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Can you show us more about how you mod the top so it sits differently?
I really appreciate you giving some insight on this. It’s really coming down a circuit or the silhouette I’m thinking. I grabbed this blaster off one of your threads. Is this rail created from your silhouette? Looks great and this is also one of the things I’d like to use it for as well. Make life a little easier and help calm the OCDism that can fester..I have an older Silhouette, picked it from from a gal at work (only $60! She’s always buying new craft gadgets). I’ve used it for masks a lot of times - I did the scratches on my DL-44 with it (can dig up pics, maybe you remember?), as well as the markings on a 1/350 Enterprise and a few other things. It can kind of cut styrene too, but not super clean. Very useful otherwise though! I’m not sure if the newer machines are that much better for this purpose.
Yes definitely. It’s not that difficult really. Im sure others have either done it or something similar anyways. A few things can go wrong so u do have to measure, line up and drill appropriately. I’m more than happy to share. Let me just gather my thoughts first..Can you show us more about how you mod the top so it sits differently?
Yep, that's the one, thought I've made a lot of "special modifications" since then. (actually not that much, that's the never ending project! I need to get a real scope for it!). I can send you the Illustrator file I made if you like. It's time consuming but not at all difficult to trace from photos of scratched up props! The Silhouette cuts surprisingly small details. I think I have some more pics around somewhere, will try to dig them up...also it makes a really cool almost musical sound if you have it cutting big arcs! Just sayin'.I really appreciate you giving some insight on this. It’s really coming down a circuit or the silhouette I’m thinking. I grabbed this blaster off one of your threads. Is this rail created from your silhouette? Looks great and this is also one of the things I’d like to use it for as well. Make life a little easier and help calm the OCDism that can fester.. View attachment 1452355
Thanks man! It actually wasn’t that difficult all things considering. That mill is very accurate so basically just trace out the shape and then start count ur turns along the way until it’s all traced out. But regardless it’s a pretty good feeling when it does fit so snugly. These builds are like the best adult LEGO’s one can have. Truly very rewarding. If you ever want to try you hand with some of my parts or you want me to mill in some of these details let me. I’d be happy to help if I can.Nice work on those extractors!! That must have taken some practice! I had some laser cut from stainless steel for my blasters, cheap too! But no milled recess. Yours are so cool!
Yes that’s the mill I use to create all my details. I can’t recommend it enough but unfortunately it won’t do the Endor blasters left side though. The machine and the mill bits themselves are just to small. I did create these parts though that work in a pinch if needed..Is the Proxxon mill you have the MF 70? Do you think it would work for the mill marks on the side of the ROTJ DL-44?