thought i would share
Step 1: Bored at Work...what to Do?
one afternoon while waiting for a job to come in i decided to browse the internet...having stumbled upon a picture of an awesome darth vader log burner (coincidentally on this site) i decided to give it a go...here are the results
Step 2: Spare Bottle
i had a large 47kg gas bottle hanging around my workshop..so decided this would have to do. unfortunately i didnt take too many pics so a lot of the details of the build are not documented. i began by drawing out the main characteristics of the DV mask..then cut out using a 4.5" disc cutter (1mm disc)
Step 3: Adding Features
once cut out, i started using whatever scrap i could find to build up the main features of the mask/helmet. i use a 400amp mig welder here in the shop...the lower range is a little too powerful for thin gauge material like this but i gave it a go ( i should have used my tig, the next one i will)
having never done this before i made plenty of errors in the build, however, ive learned from them so the next build will be quicker and easier.
once the face mask was complete, i decided that more detail was needed to fill up some of the space below the helmet...so i built a control box out of scrap 3mm plate and bolts
Step 4: Tarting It Up
i added some grill mesh to the eyes...just thought it looked nice.
finished off with matt black UHT paint and then it was good to go....by this time a fella popped in and bought it on the spot..not bad for a bit of down time fun :)