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23 hours ago, Kevin Futter said:

I considered one of these when I was deciding to purchase, but opted for the Portrait instead.

 What were your considerations, Kev?

 

I picked the cameo purely because I was familiar with the precious model and figured this one would be similar, if slightly better than the 3 I was using. 

 

 

13 hours ago, Mozart said:

 give us some feedback. 

 

 

Will do!

I'm at early stages in terms of what the thing can do. Sofar I can draw and cut stickers and masks. Id like to learn what other materials are feasible and what fancy things the drawing software can do. 

 

ALL suggestions are welcomed!

 

Cheers,

Denzil

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1 hour ago, RadBaron said:

 What were your considerations, Kev?

 

Price, mainly. I seem to remember that the extra features of the Cameo weren't compelling enough to justify the extra cost to me, especially as a complete beginner. The smaller footprint of the Portrait was also a consideration, given how little room I have.

 

Kev

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I did a little experiment a couple of weeks ago with my Echelon Lightning, I wanted to make a bit more variation in finish etc so decided to feature the "elephant ear" panels just aft of the cockpit.  I traced the outline from the model onto thin paper, scanned this and uploaded into Silhouette then cut the panels out using Bare Metal Foil, which is extremely thin!  It took a few attempts to get the shape and settings right, but it worked very successfully.  I'm really excited about this because with models such as the beautiful Hawker Fury, Hart, Demon etc to build the technique opens up a whole new range of possibilities.

Max

 

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15 hours ago, Kevin Futter said:

Excellent experimentation, Max! I really would have thought that Bare Metal Foil was too thin to cut with one of these devices, but being able to certainly opens up a lot of possibilities!

 

Kev

I was pleasantly surprised too Kev, I expected the foil to be chewed up, but it even managed to cut the 1mm circles quite effectively.  I can't recall the exact settings so I'll have to do a reprise! 😃

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That's brilliant, Max! I've often used bare metal foil to make raised panels stiffeners, but struggled with the usual issues of making identical shapes etc. This'll make short work of them!

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On 10/8/2020 at 8:45 PM, BlueNosers352nd said:

What Blade(s) should be looking at?  Might pull the trigger this month.

 

The standard blade supplied with the machine is adequate for the vast majority of jobs.  I bought the heavier duty blade for cutting thicker plastic but I haven't really tried it out properly yet. 

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