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Invictus Sol
10-06-2014, 07:27 PM
Eh, but supposing HT's first Vader is ANH (which makes the most sense) than Sideshow's is going to drop precipitously in value. I'd get rid of the ANH one while the getting's good. I'd get rid of both, to be honest, if you only want HT stuff in the end. When HT gets to ESB/ROTJ Vader, it'll probably be hard to give the SSC one away. I imagine there will be a huge glut of them on the boards and e.Bay.

Matt S
10-06-2014, 07:38 PM
Eh, but supposing HT's first Vader is ANH (which makes the most sense) than Sideshow's is going to drop precipitously in value. I'd get rid of the ANH one while the getting's good. I'd get rid of both, to be honest, if you only want HT stuff in the end. When HT gets to ESB/ROTJ Vader, it'll probably be hard to give the SSC one away. I imagine there will be a huge glut of them on the boards and e.Bay.

Ok, how about this: ditch the ROTJ one, and keep the ANH version. Honestly, we have know idea (yet) which version HT is doing.

Invictus Sol
10-06-2014, 07:41 PM
True, Matt. But if I was in a selling frame of mind for either Vader, I'd ditch now, before HT announces.

Wor-Gar
10-06-2014, 07:43 PM
Sell them both. They will both pale by comparison to HT Vader. The ultimate Vader. Dis fan-tas-tik Vader.

OutLander
10-06-2014, 07:47 PM
Keep ANH; ditch the ROTJ one


Smart man.


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rvUv8p40Vkc/T_nYIDB92hI/AAAAAAAADlE/gnYYSjFDGKo/s400/haters-gonna-hate-darth-vader-version.gif

Matt S
10-06-2014, 07:48 PM
True, Matt. But if I was in a selling frame of mind for either Vader, I'd ditch now, before HT announces.

ok fine......! I don't disagree with that logic. I'd just hate for that beautiful ANH to go and see HT do an ESB version. But come one, this is HT. They will surly do

ANH Vader
ESB Vader
ROTJ vader with full reveal
Dagobah Vader with Luke - full body
Electrocuted Vader with see thru Skull

At least, let's hope. So, in conclusion, dump it but do a decent buy it now price so you get your full $$$ back + extra. Good luck on selling it!

Invictus Sol
10-06-2014, 07:49 PM
Sell them both. They will both pale by comparison to HT Vader. The ultimate Vader. Dis fan-tas-tik Vader.
You know what would be funny, is if everyone ditches SSC's and then HT ED-209s Vader and the suit flakes to pieces after a month or two. :lol



So, in conclusion, dump it but do a decent buy it now price so you get your full $$$ back + extra. Good luck on selling it!
Yep, that's my thinking, too. Especially with the mods and custom cape, etc. Sell now while you can make it back.

Matt S
10-06-2014, 07:51 PM
I'd personally fly to Hong Kong, pose as an angry student, and choke someone!

Wor-Gar
10-06-2014, 07:52 PM
Oh no doubt HT's Vader will have issues. It will be the 'Joker' of Star Wars.


Whatever happens, I'm sticking with Bankrobber Vader.

Matt S
10-06-2014, 07:56 PM
Oh no doubt HT's Vader will have issues. It will be the 'Joker' of Star Wars.


Whatever happens, I'm sticking with Bankrobber Vader.

lol yup and we will be there to buy every version, I'm sure....






Yep, that's my thinking, too. Especially with the mods and custom cape, etc. Sell now while you can make it back.

Yeah, I will be shocked if you don't get your asking price, assuming its within reason

VintijDroidGutzz
10-07-2014, 12:26 PM
Glad I never bought a stinking Sideshow Bob Vader. :yess:

piccolodaimaoh
10-07-2014, 03:06 PM
ok fine......! I don't disagree with that logic. I'd just hate for that beautiful ANH to go and see HT do an ESB version. But come one, this is HT. They will surly do

ANH Vader
ESB Vader
ROTJ vader with full reveal
Dagobah Vader with Luke - full body
Electrocuted Vader with see thru Skull

At least, let's hope. So, in conclusion, dump it but do a decent buy it now price so you get your full $$$ back + extra. Good luck on selling it!


I know it's not in the film but I'd like to express my desire for a HT McQuarrie concept Vader. He would have to come with multiple helmets.

Wor-Gar
10-07-2014, 03:07 PM
Which one is Sideshow Bob?

TaliBane
10-07-2014, 04:50 PM
Which one is Sideshow Bob?

The $250 one.

VintijDroidGutzz
10-07-2014, 10:08 PM
Which one is Sideshow Bob?
Both of them.

greygoose
10-08-2014, 02:14 AM
Whatever happens, I'm sticking with Bankrobber Vader.

