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lforigno
09-05-2010, 08:03 PM
UPDATE 9/17/11:

Interest list:
1. SwedishHeat
2. Deak Starkiller
3. zekex09
4. uzumaki_1
5. Levit05


This is for a 1/6 scale Darth Vader cape. The cape is made out of a spandex/rayon material and matches the robe/tunic perfectly. The capes will also include a leather collar and a black chain. I currently have the unmodded Sideshow vader so if there is a difference in height please make sure and let me know how much of a difference in height there will be.

The capes are 40 dollars shipped IF payed via paypal gift to help cover fees. The turnaround time will be more than the batman capes I made in the past. Please take one week to a week and a half for the cape to be finished and then they will be shipped via first class mail which is it is 3-5 business days domestically and 5-10 business days internationally.

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0678.jpg

the collar can also lay flat:
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0657.jpg

Customikey
09-05-2010, 08:13 PM
I'd be intrigued to see what you came up with, man!

LoveMinusZero
09-05-2010, 08:30 PM
I'd love to see what you do, the Vader cape is so puffy looking.

MaulFan
09-05-2010, 09:13 PM
In my opinion, the problem with the Vader cape that came with the Sideshow figure is the way it hangs, it likes to puff outwards because there's no weight to it, there seems to be an excessive ammount of fabric too. I'd be curious to see if you could make one that'd drape over him more like this, and drop straight off his shoulders.

http://multimedia.theforce.net/museum/images/Images/Classic_Trilogy/Characters/Darth_Vader/The_Empire_Strikes_Back/DarthVaderinTESB.jpg

http://multimedia.theforce.net/museum/images/Images/Classic_Trilogy/Characters/Darth_Vader/The_Empire_Strikes_Back/sithlord.jpg

http://multimedia.theforce.net/museum/images/Images/Classic_Trilogy/Characters/Darth_Vader/The_Empire_Strikes_Back/vader02.jpg

dragontron
09-05-2010, 09:28 PM
I'd almost want a whole new cape and cloak set! ;)

Maglor
09-05-2010, 09:50 PM
http://multimedia.theforce.net/museum/images/Images/Classic_Trilogy/Characters/Darth_Vader/The_Empire_Strikes_Back/vader02.jpg

If you could get one to look like this I would be all over it!




I think it would be great to see you do the robes to. Would really improve this figure immensely!

Cocoboloboy
09-05-2010, 09:54 PM
Well, you know how I feel since we've already chatted about this earlier but MaulFan and I are on the same page. The weight of your Batman cape is perfect for 1:6 scale and I think it would be perfect for Vader.

Wor-Gar
09-05-2010, 09:56 PM
Yeah, I would love to replace the cape AND robe. I'd like to get the robe to wrinkle up/bunch up like Vader's does. The SS one just bounces back, impossible to control.

Maglor
09-05-2010, 09:56 PM
This has actually been in the back of my mind for a while now. I hope you do it Lance. And consider doing the robe to. :)

Wor-Gar
09-05-2010, 10:09 PM
I'd like to have the silk backside as well, but if it's impossible to get the right drape, I'd sacrifice it.

Cocoboloboy
09-05-2010, 10:13 PM
Yeah, I can do without the silk cape liner as long as it drapes properly.

kl241
09-05-2010, 10:15 PM
Just put a wire in it.

Alainator
09-05-2010, 10:16 PM
This is my custom cape. not a good pic because it is not ment for posting purposes

Cocoboloboy
09-05-2010, 10:18 PM
Actually, I don't think it needs a wire. I have one of Lance's Bat capes and it doesn't need a hem wire at all.

Matt S
09-05-2010, 10:46 PM
I would be interested if done to be screen accurate looking...

automaton
09-06-2010, 02:01 AM
yes yes yes.

interested interested interested.

King Darkness
09-06-2010, 02:08 AM
Count me in. No need for silk imo as long as it hangs right. The Sideshow cape is kahkah.

jkno
09-06-2010, 03:24 AM
I really hope there is a good and heavier material to make the cape drop like the pictures above. Not even with a wire the SS cape could me much better. I'll wait and see what you can find, this could be really interesting.

lforigno
09-06-2010, 05:10 AM
Alright I am going to do it. I just need to get my hands on a sideshow vader for cheap. I don't care if it is open, loose or even missing parts as long as it had the complete body and cape/robe on I'm good and it will be both the cape and robe underneath as a set.

MaulFan
09-06-2010, 07:01 AM
Any chance of just offering the cape? Not meant as offense to your work but the inner robe's acceptable enough to me to save money not buying a replacement.

lforigno
09-06-2010, 07:15 AM
Any chance of just offering the cape? Not meant as offense to your work but the inner robe's acceptable enough to me to save money not buying a replacement.

I have to talk to my business partner (finacee) lol. She is the sewer and we will have to talk about pricing once the prototype is done. I just need to get my hands on a vader for that to be possible. If any of you guys who know me trust me would you be willing to lend me your vader and in return if the prototype works out you would get a free cape/robe set.

abake
09-06-2010, 08:26 AM
I actually don't dislike the SST cape that much, but count me in for a set of the cape and inner robe.

Customikey
09-06-2010, 08:45 AM
That's quite tempting, iforigno. A great opportunity for someone!

Maglor
09-06-2010, 09:27 AM
This is my custom cape. not a good pic because it is not ment for posting purposes


That actually looks really cool. Is that just the Sideshow cape with a wire in it?



Alright I am going to do it. I just need to get my hands on a sideshow vader for cheap. I don't care if it is open, loose or even missing parts as long as it had the complete body and cape/robe on I'm good and it will be both the cape and robe underneath as a set.

:yess:




I have to talk to my business partner (finacee) lol. She is the sewer and we will have to talk about pricing once the prototype is done. I just need to get my hands on a vader for that to be possible. If any of you guys who know me trust me would you be willing to lend me your vader and in return if the prototype works out you would get a free cape/robe set.


PM sent. :)

lforigno
09-06-2010, 09:43 AM
thanks to Maglor I have a vader coming. i will have the prototype done in 2 weeks for the robe and cape, I will post pics then. Until then please if anyone is interested just let me know.

MaulFan
09-06-2010, 09:56 AM
I'm interested, but have to see the end result and get a price before committing.

Wor-Gar
09-06-2010, 10:10 AM
Same for me.

But man, a proper cape and robe could really make this SS Vader look perfect.

One question: so of use have done a height mod to our Vader's which takes about almost an inch away. You should check to make sure you have an unmodded Vader or the cape may be too short for those with the tall version.

Mine is modded but I'm fine with the slightly longer cape than SS. Unless of course you can do the hem line to order? :D

FlyAndFight
09-06-2010, 10:17 AM
I'm interested in this project as well.

D'oh!
09-06-2010, 02:02 PM
Any chance of making the chain long enough to fit over the neck? This is my favorite Vader look:

http://www.briary.kent.sch.uk/ictclub/games/images/vader_leia.jpg

eczamurai
09-06-2010, 02:13 PM
Alright I am going to do it. I just need to get my hands on a sideshow vader for cheap. I don't care if it is open, loose or even missing parts as long as it had the complete body and cape/robe on I'm good and it will be both the cape and robe underneath as a set.

