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Modding: Tips, Guides and Tutorials

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by davido_labido, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. GiraffePencils

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 15, 2013

    Posts: 3,002

    Location: Edinburgh

    I don't use any add ons, except an export to dxf one.
    just practice, play with it and follow the tutorials.
     
  2. Keechy

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 17, 2015

    Posts: 299

    Location: London

    The rgb light mod is really good need to try that soon
     
  3. Keechy

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 17, 2015

    Posts: 299

    Location: London

    and the led pill hider now i just need to find a pill :)
     
  4. colinmcr

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 17, 2009

    Posts: 2,474

    Location: Scotland

    I need some advice chaps, how do I scale a logo so that I can then transfer it onto a metal plate that is 200mm x 125mm. Specifically I'm looking to scale the World of Warships anchor shape and keep the proportions correct.

    See here

    [​IMG]
     
  5. subbytna

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 22, 2008

    Posts: 9,278

    Location: Belfast

    Any tips on which dremel setup to buy?
     
  6. colinmcr

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 17, 2009

    Posts: 2,474

    Location: Scotland

    The 3000 is a good bit of kit, but you can buy a battery version if you'd prefer. The newest model is the 4200 which also features there new EZ change system for fitting the bits in the chuck. Looks very simple to use.

    I also have the moto saw which is very good bit if kit if you require the functionality. There are some good videos on their website and YouTube.
     
  7. subbytna

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 22, 2008

    Posts: 9,278

    Location: Belfast

    Ta squire.

    Prefer lead/corded due to not worrying about battery charging before I want to use it. Will check it out more.
     
  8. colinmcr

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 17, 2009

    Posts: 2,474

    Location: Scotland

    Hey guys, can anyone tell me what software I can use to make a vector file? I'm needing to change the World of Warships logo and name to this format and never done it before.

    I have Photoshop Elements and Lightroom will these do this?
     
  9. dreamcat4

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 3, 2015

    Posts: 344

    Location: UK

    Adobe ahem Illustrator, CorelDraw, MS Visio can all read / write SVG vector files. On linux there is a program called 'Inkscape'... Maybe it's available for windows too. ;)
     
  10. colinmcr

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 17, 2009

    Posts: 2,474

    Location: Scotland

    I've just tried using Pixlr and a guide on how to do it but tbh I suck at these image editing things so might take me a while to figure out. Thanks for the list.
     
  11. davido_labido

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 17, 2012

    Posts: 4,189

    Location: Nottingham

    Did you sort the vector file Colin? If not let me know and il get my sexy boys onto it.
     
  12. colinmcr

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 17, 2009

    Posts: 2,474

    Location: Scotland

    Em I want the world of warships logo and name as a vector file so Coldzero can silkscreen it on an ssd cover. I've no clue how to do this ???:confused:

    This one, but without the background colour. So just the lettering and anchor, if you get me.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2015
  13. FL630

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 9, 2014

    Posts: 1,285

    Location: East London

    How much detail do you want? Would be relatively straightforward to do this on something like Illustrator. Happy to help if you can't find someone to do it.
     
  14. colinmcr

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Scotland

    So sorry I never saw this reply FL630. I'm not sure what detail quality I'd need. like I said its to fit on an ssd cover. Coldzero suggested even just removing the background colour, but I guess a vector file would be preferable.
    If you could help that's be great thanks.
     
  15. davido_labido

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 17, 2012

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    Location: Nottingham

    Sleeving with davido_labido!

    Well, I thought I would record some videos to show how I sleeve, there will be a few more videos coming, but the first one is here already!

    Part 1 - Tools!

     
  16. colinmcr

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Scotland

    Thanks for the video Dave, very informative. Gonna try some again soon.
     
  17. deblow

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 25, 2013

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    Location: UK


    You have a nice selection if wire tools there, most of mine are broken or just plane crap to start with lol
     
  18. Dirk Diggler

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 6, 2013

    Posts: 13,242

    Dave,

    What type of comb would you be going for, the half open type or the enclosed "stealth" type?
     
  19. XRoyalT

    Associate

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    Posts: 50

    Location: United Kingdom

    Fantastic Thread some great ideas on here
     
  20. CONSOLE_BUTCHER

    Hitman

    Joined: Apr 10, 2014

    Posts: 790

    Location: The edge of another mind

    Which of the current akasa cables are compatible with this mod ?