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    Jun 3, 2017, 3:12 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #576

    Update .....
    scaled..... printed......rescaled.....printed.......and on and on and on.......
    ended up with this little puppy, going to get it sent off for sample cutting and I will see how it looks with the other pieces, but my "laser cousin" is dragging his feet a little as he is busy looking for another house ( hope he doesn't want any plumbing work doing ) as I might drag my feet.
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    The overall size came out at 46mm
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    Jun 3, 2017, 3:33 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #577

    I've also added the little hangover I missed from one of my ear parts, see post pic #572 five up from here ^
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    @Kroenen77 I've got one now
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    Jun 6, 2017, 4:16 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #578

    Update
    I've finally got back my redrawn brow and crown linkages, only a very slight difference to what they where, I'm much happier with these
    take a look, tell me what you think as I'm going to send off to the photo etchers later this week for the LTRS brow linkage to be made and it should be the final and finished attempt as I feel these are bang on
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    Jun 7, 2017, 6:41 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #579

    I admire your dedication to this project...stellar work Ben!
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    Jun 7, 2017, 11:12 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #580

    OdiWan72 said: View Post
    I admire your dedication to this project...stellar work Ben!
    Thanks Markus, I just want the best possible time is not really an issue, #waiting for CFO he he he !!!
    so what do you think of the latest parts ?
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    Jun 11, 2017, 9:47 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #581

    Update
    I've now sent the brow linkage LTRS off for the final time to be photo etched
    as I've had no other criticism back for any alterations, only likes, I'm thinking that all that are watching are happy with the final design, the lettering was the hardest thing to get right and with plenty of input I have received ( thanks chaps ) I think we nailed it
    I will post a pic when they return
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    Jun 11, 2017, 9:54 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #582

    These parts are finally off to my "laser cousin" to be test cut for sizing and overall look
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    1-4 linkage will be sent at a later stage to the photo etchers when the final shape and size has been confirmed, but I must say," it's looking rather good "

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    Jun 11, 2017, 3:07 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #583

    Seems like you're on a roll ... what's next?

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    Jun 11, 2017, 4:20 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #584

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    Seems like you're on a roll ... what's next?

    Cham
    working on these while I wait for things to come back, mainly the rods for the cogs I've not touched my lathe for a while
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    Also a bit of custom saber work
    Oh and GOTG Awesome mix tape and gift box for my boys
    and if I've got time I want to draw up these
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    Jun 14, 2017, 4:09 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #585

    I've had my latest pieces back
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    I'm not convinced over the pincers, I've scaled them from pictures and they look as they should placed over the picture, maybe it's because I've seen so many different variations in look and size that seeing this to scale is just deceiving my eyes.

    The face/fork linkage looks good all I need now is someone with an accurate mask I can send one to for proofing and criticism, then I can readjust then send to the photo etchers for the 1-4 to be etched and I have just one person in mind, as he is currently building a screen accurate mask that I will be using. @sskunky if your willing to help out
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    Jun 19, 2017, 10:23 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #586

    A very annoyed Update !!!

    ive had a message back from the photo etchers and they can't make the lettering any thinner than my first attempt

    this is my first attempt, please note the lettering has been altered ( size and spacing ) for my second attempt, but you get the idea of how thick it will be.
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    Ive sprayed 1 coat of primer on the old attempt to see if it looks any better, maybe another couple of coats might look better before the top coat
    But I won't be having them cut as yet unless everybody is happy with this width of lettering, as I'm not spending money on them to sit in a scrap pile and find they are not good enough to use.

    input needed please gents, as these won't be going any further until another idea for the LTRS comes my way
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    Jun 19, 2017, 7:03 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #587

    How about laser etching? Is that an option? I've seen it done in wood and depending on the width of the laser it can be rather thin

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    Jun 20, 2017, 1:38 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #588

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    How about laser etching? Is that an option? I've seen it done in wood and depending on the width of the laser it can be rather thin


    Cham
    Tried it, can't get it deep enough, it only marks the surface, any hotter and it will burn through and melt the edges,
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    Jun 20, 2017, 1:54 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #589



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    Jun 20, 2017, 2:48 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #590

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    Tried it, can't get it deep enough, it only marks the surface, any hotter and it will burn through and melt the edges,
    What is with your metal casting plans?I think if you would cast them in aluminium they would be perfect.The master could you make out of plastic..and into plastic you can laser deep enough with perfect lines.
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    Jun 20, 2017, 3:47 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #591

    These are metal and laser cut not castings, going down the road with plastic first then cast in ally isn't the way I even thought about going, but it another route I could go down if all other routes stop at a dead end, thanks Mark

    ive sprayed another couple of coats of primer onto the part, rubbing each layer down as I go, gently filling in the lettering, it might work, being so small in the first place I'm not even sure it will be noticeable
    spoke to another chap today about having them engraved, but a little bit heavier than the first attempt (way back before photo etching ) was on my list, but cannot guarantee the same screen look font
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    Here they are with a couple of extra coats of primer, more to add
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    Jun 20, 2017, 5:47 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #592



    This (see above) is your goal ... no compromises ... just do it!

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    Jun 20, 2017, 6:32 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #593

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/z...psw1dmtg4b.jpg

    This (see above) is your goal ... no compromises ... just do it!

    Cham
    Yes my master
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    Jun 20, 2017, 8:04 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #594



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    Jun 24, 2017, 1:09 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #595

    Just having a look at these and having a play around
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    Made the disc 24mm
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    Can anybody confirm the measurements for the rubber discs
    ive got this
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    I've just got some hole punches various sizes, pure rubber glue, some strips of 1mm thick rubber ( un-cured ) ready for cutting and forming, them my nephew will take them to his works and cure them
    i just need some confirmation on the sizes
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    At the moment I'm just playing with this and might go down a differen route in making these, but as my nephew works with this stuff I thought I would try a few ideas out first
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    Jun 30, 2017, 6:34 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #596

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    Just having a look at these and having a play around
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    Made the disc 24mm
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    Can anybody confirm the measurements for the rubber discs
    ive got this
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    I've just got some hole punches various sizes, pure rubber glue, some strips of 1mm thick rubber ( un-cured ) ready for cutting and forming, them my nephew will take them to his works and cure them
    i just need some confirmation on the sizes
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    At the moment I'm just playing with this and might go down a differen route in making these, but as my nephew works with this stuff I thought I would try a few ideas out first
    7 days later and nobody can confirm any sort of measurements !!!
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    Jul 1, 2017, 7:08 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #597

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    7 days later and nobody can confirm any sort of measurements !!!
    i have these discs in hard plastic...will send you the dimensions later today
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    Jul 1, 2017, 8:12 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #598

    35mm OD for my plastic ones. I think Gonk scaled these.
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    Jul 1, 2017, 4:20 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #599

    Thanks Marcus, I also own Gonks discs
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    Jul 1, 2017, 5:37 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #600

    Thanks chaps
    OdiWan if you can send me measurements on what you have I can start some test discs

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