I will provide a vader cape if needed! Same for the robe. PM send. obviously.

lforigno
09-06-2010, 03:51 PM
can you guys please post some hi-res photos of the darth vader cape on the actual suit not the sideshow cape. The more the pics the better.

Also I will not be discussing pricing or any other info until I have the prototype done.

MaulFan
09-06-2010, 03:59 PM
This one's a fan costume but still a good look at how it ought to hang.

http://blog.newsok.com/nerdage/files/2008/04/dealorno.jpg

http://www.yodabear.com/images/Darth%20Vader.jpg

http://www.originalprop.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/where-science-meets-imagination-darth-vader-2-x2000.jpg

lforigno
09-06-2010, 04:02 PM
awesome thanks buddy.

MaulFan
09-06-2010, 04:10 PM
As others have said, having a bigger chain that shows would be good, but, I think a wire in the collar might be needed to help keep it in place once you do that.

Wor-Gar
09-06-2010, 04:13 PM
http://www.oohyeahzone.com/collection/cb/Vader-lifesize-99-1b.jpg

This guy's site has some great ref and even a pattern:

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.oohyeahzone.com/collection/cb/Vader-lifesize-99-1b.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.oohyeahzone.com/collection/cb/cb4b-lifesize-vader.html&usg=__8jnbKc2_nQUpk0jJiDT4antNAyo=&h=783&w=350&sz=43&hl=en&start=5&zoom=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=ceS2V83IrVqmIM:&tbnh=143&tbnw=64&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dvader%2Bcape%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa% 3DN%26tbs%3Disch:1

http://members.optusnet.com.au/dewar_s/Vader/refOCape.jpg

Wor-Gar
09-06-2010, 04:17 PM
Chris King site also has some good ref, mostly helmet, but this one is great:

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/finalckinganhVader1.jpg

eczamurai
09-06-2010, 04:47 PM
now that it's mentioned, a wired collar would indeed be pretty nice, but I suppose I could apply a wire myself if needed :rock

lforigno
09-06-2010, 06:38 PM
I am going fabric shopping tomorrow for the main material for the cape and material for the collar as well as soon as I get maglors vader in I will start working on it.

Maglor
09-06-2010, 06:53 PM
I'll try to get it out tomorrow. :)

Commtech
09-07-2010, 10:11 PM
I would like to share my humble WIP or prototype cape, if you want to call it that way, to contribute to this thread. I do not mean to compete with ilforigno which is why I won't be offering any capes (plus, I don't have any time to take orders and ilforigno will probably do a better job). This is just in good spirit of collaboration.
Note: I know... chain needs to be painted black and I ran out of black thread and used dark blue for now:

Straight arms:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1579.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1578.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1576.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1575.jpg

Bent arms pose with hands on belt:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1581.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1583.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1584.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1585.jpg

In this last picture you can see how the cape bunches up near the chain area. I'm sure this is something ilforigno can fix. Also, sorry if my borders seem a bit frayed but my blade is worn and couldn't get a precise cut. I did this rushed and with what I had at the moment. However, the neck area and chain is the only part that I feel 100% satisfied with in this proto of mine.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1580.jpg

I followed more or less the pattern from the original Sideshow cape, but I don't like how Sideshow made the sides to be shorter as you can see in my pictures (you can see that in your Vader's original cape too). Also, the Sideshow cape doesn't touch the ground and from the reference pictures posted, we can see it IS supposed to touch the ground. I'm sure ilforigno will fix that as well as make all sides fall even in height.
Definitely, as ilforigno mentioned before, an inner lining will kill the nice fall that the soft fabric gives mimicking a 1:1 cape, therefore it is not recommended.

Wor-Gar
09-07-2010, 10:41 PM
I'm always envious of your toys, Commtech....

This is a great example of how awesome Vader will look with a properly draped cape. Excellent work!

I assume you did no mod on Vader's height, so your cape doesn't touch the ground. I modded mine so I have the opposite problem; too much material in the front that drags on the ground.



I would like to share my humble WIP or prototype cape, if you want to call it that way, to contribute to this thread. I do not mean to compete with ilforigno which is why I won't be offering any capes (plus, I don't have any time to take orders and ilforigno will probably do a better job). This is just in good spirit of collaboration.
Note: I know... chain needs to be painted black and I ran out of black thread and used dark blue for now:

Straight arms:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1579.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1578.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1576.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1575.jpg

Bent arms pose with hands on belt:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1581.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1583.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1584.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1585.jpg

In this last picture you can see how the cape bunches up near the chain area. I'm sure this is something ilforigno can fix. Also, sorry if my borders seem a bit frayed but my blade is worn and couldn't get a precise cut. I did this rushed and with what I had at the moment. However, the neck area and chain is the only part that I feel 100% satisfied with in this proto of mine.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1580.jpg

I followed more or less the pattern from the original Sideshow cape, but I don't like how Sideshow made the sides to be shorter as you can see in my pictures (you can see that in your Vader's original cape too). Also, the Sideshow cape doesn't touch the ground and from the reference pictures posted, we can see it IS supposed to touch the ground. I'm sure ilforigno will fix that as well as make all sides fall even in height.
Definitely, as ilforigno mentioned before, an inner lining will kill the nice fall that the soft fabric gives mimicking a 1:1 cape, therefore it is not recommended.

Commtech
09-07-2010, 11:44 PM
I'm always envious of your toys, Commtech....



What are you talking about? I'm envious of your toys! Just look at your signature!

I guess it's mutual envy, then.:1-1:

thenammagazine
09-08-2010, 12:09 AM
Why just stop at the cape? What about his inner robe as well? :huh

lforigno
09-08-2010, 04:27 AM
wow commtech great job on the cape. Hell you are not stepping on anyones toes man you are a stand up guy that does great work.

FlyAndFight
09-08-2010, 04:38 AM
Great job, Commtech! I love how you have all of the folds flowing perfectly.

Cocoboloboy
09-08-2010, 04:45 AM
Excellent looking cape, Commtech! That's exactly how I envisioned it to look.

abake
09-08-2010, 07:29 AM
That looks much much better!
Now I'm convinced that I need a custom cape for my Vader.

Maglor
09-08-2010, 08:12 AM
lforigno, are you gonna do a chain like Commtech has?


Why just stop at the cape? What about his inner robe as well? :huh

Sounds like lforigno's planning on that.

lforigno
09-08-2010, 08:41 AM
lforigno, are you gonna do a chain like Commtech has?



Sounds like lforigno's planning on that.

Yes I am going to be using a chain, I will also be doing the robe underneath using the rayon material.

hobbitjedi
09-08-2010, 11:20 AM
I am intersted too! I have one of your Dark Knight capes! Thanks!

Ultimate Weapon
09-08-2010, 12:57 PM
Count me in pending the final result.

eczamurai
09-08-2010, 02:30 PM
like as stated in the PM, I am more than interested :)

Kuzeh
09-08-2010, 02:35 PM
Ah!!
Found it,
I'm interested depending on the price of course!!!
Great job Commtech!! :rock!

orbitingx
09-08-2010, 02:42 PM
:vader cape looks much better than SS's offering.

