Aw wow, you just made my day after a long week of design hell. (The final stretch of 2nd term has been a trail sent by the Dark Gods, I swear it) I'm always energized when I get to see my humble kits on another hobbyists bench, especially when it's unexpected. I can't wait to see these progress further.
Venomlust, my early work with my kits was all done by hand cutting the layers of plastic, so I am proof positive that it can be done. If you have a look at the first Legion Rising WIP thread over at B&C, how I make Rivets
is on page 7, and I have an article on how I build
on page 14. You can also find templates for the first three Rhino trims kits
I designed several years ago, available for public use on page 3. That thread is the oldest record of my hobby exploits mutating into my tiny studio over the years; all of my Legion Rising threads are clones of each other, but the B&C thread goes the furthest back and has some extra content if you're interested.
Thanks again for the sneak peak, Nordicus. Much more to come from me starting in late-April when classes wrap up for the year. New equipment and a much deeper understanding of SolidWorks has me eager to get back at my studio work. So... many... great... ideas!
Edit P.S.: Keep track of how many hours you spend working on personal trims cut by hand, (and add lots more if you plan to make your own personal design) and consider again if $18 CAD is so steep; the trim kits in particular are very challenging (laborious) to cast, let alone fabricate the prototypes. If you have the time and ability, all the power to you for doing it yourself; this hobby is a labour of love on so many levels, and sometimes you just have to do it yourself to do it right, and I admire that deeply. That said, I am working hard on improving my process and production volume in an effort to lower my prices further. Please note, there is no hostility meant in this statement, but sometimes people underestimate just how tricky these simple looking kits are to produce.