Congrats on your latest acquisition! Now you feel the Dark Side!!!
Yes, all suits/costumes tend to be HOT in our local weather (unless if you're dressed like Aayla Secura).
Too slim? Eat more lar!!! Some weight gain products might help. Too short? Chop off legs like Anakin and add mechanical ones... hahaa ;D More manageable alternatives perhaps would be platform boots and rise height of helmet. Well, our Vaderajay should be able to give some helpful suggestions.
How to upload images here? Almost a frequently asked question we should really post the step by step instruction somewhere. Actually one of the Admin did some time ago but can't locate it.
Anyway, you need to obtain the image URL; right click the image and select properties you should see it there. This image needs to be hosted somewhere; try www.photobucket.com. Then in your post, paste in the URL address, highlight this URL, then click the 'insert image' button above. Hope that makes sense.
Post by Plo Strax-Avix on Dec 7, 2005 21:37:08 GMT 8
Congrats and good job dude!
First modification you may want to look into is installing some close-knit wire mesh(painted black) behind the vents at the mouth area so that people can't see your face through it.
Also you may want to install a few PC fans inside the helmet to suck in cool air and extract hot air. A mic & intercom system will also be good to give you that realistic 'Vader Voice' and breathing sound...
Tutorials are all over the net, not to mention asking for help from our resident Vader who scratch built his entire suit(except the helmet).
Hope to troop with you one day, although I'm even further away from KL then you... ;D
After 6 months of procrastinating (due to a really hectic schedule), I've finally started modding my Vader bucket. It was gathering dust so I had to first wipe it with a damp cloth and after two weeks of sanding, priming, painting (with Krylon) several gloss coats topped off with clear coat and lastly giving it a good polishing with Turtle Wax, my job is done. See for yourself:
I didn't really like the ROTS color scheme so I went for the ESB/ROTJ gloss black/gun metal scheme.
Always loved the back view of Vader's helmet, especially when it is glossy and reflective!
A look at the inside of the helmet... two layers of wire mash so that no one can see the person inside.
I've rigged two fans... one for inflow one for outflow and plan to attach them to the helmet soon... more pictures to come!