Archivi tag: styrene

Ritagliare parti per modellismo con il Silhouette Cameo

Conclusi i progetti precendenti, finalmente sto iniziando ad utilizzare il Silhouette Cameo per un po’ di prove a scopo modellistico.

Per ora sto tagliando dei mascherini in vinile e delle parti in plasticard da 0.2mm e devo dire che la macchina si comporta benissimo.

Allego un po’ di foto delle prove:

Cutting Vinyl with a Silhouette Cameo

Al momento, per tagliare, sto usando una versione modificata di Robocut, un software open source per Ubuntu. In attesa di rilasciarla, chi fosse interessato può contattarmi per averne una versione libera di test.

Zaku II RG Custom “Koi” WIP 2 : Scratchbuilt shield

To help the process of scratchbuilding the Zaku II RG “Koi” shield i’m testing a new method, drawing it in 3d using the Opensource modeler “Blender” (

The idea is to “prototype” the shield in full 3D, and then to “unwrap” the object and print the unwrapped image on a adhesive paper sheet.

To unwrap the object, i’ve used the “Export Paper Model From Blender” plugin (, that generates an SVG file with the object totally unwrapped.

The SVG file was then edited with Inkscape, to correct the size and printed on adhesive paper.

The paper was then applyed to a sheet of plasticard, cut out and glued togheter…

This is the result:

And here the complete process resumed:

If the piece to create is simple enough to be designed with Blender, the complete process is quite easy, and the result in, on my advice, really interesting!

What do you think about it? Let me know… :)

The Brawler: WIP 6 Jib crane and workshop walls

Time to start the work on the set. After realizing the wall (Build a plaster wall) i’m building a wall jib crane, after found a lot of pics on a crane producers site (

The crane is made out of 0.7mm styrene sheets, glued with cyanoacrylate gel glue and tamiya green cap glue…

Workshop Jib Crane