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M1911: Foam and Epoxy

Project M1911 gets its shape from the polystyrene foam that was cut previously.  An ABS plastic pipe will run through the center of this foam to serve a few purposes: Add rigidity and strength to the structure Provide the barrel...

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Start of Model M1911

My ambition was to build a Model M1911 in an 8X scale out of fiberglass.  The first task was to scale the model for proper dimensions.  Typical physical dimensions were found online, reproduced in CAD, and scaled up to the size...

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Plastic Skin

One of the other synergies of FRP composites is its use as a reinforcement behind thermoplastic decorative skin layers. A thermoformed ABS or ABS blend plastic is made as the surface of the part. Then it can be reinforced on the...

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