Shin Tools Mitchell Stylus Brush replica - shin tools done!

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  1. tennantlim

    tennantlim Member

    Greetings Hunters. I am going to build three of the shin tools (mostly) out of actual parts and have ordered the Paterson squeegee and chemical mixer from B&H. The Mitchell stylus brush is really rare and expensive when available. Hence I would like to purchase a replica made out of resin cast or metal. I remember seeing someone in this forum making casts but I don't remember who it was. Apparently Mojo-Fett used to make them out of metal but it seems he is inactive now. I have also reached out to Dakota and machineAfett but they have not replied. Help!

    *Update: Right after I posted this, I received an email from Holly (MachineCraft) confirming that they have stock ready for shipping! I'll share photos when I receive them.
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  2. 01Hawk

    01Hawk Active Member

    I have the real piece and had recently posted that I make resin replicas. However you definitely can't got wrong with metal ones from Machine Craft! They make top notch stuff!
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  3. Fett 4 Real

    Fett 4 Real Community Staff

    Machinecraft makes the replica in metal
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  4. clmayfield

    clmayfield Member

    They need to market it better. I ordered the last set from Mojo Fett on eBay and it took forever and shipping was expensive. I would have ordered from MachineCraft in a heart beat.
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  5. tennantlim

    tennantlim Member

    Yes it's you! I won't forget now if I ever need one again, or direct others to you.

    Thank you. Ordered!

    Indeed. I am pretty sure this option will motivate others to build their own semi-accurate shin tools.
  6. tennantlim

    tennantlim Member

    Here they are! As expected, they are beautiful and lightweight. Highly recommended to anyone building an Anti-Security Blade shin tool.

    Mitchell-stylus-brush-1.jpg Mitchell-stylus-brush-2.jpg
  7. clmayfield

    clmayfield Member

    Nice! There is no reason not to use the Paterson squeegee and chemical mixer on the shin tools. It costs roughly the same as replicas and is not that hard to make.
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  8. tennantlim

    tennantlim Member

    There's something very satisfying about building your own shin tools out of real Paterson parts...

    Disclaimer: I can't find electrical tape near my residence, so the fabric tape in the photo is temporary until I find the right one.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2017
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  9. intwenothor

    intwenothor Active Member

    Nice job. Very well done.

    It's a shame Mojo stopped making his as they were really top notch. Closest I've seen.
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  10. tennantlim

    tennantlim Member

    Thank you Andy.

    Yeah shame about Mojo. I'm very pleased with Dakota's set nevertheless.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017
  11. Funkyred

    Funkyred Member

    Totally agree with intwenothor , i luckily bought a set unfortunately I was to late for the boot spikes which was unfortunate as being UK based like myself it was much easier
  12. Greg Schlueter

    Greg Schlueter Jr Member

    Nice. I have the Paterson found parts too. I just need to cut them and paint.
  13. clmayfield

    clmayfield Member

    I have some Mojos. I think I literally bought the last pair he ever made. They are slightly different than the Machinecraft version in that the knurling appears raised as opposed to machined into bar stock. Still, I would go for the MachineCraft version in a heartbeat. I have a 3D printed version from shapeways in the ultra detail plastic and I don't love the way they came out. They don't take paint very well.
  14. clmayfield

    clmayfield Member

    BTW... the shin tools look really cool. Great weathering job!
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  15. robotzo

    robotzo Jr Member

    What is the blade on the anti-security made from?
  16. tennantlim

    tennantlim Member

    Just a styrene sheet cut to size and shape.
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  17. Greg Schlueter

    Greg Schlueter Jr Member

    Use RafalsFett’s templates he has done a awesome job on everything.
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