ESB Darth Vader

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    ESB Darth Vader

    After a year of acquiring everything and finishing him up, my ESB Darth Vader is complete! I just got it approved for the Legion 2 weeks ago. Also received Emperor level of the Sith Lord Detachment's Dark Lord Standards!


















    This was my first troop - Kyle Petty's Victory Junction Camp




    DS ESB helmet
    DS chest armor - painted ESB style
    DS ESB belt & boxes
    RussRep ESB buckle
    SA glass shins
    AP ESB chestbox
    AP ESB leather cod
    Hyperdyne chestbox lights
    Chippewa leather boots
    CP 1 piece leather bodysuit
    CP leather ESB gloves
    99centTaco leather harness
    Custom made 100% worsted wool twill cape with satin lining - 6 panels
    Custom made 100% worsted wool twill surcoat
    MR FX ESB hilt with correct color wires (one blue)
    MR FX ESB lightsaber

    FYI - I am 6'3" without armor

    Thanks for looking!

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    High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Re: ESB Darth Vader

    Good looking Vader, your one of the few Ive seen that isnt chunky nothing I dislike more than a chunky vader black isnt as slimming as most say it is

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    Thanks! Personally I am not a fan of short ones too. But I have nothing against people doing what they want.

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    Re: ESB Darth Vader

    Wow, this is probably one of the best Vaders I've seen. Good work.

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    You are one of the BEST ESB Vaders I have ever seen! CONGRATULATIONS on the finish, the acceptance, and the first troop!

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    Re: ESB Darth Vader

    Fix that belt rivet... So ROTJ...

    Glad you got approved... Good job.

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    Re: ESB Darth Vader

    Amazing work....I am hoping my potential next project sometime in the future will be an ESB Vader.

    I already have an ESB Fett i'm 6'4 and have been told I would make a good Vader.

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    Re: ESB Darth Vader

    Cinema Gary said: View Post
    I already have an ESB Fett i'm 6'4 and have been told I would make a good Vader.
    Yeah, that ESB Fett of yours is total sh1t. You need to ditch it and get to work on a Vader.

    p.s. Fantastic Vader! It's great to see one that it physically imposing and looks right!

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    Thanks Nathan! My belt had the rivet & the advanced CRL called for it, so I left it. You do see it on the Bespin duel belt and I've seen it peeking out on other ESB belts (I think).

    Thanks too Madmartigan!

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    I am pickin at ya... the ESB I use has a small rivit just barely seen past the buckle. I am a Bespin Vader though... So it is what I shot for. Same with my Fett, and my Trooper... LOL

    ESB all the way. You need to get a few shots done up like these. You are a very imposing Vader and it would look far better than I do.




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    Re: ESB Darth Vader

    NICE VADER JASON!!! looks great bro! i wish i could pull off a Vader, but im too short :/

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    Thanks Lou! I'm too tall for a Boba!

    Nathan - Quality pics are on the to-do list. You look great! Your suits / collection / knowledge have been an asset to me through my various costumes

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    Re: ESB Darth Vader

    WOW WOW and double WOW!!! Congrats!

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    Superb costume! Excellent job, wow. Very...imposing. Your work on the costume comes across really well on you, too, with your dimensions. Really cool. Everybody's gotta be able to do what they want in life, but the sad (?) fact remains that you're not going to be able to pull off a working Vader unless you're tall and in shape. If Luke was noticeably short as a Stormtrooper, figure out how much a short Vader stands out. Yikes!

    And the all-red pic was just great, lol!

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    That is such a fantastic Vader! It literally brought a smile to my face. A perfect portayal of Vader. I could go on and on.

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    Looks great! You wear it well!


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    Re: ESB Darth Vader

    Very imposing! Great pics, and you too Nathan.

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    Wow, thanks alot brothers!

    Other than height and body shape, all the credit goes to the makers. My mother actually made the cape & surcoat. She worked for Saks in the 70's, so she is a great asset! She is also working on my Tobbi Dala flightsuit.

    Finishing it truly was a dream come true. 30 years ago I was running around in Darth Vader Underoos with a Conan sword

    The one thing about ole Darth is he's one HOT costume! Without the built-in helmet fans I would fall over!

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    Nice. I'm jealous.

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    Excellent Vader! Now how come they couldn't get his costume this right for Ep III?!

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    Man you look awesome ! I wish I was 6' 3"

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    Amazing! Just... wow!

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