Scratch building ANH Vader! Progress as of 11/16

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VegasSkywalker

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Hey all!

Ive been working on scratch building most of a Vader. Heres where Ive gotten to so far!

I had the chest box block cut at Home Depot. Then while I was at work I hand sanded the block to the shape I wanted.



I blew up some reference pics to full size and used them to draw out placements for the switches, coin slots etc.



I then took an exacto knife and traced my placement lines so they would show up after painting. I did two coats of primer then three coats of jet black using steel wool to smooth out in between painting.

I cut out a piece of 1/4 in alluminum bar to the length of the side rods.



Heres a pic of how the side rod turned out.



Ill post more pics as I go. Thanks for looking!!

-Michael
 

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VegasSkywalker

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Hi Michael:

Keep at it and post your progress- I'm building an ANH Vader myself (have you chosen a version?)
thanks guys!!

I painted the rocker switches.
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As far as the version, do you mean like movie vs. the tour suit?

Also, does anyone know if the coin slots were resin castes or real metal ones?
 

VegasSkywalker

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Thanks!! I'm planning on building pretty much everything. I've got a set of shoulder armor and a helmet that I'm repainting. But I've toyed with the idea of making a pepakura version of both. We will see lol


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VegasSkywalker

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Progress as of today. I started repainting my old helmet. I got the belt boxes in and I'm going to make a lid for them. The belt buckle is a wee bit to small but I was planning on covering it anyways. The belt it self I need to tool the lines into.


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ataru72ita

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Progress as of today. I started repainting my old helmet. I got the belt boxes in and I'm going to make a lid for them. The belt buckle is a wee bit to small but I was planning on covering it anyways. The belt it self I need to tool the lines into.


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Looking good so far!! What a brave project of yours!!:thumbsup
Just a little advice the belt buckle should be taller than the belt boxes, if i might! :)

Regards,

Alberto
 

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