Hey guys, finally back from Cali, settled in and ready to post some stuff.
As some of you are already aware, I was fortunate enough to develop the 1:1 Darth Vader ROTJ for Sideshow Collectibles.
I provided the costume components and sculpted the custom mannequin with my friend Erik Gaadt, and the talented Kristina Leigh made all the fabric based items.
Sideshow's goal for this piece was not necessarily to create a rough prop accurate statue down to the last booger, but rather an idealized representation of what we feel captured the overall essence of Vader.
The mannequin was based on the physique of David Prowse and was strategically partitioned out into sections to make shipping less expensive and assembly easier.
The costume components are non-wearable and non-removable.
In the pics/videos, the gloves are only stand-ins as they were not ready for SDCC.
The final gloves will be much more accurate.
At some point here in the not too distant future, we'll be doing a more comprehensive interview/video presentation with Sideshow's team.
In the meantime, here are some pics and an exclusive video Kristina and I did with the RPF.
PS, if you have any other pics or videos you want to share, please feel free to post in this thread!
Hope you guys enjoy
INTERVIEW WITH THE RPF
Sideshow Life Size Darth Vader San Diego Comic Con 2012 - YouTube