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 Post subject: Re: 1:6 Darth Vader 3D Laser Scan & Print Project
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:25 pm 
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Yes, only very few models needs work now until things are ready to get printed.

The ANH left belt box needs finishing - the grill curve had to be redone as I was given new and better reference.
The ANH chest box may need some tweaks, but is generally about done.
The ESB chest box needs to reworked.
The ESB dome needs to be reworked.
Then a few tweaks to the lightsaber models and everything is ready for a final review before I contact the printing company to get these done. Getting pretty excited myself as this is a step closer to my dream - a screen accurate pair of Vader statues.


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 Post subject: Re: 1:6 Darth Vader 3D Laser Scan & Print Project
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:20 am 
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Wow this whole thing looks so great!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 1:6 Darth Vader 3D Laser Scan & Print Project
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:25 am 
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Been hard at work perfecting the models. I finally got the wonky box and transferred all the greeblies over to it, moved things around and matching it to reference like I did with the belt boxes, so the ANH is done.
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Then I started working on the ESB box. It is still in WIP mode in the picture, where basically only the coin slots and two lights and rocker switches are positioned correctly - the switches needs to be connected for the ESB look and I already started with the two center switches. Everything else needs to be moved and tweaked, but it's a good start.
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I also fixed the mic tips, as the grill model on the earlier model was too small, so I enlarged it to the correct amount. Previous small grill version to the left, new to the right
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But as you can see in the above picture, enlarging the grill also made it look really thick, so I narrowed the width down and ended up with this. These are the ANH/ESB (to the left) and RotJ (to the right) mic tips.
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Finally, I was struggling with how to attach the belt boxes to the belt and just doing a simple hole wouldn't be possible as you can't mold and cast that. So I made the bottom of the box a separate piece that is just going to be glued in place.
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 Post subject: Re: 1:6 Darth Vader 3D Laser Scan & Print Project
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:47 pm 
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Really nice detail work.


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 Post subject: Re: 1:6 Darth Vader 3D Laser Scan & Print Project
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:18 pm 
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Hard at work on the remaining things that needs to be fixed. It's time consuming and tires me out quite a bit as it is a lot of concentration and working on small areas for long hours. At least it seems the chest boxes are now all done. That leaves sabers, some of the belt boxes and the two domes.


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 Post subject: Re: 1:6 Darth Vader 3D Laser Scan & Print Project
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:11 am 
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It was a lot of work, but the new ESB dome scan is done. I really need a break from all this 3D modeling soon, but thankfully, there are only a few parts left now.

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 Post subject: Re: 1:6 Darth Vader 3D Laser Scan & Print Project
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Just finished work on the last belt box, so now there's only some geometry gaps in the ANH dome that needs closing as well as making holes in the sabers where the D-rings are connected. Once that's done it's off to the printers.


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 Post subject: Re: 1:6 Darth Vader 3D Laser Scan & Print Project
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:25 am 
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Dome is done. Feeling happy. And tired. Now to tackle the sabers. :)

I really can't wait to see these painted up in the accurate Rolls Royce colors.


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 Post subject: Re: 1:6 Darth Vader 3D Laser Scan & Print Project
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:18 am 
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Wow I got to read the topic, how much work and dedication in these years! :thumbsup congratulations, I look forward to seeing the final result! :cheers


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 Post subject: Re: 1:6 Darth Vader 3D Laser Scan & Print Project
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:07 pm 
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Okay... it's been a long, kinda hard stretch and I learned a lot of new things regarding 3D modeling. Techniques, but also that I find it really exhausting and tiresome. I like 3D scanning, but actually working on 3D models is a PITA.

However, the work for the current print batch has concluded and the printing company has been contacted.

Parts such as the basic DJ face mask, symmetrical helmet, trooper helmets and other bits will be saved for later, as some of those parts still need some work and I don't want to wait until those are done to get things printed. So, when I hear back from the company, I will upload the models to them for printing. I really can't wait to see how these will all look printed.

Here are all the parts laid out.
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 Post subject: Re: 1:6 Darth Vader 3D Laser Scan & Print Project
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:38 pm 
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They look amazing, Carsten! Can't wait to see them printed up as well :cool:

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 Post subject: Re: 1:6 Darth Vader 3D Laser Scan & Print Project
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:32 pm 
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Spectacular! :toothy I saw in the previous posts that you sculpted your legs, and the look of the suit was really good! Do you have any updates on the bust? Have you thought about the possibility of making the miniature leather suit?


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 Post subject: Re: 1:6 Darth Vader 3D Laser Scan & Print Project
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:49 pm 
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There have been some changes while I wait for the printing company to get back to me with a quote on the pieces. I have a new producer that people can just contact to sign up for parts with when things are ready. Sean Dabbs contacted me about the Dave Prowse head I had him work on some years back and we worked it out so he would finish it and handle the Vader and Stormtrooper project. My previous producer was okay with the switch as he was already busy with his own projects.

So, to get things going we are currently trying to raise interest for the Prowse head first, originally sculpted by Mike Warren and then reworked into its current form by Sean Dabbs. I will post more about it as the current 3D model will be tweaked, updated and perfected, as I couldn't afford to get it finished previously, so had been trying to make the finishing fixes on the print itself but got stuck. This will now be done on the 3D model by Sean - and anyone familiar with Sean's work will know it will turn out stellar.

The run will be handled by Sean, but interest for it is gathered by Marko Haase on Facebook, as he's the client who approached Sean to make the Prowse head. I will link to the interest thread he made or I can pm you his e-mail address if you want to sign up for the run. When contacting him please mention what forum you saw this on - The Prop Den or Sideshowcollectors, so we can keep track of everyone.

This is the Prowse head as it currently looks. The finished piece will have a lot of changes done to it.
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 Post subject: Re: 1:6 Darth Vader 3D Laser Scan & Print Project
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:33 pm 
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Awesome! If you could please provide the link for the run that would be great. Thanks, Carsten!

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 Post subject: Re: 1:6 Darth Vader 3D Laser Scan & Print Project
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:02 pm 
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The run is done on facebook in the group called One Sixth Republic and here's the link to the thread: https://www.facebook.com/groups/onesixt ... 841943810/

If you want to contact Marko directly, please PM me and I can give you his e-mail address.

I'm trying to see if he'll create a post for the run on our The Prop Den facebook group.


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