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druid
03-22-2006, 01:30 PM
...I made these for Bomberpilot07...the paint's drying now...it's my first attempt at making plexiglass grips (painted on the inside). Other than the fact that the spacer's cracked...what do you think?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/My%20mods%20and%20ideas/DougsGrips001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/My%20mods%20and%20ideas/DougsGrips006.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/My%20mods%20and%20ideas/DougsGrips005.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v388/druidsdecendant/Paintball/My%20mods%20and%20ideas/DougsGrips003.jpg

The Magician
03-22-2006, 01:33 PM
They look good man. I have one question though; won't the paint wear off of the inside?




TM

QAZ123
03-22-2006, 01:35 PM
I'll buy a set if you make another american flag one.

Edit-
Let me hold off on that until I get a sniper 2 with the old school frame I'm looking at.
JB.

druid
03-22-2006, 01:37 PM
Thanks...the spacers go against the frame and the grips against them. It shouldn't wear unless the spacer is removed from the painted surface all the time. Besides...the ultimate final coat will be polyurathane to seal the paint.

druid
03-22-2006, 01:40 PM
ok Qaz.....just let me know. I'll either need a tracing of the grips with the screw holes or the frame or the actual grips. Bomber sent me the esp grips so I had them to go by.

Oh....and the reason the U.S. Flag's stripes aren't straight is because he wanted them to appear "waving" but I couldn't get the tracing to look right...that's the best I could do for him....LOL

ricochet08
03-22-2006, 01:40 PM
wow man those look good :waytogo:

claustrophobia9
03-22-2006, 01:59 PM
you should invest in some of that blue painters tape to keep your lines nice and straight.

other than that all i can say is that its a good first attempt. what happened to the spacers? the edges look very minorly wavy, but its far less noticable than the paint, unless thats my eyes playing tricks on me, because of the paint.

FredPo
03-22-2006, 02:45 PM
Looks nice Druid, if i still had a spyder, I'd hit it :)

Fred

druid
03-22-2006, 03:14 PM
you should invest in some of that blue painters tape to keep your lines nice and straight.
I have it...it's painted the way it was requested :shrug:
other than that all i can say is that its a good first attempt. what happened to the spacers? the edges look very minorly wavy, but its far less noticable than the paint, unless thats my eyes playing tricks on me, because of the paint.I'm guessing it's an optical illusion (or my camera) from when I enhanced the pics in 'Photoimpression' because I finished off all the edges with a mill-file and they are all smoothe

Thanks Fred!

redlantern
03-22-2006, 03:22 PM
How much would you charge for a set of custom grips?

ooglieboogliebob
03-22-2006, 03:27 PM
hmm.. it looks pretty nice ... and a good idea also

Ares
03-22-2006, 06:15 PM
the edges look squared, are you going to round them out so they are less sharp?

claustrophobia9
03-22-2006, 06:21 PM
im glad you take constructive criticizm so well...

druid
03-22-2006, 09:03 PM
Redlantern...idk...this is my first attempt so I went through alot of plastic....LOL...thinking maybe like 10-15 shipped paypal if I do...

Thanks ooglie!

Ares...thought about it but I haven't spoken with Doug yet about it. I want to wait to see what he says.

Claus...no prob dude. I really wan't trying to be snotty if it sounded that way...sorry if I did...I wanted to use the tape...had it all cut up and ready to go but nooooooooooooo........LOL...

redlantern
03-22-2006, 09:15 PM
Do you think it would be possible to make a set for ESP frame with the symbol in my picture, but with a black background?

druid
03-23-2006, 01:22 AM
I'd need a bigger/more detailed pic to answer that. Send it to me in a PM and I can let you know...Thanks.

claustrophobia9
03-23-2006, 12:14 PM
so wait.... he wanted it wavy... im confused here.

druid
03-23-2006, 01:34 PM
...yep...he wanted it wavy :D

ShadowX
03-23-2006, 01:47 PM
How complicated do you think that would be for an ION? ION's don't have any imperfections inside the grip, So I guess a Flat piece of Plexi-glass would work well...

Lmk, if you think it is possible for an ION.. Thanks.

Muddytaco
03-23-2006, 02:03 PM
If your having a hard time painting certain things I could airbrush them.

bomberpilot07
03-24-2006, 12:11 PM
paul.. those werent supposed to be seen till i put them on the esprit :( lol