I'm interested in one when you're ready to commission them.

Maglor
09-08-2010, 03:08 PM
Just got back from the Post Office.

Didn't get there yesterday, and I barely made it today! :panic:

It's coming priority so you should get it Friday. :peace



Yes I am going to be using a chain, I will also be doing the robe underneath using the rayon material.

Ah, excellent. This thing is gonna be amazing! :rock

lforigno
09-08-2010, 03:35 PM
Great I should have pics of the finished piece in 1 week followed by pricing details.

Wor-Gar
09-08-2010, 03:49 PM
This is very exciting! I can already see how this SS Vader will be so much improved... this is the final key element!

Thanks for taking this on, Iforigno! :bow

Jack Bauer
09-08-2010, 04:02 PM
I would be interested in a set of robes and a cape for sure!

JB

LoveMinusZero
09-09-2010, 03:55 AM
I'm excited to see how this turns out!

shockwave
09-09-2010, 04:48 AM
Looking forward to see your mod as well Lforigno :yess:

shocktrooper_au
09-10-2010, 03:57 AM
Depending on cost & final look I'm interested, the SSC capes bugs the hell outa me

Maglor
09-10-2010, 08:31 AM
One thing that really bugs me about the SSC cape is that the two layers of the cape are not cut to the exact same shape on mine, so it causes really awkward bunching. :monkey4


In addition to making it to thick, that's another reason to go with a single layer. :)

Remy
09-10-2010, 04:36 PM
I just found this thread. Sweet, depending on price, I'm down for it also. I ordered 2 of your bats velvet capes cause the pics are just too sweet. Its funny, after I ordered, I was actually gonna ask you if you plan on making one for Vader. I love the freaking figure but my only complaint is the cape. When I watch the movies, its dark and drapes well, the one they used was definitely the wrong material.

Maglor
09-10-2010, 07:15 PM
Got delivery confirmation on Vader. :)

shocktrooper_au
09-10-2010, 07:40 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1579.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1578.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1576.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/edidu/IMG_1575.jpg


Luv your work here!

lforigno
09-11-2010, 08:32 PM
a rough rough prototype is done. The cape and robe can be made shorter or longer and the next one will have the black chain attached to the neck. This is just showing the material and how it flows.

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0615.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0613.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0611.jpg

Chain:
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0617.jpg

Material for colar:
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0616.jpg

lforigno
09-11-2010, 08:33 PM
the pics I took were done without any futzing as well.

lforigno
09-11-2010, 08:37 PM
now I dont anything about vaders cape. Should the cape be a little shorter or should it drag on the floor?

Maglor
09-11-2010, 08:38 PM
Lookin' good so far L!

The only constructive criticism I can think of at the moment is it would be nice to see the cape laying a bit flatter on the front of the armor, but that may be a futzing issue.


Is that the 27 in iMac? I think we may have the same computer. :clap

MaulFan
09-11-2010, 08:38 PM
Flow an material look good, don't know if it's a matter of futzing or if the cut would have to be different, but I feel like the front should cover his chest a bit more like the lines I drew here.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SSF/VCAPE1.jpg

MaulFan
09-11-2010, 08:39 PM
now I dont anything about vaders cape. Should the cape be a little shorter or should it drag on the floor?

I think the length you've got is perfect, it touches the floor enough to sway as he walks but it doesn't drag really.

Maglor
09-11-2010, 08:40 PM
Me and Maul have the same thought about the cape in the front.

lforigno
09-11-2010, 08:40 PM
Flow an material look good, don't know if it's a matter of futzing or if the cut would have to be different, but I feel like the front should cover his chest a bit more like the lines I drew here.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SSF/VCAPE1.jpg

thank you, comments and suggestions like this will make this cape look more accurate, thanks buddy

abake
09-11-2010, 08:42 PM
Looking sexy!
I think MF's comments are spot on, that would enhance the look even more.

Maglor
09-11-2010, 08:42 PM
It will make the armor look better to as it will hide the shoulder pad thing Sideshow put on for shoulder articulation (assuming one is going for the ROTJ look).

MaulFan
09-11-2010, 08:54 PM
The biggest thing, in my opinion, to improve already is, so that's good, which is the overall shape, that bell shape the Sideshow cape makes just isn't right.

http://www.swmmedia.com/SIDESHOW/STARWARS/ANHVADER/39.jpg

It also gives a perception of his body filling out all the space under it and makes the head look too small for the body, which it really isn't

lforigno
09-11-2010, 08:58 PM
well here is proto round 2. I fixed the front of the cape. I just need one more thing, is the cape touching the ground all the way around or is it dragging in the back. I know in the front it should be touching but I was not sure about the back.

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0621.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0622.jpg

Maglor
09-11-2010, 08:58 PM
Yeah, it takes some very frustrating and time consuming futzing to make the sideshow cape look like anything other than a tent.

Maglor
09-11-2010, 08:59 PM
Holy crap that was fast! That's a huge improvement!

MaulFan
09-11-2010, 08:59 PM
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0622.jpg

Looks good here, especially the left side.

As far as touching the floor, I feel like it should be even to the surface all around the cape, not just front/back.

MaulFan
09-11-2010, 09:02 PM
Personally, I'd like to see the collar be able to go on the outsie of the mask to help fill in the gape between his head and shoulders, liker here.

http://www.originalprop.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/where-science-meets-imagination-darth-vader-2-x2000.jpg

Even though in ANH it was always under the mask, in the later films it made its way outside the mask and like I said, if you don't do the dome mod, it'd be a way to fill in the negative space between the helmet and shoulders.

lforigno
09-11-2010, 09:03 PM
sounds good, well I am off to bed as I have gotten probably 10 hours of sleep the last few days and I am dead tired. I will have the proto 90% done by tomorrow and then I will let you guys know more info about ordering and pricing.

Just one thing I have made batman capes in the past and have made them pretty quickly, but I am going to take my time on these vader capes more so I ask that you have a little patience. It should take me around 1 week for completion of a cape and robe, but again I will let you know more info soon.

lforigno
09-11-2010, 09:04 PM
I am going to be adding the colar and chain as well, this is only the prototype

Maglor
09-11-2010, 09:04 PM
:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock


Sleep well! :rip

abake
09-11-2010, 09:06 PM
Sideshow's Vader will achieve new heights of sheer awesomeness with the new cape and robe/tunic!
I'm really very excited about this.

MaulFan
09-11-2010, 09:07 PM
I am going to be adding the colar and chain as well, this is only the prototype

Oh I know, I just wasn't sure if how you might do them would prevent putting it outside the mask or not is all.

As far as your turnaround time, I think everyone interested in this will be fine with a wait for the significant imrpovement it'll bring the figure and Vader's a pretty important figure in most Star Wars collections.

MaulFan
09-11-2010, 09:08 PM
Sideshow's Vader will achieve new heights of sheer awesomeness with the new cape and robe/tunic!
I'm really very excited about this.