Version 1.0 or Version 2.0 Bankrobber Vader though? :lol

AIR
10-08-2014, 08:25 AM
I hope HT makes ROTS Vader:chase

pixletwin
10-08-2014, 08:34 AM
I hope HT makes ROTS Vader:chase

Actually you aren't alone in that. What an awesome DX that would make if it came with fresh Kentucky Fried Anakin and the suit.

Matt S
10-08-2014, 08:39 AM
I know it's not in the film but I'd like to express my desire for a HT McQuarrie concept Vader. He would have to come with multiple helmets.

That would be awesome

Chakaman
11-18-2014, 07:14 AM
I am currently working on upgrading my ANH Vader. I added the widows peak to the Hasbro dome.....

http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad100/Chaka34/0191000x750_zps18272233.jpg

Now to tweak the guantlets and outfit.

automaton
02-15-2015, 10:11 PM
very nice!

davejames
02-15-2015, 11:20 PM
I know I'm really, really late to the ANH Vader modding party, but here are a few shots of mine so far:

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I added the widow's peak to the Hasbro dome, repainted the mask and armor to make to make them a bit flatter and rougher, added new tusks, sewed a whole new tunic and cape, scratchbuilt a slightly smaller and squarer chest box (but keeping the pipe things on the side, because I didn't really feel like recreating those!), narrowed the silver belt buckle a bit, and shortened the body to 13.75".

I know the shoulders are probably still a bit too wide, and I'm debating if I need to shorten the gloves or not. And ideally I'd like to try sculpting a more accurate mask. But for the moment I think I'm pretty happy with where he is. :)

davejames
02-15-2015, 11:21 PM
very nice!

Thanks!

Sturtrup
02-16-2015, 08:51 AM
Great ANH Vader here, davejames! :clap:rock

davejames
02-16-2015, 11:54 AM
Great ANH Vader here, davejames! :clap:rock

Thanks. I know there's only so much you can really do to improve this figure, but I'm still liking him a whole lot more than I was.

And he at least looks a helluva lot better than my ESB/ROTJ Vader right now (which I can barely even stand to look at anymore, with it's awful, giant mask. Lol):


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matrix69
02-16-2015, 01:14 PM
I know I'm really, really late to the ANH Vader modding party, but here are a few shots of mine so far:

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I added the widow's peak to the Hasbro dome, repainted the mask and armor to make to make them a bit flatter and rougher, added new tusks, sewed a whole new tunic and cape, scratchbuilt a slightly smaller and squarer chest box (but keeping the pipe things on the side, because I didn't really feel like recreating those!), narrowed the silver belt buckle a bit, and shortened the body to 13.75".

I know the shoulders are probably still a bit too wide, and I'm debating if I need to shorten the gloves or not. And ideally I'd like to try sculpting a more accurate mask. But for the moment I think I'm pretty happy with where he is. :)

Fantastic job on your mods! That's alot of great work and i love how you've done the widow's peak on the helmet

davejames
02-16-2015, 01:40 PM
Thanks! I basically just carved a new pointier piece out of styrene and inserted it into the gap I made there.

And it took me awhile to figure out how to make the cape and tunic look a bit thicker and fuller, while still hanging the same basic way, but I think the final result turned out pretty good. So I might try making another set for my ESB Vader.

Sturtrup
02-16-2015, 01:46 PM
Thanks. I know there's only so much you can really do to improve this figure, but I'm still liking him a whole lot more than I was.

And he at least looks a helluva lot better than my ESB/ROTJ Vader right now (which I can barely even stand to look at anymore, with it's awful, giant mask. Lol):


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First: sorry for my english!!:slap
I've the anh vader sideshow but it is mint in his box. I have had Esb/rotj version both but I really didn't love him. Sold! I've a custom anh one that I'm not able to replace in his cabinet with any sideshow version. There's a lovestory between us! :lol:lol.
Your Vader is one of the more anh that I have ever seen. How did you do the new tusks? I'm too involved with vader anh. I'm interested in every detail. Is like a disease! :cuckoo:
If I have to make a constructive criticism I 'd make this mod to the cape:

marker2037
02-16-2015, 01:47 PM
Great job davejames. No need for the crappy HT figure when you got that one.

davejames
02-16-2015, 02:56 PM
First: sorry for my english!!:slap
I've the anh vader sideshow but it is mint in his box. I have had Esb/rotj version both but I really didn't love him. Sold! I've a custom anh one that I'm not able to replace in his cabinet with any sideshow version. There's a lovestory between us! :lol:lol.
Your Vader is one of the more anh that I have ever seen. How did you do the new tusks? I'm too involved with vader anh. I'm interested in every detail. Is like a disease! :cuckoo:
If I have to make a constructive criticism I 'd make this mod to the cape:

Yeah I think just futzing with the cape a bit should fix that problem.

