ThrowingChicken wrote:So what is your opinion on the building process? Anything that was tricky for you?
On the whole its been alot easier than i expected due in large part to the fact that so much is already attached , there was minimal cleanup needed and i didnt have to do a whole lot of measuring for correct switch hole positions etc.
Id say the most difficult thing for me was attaching the the base plate , it took a few tries to get the threaded inserts in the correct position.
Other than that though its been a really enjoyable experience working with your kit.
Raystantz Italy wrote:some questions.. (i'm planning to buy the same bundle kit)
1- was the gun body pre-drilled? ( front pipe hole, led and switches holes, square window for the bargraph)
2- the baseplate have screws like MMM gun body?
3- what you use to secure the handle grips?
thank you! =)
PS: great job!
PS2: what are "Bondo" and "Epoxy" ? seems like i can find them here in Italy...what else can i use ?
PS3: the console that will see GBTVG on june here in Europe! =)
1: the holes arent drilled but there are indentations for just about every hole for the led's and switches as well as the baseplate so you know exactly where to put them, the bargraph and hole for the rear handle only has a very thin film covering it which is easy to remove with a stanley blade or exactoknife. the hole for the wiring to the front handle has to be drilled .
2:it doesent come with screws but Irri fom MMM was able to help me out with that.
3: I used Devcon plastic welder to secure the grips so they arent going anywhere anytime soon, ive used it a few times before for guitar repairs and there still holding strong, i may use some screws aswell if i feel they need it but they are solid as a rock with just the plastic welder ( just make sure you rough up the two surfaces with some sand paper for extra grip)
the epoxy is basicaly a strong glue or bonding agent as i said before i would recomend the plastic welder , it comes in a two part syringe so you just squeeze out as much as you need and mix it before applying.
instead of using bondo for filling and creating the fake weld on the back handle i used magic sculpt which is a two part epoxy putty used for modelling , it takes 12-24 hours to set and theres a 4 hour working time so you can take your time to get the fill or fake weld done properly without it setting on you.
both of these can be found on ebay for less than it would cost you elsewhere.
ThrowingChicken's kit is practicaly foolproof though so you cant go far wrong, i would recommend using TC's build thread as a refernce : viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11343
lol good eye on the controll pad