overdale Posted October 1, 2013 Share #1 Posted October 1, 2013 I was looking at a book of navy board models last night and a terribly heretical thought occurred to me. So much of modern kit production is laser cut, I wondered what the pitfalls in making a set of laser cut frames for an admiralty style model might be? The obvious thing that springs to mind is the edges of the wood are burnt and would have to be cleaned up. They would also probably have to be slightly oversize to allow for fairing etc. I suspect the variation in timber expansion rates etc would make it difficult to make them reliably for mass produced kits that might sit on a shelf for months, but the cost of laser cutting is reasonably cheap these days for a 'one off'. So, as a purely technical exercise, is it possible or has it ever been done? *Pulls on steel helmet and ducks into trench* Dan. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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