Published on 5th August 2013 by
Originally Posted by PranjaI really can't agree with that-in my case CNC+materials are 3 times cheaper than doing everything with hand with material from store.
Originally Posted by KidMod-SouthpawHow much was your CNC? :p
I'll stop now. :D
Originally Posted by CheapskateSo many killer builds.
So many disillusioned forum members. Where's the whimsy, guys?
There's a lot of innovation and inspiration in these builds.
Originally Posted by skyriplike that i can also complain about you using a dremel because some people only have a handsaw...
Originally Posted by SchizoFrogI have to admit that for some time now I have been losing interest in these mod builds as they seem to be getting so specialised and further and further away from what the average modder can do or even explore. Don't get me wrong, they all look amazing in their own ways, it's just that the whole thing of modding now seems too far out of reach and just not accessible to the average person.
Originally Posted by BoorachAll great builds this month with astonishing levels of build quality and attention to detail. For originality though I have to vote for Revelation.
As far as the CNC and sponsorship issues go I think that its great that people are using the latest technology to create innovative and often otherwise unachievable builds. The only downside is that small mods and new modders may be put off sharing their work as it is easy to develop an inferiority complex regarding your own work when surrounded by creative brilliance. For me it has proved both inspiring and frustrating. My original ideas have evolved from seeing what others have done but are now pushing, and often exceeding, my fabrication capabilities - which has resulted in my build being neglected over the last few months. I don't think anything can really be done to improve this situation though as adding a tiered build and award system would reduce the exposure of smaller projects rather than boost it.
Sponsorship is another good thing in my opinion. Allows builders to spend the money that they would otherwise be investing in components on materials and mods. Also shows that the sponsors themselves are maintaining interest in modding which is good for all of us.
Originally Posted by The_CrapmanIf you're underwhelmed by these superb builds and would like to see one of these 'retro' non cnc mods, done by a complete amateur who may as well be using a rusty spoon instead of a dremmel, see link below. You'll be amazed this was done by a human (barely) and not a ham-fisted giraffe with parkinsons. :D
P.s. I think all these builds are fantastic, each for there own reasons. Regardless of how they were made, you've still got to have the vision to design it, the drive to make it and skill to use that machinery and put these amazing machines together. Take revelation for instance. Let me loose in that workshop and i'd ruin a whole heap of wood and have no arms faster than you can say 'pass me the junior hacksaw'.
Originally Posted by The_CrapmanI'll bring the nipple-clamps.
Originally Posted by The_CrapmanYou're doing yourself a great disservice there meelobee. I thought inverted was brilliant and i love what you're doing with your P180.
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