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    Oct 6, 2017, 6:50 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #651

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    @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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    Ben. The brow and crown linkages are from the real parts and i think the ears are my drawings. I remember studying the photos and taking measurements to make that template. Same for all the keys. I have a cad program that allows me to trace an image from a photo. So i scaled the photo of the real mask, layered my see thru cad program over the image and traced the part.
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    Oct 6, 2017, 3:30 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #652

    stevel48 said: View Post
    Ben. The brow and crown linkages are from the real parts and i think the ears are my drawings. I remember studying the photos and taking measurements to make that template. Same for all the keys. I have a cad program that allows me to trace an image from a photo. So i scaled the photo of the real mask, layered my see thru cad program over the image and traced the part.
    2 years on and I'm still learning how to use my autocad 2017
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    Oct 31, 2017, 5:11 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #653

    Ok update time !!!!
    HA HA HA it’s Arrived
    My long awaited CFO ROTJ Vader Mask for my reveal build, I sooooooo love this mask it’s a work of art, Mark @sskunky you are a genius, I can now carry on with my build and start to build my reveal parts to a much better scale
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    Oh im such a happy fella right now and a big thanks to my beautiful wife for getting me this for an early 50th birthday present ( 20 years early) cough cough
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    Nov 6, 2017, 6:20 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #654

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    Ok update time !!!!
    HA HA HA its Arrived
    My long awaited CFO ROTJ Vader Mask for my reveal build, I sooooooo love this mask its a work of art, Mark @sskunky you are a genius, I can now carry on with my build and start to build my reveal parts to a much better scale
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    Oh im such a happy fella right now and a big thanks to my beautiful wife for getting me this for an early 50th birthday present ( 20 years early) cough cough
    Congratulations buddy! looking great

    Will you be using it just for scaling purpose or do you plan to make your own reveal helmet from it (instead of waiting for Marc to do this)?
    What does Marc charge for this kit?
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    Nov 6, 2017, 7:43 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #655

    OdiWan72 said: View Post
    Congratulations buddy! looking great

    Will you be using it just for scaling purpose or do you plan to make your own reveal helmet from it (instead of waiting for Marc to do this)?
    What does Marc charge for this kit?
    Hi Markus
    I will be using this helmet for my reveal, as I’m building I will be scaling all my parts for this accurate helmet, I will also be using the helmets measurements to help me rescale my first mask.
    I want to build 2 reveals, my first helmet is way smaller than this accurate one so I need to chop it up and rebuild my first helmet before I can actually get on with my build, I’m so excited to get on with it, but real world work has to take priority.

    Many a night has been spent sitting and looking at it !!! ( my wife says I need to get a room ) !!!
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    Nov 6, 2017, 7:46 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #656

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    Hi Markus
    I will be using this helmet for my reveal, as I’m building I will be scaling all my parts for this accurate helmet, I will also be using the helmets measurements to help me rescale my first mask.
    I want to build 2 reveals, my first helmet is way smaller than this accurate one so I need to chop it up and rebuild my first helmet before I can actually get on with my build, I’m so excited to get on with it, but real world work has to take priority.

    Many a night has been spent sitting and looking at it !!! ( my wife says I need to get a room ) !!!


    Since my own activities with regards to the VR are limited to collecting parts, I should have plenty of time to either wait for Marc to come through with a VR or buy one of this standard ROTJ helmets, when the time has come

    Again...congrats!

    p.s.:
    Would love to see some side by side comparsions of your ROTJ facemask to the screenused VR (cheecks, tubes, nose, mouth vents etc.)
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    Nov 6, 2017, 8:20 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #657

    OdiWan72 said: View Post


    Since my own activities with regards to the VR are limited to collecting parts, I should have plenty of time to either wait for Marc to come through with a VR or buy one of this standard ROTJ helmets, when the time has come

    Again...congrats!

    p.s.:
    Would love to see some side by side comparsions of your ROTJ facemask to the screenused VR (cheecks, tubes, nose, mouth vents etc.)
    PM sent

