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#1 ajwheels

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:43 PM

I know I am not alone in this, but I always thought that the Big Deuce needed a nice set of wires..........these were loosely modeled after the 1935 32 spoke variety.......the rim and center section were 3D printed with the spoke holes in place at the correct angles and all.............032" piano wire was used for the spokes...........the rim is sized to fit the Deuce tire (this being the rear) and the the rear backspacing / offset, as well as the bolt circle matches the steel wheels found in the kit..........the hub cap is a first pass at something appropriate........

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:51 PM

Those are killer. I love them.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:44 PM

I concur.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:09 AM

That is so cool

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:30 AM

beautiful!!!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:18 AM

Wow. Gorgeous.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

how much and where?

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:45 PM

Beautiful! I also would like to know how much and where?

#9 ajwheels

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:22 AM

Here is a front and rear wheel, with a bit of color, in the early Firestones..........

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:10 AM

Very very nice. And again how much and where?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:09 PM

Freakin Fantastic B) B) B)

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:11 PM

Can you make some Radir Tri Rib style wheels?

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:33 PM

Holy smoke!! A

And to second that motion...how much and where do I get a set? :lol:

#14 ajwheels

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 01:25 AM

TDR has listed the rim, hub and hub cap pieces in their catalog at Shapeways:

http://www.shapeways...hops/tdrcatalog

Some assembly required...................

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 01:42 AM

absolutely breathtaking!! i must have a set of these!!

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:38 AM

Wow. Once 3D printing becomes less costly and more widely available, it will REALLY help out the scale model hobby. Imagine if in the future there are no mold-seams, sink-marks, etc. as manufacturers figure out how to create everything with 3D printing! (This, if it can happen, would be well into the future as I imagine the printing process is quite time consuming. But if it can become more readily available, I can see companies setting up multiple 3D printers to print out multiple complete kits on the same printer, and being able to put numeric part numbers in inconspicuous areas via the 3D printer.)