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    Jul 9, 2016, 12:24 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #76

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    QUESTION what sits inside the lense ?
    That's what I'd love to know as well ... anyone know what it is?

    Chaim
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    Jul 9, 2016, 5:41 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #77

    Had a bunch of stuff delivered from my " laser cousin " this evening, didn't realise that 3 months work drawing re-drawing and drawing would look this good
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    Apart from the last pic of the fork linkages waiting for the re-cuts to come back
    got my other camera today for the left hand lense will pull that little puppy apart Sunday evening ( not the puppy !!! The CAMERA)!
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    Jul 10, 2016, 2:45 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #78

    Just going to go off track for a moment stick with me while I gloat with proudness
    met with my son today in Birmingham to watch him play in the softball nationals and he gave me 3 presents ( pictures will follow ). He has studied hard and worked had to get where he is, he has been working in the movie business for 9 years now with various visual effects company's working on fantastic movies Percy Jackson, wolf man, Harry Potter, Marvel movies,
    promethious and many many more, working long hours from the bottom up. Now for about 2 months he has worked for my all time favourite visual effects company ILM London working on DR Strange and another couple of others that are due for release Christmas 2016 and 2017 (a long time ago in a galaxy far away ) !!! So there's my gloat and just to say I'm so proud of him ( work hard chase your dreams does really work )

    My gifts maybe don't mean to much to you but to me PRICELESS
    ILM lanyard
    2 pin badges one for Civil War and one for The Revenant only available to ILM staff and more to come when available
    Thanks for reading of how proud I am of him
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    Jul 10, 2016, 10:59 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #79

    amazing, do you think on sell a kit?
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    Jul 11, 2016, 2:33 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #80

    Thanks ABE
    when I've got some more items together I would probably put a kit together just need to refine a few pieces and then put them on show for members to look at and if they are as they should be and good enough for a reveal build then I don't see why they couldn't buy what ever part they need
    I've had some interest in different bits so there is some hope of kits going on sale
    The more that are interested the more extras I will get made
    It's also down to previous reveal builders to let me know if they are good enough as they have parts in hand I've been in touch with some builders and they have shared some measurements so it's looking good

    Ben
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    Jul 11, 2016, 12:29 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #81

    I would like to thank Gladus63 / Cedric for my hand made Vader reveal part for the inside / underside of my reveal absolutely fantastic what a craftsman
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    And and the last pic with an o-ring from my plumbing bits
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    The original
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    Jul 11, 2016, 4:41 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #82

    Done a bit of refining to the front linkage
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    For this
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    Jul 12, 2016, 11:45 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #83

    Looks rather wonderful ... I can see some parts of yours going to join my Reveal Vader project in the near future

    Chaim
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    Jul 12, 2016, 3:06 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #84

    Oh man!! Count me in if you deside to make a run of kist for this one. I've got the Face plate and neck but absolutely non of the greeblies.
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    Jul 12, 2016, 3:51 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #85

    A lot of care in this, really impressive Ben.
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    Jul 12, 2016, 5:00 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #86

    Thanks chaps I'm really enjoying myself making these parts and I'm so glad you all like them too
    im glad your all watching as more should be back next week
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    Jul 12, 2016, 5:21 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #87

    Any how !!!
    While I was working today changing a ball valve I noticed something that looked very familiar !!!
    does it look familiar to any body else, it's the same size in diameter as the one I've just had made by Cedric but this part is out of a ball valve from a toilet cistern

    found part maybe !!!
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    Found part with Cedrics machined part
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    I wonder if this part looked different 30 years ago
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    Jul 12, 2016, 5:24 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #88

    juajn7fernandez said: View Post
    Oh man!! Count me in if you deside to make a run of kist for this one. I've got the Face plate and neck but absolutely non of the greeblies.
    keep watching I think I will be doing a little kit when I've got them refined and only if they are good enough for a reveal
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    Jul 14, 2016, 10:48 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #89

    While at work again today I pulled out an old air bath/jacuzzi and it had a length of 6mm clear pipe it's an old pipe the bath was dated 1981 is this the correct size for the lower jaw ?
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    Jul 21, 2016, 2:15 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #90

    What can I say !!! My copper Dynodes arrived in the post yesterday.
    i would like to thank Sym-Cha for pointing me in the right direction and Laser Brian for selling them to me.
    Thanks fellas
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    Thing of beauty

    now anybody got any Glenross dental expanders ?
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    Jul 21, 2016, 4:31 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #91

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    While at work again today I pulled out an old air bath/jacuzzi and it had a length of 6mm clear pipe it's an old pipe the bath was dated 1981 is this the correct size for the lower jaw ?
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    You're making fantastic progress there, love it!

    I'm afraid that tubing's a little too big, you need 4mm outside diameter tube for the vocoder. I don't have my info handy but the internal diameter of the tube should be around 1mm I think to accept the copper wire and spring arrangement.
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    Jul 21, 2016, 10:28 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #92

    gonk27 said: View Post
    You're making fantastic progress there, love it!

    I'm afraid that tubing's a little too big, you need 4mm outside diameter tube for the vocoder. I don't have my info handy but the internal diameter of the tube should be around 1mm I think to accept the copper wire and spring arrangement.
    thanks gonk27 I will keep my eyes open for that size I can now stop my Mrs giving me an ear bashing and throw this old tubing away, all I've heard is " what you doing with this old pipe "
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    Jul 30, 2016, 8:44 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #93

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    I think I've cracked it
    just a test fit of 0.5mm flat very thin metal strips on the back of my lens looks good just need to move closer together to fit 14 strips as the original I've only got 12
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    Aug 1, 2016, 3:34 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #94

    My seagull camera arrived on Saturday for one of my correct shutters and I promptly removed it
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    Then I got 0.5mm staples and flattened them out and separated them individually
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    Then I placed them on some sticky tape at the correct distance apart so all are visible through the centre of the shutter
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    I placed the the tape with strips stuck to them face down on the back of the shutter to keep them all in place, then folded back to half way so to expose only the ends of the strips
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    I then glued down only the ends and then let them dry
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    after the glued dried I peeled off the tape and was left with the strips glued into place
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    Finished
    just need to paint and age this little puppy
    I'm a very happy chap
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    Aug 2, 2016, 4:16 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #95

    Sym-Cha said: View Post
    That's what I'd love to know as well ... anyone know what it is?

    Chaim
    how does this look Sym-Cha
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    Aug 2, 2016, 5:51 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #96

    It looks quite acceptable and a genius solution using large staples to recreate those metal strips ... in true propmakers fashion

    Chaim
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    Aug 3, 2016, 2:26 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #97

    Quite impressed by the results!!! well done
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    Aug 3, 2016, 3:18 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #98

    Wow..you really want it...and I like that!

    Great idea with the stripes behind the shutters..I will do the same.
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    Aug 3, 2016, 4:21 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #99

    Wow... Most impressive.
    You've a great job.
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    Aug 8, 2016, 5:28 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #100

    Had the second brow piece back today just need to refine and clean it up also looking at getting come small stamps for the lettering LTRS
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    Piece no1 was not as I wanted it to come out the teeth spacing was wrong so I re-measured and had it re-cut piece no 2 is now ok clean up and refine the edges will see this little puppy done
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    The lettering is looking about 2mm
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    Either going to stamp them or wait and see what the laser print looks like when it comes back
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