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#1 robertburns

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 08:17 AM

Here are some photos of my latest project: Futurliner in 1/24th scale

 

CAD Model

14572793377_e42144b2c6_c.jpghead_01 by dakota_in_the_sky, on Flickr

 

Fresh from the printers

14572594929_92160bfb00_c.jpgIMG_9895 by dakota_in_the_sky, on Flickr

 

Prepped and painted for molding

14572804507_76a951a951_c.jpgIMG_0246 by dakota_in_the_sky, on Flickr

 

14758941472_92301c6e51_c.jpgIMG_0265 by dakota_in_the_sky, on Flickr

 

 



#2 RAT-T

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 08:27 AM

THAT'S COOL!  B)



#3 1930fordpickup

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 08:28 AM

Awesome. Just saw one of these on a lowboy in Michigan just a few weeks ago. 

A perfect model for 3D Printing. 


Edited by 1930fordpickup, 27 July 2014 - 08:29 AM.


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 09:32 AM

Beautiful work!!!  What kind of printer spit out this piece?



#5 Mike Kucaba

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 09:35 AM

GASP!!



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 12:47 PM

Awesome. Are you the same guy that was working on a resin master for a 1/24 or 1/25 scale Futurliner a couple of years back? I cannot remember who it was on here. I remember sending him a PM about progress and possible prices but never got a response. Are you making this just for yourself or do you plan to market it? I I am definitely interested.

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 02:09 PM

Thanks Guys!

 

 

Beautiful work!!!  What kind of printer spit out this piece?

 

Hey Chief Joseph, It was a 3D Systems SLA 5000.



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 02:17 PM

Awesome. Are you the same guy that was working on a resin master for a 1/24 or 1/25 scale Futurliner a couple of years back? I cannot remember who it was on here. I remember sending him a PM about progress and possible prices but never got a response. Are you making this just for yourself or do you plan to market it? I I am definitely interested.

Thank you. No, this is all new. I don't know who that was, but I remember the one by Joel Dirnberger. That was when I was in high school almost 20 years ago

 

I'm doing this for myself, but I might sell a few since I have the molds. With as many parts as this has, it will probably be the most expensive 1/24th scale resin kits in history. Car guys don't spend as much as other modeling genres. I doubt I can sell very many


Edited by robertburns, 27 July 2014 - 02:18 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 02:52 PM

Thanks Guys!

 

 

 

Hey Chief Joseph, It was a 3D Systems SLA 5000.

Cool, thanks for the info.  I thought it was an SLA model and I was hoping it might have been from a Form1 or a B9, but you had it printed on one of the big boys :D



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 03:05 PM

Cool, thanks for the info.  I thought it was an SLA model and I was hoping it might have been from a Form1 or a B9, but you had it printed on one of the big boys :D

 

Yeah, not a fan of desktop units. That'll change as the technology gets better though. I like the printing services since many of my peices are larger than the bed size.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 01:39 AM

I would want one of these in resin.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:48 AM

First casting is out of the mold!

 

14767494042_0636b5ac3f_c.jpgIMG_0555 by dakota_in_the_sky, on Flickr

 

Inside the body

 

14744773986_e7f56edc06_c.jpgIMG_0551 by dakota_in_the_sky, on Flickr

 

Bumper

 

14581172909_1a62b87660_c.jpgIMG_0553 by dakota_in_the_sky, on Flickr

 

More to come...


Edited by robertburns, 28 July 2014 - 04:51 AM.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 06:50 AM

Beautiful piece!! I could definately see a market for those.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 04:50 PM

First casting is out of the mold!

 

14767494042_0636b5ac3f_c.jpgIMG_0555 by 

 

Are you going to do a full kit of the FutureLiner?



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:31 PM

Thank you Karl!

 

Hi Len. Not sure about making this a full kit yet. I'm doing a few for myself. A stock one, a fire engine, and an 8 car transporter semi truck loaded with Motorama cars. I might do a few built ups to sell to pay for the project.

 

Not sure if a kit could work but I'm thinking about it. It's huge and would take a lot of silicone. I've had plenty of items that people said they wanted. I made it available and when it came to order, I got little response.

 

Sci Fi guys can spend $1000 on a resin kit without a flinch. Plane and Armor models spend less but still pay quite a bit. Car guys might complain at a $30 resin kit. I can tell you with the size of this (it's like a bus) a resin kit would be in the hundreds.

 

No offense intended (I'm a car guy first). It's just the reality of the market. Car guys don't spend as much as other genre modelers do. I would have to think carefully about a kit because it is a lot of labor, time, and monely invested on my end. I can't afford to make a bunch and sell a few.

 

I would consider one in a smaller scale like 1/43rd.

 

Thanks,  Rob



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:40 PM

Rear end fresh from the printer

14770920871_9e50748867_c.jpgIMG_0535 by dakota_in_the_sky, on Flickr

 

Other side

14587605357_3d7d82c052_c.jpgIMG_0540 by dakota_in_the_sky, on Flickr

 

Side view to show how long this is. Lot's of caffiein required for this project!

14587450818_4bd95da9ac_c.jpgIMG_0536 by dakota_in_the_sky, on Flickr



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:00 AM

Cool project Rob.  I had to do a search to find out what a Futurliner was/is.  I wouldn't be interested in purchasing a kit of this vehicle.  However based on the quality of what I have seen so far if you were to produce a 1/24 scale vintage Ferrari/Porsche/Aston Martin/etc. race car,  I'm in.


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#18 Len Woodruff

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 01:35 AM

Thank you Karl!

 

Hi Len. Not sure about making this a full kit yet. I'm doing a few for myself. A stock one, a fire engine, and an 8 car transporter semi truck loaded with Motorama cars. I might do a few built ups to sell to pay for the project.

 

Not sure if a kit could work but I'm thinking about it. It's huge and would take a lot of silicone. I've had plenty of items that people said they wanted. I made it available and when it came to order, I got little response.

 

Sci Fi guys can spend $1000 on a resin kit without a flinch. Plane and Armor models spend less but still pay quite a bit. Car guys might complain at a $30 resin kit. I can tell you with the size of this (it's like a bus) a resin kit would be in the hundreds.

 

No offense intended (I'm a car guy first). It's just the reality of the market. Car guys don't spend as much as other genre modelers do. I would have to think carefully about a kit because it is a lot of labor, time, and monely invested on my end. I can't afford to make a bunch and sell a few.

 

I would consider one in a smaller scale like 1/43rd.

 

Thanks,  Rob

 

I hear ya Rob. If you don't do the 1/24 the 1.43 would be a good alternative. Keep me notified when you get ready to sell either size.



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:39 PM

This is a totally cool project and love what you are doing here. I am looking forward to seeing this come together. I have to ask what CAD system do you use? I use Solidworks for the parts I draw up for my builds. Very nice work you are doing.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 02:53 PM

This is so cooool!