The cape shape and flow is such a defning trait of Vader and such a dominant visual of his, getting it right really goes a long way to making a nice representation of him. In fairness to Sideshow, I haven't seen anyone do it right in mass production, and in general, mass production capes aren't too good, not sure what it is about capes, but they rarely are a proper representation of the screen looks.

abake
09-11-2010, 09:23 PM
The timing on this is also perfect for me, as I'm getting Hurricane's upgrade set (helmet, armor and shoulder bells) probably next week!
I'm wondering whether I should do the height mod as well...

Wor-Gar
09-11-2010, 09:59 PM
now I dont anything about vaders cape. Should the cape be a little shorter or should it drag on the floor?

It never quite drags on the floor in ANH. But remember that many here have done the height mod, so if it drags on the reg Vader it will really be dragging for those who have shaved an inch off the height.

http://www.galacticbinder.com/images/vaderfirst1.jpghttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/archive/3/3b/20070127130539!Vadertantive.jpg
http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/2/2c/VaderTantive4.jpg


Looks great so far though! Awesome! Bravo!

eczamurai
09-12-2010, 02:18 AM
cape should not touch the floor, just barely not touch it, all around :) looks promising!

angeldiaz76
09-12-2010, 04:12 AM
Hey Lance! The Batman cape was superb, so I'm definitely in for the Vader one. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

paulcarson
09-12-2010, 04:14 AM
I like what you've done so far , looking forward to seeing your final prototype . The cloak / underrobe has always bugged me with the Sideshow Vader and your set is well on the way to making the difference between "okay" and "AWESOME" !

shockwave
09-12-2010, 06:52 AM
It looks great Lforigno! :clap

Fia2k9
09-12-2010, 10:27 AM
WOW...hangs great, looks awesome, I definately down for one.....
:clap

Matt S
09-12-2010, 10:57 AM
That cape is looking GOOD....I am down for one myself

Jedah Kalm
09-13-2010, 04:34 AM
Wow, this is looking really good. Is there a price estimate yet?

Customikey
09-13-2010, 06:45 AM
Can't wait to see the finished work and getting the price on this amazing cape!

lforigno
09-13-2010, 07:39 AM
I should have the final cape done in a few days. Grad school is a pain in the ass. I already know the final price for the cape and robe, but I want to wait for final pics before I release final info.

abake
09-13-2010, 07:40 AM
Cool, can't wait to own these little masterpieces.

lforigno
09-13-2010, 05:27 PM
The leather collar is on the proto and looks outstanding. We will be sewing the chain into the collar soon.

Wor-Gar
09-13-2010, 05:45 PM
The leather collar is on the proto and looks outstanding. We will be sewing the chain into the collar soon.

Oooooooh, the suspense is killing me. My Vader is so ready for this.

lforigno
09-14-2010, 05:38 AM
cape will be done tonight as will the robe. Here is some pics of the cape with the leather collar without the chain.

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0625.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0629.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0627.jpg

once the chain is on it will pull the cape together a tad more and lay naturally.

lforigno
09-14-2010, 05:45 AM
here are some details regarding these pieces. the cape will be as accurate as I can get and will come with the leather collar and black chain. The robe underneath will be made out of the same material and looks great, but it is meant to be underneath the chest armor not over the chest armor. I had to sacrifice a few things with the robe. It looks great on maglors, but I am just being honest I would not use it if I plan on putting it over the chest armor. The cape will be 60 dollars shipped and the robe will be 20 dollars shipped. I am starting a list in the very first post for this.

MaulFan
09-14-2010, 06:25 AM
I'm in for a cape, looks great.

abake
09-14-2010, 06:37 AM
Awesome, I'm in for both!

jkno
09-14-2010, 07:02 AM
How much would be shipped to Europe?

shockwave
09-14-2010, 07:25 AM
Count me in too :wave

lforigno
09-14-2010, 07:31 AM
shipping is free anywhere

Wor-Gar
09-14-2010, 07:50 AM
When you have time, can you clarify what will show if I have the robe outside the armor? I really want to create the ANH look. The cape will cover the robes on the shoulders anyway. But let me know what I should be aware of.

lforigno
09-14-2010, 07:53 AM
When you have time, can you clarify what will show if I have the robe outside the armor? I really want to create the ANH look. The cape will cover the robes on the shoulders anyway. But let me know what I should be aware of.

no problem I will be posting final pics later tonight

Maglor
09-14-2010, 08:04 AM
Looking great so far! I'm really excited about this! :chew :vader

abake
09-14-2010, 08:23 AM
here are some details regarding these pieces. the cape will be as accurate as I can get and will come with the leather collar and black chain. The robe underneath will be made out of the same material and looks great, but it is meant to be underneath the chest armor not over the chest armor. I had to sacrifice a few things with the robe. It looks great on maglors, but I am just being honest I would not use it if I plan on putting it over the chest armor. The cape will be 60 dollars shipped and the robe will be 20 dollars shipped. I am starting a list in the very first post for this.

Damn, just re-read your post!
Why make the robe to go underneath the armor? This is the ANH Vader...
There will be ESB and ROTJ versions farther down the road.

I'll echo WG's request, to understand whether I should get both items or just the cape.
Thanks!

Jedah Kalm
09-14-2010, 08:25 AM
Sign me up for a cape, but I need more images before I decide on the inner robe. Hopefully pics of it over the armor although you advise against it. Unless over the armor is out right impossible then I definitely don't want the inner robe.

Maglor
09-14-2010, 08:26 AM
Damn, just re-read your post!
Why make the robe to go underneath the armor? This is the ANH Vader...


I prefer the ROTJ look personally, and I will have the armor on the outside. I will probably be painting the right tusk to. That really really bugs me.





There will be ESB and ROTJ versions farther down the road.



Do we know that for sure?

abake
09-14-2010, 08:29 AM
I prefer the ROTJ look personally, and I will have the armor on the outside. I will probably be painting the right tusk to. That really really bugs me.






Do we know that for sure?

Do you really think Sideshow will forego the opportunity to milk the fans with a reveal ROTJ Vader and a battle damaged ESB Vader?

Seriously though, I'm positive Sideshow will make all four Vader versions.

Maglor
09-14-2010, 08:32 AM
It would be nice to hear more about why lforigno doesn't recommend the robe on the outside.

For you purists, that's kind of a bummer.

Jedah Kalm
09-14-2010, 08:32 AM
From Ask Sideshow

July 5 2010

Q.
With the Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, will you be making a Darth Vader Episode V 12-inch Figure soon? Maybe also for EP VI?

A.
We do have plans for a new Darth Vader 12-inch figure, most likely an ROTJ version. Nothing is 100% concrete yet, but we’ll keep you in the loop.

Maglor
09-14-2010, 08:36 AM
Interesting.

Maybe I'll wait to paint that tusk.

lforigno
09-14-2010, 08:44 AM
my robe is not designed to go outside the armor but because I am honest in my work and it looks best with the armor on the outside. Yes the cape would cover it up, but if you are going to get it I would recommend putting it underneath the armor. If there is a big deal about the tunic/robe I will not be doing it at all.

