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 Post subject: Vader's mounting system.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:43 am 
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I've been meaning to post this for a while and just haven't gotten around to it.

I took this picture while I was at C-4. Those who went know that there was a ROTJ Tour Vader helmet displayed there with the dome off so that fans could see inside and on top of the faceplate. While I was studying the faceplate I noticed the mounting ring looked to be machined out of aluminum. So then the question begging to be asked is if this is a found part, or one that was purpose made specifically as a mounting system for the Vader helmet.

I would love to hear other people's thoughts on this; Or alternatively see if anyone recognizes this part. Perhaps we could check this part off the unknown list if it does in fact exist out in the world somewhere. :thumbsup

Sorry for such a large photo. I wanted to show the mount ring as clearly as possible.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:26 am 
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it could be a machined part. :cool: pretty cool pic!!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:12 am 
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I wish I knew the answer.

Incidentally, what do you use for the mounting rings on your ESB's? They look good.


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I forgot to add, do you have any more photo's of that mask you can post for us all to see?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:52 pm 
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Definitely a found part.


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The original could easily be a found part... but if you need more quickly and have the materials at the ready then machining a few extra could easily be an option. Don't think anything for certain about the screen pieces can be determined from the tour items.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:16 pm 
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Definitely a found part, and don't forget to use the correct mounting hardware. It's quite specific.

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That's still one smooth ass paint-job! :thumbsup


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:42 pm 
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Fatherless One wrote:

Incidentally, what do you use for the mounting rings on your ESB's? They look good.


I just made a master out of ABS tubing and then cut out a circle the correct size from an ABS sheet. Then glued them together and made a mold.

I'll take a photo and post it later if you would like?

JB


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:44 pm 
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Fatherless One wrote:
I forgot to add, do you have any more photo's of that mask you can post for us all to see?


Yeah sure. I'll upload them to my Photobucket website and then post the link here.


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JB-Props wrote:
Fatherless One wrote:

Incidentally, what do you use for the mounting rings on your ESB's? They look good.


I just made a master out of ABS tubing and then cut out a circle the correct size from an ABS sheet. Then glued them together and made a mold.

I'll take a photo and post it later if you would like?

JB


Very clever, please post photo's if you can :)


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Definitely a found part, and don't forget to use the correct mounting hardware. It's quite specific.



So when are you gonna put us out of our misery and reveal what this actually is?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:01 pm 
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GINO wrote:
Definitely a found part, and don't forget to use the correct mounting hardware. It's quite specific.



So when are you gonna put us out of our misery and reveal what this actually is?


Or at least give us a good clue to work from. :cheers


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:03 pm 
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Very clever, please post photo's if you can :)


Sure, I'll try to do that later today.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:20 pm 
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JB-Props wrote:
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Very clever, please post photo's if you can :)


Sure, I'll try to do that later today.


Cheers JB :)

Does anybody know the true diameter of the ring?


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