So I’m modding another VSHG but this time I want it to be more durable. Basically when you strip the stick apart, you’re left with a box that’s completely exposed on the top. You can either put the original panel back on or put some type of plexi/lexan thing on. However, there is nowhere to mount the stick other than the original panel or on the plexi/lexan sheet itself.
Since I’m doing a custom stick (that doesn’t match the mounting pattern of the original metal panel) and want custom artwork, I’m going to have to use plexi/lexan no matter what. What I want to know is: Is there a material that’s as thin as and durable as a metal panel to hold the stick and buttons by itself? Here is a picture that may help:
The stick would be mounted (via screws) on the “alternative” mounting plate, and the exposed portion above the plexi/lexan would not show any screws.
This isn’t really that important since I don’t have a problem with mounting the stick onto the plexi/lexan itself. But I’m worried that a direct mounting onto the plexi/lexan will wear away easier and maybe even loosen the mounting screws.
Any thoughts would be helpful!