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 Post subject: Rubies Supreme mods... :)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:33 pm 
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Hello everyone! :wave

I'm trying to improve a little my Vader Supreme helmet: this will be just for costuming/halloween/fun, so I don't need perfection or accuracy.
I repainted the helmet and changed the lenses, then I cut the mount and now I'm trying to improve the sitting of the dome. I'm a total noob so I don't know what I'm really doing here... Please be gentle, ha ha ha! :dope

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 Post subject: Re: Rubies Supreme mods... :)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:11 pm 
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The modifications look pretty good, as well as the paint job. Works well for the RotJ look. :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: Rubies Supreme mods... :)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:32 pm 
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Thanks NHM! :cheers :hello


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 Post subject: Rubies Supreme mods... :)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:02 am 
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A new paint job does help the look substantially. My rubies supreme helmet has been regarding me with suspicion lately as I too have been considering making major mods to it. It's got "good bones" as they say, and an accurate helmet is in there just waiting to come out. But it will be major plastic surgery to be sure! Good luck with yours and have fun with it. Will be interested to see how comes along.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubies Supreme mods... :)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:26 am 
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Thanks. Yes I know major mods are needed in the mouth and nose areas... I will try to do my best. :rolleyes


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 Post subject: Re: Rubies Supreme mods... :)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:47 pm 
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Any suggestion for a new, quick, easy-to-install mounting system? :rolleyes


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 Post subject: Re: Rubies Supreme mods... :)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:49 pm 
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Inverted DP CA T-shape mount inside the dome.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubies Supreme mods... :)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:41 pm 
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You mean like this one? Good idea!! Thanks! :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: Rubies Supreme mods... :)
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Yeah, but instead of making it on the face mask, you just create the same shape inside the dome instead.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubies Supreme mods... :)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:56 pm 
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No Humor Man wrote:
Yeah, but instead of making it on the face mask, you just create the same shape inside the dome instead.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubies Supreme mods... :)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:34 pm 
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Trying to improve the dome sitting. :banger : sorry for the crappy pic.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubies Supreme mods... :)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:38 am 
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Looks pretty good!

Darthvaderv authored an older thread, on therpf, which I think is the definitive guide for accurate dome positioning (ESB). Unfortunately in the span of 10+ years, the image links are long gone.

http://www.therpf.com/f79/vader-esb-dome-correct-display-16564/

I do recall that one of the pictures he referenced in his discussion was "Bring my shuttle" from ESB.

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I'd suggest tilting the dome very slightly clockwise (as viewed from the front as pictured), and that would be spot on, to my eye at least. You have the correct side flared more, so maintain that.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubies Supreme mods... :)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:09 am 
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Thanks for the help banthap! :cheers


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Sure thing! Here's another simple mod to consider. Round off the bottom corners nose with black paint (I used a black marker). I did this to mine and think it looks a lot better.

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Good idea! :thumbsup


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