Im concentrating on the stock today, Ive managed to round it off a bit, now time to make it look like wood then weather,
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What printer are you using for this? Are the materials cost effective?
Hi Ralfskunk I'm using a UP2 printer its defo cost effective if you get a good deal on your ABS you can pick up 3 reels of 1kg ABS for around $100 on ebay the process takes about 2 reels, the only thing is its time consuming i think it took around 2 days non stop printing.
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quick update on the stock I've layered it to look like a wood piece that has been painted several times I have also used glue for texture, now it just needs masking and dusting with black and rusty browns,
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Nice job, it's going great, although that last picture looks like Luke's gotten at Boba's blaster again. :)
:lol it does lol
Well quick update all the pieces I was doing are finished and dull coated,
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Now I am trying to make the bracket that holds the stock to the butt in aluminum as the 3d printed one doesn't feel strong and could be a week point,
however I am at the point now where i feel like trowing it all in a fire and doing the cremation scene from ROTJ!!!!!!!!!!:facepalm
I am using 4 programs just to convert my CAD image to a Gcode, if anyone knows any better methods of converting a sketch up file to geode on a MAC I would be extremely grateful
Quick update gonna be on hold finishing this project as work commitments are drowning me so will crack on with it as soon as i can, if anyone wants to buy one of these kits let me know, cheers!
I study architecture here in Chile and they have a laser printer at my university, I don't know if it works like that tho.
which files are you sending to the printer?
would you be willing to share your files?