (Short Round put some dull coat on this one). Not sure which one I prefer yet. I may try and modify the Sideshow dome too because the profile seems to be more accurate so I think it may look good if the flare from the front is widened.

Really happy with this awesome figure though.

Chris


I recognize that dome... :lol

Looks great man :rock

bmarz1000
06-20-2013, 02:56 PM
Looks great Chris! Still looking for a Hasbro dome if someone has an extra.

Chakaman
06-20-2013, 03:32 PM
Great picture cking, awesome lineup. The Vader looks fantastic.

I sprayed my dome with dullcoat as well. It is amazing how much better it looks afterwards. Thanks for the tips guys. :)

Not the best pic....


http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad100/Chaka34/DSC09016600x553_zps9a18c1b0.jpg

ShortRound
06-20-2013, 06:25 PM
I just received my ANH Vader. This is the first time I've seen one in person. WOW!

My thanks to Short Round for doing the KP02 mod and also adding some leg extenders. The figure now stands at 13 1/2 inches tall which I think is an excellent representation of David Prowse in the costume.

Short Round was a real pleasure to deal with and I really appreciate his time and patience putting this together for me. :)

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee167/cking-photos/2013-06-20-4441_zpsc1a45f80.jpg

Chris

Looks incredible Chris. Glad I can help. Emailing you back soon.


Great picture cking, awesome lineup. The Vader looks fantastic.

I sprayed my dome with dullcoat as well. It is amazing how much better it looks afterwards. Thanks for the tips guys. :)

Not the best pic....


http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad100/Chaka34/DSC09016600x553_zps9a18c1b0.jpg

:thud:
WTF? Looks amazing here. :exactly:

cking
06-21-2013, 02:35 AM
I can't get enough of this thing. GREAT figure!

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee167/cking-photos/2013-06-21-4462_zpsbca63659.jpg

Chris

irezumi
06-21-2013, 03:59 AM
Congrats! Your vader looks killer.

riblets
06-21-2013, 04:11 AM
So, if I were to mod my stock SSC Vader helmet, how would I go about doing such a thing? To dremel out the helmet in the correct fashion and, the proper paint application? I really like what I am seeing!

DarthAlias
06-21-2013, 07:12 AM
I know a lot of people like the dull helmet, but in ANH his dome isn't that dull. I see more scenes of his dome being glossier than it is dull. To each his own I guess.
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj314/cuadros86/a2f16a13915cbe366860b732d0d314a6.jpg

cking
06-21-2013, 07:17 AM
Yes, the helmet was painted gloss black (but didn't have a gloss clear coat on it in ANH) which is why it doesn't look as shiny as the ESB / ROTJ version.

In the movie, they applied photographer's "dulling cote" to the dome - presumably because they didn't want the helmet to reflect the lighting / camera crew etc. Photographer's use this stuff a lot if they're photographing really shiny items.

I want to try adding some of this photographer's dulling cote to the shiny Sideshow dome to see how it looks. The good thing about it is that it's a non-permanent effect that can be wiped off. Maybe not the best idea if the figure is going to be re-posed a lot.

Chris

FLOSI
06-21-2013, 07:23 AM
Hey all,

The stock SS ANH Vader has the makings of a great figure...just put together all wrong. There are the obvious mistakes, like size of body and cape and tunic material being all wrong. But the dome issue is just placement. Here is my slightly modded ANH Vader. I modded the stock gigantic sideshow body so he now stands 13 1/2" from top of dome to bottom of boot I also narrowed the shoulders a lot. As for the facemask and dome I repainted the mask correctly with the brush marks and sprayed original SS dome with satin black and set it down to the proper ANH height. Need to get a new set of lforigno cape and tunic. But with some minor alterations it can look amazing. As with all things Vader photographic perspective is key. The Vader helmet is very hard to photograph correctly in any scale. Let me know what you think. :)

https://imageshack.com/a/img844/4557/qsx8.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/ngqsx8j/)Uploaded with ImageShack.com (http://imageshack.com)

JB

What the heck! I'm seeing nothing but a red X... I click on the link and it just brings me to the imageshack site. :(

irezumi
06-21-2013, 02:31 PM
I know a lot of people like the dull helmet, but in ANH his dome isn't that dull. I see more scenes of his dome being glossier than it is dull. To each his own I guess.
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj314/cuadros86/a2f16a13915cbe366860b732d0d314a6.jpg

I prefer the look in the screen cap, it should have a little shine.

paramoremcr88
06-21-2013, 03:27 PM
I prefer the look in the screen cap, it should have a little shine.

Agreed. Don't remember it being dull. Not saying it doesn't look good on the figure but I prefer it to have a shine too.

irezumi
06-21-2013, 04:04 PM
I did the Hasbro helmet switch when the figure was originally released.
Now i'm taking it a step further...with all the inspiration from the amazing mods you guys have done i'm trying out the KP02, it should arrive next week.:impatient:
Managed to buy one direct from Kaustic Italy:hi5:

Here he is on the stock body.
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/sept2012_014.JPG

TheFiend
06-21-2013, 04:23 PM
You wont be able to do that pose with the KP, unfortunately.

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irezumi
06-21-2013, 04:51 PM
How come, poor articulation ??

sithlord13
06-22-2013, 12:10 AM
I did the Hasbro helmet switch when the figure was originally released.
Now i'm taking it a step further...with all the inspiration from the amazing mods you guys have done i'm trying out the KP02, it should arrive next week.:impatient:
Managed to buy one direct from Kaustic Italy:hi5:

Here he is on the stock body.
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/sept2012_014.JPG

Sweet picture

omegaglory1
06-22-2013, 10:38 AM
How come, poor articulation ??

Not so much poor articulation, but being so muscular means you're more limited with how much you can pose the arms, legs, etc. The body suit also restricts the posing you can do. Don't expect to be able to make him raise his arms above his head or do the splits, but the KP body can still give you some decent poses.

TheFiend
06-22-2013, 11:33 AM
^ Yup. I didn't like that the arms were so limited.

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irezumi
06-22-2013, 01:10 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/cuadros86/93956804caac108ddf33e2fe7f138276.jpg

Seems the pose i have on my stock Vader is achievable with the KP body:clap

TheFiend
06-22-2013, 07:42 PM
Huh, it can do it. Cool.

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Rorywan
06-23-2013, 06:06 AM
So I got him to the right height without giving him stubby arms. I did quite a bit of work on the Hasbro helmet and head, reshaped the front line completely, added peak, repainted and sharpened the edges. Did a bit of repainting on the armor and rebuilt/modded the body from the ground up. This isn't finished (the helmet is held on with blu-tack) so a bit to go. But pretty happy so far..

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DARTHVADER4_zpscec39213.jpghttp://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DARTHVADER1_zps696651a9.jpg
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DARTHVADER2_zps5c8d0b73.jpghttp://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DARTHVADER5_zpscad9da76.jpg
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DARTHVADER3_zps631b5a32.jpg

TheFiend
06-23-2013, 06:38 AM
That looks fantastic ,Rory. What did you do to the body?

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Rorywan
06-23-2013, 06:42 AM
That looks fantastic ,Rory. What did you do to the body?

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Thanks man, I did the "trooper torso" mod, then cut sections off the legs and put back together. I couldn't come to terms with the bulkyness of the Kaustic body. It looks good covered up with the cloak, but the arms really bugged me.

TheFiend
06-23-2013, 06:47 AM
That was my problem with the KP,the arms. I took the midsection out of mine but didn't replace it with anything. I thought about doing the legs but felt then I'd have to do the arms etc. How do the arms look, no monkey arm syndrome?

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irezumi
06-23-2013, 06:53 AM
[QUOTE=Rorywan;5780426]So I got him to the right height without giving him stubby arms. I did quite a bit of work on the Hasbro helmet and head, reshaped the front line completely, added peak, repainted and sharpened the edges. Did a bit of repainting on the armor and rebuilt/modded the body from the ground up. This isn't finished (the helmet is held on with blu-tack) so a bit to go. But pretty happy so far..
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll97/rorywan/DARTHVADER1_zps696651a9.jpg

Well done the dome looks fantastic !
Any chance you could tell us how to achieve the widows peak.

Rorywan
06-23-2013, 07:01 AM
That was my problem with the KP,the arms. I took the midsection out of mine but didn't replace it with anything. I thought about doing the legs but felt then I'd have to do the arms etc. How do the arms look, no monkey arm syndrome?

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No monkey arms, I actually trimmed those back a little as well. When you look at the basic nude sideshow body you can see that the shins and forearms are too long. The legs more so than the arms. It's very slightly bigger than the kaustic (3-4mm) but I was happy that the balance was right proportionately.

