Help Identifying R2-D2 Part

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  1. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Help Identifying R2-D2 Part

    Hey Guys,

    I'm starting to fill in my R2 dome with servos and gadgets and thought I would add a Periscope and Lifeform scanner. I've got the periscope...and I wanted to stay close to the OT with the scanner. I need help id'ing what type of metal it's made of...here's a couple of pics...

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    I'm thinking cheese grater or hot-roller hair brush.

    What do you guys think? These were the best images I could find of the ESB one.


    Thanks for any help, :thumbsup


    Wayne
     
  2. bobasfett

    bobasfett Well-Known Member

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    Hard to say exactly....if it is a found item or a cobbled together piece. The mesh looks very similar to the Vader Reveal neck mesh, maybe a smaller pattern. I know that Hobbytown has some similar stuff in the metals section, thin brass/bronze. Good luck.
     
  3. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thanks for the reply...if anybody else has better screen caps...that would be great if you could share them.


    womo
     
  4. bwingpilot

    bwingpilot Active Member

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    here you go:

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  5. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    nice...anyone else?


    womo
     
  6. wamser_e

    wamser_e Well-Known Member

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    Internal mesh of an automotive oil filter? Or possibly internal mesh from a tubular lawn mower muffler?
     
  7. OPPI

    OPPI Well-Known Member

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    Almost looks like carbon fiber. You could go to the auto store and get carbon fiber decals cheap and put them on styrene or metal if you want a cheaper solution. Otherwise i am lost. Dont think its cobbled, the pattern is very perfect and even on the sheet metal. It definately came made from something

    dan
     
  8. FETTCLONE

    FETTCLONE Well-Known Member

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    Is it just me, or does the base of the scanner (where the arm poking out of the dome meets it) look an awful lot like an adaptor for a car cigarette lighter? The coiled cord would even be already attached.

    Please feel free to correct me if someone else has already mentioned this years ago, it's the first time I've ever seen a large pic of it.
     
  9. JHVanOphem

    JHVanOphem Well-Known Member

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    I was going to note, in the unidentified SW parts thread here, a pic of the pre-pro Fett gauntlet that shows an extendible metal rod with a coiled wrire around it.

    It wasn't used on Fett but I wonder if it made its way onto Artoo as the supporting arm for the "dish"
     
  10. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    does anybody have a pic of the vader reveal neck mesh?


    thanks guys,

    womo
     
  11. Mechinyun

    Mechinyun Sr Member

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    Seeing those pix made me think of my childhood wintertime friend..


    Now its definately not this model, but maybe another? The metal piece could be easily be cut out in that shape, and voila..


    [​IMG]
     
  12. kurtyboy

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    Looks very similar to the Vader Reveal neckbrace mesh.
     
  13. gonk27

    gonk27 Sr Member

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    I agree with bobasfett and kurtyboy it looks strikingly similar to the Reveal mesh (can't find any photo at the moment). I've been looking for it for ages but have all but given up.

    I'm pretty sure it's also used as the inside surface of Luke's prosthetic wrist at the end of ESB - check out the shot of 2-1B closing it up after Luke's had his new hand fitted.



    Jeremy
     
  14. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Man, I need to get some pics of that Vader reveal stuff....

    Thanks for your help guys. Keep it coming.

    womo
     
  15. seven

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  16. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    that's what I thought too...but the holes in the ESB look to be rectangular...All the brushes I've found have circular holes.

    womo
     
  17. PropReplicator

    PropReplicator Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Vader reveal neck mesh: (This is a borrowed pic from darthblade.com. Let me know if you want it down.)

    [​IMG]

    W.
     
  18. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here's what the replica stuff from a Vader Reveal kit looked like:
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  19. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    that looks pretty dang close. Any contacts where to get it?

    Thanks,
    Womo
     
  20. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Unfortunatelly not. It was a Vader Reveal part offered a few years ago.
     
  21. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    For scale:
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  22. lonepigeon

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    The same perforated sheet metal was used to line the inside of access doors for Luke's new hand.
     
  23. KevVader

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  24. OhioAstromech

    OhioAstromech Well-Known Member

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    Hello, I'm new here but I have been watching this thread for some time and wanted to thank kurtyboy for posting the photos of the Vader Reveal screen with the ruler.
    I am currently working on a Photo-Etched replica of the screen material and when I get the screen I will post a photo of what the finished part will look like.

    Scot
     
  25. natty15d

    natty15d Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(OhioAstromech @ Jun 20 2006, 03:22 PM) [snapback]1264507[/snapback]</div>
    I cant see Kurty's pic for some reason.
    But if its the photoetch mesh i had made for the vader reveal helmets i can supply you with the drawings for the mesh if you need it.
    i can also have it photoetched if you need that done as well
    just let me know
    Nathan :)
     
  26. comm510

    comm510 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    This may sound super retarded but it looks a lot like a grater of some type. There are tons of perfs for different uses and the top edge of the slots on the reveal neck look bent out slightly..... just me?
     
  27. OhioAstromech

    OhioAstromech Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(natty15d @ Jun 20 2006, 01:05 PM) [snapback]1264544[/snapback]</div>
    I cant see Kurty's pic for some reason.
    But if its the photoetch mesh i had made for the vader reveal helmets i can supply you with the drawings for the mesh if you need it.
    i can also have it photoetched if you need that done as well
    just let me know
    Nathan :)
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    Nathan,

    I would like to have your dims. on the screen to compare to mine.
    Could you e-mail them to me?
    I made a CAD file of the Scanner Screen using dims. from kurtyboys post.
    I think I am close.

    Scot
    OhioAstromech@aol.com
     
  28. OhioAstromech

    OhioAstromech Well-Known Member

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    Nathan,

    Here is what my scanner screen looks like.
    It is made of Stainless Steel.
    If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me.

    Scot


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  29. natty15d

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    Hi Scot

    just sent you the cad file

    Nathan :)
     

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