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    2 Weeks Ago  May 5, 2017, 8:24 AM - Re: Bob the Alien (Giger inspired Alien) #2101

    Thanks for the kind words guy's & sorry for the lack of updates, I'll have something soon

    For the tubes on the sides of his head do a search for Tubano Hose. You'll need to work out the right size yourself though as I got it wrong... twice!

    If like me you get a diameter that's a bit too small its no problem, just split the hose & open it up by filling it with something ( I used sections of plastic pipe). The important part is getting the right spacing for the ribs on the tube.

    HTH

    P.S. Bob should have a clear dome/cover over the top of his head. I've made a buck/mould for vac forming
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    2 Weeks Ago  May 5, 2017, 8:28 AM - Re: Bob the Alien (Giger inspired Alien) #2102

    Leigh said: View Post
    P.S. Bob should have a clear dome/cover over the top of his head. I've made a buck/mould for vac forming
    I'm a grown man, but reading that made me giddy!!!
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    2 Weeks Ago  May 5, 2017, 12:48 PM - Re: Bob the Alien (Giger inspired Alien) #2103

    Leigh said: View Post
    For the tubes on the sides of his head do a search for Tubano Hose. You'll need to work out the right size yourself though as I got it wrong... twice!
    THATS IT! now i get your concerns about the price however, it has to be. thank you so much man!


    an inner diameter of 48 mm should be fine.
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    2 Weeks Ago  May 5, 2017, 3:29 PM - Re: Bob the Alien (Giger inspired Alien) #2104

    48mm might be too big! I ended up replacing my first set with a 30mm ID. I had to cut it length ways & increase its diameter but the spacing of the larger ribs or convolutions was just right. The larger diameters have a different spacing & that's why I replaced mine. I'm not 100% sure but I'm thinking you would be better with 36-38mm ID. The OD of mine ended up being approximately 58mm at its biggest rib.

    HTH

    EDIT: You only need to buy one length of tube at 1 meter long, its more than you'll need, you'll have an offcut
    Last edited by Leigh; 2 Weeks Ago at 3:37 PM.

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