Rorywan
06-23-2013, 07:04 AM
[QUOTE=Rorywan;5780426]
Well done the dome looks fantastic !
Any chance you could tell us how to achieve the widows peak.

sculpted and sanded with resin putty. To get it looking good you have to curve the edge of the helmet into the peak. Not just a case of adding a litte triangle if you want it to look more accurate.

TheFiend
06-23-2013, 07:09 AM
No monkey arms, I actually trimmed those back a little as well. When you look at the basic nude sideshow body you can see that the shins and forearms are too long. The legs more so than the arms. It's very slightly bigger than the kaustic (3-4mm) but I was happy that the balance was right proportionately.

Huh, what did you do to trim it back and still be able to plug the gloves into the arm?

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Chakaman
06-23-2013, 07:23 AM
Looks great so far. Nice job.

irezumi
06-23-2013, 07:28 AM
[quote=irezumi;5780467]

sculpted and sanded with resin putty. To get it looking good you have to curve the edge of the helmet into the peak. Not just a case of adding a lite triangle if you want it to look more accurate.

Thanks, i'll need to find a second dome to practice on.

drjedisith
06-23-2013, 08:36 AM
love it man. i knew youd give it a nice widows peak:hi5:

cking
06-23-2013, 08:56 AM
Great work on the dome mod Rory!

I'd be interested to see a full body shot. I just got a Vader with the KP02 body and it looks pretty much exact to Dave Prowse's proportions.

(BTW - Did you get my PM about the leg extension mods to the Enterbay Han)?

Look forward to seeing some more pics.

Chris

King Darkness
06-23-2013, 09:16 AM
Looks good Rory.

If this thread has proven nothing else its Vader's beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone has there own idealized image of Vader floating around in their head, its funny how one mans "perfect" Vader can be so different for another's.

Its cool though seeing everyone's own "perfect" Vader.

Rorywan
06-23-2013, 09:47 AM
Looks good Rory.

If this thread has proven nothing else its Vader's beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone has there own idealized image of Vader floating around in their head, its funny how one mans "perfect" Vader can be so different for another's.

Its cool though seeing everyone's own "perfect" Vader.

Absolutely man, couldn't agree more. And if it wasn't for all the fantastic Vaders I have seen on here I wouldn't have even attempted some of these mods. For example I think the matte helmet looks fantastic, whilst personally I don't think it was ever that matte in the movie I think it's aesthetics outweigh its accuracy, and I can't bloody decide whether to do it or not now. :lol

katkuru
06-23-2013, 10:32 AM
Wow, fantastic job. Where did you get the cape? It looks perfect!

Rorywan
06-23-2013, 11:50 AM
love it man. i knew youd give it a nice widows peak:hi5:

Looks great so far. *Nice job.





Wow, fantastic job. Where did you get the cape? It looks perfect!
Thanks :duff
It's one of Tony Meis's earlier capes. They are beautifully finished. I'm changing the chain over.



Great work on the dome mod Rory!

I'd be interested to see a full body shot. I just got a Vader with the KP02 body and it looks pretty much exact to Dave Prowse's proportions.

(BTW - Did you get my PM about the leg extension mods to the Enterbay Han)?

Look forward to seeing some more pics.

Chris
I did Chris, I answered didn't I? :lol. (Use HT extended ankle pegs on a TT body, the boots I got fit HT barbel pegs, so I ditched all the original body bits).

elvis1976
06-26-2013, 09:23 AM
I'm looking for a sideshow vader body, if anybody has one. Hit me up.

genorules
06-26-2013, 09:55 AM
I'm looking for a sideshow vader body, if anybody has one. Hit me up.

PM sent my friend.

egel
06-27-2013, 12:10 PM
I really like all the great mods you guys came up with to improve Vader. I am still quite pleased with the stock version, but I did consider a helmet mod. Unfortunately, the Hasbro dome is really elusive here so I was wondering if someone could explain what mods can be done on the stock dome (especially the 'lowering' of the dome).

Btw, who can guess which quote/pose I am going for in this pic? :)

barryo
06-27-2013, 12:17 PM
btw, who can guess which quote/pose i am going for in this pic? :)

"i will punch you in the face!!!!!"........?????

shockwave
06-28-2013, 07:46 AM
"i will punch you in the face!!!!!"........?????

:rotfl

:goodpost:

I needed that laugh today Barryo, thank you.

VintijDroidGutzz
06-28-2013, 10:39 AM
Btw, who can guess which quote/pose I am going for in this pic? :)
"Join me, & together.. we can rule the galaxy as father & son!"

:wink1:

TheFiend
06-30-2013, 08:48 AM
http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b630/TheMurderGram/Star%20Wars/IMG_4297_zps91c30fb3.jpg

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b630/TheMurderGram/Star%20Wars/IMG_4295_zpsbc3d1a5c.jpg

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b630/TheMurderGram/Star%20Wars/IMG_4213_zpsb1f1b6ee.jpg

Man, do I need to make some better robes. :lol

King Darkness
06-30-2013, 08:55 AM
Sexy .:)

cking
06-30-2013, 11:32 AM
I removed the peg and supports from the inside of the SS dome so I could see how it looked when it was sat lower on the facemask. I also put it into boiling water and flared the sides out to try and improve the look.

Here's a side by side showing the Hasbro dome on the left and the modified SS dome on the right.

Even though the Hasbro dome doesn't have the widows peak at the front, I still think the overall look is more accurate. What do you think?

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee167/cking-photos/ANH-Vader-Hasbro-Dome-vs-SS-Dome_zps24feabc3.jpg

Chris

drjedisith
06-30-2013, 12:05 PM
Hasbro man

TheFiend
06-30-2013, 02:08 PM
Sexy .:)

Thanks. :)




I removed the peg and supports from the inside of the SS dome so I could see how it looked when it was sat lower on the facemask. I also put it into boiling water and flared the sides out to try and improve the look.

Here's a side by side showing the Hasbro dome on the left and the modified SS dome on the right.

Even though the Hasbro dome doesn't have the widows peak at the front, I still think the overall look is more accurate. What do you think?

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee167/cking-photos/ANH-Vader-Hasbro-Dome-vs-SS-Dome_zps24feabc3.jpg

Chris

I didn't even think about heating the SS dome up. Ill have to try that.



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cking
06-30-2013, 02:22 PM
Be careful when you heat it up if you use boiling water because the paint did start to develop tiny stress line patterns on it. Looking at your pic compared to mine, I don't think the heating has made that much of a difference on the sides. I'm sure it was more flared than that when I first did it, but I guess the plastic "memory" has returned it back to how it looks "out of the box".

Chris


Thanks. :)





I didn't even think about heating the SS dome up. Ill have to try that.



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Tabula Rasa
07-01-2013, 08:22 AM
Yes to all about caution for heating up the SS dome to flare out the sides. I remember when this figure first came out there were several reports of people trying it and developing stress lines. That's why I never attempted it myself.

TheFiend
07-01-2013, 05:23 PM
OK, I wasn't really pressed to do it anyway. If it causes stress mark I'm not interested.

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cking
07-05-2013, 05:36 AM
I was looking through my reference pics and found this great shot of ANH Vader. Just for fun, I put a photo of my KP02 modded Vader next to it to see how it compares. VERY happy with the results.

Looking at the cape though, it does look like it should be tighter together at the front of the neck. I think I may ask LForigno to do one like that for me.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee167/cking-photos/2013-07-01-4635_zps5f8d038d.jpg

Chris

TheFiend
07-05-2013, 05:38 AM
Man, that really does look excellent.

Chakaman
07-05-2013, 07:03 AM
Nice job, that looks great.

bmarz1000
07-05-2013, 08:19 AM
Chris, that's the only time I've seen the movie cape that tight at the neck. Yours looks perfect!

omegaglory1
07-15-2013, 02:02 AM
Oh dear, my Vader turned out more fragile than I expected. I had done the neck mod previously, shortening down the neck post then pinning and gluing it back together.

Pulling the head off to adjust his cape proved just how fragile.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zIApRYeiYiQ/UeO3bpUmo8I/AAAAAAAAATg/V2hPahLKlP8/s640/SAM_0391.JPGhttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-G6t1k9ggErI/UeO3eSswUNI/AAAAAAAAATo/bBnTF-OOpWo/s640/SAM_0392.JPG

I'll need to try something stronger, probably epoxy. Superglue just doesn't cut it. It's that bit trickier since those ball joints are now firmly in those sockets. There's no way they're coming out!

Vader's neck brace made it hard to see where the two pieces joined together. This was going to hinder my efforts at a repair so I cracked open his noggin to reveal this black pillar thing.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5L-NKKc6Cxg/UeO3gl1MkCI/AAAAAAAAATw/xXfXdqIhsfM/s640/SAM_0393.JPG

Let' see how this turns out.

pixletwin
07-15-2013, 05:30 AM
You did "the neck mod"?

1) I have never heard of a neck mod.
2) Why would you want to modify the neck?

