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Tip O' The Day

Battle Damage    


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Submitted By:

   Erin Lantz

Tip:

   To make nice phaser hits and slices, try this. Get a hot knife or make one out of an old soldering iron and an exacto blade. Use it to actually cut and melt the "hit" into the hull. As you pull the knife along, let the plastic heat up and bubble, occasionally pulling it out of the goo and leaving strings. Once you've got a gouge with nice melted edges, chuck a carbon cutting blade into a Dremel tool and cut grooves into the melted edges of the gouge. This simulates ripped melted panels.

Finally, take a lighter and melt the edges of the grooves, letting them bend in the heat. Add wires or beams to the hole and paint.


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