Well to get started Im just gonna say the images that follow this message are copyright their respective owners/creators and I do not claim ownership or creation of any of said images nor will I be held liable for any copyright infringement. There now that thats said Lets Move along....the following images are some template images for what Im going to be doing with this mod.
Oky for the logo I plan on cutting 1 of those 2 out of the left side panel...havin trouble on deciding which one...kinda leaning toward logo #2. A for the Ship I plan on cutting a detailed version of it out of the right hand side panel of the case its not really a matter of choosing on that one since they are all the same ship...so moving onto the final piece which would be the Klingond Ritual blade depicted in the last image, that is gonna be my design for the top window of the case...I was gonna use a standard Klingon dagger but it seemed way to plain so I browsed through the selection of blades and the Kutluch ritual blade stood out the most with its intricate design. I gotta say this is the easiest I think Ive seen mod wise for getting all the necessary images for templates not to mention inspiration that Ive ever seen. :lol:
(Note Reason why Im calling it the Ritual Bird of Prey is cause the Ritual blade and ship :lol: ....I would have added Klingon to the name but I figured it was a tad bit long :lol:)
Well I did some painstaking work at refining the edges of the front panel cut out....and since I didn't have the money to go out and buy a set of files I improvised and used a nail file, art kit exacto knife and a round diamond coated grinder bit(by hand of course) lol I also removed as much of the excess marker outline as I could using antibacterial hand sanitizer and kleenix.
well I made some very small progress today, I thought I had more of those crappy fiber sort of cutting discs then I did but only had 3 left so I wasn't able to get much done before they kinda exploded on me. I'm gonna have to go out to princess auto monday and grab some of those diamond coated metal cutters, but until then heres what I did manage to get done.
lol Ive nearly clipped them a few times but I seem to have gotten a lot better that way, although usually a good idea to make sure your fingers aren't in the path anyway I spose. lol
honestly though Ive seen people use other tools for cutting other then dremels and I would be willing to bet if I tried to use say nibblers for the work I do, I would have a harder time then I do with my dremel. the way I do my cutting generally is not to dig right in so much as create a groove in the metal to follow first so it binds less, guess the best way to describe my method is more or less like pencil work and it helps as well that I always use the flex shaft for it.
well heres a small update, I would have gotten more done but I think my flex shaft may be melting cause it was like it just lost all power for cutting and was stopping in it's track at the slightest pressure.
wooo thread revival just thought I would do a small update on this mod, albeit I haven't had time to work on it I really hope I will cause I would like to finishe it very much.....anyway ramble/rant aside heres the lighting I recently purchased and just received today for the mod, tis 5 red LED bubble lights and I managed to get them for $1.99 each and with shipping it cost me $20 (sorry for crappy image quality I used my laptops 1.3mp web cam for the pic lol).