Rorywan
07-15-2013, 05:59 AM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zIApRYeiYiQ/UeO3bpUmo8I/AAAAAAAAATg/V2hPahLKlP8/s640/SAM_0391.JPGhttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-G6t1k9ggErI/UeO3eSswUNI/AAAAAAAAATo/bBnTF-OOpWo/s640/SAM_0392.JPG




Man, that really does look excellent.

Nice job, that looks great.

:lol



(sorry)

Mad Old Lu
07-15-2013, 07:26 AM
Sorry to see you've run into some trouble, Rory.

I recommend getting a screw and screwing it into the stuck ball. That will give you something to hold on to (with pliers, perhaps) in order to yank it out.

Rorywan
07-15-2013, 10:40 AM
Nah it wasn't me. I was just having a laugh at omegas expense!
:lol

VintijDroidGutzz
07-15-2013, 12:04 PM
I was looking through my reference pics and found this great shot of ANH Vader. Just for fun, I put a photo of my KP02 modded Vader next to it to see how it compares. VERY happy with the results.

Looking at the cape though, it does look like it should be tighter together at the front of the neck. I think I may ask LForigno to do one like that for me.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee167/cking-photos/2013-07-01-4635_zps5f8d038d.jpg

Chris
Very nice dude! :clap :rock

omegaglory1
07-15-2013, 02:19 PM
Nah it wasn't me. I was just having a laugh at omegas expense!
:lol

Dude, that stings. Wait until I get my epoxy, then we'll see who's laughing!

Seriously though, the screw and pliers trick sounds good. I've brought out the neck ball joint from the original SS body, which is a bit thicker and so hopefully not as fragile. I want to do the neck mod again, but will use epoxy instead of superglue and use extra metal pins this time.

TheFiend
07-15-2013, 07:41 PM
You did "the neck mod"?

1) I have never heard of a neck mod.
2) Why would you want to modify the neck?

Yeah, never heard of it either. Before I saw the pics, for a split second I thought he was in the wrong thread and he was talking about the DX12 or something. :lol

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omegaglory1
07-16-2013, 04:09 AM
Yeah, never heard of it either. Before I saw the pics, for a split second I thought he was in the wrong thread and he was talking about the DX12 or something. :lol

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The idea was posted by Tabula Rasa some time ago on this thread. It involved taking out the neck post, cutting in half and shaving down by a few mm, then rejoining using glue and metal pins. As well as shortening down the figure a little, it made Vader' head rest more naturally and less bobble headed.

TheFiend
07-16-2013, 05:09 AM
Hm, I never thought of the neck being a problem. It looks fine to me.

But hey, if you feel it needs it, more power to you. :)

Tabula Rasa
07-16-2013, 05:38 AM
Note: The neck mod was for the KP-02 body swap.

omegaglory1
07-16-2013, 06:26 AM
Yeah, Vader's head looks more bobble headed on the KP body. The other option was to put padding under the shoulder armour, which gave the illusion of a shorter neck.

TheFiend
07-17-2013, 12:47 AM
Ah! Now I understand.

omegaglory1
07-21-2013, 04:13 AM
So anyway, I had to remove those ball joints from the sockets somehow. I took a dremel to it, but afterwards it turned out ball joints would no longer fit snugly into the socket (too much plastic left over?).

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-W3P6ThTAttY/Ueu9JvnfJaI/AAAAAAAAAUY/_Uyfb1f73LE/s640/SAM_0395.JPG

So I did two things:

1) Removed the piece inside the KP body's neck (which no longer provided a snug fit) and replaced it with a home made one, which I made by taking old sockets I had from HT bodies I used in another project.

2) Found the old ball joint from the SS body, cut it in half and shortened it. Then I drilled three holes into each end using a pin vice and inserted copper wire for added strength. Finally I glued it together with devcon epoxy and left to dry overnight.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-I7EWycA38mM/Ueu9H8Re2mI/AAAAAAAAAUQ/5FM0UB6Dac0/s640/SAM_0394.JPGhttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mpNUgEIWsKA/Ueu9FjfyjJI/AAAAAAAAAUI/qjvhppuv7IU/s640/SAM_0397.JPG

This was the perfect opportunity to adjust my Iforigno tunic, repair the peeling velcro on the belt and fix the straps on the chest piece which were beginning to loosen. Last thing to do was to tweak the dome one more time, so that it would sit slightly lower. All done! He was a lot of work to make perfect and I had the misfortune of having to make these repairs, but at least it gave me a chance to create a much stronger neck joint. 3 copper pins and 2 ton epoxy should do it!

FLOSI
07-22-2013, 08:04 PM
Just starting Waller's Vader so I took a comparison pic:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/null_zps1a078ca4.jpg

pixletwin
07-22-2013, 08:31 PM
Great comparison pic flosi.

FLOSI
07-22-2013, 08:38 PM
Crazy how much shorter it is!

ShortRound
07-22-2013, 08:40 PM
Crazy how much crappier it is. :lol

pixletwin
07-22-2013, 08:54 PM
New page, quoting because it deserves it. :lecture


Just starting Waller's Vader so I took a comparison pic:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/null_zps1a078ca4.jpg

FLOSI
07-22-2013, 09:57 PM
I forgot what a pain in the *** it is to pull the boot pegs. I just need to do a few more things and I'll be done with Waller's. Helmet, gloves, futzing. He has the Tony Meis cape and tunic. They're pretty darn nice.

VintijDroidGutzz
07-22-2013, 10:46 PM
Man.....

The differences are embarrassing aren't they??? :lol

kl241
07-22-2013, 10:50 PM
Sideshow just can't get Vader or Destro right. :slap

King Darkness
07-22-2013, 11:43 PM
Son of a *****, I want a Hasbro dome :monkey4:monkey4:monkey4

Rorywan
07-23-2013, 03:55 AM
Son of a *****, I want a Hasbro dome :monkey4:monkey4:monkey4

WTF? Considering how much work you did with the body, I thought you would have had a detolf full of them by now!
:panic:




I forgot what a pain in the *** it is to pull the boot pegs. I just need to do a few more things and I'll be done with Waller's. Helmet, gloves, futzing. He has the Tony Meis cape and tunic. They're pretty darn nice.
They are. Really well finished and seamed, not just cut fabric. He really does make them beautifully.

Darth Waller
07-23-2013, 04:21 AM
Just starting Waller's Vader so I took a comparison pic:
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/null_zps1a078ca4.jpg

Wow, those are completely different. I got your voicemail. I forgot to mention that tusk piece when I shipped it to you. I was surprised that it was a separate piece.

FLOSI
07-23-2013, 07:45 AM
They are. Really well finished and seamed, not just cut fabric. He really does make them beautifully.

I love the work he did on the collar! I'm happy with Lance's but there is a pretty big upgrade in quality with Tony's.


Wow, those are completely different. I got your voicemail. I forgot to mention that tusk piece when I shipped it to you. I was surprised that it was a separate piece.

It just tripped me out! I didn't even know that was a seperate piece!!

Anyway, I still need to do the dome and cut the gloves then futz it but I did swap the body last night and everything is looking great. I'm not sure if anyone else does this but I added a little padding to the shoulders of mine and now to yours as well and that seems to let the shoulder armor sit a little better. The cape looks to be a good length for the KP body too.... The only thing you could use, and I'll see if I have one, is a stand arm that doesn't stick out so far in the back like the SS's ones do. Do you plan on displaying it with a stand?

barryo
07-23-2013, 07:49 AM
i put a thin piece of foam under both shoulders on mine as well. i think that was the very first mod i did on mine even before i lowered the helmet.

Darth Waller
07-23-2013, 07:50 AM
Anyway, I still need to do the dome and cut the gloves then futz it but I did swap the body last night and everything is looking great. I'm not sure if anyone else does this but I added a little padding to the shoulders of mine and now to yours as well and that seems to let the shoulder armor sit a little better. The cape looks to be a good length for the KP body too.... The only thing you could use, and I'll see if I have one, is a stand arm that doesn't stick out so far in the back like the SS's ones do. Do you plan on displaying it with a stand?

Longterm, it would probably be safest to have him on a stand. I would hate for him to fall over and have something break on his mask after all that work you're doing. Are the TT stands a good alternative?

FLOSI
07-23-2013, 08:29 AM
Longterm, it would probably be safest to have him on a stand. I would hate for him to fall over and have something break on his mask after all that work you're doing. Are the TT stands a good alternative?

I use stands just because we're in earthquake country here, but it's not as if I really like them. The arm of the TT waist grabing stands can be hidden better than the SS ones, and that's really what it's all about, IMO. Making the figure stable but hiding as much of the stand as possible.

Darth Waller
07-23-2013, 08:31 AM
I use stands just because we're in earthquake country here, but it's not as if I really like them. The arm of the TT waist grabing stands can be hidden better than the SS ones, and that's really what it's all about, IMO. Making the figure stable but hiding as much of the stand as possible.

