Awards & Engraving

January '17

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A&E 64 a-e-mag.com • A&E JANUARY 2017 (All images courtesy Russell Gregory) A&E BUSINESS NAME: Crossover Miniatures, Franklin, Vermont; www.crossoverminiatures.com BUSINESS OWNER: Russell "Rusti" Gregory PROJECT: Miniature laser cut zeppelin model that is over 6 feet long SOME BASIC PROJECT DETAILS (IN RUSTI'S OWN WORDS): I spent seven months designing (this zeppelin model); it takes four hours to cut one zeppelin. • I use 2.5mm MDF and 1.5mm chipboard for the construction; there is 2mm clear acrylic and some string in there also. • The design is modular so you can add or remove sections as you like. • It's designed for miniature gaming and was part of a successful Kickstarter. Backers receive the kit flat-packed and put it together themselves. • It is 6 feet, 1 inch long when assembled and around 17 inches wide. • Designed with CorelDraw in 2D. I cut on an Epilog Zing24 40W laser. BUSINESS NAME BUSINESS OWNER PROJECT SOME BASIC PROJECT DETAILS (IN RUSTI'S OWN WORDS): I spent seven months designing (this zeppelin model); it takes four hours to cut one zeppelin. • • • • • S haring success stories as well as failures helps others learn and enhance their own skills. Along with contributing to overall industry education, it's also fun to see what fellow awards and engraving professionals are up to. Here, we share some of our readers' coolest projects to not only highlight what great work goes on in the industry, but also to share some learning expe- riences. This month, check out what Crossover Miniatures did with its laser engraving equipment. You What Can You Do? C R E AT I V E P R O J E C T S : M I N I AT U R E L A S E R C U T Z E P P E L I N

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