Author Topic: Modding 'Beam' qns  (Read 6766 times)

August 09, 2005, 05:50:45 AM
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rvn85

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can some one direct me to a beam saber tutorial? i need to make a few extras

thanks a dozen!

August 09, 2005, 05:54:47 AM
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Which part, the handle or the beam?

You could always just order them from rainbow 10's parts ordering service.

August 09, 2005, 06:08:01 AM
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both....  :D

August 09, 2005, 06:18:01 AM
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I'd suggest r10 then. It'll be much easier and not too expensive to just order them and get exactly what you want.

http://fichtenfoo.com/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?t=64

August 09, 2005, 07:15:15 AM
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ok how abt just the handle?

August 09, 2005, 07:28:49 AM
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Well, what scale and what beam saber are you trying to recreate? We'll need more info. The basics would be to build it out of telecoping sizes of tube styrene available at your LHS then just scribe any lines needed and use a file and sandpaper to do any bevels. You can fill the end with epoxy putty or rod styrene that fits the handle tube.

August 09, 2005, 07:59:46 AM
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im trying to recreate the 1/144 and  1/100 ones. i think the 1/144 ones might be abit tough since its smaller.....
thanks for the tip FF that really helped alot!

August 14, 2005, 11:59:29 AM
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now im wondering how to build the beam part for my Dreissen's axe thingy......

August 14, 2005, 02:21:54 PM
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Quote from: "rvn85"
now im wondering how to build the beam part for my Dreissen's axe thingy......


AFAIK, the Dreissen kit doesn't come with a clear beam axe... so are you saying you want to  find a way to create a transparent part?

You need to be much more detailed with questions my friend.
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August 14, 2005, 05:46:59 PM
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i knw it doesnt come in a beam but i just want to make it 'beam'

August 14, 2005, 08:03:39 PM
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I really don't understand how anyone can be so ambigious with their questions and expect a decent answer.

August 14, 2005, 07:21:20 PM
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This may work but I don't know how well the results will be because I do not know the thickness you are trying for.  Anyway find some clear acrilic glass the thickness you need.  Then remove the blade from the weapon.  Lay the blade on some paper/ thin plasitcard and trace the outline.  Transfer the design to the clear acrilic glass and cut.  Presto there is your beam blade.  Simply color accordingly and attach.   *WARNING*  If you are useing modeling glue to join the two, make sure you use a respirator as the plastic may give off harmful vapors causeing  dizzyness, watering eyes, nausea, headache or possibly worse side effects.  I learned this the hard way. Better safe than sorry.  Anyway tell us how you finally do it and how it turns out.

August 15, 2005, 02:16:38 AM
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Good idea asmodeus - shaping the acrylic might be challenging, but if you're careful with it, it should be ok.  rvn85 - please give us more info - what you want, what you are trying to do - enough of these vague questions.

August 15, 2005, 05:14:07 PM
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Acctually It shouldn't be too hard.  Cut out the basic shape,  then using a metal file shape the edges closer to what you need as far as beveled edges and such.  Then get rid of any haze left from the fileing useing fine grit sandpaper and water.  If it's not transparent enough use mirror grade sandpaper or toothpaste and a cotten cloth (ie old t-shirt) or old tooth brush to work slow and cautiously.  Works great on glass like TV screens that have been scratched.  Don't see why it wouldn't work this way as well.

August 16, 2005, 02:49:57 AM
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I was more talking about it being challenging if you want to model a thinner blade - the acrylic will be thin in one direction, and you remove material in the other direction, it's going to be a very flimsy piece that you are trying to sand - and you'll have to secure it properly in order to actually use the metal file on it (if you just try to file the edge, because it's so thin, it'd have a tendency to deflect away from the file).

August 16, 2005, 08:08:33 AM
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sorry for nt being more specific.... i meant to ask actually how does one mold the beam parts of a MS's weaponary or those transparent thingy for ur shield/saber beam that comes in your kit.

eg:
the shield of SF 91's RX-91 / GSD's Strike Freedom
the beam javelin of RX-78 frm MS Gundam

i just want knw how to mold/create those parts

August 16, 2005, 08:10:58 AM
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