Are the crotch stands good or are they harder to hide?

FLOSI
07-23-2013, 08:39 AM
Kinda both. The ends will show under the crotch, but they're pretty good for figures that you don't want to be squeezed at the waist. I normally take the waist stand and bend it so it's more open, if that makes sense.

Darth Waller
07-23-2013, 08:40 AM
I may try both to see which I like best. :rock

FLOSI
07-23-2013, 09:07 AM
Okay, I feel I'm sounding like more of an idiot than normal so I just wanted to try to explain myself. :lol

http://www.toyanxietypixs.com/images/products/indianajones/indianajones/stand.jpg

You see how the metal portion of the stand goes up vertically then hits the point where it goes horizontally toward the figure? Well, with HT stands the grasping "C" arms begin to form that rounded shape as soon as the metal bends horizontally, which makes the vertical portion of the arm flush with the back of the figure when attached. The SS version has a space of half an inch or so, as you can see from the pic, between the vertical portion and the "C", so when this grasps the back of Vader his robes will be sticking out a good half an inch or more from his butt all the way down. It's not a big deal but why not eliminate any trace of the stand if possible, right?

Darth Waller
07-23-2013, 09:09 AM
Got it now. Thanks! :duff

galactiboy
07-23-2013, 09:10 AM
Thanks for posting the comparison pic... don't know if I've seen a side-by-side like that before :rock

FLOSI
07-23-2013, 09:36 AM
Thanks for posting the comparison pic... don't know if I've seen a side-by-side like that before :rock

Pretty cool to see the side-by-side, huh?

VintijDroidGutzz
07-23-2013, 10:52 AM
So.. is the stock ANH Vader about as tall as a recent Predator figure? :lol

galactiboy
07-23-2013, 11:14 AM
Pretty cool to see the side-by-side, huh?

It is... the difference is pretty striking. The Sideshow figure isn't terrible by any means, but damn can it be taken up a couple of nothces.


So.. is the stock ANH Vader about as tall as a recent Predator figure? :lol

Maybe a bit taller... it's a monstrous figure.

VintijDroidGutzz
07-23-2013, 12:33 PM
You know.. it's kind of a possible clue.

They may have started on Chewie - got the body sorted, thought about the sculpting & fake fur logistics & thought - "**** it. Let's whip up a Vader instead. Tall guy in black, with a hat - how hard can it be? :huh"

Huh? huh?? :lol

automaton
07-23-2013, 01:36 PM
considering the PF Chewie leaves little reason to hope for fur on the 1:6 version.

TheFiend
07-23-2013, 03:04 PM
You know.. it's kind of a possible clue.

They may have started on Chewie - got the body sorted, thought about the sculpting & fake fur logistics & thought - "**** it. Let's whip up a Vader instead. Tall guy in black, with a hat - how hard can it be? :huh"

Huh? huh?? :lol

:lol


Yeah, the stock Vader is huge. Comically so. Especially when you put him next to other figures.
I knew the height complaints before I bought him but I figured it couldn't be that bad


It was that bad.

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omegaglory1
07-24-2013, 01:16 PM
:lol


Yeah, the stock Vader is huge. Comically so. Especially when you put him next to other figures.
I knew the height complaints before I bought him but I figured it couldn't be that bad


It was that bad.

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This has basically become a "how to customise SS Vader" thread. Out of curiosity I dug out the clamshell from my Vader box and put him inside. Looking at how how fits into the clamshell, I can say he's shorter by more than 1cm now. A pretty big difference.

He still looks oversized but put him next to other SS Star Wars figures and somehow it looks okay. SS figures are chunky in their own way, Take the hands off and compare with HT and you'll see they're that little bit bigger. The heads are that bit larger. The difference is small and at the end of the day everyone will have their own view on it. SS figures are chunkier but they stand okay next to HT. As for Vader, he's just oversized. Hands are big, feet are big, helmet is big. His all black outfit seems to emphasize the problem.

TheFiend
07-24-2013, 06:31 PM
Man, those KP02 bodies are hard to find now, huh?

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omegaglory1
07-25-2013, 12:23 AM
Man, those KP02 bodies are hard to find now, huh?

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Have you considered using a KP03?

kl241
07-25-2013, 12:48 AM
Have you considered using a KP03?

KP03 is smaller.

http://action-figure-district.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/kp03-kp02.jpg

genorules
07-30-2013, 08:55 PM
I'm about done with mine..but I have to ask what brand matte spray you guys use to get that awesome dull look on the dome? I tried a satin clear spray and it doesn't look very good.

Are you buying a matte black, or a matte clear? Are any brands/types recommended over others?

VintijDroidGutzz
07-31-2013, 04:01 AM
That KP02 head.. :rotfl

omegaglory1
07-31-2013, 08:02 AM
That KP02 head.. :rotfl

Yeah, I'd scream too if my junk was missing.

VintijDroidGutzz
07-31-2013, 08:10 AM
It actually looks like a few things. :lol

He's singing

Someone stepped on his foot

He's about to provide some male oral pleasure

:lecture

FLOSI
07-31-2013, 08:40 AM
Yeah, I'd scream too if my junk was missing.

:lol:lol:lol Damn it... My co-workers looked at me like I was crazy when I started laughing at your post.

cking
08-07-2013, 04:01 PM
Hi guys,

I finally figured out how to adjust the white balance on my camera so it takes a pic which is much more representative of how the figure looks in person.
Up until now, the cape always had a "blue / purple" hint to it in my pics. It really bugged me because it's black when you see it on the shelf. Here it is in all its glory:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee167/cking-photos/SAM_1969_zpsdda4127f.jpg

Chris

pixletwin
08-07-2013, 04:16 PM
Looks pretty freakin' awesome cking. :rock

bmarz1000
08-07-2013, 04:22 PM
Sorry if I'm late to the party Chris, but what mods did you do to it? It looks great!

cking
08-07-2013, 04:29 PM
Thanks guys!

I can't take any credit for the body mod. It was brilliantly done for me by "ShortRound".

In a nutshell, here's what was done though:

1. Body replaced with KP02. Ankle extenders were added to slightly increase the leg length.

2. SS Cape and robe replaced with the LForigno version. The edges of the robe were folded in so they finished pretty much at the edge of the upper armor. (Unmodified, the LForigno robe is too wide where it sits over the shoulders).

3. Slight padding was added under the armor to raise it up a bit.

4. Hasbro dome was added. (Originally, it had a dome which had been dulled with a satin coat. However, I think it made the dome look too "gray" so I opted to use a shiny Hasbro dome instead which closely matches the amount of shine seen on the dome in the Tantive IV opening scenes of ANH).

Lots of futzing can be credited to me. :lol

Chris


Sorry if I'm late to the party Chris, but what mods did you do to it? It looks great!

VintijDroidGutzz
08-07-2013, 04:45 PM
Well done man - looks awesome! :clap

If I had the time / money / patience.. I'd maybe try & bash one of these together as well.

Thorne
08-09-2013, 06:42 AM
FWIW....

More Hasbro domes have just hit the market in the form of a brand new Anakin-to-Vader figure:

http://www.hasbro.com/starwars/en_US/shop/details.cfm?R=C22F04DA-5056-9047-F5C0-BCD636F837C7:en_US

Saw him this morning at the Wal-mart down the street from me. Tempted to pick him up but I already have a dome from the original '97 electronic Vader.

Brinn 71
08-09-2013, 07:11 AM
But BE CAREFUL! That is NOT the same Hasbro dome everyone has been using!!

pixletwin
08-09-2013, 08:21 AM
If I recall right, someone bought it discovered that the dome is the wrong size too.

Thorne
08-09-2013, 01:32 PM
So, I went and picked it up....

I mean, what the hell. Just add it to the collection, right?

The dome is smaller. Considerably. That goes for the overall figure, too.
It's just funny to me that they went to the trouble of crafting a brand new figure with accessories. I mean, this is Hasbro we're talking about... :lol

That said, I'll just mention that for a sub-$30 figure, it really isn't all that bad. Light years better than their previous electronic Vader offerings.

FLOSI
08-11-2013, 05:20 PM
Waller's Vader, which I just finished. The second is mine and his and then the third pic is of course the before shot.

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/null_zps9f96fbb3.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/null_zps7ff49404.jpg
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/null_zps1a078ca4.jpg

pixletwin
08-11-2013, 05:45 PM
Nice work EvenFlo.:goodpost:

Dr. Odd
08-11-2013, 05:52 PM
Man, the before and after shots are ridiculous!

The Chev
08-12-2013, 03:18 AM
This is my number one figure I really want to get, even with money being tight. I missed out on every deal I found.

cking
08-12-2013, 03:27 AM
I think there's one problem with putting the dull coat onto the dome. It makes it look "gray" in the pics. Originally, I had a dull coat dome on mine but I switched it back to the Hasbro shiny black plastic which just looked more accurate to me. Nice work on the mods though.