As for the tusks, I just made them out of a couple different thicknesses of styrene strips. The actual tusks are a bit narrower in the middle, but it's not really necessary to sculpt that way. I found that once you paint the rounded end silver, the highlights kinda make the tips look bigger anyway.

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And I tried to take some closeups of the helmet for you to show the tusks, but had trouble getting any good ones.

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matrix69
02-16-2015, 03:25 PM
Yeah I think just futzing with the cape a bit should fix that problem.

As for the tusks, I just made them out of a couple different thicknesses of styrene strips. The actual tusks are a bit narrower in the middle, but it's not really necessary to sculpt that way. I found that once you paint the rounded end silver, the highlights kinda make the tips look bigger anyway.

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And I tried to take some closeups of the helmet for you to show the tusks, but had trouble getting any good ones.

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Again fantastic job ! You've just takin the orginal figure up to a whole new level:clap

canofhumdingers
02-16-2015, 08:51 PM
Has anybody tried putting the spare dome that comes with the sideshow ROTJ Vader on the Sideshow ANH vader mask? Just curious what that combo looks like.

generalgrevious
02-17-2015, 01:18 AM
Yeah I think just futzing with the cape a bit should fix that problem.

As for the tusks, I just made them out of a couple different thicknesses of styrene strips. The actual tusks are a bit narrower in the middle, but it's not really necessary to sculpt that way. I found that once you paint the rounded end silver, the highlights kinda make the tips look bigger anyway.

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And I tried to take some closeups of the helmet for you to show the tusks, but had trouble getting any good ones.

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so how did you do the helmet that looks great

Anthrapoid
02-17-2015, 03:48 AM
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Lejuan
02-17-2015, 04:27 AM
Watch this pic being used over and over as height reference once HT Leia gets released.

Sturtrup
02-17-2015, 08:36 AM
Thanks for sharing davejams! I love the entire helmet of your vader! Really impressive! The overall look of this figure is stunning! The widow's peak, the tusks, the repaint, all remind me to anh vader!:vader Where I can find styrene strips or something of similar?

DiFabio
02-17-2015, 09:04 AM
Watch this pic being used over and over as height reference once HT Leia gets released.




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davejames
02-17-2015, 09:24 AM
so how did you do the helmet that looks great

Thanks. I basically cut a little square notch out where the widow's peak goes with my dremel, sculpted a new section with styrene plastic, and glued that in. It doesn't blend together quite as smoothly as it should at the moment, but it'll do for now.


Thanks for sharing davejams! I love the entire helmet of your vader! Really impressive! The overall look of this figure is stunning! The widow's peak, the tusks, the repaint, all remind me to anh vader!:vader Where I can find styrene strips or something of similar?

The styrene plastic I just got from a hobby store in town, but they also carry it at model train stores and I'm sure you can find some online. There's lots of different thicknesses and shapes to choose from. :)

shockwave
02-17-2015, 10:41 AM
Another excellent custom davejams. Love it!


:clap

Wor-Gar
02-17-2015, 10:47 AM
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Yikes! That's sexual.

:D

james the cat
02-18-2015, 03:13 PM
ive got custom darth vader cape what do you think is it better or worse
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james the cat
02-18-2015, 03:19 PM
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davejames
02-18-2015, 03:37 PM
Hard to make out from the pics, but anything should be better than either the stiff ANH cape or too thin ESB/ROTJ cape.

james the cat
02-18-2015, 03:43 PM
it's made by tony mei , yes ANH is really bad its got shell suit material inside

eczamurai
02-19-2015, 07:55 AM
Hard to make out from the pics, but anything should be better than either the stiff ANH cape or too thin ESB/ROTJ cape.

The flow on esb/rotj cape is quite good however. I am curious how HT's cape turns out.

eczamurai
02-19-2015, 07:57 AM
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God forbid they take that mask for reference. X_X

davejames
02-19-2015, 09:50 AM
The flow on esb/rotj cape is quite good however. I am curious how HT's cape turns out.

Yeah the flow is good, but the edges just look way too thin and crisp for my taste. Especially in front.

