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    May 21, 2017, 5:52 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #551

    I wasn't to far out
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    May 21, 2017, 6:57 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #552

    Yeah ... right ...



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    May 22, 2017, 11:31 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #553

    Excellent find about the vocoder parts being used on the shutters.

    soooo please add 4 of your inaccurate ones to my lot, ok?!

    thanks for your efforts !!!
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    May 22, 2017, 12:02 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #554

    OdiWan72 said: View Post
    Excellent find about the vocoder parts being used on the shutters.

    soooo please add 4 of your inaccurate ones to my lot, ok?!

    thanks for your efforts !!!
    4 added
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    May 22, 2017, 12:14 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #555

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
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    May 24, 2017, 7:02 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #556

    Looking into the future !!!
    has anybody got any vocoder screen accurate mesh need a sample piece or some specs please
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    May 24, 2017, 7:12 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #557

    Ask Kurtyboy ... he's your guy when it comes to screen-accurate en vintage parts

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    May 24, 2017, 11:11 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #558

    Update !!!! Ha ha ha AGAIN

    ive done an ever so slight alteration to the piece and I've altered the LTRS, I've imported 2 images to cad, Original and @Sym-Cha drawing. I've traced over both images stretching and skewing pushing and pulling and ended up with this little puppy what do people think @Sym-Cha i would like your opinion and eye on this buddy
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    May 24, 2017, 11:28 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #559

    I think it looks great ... so photo-etching is the next step?

    Cham
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    May 24, 2017, 11:50 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #560

    Going to get a sample cut of both brow linkage and crown linkages first for the slight resize I've done and check them out on a mock up
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    May 25, 2017, 4:51 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #561

    I've been to a little engineering shop today and had talks about having the nose/lip guard pressed / bent into shape should see what happens over the next couple of weeks Click image for larger version. 

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    May 26, 2017, 2:23 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #562

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    I've been to a little engineering shop today and had talks about having the nose/lip guard pressed / bent into shape should see what happens over the next couple of weeks Click image for larger version. 

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    I am VERY interested in how this part turns out as well :-)

    Dave
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    May 26, 2017, 7:38 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #563

    dcarty said: View Post
    I am VERY interested in how this part turns out as well :-)

    Dave
    I've had a lot of failures and let downs with this part I hope I've found somebody that can help !!! Fingers crossed
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    May 27, 2017, 4:44 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #564

    Had a productive afternoon !! about 6 hours of painstaking, eye boggling, squinting work
    from my 5th attempt of the face/fork linkage and pictures downloaded to auto cad I scaled the drawing using the copper Dynode as reference, I then placed I've a copy of my 5th attempt
    and then altered the angles slightly and redrew the linkage, then I traced over the numbers 1-4 where the needed to be, and this is the final result so far !!!
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    Attempt 6 with numbers
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    Printed number 6 for size check
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    Attempt 5 over printed 6 (slight angle change )
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    May 27, 2017, 5:09 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #565

    You get the idea
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    this is with attempt no 5 linkage and an old set of ears
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    Attempt 5 linkage with my current set of ears
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    May 28, 2017, 3:56 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #566

    The next piece im going to have a closer look at today is what I'm calling the ( Pincers) if there is a more commonly known name please let me know so I can stay current with everybody
    Question : is that looking like a number 4 on the sticking out tab ?
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    May 28, 2017, 7:45 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #567

    4 it is ... or otherwise it's a blob that resembles a 4 ... either way you've another job cut-out for you ...

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    May 28, 2017, 9:55 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #568

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    4 it is ... or otherwise it's a blob that resembles a 4 ... either way you've another job cut-out for you ...

    Cham
    it might be easier just to buy a 1.5mm stamp and do that by hand
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    May 29, 2017, 8:36 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #569

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    The next piece im going to have a closer look at today is what I'm calling the ( Pincers) if there is a more commonly known name please let me know so I can stay current with everybody
    Question : is that looking like a number 4 on the sticking out tab ?
    Hi Ben, yeah I also think that's a '4' but oddly I think without the middle triangle part of the number so it's really more just the outline of a '4'. I'm not sure how that could have happened on the original piece. I'll have to check again on this.

    I don't know if there's a recognised name for these among builders, but I've always called them the 'crocodiles' (use a little imagination!) but Pincers is a good term

    There were two of these on the Reveal originally but I'm so used to seeing the prop with one missing that I'll have to decide how many I include on mine.
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    May 29, 2017, 11:31 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #570

    gonk27 said: View Post
    Hi Ben, yeah I also think that's a '4' but oddly I think without the middle triangle part of the number so it's really more just the outline of a '4'. I'm not sure how that could have happened on the original piece. I'll have to check again on this.

    I don't know if there's a recognised name for these among builders, but I've always called them the 'crocodiles' (use a little imagination!) but Pincers is a good term

    There were two of these on the Reveal originally but I'm so used to seeing the prop with one missing that I'll have to decide how many I include on mine.
    Hi Jeremy nice to hear from you again, same here regarding the 4, in two minds about what to do, have the shape 4 cut out and leave the rest to each individual builder to blob the middle or stamp the 4 and again leave it to each individual builder to get the desired look when painting or even a third mind !!! Get a 4 stamp and dremmel out the centre before stamping, trial and error at this stage.

    As for the amount of pincers to put on, me personally I'm going down the screen accurate look not the old, bits fallen off over time look.
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    May 29, 2017, 2:52 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #571

    I dont think its a "4".Only a defect from the metalcasting of this part that has the raw lines of a "4".

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    May 29, 2017, 4:21 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #572

    Kroenen77 said: View Post
    I dont think its a "4".Only a defect from the metalcasting of this part that has the raw lines of a "4".

    http://up.picr.de/29338833in.jpg
    these linkages were stamped out not cast as the slight curvature of all the edges gives it away, if we could see a pic of the pincer on the other side and if it's a blank then it's a start, knowing that it's like the 1-4 linkage and flipped over when used

    Ok so it looks like 4 but not a four ! so a stamp looking like a four should give me the screen look.

    Also news on my ears !!! Drawing change again I've noticed this little overhang I never even noticed
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    My version is missing it !!! How did I miss it !! How did @Kroenen77 miss this, it was right in front of us Thank lord Vader there not final cut !!!
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    May 30, 2017, 5:20 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #573

    So its not really important what it is or how you made it..only the look is important.
    Oh and about the little overhang...I have it on my ears.
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    May 30, 2017, 7:16 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #574

    Kroenen77 said: View Post
    So its not really important what it is or how you made it..only the look is important.
    Oh and about the little overhang...I have it on my ears.
    and I will soon have it on my ears
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    May 31, 2017, 12:48 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #575

    Just working on scaling the pincers and because of the curvature of the picture/mask I'm having a little trouble with the overall length, can someone please send me a pic of what you already have with a scale rule beside it.

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    please please thank you
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