Just checking in from the Tampa Bay area in Florida, USA. I made a couple of non-functioning stunt sabers *mumble mumble* ( = ten) years ago, but have begun work on a much more functional and closer to accurate Graflex 2.0--something I've wanted since I can remember. Born that same year, Star Wars was the first film my parents went to see once they had a sitter to do so.
Post by ZahcStarKiller on Jul 25, 2016 13:37:52 GMT -5
Welcome to paradise! Like Solo said, this place ROCKS. Everyone here is super relaxed, kind, and funny. Here we help each other out, have zero conflict, and embrace this awesome hobby that brings people together. SW is (obviously) a very special thing for all of us here. While I am a bit too young to have seen any of the OT in theatres, I can brag that I actually live where The Battle of Endor in ROTJ was filmed. Just a few minutes drive away in the Redwoods. I watched the OT as a little kid, and the prequels, and have been absolutely obsessed with SW for the last 20+ years. I feel ya!
Please feel free to ask for assistance should you need it, and PLEASE share your build with the gang! We would all love to see the progress.
Welcome to the forum! I lived in central FL for quite a few years, sort of near Orlando and Daytona Beach. Tampa was a really nice place the few times I visited, at least one of my favorites in Florida.
Will be cool to see your progress, and again welcome!
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