I don't know crap about tailoring, but simply adding an extra little flap than you can fold inside seems to improve the look quite a bit, I think, while still letting it hang down and flow convincingly.

james the cat
02-19-2015, 10:31 AM
I think it's alright, it drapes down the chest armour flat
which is what its meant to do in the film
where as the stock cape just didnt do it

shockwave
02-19-2015, 10:43 AM
ive got custom darth vader cape what do you think is it better or worse
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Looks great to me. Just need to move the chest armor under the inner robes.....:wink1:

wax murderer
02-21-2015, 07:24 AM
Ummmm....that's not the Ep.4 Vader;nice cape ,though...PS

canofhumdingers
03-10-2015, 02:41 PM
Has anybody tried putting the spare dome that comes with the sideshow ROTJ Vader on the Sideshow ANH vader mask? Just curious what that combo looks like.

Bump. Anyone?

davejames
03-10-2015, 03:19 PM
I don't have any pics, but I did try it out at one point and it's a definite improvement, since the ANH head looks so much better than the ESB one to begin with. It only really works for making the ESB/ROTJ Vader though, since the helmet doesn't have the widow's peak on it.

mrshurricane
03-10-2015, 06:03 PM
All our vader to this point have used the hasbro modified dome, but as an experiment we modified a Dx dome and took some measurements and seems the DX dome is a lot closer to the correct size and shape to the real thing ( we have a 20th century fox ESB full size for ref) however the Dx dome has a rather long skirt which we shortened and added the widows peak .To be a true depiction of ANH the Central ridge needs to be thinner.
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d93/hurricane1002/F06DAE6F-7154-4992-B565-060548ED0726_zpsiutleati.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/hurricane1002/media/F06DAE6F-7154-4992-B565-060548ED0726_zpsiutleati.jpg.html)

matrix69
03-11-2015, 06:31 AM
Beautiful looking vader

canofhumdingers
03-16-2015, 07:12 AM
Very cool.

Here's mine. It's just stock except I flared and lowered the stock dome. And I also out a tiny bit of padding under the cape behind the neck to reshape the shoulders slightly.

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davejames
03-16-2015, 08:26 AM
Nice work! And even stock I think this figure captures the ANH Vader more than the HT version does.

irezumi
03-16-2015, 03:56 PM
Very cool.

Here's mine. It's just stock except I flared and lowered the stock dome. And I also out a tiny bit of padding under the cape behind the neck to reshape the shoulders slightly.

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Looks great!

Rorywan
03-16-2015, 04:06 PM
Nice work! And even stock I think this figure captures the ANH Vader more than the HT version does.

I'd wait until it's released before drawing any conclusions. It may well be better, but we don't know yet.

davejames
03-16-2015, 04:20 PM
Well it captures it better than the prototype and preview pics we've seen so far, at least. :)

marker2037
03-16-2015, 06:45 PM
Nice work! And even stock I think this figure captures the ANH Vader more than the HT version does.

I fully agree with this. The HT is ROTS/idealized Vader, not ANH.

matrix69
03-17-2015, 11:55 AM
You can get the SS ANH vader looking good with a few tweaks,and the mask is certainly a better sculpt than ESB/ROTJ version. But despite the HT vader looking a little idealized the overall scale of everything and sculpt of the mask look vastly superior to either of the SS versions

Phoenix0A
05-31-2015, 09:57 AM
Thought I'd show some pics of my new ANH vader (bought from TheFiend with his custom shortened body - thanks!). Swapped out dome with Hasbro dome with widow's peak added, SS Deluxe ROTJ inner robe, and home-made cape using a 90% polyester/10% spandex blend.

Headsculpt certainly looks ok from certain angles, not so much from others (like straight on :rolleyes:). Overall the least photogenic figure I've ever had hence the limited angle selection inthe pics, but certainly looks great in person with some mods.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/full3_zpsv3heeqoc.jpghttp://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/full2_zpsme4wuiak.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/front_zpsoohcuzmi.jpghttp://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/side_zpsgrpzghcv.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/front2_zpsxna4euec.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/other%20side_zpsswjsuygw.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/full_zpslrhyxs1z.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/choke_zps7bmj4q0g.jpg

davejames
05-31-2015, 10:09 AM
Looks good! Even with just those mods it still makes for a pretty impressive looking Vader I think.

rhboyd
05-31-2015, 10:23 AM
he looks great!! did you do the helmet mod?? widow's peak?? did YOU do that???

Phoenix0A
05-31-2015, 11:08 AM
Thanks!

Yes, I added the widow's peak on the Hasbro dome. Dremeled out a notch and inserted a piece of bent styrene, and painted.

I'm thinking about cutting a few rings off those oven mitts to shorten them.

rhboyd
05-31-2015, 11:32 AM
Really great!!! Vader with no widow's peak is NO Vader!!!! The gloves are a tad long.... but they don't bother me as much as there being NO widow's peak!! congrats!!!