Here it is standing next to my custom Marmit Stormtrooper.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee167/cking-photos/cking-custom-ANH-Stormtrooper-and-Darth-Vader_zpscedcc7fc.jpg

Chris

King Darkness
08-12-2013, 03:30 AM
Nice work ButtFlossi!

punisher1974
08-12-2013, 05:21 AM
Waller's Vader, which I just finished. The second is mine and his and then the third pic is of course the before shot.

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/null_zps9f96fbb3.jpg

http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/null_zps7ff49404.jpg
http://i680.photobucket.com/albums/vv170/daflosi1/null_zps1a078ca4.jpg

:goodpost: Flossi that looks amazing. I really the before shot so the comparison really shows the difference. Makes me really consider do the modifications to Vader as well.

omegaglory1
08-12-2013, 05:37 AM
This is my number one figure I really want to get, even with money being tight. I missed out on every deal I found.

Don't feel too bad, you'll get the chance get this figure another time. If it's any consolation, you live in the US. Where I live, places selling collectibles are fewer and we always seem to miss out on a lot of good stuff.

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Too Much Garlic
08-12-2013, 02:14 PM
Vader's dome was painted gloss black. It's very evident throughout the movie and the one place were it seems dull is due to the grey walls and soft lighting in the board room scenes and the potential use of dulling spray - EDIT: Oh yeah... and loads and loads and loads of fingerprints.

Here he is compared with two TIE fighter pilots.
http://imageshack.us/a/img534/2179/enm.png

Rorywan
08-14-2013, 12:51 AM
Yeah, the dome is gloss in IV. They dulled it down with dulling spray so the camera crew were not reflected. It wasn't deliberate, and only in certain scenes, the intention was gloss.

IMO the Hasbro dome has the perfect sheen for IV. It became super polished and almost perfect for Empire, then dulled down again for Jedi.

VintijDroidGutzz
08-14-2013, 12:57 AM
I have a HUGE gaping hole in my SW collection.. not having a nice high end 1/6 Vader. :monkey4

Being extremely anally retentive has it's drawbacks.. :lol

Black Magic
08-14-2013, 05:45 PM
I have a HUGE gaping hole in my SW collection.. not having a nice high end 1/6 Vader. :monkey4

Being extremely anally retentive has it's drawbacks.. :lol

I'm sorry, but after 2 or 3 read-throughs, all I could see was "HUGE gaping hole", and "extremely anally rententive".

VintijDroidGutzz
08-14-2013, 08:50 PM
I'm sorry, but after 2 or 3 read-throughs, all I could see was "HUGE gaping hole", and "extremely anally rententive".
I should've included pics for you too. :lol

:monkey1

FLOSI
08-15-2013, 11:25 AM
Yeah, the dome is gloss in IV. They dulled it down with dulling spray so the camera crew were not reflected. It wasn't deliberate, and only in certain scenes, the intention was gloss.

IMO the Hasbro dome has the perfect sheen for IV. It became super polished and almost perfect for Empire, then dulled down again for Jedi.

The new one I finished for Darth Waller became unintentionally matte due to my own mistakes. I oversprayed the Hasbro dome and had to strip and sand it down and repaint it. I really wish I tried paint > Future wax > light spray of dull coat, in order. If I can get my hands on another Hasbro dome I'm going to try to add the widows peak. Mine, though dull, has a bit of a sheen to it still. I wanted that look for his but it just didn't happen. Still, very happy with the overall look.

Darth Waller
08-15-2013, 11:34 AM
I might track down another dome at some point just to have the option display it either way. Looking forward to receiving that badboy after all your work. :rock

DarthAlias
08-15-2013, 11:49 AM
Thinking about selling my Exclusive Vader stock, what's a good price to sell?

Rorywan
08-15-2013, 11:54 AM
Still, very happy with the overall look.


I might track down another dome at some point just to have the option display it either way. Looking forward to receiving that badboy after all your work. :rock

Yeah, that's a good idea, no debating that it looks fantastic matte as well.

And great work Flosi, it's night and day with the stock Vader.
:rock

bmarz1000
08-15-2013, 05:59 PM
Great jobs all around Gents! Anyone have a spare KP02 they'd part with?

DarthAlias
08-15-2013, 08:19 PM
$300+shipping reasonable for an exclusive version?

kl241
08-15-2013, 08:43 PM
$300+shipping reasonable for an exclusive version?

:horror:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl I'll sell you mine!

DarthAlias
08-15-2013, 08:44 PM
:horror:rotfl:rotfl:rotfl I'll sell you mine!

Haha, at one point it was reasonable, lol, I'm trying to sell mine actually.

anwe
08-16-2013, 03:51 AM
This one confuses me a lot.

On ebay the Vaders that sell go for $150-200 some cheaper some more expensive depending of if it's NIB or exclusive and such. There are always several that has a price of $300 or more, but they're there for month after month and no sale.

It's like the Sandtroopers and Stormies, there are always available ones on Ebay with buy it now for ludicrous amounts, but they never sell. Once in a while one comes up for auction and gets sold for $180 or less or a "cheap" buy it now that sells instantly.

I can understand people feel the need to sell with a profit if the market allows thats common sense. But if you've bought a figure for substantially less and it's used, whats's the rationale behind those prices when clearly no one is buying?. And if someone would, they would still have to mod it for $100+. You could get the new Vader and mod it for $100 and pay less money when it's said and done.

This is not aimed at you specifically, I'm just perplexed by this whole issue.

I suppose it's all speculation and the seller in reality may not want to sell, but if someone comes along that's willing to pay...

Mazukou
08-16-2013, 07:12 AM
How's the leather materials on your vader? Been thinking what vader to pick up but im scared of the leather materials on vader deteriorating..I mean do they?

DarthAlias
08-16-2013, 07:35 AM
No deterioration at all, not sure SS Vader has had an issue with that. I know Medi has had issues but mine is normal just like I bought it from SS. I don't know trust ebay and asked what price range people are selling these for. I could make do with $275ish range.

riblets
08-16-2013, 08:12 AM
I am about to sell mine as well. In fact, I am about to sell a large portion of my collection. PM me if anyone is interested. I just asked for permission to sell on the forum. I have a lot of great pieces which I would sell for reasonable prices. 1/6 Dewback for example, $200.

Tabula Rasa
08-16-2013, 03:52 PM
This one confuses me a lot.

On ebay the Vaders that sell go for $150-200 some cheaper some more expensive depending of if it's NIB or exclusive and such. There are always several that has a price of $300 or more, but they're there for month after month and no sale.

It's like the Sandtroopers and Stormies, there are always available ones on Ebay with buy it now for ludicrous amounts, but they never sell. Once in a while one comes up for auction and gets sold for $180 or less or a "cheap" buy it now that sells instantly.

I can understand people feel the need to sell with a profit if the market allows thats common sense. But if you've bought a figure for substantially less and it's used, whats's the rationale behind those prices when clearly no one is buying?. And if someone would, they would still have to mod it for $100+. You could get the new Vader and mod it for $100 and pay less money when it's said and done.

This is not aimed at you specifically, I'm just perplexed by this whole issue.

I suppose it's all speculation and the seller in reality may not want to sell, but if someone comes along that's willing to pay...


You can always try messaging them to make an offer and they may lower the price for you if you can come to an agreement. I've done that for people as a seller.

j_flawless
08-20-2013, 07:08 PM
Just received this guy, and my first thought was: AWESOME!!!... however, when I put it up to my other Hot toys/Sideshow figures, it looks way too big! Like 1/5 scale big!... I know you guys are swapping bodies with the KP02, but I was wondering if any other bodies would work too... Someone said that the KP02 body is basically the Terminator body? Is that true?... Btw, in hand, I actually like the dome on this guy... Height is the only issue for me

anwe
08-21-2013, 12:33 AM
I have been thinking about the KP02/KP03 issue. It always seemed to me that the KP03 was about the same as the KP02 except shorter legs. So I took to Photoshop for two minutes:

http://forumbilder.se/CF7FT/kp03-kp02.jpg

There is always an error margin since it's just two figures casually standing beside each other, but add ~7-8mm to the calf/ankle part - which seems to be a separate part anyway - and you have pretty much a KP02 equivalent. It should be doable considering what lenghts people here go for small albeit important improvements.

j_flawless
08-21-2013, 07:12 PM
I have been thinking about the KP02/KP03 issue. It always seemed to me that the KP03 was about the same as the KP02 except shorter legs. So I took to Photoshop for two minutes:

http://forumbilder.se/CF7FT/kp03-kp02.jpg

There is always an error margin since it's just two figures casually standing beside each other, but add ~7-8mm to the calf/ankle part - which seems to be a separate part anyway - and you have pretty much a KP02 equivalent. It should be doable considering what lenghts people here go for small albeit important improvements.

