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dog2000tj 06-24-2010 05:26 AM

Gentlemen, your thoughts please ...
 
I am looking for some opinions/suggestions/advice on my project - http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f35/has-begun-13053/

What I am trying to hash out is having some laser etching done on the handguard. The upper is being built using a DPMS smooth rifle length handgaurd and I would like to have etched on either side,

Right Side - Molon Labe
Left Side - Est Sularus oth Mithas

The sticking point for me is font type. I would like a block type in either Greek or Celtic but I'm having trouble finding exactly what I want. It may turn out that what I want won't be available from the etcher, but that will be a separate issue.

Anybody out there got some input that might help?

Thanks

50of4064 06-29-2010 09:17 AM

Have you tried to go on line and surf all the free font sites out there? :D

canebrake 06-29-2010 11:04 AM

When I had Canebrake laser etched on my Defender I made up the exact design I wanted and supplied the shop with a *.jpg of the script. The C is the Colt serpent letter C and the remaining was font of my choice.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake02jpg.jpg

The shop simply loads the design into the laser's computer and presto, etched.

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...rake/CB1-2.jpg

canebrake 06-29-2010 11:35 AM

Here's some samples:

Μολὼν λαβέ

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

Molōn labe

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...Molon_labe.jpg

dog2000tj 06-29-2010 03:17 PM

Thanks for the help guys, unfortunately I cannot decide on what I want and it looks as if etching the handguard won't work out like i am thinking. :o So the etching has been pushed aside in favor of getting her done.

I hope to have her soon and post some pics. :D

Dillinger 06-30-2010 05:38 PM

You might want to check out the molon labe shop online. They have several dust covers that already have some of these quotes done on them. I ordered up one for a project I am working on that has not been revealed yet. :p

JD

dog2000tj 06-30-2010 11:31 PM

That's a sweet site and yes I do like some of them font's. :) I was really leaning towards a Thors Hammer font, but I don't think it was available. My thinking was I could get the handgaurd engraved/etched and then black filled. But according to Marty the etching wouldn't be deep enough and the engraving font would be too small. :(

Well, I'm looking forward to getting her done, then I can tinker around with personalizing engravings/etchings later. :D


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