Maglor
09-14-2010, 08:50 AM
:peace We all appreciate your honesty. :)

I think we just don't get why it couldn't go over or under just like the sideshow one. :dunno


Maybe future pics will make it self evident. I'm sure there is just something we aren't thinking of.

thenammagazine
09-14-2010, 08:51 AM
Interesting.

Maybe I'll wait to paint that tusk.

I'd hold off. It might take a few years (ROTJ's 30th Anny :monkey1), but they'll definitely do a reveal Vader.

lforigno
09-14-2010, 08:55 AM
I am just not going to do the robe. It really is not meant to go over the armor for mine. I understand that is how it was in ANH, but I was asked to take on this project by multiple people and I am doing my best. If anyone wants a cape let me know but I will not be doing the robe.

Maglor
09-14-2010, 08:59 AM
:horror


Now everyones gonna be pissed at me for scaring you off! :panic:


Can we take a vote or something? :pray:



Do most want it to fit under or over the armor? Put me down for under.

abake
09-14-2010, 09:02 AM
I am just not going to do the robe. It really is not meant to go over the armor for mine. I understand that is how it was in ANH, but I was asked to take on this project by multiple people and I am doing my best. If anyone wants a cape let me know but I will not be doing the robe.

I'm sure there's still enough interest for the robe, if I were you I wouldn't call it off until you have an accurate idea of how many people want the cape and robe, and how many people just want the cape.

Again, if at all possible, I'd like to see what the robe looks like when it is over the armor, just to make sure. Chances are I'd buy one anyway to keep the display options open.

And on a personal note, I'm sure we all appreciate your efforts and how fast you have made these prototypes. They look beautiful and will surely enhance our Sideshow Vaders. Kudos to you!
:clap

Maglor
09-14-2010, 09:04 AM
Well said abake. :exactly:

orbitingx
09-14-2010, 09:07 AM
:wave Please add me for 1 cape.

Entropy
09-14-2010, 09:08 AM
I'm interested in a cape.

Wor-Gar
09-14-2010, 10:23 AM
no problem I will be posting final pics later tonight

Thanks, lforigno!

Seems much has been posted since I asked this question, but I do hope you will still consider making the robe and will still post pics later tonight.

shockwave
09-14-2010, 11:21 AM
Lforigno looking forward to your photo(s) and if you could please put me down for a cape as well.

You did a great job w/TDK cape, and I know Vader's cape will be great. :yess:

hobbitjedi
09-14-2010, 11:54 AM
I would still like a cape too.
And if you decide to do a robe, I'll take one of those!
Thanks!

automaton
09-14-2010, 01:31 PM
i am down for cape... would love a robe, but definitely a cape regardless.

eczamurai
09-14-2010, 02:21 PM
No robe Lforigno???? :(

honestly, if you dont do the robe as well the figure will not be as most impressive.

And his failure will be complete.

And he will feel the conflict within.

:(

lforigno
09-14-2010, 03:00 PM
I will do a robe and take pics when I get home. The only thing is the robs I make is designed to go under the armor not on top.

thenammagazine
09-14-2010, 03:13 PM
:horror

Now everyones gonna be pissed at me for scaring you off! :panic:

Can we take a vote or something?

Do most want it to fit under or over the armor? Put me down for under.

:lol:rotfl:lol:rotfl:lol:rotfl:lol :goodpost:

abake
09-14-2010, 03:18 PM
I will do a robe and take pics when I get home. The only thing is the robs I make is designed to go under the armor not on top.

Excellent!
Thanks, looking forward to the pics.

eczamurai
09-14-2010, 03:32 PM
Fine by me, I will not put it over the armor anyway!

Manticore72c
09-14-2010, 04:59 PM
I will do a robe and take pics when I get home. The only thing is the robs I make is designed to go under the armor not on top.

Awesome lforigno. Are you please able to put me down for a set (Both pieces please).

Id love to complete my Vader with your Cape and Robe set.
I have the modded torso Vader (Stormtrooper mid section) in case you need to know
that.

I appreciate all the work your doing for us.
Cheers, Chad.

JediMike71
09-15-2010, 02:15 AM
I'm putting together a Darth Vader figure from the parts for the Sideshow Vader. I am interested in the cape and the robe. Thanks! :wave

Ultimate Weapon
09-15-2010, 03:28 AM
Definitely interested in a cape - looks awesome so far - can't wait to see the final images.

Jedah Kalm
09-15-2010, 05:03 AM
I see my name isn't on the list yet. Let me restate that I definitely want a cape.

If for some reason you decide to redo the inner tunic so that it can go over the armor then I'll want that as well.

Otherwise just the cape. Thanks.

abake
09-15-2010, 07:13 AM
There's a list?
Where?

Maglor
09-15-2010, 07:31 AM
^^^He is editing post #1. :)

cruxz
09-15-2010, 08:18 AM
I'm interested in a robe to go over the armor for my ANH style Vader
Let me know if you decide to make this

Jack Bauer
09-15-2010, 08:45 AM
Hey Lance,

I am definitely in for both a cape and robe, just want to make sure I get on the list! :)

Thanks fo making these,

JB

shockwave
09-15-2010, 11:26 AM
Lforigno hope you don't mind but I sent an updated PM. Thanks so much. :peace:)

abake
09-15-2010, 12:25 PM
^^^He is editing post #1. :)

Brilliant, glad to see I'm on the list.
Thanks!

lforigno
09-16-2010, 07:32 AM
ok I have not posted pics lately because I am soooo busy with grad school so this is the plan. I am going to make 30 capes and about 10 robes. They will all be made at once and once they are done they are done. i am not going to do it like I did the batman stuff I am just too busy. Also I need time to complete these capes so I need more time than I ever did with the batman stuff because there is more work involved. The proto was finished but my fiancee and I redid it because we wanted it to hang more naturally.

And to maglor, I should be done with your vader by next week. Thanks

abake
09-16-2010, 12:57 PM
Great news man, take all the time you need!

automaton
09-16-2010, 02:17 PM
i am on the list for a cape... please change it to "both"!

MaulFan
09-16-2010, 03:06 PM
Just wanted to ask something, is the cape length being done so that if you don't modify Vader's height it'll still be touching the surface or if you don't mod his high will the cape look like he's preparing for a flood?

Wor-Gar
09-16-2010, 04:15 PM
Just wanted to ask something, is the cape length being done so that if you don't modify Vader's height it'll still be touching the surface or if you don't mod his high will the cape look like he's preparing for a flood?

Enough! That's it! No cape for you!


:D

Maglor
09-16-2010, 04:17 PM
:lol :lol :lol


http://www.fetchmyflyingmonkeys.com/blog/images/soupnazi.jpg


:exactly:

dragontron
09-17-2010, 01:22 AM
Please count me in on a cape and a robe please. Thank you!

lforigno
09-17-2010, 05:19 AM
cape:
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0643.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0641.jpg

Maglor
09-17-2010, 07:22 AM
Awesome. Really stoked that thats my Vader. :cool:

abake
09-17-2010, 07:30 AM
That looks really nice!
Looking forward to having mine.

