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    Nov 20, 2010, 1:16 PM - Making Some Shin Tools #1

    I have been looking through some threads and decided to take the plunge make my own set of shin tools. I found Wizard of Flight’s pattern extremely helpful, but I wanted to add my look to them. I bought a sheet of .125 abs plastic and traced out some patterns. I glued three layers of plastic together for the squeegee to give it the correct thickness. I then added some strips of particle wood for the inner strips. For the paint pattern on the front and back, I cut the pattern design out and glue them on. I just finished filling and sanding the cracks and minor flaws. I was pretty surprise how nice and clean the abs plastic worked for this. For the knife, I painstakingly cut out the handle holes using a Dremel. It took me about 4 hours carefully cutting each hole out (never again)J. The stick tool was the easiest since I found some wooden dowels that I cut to match. I am still deciding whether to sculpt a design for the top of it. Now going on for the third week I am almost done. They look pretty ugly unpainted right now, but trust me they will look a lot nicer once I give it that fresh coat of paint. I am hoping to have them finished by next week. I am very happy the way they are coming out. I will post more photos of progress as I go.


    I plan on casting some sets if there is any interest.



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    Nov 20, 2010, 2:02 PM - Re: Making Some Shin Tools #2

    Nice work!
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    Nov 20, 2010, 2:05 PM - Re: Making Some Shin Tools #3

    Those look great!
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    Nov 20, 2010, 3:16 PM - Re: Making Some Shin Tools #4

    Thanks guys for your positive feedback.

    Here are some pics of the tools with a coat of primer. Sorry for the crummy photos. I need to buy a new camera.

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    Nov 20, 2010, 4:05 PM - Re: Making Some Shin Tools #5

    Those look really dang good for scratch builds!!! Way to go!!
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    Nov 21, 2010, 1:13 PM - Re: Making Some Shin Tools #6

    Update

    Just finished up the final detals. Now they are ready for the final paint coat.

  7. FettDad is offline FettDad
    Nov 21, 2010, 1:37 PM - Re: Making Some Shin Tools #7

    those are fantastic! great work brother!

    question about the tool second from the left in the first 2 pics...isnt that supposed to be black electrical tape holding the "pipes" to that tool instead of a "housing", if you will, for those pipes? are you planning on just wrapping the tape around that area? dont get me wrong, kind of like the idea of that being solid there to hold those pieces in, just a question of accuracy, for those of junkies that would notice that...
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    Nov 22, 2010, 12:59 PM - #8

    Quote FettDad said: View Post
    those are fantastic! great work brother!

    question about the tool second from the left in the first 2 pics...isnt that supposed to be black electrical tape holding the "pipes" to that tool instead of a "housing", if you will, for those pipes? are you planning on just wrapping the tape around that area? dont get me wrong, kind of like the idea of that being solid there to hold those pieces in, just a question of accuracy, for those of junkies that would notice that...
    I liked the idea of a housing for the pipes so I went that route. I am going to make another one but accurate to the film. Then compare the two and decide which looks the best.

    I am leaning towards the accurate version with tape holding the pipes.
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    Nov 22, 2010, 2:05 PM - Re: Making Some Shin Tools #9

    Great job thus far and i would definitely count my self as interested.
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    Nov 23, 2010, 4:58 PM - Re: Making Some Shin Tools #10

    Just finished up the shin tool with the pipes. I casted the pipes separate from the tool so they are not one piece. I had to do some touch up work here and there. Now they need a coat of silver and some details painted on. Overall I am very happy the way they came out.


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    Nov 23, 2010, 5:51 PM - Re: Making Some Shin Tools #11

    Looking Good!!!!
  12. FettDad is offline FettDad
    Nov 23, 2010, 5:54 PM - Re: Making Some Shin Tools #12

    ya, fantastic! these will sell for sure, brother...
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    Nov 23, 2010, 5:56 PM - Re: Making Some Shin Tools #13

    Looks very good. Might have to use some of the scrap ABS in the shed up and make myself a set as well

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