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    May 14, 2016, 4:37 AM - Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #1

    Well I think it's time I started my own thread for my reveal build you are all welcome to comment all information and HELP is very welcome
    I've had contact with Kurtyboy and kroenen77 via there own threads and they are very inspirational thanks chaps I'm still watching your threads
    so hear goes
    I've been drawing up and having metal parts cut out from my cousin now renamed by kroenen77 is now my " laser-cousin "
    had some success but still need to refine them as I'm drawing parts up from picturesClick image for larger version. 

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    May 14, 2016, 4:44 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #2

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    May 15, 2016, 2:44 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #3

    Just trying to draw up some head keys at the moment and I'm getting many variations in sizes throughout the pictures I'm trying to scale from some are showing 36mm long, 40mm and 42mm with an average of 6mm wide anybody got some actual measurements they can share before I send my drawing off to be test cut would save loads of time
    thanks
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    May 15, 2016, 2:49 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #4

    Drawn up the teeth for the lower jaw of a pic I found from an old Vader build forum, it looks ok but not sure how screen accurate it is but its only the teeth on show, going to send it off for cutting and see how it looks when I get it back
    what do people think ?
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    May 15, 2016, 11:28 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #5

    Hi Bengrim09,

    ... looks like you're of to a wonderful future for offering screen-accurate replicas ... I for one will be following your progress closely

    Chaim
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    May 16, 2016, 4:13 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #6

    Thanks Chaim
    if I can get them to look screen accurate then I will offer them to whoever wants them but I will need advise and help off as many builders who have already built or have information to share regarding measurements as its not just for me but other members to enjoy.

    Ben
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    May 16, 2016, 4:46 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #7

    Hi Ben,

    Here's a link with large close-ups ... that could be useful, if you haven't found it already through your research

    http://gladus63.free.fr/SW_Paris/index_27.htm

    Chaim
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    May 16, 2016, 9:34 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #8

    Your a top man thank you very much I will draw up some more parts and see how they look when I start getting them back
    I won't forget the help your giving me thanks

    Ben
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    May 16, 2016, 11:33 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #9

    Going to try and get to the engineers shop this week and see if he can make me some metal screws for my neck collar ( thanks to kurtyboy for one ) and 5 my wife got me going to get 6 done as I've now got 6
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    pictures to follow when there done
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    May 25, 2016, 3:20 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #10

    Getting fed up waiting for my parts to come back from my "laser cousin" and the neck collar nut from the machinists
    Arghhhh I want them NOW
    But in the meantime I'm seriously considering the dental expanders "what a pain to find" can get modern ones at a cost or resin ones but how hard would it be to get them commissioned to be made just need a couple of original ones
    Anybody have any thoughts on it or am I just an idiot ?
    Desperate time means desperate measures
    I only want what looks right
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    Jun 1, 2016, 1:54 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #11

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ID:	631072Just got the lower jaw teeth back and I've had them made from 2 thicknesses of metal 1.5mm and 3mm I'm not sure of the correct thickness of material needed so I need help from somebody who already has some so I can get some made as they should be, so please anybody who knows please comment as I need a little information

    Thanks Ben
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    Jun 1, 2016, 4:12 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #12

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    Got my first metal cut piano keys back for inspection and to check out the size and I think the drop in the big keys needs to be 1.5mm and not 1mm as the defined shape needs to be a little more and the overall length of the flat angled piece that lays flat at the side of the short key needs to be at least 8 to 10mm longer.
    but I would say not a bad first effort on the keys.

    Input would be appreciated.
    Thanks for looking
    Ben
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    Jun 1, 2016, 4:20 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #13

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    Getting there slowly and very happy with what's turning out just need to keep refining until I get a " happy product " that resembles the other great Vader reveal projects on this forum but help and info from other builders wouldn't just help me but other future forum members and builders.
    Thanks for reading
    Ben.
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    Jun 1, 2016, 4:30 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #14

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    Going to try and draw up some forehead parts this weekend ( not the expanders that's another challenge ) and see how they turn out.
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    Jun 4, 2016, 7:43 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #15

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ID:	631938Well I've drawn up some more items to be cut but I'm still waiting on my other bits to come back that I altered earlier this week can't rush him as my " laser cousin " might tell me where to go as he is fitting them in between other jobs
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    Jun 4, 2016, 7:49 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #16

    Oops I've forgot to put a second hole in the forehead part what a prize plumb I nearly was !!!
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    Jun 4, 2016, 7:59 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #17

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    Jun 4, 2016, 9:14 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #18

    Hi Ben,

    You're doing great sofar ... ask @sskunky or @kurtyboy via PM for unknown sizes ... those are the only guys I know that have most of the parts already in their possession ... unless they care to join us here with their personal comments of course.

    I for one could use a set of those lower jaw teeth ... whatever the correct size might be and indeed those last items you're creating

    Chaim
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    Jun 4, 2016, 11:36 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #19

    Bengrim09 said: View Post
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    Jun 4, 2016, 1:09 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #20

    Now I see bollock I now know I can use without offending lol
    unless there are bollocks out there reading this then I'm sorry

    - - - Updated - - -

    thanks Chaim I will keep you up to date
    Ben
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    Jun 5, 2016, 9:34 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #21

    OMG the linkages on the side's are tad tough to get right
    There are plenty of pictures around to see how intricate they are and many pics of scratch built ones all separate but don't look the same as the original screen ones ( try and try again )
    Anybody know what machine they originally came from ? Would love to reverse engineer a couple
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    Jun 9, 2016, 10:18 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #22

    Does anybody know the actual size of the top disc please PM me
    I'm trying to get my parts cut and finished one at a time as I've to many bits on the go and don't want to confuse my " laser cousin " he is easily flustered, bless him !!
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    Jun 9, 2016, 2:52 PM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #23

    Remember the piano keys and the flat angled piece that lay at the side of the smaller key from pictures earlier, well it didn't look right so I've had it remade and it looks 100% better.
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    No 1 is now fired. No 2 is now hired.
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    Jun 10, 2016, 9:52 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #24

    I'll measure my sh#t tonight!
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    Jun 10, 2016, 10:14 AM - Re: Bengrim's Darth Vader reveal project #25

    You are very busy...great...but work slow.This is not a project for 2 weeks.Thrust me...I know it!

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