Darth Vader Helmet




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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 again.

GalacticCabaret2: Do you know how I can modify the Rubies helmet so I can see out of the damn thing? Thanks!

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! ! AJ

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 bit asymmetrical.

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.

Jennigirlts: The original rubies helmet is based on the original a-symmetrical helm from the original trillogy.

SGDEVIL666: to fix a little bit the neck I used a heat gun and the neck seal I bought from PORTUMAC

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:)

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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 Helmet Vid

mikungfu: Excellent job there, SGDevil666!!.. I can see you are a true craftsman when it comes to Vader Props!!.. Parabéns, rapaz!!

DEEVOScranium: 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 lenses.

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.

Vet: When I graduated High School, all I wanted to do was kick back and relax without having to do any homework. But I realized I have no money to do anything fun. So I went to a San Francisco Vet School to get trained to make money. But seeing your videos, I am gonna be an internet marketer on the side. Let me know if you have any tips. Thanks.
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Darth Vader helmet 4.3 out of 5

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