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    Feb 12, 2018, 6:46 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #701

    Kroenen77 said: View Post
    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.
    i noticed you closed it down quick with everything finished, the recasting comments would have shut me down straight away I wouldn’t have put up with that, like you say this is the RPF much better on here, but I’ve not posted anything on there I only visit it every now and then
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    Feb 12, 2018, 1:36 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #702

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    i noticed you closed it down quick with everything finished, the recasting comments would have shut me down straight away I wouldn’t have put up with that, like you say this is the RPF much better on here, but I’ve not posted anything on there I only visit it every now and then
    Yes..this was so stupid.But Im not the only artist who had problems on the Den.For me its only important that I have no problems here on the RPF.
    You also have a lot more feedback here...most threads on the den are dead since months.
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    Feb 13, 2018, 5:40 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #703

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    Hi chaps Im still around busy busy busy with real world stuff, Ive 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 Im 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 ?
    They look fantastic to me Ben! great work
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    Feb 13, 2018, 5:47 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #704

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    thanks Mark
    your name is going on some when I finally approve them if your interested

    "Your name will also go on the list, what is it?"
    "Don't tell him Mark!"

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    Feb 13, 2018, 5:56 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #705

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    Im 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.
    Im now thinking ahead for another part, I have some ideas that Im 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 ?

    Yes it has been discovered and I was lucky enough to get a set of resin casts a couple of years ago, but I'm sadly not much the wiser as to what the orignal piece is. I'd love to know though and be able to use originals on my prop of course.

    I was was told only that they were 'button makers' but got no more info that that. I'll have to trawl though my inbox and see if I can contact the guy I got my casts from and perhaps prompt him to reply here himself. Sadly I don't have permission to copy these, or I would. I struck a deal to make some for Kurtyboy but was asked not to make any more. (I know it's a hardware item that no-one can really lay claim to, but nerverless I did promise and have to abide by that).

    I don't think images and dimensions are super-secret though, so unless Marcus beats me to it I'll post a pic against a ruler in a couple of days time.
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    Feb 13, 2018, 1:06 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #706

    gonk27 said: View Post
    Yes it has been discovered and I was lucky enough to get a set of resin casts a couple of years ago, but I'm sadly not much the wiser as to what the orignal piece is. I'd love to know though and be able to use originals on my prop of course.

    I was was told only that they were 'button makers' but got no more info that that. I'll have to trawl though my inbox and see if I can contact the guy I got my casts from and perhaps prompt him to reply here himself. Sadly I don't have permission to copy these, or I would. I struck a deal to make some for Kurtyboy but was asked not to make any more. (I know it's a hardware item that no-one can really lay claim to, but nerverless I did promise and have to abide by that).

    I don't think images and dimensions are super-secret though, so unless Marcus beats me to it I'll post a pic against a ruler in a couple of days time.
    thaks that would be nice to see some perspective photos and measurements, I might be able to knock something up, but in the meantime I will try searching some more, it would be nice if you could get in touch with the chap fore mentioned, would really love more information.

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    They look fantastic to me Ben! great work
    Thanks, I’m trying really hard, slow progress but loving it.
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    Feb 13, 2018, 1:39 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #707

    Yes your discs are great...is the inside real brass?
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    Feb 13, 2018, 2:00 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #708

    Kroenen77 said: View Post
    Yes your discs are great...is the inside real brass?
    real brass
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    Made from real brass lol
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    Feb 13, 2018, 2:08 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #709

    That is awesome...I could change mine also one day with these babys.
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    Feb 14, 2018, 4:22 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #710

    Autocad work for the neck collar mesh/backing for the photo etchers, has anybody got an idea of thickness of this ? I was thinking about 0.5 - 0.75mm
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    Feb 14, 2018, 4:53 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #711

    Printed out with some pieces on for scale
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    Not sure as yet, going to have another look at it tomorrow night
    ive had a quick look and they seem to be as they should (ish) a hard one to get, as on the original the slots are not all symmetrical and the cad drawing are all exactly the same
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    Feb 17, 2018, 7:25 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #712

    I’ve got a second rubber disc back, slightly more ridged ( not much )
    i need to do another more neater mold as there are slight imperfections in the rubber
    these are not trimmed, just roughly pulled from the mold
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    Feb 17, 2018, 12:21 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #713

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    Ive got a second rubber disc back, slightly more ridged ( not much )
    i need to do another more neater mold as there are slight imperfections in the rubber
    these are not trimmed, just roughly pulled from the mold
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    Looking good.
    I could pressure mould that piece. That would give you a very clean mould.


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    Feb 17, 2018, 12:47 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #714

    I like the sound of that, I have an idea of the process, and was in 2 minds on building a home made one, but no room for (as yet) for another piece of kit
    what would you need from me ?
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    Feb 17, 2018, 3:44 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #715

    I just need some discs to mould. Or one if you only have one.
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    Feb 17, 2018, 5:30 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #716

    I will make a new mould that’s neater
    or I have a plastic copy
    or a rubber mould of the original metal disc
    or the original metal disc
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    Feb 18, 2018, 1:25 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #717

    If remould the original metal disc under pressure it will be as sharp as it can be. How long does the rubber you are using for the discs take to cure? I believe there is an adative you can put into fast cast that will make it more flexible. Rubbers normally take quite a while to cure so making lots takes ages. I could pressure mould one cast it and then make a multi mould so you could do a set at a time.
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    Feb 18, 2018, 1:37 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #718

    Good morning Mark
    The rubber I used took about 12 hours to cure, the black rubber my nephew used at his works was 18 -24 hrs
    i was thinking of doing a multi mold, but I’m still working on getting a great first cast and a decent rubber
    all help welcome and what ever you need to make this happen just let me know
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    Feb 22, 2018, 5:05 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #719

    Hi Ben

    Here as promised are some shots of one of my neckbrace details. The 'legs' on these casts are a little too parallel, they need to angle outwards apart from each other just a little bit so at some point I'll try soaking these in hot water to see if they can be bent to shape.


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    Feb 25, 2018, 11:08 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #720

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    Hi Ben

    Here as promised are some shots of one of my neckbrace details. The 'legs' on these casts are a little too parallel, they need to angle outwards apart from each other just a little bit so at some point I'll try soaking these in hot water to see if they can be bent to shape.


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    thank you, now that I’ve finished up on my last little project I will see what I can do, I’ve got 2 little jobs to chase up for 2 other members but I can play with this in between
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 13, 2018, 11:48 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #721

    Just realised I’m now 2 Happy RPF birthday to me, the best thing I ever did was signing up to this forum, thanks for a great first 2 years for the rest of my life
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    1 Week Ago  Apr 13, 2018, 12:37 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #722



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    1 Week Ago  Apr 13, 2018, 2:14 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #723

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    6 Days Ago  Apr 14, 2018, 2:40 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #724

    Oh I passed your birthday.Happy birthday later!I had also this month on the 03.April!

    Some news about your build?Did you cut the CFO faceplate in 2 halves?
    I also have my CFO cast now...I really love it.

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