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sharxbyte
03-05-2012, 7:25 PM
It's pretty straight forward, I designed the emblem, and have been pondering witty phrases to put on the other side. I think I've finally come up with something relatively unique, funny, and safe (though "safe" up for debate, and that's why I'm posting here)

Anyone think the wording could get me in trouble? Other suggestions?

I'm going to mask with stick-on vinyl, and salt-water etch (via. the method that Vaderspade used, also explained HERE (http://sbgswordforum.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=swordcustom&action=print&thread=7742))


EDIT: based on feedback:
Here's a more updated version:
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/Warnglbl2.png




This will be apprx 1"x1", under the bolt catch



http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/scorp2point0_vectorized.png

This will be apprx 1.5"x1.5", on the right side of the mag well

robert101
03-05-2012, 7:38 PM
I like it. The scorpion design looks great.

zfields
03-05-2012, 7:40 PM
I dont like the wording to be honest. Find a sign that has a similar wording, and use the same minus the projectile part.

tonyxcom
03-05-2012, 7:41 PM
I think your design and text are going to cause problems for you because they are so intricate. It will be very difficult to cut that in vinyl as it will lack any thickness in those dimensions.

Nate87
03-05-2012, 7:52 PM
Or maybe something like "the projectiles dispelled from this firearm contain lead and is known to cause cancer in the state of California". Or something like that seeing that everything in this state causes cancer now-a-days.

ott1
03-05-2012, 8:04 PM
WARNING: This weapon contains lead and is known to the state of California to cause injuries and/or death.

psssniper
03-05-2012, 8:08 PM
WARNING
Contains lead!
which is known
to cause
injury & death

WARNING
Contains lead!
guaranteed
to cause
injury & death

sharxbyte
03-05-2012, 8:31 PM
I thought about doing cancer; still considering it...

Synonyms for lead? Tony, I'm PRETTY sure a printing company with the capability of doing vinyl will be able to capture at least the majority of the details; I've sent inquiries to one so far and I also know one personally, and will contact them tomorrow.

Warning
This Product Contains EBR,
Which is Known To The State
Of California To Cause Fear And
Uncertainty Or Doubt.

Another option^

Gnome
03-05-2012, 9:07 PM
Cool slogan, but shouldn't "Bodily harm" come before "Death?" Death is the ultimate downer for most people. Just sayin"...

sharxbyte
03-05-2012, 9:19 PM
I was trying to figure out how to word it as close as possible to this. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldworldworld/4364962674/)

2nd Shot
03-05-2012, 9:23 PM
I think the irony of pointing out that lead in the bullets is a substance known to the state of PRK to be unhealthy is rather funny.

"WARNING: The ammunition used in this weapon contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling."

m03
03-05-2012, 9:40 PM
I think the irony of pointing out that lead in the bullets is a substance known to the state of PRK to be unhealthy is rather funny.

"WARNING: The ammunition used in this weapon contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling."

This.

Trendkill
03-05-2012, 9:43 PM
Warning..........






Death.

sharxbyte
03-05-2012, 9:52 PM
Here's a more updated version:
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/Warnglbl2.png

NoFail
03-05-2012, 9:58 PM
I love that scorpion, after all I'm a scorpio

sharxbyte
03-05-2012, 10:04 PM
Thank you! Hand Drawn, then Vectorized and retouched.

Yemff
03-05-2012, 10:06 PM
"The ammunition used in this product..."

sharxbyte
03-05-2012, 10:09 PM
Wow.. Grammar Fail
I'll be fixing that.


EDIT: fixed

sharxbyte
03-06-2012, 1:15 PM
Any more thoughts/opinions?

cxr
03-06-2012, 2:03 PM
Vaderspade post looks really simple im sure its not "THAT" easy.

will normal saline (.9% sodium chloride) work as the saltwater solution?

i have a completed 80% that i want to do selector markings and a design

TreeHugger
03-06-2012, 2:12 PM
It's all cool, except for the wording. But, if it WAS me, I rather put the money toward another new gun, but that's me :)

Mssr. Eleganté
03-06-2012, 2:16 PM
Is the lower in question an aluminum AR lower? Will the salt water etching process work on aluminum? :confused:

deviljon
03-06-2012, 2:51 PM
What about..

Warning: Usage of this product may result in BRD and eventually another rifle.

sharxbyte
03-06-2012, 4:11 PM
Vaderspade post looks really simple im sure its not "THAT" easy.

will normal saline (.9% sodium chloride) work as the saltwater solution?

i have a completed 80% that i want to do selector markings and a design

From everything I've read, it is that easy; I posted links to another tutorial that was even more in depth. Google "salt water etching". the recommended saline solution is ~%5, though no one has noticed a significant difference by increasing the salinity of the water, or increasing voltage.

It's all cool, except for the wording. But, if it WAS me, I rather put the money toward another new gun, but that's me :)

I already have the receiver, payed $10 for the float charger, and will probably pay $20 for the vinyl. Salt water is virtually free, and q-tips are cheap... Not nearly enough to buy a gun :p. What words would you use? Just don't care for the sarcasm?;)

Is the lower in question an aluminum AR lower? Will the salt water etching process work on aluminum? :confused:

Metal is metal is metal for the most part. The way I understand it, the alkaline solution has an acidic effect when a current is applied. (acids eat metal) the rest is just masking, and making sure the mask has a good seal.


What about..

Warning: Usage of this product may result in BRD and eventually another rifle.

I'm not entirely sure what BRD is... addiction to buying guns?

cmace22
03-06-2012, 5:48 PM
Warning: This firearm will cause fear, panic, and in most cases a code brown situation due to ignorance. Possible side effects are spontaneous combustion of baby kittens and a permanent darkness falling over the earth.

deviljon
03-06-2012, 8:08 PM
BRD = Black Rifle Disease

sharxbyte
03-22-2012, 9:46 PM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/maskedreciever.jpg

Heres the emblem side masked.. Obviously less details than I'd hoped, but I dont know anyone with a laser cutting table, and its less than 2 inches ;)

Went the razorblade/exacto route


http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb197/mugglle/unmaskedreciever.jpg
Post Etch; not as deep as I'd have liked, (not sure if Duracoat will completely cover it up) I'll probably run over it a few times and detail it a bit with my hand engraver, but overall not bad :)


More pics up soon.

Santa Cruz Armory
03-22-2012, 9:54 PM
Send it to Sure Shot Precision Marking (http://www.sureshotprecision.com/) He'll fix you right up!

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/BLFD1/2012-03-01220304.jpg

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/BLFD1/2012-03-01215231.jpg

1911sr
03-23-2012, 5:01 AM
I didn't read down far enough.

starsnuffer
03-23-2012, 8:18 AM
Looks like a cholo tramp stamp, but whatever floats your boat. It's YOUR rifle.

-W

sharxbyte
03-24-2012, 7:06 PM
the design itself or the etch work? its not finished yet...

elsolo
03-24-2012, 7:39 PM
Who cares what other people think, it's your rifle.
Better to make an artistic mistake on a $100 piece of aluminum than say a tattoo.

Don29palms
03-24-2012, 9:03 PM
Send it to Sure Shot Precision Marking (http://www.sureshotprecision.com/) He'll fix you right up!

Agreed! SureSHot Precision Markings does great work!

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg164/don29palms/IMG_20120309_144246.jpg

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg164/don29palms/IMG_20120310_072440.jpg