Post by immortaleosian on Feb 10, 2017 8:12:17 GMT -5
I figured I'd introduce myself as my saber projects are getting more and more complex and I find myself searching for more information on installs. I've only just found this forum after a couple of years of building MHS sabers. I've only been in the hobby a couple of years - I started with a Makoto v2 saber and in the process of wanting to modify it to have a different hilt I found out there was a whole community of saber builders. Now I'm 3 or 4 custom sabers deep and loving every minute of it. A little about me, I'm in Virginia Beach, Virginia - a computer programmer by trade and part time martial arts instructor. I helped start a local Lightsaber Academy & I am a member of Freedom Base with the Rebel Legion. I also started the Virginia Sentinel chapter of the Saber Legion, but have moved on since they took out a lot of the Star Wars flavor.
So ya, there ya go, that's me in a nut-shell... love to make 'em, and then use them for what they were meant to be used for
Glad to meet everyone & hope to help and learn as we go!
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