They turned out pretty good and the client was happy, but they were never perfect enough for my tastes. It's difficult to get the machined look with hand tools and almost impossible to engrave graphics which is a distinctive feature of these guns.
Step 1: Laser Cutting
The body of each gun was cut from 3 pieces of 1/4" MDF, with a gap in the middle section for a trigger and hammer, which were also cut from 1/4" MDF. I also left a gap in the middle section for a faux barrel. Raised areas like the side of the slides were cut from 1/8" MDF.
Step 2: Modification
Step 3: Scratch Building
Step 4: Assembly
Step 5: Finished
If I was fortunate to win the Epilog Zing 16 laser, it would be a major time saver. With the type of custom fabrication I do, a large part of my day is cutting and cleaning up parts. What might take me an hour could be cut by laser in minutes! Time is the only resource you can't get more of!
If you'd like to build your own Devil May Cry pistols, you can download my plans and laser files HERE.