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    Nov 3, 2008, 9:11 PM - This just reaffirms why I should start investing into a Vader :hs: #1

    First and foremost, I will never take pictures of myself in tight t-shirts AGAIN...for the record, Im working on it

    I was part of a troop this past weekend in Pensacola for the Ronald McDonald house Plane pull event. Unfortunatly, we never got to pull a plane...they kept finding other replacements for missing spots.

    Anyways, one 501st member from Georgia, who trooped as a Vader aloud me to put on some of the gear. Despite the helmet being a tad too tight, everything he had fit me perfectly. My shoulders line up directly with the bells, the cape is just the right length. Although not seen, he had rubies shins which too, fit me perfectly.



    *sigh*

    For my stats, I am 6'6" tall and 316lbs

    Just a hypothetical question- What QUALITY vader parts would someone offer me in a trade for a set of MR westars?

    -TC
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    Nov 3, 2008, 9:43 PM - Re: This just reaffirms why I should start investing into a Vader :hs: #2

    Which episode are you doing?
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    Nov 3, 2008, 9:50 PM - Re: This just reaffirms why I should start investing into a Vader :hs: #3

    Jango 5204 said: View Post
    Which episode are you doing?
    Well, I'd like to do ESB, but i'd consider other versions as well. Im honestly not too knowledgable about Vader, but I like the glossiness of the ESB vs. the slight dullness of ANH
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    Nov 4, 2008, 9:50 PM - Re: This just reaffirms why I should start investing into a Vader :hs: #4

    Which helmet is that? The Rubies deluxe?
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    Nov 4, 2008, 10:12 PM - Re: This just reaffirms why I should start investing into a Vader :hs: #5

    tinstar5541 said: View Post
    Which helmet is that? The Rubies deluxe?
    I dont think so. Ive held/worn a rubies delux, this was far more accurate and was fiberglass.
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    Nov 5, 2008, 9:47 AM - Re: This just reaffirms why I should start investing into a Vader :hs: #6

    Rubies doesn't have the neck. It's either a Porty or MR most likely.

    6'6" is a great height for Vader.

    It's a costly suit to do really do up right (mine was about $3K) but you can also just mod the Rubies and get out for well under $2K. It costs no more than a good Fett though.
    Last edited by Bubba Fett; Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00 AM.
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    Nov 5, 2008, 9:56 AM - Re: This just reaffirms why I should start investing into a Vader :hs: #7

    Although many people donīt like out argentinian friends ... I am very satisfied with the jobs they do on especially vader costumes.

    I bought the 3-piece-suit (Trouser, Jacket, vest) because itīs the ultimate suit to move around without stretching etc. Just try to lift both arms in a 1-piece-suit ... it lifts ... not so the 3-piece-suit. Itīs pretty accurate in Leather and lining and wears great.

    I donīt know if I can post a link here (Admins please delete it if I shouldnīt post any), but hereīs a **** good address for vader-parts:

    www.customsprops.com

    Not cheap rubbisch ... the leather is brilliant and very well worked out.

    I have built up my ESB Vader with lotīs of stuff from them ... and itīs really good.

    Just have a look.

    Manuel

    PS: I am not affiliated to those persons, I just wanna help an ongoing Vader ... ;-)
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    Nov 5, 2008, 9:35 PM - Re: This just reaffirms why I should start investing into a Vader :hs: #8

    Thanks guys!

    Yea, Ive been told to just get the pieces individually over time. I figure I can start at some point, but I just dont have the money for anything at this point. Im lucky that I have gotten as far as I have with the Darktrooper project. I mean, if I really wanted to, I can just start selling my stuff :hs:
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    Nov 6, 2008, 2:16 PM - Re: This just reaffirms why I should start investing into a Vader :hs: #9

    vader is a perfect costume for me. i just like boba fett a lot. if i didn't have a boba fett. vader would be the next thing. I'm 6'5" and 205. With the boots on and the extra height from the helmet I don't think there is anything I wouldn't tower over at events.


    It's always funny seeing the short vaders though, whether they are 501st or not.
    I can understand being too tall for a character, but too short just looks funny in my opinion.

    at 6'6" you're in the same boat.

    vader is a pretty clear choice. piece by piece or in small lots seems to be the way to go, it will get pretty expensive though.

    just like fett a well respected helmet will probably be at least $300.

    Add in the soft parts of the suit and it is probably at least $1,500 without armor or accessories


    I'm jealous though, I know I won't even think to starta vader for a very long time. Still saving up for my house. Hope to be a home owner before I turn 23.

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