FlyAndFight
09-17-2010, 07:38 AM
I like the cut and how it lays on the figure but is that material prone to picking up a lot of lint? It appears it may.

Maglor
09-17-2010, 07:43 AM
I've never had a lint problem with lforigno's batman capes.

lforigno
09-17-2010, 08:10 AM
it just has a few things on it because I snapped a pic right after the chain was on. This is with zero futzing.

Maglor
09-17-2010, 08:14 AM
And that's the sideshow robe right?

lforigno
09-17-2010, 08:22 AM
And that's the sideshow robe right?

yes I am not doing robes. But the colors match perfectly.

Maglor
09-17-2010, 08:26 AM
Okay, now your not doing robes? Im confused. :confused:


I thought you said you would, but that it was only intended for the under the armor look.



UPDATE 9/14/10:

The capes will be 60 dollars shipped and will be made out of a rayon/spandex material. The capes will also include the leather collar and black chain. The robes are designed to be used under the shoulder armor and not on top of the armor. The robes are made out of the same material. The robes are 20 dollars shipped. I never charge for shipping on the boards to anyone so I cannot give a discount for the set, which is 80 dollars shipped. I will have final pics up soon and I will not ask for payment until those pics are shown, but this is just a rough list showing who is interested in receiving a cape, robe, or both. Thanks

1. Maulfan (cape)
2. abake (both)
3. shockwave (both)
4. orbitingx (cape)
5. Entropy (cape)
6. Manticore72c (both)
7. eczamurai (both)
8. automaton (cape)
9. Jack Bauer (both)
10. Jedah Kalm (cape)
11. Ultimate Weapon (cape)
12. JediMike71 (both)
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

lforigno
09-17-2010, 08:29 AM
I dont have any time for robes, just capes.

Maglor
09-17-2010, 08:40 AM
Well I liked the proto robe, and you can send it along if you like. ;)

abake
09-17-2010, 08:40 AM
No robes then?
Oh well, at least we're getting the cape.

Maglor
09-17-2010, 08:42 AM
And, I agree that in that last pic the material matches perfectly. :)

Wor-Gar
09-17-2010, 09:05 AM
Awesome. Really stoked that thats my Vader. :cool:

Is your Vader that standard height, or did you do the height mod?

Cape looks pretty nice. Sad about no robe though.

No robe for me.

Maglor
09-17-2010, 09:07 AM
Mine has not been moded at all.

So for those with the hight mod, this may not work unless you do some cutting on it...

Although it may look kind of cool really long. Not screen accurate, but it could still be cool.

I have two different Batman capes from lforigno and even though it's not as screen accurate as the short cape I prefer the long version.

Wor-Gar
09-17-2010, 09:18 AM
Yeah, an extra inch dragging on the floor is my concern. Might look nice, might not. The current SS cape, with all its flaws, also now has a good inch spread out in front of him on the ground.

I could always do TIE Fighter Vader without the cape entirely. :D

lforigno
09-17-2010, 09:21 AM
Removing an extra inch from the cape is not a big deal, it will be quite easy. Someone just has to tell me how much that is all. I have to work tonight and have some crazy studying to do, will someone start a more accurate list for these capes and I will make sure you are one of the first ones to get a cape.

MaulFan
09-17-2010, 09:23 AM
I need the full size to go with unmodded Vader.

Wor-Gar
09-17-2010, 09:24 AM
Removing an extra inch from the cape is not a big deal, it will be quite easy. Someone just has to tell me how much that is all. I have to work tonight and have some crazy studying to do, will someone start a more accurate list for these capes and I will make sure you are one of the first ones to get a cape.

OK!

From lforigno: The capes will be 60 dollars shipped and will be made out of a rayon/spandex material. The capes will also include the leather collar and black chain. Thanks.

The CAPE "interest" List: (all full length unmodded height unless specified)

1. Maulfan
2. abake
3. shockwave
4. orbitingx
5. Entropy
6. Manticore72c
7. eczamurai
8. automaton
9. Jack Bauer
10. Jedah Kalm
11. Ultimate Weapon
12. JediMike71

Chime in for who WANTS one now.


The WANT A CAPE Line -- ready to PAY: (all capes full length for unmodded Vader unless specified)

1. Maulfan
2. shockwave
3. hobbitjedi
4. Manticore72c
5.
6.

MaulFan
09-17-2010, 09:26 AM
Mark me for full/proto length WG.

lforigno
09-17-2010, 09:35 AM
thanks wor-gar

shockwave
09-17-2010, 09:41 AM
I might do the mode on my Vader. :dunno However I would still prefer the full length cape please, thanks so much. :)

hobbitjedi
09-17-2010, 09:53 AM
I'd like a cape too! Should I pm you or just post on the thread? Thanks!

Natrix
09-17-2010, 10:43 AM
cape:
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0643.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0641.jpg



Is it possible to get the "collar" on the cape to lay flat like the real cape? I know you said the pictures were not futzed but I don't think the flipped up/dress shirt collar look works very well.

http://geekonfilm.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/vader.jpg

Manticore72c
09-17-2010, 10:45 AM
OK!

From lforigno: The capes will be 60 dollars shipped and will be made out of a rayon/spandex material. The capes will also include the leather collar and black chain. Thanks.

The CAPE "interest" List: (all full length unmodded height unless specified)

1. Maulfan
2. abake
3. shockwave
4. orbitingx
5. Entropy
6. Manticore72c
7. eczamurai
8. automaton
9. Jack Bauer
10. Jedah Kalm
11. Ultimate Weapon
12. JediMike71

Chime in for who WANTS one now.


The WANT A CAPE Line -- ready to PAY: (all capes full length for unmodded Vader unless specified)

1. Maulfan
2. shockwave
3. hobbitjedi
4.
5.
6.


Deffinately add me to the WANT list, ready and happy to pay anytime!
If you end up with an extra cape or someone drops out, I'd be more than happy to buy two.
(One for my modded Vader and one unmoddified).

Very impressive work, looking awesome!

Thanks so much.

lforigno
09-17-2010, 10:46 AM
Yea that is easy.

Wor-Gar
09-17-2010, 10:47 AM
Deffinately add me to the WANT list for both, ready and happy to pay anytime!

Thanks so much.

No both. Just cape. You're on.

Wor-Gar
09-17-2010, 10:48 AM
From lforigno: The capes will be 60 dollars shipped and will be made out of a rayon/spandex material. The capes will also include the leather collar and black chain. Thanks.

The CAPE "interest" List: (all full length unmodded height unless specified)

1. Maulfan
2. abake
3. shockwave
4. orbitingx
5. Entropy
6. Manticore72c
7. eczamurai
8. automaton
9. Jack Bauer
10. Jedah Kalm
11. Ultimate Weapon
12. JediMike71

Chime in for who WANTS one now.


