That beetle. The full article will have all the info that went into building that beetle. I think it took me about a month to get it to where I was satisfied. As with the other egyptian themed pedal, I used phoenician letters for the labels and Egyptian art. I have a few more on the way. All on Tayda copper hammer enclosures.
Playing around with coloring epoxy
Figured I pour and draw on the epoxy at first.
Got a bright idea while working on another pedal. Made from the lead clippings.
Check against the concept.
Welp…. lets paint it. First in black then the gold over it.
Shading and a little detail
Decided to cut and shape the pour into insets with bailing wire.
Really hard to solder. Was considering doing the legs as well.
Completed frame. I had to wire it to a vero board to keep it together for soldering.
Test fitting the pieces
Awe heck lets just put it together and see.
Changed the light to a copper shield. I liked the way it fit and looked better.
Epoxied the beetle when finishing some other pedals. I like the way the colors come out.
Completed with everything epoxied down.
Sounds good. One of my favorite fuzzes so far.
Egypt pedals off
Egypt pedals on