The last few vader log burners I've made have caused quite a storm. With this one I wanted to go bigger and badder and try and capture more of the original shape and styling.
The bottle I used was a 46kg I think...yeah pretty big...
Step 1: Marking Out
The plan was to cut the bottom off and use the lower section of the cylinder for the hood of the helmet.
Step 2: Mouth Detailing
Step 3: Hinge
Mark out using a marker pen, drill 3mm hole and tap using a 4mm tapping wrench. The hinge is fitted with 4mm x 10mm machine screws.
Step 4: Bridges
Step 5: Thermal Exhaust Ports
My first design used 3 scaffolding tubes welded together but I thought is sucked so ended up cutting them off and going with a 6 tier exhaust which I'm much happier with.
Step 6: Weld and Grind
Once welded I used a flap wheel fitted to my grinder to smooth all rough edges and strip the paint.
Step 7: Daddy Vader
The original is a 13 or 15kg gas bottle, the big one I think was a 46kg.
Step 8: Burn Vader Burn
Step 9: Matt Black
If you like it please vote...thanks for looking...