Phoenix0A
06-02-2015, 08:46 AM
Just for fun, I figure Vader would have weilded double sabers at some point in his early reign of terror.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/crosses_zps8m6hdvya.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/20150602_101704_zps4thlsu7i.jpg

Lee in MI
06-02-2015, 12:25 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/front2_zpsxna4euec.jpg

Come At Me Bro!

Nice pics

DarthNeil
07-09-2015, 07:37 PM
SSC ANH Vader love...195744195745195746195747

RichAlot
07-24-2015, 09:12 PM
Is there a certain Hasbro dome that I need to be on the lookout for or are there multiple domes that will do the trick?

Found it. For anyone who is looking at the handful of Vaders Hasbro released and trying to figure out which one is the correct one it's the 12-inch Electronic Darth Vader and the Ultimate Villain Darth Vader.

amarcord
07-31-2015, 10:04 AM
Also thinking of upgrading my Vader with the Hasbro helmet, instead of ordering a the Hot Toys one.
(only thing I would change)

Not a Vader specialist, just want a nice representation of this iconic film, and from first view this Sideshow version somehow still looks great.

To find it, is it needed to buy a complete Hasbro figure or are these offered loose?
(I remember something like that)

abake
07-31-2015, 10:24 AM
I think the Hurricanes will be offering a newly sculpted helmet, you might want to look into that.
Also, check if somebody's still making/selling capes and tunics, those really help elevate the look of the figure IMHO.

zeiss
07-31-2015, 10:43 AM
I am not sure if hurricane's new helmet would look good with the sideshow Anh mask. He uses a modified version of the Kaiyodo mask to go under the dome, which is smaller than sideshow's Anh version. I personally think the hasbro helmet or Hurricane's older dome would look better.

abake
07-31-2015, 12:43 PM
Ah, I see...
Didn't know about that.

Sturtrup
08-10-2015, 04:38 AM
This thread is running after about 6 years and 7300 posts! I'm not the only lost in the fool research of perfection of this great figure! Impressive!

anwe
08-10-2015, 04:54 AM
This thread is running after about 6 years and 7300 posts! I'm not the only lost in the fool research of perfection of this great figure! Impressive!

Just goes to show that everyone really really wants a good Vader and the Sideshow ANH wasn't it. At all.

Unfortunately for us none of them were/are. :(

Jaycepticon
08-13-2015, 12:36 PM
Don't keep up with SW but saw a haul thread in another site so I came in here to check out some more of your guys pics and I'm sold. I need this immediately:emperor

Wow, I wrote this on July 17, 2009, huh?:thud:

I can't believe this was the one of my first posts here and what brought me back into collecting Star Wars again. Not to mention this was my very first 1/6th figure.

canofhumdingers
08-14-2015, 01:53 PM
Some recent shots of my very minimally modded SS Vader.

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Sithblade
08-14-2015, 02:19 PM
Some recent shots of my very minimally modded SS Vader.

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Is that the Hasbro dome on? I've got one somewhere and was thinking of replacing the SS one.

Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk

canofhumdingers
08-14-2015, 02:54 PM
No it's actually the original sideshow dome. I did a lot of comparing and decided the sideshow dome is actually a much more accurate shape overall. It's biggest flaw is that the sides aren't flared out at a sharp enough angle (they're to vertical and should stick out more). All I did was very gently dip it in boiling water and then pull on the edges at the bottom while it was warm to try and flare it a bit more. Not sure it really did much but I think it might've made a tiny difference. Then I dremmeled out the support structure inside so I could lower and angle it properly on the mask. I was going for the way he looks in the opening scenes on the Tantive IV where the brow of the dome is lower over his eyes than the majority of the film. Vader never looked meaner and more aggressive (or better!) than those opening shots from '77 imo.

davejames
08-16-2015, 02:28 PM
Well since this thread's still hanging around, here's a few more pics of mine (with custom mask, chest box, and cape). :)

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generalgrevious
08-16-2015, 02:34 PM
looks great dave james I have two sculpts coming from hurricane one ANH and the other ROTJ reveal head they look awesome

Sturtrup
08-16-2015, 03:26 PM
Great anh Vader Davejames! I love your mask. I think you can improve your cape. I'm working on mine and I've seen that minimal futz can give great improve. I don't know if this is the right thread for our iper modified figure (mine have really few pieces of anh sideshow vader), but here you are the last pics of mine with the collar neck of the cape under the mask.
Could we open a new trhead for our custom vader?

Dr. Odd
08-16-2015, 05:14 PM
Great looking customs!

piccolodaimaoh
08-16-2015, 07:54 PM
Some recent shots of my very minimally modded SS Vader.

