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    Jan 5, 2018, 4:11 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #676

    They look square edged to me, pic from Paris expo by Gladus63
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    Jan 8, 2018, 2:48 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #677

    I wanted to show that I’ve done a first test pull of the rubber washer from inside the mask but my photos are not loading, been having trouble for a few weeks now with photos periodically loading and not loading
    they came out ok but I need to change the rubber I used, it’s too floppy, need to be more ridged, it’s in pink at the moment so when I order some new rubber I will also order some black pigment, but if anybody knows of black rubber you can pour available in the uk I would appreciate the input


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    Horay it’s loaded
    I did one in rubber, it’s to soft, it needs to be more rigid and black, I also did a plastic one first so I could see the overall mould shape, I like it a lot
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    Jan 10, 2018, 7:26 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #678

    Plastic mold with the brass disc
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    Pictures now seem to be loading now that I’ve turned off my HDR and Live Photo on my iPhone
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    Jan 15, 2018, 11:57 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #679

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    any updates on your bits
    Well I've just returned home from an extended trip out of the country so I haven't made any further progress on these 3D models, although the resin copies of original Glenross expanders (both the large and small models) that Kroenen77 kindly sent me arrived in my absence and I can now compare the dimensions I estimated. It looks like I almost perfectly nailed the measurements for the larger model, but I can make a couple updates. Here's a quick comparison of my grey coloured 3D print next to the black resin copy.

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    Thanks again to Kroenen77! I'll be sure to post when I have some updates made!
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    Jan 16, 2018, 1:08 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #680

    Cantina_Dude said: View Post
    Well I've just returned home from an extended trip out of the country so I haven't made any further progress on these 3D models, although the resin copies of original Glenross expanders (both the large and small models) that Kroenen77 kindly sent me arrived in my absence and I can now compare the dimensions I estimated. It looks like I almost perfectly nailed the measurements for the larger model, but I can make a couple updates. Here's a quick comparison of my grey coloured 3D print next to the black resin copy.

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    Thanks again to Kroenen77! I'll be sure to post when I have some updates made!
    you have done a fantastic job can’t wait to see more, these might just be on my to buy list
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    4 Weeks Ago  Jan 23, 2018, 7:43 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #681

    Back to the perforated screen for the neck brace for a moment. I don't recall if this was ever kicked around here before but years ago I was trying to source slotted mesh for a 1966 Batmobile model and K&S used to make a slotted mesh similar to that on the Reveal, naturally it is long discontinued. I haven't been able to score a sheet of it for comparison but here is a photo:

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    3 Weeks Ago  Jan 25, 2018, 4:37 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #682

    Thanks for the input Dave, I’m still looking for the correct type, but as yet no joy, I’ve now got a little more time on my hands so I’m now able to concentrate more on searching and building
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    1 Week Ago  Feb 8, 2018, 1:01 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #683

    Hi chaps I’m still around busy busy busy with real world stuff, I’ve got a part back from my nephew today, inner mask black rubber thingy !!!
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    they are still a little bit soft and flexible, so I’m going to ask him to stiffen them up a little then I will take another look and post a pic
    looking good I think
    input any body ?
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    1 Week Ago  Feb 8, 2018, 5:53 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #684

    Is that the fabric you're going to use inside? At times I wonder if I'll ever be able to finish mine properly ... on a sidenote I've seen the original helmet on display ... alas I could not peak inside due to the way it was so horribly displayed at SW Identities :





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    1 Week Ago  Feb 9, 2018, 2:18 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #685

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    Is that the fabric you're going to use inside? At times I wonder if I'll ever be able to finish mine properly ... on a sidenote I've seen the original helmet on display ... alas I could not peak inside due to the way it was so horribly displayed at SW Identities :

    http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original



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    Hi Chaim
    No I won’t be using this fabric, it’s the only thing I’ve found at the moment so I thought I would take a picture of my disc, using the material as a backdrop to see the look of them together. The wife and I are always on the lookout for closer looking fabrics, we visit charity shops and vintage clothing shops hoping to find the original material, it’s not herringbone as my material but more a zig zag
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    Also this material could be slightly darker, and the lighting does not help, I’m still on the lookout for better material as this was only a quick cheap buy 2.00 for a shirt.
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    1 Week Ago  Feb 9, 2018, 2:20 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #686

    The discs look great.