    I will post some comparison pics shortly of my first bought helmet that I will be ripping apart to rebuild, but it is really not a pretty sight ( I have a lot of work to do on it ) I might start a separate rebuild thread on this task alone, as I don’t want to be thought of a re-caster then all the evidence will be documented, but trust me it still won’t be anywhere near as good as Marks


    something in my gut is telling not to bother trying to rebuild the old helmet I bought 5 years (on a whim) (compulsive buy) but it takes a lot for me to say no ( god loves a trier)

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    Ha ha ha I hear you laugh !!!! It’s nowhere near !!! I know I know I’m laughing with you and crying inside
    I’m just glad I didn’t scale any of my existing and upcoming reveal parts from this piece of SHog dIT !!
    The old one I mean not the beautiful new one ( phew)
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    5 Days Ago  Dec 6, 2017, 2:09 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #658

    Hey gang,

    I figured this was as good a place as any to post this as it seems to be relevant to the discussion in this great build thread! I've recently been getting into 3D modelling and printing and thought I'd take a quick stab at the Glenross expansion screws. My only real reference was the photos that "gonk27" put up in post #300 of this thread that features both the large and small versions of the expansion screws next to a ruler. So my measurements are largely guesstimates from that, so they are going to be a little off, but once I printed it out for the first time, I really was surprised at just how tiny this thing is, and this is the "large" one. Am I way off here or does this seem to be about right? If anyone has some more detailed measurements they'd be willing to share, I can update my model and then make prints available for people if there is interest. I'd actually be up for trying to model and print a whole bunch of the Vader reveal parts, so I'm always open for any plans, details, or measurements people would like to share!

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    5 Days Ago  Dec 6, 2017, 2:25 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #659

    Can you make them with the "Glenross" writing?
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    5 Days Ago  Dec 6, 2017, 3:03 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #660

    I am planning on adding the inset "GLENROSS" text to my model, although it would take some tests to get the scaling right so that it prints properly. The resolution of the 3D printer I'm using is the limiting factor, so it'll take some experimenting. Conceivably I could model the whole thing and then see about getting it printed on a higher-end machine...

    But I wanted to make sure I was in the ball park with the basic dimensions of this thing before I get too far into the details!
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    5 Days Ago  Dec 6, 2017, 4:20 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #661

    Cantina_Dude said: View Post
    I am planning on adding the inset "GLENROSS" text to my model, although it would take some tests to get the scaling right so that it prints properly. The resolution of the 3D printer I'm using is the limiting factor, so it'll take some experimenting. Conceivably I could model the whole thing and then see about getting it printed on a higher-end machine...

    But I wanted to make sure I was in the ball park with the basic dimensions of this thing before I get too far into the details!
    Hi Dude
    nice start with 3D print all I can suggest regarding all round measurements is to message @gonk27 and see if he will be willing to send you or post all round pics of the measurements or even if anybody has real expanders that would be willing to help out, I would be interested to see how these work out and maybe purchase a set until some originals turn up
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    5 Days Ago  Dec 6, 2017, 5:05 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #662

    Just a little update !!!
    Im still here, but not much happening on the build, I’ve loads of work to get through in the real world and Christmas just round the corner I need to complete a couple of little builds for my sons and grandson

    But in the meantime, a little pic of what I picked up the other day

    on the left is an original LMK AM connector, Courtesy of @OdiWan72 and on the right is a UKW FM connector I picked up from the Bay
    i was pleasantly surprised with overall look, size and shape, identical, just the lettering is different and one hole for the metal prongs is the same angle, not opposite like the original

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    Im going to try and copy these in the new year.
    Also I’m going to rearrange my garage into my workshop as I need to get my CFO Vader helmet worked on, Mmmmmm 2018 is going to be a great year for Vader reveal builds.
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    5 Days Ago  Dec 6, 2017, 7:39 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #663

    Well I just printed out my first test of the same expansion screw model with the "GLENROSS" text inset into it. It's simply beyond the resolution capabilities of this particular printer unfortunately, but it does give the general impression of the word being there...

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    4 Days Ago  Dec 7, 2017, 6:29 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #664

    Haha..yes,it looks a little bit "cryptic".

    Send me a PN..I can send you a resincopy of the real thing if you need.

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