Looking for Darth Vader Stuff..

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    Looking for Darth Vader Stuff..

    Starting a new project,wanting to do a Darth Vader but having trouble finding a good soure for the helmet,and the armor.Anybody wanting to sell please let me know.
    Thanks Z

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    Ogait-Nas's Avatar
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    Re: Looking for Darth Vader Stuff..

    Go to the Cargo Hold man.

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    Re: Looking for Darth Vader Stuff..

    Though some might disagree, I would seek out Manuel (Portumac). You can typically contact him if you find an item of his on ebay; search for his belt boxes or his neck seal. I have both and they are fantastic. He has shoulder/chest armor as well as shin armor, but before I replace my ABS pieces, I'm gonna scratch-build (most of it) a Jango. Good luck!

    ps: Last I talked with him he had finished a ROTS Reveal Helmet based on the MR Helmet. Looks Awesome!

    J-

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Re: Looking for Darth Vader Stuff..

    Which version do you plan on replicating? I agree to a small extent with Porty. Some good, some not so good. He's really slow on shipping, and although he says his ROTS helmet is based on the MR, it's still a little off on the dome shape. I had one for a short time. The dome sits too high, so you'll need to cut some material off the top of the faceplate to get the dome to fit properly. EVO3 bought my helmet and did the mod to it, it turned out nice. It seems easier to find original trilogy parts. If you want a top notch ROTS, MR helmet is the only way to go and they are getting really hard to find.

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    Re: Looking for Darth Vader Stuff..

    Jango - In regards to which version (I believe you're referring to Jango?), I plan on Arena Jango. If referring to Vader, ROTS. I think I have a touch of OCD and the symmetry of the sides/halves/lines "comforts" me. LOL! Porty's shipping is a bit on the slow side, but I'm never in much of a hurry. And yes, the dome on his ROTS Reveal does sit high. I couldn't put my finger on what was "off," but that's it. Luckily I picked up a MR Helmet last year for a phenomenal price. It was missing a tusk, but that was fine, since I replaced them both with more accurate, pointed tusks. Unfortunately I don't have the craftman's skill that alot of TDH members seem to have so building armor, gauntlets, shin guards....ANYthing out of fiberglass and/or gelcoat (which would be my first choice) is not an option. Consequently I will just purchase anytime I need something of that nature. As far as leather work, like Jango's ammo belt, holsters, and girth belt, I feel confident with that and am going to give it a go.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Re: Looking for Darth Vader Stuff..

    I was referring to Vader. The porty shoulders and shins are O.K. If you're going to use Porty shoulders you need to be a pretty big guy. The shoulders need to be reshaped to be more accurate, but it can be done. I had the shoulders repainted and had everything re-cleared. There's a new cnc aluminum chest box coming up for sale soon on the Sith Lord Detatchment.

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