Vader ANH belt box mesh - what is it? Or what's closest?

ob1al

Sr Member
As there has been much DV ANH belt box discussion lately, I suppose the next natural question for those of us working on accurate ANH belts is the belt box mesh.

Has it ever been positively ID'd? If not, what material or size of mesh comes closest to what is seen onscreen in ANH?

I seem to recall reading something about it being a 70's fluorescent light covering (the plastic cover stuff) cut up and sprayed silver...or did I imagine that? :confused
 

yakcam

Sr Member
I believe there will be an answer soon. :D

Well, at least an opportunity to get some, keep an eye out for a post from Dave :)

Cheers,

Kraig
 

KevVader

Sr Member
I remember reading/hearing that it was the mesh from the front of an old tape recorder....maybe off the speaker grill or something?
 

Hedjii72

Sr Member
Definitely interested here too. I know JRX used the tape recorder mesh on his, which looks great.
 

Boba Frett

Sr Member
I have looked around forever for the correct screen, with so many members doing ANH Vaders something has to come up.
 

kell

Well-Known Member
Does anyone have a good clear pic of the boxes ? Sometimes it helps to look, and stare.






Kell
 

GundamZeppelin

Sr Member
this is of JRX's box hope he dosent mind if i only knewn what trype of tape recorder it was io MIGHT. big Might be able to get my hands on it i known alot of people living in the past LOL.
(JRX) boxes
 

GundamZeppelin

Sr Member
dose this look close to anyone else... i'm going out of my mind looking.... or it could have been the hours i have been putting in. :confused
 

gonk27

Sr Member
... I'm not sure Gundam, it looks as though the perforations on the ANH mesh are arranged in rows and columns all in line with each other, rather than the 'brickwork' pattern of the mesh on that tape machine.

HOWEVER.

You might just have taken a giant leap closer to finding the very ellusive metal mesh used on Vader's neckbrace under all the greeblies.. (Also seen as the inner lining of Luke's robotic wrist at the end of ESB).


Maybe you could start a new thread with some nice close ups of that Roberts mesh and see what other Vader Reveal guys think? Looks VERY close to me. You'd need a larger section of mesh for a Vader neckbrace though so it probably didn't come directly from one of these machines, but there may be a common source.



Jeremy
 

GundamZeppelin

Sr Member
this looks like vader face mess


I have tryed to to ask metal companys to locate mess like the ones i posted befor but no luck so far.
 

kurtyboy

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
That looks pretty damn close. Even the number of rows and columns looks close.

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this is of JRX's box hope he dosent mind if i only knewn what trype of tape recorder it was io MIGHT. big Might be able to get my hands on it i known alot of people living in the past LOL.
(JRX) boxes

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SithLord

Sr Member
ya that's still a big mystery...would love to know as well...but I'm sure there are people working on it...if I remember later I'll see if I have any closer pics....I've tried scanning the web without luck...and checked hardware stores...still without luck...
 
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