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    1 Week Ago  Feb 9, 2018, 2:27 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #687

    sskunky said: View Post
    The discs look great.


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    thanks Mark
    your name is going on some when I finally approve them if your interested
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    1 Week Ago  Feb 9, 2018, 2:30 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #688

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    thanks Mark
    your name is going on some when I finally approve them if your interested
    Yes please. I also need some brass discs as well as the rubber surrounds.


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    1 Week Ago  Feb 9, 2018, 2:33 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #689

    sskunky said: View Post
    Yes please. I also need some brass discs as well as the rubber surrounds.


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    not a problem, one is no good without the other
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    1 Week Ago  Feb 9, 2018, 1:24 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #690

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    Hi Chaim
    No I won’t be using this fabric, it’s the only thing I’ve found at the moment so I thought I would take a picture of my disc, using the material as a backdrop to see the look of them together. The wife and I are always on the lookout for closer looking fabrics, we visit charity shops and vintage clothing shops hoping to find the original material, it’s not herringbone as my material but more a zig zag
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    Also this material could be slightly darker, and the lighting does not help, I’m still on the lookout for better material as this was only a quick cheap buy 2.00 for a shirt.
    Thats right the original is a lot darker as on the flashpics around there.
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    1 Week Ago  Feb 10, 2018, 5:38 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #691

    I was a trooper for a day but I was packaged wrong
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    At Hamleys toy store in London
    I couldn’t resist

    Also I was the next Doctor near the Disney store
    Well it was rude not to have a pic with the beautiful Tardis
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    1 Week Ago  Feb 10, 2018, 7:40 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #692

    I don't have the original photo, but I tried taking the over exposure, from the flash, out for you guys.
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    Hope this helps. & I'm living vicariously through you guys. I'd love to build this helmet, however I just don't have the room (or talent) for a build this complex.
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    1 Week Ago  Feb 10, 2018, 8:41 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #693

    Thanks Russ it does look darker than I’d imagined, I’ve not had the pleasure of seeing the actual prop in real life/in person
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    1 Week Ago  Feb 10, 2018, 2:54 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #694

    russellsch said: View Post
    I don't have the original photo, but I tried taking the over exposure, from the flash, out for you guys.
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    Hope this helps. & I'm living vicariously through you guys. I'd love to build this helmet, however I just don't have the room (or talent) for a build this complex.
    The Original is a darker.Bens cotton is very near.
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    1 Week Ago  Feb 11, 2018, 2:58 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #695

    I’m been doing some scale drawings of the the grill on the neck brace as looking for the original or anything that even resembles the correct size is getting frustrating and time wasting.
    Once I have the correct size/scale I will save them for a later stage for photo etching.
    I’m now thinking ahead for another part, I have some ideas that I’m currently on the lookout for
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    Has this part ever been identified ? To me it looks like some sort of axel from a kit of some sort, anybody have any ideas or anything you might have heard from the past ?
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    1 Week Ago  Feb 11, 2018, 4:13 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #696

    It was never identified from what I know.Made mine from scratch.
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    1 Week Ago  Feb 11, 2018, 5:25 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #697

    Kroenen77 said: View Post
    It was never identified from what I know.Made mine from scratch.
    Thanks Mark
    ive just been on the prop den reading you build posts for your reveal !!! Wow those comments where deep, glad your still here and not put off from doing what you do best.
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    1 Week Ago  Feb 11, 2018, 8:06 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #698

    I thought this piece was from a rivet gun of some description. I might have that completely wrong its all a bit hazy these days.
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    1 Week Ago  Feb 12, 2018, 1:59 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #699

    sskunky said: View Post
    I thought this piece was from a rivet gun of some description. I might have that completely wrong it’s all a bit hazy these days.
    Thanks Mark, rivet guns I will start looking at
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    1 Week Ago  Feb 12, 2018, 7:29 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #700

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    Thanks Mark
    ive just been on the prop den reading you build posts for your reveal !!! Wow those comments where deep, glad your still here and not put off from doing what you do best.
    Are you talking about the comments of "No Humor Man" there?

    The propden is not the RPF.In the future I will never post something I build on the den.I posted only my finished mask there to close the story.

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