Yesterday, I was waiting for paint to dry on my chest armor and started looking through the jet pack templates to get a game plan, when I came across the WOF sidearm templates. Since I've never attempted to scratch build anything like this before, I figure I'll start with something not as intimidating as the jet pack. So, here we go...
1st- I printed off the WOF templates. Alan seems to have made this look relatively easy... All the templates are labeled with the thickness of each piece. For this build, I have choosen to work with 1/8" (3mm) Celtec, which I understand is very much like Sintra. Once I printed the templates, I cut them out.
Then I traced them onto the Celtec.
Now it was time to give the dremel a little work out! It was 103 here yesterday so I decided it would be smart to do this in my office...
This stuff gets EVERYWHERE!!! and sticks to EVERYTHING!!! Don't do this in your house. Your wife won't be happy!
Here's the cut out pieces.
I was watching a RKD video the other day and he recommended this stuff:
So , I followed his lead. Seems to work pretty good. I just mixed it like any other epoxy and smeared it in the pieces and clamped them together.
From here, I just dry fit the rest of the pieces, so I can figure out the best plan of action.
Let me know what y'all think...