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    Aug 9, 2016, 2:32 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #101

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    Found this today
    thought it would do for the jaw but I think it has to many ridges
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    Aug 22, 2016, 5:51 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #102

    Been away for a little break, so it's time to get back to it.
    Got back to work on some forehead parts I've made up 3 sets ready for some primer, I'm also waiting on a set of 2mm letter stamps for the left hand forehead linkage ( LTRS ) to be stamped before I prime, so by Thursday should see them done ( fingers crossed )
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    Ive also worked on 3 crown linkages, I need to score 2 little groves as the original with the dremmel and prime them up
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    As you can see I have a few to work on and get completed
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    When I have them primed up I'm going to send a set to a friend and see if they pass for a reveal helmet
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    Aug 23, 2016, 12:11 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #103

    Look fantastic, I'd love to get a set!
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    Aug 23, 2016, 2:39 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #104

    Mickxc said: View Post
    Look fantastic, I'd love to get a set!
    Thanks Mickxc
    if they pass I will be sticking them in the JY
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    Aug 23, 2016, 5:43 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #105

    Awesome progress...still in for a full set of accurate exteriour parts
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    Aug 23, 2016, 6:41 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #106

    OdiWan72 said: View Post
    Awesome progress...still in for a full set of accurate exteriour parts
    Thanks Markus if you are happy with what I produce I will be more than happy to supply you with what you require ����


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    Aug 23, 2016, 3:00 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #107

    Looks great.But look at the little fingers on the linkages...the last one on the right one is a step down.

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    Aug 23, 2016, 4:28 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #108

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    Thanks Markus if you are happy with what I produce I will be more than happy to supply you with what you require ����


    Ben
    I'm up for a full set too. Great effort chasing the detail. Keep it up!

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    Kroenen77 said: View Post
    Looks great.But look at the little fingers on the linkages...the last one on the right one is a step down.

    http://up.picr.de/26599549xa.jpg
    superb eye for detail!
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    Aug 23, 2016, 5:11 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #109

    Kroenen77 said: View Post
    Looks great.But look at the little fingers on the linkages...the last one on the right one is a step down.

    http://up.picr.de/26599549xa.jpg
    Ha ha and it's now down "lol" thanks kroenen is that better ?
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    Aug 23, 2016, 5:18 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #110

    Ok I've now got the 2 little lines in the crown linkage " good enough for you Kroenen77" he he he
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    Now im not sure if I should just clean it up and leave it metal silver colour as it looks on the original but it's a different metal and colour or to prime and spray silver to also protect it
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    Aug 24, 2016, 4:56 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #111

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    Ha ha and it's now down "lol" thanks kroenen is that better ?
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    Good boy!
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    Aug 24, 2016, 1:55 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #112

    Got my 2mm stamps and what a big failure be back in a few days I need to make a jig, can't do it by eye and luck alone BUT there is still hope
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    And probably not to hit the punch to hard !!!

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    Good boy!
    thanks dad !!!��
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    Aug 25, 2016, 1:27 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #113

    My letters are made with a laser in resin.This fine letters I would engrave in the metal if your cousin can engrave deep enough.I think the originals are cast ironparts.You can also see it on the shape and the lines of the fine little arms.With bending its hard to become 100% the same shape on every arm.If I had the skills,I would cast the parts in aluminium.That would be the perfect way.
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    Aug 26, 2016, 1:39 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #114

    Kroenen77 said: View Post
    My letters are made with a laser in resin.This fine letters I would engrave in the metal if your cousin can engrave deep enough.I think the originals are cast ironparts.You can also see it on the shape and the lines of the fine little arms.With bending its hard to become 100% the same shape on every arm.If I had the skills,I would cast the parts in aluminium.That would be the perfect way.
    I have a friend who could engrave the letters but each letter would cost per letter and I don't want to start pushing up the price per item, I will check the price tomorrow for engraving but I'm also going to try a jig and I'm going to try 1.5mm lettering if I can get one engraved tomorrow I will post a pic.
    thanks kroenen
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    Aug 27, 2016, 8:23 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #115

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    I've had a forehead linkage engraved but it's just not deep enough, when it's primed and painted your going to loose the letters so it's going to be a jig and stamped, going to take a short while as I need to design and build a jig
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    Aug 27, 2016, 8:36 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #116

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ID:	658476Got 5 reveal collars going in the JY
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    Aug 27, 2016, 11:26 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #117

    Wow..this letters are looking good.
    I could need one of these collars!
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    Aug 27, 2016, 5:03 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #118

    Kroenen77 said: View Post
    Wow..this letters are looking good.
    I could need one of these collars!
    I've sent you a PM
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    Aug 27, 2016, 5:09 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #119

    Got it!Thanks.
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    Sep 5, 2016, 2:35 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #120

    What an interesting few days I've had !!!!!!
    Research Research Research. I've been looking back over the YUKU forum and had a real good read. It's amazing how long and how much time and effort the members put into there builds including the research. I've also noticed how many members from there are here or are they from here that went to there !! Anyhow looking over the posts I noticed a member STEVE148 who was doing a lot of parts and he said he had a couple of original typewriter/adding machine parts that he was casting and selling and also in the process of tying to identify the correct machine they came from.
    The million dollar question is Did it ever get identified or have I missed something ?, I'm still researching myself ( I've never looked at as many books ) I can now name 99% of the parts in a Remington 1920s #3 typewriter. Does anybodcknow what ever happened to steve148 or has anybody got a spare resin mould of the original linkage he made ? I've now drawn up 3 linkages from different pictures from past forums and had a resin one sent to me from very kind forum member and they all are different in size and angles, very frustrating when I'm trying to get them bang on
    So if anybody can help please do

    help me obi wan your my only hope ( sorry couldn't resist )
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    Sep 5, 2016, 3:03 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #121

    From what I know nobody ever found the source of the real linkages.People bought hundreds of typewriters and other stuff...but no part inside was like the one on the mask.
    I also have never seen a resinkit from the Originalparts.
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    Sep 5, 2016, 6:46 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #122

    He mentioned Darth Furtive and Vader Dentist as having mounds of the original parts and I think Lord Sandy they might have made moulds themselves and passed them on to other builders buddies there's definitely originals or moulds of them out there need to find them and get metal ones cut so we can all stop guessing and trying to draw them up from pictures.
    with all the different angles on them I'm noticing slightly different fixing positions for the dynodes to compensate for the different sizes and angles in the linkages
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    Sep 6, 2016, 11:01 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #123

    When you find the Originalparts you are the man!We all never found them over years.
    I looked over months on thousands of google pics and inside of every machine Ive found.Nothing.
    I think the only way to find them is over the markings 1-4 and LTRS.
    I think you could find them in the UK because the mask was built there from what I know.
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    Sep 7, 2016, 5:21 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #124

    I'm just going to keep looking and looking they will pop up someday and I won't keep it a secret I think everybody should know
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    Sep 9, 2016, 1:10 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #125

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
    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
    Are this special staples ?Normal ones are smaller,right?

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