Post by shadycanuck on Apr 26, 2015 15:31:11 GMT -5
It's a nice saber, Kyle. Good job on the weathering. Great job on the pommel. Excellent install job (as usual)
On the constructive feedback side, I would have preferred to see a functioning control box (i.e. buttons hidden under the control card) and perhaps move the control box back a half inch (although I know you were trying to replicate the JSK - Jaina Solo Kotobukiya sculpture - as close as possible). It's just that that style of control box has sharp edges and can be murder on your leading hand in my experience.
Post by Corran Horn on Apr 26, 2015 15:43:22 GMT -5
Actually I wasn't trying to replicate the JSK at all. I was replicating the Kotobukiya statue design. The JSK is bombarta's saber. As for the box, the switches were put in it in that fashion to make install simpler and much more cost effective.
The box on this one actually isn't sharp in the slightest bit and there is room above it for gripping quite nicely. But the objective of this saber was to meet the original request of the customer.
"It's only stupid if we die doing it, otherwise it's heroism." -Corran Horn-
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5