The WANT A CAPE Line -- ready to PAY: (all capes full length for unmodded Vader unless specified)

1. Maulfan
2. shockwave
3. hobbitjedi
4. Manticore72c
5. abake
6.




cape:
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0643.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0641.jpg

Manticore72c
09-17-2010, 10:51 AM
How excited am I ? hahaha

(Cant stop looking at the above pics)

Manticore72c
09-17-2010, 10:52 AM
No both. Just cape. You're on.


Cheers, I appreciate that. Sorry I edited my above post when I realised it was cape only. I wasn't expecting you to reply so quick. lol.

FlyAndFight
09-17-2010, 10:53 AM
it just has a few things on it because I snapped a pic right after the chain was on. This is with zero futzing.

Sounds good!

lforigno
09-17-2010, 11:23 AM
Well I talked to my fiancée who is doing the collar and chains for the capes and she plans on working on them Sunday. I want to try to have about 20 people committed before I buy the materials so I can buy it in bulk at once. Once we have that amount I will contact everyone on the list that wor-gar is doing (thanks again and your first) for payment. Once I recieve payment I will begin work on the capes along with my fiancée.

hobbitjedi
09-17-2010, 11:46 AM
Will the collar be able to lay flat?

shockwave
09-17-2010, 12:09 PM
I put some $$ aside, can I have the paypal account name again please? Thanks so much. :)

lforigno
09-17-2010, 12:12 PM
Will the collar be able to lay flat?

Yes that is easy. I just set it up like this very quickly.

MaulFan
09-17-2010, 01:02 PM
Yes that is easy. I just set it up like this very quickly.

But we can have it up like your pics too? I actually like that look.

abake
09-17-2010, 01:12 PM
Full length cape for me, please. Ready, able and willing to pay.

shockwave
09-17-2010, 02:29 PM
Once again the cape looks great. But if it's ok I would like mine to have the collar flat as well please? Thanks :peace:)

Wor-Gar
09-17-2010, 03:13 PM
From lforigno: The capes will be 60 dollars shipped and will be made out of a rayon/spandex material. The capes will also include the leather collar and black chain. Thanks.

The CAPE "interest" List: (all full length unmodded height unless specified)

1. Maulfan
2. abake
3. shockwave
4. orbitingx
5. Entropy
6. Manticore72c
7. eczamurai
8. automaton
9. Jack Bauer
10. Jedah Kalm
11. Ultimate Weapon
12. JediMike71

Chime in for who WANTS one now.


The WANT A CAPE Line -- ready to PAY: (all capes full length for unmodded Vader unless specified)

1. Maulfan
2. shockwave
3. hobbitjedi
4. Manticore72c
5. abake
6. orbitingx (height mod version)
7.
8.
9.
10.

orbitingx
09-18-2010, 04:37 AM
Want the cape...Ready to pay.


modded height please

lforigno
09-18-2010, 05:35 AM
Want the cape...Ready to pay.


modded height please

I dont have a vader with modded height so someone is gonna have to tell me how much height difference is there.

lforigno
09-18-2010, 09:40 AM
Here is a pic of the collar flat for those of you that asked about it:
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0657.jpg

orbitingx
09-18-2010, 10:02 AM
Sure...no problem

Mine measures 11 7/8" from the from the highest point of clavicle to the bottom of boot (with chest armor on).

Are they all going to have the ability to flatten the collar?

....If not please make mine with a flat collar

(Edit)......Looks awesome man!!

lforigno
09-18-2010, 10:08 AM
Sure...no problem

Mine measures 11 7/8" from the from the highest point of clavicle to the bottom of boot (with chest armor on).

Are they all going to have the ability to flatten the collar?

....If not please make mine with a flat collar

(Edit)......Looks awesome man!!

It is easier for me if you just tell me the difference in height from the unmodded vader to a modded vader because I already have the template done. Yes all colars can either stick up or be flattened

orbitingx
09-18-2010, 10:16 AM
14 1/8" modded

This is with the torso mod and Hasbro dome

Maglor
09-18-2010, 10:41 AM
Here is a pic of the collar flat for those of you that asked about it:
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0657.jpg


That chain is perfect!

lforigno
09-18-2010, 01:09 PM
Update in first post!!!!!

shockwave
09-18-2010, 01:17 PM
Payment sent via paypal w/some info. Thanks so much Lforigno. :)

lforigno
09-18-2010, 01:22 PM
Payment sent via paypal w/some info. Thanks so much Lforigno. :)

got it, please send your shipping info via PM. Also everyone PLEASE verify is this is for an unmodded vader or not. And all collars can lie either flat or stick up, it is just a matter of futzing.

orbitingx
09-18-2010, 05:52 PM
:wave Payment sent

Manticore72c
09-18-2010, 07:38 PM
got it, please send your shipping info via PM. Also everyone PLEASE verify is this is for an unmodded vader or not. And all collars can lie either flat or stick up, it is just a matter of futzing.

PM sent - question.

Cheers.

EDITED:-

Payment sent in USD via Paypal - PM also sent.

Thanks so much !!!

automaton
09-19-2010, 02:46 AM
cool. i am in. just give me a day or so to decide if i want a height modded version or not.

Wor-Gar
09-19-2010, 09:44 AM
From lforigno: The capes will be 60 dollars shipped and will be made out of a rayon/spandex material. The capes will also include the leather collar and black chain. Thanks.

The CAPE "interest" List: (all full length unmodded height unless specified)

1. Maulfan
2. abake
3. shockwave
4. orbitingx
5. Entropy
6. Manticore72c
7. eczamurai
8. automaton
9. Jack Bauer
10. Jedah Kalm
11. Ultimate Weapon
12. JediMike71

Chime in for who WANTS one now.


The WANT A CAPE Line -- ready to PAY: (all capes full length for unmodded Vader unless specified)

1. Maulfan
2. shockwave
3. hobbitjedi
4. Manticore72c
5. abake
6. orbitingx (height mod version)
7. automaton
8.
9.
10.

abake
09-19-2010, 01:00 PM
Payment and PM sent! :D

lforigno
09-19-2010, 07:16 PM
thanks I have received payment for you guys and will begin working on the capes. Maglor give me until Friday to get your vader in the mail bro I have a busy week with school I will include the cape, extra piece of material and Velvet batman cape as well.

If anyone else would want one please refer to info in the first post. thanks

lforigno
09-21-2010, 09:09 AM
final cape pics will be up tonight. I have been tweaking the design so that the collar can lie flat or up depending on the way you choose as well as it drapping more over the shoulders and it looks way better. My fiancee is going to attach the collar and chain when she gets home and then tonight will be posting pics. Starting tomorrow I will begins making them in bulk so a shipment to plan on going on saturday.

abake
09-21-2010, 10:25 AM
Great news dude!
Looking forward to the new pics.

Maglor
09-21-2010, 11:03 AM
final cape pics will be up tonight. I have been tweaking the design so that the collar can lie flat or up depending on the way you choose as well as it drapping more over the shoulders and it looks way better. My fiancee is going to attach the collar and chain when she gets home and then tonight will be posting pics. Starting tomorrow I will begins making them in bulk so a shipment to plan on going on saturday.

Very nice! :clap

Is that the cape I will be getting as well? :pray:

lforigno
09-21-2010, 11:04 AM
Very nice! :clap

Is that the cape I will be getting as well? :pray:

of course it is.

