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    Jun 10, 2016, 2:01 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #26

    Got a bit of time on my hands in the evenings so an hour here and there won't go a miss
    cheers Kroenen

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    cheers Kurtyboy much appreciated
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    Jun 10, 2016, 2:05 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #27

    Got my lower jaw teeth back cut them at 2mm thickness and I think job done on them little puppies
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    Jun 10, 2016, 2:16 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #28

    BTW, the screw on the collar was plastic painted silver.

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    Oh wait, I didn't realise you had covered up all the dimensions so what do I check?
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    Jun 10, 2016, 2:30 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #29

    I will pm you o couple of pics I have with the measurements on
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    Jun 10, 2016, 2:33 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #30

    Going to get the plastic collar nuts metal made
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    Jun 10, 2016, 2:45 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #31

    I'm loving this, seeing it slowly coming on is very rewarding and it gets better, I've decided to buy another lathe after my other was destroyed in a garage fire where I used to store and use it ( let's go shopping )
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    Jun 10, 2016, 3:01 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #32

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    Got a bit of time on my hands in the evenings so an hour here and there won't go a miss
    cheers Kroenen

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    cheers Kurtyboy much appreciated
    All the time will be spent on cutting / filling / sanding again and again and again on my mask as its a piece of bantha fodder !
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    Jun 10, 2016, 4:36 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #33

    You will always see something at the mask that is not correct.This mask is one of the most difficult to build props of all time.
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    Jun 11, 2016, 2:34 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #34

    Thanks Kroenen I really am looking forward to chopping filling and sanding my mask
    The mask is a bit of a mess actually, looking at all the other builds they started of 100% better than mine is now, bought it of *bay about 4 years ago on an impulse thinking this will be easy ( boy was I wrong ) looking at what you and other builders have done to the better masks mine is going to be a complete rip apart and rebuild.
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    Jun 11, 2016, 2:40 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #35

    Post some pics of the process.I think we could help you a little bit.
    Did you seen Marcus work on his very bad Ketzer Cast?He made a very great job.
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    Jun 11, 2016, 2:45 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #36

    Why? They are plastic

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    Going to get the plastic collar nuts metal made
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    Jun 11, 2016, 4:42 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #37

    Didn't know they were plastic
    They look metal it's a good paint job
    Going to get one made and just see how it looks, can't hurt or am I over thinking it and being a plum ?
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    Jun 11, 2016, 4:59 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #38

    I've been following Markus and his build on his ketzer mask and he is the one of the reasons I've started my build he and others are very inspiring but I'm sure my mask is much worse than that but I really love a challenge I will post picks of what I have and all that I do to it feedback will be greatly appreciated
    Cheers kroenen
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    Jun 14, 2016, 6:23 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #39

    kurtyboy said: View Post
    Why? They are plastic
    I'm getting them re-done to metal as I've just noticed the plastic knurled end is a straight cut and not criss cross effect like the original
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    Jun 14, 2016, 6:40 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #40

    Yes I know the knurl has changed, but they are both plastic.
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    Jun 14, 2016, 4:03 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #41

    kurtyboy said: View Post
    Yes I know the knurl has changed, but they are both plastic.
    If I could find a plastic one with the right knurled I would probably use it but I will see what the metal ones turn out like
    cheers Marcus
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    Jun 14, 2016, 4:07 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #42

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    Had these back so I thought I would clean them up a give them a coat of primer just to check the overall look
    the fork needs a little more tweaking
    the long key needs to be 4.5mm longer
    the small key is OK to get loads cut
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    Jun 17, 2016, 11:27 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #43

    Just out of curiosity has anybody managed to scratch build any linkages and look screen accurate, not sure I'm going down the right direction trying to scratch build them but I'm a constant trier
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    Jun 20, 2016, 3:21 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #44

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    I picked up some mesh a few months ago and was wondering if this looks right for behind the teeth
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    Last pic is of the original courtesy of Gladus63 from the Paris expo
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    Jun 20, 2016, 3:24 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #45

    Also picked this up with being a plumber I see it all the time
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    Jun 20, 2016, 3:32 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #46

    Teeth mesh is too big there. You need the stuff for repairing dents in cars, very fine mesh.
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    Jun 20, 2016, 3:41 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #47

    kurtyboy said: View Post
    Teeth mesh is too big there. You need the stuff for repairing dents in cars, very fine mesh.
    Also got this
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    Jun 20, 2016, 4:19 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #48

    Got my top disc re cut to the correct size thanks to Kurtyboy for helpful information but still not happy with the inner holes another for the bin 3rd time lucky the holes haven't been equally spaced out and I'm thinking of trying 7 or 7.5mm holes instead of 6mm
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    Jun 20, 2016, 5:26 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #49

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    Also got this
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    Yes thats the mesh.
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    Jun 21, 2016, 8:38 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #50

    kurtyboy said: View Post
    Yes thats the mesh.
    Thanks Marcus your a star

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