I remember somewhere back in the forum, someone said that the KP03 body was the wrong build for vader?... has anybody tried the KP03?

anwe
08-22-2013, 01:42 AM
They look similar, but perhaps it isn't as bulky when you have it in hand?

irezumi
08-24-2013, 09:51 AM
"You are part of the rebel alliance & a traitor"
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMG_42703.JPG?4658

imaI2EAPEi2
08-25-2013, 11:24 AM
hey guys i am new to collecting star wars 1/6 scale. i was wondering if i should get this vader or the new side show one that's coming out? I am also going to sell the general grievous i just bought, it seems to short, and the new one seems way better.

VintijDroidGutzz
08-25-2013, 11:52 AM
The above photo - looks like the singer from CREED stripped down & using Vader's fist for a microphone. :horror :lol

jra81984
08-25-2013, 12:03 PM
hey guys i am new to collecting star wars 1/6 scale. i was wondering if i should get this vader or the new side show one that's coming out? I am also going to sell the general grievous i just bought, it seems to short, and the new one seems way better.

Prices for the ANH version are anywhere from 150 -225. If you can wait I would get the newer version. You get many more accessories and a removable helmet.

shockwave
08-26-2013, 07:10 PM
"You are part of the rebel alliance & a traitor"
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMG_42703.JPG?4658

And....................the Empire will not stand for bare *** nudity....What happened to your stormtrooper outfit??

:monkey4

TheFiend
08-26-2013, 07:15 PM
The above photo - looks like the singer from CREED stripped down & using Vader's fist for a microphone. :horror :lol

:lol


That's exactly what it looks like.

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SithThundercracker
08-31-2013, 09:14 AM
Just modded my DV with KP-02 body and old Hasbro dome and mommy's cape&robe.
http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w514/SithThundercracker/DSC_0201_zps3338e755.jpg

I loved how easily KP pegs went in once original pegs were removed and the weight this new body gives to Vader!

The Chev
08-31-2013, 12:12 PM
"You are part of the rebel alliance & a traitor"
http://forum.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/IMG_42703.JPG?4658

I find your lack of clothes, disturbing...

Wor-Gar
08-31-2013, 02:49 PM
Just modded my DV with KP-02 body and old Hasbro dome and mommy's cape&robe.
http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w514/SithThundercracker/DSC_0201_zps3338e755.jpg

I loved how easily KP pegs went in once original pegs were removed and the weight this new body gives to Vader!

Nice work! :clap

steveo
09-01-2013, 07:40 AM
how many hands does the non exclusive come with? Mine has a right hand attached to body, no left hand attached to body and 3 spare. Is this correct or should there be a fourth hand attached to body? So should there be 5 total for non and then 6 total for ex?

SithThundercracker
09-01-2013, 08:58 AM
Non EX should have 5 hands: two closed fists (L&R), two gripping hands (L&R) and one right open hand (the one you see in my previous post).

omegaglory1
09-01-2013, 02:00 PM
Here's Darth Vader, showing the softer side of the Sith.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3clRKtuqPMM/UiNajefNs5I/AAAAAAAAAZg/oUUgBy0GULo/s576/Darth%25205.jpghttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AnzX05kNIF8/UiNahlkqzLI/AAAAAAAAAZY/uy8PR30prhQ/s576/Darth%25204.jpg

drunk_leprechaun
09-01-2013, 02:20 PM
Here's Darth Vader, showing the softer side of the Sith.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3clRKtuqPMM/UiNajefNs5I/AAAAAAAAAZg/oUUgBy0GULo/s576/Darth%25205.jpghttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AnzX05kNIF8/UiNahlkqzLI/AAAAAAAAAZY/uy8PR30prhQ/s576/Darth%25204.jpg

What a ***!

bmarz1000
09-01-2013, 02:43 PM
Here's Darth Vader, showing the softer side of the Sith.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3clRKtuqPMM/UiNajefNs5I/AAAAAAAAAZg/oUUgBy0GULo/s576/Darth%25205.jpghttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AnzX05kNIF8/UiNahlkqzLI/AAAAAAAAAZY/uy8PR30prhQ/s576/Darth%25204.jpg

"Listen, uh, Padme...I know I force-choked you to death and then took over the galaxy and everything but do you, uh, think you could forgive me? I mean, these roses weren't cheap."

Darth Cruel
09-09-2013, 07:47 PM
Just grabbed this figure on Ebay for 201.22 shipped. The figure is supposed to be sealed in the shipper..."tape still intact". I am glad that the new Vader is driving down the value of the old. I would have waited until they came down more...but I have one opened and I have been jonesing, but waiting patiently, to get a replacement sealed one. I'm all good, now.

bmarz1000
09-18-2013, 10:10 AM
Finally completed my ANH Vader. Big thanks to LordRagnar for shortening the body, shortening the gloves and adding the widows peak to the helmet!

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/bmarz1000/77A38A64-375E-41B9-95ED-ED7C3D611199-4552-000003D06D41C452_zpsd7a43ea9.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/bmarz1000/8C1B3363-AD0C-4EE2-819F-69E73665B566-4552-000003C1ED06042A_zps1472132f.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/bmarz1000/DE88D66A-ACD2-48FE-91FF-AF92E234065D-4552-000003C1C20C755E_zpsa57527cb.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/bmarz1000/D65BA84D-DFE7-4E5D-9406-7F3D2F4A7AD2-4552-000003C1A54D267E_zps177d4f3b.jpg

bmarz1000
09-18-2013, 10:30 AM
Some with his old Master...

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/bmarz1000/EDBF9895-8E02-469A-8E53-3CB159670D2E-4552-000003B280200FD2_zpsfda226bc.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/bmarz1000/F5A81194-DBAA-4F23-80E2-36430CDE31AE-4552-000003B2AB5767C9_zps92245bfb.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e236/bmarz1000/9144B814-E6E3-4E2A-A264-D2021416B14B-4552-000003D0E2BCCD0D_zps8e98cd9f.jpg

barryo
09-18-2013, 10:35 AM
beautiful vader........:clap

what cape is that?

bmarz1000
09-18-2013, 10:41 AM
Thanks man! That's the Iforigno cape & tunic set. Still needs a little futzing and maybe an iron.

barryo
09-18-2013, 10:47 AM
i thought it was. i'm not sure it will iron very well, i tried it several ways and never had much luck. just a lot of futzing, folding, and pinning a bit. kind of a pain but worth the final look.

bmarz1000
09-18-2013, 10:55 AM
I hear you. I used toupe tape! ;)

I'll just let it fall out naturally.

steveo
09-18-2013, 11:08 AM
"Listen, uh, Padme...I know I force-choked you to death and then took over the galaxy and everything but do you, uh, think you could forgive me? I mean, these roses weren't cheap."

"Yes, Anakin. If you slaughtered all those Tuskens and I forgave you, I can surely forgive you for a little strangulation."

TheFiend
12-15-2013, 08:21 AM
http://i1313.photobucket.com/albums/t552/alechaines1/Group%20Shots/IMG_5948_zpse0966da3.jpg

pixletwin
12-15-2013, 09:19 AM
Looks awesome fiend.

egel
12-15-2013, 02:53 PM
Question: is this the right dome to customize SS Vader?

zeiss
12-15-2013, 03:03 PM
Yep. It is the right dome. Though it isn't perfect by any means.

egel
12-15-2013, 03:08 PM
Thx for the response. But its more perfect than the stock dome no? :wink1:

Hollywood
12-15-2013, 03:17 PM
Just picked up this figure from a local retailer never taken out of the box for $150!

Great figure, and I think better than the new release by leaps!

RyanSD
12-15-2013, 04:03 PM
Just picked up this figure from a local retailer never taken out of the box for $150!

Great figure, and I think better than the new release by leaps!

That's pretty much retail when you factor in what taxes and shipping would've cost you. That's a good score!

Even with its flaws, this figure is easy to make look great with a few mods.

TheFiend
12-15-2013, 05:59 PM
Looks awesome fiend.

Thanks,man. :duff




Thx for the response. But its more perfect than the stock dome no? :wink1:

I know a lot of people think its for great for an ANH dome. I keep my armor on the outside of the tunic as he did in ESB so I think a lowered stock dome looks fine.

Although I have been curious about the Hasbro dome and thought abou picking it up if I can find it cheap.



Just picked up this figure from a local retailer never taken out of the box for $150!

Great figure, and I think better than the new release by leaps!

That is an excellent price! Congrats.




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Hollywood
12-15-2013, 06:16 PM
Thanks dudes! Yep pleased to have him.

Chakaman
12-15-2013, 06:22 PM
Great pics guys.

