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    An ILM R2 Story

    Great story Duncanator, love reading about R2 builds! (Another fibreglass, multi-year build here too!)
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    Death Star Panels and Lights

    Very cool project. I've been working on drawings for each panel, as well as corridor columns and doorframes for a few years, it's a project I dip into now and then. My goal is a set of interchangeable 1/6 scale pieces, although I'd also like to make a few full size at some point.
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    Kurtyboy's project updates: 16 September 2020 - Another Lewis gun upgrade.

    Hi Marcus Just want to add my concern, really hope you're ok? This is a big decision, I hope there are things you can keep.
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    How was Vader's helmet modified from ANH to ESB to ROTJ

    Hey Chris, I'm not sure about the grey paint on the ANH helmet. As it probably wasn't Ron that added that it probably wasn't a Rolls Royce colour. The grey paint on the ESB and ROTJ masks though was custom mix using Rolls Royce colours. Sadly he no longer has his notes on what that mix was...
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    How was Vader's helmet modified from ANH to ESB to ROTJ

    One slight problem with these Rolls Royce colours is that (I've been told) their formulation has changed over the years, so they no longer dry to the same gloss finish they used to, although the colours are the same. Nowadays they're designed to be laquered.
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    How was Vader's helmet modified from ANH to ESB to ROTJ

    Hey guys, yes it was Ron Punter. Yes, Mark and I both went the fan event at Elstree Studios that Ron was a guest at, and I talked to him on that occasion about the paint. It was Rolls Royce paints all through the original films, although Ron didn't remember adding the grey on the ANH helmet so...
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    RIP Christopher Tolkien

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-51143879 :) Sad news indeed but he lived to a good age.
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    Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project

    Sadly I don't have my natty grill anymore to compare with, it was one of the first pieces I ever bought for my build. He did a fantastic job but I designed this mesh directly from a high res scan of the original material and checked the placement of each slot as there are subtle and tiny...
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    Darth Vader ROTJ Reveal mask My build

    You're welcome Ben! one good turn deserved another, it was equally exciting to borrow that mesh from you!
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    Darth Vader ROTJ Reveal mask My build

    By coincidence I was looking at this wire last week as well. Scaling to a Glenross screw I got 1.8mm as the width and luckily the stuff's available at RS Components, stock number: 358-006 :)...
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    The OT stunt lightsaber blades research thread

    In that thread James Kenobi posted the following, then someone asked about the auction text that went with it... I've just dug out the catalogue from this auction and the text for these two lots reads: 188 Star Wars/The Empire Strikes Back A rare prop 'Light Sabre' weapon, comprising a...
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    Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project

    I'm happy to lend you a couple Ben. I can get a large and small expansion screw in the post to you in the next couple of days? ...I figure I owe you the favour! ;)
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    Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project

    The same mesh is also used as the interior surface of Luke's artificial wrist at the end of ESB.
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    Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project

    I can't 'like' this post enough, excellent find Ben! I did an overlay using your photo with the original mesh last night, and taking camera angles and photography issues into account, your mesh is so so close that I think you've more than likely found the exact correct mesh! VERY WELL DONE, the...
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    V2 1:1 TARKIN Bust

    I grow tired of saying this so it'll be the last time, your work is incredible. :)

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