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New BrickArms items Now Available!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:28 pm
by the enigma that is badger
Now available from BrickArms!

M21 Sniper Rifle

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Baseball Bat

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Lee-Enfield Rifle

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Also available as part of the Zombie Defense Pack, the new BrickArms Combat Shotgun!

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And available as part of the World at War Weapons Pack and Covert Weapons Pack, the BrickArms Combat Knife!

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Both the Combat Shotgun and Combat Knife are produced by Will Chapman himself using home-cut molds and injected plastic.  

All are available for order now!

badger

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:47 pm
by Tzan
Great stuff!

So Will can make a mold at home and inject plastic at home?
Or is it really going to those big injection machines at a company.

Crafting minds want to know.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:52 pm
by the enigma that is badger
Tzan wrote:So Will can make a mold at home and inject plastic at home?

Indeed he can!  The prototyping process is as follows:

- Will designs the item using CAD software
- Will cuts the design into an aluminum mold using a CNC machine in his garage
- Will injects plastic (ABS and other types) into the mold
- Will pops the newly-created prototype out of the mold
- Will tests the prototypes to make sure they're up to snuff

Once a design is locked and enough have been created to fill a production mold, Will sends the designs to his tooler to have a steel production mold cut.  Then it's off to the molder to mass produce the items from that mold.

Still, the quality of Will's prototypes is very, very high, especially given he can inject the molds with ABS plastic (the same kind LEGO uses . . . actually, he usually uses ground-up LEGO bricks as his main source of plastic!).

Hope that helps!

badger

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:59 pm
by Tzan
Yeah that was a great answer, thanks.

That would be so awesome to have a CNC machine in the garage :)

actually, he usually uses ground-up LEGO bricks as his main source of plastic!).


Haha! nice

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:57 pm
by pesgores
He buys LEGO® pieces then he melts them? Ok.

BrickArms rocks. :D

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:07 pm
by Nonan the Barbarian
Okay, I'm only a Luger and mini-fig holdable Gatling gun away from being able to recreate Wolfenstein 3D as a BrikWars scenario, now.