Scratch building ANH Vader! Progress as of 11/16

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  1. VegasSkywalker

    VegasSkywalker Well-Known Member

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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.

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

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    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.

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    Heres a pic of how the side rod turned out.

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

    -Michael
     
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  2. VegasSkywalker

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    Started working on this again today! I made some rocker switches from styrene. Can't wait to paint and sand them!
     
  3. SithApprentice2

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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?)
     
  4. chefhawk

    chefhawk Well-Known Member

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    Looking good so far

    I'm looking forward to seeing more progress


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  5. clancampbell

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    Looking very good so far!

    Rich
     
  6. VegasSkywalker

    VegasSkywalker Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  7. SithApprentice2

    SithApprentice2 Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sorry- didn't see the ANH in the title:facepalm
     
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  8. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Did you read the thread description?
     
  9. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    He OBVIOUSLY did not :rolleyes

    Keep up the good work!
    What are the parts you actually plan to BUY vs. scratchbuilding these?

    Markus
     
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. ataru72ita

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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
     
  13. VegasSkywalker

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    Here's a little progress!

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  14. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looking great so far.
     
  15. VegasSkywalker

    VegasSkywalker Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!!


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  16. VegasSkywalker

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  17. VegasSkywalker

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    With my old body suit. Just wanted to see what it looked like.


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  18. VegasSkywalker

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    Something looks off and I can't figure it out. Any suggestions?


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