Well it’s been a while since I posted anything or done any build work, as some might know I’ve got very sore hands and wrists that aren’t getting any better,
minimal real life work done, just enough to get by and pay the bills, 2 or 3 half days gets me what I need.
I thought I would share my find to the friends who have read and kept in touch with my build
The Vader neck collar grill is from a Philips radio
Happy searching, they are like trying to find rocking horse poo
I unpacked a few things just after I packed them up for the workshop rebuild as I couldn’t resist doing something
It was brutal to say the least !
On the hands and the heart, can’t believe I’m cutting up this masterpiece !!
I finally cut the tubes of Vader and did a small filling in job
I’ve got to build up the sides and fit in some rails for a perfect fit together before I cut out the front grill
Lots and lots of rubbing, filling and fitting to do
Filling, rubbing, looking at pictures, filling, rubbing looking at pictures OMG repeat repeat
and a splash of primer to check the lines
Before I started I noticed that some of the edges needed to be flattened and squared up, also I have to cut out the grill in the nose and replace with some nice new square edged (thingy stuff) technical term,
Both sides needed flattening out.
I started with putting filler on the flat edges on either side of the nose grill to flatten them out
Gave them a rub down to get some sort of flatness to them, still need to add a little more filler but I have to keep an eye the lower edge as I don’t want to over fill them because i have to position the cheek tubes at the lower joint ( you will understand later )
I also worked on filling around the back of the dome, a quick flash of primer to check the lines, I also added filler to the Mask and lower jaw to start build up a flat edge where they both meet.
Checking and double checking reference pictures.
I still have loads of pictures to print off including another members reference pictures from his build kurtyboy your a true gent
Hi, I'm blown away by the level of detail that you put into your Darth Vader reveal mask, I've been looking for the internal parts for the lower jaw for the past few years now , just wondering if you could help me.
Hi, I'm blown away by the level of detail that you put into your Darth Vader reveal mask, I've been looking for the internal parts for the lower jaw for the past few years now , just wondering if you could help m