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Your collection looks great. I really love your McQuarrie Collection on the top shelf: you even have the rare Obi-wan/Yoda 2 pack and Luke figures. Thanks for sharing.

zeiss
11-09-2015, 04:00 PM
Anybody thinking about buying the Hot Toys Vader helmet to update the old Sideshow figure?

I think that just doing that would be a significant improvement and those who have already replaced the body and cape would possibly end up with a Vader that looks better than the new version.

FlyAndFight
11-09-2015, 04:11 PM
Definitely thinking about it but that new helmet is going to be quite pricey, I'm sure.

davejames
11-09-2015, 04:15 PM
I'd love to get one just to see it up close, but I'm guessing they're going to get snapped up pretty quick and will be way too expensive anyway.

Sturtrup
11-09-2015, 04:18 PM
No! There is another....

Chakaman
11-09-2015, 04:26 PM
I was thinking the same. However, might be cheaper to buy the whole figure.

TaliBane
11-09-2015, 06:57 PM
HT helmet will be $125+ - the figure is $300 plus shipping and the rest just doesn't have the importance of the helmet.:dunno

zeiss
11-09-2015, 08:25 PM
Exactly. That $125ish helmet would completely change the look of the figure. I would argue that for those who are not OCD aficionados like myself, the other parts of the figure would be perfectly fine (except maybe the stock cape and tunic).

generalgrevious
11-10-2015, 06:30 AM
I was thinking the same. However, might be cheaper to buy the whole figure.

I bought the mask and helmet off of hurricane. it was made for ANH since the HT version did not look all that well at the time. I might buy pieces and parts to make a whole different level of vader

Mad Old Lu
11-11-2015, 07:24 AM
I want to do the same. I’m pretty content with my SS ANH Vader, but I can’t deny the head on the HT one is pretty darn good. Seems crazy that just the head will be the same price as the full SS figure was! But still, $125 < $300, and I’m not crazy about a lot of little things on the HT Vader, like the awful gloves and the big belly gap.

generalgrevious
11-11-2015, 09:59 AM
I want to do the same. I’m pretty content with my SS ANH Vader, but I can’t deny the head on the HT one is pretty darn good. Seems crazy that just the head will be the same price as the full SS figure was! But still, $125 < $300, and I’m not crazy about a lot of little things on the HT Vader, like the awful gloves and the big belly gap.

yeah me to I have a custom pair of gloves coming from hurricane as well so once stuff starts coming in I could put him together. im using an extra belt from the ss dlx vader to go with my custom anh vader. I might buy parts once they start parting them out on TA or EBAY

Phodis70
12-01-2015, 04:34 AM
Hi guys...
this might not be the right place, but I wanted to post my Vader :D
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Sorry crap camera :(

D'oh!
12-02-2015, 02:10 AM
As much as I think Hot Toys nailed the ANH Vader, I just can't justify spending $300 for an upgrade. Because I already own a Hasbro Talking Vader to use for the helmet, I decided to take out my SS Vader and see how hard it would be to remove the helmet for a potential swap.

Not hard at all as it turns out: the glue on my SS had deteriorated and the helmet was loose in the box! The Fates have decided that I must now do the Hasbro mod. I'll tackle this after Christmas...

Phodis70
12-02-2015, 03:33 AM
Just to clear it up... the pics above are with the SSC Vader using a Three dollar soap dispenser Vader head (from the grocery store) I stuck on there for laughs... but.. as it turns out I think its actually better than the original!!!

jedijim3002
12-02-2015, 07:40 AM
Wow! Really? A soap dispenser head? Brilliant!

"You may dispense with the shampoo commander! I am here to put you back in the tub!"

Phoenix0A
12-02-2015, 10:05 AM
Just to clear it up... the pics above are with the SSC Vader using a Three dollar soap dispenser Vader head (from the grocery store) I stuck on there for laughs... but.. as it turns out I think its actually better than the original!!!

Seriously, can you post a pic of the actual soap dispenser you bought? Ridiculous how it looks better than the the original unmodded SS head.

wax murderer
12-02-2015, 08:04 PM
I have that piece;spent quite a while trying to adapt it into a reveal set.Couldn't get it to work,but it's a really nice likeness...PS

Phodis70
12-02-2015, 09:09 PM
Sure :) here he is....
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I plan on casting him with a neck and better Tusks in a few days :D I usually suck at this kinda thing.. but it's worth a shot.

D'oh!
12-03-2015, 12:54 AM
That's crazy!!

Love it.

zeiss
12-03-2015, 04:44 PM
I can't find that soap dispenser. Which grocery store franchise did you buy it from and could you look at the brand?

jago72
12-03-2015, 05:21 PM
Seriously, can you post a pic of the actual soap dispenser you bought? Ridiculous how it looks better than the the original unmodded SS head.