Here are a couple pics of my modded Vader. I still want to add the widows peak.

http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad100/Chaka34/039900x877_zpsce1fba09.jpg

http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad100/Chaka34/056840x900_zpsae89abb5.jpg

TheFiend
12-15-2013, 07:06 PM
Very cool. Did you do anything to the body?

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egel
12-30-2013, 11:17 AM
My hasbro dome arrived a couple days ago. Took some fiddling to get it to work, but the end result is very pleasing. Looks really good on my shelf. Hasbro dome seems just a tad lower and wider. Before and after pics are almost shocking, stock dome left and hasbro right. The third and fourth pic really sell the mod IMO.

The new Vader would have to be incredible inhand for me to get it. Don't have the skills or guts to do any kind of height mod, but somehow the size doesn't bother me. I am really liking my 'old' one. :lol

http://i43.tinypic.com/333cu9x.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/dffym9.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/e9ue85.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/103s6fb.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/2wm2nio.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/29c2bcz.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/14ttqnr.jpg

joda76
12-30-2013, 12:06 PM
That looks great.

pixletwin
12-30-2013, 01:27 PM
Sorry man I don't want to blow sunshine up your butt but that looks pretty terrible. You need to file off the nub on the top of the inside of the helmet in order for the dome to sit naturally on Vaders mask. You may also want to look into getting some eraser gum or some Velcro to help it sit correctly on the mask.

Hollywood
12-30-2013, 02:17 PM
Sorry man I don't want to blow sunshine up your butt but that looks pretty terrible. You need to file off the nub on the top of the inside of the helmet in order for the dome to sit naturally on Vaders mask. You may also want to look into getting some eraser gum or some Velcro to help it sit correctly on the mask.

Agreed needs some more work. Once you adjust the helmet be sure to pull the tabards over the armor as worn in them film.

When done it will look good. Keep it up!:clap

egel
12-30-2013, 03:33 PM
Aye, I knew something looked off on the helmet, it doesn't look right. So how much off the inside post has to be removed, all of it? And should the dome be placed at a certain angle or straight on?

Nice to know it looks like crap though. :wink1:

Solo_bones
12-30-2013, 03:44 PM
Sorry man I don't want to blow sunshine up your butt but that looks pretty terrible. You need to file off the nub on the top of the inside of the helmet in order for the dome to sit naturally on Vaders mask. You may also want to look into getting some eraser gum or some Velcro to help it sit correctly on the mask.

Bravo! I saw that too. It's good to get a second set of eyes. I have been doing so much modding to my sandies that I don't catch the goofs right away until later, after I buy some new bodies and make minor improvements, but it's good to get honesty from fellow freaks. Don't hold back on me either!!

Glad to see the advice was received well. I'm learning from this thread, so carry on.

Thanks.

Solo_bones
12-30-2013, 03:47 PM
Aye, I knew something looked off on the helmet, it doesn't look right. So how much off the inside post has to be removed, all of it? And should the dome be placed at a certain angle or straight on?

Nice to know it looks like crap though. :wink1:

I bought one of those on ebay, hoping to get a vader one day. Mine is not as shiny as yours. Did you polish it in anyway?

It looks nice on it's own, after the corrections it will look awesome.

Hollywood
12-30-2013, 05:14 PM
Aye, I knew something looked off on the helmet, it doesn't look right. So how much off the inside post has to be removed, all of it? And should the dome be placed at a certain angle or straight on?

Nice to know it looks like crap though. :wink1:

Contact Chakaman aka Chris on the board. He has done the best vader thus far, and is a customizer extraordinaire! His photos are right before yours, he is a nice guy and can help you with your questions.

bmarz1000
12-30-2013, 05:32 PM
I had the inner plastic on my Hasbro helmet removed completely. I then used "fun-tack" putty to hold it in place.

pixletwin
12-30-2013, 06:07 PM
I had the inner plastic on my Hasbro helmet removed completely. I then used "fun-tack" putty to hold it in place.

:lecture

That is what needs doing with the hasbro dome.

shocktrooper_au
12-30-2013, 06:37 PM
I used hot glue, easy enough to remove

joda76
12-30-2013, 08:43 PM
Hahaha, didn't even notice the dome wasn't gutted damn small screens.

Wor-Gar
12-30-2013, 10:53 PM
The new SS Vader helmet looks improved. Perhaps it will work better with the ANH Vader than the old Hasbro dome. At least it has sharper lines.

egel
12-31-2013, 06:14 AM
Maybe, but I am not buying that overpriced fig just for the dome, SS stuff doesn't seem to get parted out much.

Anyhoo, I contacted Chaka, hopefully he can help me with my inferior dome. Thanks to the board for being frank. I simply lack the knowlegde to notice inaccuracies, sometimes a blessing though.

Jay1138
12-31-2013, 07:54 AM
This is still one of my favorite figures after the helmet mod. The size doesn't bother me. This film is my favorite appearance of Vader anyway.

Mad Old Lu
12-31-2013, 09:33 AM
I wonder how this figure would look by simply replacing the head with the new ESB head (which looks better).

I'm personally still pretty happy with this Vader, despite the height issue. Although seeing the side by side photo with the new ESB Vader really brings out all the flaws in the ANH version. There are subtle proportion issue that seem okay when you look at the ANH Vader by itself. But when you see it next to the new one, you really notice the flaws. Regardless there is still a lot to like on this version. The suit is definitely better than the new one. And it really is a finely crafted piece. The paint apps and finishes are luscious.

Tabula Rasa
12-31-2013, 12:34 PM
I intend on taking side by side pics of the new Vader with my dome lowered, KP-02 body swapped, and with lforgino cape/tunic ANH Vader. If anyone is interested, anyway.

egel
01-01-2014, 05:14 AM
Ok, 2nd attempt. I contacted Chakaman and he suggested removing the inner post and after that try to find the right angle to fit the dome and glue. For perfect results he also suggested dremelling small parts of the helmet. Thanks mate!

I don't have any dremelling tools unfortunately and I am also a bit scared to damage the helmet beyond repair. I only removed the inner post and used a sliver of tape to fit the dome. I have the Efx 1:1 Vader to compare, sweet spot seems to be when the dome flare sits a tad lower than the neck and the brow part sits ever so slightly over the eyes.

Any opinions are appreciated, don't be shy to let me have it if I looks bad. Front, low and side shot:

http://i44.tinypic.com/23uc2ts.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/2r3ijjq.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/20r5hfr.jpg

omegaglory1
01-01-2014, 05:42 AM
Ok, 2nd attempt. I contacted Chakaman and he suggested removing the inner post and after that try to find the right angle to fit the dome and glue. For perfect results he also suggested dremelling small parts of the helmet. Thanks mate!

I don't have any dremelling tools unfortunately and I am also a bit scared to damage the helmet beyond repair. I only removed the inner post and used a sliver of tape to fit the dome. I have the Efx 1:1 Vader to compare, sweet spot seems to be when the dome flare sits a tad lower than the neck and the brow part sits ever so slightly over the eyes.

Any opinions are appreciated, don't be shy to let me have it if I looks bad. Front, low and side shot:

http://i44.tinypic.com/23uc2ts.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/2r3ijjq.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/20r5hfr.jpg

That looks fine. Pics always seem to make SS Vader's head look distorted but at a glance your dome looks good to me. I dremeled the inside of my dome as well as Vader's head (ever so slightly) to make it sit better.

Chakaman
01-01-2014, 06:23 AM
Egel, that looks much better, nice job mate! :)

egel
01-01-2014, 08:06 AM
Thanks man! Don't have a dremelling tool in my toolbox so I used a big pair of sharp pincers, that rod got owned. :lol
Have to say, thanks to this mod I saved myself from buying the new Vader.

Hollywood
01-01-2014, 09:56 AM
Egel much better. Chris is the 1:6 Star Wars Maestro!

pixletwin
01-01-2014, 11:22 AM
Looks a lot better. Only think that is holding it back imo is wearing the robes under the armor. The shoulder armor should be under the robe on ANH Vader.

Hollywood
01-01-2014, 01:37 PM
Looks a lot better. Only think that is holding it back imo is wearing the robes under the armor. The shoulder armor should be under the robe on ANH Vader.

Good catch. I said that to him on my original post, but missed on his re shoots.:clap:exactly:

egel
01-01-2014, 02:06 PM
Looks a lot better. Only think that is holding it back imo is wearing the robes under the armor. The shoulder armor should be under the robe on ANH Vader.


Good catch. I said that to him on my original post, but missed on his re shoots.:clap:exactly:

I know that mates, but I like this look better. Can't help it. :wink1:

Solo_bones
01-01-2014, 02:13 PM
That looks GREAT! Did you polish or paint the dome? The one I bought online has some texture to it, like a cheesy polish that went bad look.

I was trying to figure out how to fix that...not that I even own a SS vader yet.

