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    Aug 17, 2017, 4:00 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #626

    That is a very easy mold.Glue the parts with double-sided adhesive tape in a frame and pour silicon from one corner in it.Make that slow that it has enough time to release possible airbubbles.
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    Aug 17, 2017, 6:08 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #627

    Kroenen77 said: View Post
    That is a very easy mold.Glue the parts with double-sided adhesive tape in a frame and pour silicon from one corner in it.Make that slow that it has enough time to release possible airbubbles.
    Cheers Mark
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    Aug 17, 2017, 11:05 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #628

    No problem my friend.
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    Aug 17, 2017, 2:51 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #629

    Update : rubber brass disc backer thingy !!!!
    4 hours of filing, cramp in my hands and sore finger tips, I think the metal disc is now ready for casting,
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    Ive put a rough unpolished brass disc in the centre to give the overall look, I can't wait to see the final rubber mold.
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    Aug 17, 2017, 3:08 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #630

    From this
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    to this, I'm pleased with myself
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    Aug 17, 2017, 3:17 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #631

    Great...I think that I must change mine with your kit!
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    Aug 17, 2017, 3:19 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #632

    Thanks Mark,
    I appreciate your comment as your build looks great anyway
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    Aug 22, 2017, 3:17 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #633

    Made a mold, not 100% happy but I'm going to cast some black rubber just to get an idea of how it looks
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    Aug 22, 2017, 3:59 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #634

    I modelled one about 10 years ago. But I never got around to moulding it. I should dig it out and see how close it was.
    Yours looks fantastic.
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    Aug 22, 2017, 5:28 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #635

    sskunky said: View Post
    I modelled one about 10 years ago. But I never got around to moulding it. I should dig it out and see how close it was.
    Yours looks fantastic.
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    Thanks for your kind comment Mark
    Please please do, this molding process is a little confusing to me, there's that much different materials on the market I don't know what to go for, I want it to look the same as is and not look shiny like smooth silicone, my nephew works for a company that uses rubber for gaskets, he is going to find out on Monday next week to see what they can do, if I can get these done correct I will knock you a few up
    Im using the measurements @gonk27 posted, post #603 so We are not sure if these are even correct, I can easily make more at different sizes.
    when I've got a couple made up with brass discs I will send you one for you take a closer look at, that is if your willing to give me your input to get these correct ?
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    3 Weeks Ago  Sep 30, 2017, 2:56 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #636

    Today I've seen the real Darth Vader Reveal helmet at STAR WARS Identities ... still like it a lot only it was better displayed back in the Paris reference shots

    Cham
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    3 Weeks Ago  Sep 30, 2017, 4:39 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #637

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    Today I've seen the real Darth Vader Reveal helmet at STAR WARS Identities ... still like it a lot only it was better displayed back in the Paris reference shots

    Cham
    I've never seen it up close and personal as yet, im regularly drooling over the Paris expo photos by Cedric
    I'm envious of you did you manage to snag and photos of it ?
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 12:24 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #638

    Here it the exact shape as traced from the mercedes typewriter parts. around 2005 i was working on my reveal with Michael Peter in Germany who was lucky enough to have found the right machine to scavenge parts. I was gonna make myself a new set soon. I have dimensions for many of the other metal parts as well.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 2:44 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #639

    Stevel48, did you used to be on the old yahoo reveal group? Im sure our paths have crossed before. In fact Im sure I had some reveal pieces from you back in the day?
    Do you remember what model Mercedes it was?
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 4:25 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #640

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    I've never seen it up close and personal as yet, im regularly drooling over the Paris expo photos by Cedric
    I'm envious of you did you manage to snag and photos of it ?
    No ... sorry I was in full jedi-costume as part of getting free access and didn't bring my camera along. Boots were killing me after 2 hours though

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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 5:30 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #641

    stevel48 said: View Post
    Here it the exact shape as traced from the mercedes typewriter parts. around 2005 i was working on my reveal with Michael Peter in Germany who was lucky enough to have found the right machine to scavenge parts. I was gonna make myself a new set soon. I have dimensions for many of the other metal parts as well.
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    what a nice surprise @steve148 I remember your name very well ( yuku forum I'm sure ? ) I cannot thank you enough for the pics and hopefully anything else you could share with us
    as @sskunky mentioned about the typewriter would the exact model still be known as I've looked at many Mercedes typewriters and still found nothing ( as yet ) I was going to move onto Mercedes adding machines next.
    Many many thanks for getting in touch
    im now going to be busy rescaling and re-drawing my parts for everybody to enjoy @sskunky you need to get busy now !!!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 6:07 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #642

    From what I know Michael Peter said that he has found the right typewriter...but never said what model it is and never posted pics from the parts.
    So this is very interesting now.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 7:47 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #643

    Kroenen77 said: View Post
    From what I know Michael Peter said that he has found the right typewriter...but never said what model it is and never posted pics from the parts.
    So this is very interesting now.
    What he wrote to me back then.

    I don`t know the model because my typewriter was disambled and the main body was missing. Actually I bought some rusty metal things...
    I called the man who sold it to me yesterday but he `didn`t tell me what type it is. Im angry about that guy! I payed so much money for it...

    But I can promise you that my polystyrene parts are exactly the same size and thickness of the material as the metal ones

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    I bought many a mercedes typewriter from gwrmany without success. It got too expensive so i just gave up.

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    Ill post more typewriter part drawings soon.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 8:04 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #644

    sskunky said: View Post
    Stevel48, did you used to be on the old yahoo reveal group? I’m sure our paths have crossed before. In fact I’m sure I had some reveal pieces from you back in the day?
    Do you remember what model Mercedes it was?
    Yes i was. An then yuku
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 8:09 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #645

    Here is a great story about that line under thr dome some fanatics have to add to their mask.

    I also thought you might be interested in this story from Tom Mulack regarding his visit to the LFL Archives:

    "When I was attending a STW con this year, a propmaker had a very nice Vader
    reveal on display. It had a very thin, horizontal white line painted along
    the edge of the dome on the right front side. I talked to the owner, who was
    very proud of his screen accurate mask. I asked him why the white line was
    was there, and he replied that you can see it in all the MOM images and also
    the archives book. So I stated that it was not there when the mask was used
    on screen, the thin line is actually a crack that happened when Lorne took
    the mask from the shelf to hand it over to me. When he touched it, the heavy
    top part fell over, and since then the dome had this crack. Bad luck."
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 8:14 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #646

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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 10:06 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #647

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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 6, 2017, 3:24 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #648

    stevel48 said: View Post
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    @steve148
    the drawings of the brow / crown linkage and ears taken from actual used parts or are they scaled drawings from pictures
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    Thanks

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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 6, 2017, 4:14 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #649

    stevel48 said: View Post
    What he wrote to me back then.

    I don`t know the model because my typewriter was disambled and the main body was missing. Actually I bought some rusty metal things...
    I called the man who sold it to me yesterday but he `didn`t tell me what type it is. Im angry about that guy! I payed so much money for it...

    But I can promise you that my polystyrene parts are exactly the same size and thickness of the material as the metal ones

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    I bought many a mercedes typewriter from gwrmany without success. It got too expensive so i just gave up.

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    Ill post more typewriter part drawings soon.

    Thanks.So what I said.There is no proof that he really has the originalparts.Only his statement.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 6, 2017, 5:28 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #650

    I believe the metal ones are on his mask. I'm certain that these tracings i have are from the genuine article.

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