Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New stuff- why I have been stuck

  Been off the blog for a bit, but not idle for sure.  I decided that my first die assembly was not flexible enough and set about redesigning another.  Building a die is a lot of head scratching and fussing about, but I think it is going to work out. Above is the first plastic bit out of the die. It is a simple one piece mold of a billboard or sign, and it fits a business card on the front. I thought a warning sign would be cool on the battlefield. These are nice, but they wobble just a bit unless you flatten the bottom. I had to put a little draft on the mold and it made the bottom a bit . I am going to put them in the store and see if anyone wants them. I was going to add stickers, but the cost would have been a lot higher and it is easy enough to create a warning sign of anything you want, like this one inspired by Red Dwarf.    Now for the tanks. With the new die I am very confident I will not have part sticking issues. Next week is going to be busy.

1 comment:

  1. That billboard is cool. I'm heading over to your store to grab a few. Good news about the tank. I've been checking periodically for news on them.