Maglor
09-21-2010, 11:05 AM
Awesome! Just making sure you didn't send mine out already. :)

shockwave
09-21-2010, 11:06 AM
Great news dude!
Looking forward to the new pics.

Ditto! :yess:

lforigno
09-22-2010, 06:23 PM
final pics of the cape:
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0669.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0668.jpg

MaulFan
09-22-2010, 06:29 PM
Just curious, can you still drape it over the front of him like here?

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0622.jpg

lforigno
09-22-2010, 06:31 PM
That's as far as I could get it while still having the colar and chain without compromising the structure of the cape. If you are by happy with it I will refund the money.

Maglor
09-22-2010, 07:16 PM
I'm assuming that with the collar up one can get it to cover the shoulders more. As in this picture:



http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0641.jpg

lforigno
09-22-2010, 07:25 PM
Yes with the colar up the shoulders will be covered more. I have done 6 prototypes and used about a hundred dollars of my own money on this to do the best job I can. If anyone wants a refund let me know and I will be done with them. But once I start making them tomorrow night I will not be able to issue refunds.

Maglor
09-22-2010, 07:30 PM
Actually, I prefer the collar up look. :)

D'oh!
09-22-2010, 11:28 PM
Excellent job!

abake
09-23-2010, 07:30 AM
Yup, I think I'll go with the collar-up look as well.
Either way, great cape and can't wait to get mine!

lforigno
09-23-2010, 07:32 AM
Thanks. I am gonna tweak it one more time so that it drapes over the shoulders more.

Maglor
09-23-2010, 08:49 AM
Thanks. I am gonna tweak it one more time so that it drapes over the shoulders more.

Good sir, you are a true perfectionist. :cool:

lforigno
09-24-2010, 07:35 PM
I need height in inches for a unmodded vader and Modded vader. I measured an unmodded vader and got right around 14 and a half inches, but I have no idea how tall a modded vader is.

lforigno
09-25-2010, 01:44 PM
pics of new final cape. I redid the entire design of the cape which is why is took so long. The collar can also lay flat as well as stick up as shown in the pics.

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0682.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0681.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0680.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0679.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0678.jpg

Maglor
09-25-2010, 01:46 PM
Perfect! :lecture

Now send 'em out! :panic:

lforigno
09-25-2010, 01:48 PM
He will be shipped out monday man, can you send me your address in a PM. thanks

abake
09-25-2010, 08:36 PM
Really great cape dude!
Congratulations on a very fine job.

lforigno
09-25-2010, 09:29 PM
Thanks, I spent a lot of time on it today and I am quite happy with it.

Jedah Kalm
09-26-2010, 04:29 AM
:clap I'm so glad that you decided to change those corners so that they're not as sharp. Thanks a bunch, I can't wait to get mine :panic:

lforigno
09-26-2010, 08:48 AM
here are some better pics of the collar lying flat:
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0687.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg29/lforigno/IMG_0688.jpg

Maglor
09-26-2010, 09:59 AM
That looks great! I think everyone is gonna be really pleased with it. :)

lforigno
09-27-2010, 11:42 AM
Maglor your stuff is going out tomorrow via priority mail. Everyone elses capes are going out tomorrow as well.

Also when you guys receive your capes it is very easy to put them on. The capes can have the collar sticking up or laying flat. TO get them to lay flat you must push the ends of the collar underneath the helmet which gives it that look but the look I prefer. Also the capes are meant to be put on display and not be messed with. I have made 10 prototypes and they have not had any issues but if you play with the chain and collar too much or pull on it hard it could come apart. Just be careful with the chain and collar and dont yank on it. besides that it is perfect.

abake
09-27-2010, 11:51 AM
Great news!
Thanks for the update.

Wor-Gar
09-27-2010, 01:08 PM
Looking great!

Manticore72c
09-27-2010, 10:33 PM
lforigno all your hard work has certainly paid off. Your cape is a masterpiece, well done. I'm very excited and honoured to be able to add one of your capes to my Vader. Most Impressive.

lforigno
09-28-2010, 05:38 AM
thanks allot I have some capes going out today and the others that have ordered will go out tomorrow.

lforigno
09-29-2010, 06:26 PM
all capes have been shipped out

abake
09-29-2010, 08:05 PM
Yey!
Excellent news man!

DarthTrafford
09-29-2010, 09:55 PM
Now where will the people who bought the cape post pics of their Vader wearing it? Here or on the Vader thread?

Maglor
09-30-2010, 06:16 AM
You better believe I'm gonna picture post the hell out of both threads! :exactly:

abake
10-01-2010, 03:18 PM
What? No pics yet?
Anybody got theirs?
Mine will be a while before it gets here, so I'll have to live through your photos guys!

Maglor
10-01-2010, 03:54 PM
Don't have mine yet, but hope to get it tomorrow. Then pics Sunday or Monday. :)

Maglor
10-02-2010, 10:31 AM
Got my Vader and cape today.


Sadly, I wont be able to post pics until tomorrow... all I can say is that you guys are gonna love this thing....

lforigno
10-02-2010, 04:10 PM
Got my Vader and cape today.


Sadly, I wont be able to post pics until tomorrow... all I can say is that you guys are gonna love this thing....

thanks buddy

Jedah Kalm
10-02-2010, 05:40 PM
Got mine in this afternoon, and I love it. Here are a few pics.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/Jedah-Kalm/Collection%20aka%20My%20Room/Vader02.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/Jedah-Kalm/Collection%20aka%20My%20Room/Vader03.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll250/Jedah-Kalm/Collection%20aka%20My%20Room/Imperial02.jpg

abake
10-02-2010, 08:22 PM
Looks brilliant!
Can't wait to get mine. Thanks for posting pics.

lforigno
10-03-2010, 06:38 AM
looks great and the collar can lay flat by pushing the tips of the collar underneath the helmet with a little bit of futzing.

Maglor
10-04-2010, 07:58 AM
Alright, I just threw him together last night. I have decided to go back to the 'robe on the outside' look. I need to iron the cape, and do some more careful futzing, and experiment with the collar more, but I wanted to pose him and post some pics ASAP!

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a339/maglorsregret/P1090698.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a339/maglorsregret/P1090701.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a339/maglorsregret/P1090704.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a339/maglorsregret/ActionFigures16.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a339/maglorsregret/P1090708.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a339/maglorsregret/P1090712.jpg


As you can see, this cape gives you lots of options for how you want to display him.





I don't usually like to take flash pictures of my stuff, but the above pictures don't give an accurate impression of the color of the cape. It really is a nice deep black to the naked eye:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a339/maglorsregret/P1090741.jpg



And here's a close up of the awesome chain and collar:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a339/maglorsregret/P1090748.jpg






One unexpected perk of keeping the robe outside of the armor is that the cape is easier to futz. The robe helps keep it in place a little better.



Should you buy this cape? Well all I can say is that I can't stop staring at it, and that there is no way you will ever get the Sideshoow cape to lay like this one does... SO BUY IT! :lecture