mouloudo: I dont agree, I think it's very cool... if you didn't said that it was a
RUbie, I'm sure few persons would have notice it
SGDEVIL666: Thx Dimm, I appreceated that. To be sure how good this helmet can look with
a good mod, plz watch my other video of it mounted on a full mannequin. Thx
GalacticCabaret2: Do you know how I can modify the Rubies helmet so I can see out of the damn
COMMANDERCODY111: wow, that is a pro paint job really inspires me to custom my own supreme
costume and copy your work. when will you be getting your mannequin and
having the entire supreme costume on it? will you customize many other
parts.. shoulders, shins etc? thanks for posting this video really helps! !
SGDEVIL666: @Jennigirlts yep, I know but it is has alot of things to be fixed and it is
too much asymmetrical. The fixes I've done keeped the helmet just a little
SGDEVIL666: Hi 82. Well... the technique is so simple that you wont belive. 1) Use a
#320 or #400 sand paper to sand off the dome surface. Don't worry about
some scratches. It will helps to avoid the primmer to peel off. 2) wash it
with soap or detergent to remove the dusty left for the sand job. Then use
a silicone remover to clean it up before spray the primmer. ps: before
spray the primmer dont touch the helmet with nude hands)
vinoner1: How did you get the voices on your Ipod? that's cool!
dimmuborgir82: nice what did you do to it to give it such a good shine? thanks:)
El Dictator: The rubies helmet seems a tad too large, or is it just me
SGDEVIL666: 3) Give a coat of primmer and let it dry for one hour and then give a
second coat and let it dry for one day. 4) Use a #600 sand paper to prepare
the helmet to receive the black automotive paint and then wash it again
with detergent a clean it using the silicone remover. 5) Give at least 3
coats of black paint. Wait one hour between each coat and than give 3 coats
of clear paint. Wait atleast 30min between each cot of clear paint.
SGDEVIL666: to fix a little bit the neck I used a heat gun and the neck seal I bought
SGDEVIL666: 6) Dont worry if the clear coat got a orange peel look or something else
and let it dry for one week. Dont touch on the helmet for the first 6 hours
or you gonna put a finger print on it.
SGDEVIL666: It was to be based on a ESB but the dark grey parts looks more like silver.
Maybe I will fix it or make another one. I'm thinking about.
dimmuborgir82: Thanks man these are some really useful tips to me. Ive just ordered a
rubies version helm from ebay but its amazing how much different and more
realistic it can get after some work is spent on it. I will be taking your
tips onboard when it arrives:)
Noctuám: irc anonymous send me here
SGDEVIL666: Hi AJ, How are you? Actually I've done the whole costume. It's not a rubies
supreme costume, I got parts from many countries, some order made and some
I just made by myself. I started to build the mannequin this week using PVC
pipes, I gonna post a video very soon. I would say that what I made 100%
was the belt and the COD piece, both from scratch. And the helmet as you
can see, I've used a Rubies as base. It's pretty hard to find remains of
the old Rubies. Take care Wilson
KalleMalle: ACDC Back in Black !!! i lovE ThiS SonG <3
sixarmspiderman: i'm getting ready to mod mine, how did you get your to look like this? Did
you sand, did you use filler, primer and paint...whats the process?
COMMANDERCODY111: will you also be adding materials to make the mannequin taller? AJ
rallbart: hi, you don´t have the rubie´s helmet in original condition? some people
said that this helmet(rubies) is a crap!!! you had a verry verry nice job,
i invite you to see my custom atst and atat. see my videos!!
Paul Snyder: Very nice job! The Rubies helmet IS a good base to start with.
SGDEVIL666: Hello there. Well... people that own a Rubies helmet have noticed that the
whole hemet is out of symmetry( too much). But it has a very nice base if
you plan to make some modifications. The results could vary from ppl to
ppl. On the cheeks I didn't do too much, just applied some putty and a good
sand job. The hardest of this mod was the lens. I had to create the entire
process to make this lenses with a pecfect curvature.
SGDEVIL666: Hi Vinoner1, first I recorded the speach sounds using a program that came
with my SoundBlaster X-fi. To capture the sounds from the internet you just
have to change the settings in your XP. Go to C. Panel,audio
device,advanced,options,properties,record, and place a check in the box
that say (stereo mix or ¨what you hear¨) after this use any program that
capture sounds and then covert the sound you´ve captureted to a mp3 file
and put in your iPod. The link I gonna send by PM.
sixarmspiderman: how did you get the neck so strait, how long did it take, and what did you
use? Thanks for Your Time
SGDEVIL666: Hello there. First of all happy New Year. I must agree with you that is not
perfect and I think it don't worth expend more time on it cause Rubies is
the crap of the crap but after this Mod now it is only crap. (lol) I really
would like to have enough money to affort for a JB or a 20 century or even
a Cking Don Post. Maybe I will but not for now. Anyway thx for your comment
and if you point me to the wrong spots I can try to fix it. Cheers Wilson
GalacticCabaret2: It's the original lenses. I need a clearer vision to see out of. They
distort my vision, and they are kinda small. It probably wouldn't be so
bad, but the heat rising off the costume fogs them up too. All in all, I
like the way the whole helmet looks. Thank you for your time.