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davejames
12-03-2015, 08:11 PM
Well seeing more of Paramore's great photos inspired me to try to take some better and more dramatic shots of my Vader. Although obviously I have nowhere near his skills (or a good enough camera for the job). :)


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Phodis70
12-03-2015, 09:42 PM
Nothing of note on the The soap head Vader that Identifies it...BUT I went back to buy more (From Coles Australia) ..but they were sold out....However they were selling a "Squirting Bath Sponge"...which is the SAME head with a pin holed size hole in the top and no hole in the neck. Same company as the soap.
the sponge DID identify itself as being made by
"Polished Brands"
Suite 8 11 Beach Street Port Melbourne
Victoria AUSTRALIA 3207
..their Part Number is SKU 2462583

As to the back of the head having Lucasfilm and made in China written on it... :P who cares, I'll be recasting it anyways...CANT WAIT for this weekend!!!!... got everything I need right now except time!...

Keyen Ren
01-04-2016, 11:58 PM
Hey guys I found it on amazon. Its a set but its $25

Amazon.com : Star Wars Bath Wash and Squirter Set, Darth Vader and Stormtrooper : Beauty (http://www.amazon.com/Star-Squirter-Darth-Vader-Stormtrooper/dp/B017YKXCYY)

Think I'm gonna pass for $25 lol

Keyen Ren
01-05-2016, 12:00 AM
Wait hold on a sec... found it for $10

Amazon.com : Starwars Mini Body Wash Decanter Holiday 2015 3.3 Oz. : Beauty (http://www.amazon.com/Starwars-Mini-Body-Decanter-Holiday/dp/B0155CBN2Q/ref=pd_sim_sbs_194_6?ie=UTF8&dpID=41Qj4v-y0-L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=17NX6448T79N1JVJMAAZ)

Might pick it up now

Phoenix0A
12-13-2016, 10:02 AM
I'm really trying to hold off ordering the new HT R1 Vader, so I continue to futz with my good-ol' modded SS ANH Vader. The base SS ANH body has shortened limbs and torso by TheFiend, inner robe is from the SS Deluxe ESB/ROTJ, outer cape is custom by myself, and he now sports a new HT head on a lengthened/modified neck post:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/20161228_143823-1_zpswx1eezpl.jpghttp://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/20161228_143212-1_zps9tpes57p.jpg

Phoenix0A
12-29-2016, 03:00 PM
... and not wanting to waste a headscult, but realizing the SS ANH could never be 100% accurate to the movie prop, I decided to make an extra-pissed ANH Vader head by enlarging the lower eye sockets and putting an exaggerated widow's peak on the Hasbro dome. I think the larger eye sockets make the over-sized grill less noticeable, and fixes the squinty-eyed look of the original sculpt (my main issues with it).

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/20161229_143359-1_zpsnba1w9qz.jpg

Original head for reference:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/header-m_zpsxrh7zo2v.jpg

Sturtrup
12-29-2016, 03:16 PM
I think you are on the right way. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see soon new pictures...:clap:clap

Ahab
12-29-2016, 03:38 PM
[QUOTE=Phoenix0A;9015480]I'm really trying to hold off ordering the new HT R1 Vader, so I continue to futz with my good-ol' modded SS ANH Vader. The base SS ANH body has shortened limbs and torso by TheFiend, inner robe is from the SS Deluxe ESB/ROTJ, outer cape is custom by myself, and he now sports a new HT head on a lengthened/modified neck post:

Based on these images, I say save your money! What you have here looks great. The V.1 SS suit still looks the best to me, followed by SS ROTJ and HT RO.

Chakaman
12-29-2016, 05:31 PM
... and not wanting to waste a headscult, but realizing the SS ANH could never be 100% accurate to the movie prop, I decided to make an extra-pissed ANH Vader head by enlarging the lower eye sockets and putting an exaggerated widow's peak on the Hasbro dome. I think the larger eye sockets make the over-sized grill less noticeable, and fixes the squinty-eyed look of the original sculpt (my main issues with it).

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/20161229_143359-1_zpsnba1w9qz.jpg

Original head for reference:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/header-m_zpsxrh7zo2v.jpg

That looks awesome. Nice work.

Phoenix0A
12-30-2016, 04:49 PM
"Still sporting my original hardware from 2009, bitches..."

