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 Post subject: My ROTJ Reveal project WIP. Any suggestions?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:58 pm 
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Hi
here is my other little project on the go, a ROTJ DV REVEAL Helmet.
I have been collecting parts for this project for about 5 years or so and am just missing a few pieces now.
Some of you may know me from the RPF selling bits and pieces for the reveal.
The basis is a Portumac helmet that I swapped for a Glenross screw 5 years ago. It is my first DV helmet apart from the sad looking one I have for sale which was a little too ambitious for me. I am looking for an accurate ROTJ helmet, Any suggestions? I have an Elstree coming and thought I might take a cast from it to use as a basis? Is that accepted if it's for my own use?
I have a set of metal parts that I got from the VaderDoctor, Original copper vents from a Photomultiplier, a few original Glenross screws and a mass of other bits I have begged borrowed bought and stolen!
anyway here are some photos of what I have found so far.


THE START......


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Then I cut the Jaw off.....:eek:

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I then sanded off the keys and stuff on the crown as I have some newer metal ones

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Then I cut out the vent squares...

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then see what the vents look like.

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Some parts I have amassed over the years....

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My own sculpted part in clay. I will cast the black part out of a rubbery poly and Russrep is doing the brass part

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Brace screws I had commissioned by Russrep

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Brace mesh

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Glenross Expansion screws

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Copper Vents

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Mouth/jaw parts

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Crown keys and bits

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Forehead Parts

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That will do for now. I'll upload some more parts when I have the time........





What do you think so far?

:star: :arrow: :affraid:


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 Post subject: Re: My ROTJ Reveal project WIP. Any suggestions?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:36 am 
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Wow... off to a good start!

Hey, can you rephotograph the dome and mask from 6 feet back? I wanted to see the size relationship between the dome and mask.


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 Post subject: Re: My ROTJ Reveal project WIP. Any suggestions?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:26 pm 
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CSMacLaren wrote:
Wow... off to a good start!

Hey, can you rephotograph the dome and mask from 6 feet back? I wanted to see the size relationship between the dome and mask.

Hi Mac,
shall I take it from the front six feet away. Should I zoom in or not?
I'm sure I took those from six feet but I can't remember now so I will retake it. :thumbsup


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:30 pm 
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Nice to see all the parts laid out....looks like a good start...


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That looks great so far. My full respect to anyone who is able to make a good lookin reveal with all that little parts :eek :thumbsup


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:18 am 
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Darth Niob wrote:
That looks great so far. My full respect to anyone who is able to make a good lookin reveal with all that little parts :eek :thumbsup


Yep there certainly are alot of pieces hence the amount of time to collect them all! I have upgraded most of the parts as I go along and find them, That's half the problem with the amount of time this project has taken. I always striving for better pieces! :thumbsup
I'm srill wondering what to do about the helmet, I might wait until the Reveal base in the works from another RPFer comes to light and is ready for purchase. It's coming from the old Ketzler molds....


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:13 am 
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Holy crap thats alot of parts. No way in hell my attention span would allow me to work on...Hey...there goes a chicken...wait...what were we talking about? :lol

Looks like a great project. :cheers


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:09 am 
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Looking great so far mate, nice assortment of bits you have there too!

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sskunky wrote:
Darth Niob wrote:
That looks great so far. My full respect to anyone who is able to make a good lookin reveal with all that little parts :eek :thumbsup


Yep there certainly are alot of pieces hence the amount of time to collect them all! I have upgraded most of the parts as I go along and find them, That's half the problem with the amount of time this project has taken. I always striving for better pieces! :thumbsup
I'm srill wondering what to do about the helmet, I might wait until the Reveal base in the works from another RPFer comes to light and is ready for purchase. It's coming from the old Ketzler molds....


I know patience isn't a Sith virtue but I would definitely wait for a better casting. I had a Portumac Helmet I got off eBay once and, nice though it is for the casual collector, those parts you have collected are better than the porty.


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dcarty wrote:
sskunky wrote:
Darth Niob wrote:
That looks great so far. My full respect to anyone who is able to make a good lookin reveal with all that little parts :eek :thumbsup


Yep there certainly are alot of pieces hence the amount of time to collect them all! I have upgraded most of the parts as I go along and find them, That's half the problem with the amount of time this project has taken. I always striving for better pieces! :thumbsup
I'm srill wondering what to do about the helmet, I might wait until the Reveal base in the works from another RPFer comes to light and is ready for purchase. It's coming from the old Ketzler molds....


I know patience isn't a Sith virtue but I would definitely wait for a better casting. I had a Portumac Helmet I got off eBay once and, nice though it is for the casual collector, those parts you have collected are better than the porty.



I had the same thought. Those parts are amazing, and could make the best Vader reveal ever.


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wow , it is just exellent , congratulation :thumbsup


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very good job, it's just awesome, hope to see your next update :thumbsup


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The dome itself almost looks like Portumac's Rots dome. I still have the Porty Rots and the dome has the same look.


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Very nice Mark. :thumbsup That's a great assortment of parts you've been able to gather. That's over half the battle. Looking forward to the build.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:48 pm 
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Patience certainly is a virtue......
I am going to wait for the new acquisition of the old Ketzler reveal when it gets done. You are all right it's taken alot of work to get to where I have got so far and I have never been that pleased with the porty. It was one of the first helmets I got and I swapped it 5 or so years ago with Portumac for a small expansion screw. At the time I was chuffed to bits but I have learnt so much since then that I just want something far more accurate now.
Cheers for all the comments and keep them coming and if anyone sees something I haven't managed to get yet and have it or something better than I already have please let me know.
:cheers :salut


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