I’ve been working with the laser cutter at work recently and designed a few templates to be compatible with Dystopian Wars. I have a set of 4 turning templates in the required sizes. Mine are improved from the ones in the book aside from having original artwork.
The large template includes a 270 degree arc template for measuring firing angles. The Medium template is marked for use as a measuring tool. The small template is marked to be able to use the middle to turn in tight spaces where it is difficult to get the full template down. The 45 degree template has been contracted to a continuous turn instead of just two places to make a legal turn. It also has a 90 arc to help determine ram angles. I also made a 4″ mine template as well as a 2″ ‘warp’ template.
The two round ones etched a bit lighter than I expected, but they’re still quite usable. The next set I will turn up the power on them. My previous experiments didn’t have paper masking on the surface. That means less power to etch, but also I got frosting from the laser near the etching. These are nice and clean. I also have a couple colors of blue I’m going to try this design on.