DouglasMcc
01-01-2014, 03:12 PM
Quick question - and I hope I don't offend anyone by asking here. Was doing a little X-mas cleaning and found an extra MIMB ANH Vader I bought back when these were new. Planned on trying my hand at modding it, but I got married about that time and Vader got packed up and forgotten about when the wife moved in. Now that I have the ESB on preorder, I don't really need 2. What is the going rate for him - i.e. a price that will sale on eBay (I don't trust the current listings seem way too high), but not so low that I am giving him away. Any help would be appreciated.

Mad Old Lu
01-01-2014, 03:49 PM
I just happened to be looking on ebay for the going rate since I'm considering selling my ANH Vader too.

I saw they were selling for around $150-$200. There were a few that were "or best offer" that were listed for $250, but it said that "best offer accepted", so who knows how much it actually went for. There were tons listed for $250 and up, but didn't sell.

So realistically I'd say to expect around $150 and anything above that would be bonus.

egel
01-02-2014, 08:10 AM
That looks GREAT! Did you polish or paint the dome? The one I bought online has some texture to it, like a cheesy polish that went bad look.

I was trying to figure out how to fix that...not that I even own a SS vader yet.

Thanks, mate. I did nothing to the dome, it arrived clean and shiny, so I can't help you in that department. :(

PJB-1138
01-02-2014, 10:15 AM
I have the Efx 1:1 Vader to compare, sweet spot seems to be when the dome flare sits a tad lower than the neck and the brow part sits ever so slightly over the eyes.



I posted the following before-and-after diagram as a guide back in 2010 when modifying the ANH Vader first stared heating up around here. But, as you already figured out, that helmet has to sit WAY lower than how they were positioned when these figures first rolled out of the factory, regardless of which dome was used.

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

Tabula Rasa
01-02-2014, 10:42 AM
I posted the following before-and-after diagram as a guide back in 2010 when modifying the ANH Vader first stared heating up around here. But, as you already figured out, that helmet has to sit WAY lower than how they were positioned when these figures first rolled out of the factory, regardless of which dome was used.

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

I remember that.
It was thanks to you and your guide that I was able to lower the helmet on mine.

Wor-Gar
01-02-2014, 12:50 PM
Funny that everyone here will need the 2010 Guide to "Fixing Your Vader" once again here in 2014.

Some things never change.

TheFiend
01-03-2014, 06:19 PM
As far as height compared to Luke, what so you guys think?

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b630/TheMurderGram/20140103_195412_zpsf75586d5.jpg




I think he needs to come down a tad.

Chakaman
01-03-2014, 06:21 PM
Maybe a bit tall, but not by that much. Whatever you are happy with is all that matters. :)

pixletwin
01-03-2014, 06:33 PM
Looks good to me.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/ThinWhiteDuke1/Prowse1.jpg

TheFiend
01-03-2014, 07:02 PM
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/5629/vadercompare.png

I've been scrolling through this thread and I found this pic. The one on the right is this figure at SDCC. Is it me or does the proto helmet look much better than the final product?

TheFiend
01-03-2014, 07:04 PM
Looks good to me.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/ThinWhiteDuke1/Prowse1.jpg

Whoa! He is a tall dude. That, and Mark is a small guy so he looks even bigger. Thanks for the pic.

Niltusk
01-03-2014, 07:17 PM
Looks good to me.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c103/ThinWhiteDuke1/Prowse1.jpg

Fisher looks like someones jailbait date in that pic. :lol

Chakaman
01-03-2014, 07:32 PM
The more I look at yours Fiend, I think it looks good.

Here is mine, I think it may be a tad too tall. I will probably leave him as is, not sure I want to mess with modding him again.

http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad100/Chaka34/0111024x768_zps841b57d4.jpg

http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad100/Chaka34/0131024x768_zps0ce58427.jpg

TheFiend
01-03-2014, 08:50 PM
Yeah, I think I may just keep him the way he is. I was thinking about doing some serious modding to the body but I don't think I have it in me. He suffers from long leg syndrome but I'll deal with it until I find another option I'm happy with.

CaptnRex
01-03-2014, 09:27 PM
I posted the following before-and-after diagram as a guide back in 2010 when modifying the ANH Vader first stared heating up around here. But, as you already figured out, that helmet has to sit WAY lower than how they were positioned when these figures first rolled out of the factory, regardless of which dome was used.

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

That's what I did when I got mine, it was fairly loose so I just pushed it down.

Wor-Gar
01-03-2014, 11:36 PM
As far as height compared to Luke, what so you guys think?

http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b630/TheMurderGram/20140103_195412_zpsf75586d5.jpg




I think he needs to come down a tad.

I'd say this is good!

egel
01-04-2014, 07:40 AM
Looks great IMO. Plus in my memory Vader towers over Luke in the Bespin fightscene. Really happy I did the Hasbro mod on mine. Wanted to spend some time yesterday on kitbashing and reposing, but kept looking at my Vader (got nothing done basically). At low light and looking from below the likeness is almost startling.

omegaglory1
01-04-2014, 11:39 AM
Looks good, a big improvement over what he was like straight out of the box. If you make it any shorter, you risk him looking stunted or big headed.

TheFiend
01-05-2014, 07:37 AM
I'd say this is good!

Wor-Gar approves! :clap


I will keep it. :)


Looks good, a big improvement over what he was like straight out of the box. If you make it any shorter, you risk him looking stunted or big headed.


Plus, to make him any shorter would take some serious modification. I don't feel like doing that. :lol


Still, he does have long leg syndrome, but they are hidden from his robes. I asked wifey what she thought and she said she didn't notice until I showed her by pulling his robes up.

So, if by some chance a new body comes out that is the right size and more proportioned than I'll switch. Until then I'll keep this.

omegaglory1
01-05-2014, 08:35 AM
So, if by some chance a new body comes out that is the right size and more proportioned than I'll switch. Until then I'll keep this.

Problem with that is the ANH head is oversized. It's not too bad a problem but if you shrink the body down any more it becomes more apparent. I considered buying just the hands and boots from the ESB version (it'll most definitely get parted out at some point) but this would make the big head look even more so. The key is proportion.

TheFiend
01-05-2014, 10:22 AM
Well, my Vader is already out of proportion. :lol

I never considered the helmet an issue. I'll definitely be buying some things from the new SSC figure, gloves included.


edit: Hey, I took a look at your collection. What body is your Vader on? He looks great.

Wor-Gar
01-05-2014, 12:11 PM
Wor-Gar approves! :clap


I will keep it. :)




:lol way too much credit.


Here's mine from ages ago anyway.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/VaderLuke1_zps55fc7ae2.jpg (http://s83.photobucket.com/user/Wor-Gar/media/VaderLuke1_zps55fc7ae2.jpg.html)http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/VaderLuke2_zpsc8586210.jpg (http://s83.photobucket.com/user/Wor-Gar/media/VaderLuke2_zpsc8586210.jpg.html)

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/VaderNew1_zps54822c10.jpg (http://s83.photobucket.com/user/Wor-Gar/media/VaderNew1_zps54822c10.jpg.html)http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/VaderNew2_zps3920024d.jpg (http://s83.photobucket.com/user/Wor-Gar/media/VaderNew2_zps3920024d.jpg.html)

omegaglory1
01-05-2014, 04:04 PM
:lol way too much credit.


Here's mine from ages ago anyway.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/VaderLuke1_zps55fc7ae2.jpg (http://s83.photobucket.com/user/Wor-Gar/media/VaderLuke1_zps55fc7ae2.jpg.html)http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/VaderLuke2_zpsc8586210.jpg (http://s83.photobucket.com/user/Wor-Gar/media/VaderLuke2_zpsc8586210.jpg.html)

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/VaderNew1_zps54822c10.jpg (http://s83.photobucket.com/user/Wor-Gar/media/VaderNew1_zps54822c10.jpg.html)http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/VaderNew2_zps3920024d.jpg (http://s83.photobucket.com/user/Wor-Gar/media/VaderNew2_zps3920024d.jpg.html)

Looks like Vader's become a zombie and hungering for brains! That aside, your Vader is awesome and your pictures have been an inspiration for many of us to do some modding.

GodParticle
01-05-2014, 05:11 PM
He looks constipated :D

TheFiend
01-05-2014, 05:22 PM
That's not the KP is it, WG?

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Niltusk
01-05-2014, 05:45 PM
:lol way too much credit.


Here's mine from ages ago anyway.



I'm not really getting a good sense of scale from this, could you take some newer shots like this, but with you in your Vader costume to provide real life accuracy? :monkey3

omegaglory1
01-05-2014, 05:55 PM
He looks constipated :D

Constipated zombie?

GodParticle
01-05-2014, 06:58 PM
Constipated zombie?

That sounds like an awesome band name :rotfl

Wor-Gar
01-05-2014, 11:20 PM
I'll never look at those old pics the same way. :lol


That's not the KP is it, WG?


Yes it is.