SGDEVIL666: 8) The final stage is a pain in the ass but it's here where you gonna get
the shine on the helmet. You will have to find a compound set that has 3
stages. One hard, one middle and one soft. This kit comes in small tubes. I
think you can find this kit at WALL MART or any car care shop. 9) Try to
find a 0.3 microm liquid compound to get a much better shine and for the
last use any car wax you like. Hope it helps.
dimmuborgir82: heh u dnt know much illbethere if you have had one of these rubies helmets
then u would see that this looks far better with this work on it
brandon9271: very nice! I have a Rubies I plan to mod.. I want to fix the way the dome
sits on the mask.. It just doesnt seem right and it wobbles.. I can't seem
to find any pointers on getting that right. I want to fix the bridge of the
nose too and maybe fiberglass the inside to stiffen it up. Already cut the
eyes out and working on thermoforming my own lenses.. :) how is your
"bucket" attached? stock velcro? You're seem to sit lower than mine..
sixarmspiderman: I have a Vader Rubies like this, what do you do to the neck to make it
strait, also how do you make a Darth Vader Neck Seal...Thanks Enjoyed your
mikungfu: Excellent job there, SGDevil666!!.. I can see you are a true craftsman when
it comes to Vader Props!!.. Parabéns, rapaz!!
WELSH GAMER 15: Nice modding,how did you solve the kneck flare?iv heated mine up loads of
times and it never stays, even if i have pressure on the mask it just
always bends back,im modding mine into a ROTS version which is going to be
hard,what type of speaker did you use?i have a speaker hooked up to my mp3
player but the sound isnt as loud as yours,cheers:)))))))
Andreas Falk: i hope make a video of the transformation :) i have the same helmet and are
doing the same transformation :)
SGDEVIL666: You are welcome. Ofcourse during the transformation there's some hard
stages that is not easy to tell you by tips, but I'm here to help you in
any thing you need. Another thing is that the waiting time between the
paints could differ due the difference of the materials. The most
importante thing is, take your time, don't rush, study alot what you gonna
do and be patience. Take care Wilson
dimmuborgir82: looks really good for a rubies:)
meandmyvw: Rubies helmet is a decent starting point, but I have to say you still fall
short of movie accurate. The nose bridge is wrong, the grill is wrong, the
tear drops are still in the wrong place. I've been redoing my rubies for
the past month and will show you what a redone rubies CAN look like when
I'm finished. Not a bad attempt, but the proof is in the details.
ZoDDyXXX: Luke, I´m your father! :)
SGDEVIL666: Unfortunatly I dont have it but ppl that really own the Rubies helmet will
see how huge is the difference between the originals and this modified one.
Actually I have a bunch of pics from during the whole transformation but I
had not time to edit a video. The point to get a nice results is study alot
what you are modifying, thats´s why took me a year to get it done. I also
had to break the mask in 5 parts and ajust a little bit the whole symmetry
of it. etc etc.
narutofan1942: the mouth part makes him look like a dog
Guz4o: Nice Helmet!!! Love it!!! P.S. AC/DC Rock!!!!
SGDEVIL666: @eldictator1 because the dome wall is thin it looks much more large than
normal but actually it is a little bit large than normal.
mouloudo: I wonder if Darth Vader is listening to AC/DC
SGDEVIL666: 7) Now dont be afraid to get in this step. Use a #800 or #1000 sand paper
and gently sand off all the imperfection of the helmet and try to make the
paint to get a uniform level. Be carefull to do not totally sand off the
clear paint coat because if you make a miss here, there's no way back, you
will have to repaint the whole helmet again from the beginnig.
sixarmspiderman: What paint scheme did you base this helmet on, a ROTS ANH ESB or ROTJ. or
is it a custom
SGDEVIL666: Maybe better I make a video of this tutorial.
Sofi A: wow! i wont one. where you get it?
SGDEVIL666: Hi Galactic, How are you? Are you having problems with the lenses? or its
something else? If the proble is the original lens I can send to you a
tutorial to how to make your own lens based in a 3mm dark smoked acrylic
sheet. But I must say, there's alot of work to just make a pair of perfect
SGDEVIL666: Thats why I've decided to make my own. Being honest I was about to keep
this knowhow but after saw many ppl exploiting others just to make some
money I think it´s time show how to make them. Just give me some time to
make the slide video and you will see. Cheers Wilson
SGDEVIL666: @sixarmspiderman I've used a heat gun and cold water to heat up, mold and
cool down. The time you gonna take to finished is up to you. I've spent
about 7 months working on it.
SGDEVIL666: I will post a slide video of this process cause it will be better to
explain it. Just a little hint. Do not spend your money buying vader's
lenses at Ebay because it will never fit 100% on your helmet, in most cases
the quality is very very poor. I say that because I've spent alot of money
buying those lenses and no one of them was satisfactory.