Thursday, 14 March 2013

Project #14, Laser cut Stave


I also need a weapon to go along with my shield. I should have laser cut more of this but I still needed to carve the angles on the top and bottom by hand anyway. If I do another then I'll be blocking out the shapes on the laser first before trimming it down. (files lost)
Project 14/ 22 Weeks

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Project #13 Laser Cut Weaponry


Some of you may already be aware that I 'LARP' as one of my hobbies, it was even briefly mentioned on the Make magazine blog. There is a new game starting this year, Empire LRP, which promises to be one of the largest fest events ever seen in the UK with record numbers of pre books and untold numbers turning up on the gate. Anyway I digress, a new game means new weapons for my character. 

I had done a quick test with Plastazote before so I was aware that you could cut it with the laser but now I had the opportunity to make something I actually needed. I drew up some quick sketches for a shield and came up with this design, cutting each scale out individually is not something you would ever bother doing by hand so it fits a criteria of being unique. The shell logo identifies the group and the rest of the shield is a standard construction. (files lost)
13 projects/ 22 weeks