I think I like the pissed-off big grill look for RO/ANH vader. I'll use the bigger-domed HT head for my SS ROTJ Vader when he arrives. It will suit the bigger body proportions.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/20161230_160549-1-1_zpsfjbljh3u.jpg

Solidsnake1256
12-31-2016, 12:09 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161231/d6c0feb5cb15224fb5a1480d298242f3.jpg

I repainted the spare head on my old ss vader

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Solidsnake1256
12-31-2016, 12:11 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161231/0ac161aeaf2b820c51100eab45bdeda4.jpg

I also got new robes for my new hope vader I still need to do the mods to the head when I finally get time

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Phoenix0A
01-01-2017, 02:26 PM
I flared out the brows more and reshaped the back skirt on the Hasbro dome. The skirt of the helmet are still a bit too small overall, but the way the face is framed is better than before. Also used a sharpie for some weathering on the chest box and belt, and a tiny bit on the mask.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/20170101_140252-1_zps2x5bjta1.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/20170101_140454-1_zpsgjroixhc.jpg

Sturtrup
01-01-2017, 03:43 PM
I flared out the brows more and reshaped the back skirt on the Hasbro dome. The skirt of the helmet are still a bit too small overall, but the way the face is framed is better than before. Also used a sharpie for some weathering on the chest box and belt, and a tiny bit on the mask.



Great work, great presence !
I think youcould try to lower a bit the helmet on the back and lift it a bit on the front.
Give us more pictures please! :clap

Phoenix0A
01-01-2017, 04:11 PM
Actually, just what I was thinking. I'll have to shave down the front of the head to get there.

...it actually didn't take long:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/20170101_162147-1_zps7x5yj4kf.jpg

Sturtrup
01-01-2017, 04:57 PM
Impressive...I've always found something of attractive in the anh sideshow mask (helmet is totally off and out of scale). I think that you are getting out the potential like I've nevervseen before. Hope to see more....

Phoenix0A
02-11-2017, 06:43 PM
He's still 75% SS ANH (rocking his original body, suit, codpiece, belt, boots, armor, gloves, and hilt), so I'll keep posting here. Dry brushed some gunmetal on the armor, lowered the HT dome even more, and added RO cape.

I swear, ANH Vader is so frustrating to get looking right. Dicking around with the tunic alone is enough to drive a man mad.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/20170211_150020-1_zpssqgro7fi.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/20170211_145658-1_zpsd2vgol7v.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/20170211_145802-1a_zpsumoyyhye.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/20170211_145922-1a_zpssesyqdjj.jpg

pixletwin
02-11-2017, 06:46 PM
Looks great. Very successful.

Phoenix0A
02-11-2017, 08:33 PM
Looks great. Very successful.

Thank you! I'll probably continue to mess with it, since I'm not happy with the shoulder slope around the neck. My wife thinks I've lost my mind.

Chakaman
02-11-2017, 10:26 PM
Yup. That looks nice.

abake
02-16-2017, 02:23 PM
Looks great!
Reminds me a lot of Marmit's fabled prototype.

canofhumdingers
03-30-2017, 06:39 AM
I tried out a Rogue One inspired pose (I know, the saber and fist should actually be on opposite sides, but that's why it's "inspired by"). Pretty happy with the results. Still wish I could afford a hot toys R1 Vader, but since I can't I'll be happy with what I've got. The pics definitely show the limitations of the helmet (I've lowered the dome and tried to widen the flare, but otherwise this is all stock). It's funny, in person it generally looks better because you're seeing it with two eyes, but if you close one eye, it suddenly looks exactly like it does in photos and all the innacuracues of the shape become immediately apparent. Guess I'll keep both eyes open, haha.

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Phoenix0A
03-31-2017, 12:21 PM
Yup, lowering and flaring our the dome makes a huge difference on SS ANH.

I still think SS took a step back in the mask sculpt with the Deluxe/ROTJ Vader. Also, IMO SS ANH Vader still has the best undersuit of any 1/6 Vader made to this day.

Just a couple more pics. The second was recycled from the TIE Pilot thread :P
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/20170212_110529_LLS-1_zpscyg2jvww.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/20170319_085739_LLS-1_zpsectevtxr.jpg

omegaglory1
07-14-2017, 02:39 PM
Taken with my Nikon and 35mm lens. The old SS Vader is still a fine figure (more so when seen in person). Thinking of parting with it, but we'll see...

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drod26
06-22-2018, 11:07 PM
I'm really trying to hold off ordering the new HT R1 Vader, so I continue to futz with my good-ol' modded SS ANH Vader. The base SS ANH body has shortened limbs and torso by TheFiend, inner robe is from the SS Deluxe ESB/ROTJ, outer cape is custom by myself, and he now sports a new HT head on a lengthened/modified neck post:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/20161228_143823-1_zpswx1eezpl.jpghttp://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y274/AlNico/SW/20161228_143212-1_zps9tpes57p.jpg

Can you share how you lengthened/modified the neck post to get the HT head to fit the og Vader