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Jordan White

Member Since 28 Jan 2009
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3D modeling projects wanted!

07 February 2014 - 10:46 AM

I'm really into computer aided drafting 3D modeling and found that a company called Shapeways will take your 3D drawing and print it for you. TDR Innovations has been using them to print their products they offer, and I've purchased a few things so I know Shapeways does a good job.


I'm offering my free time to create any more generic parts that people are looking for, such as mufflers, hitches, pulleys, and so on, as well as some wheels. I know in one of the 'Cuda build threads, people were wanting a Flowmaster muffler that the original poster had a friend make, but only had a few made total.


So if there's something that you'd like to see made, just post here and I'll let you know whether it's feasible for my skill level. :lol:


Also please mention scale when making suggestions.

For wheels, please provide rim diameter (not lip, but the rim that fits in the tire) and width.


Store: https://www.shapeway.../21stmodelparts


What's available:

24/25 scale Flowmaster-style mufflers.

-Center in/center out

-Center in/dual out

-Center in/offset out

Anyone built one of the Revell 1/16 Pontiac Firebirds (3rd gen)?

06 February 2014 - 05:09 PM

As the title states, has anyone built any of the old Revell 1/16 3rd gen Firebird kits? Kind of curious to see how well they go together but from my searches, it seems like no one has actually built one (except for one guy who made a KITT clone).

1978 Chevy Corvette L-82 Coupe (Doyusha 1/12) WIP

17 January 2014 - 04:36 PM

I've been trying to determine for a while how I wanted to build this kit, and I finally decided to build it factory stock. I'm not really a fan of doing this in smaller scale, but in large scale it seems a bit more interesting since you can easily add more detail.


The kit is the Doyusha 1/12 scale 1978 Corvette that I got a while back. It's a '78 based on (besides the license plate on the box top) the seats and the single-snorkel intake ('79 models had different split-back seats and dual-snorkel intakes on both engines). The engine as modeled is the base L-48 5.7 liter (350ci) making around 185hp, while the engine I'm going to be replicating is the uplevel L-82 5.7 liter making around 220hp (it also has the aforementioned dual-snorkel intake).


Problem is, with these Doyusha/Otaki kits, the engines are somewhat off in their proportions. Could be because they didn't have a real one to model after, or more likely because these kits were able to be motorized (full detail, however the driveshaft is hinged to rotate and the rear axle is designed as one piece with larger differential to fit a geared axle). Because of this, I decided to use the engine and transmission out of the recently released Foose Camaro kit. The 302 is just a 327/350 block with a 283 crankshaft, so visually it will be exactly the same. I will be using a few parts from the Doyusha engine, such as the exhaust manifolds and distributor.


Another issue that I'll have to deal with is from the other build I've seen, it appears that the rear end sits a little low, and the track width on both the front and rear is a tad too narrow.


Anyways, on to the pics!

The kit:



The engine and transmission so far:



I figured it would be easier to paint and detail if the transmission is separated from the engine.


Oh, and the color I'm going with is, of course, Corvette Yellow! B)

Let's see your scale plow trucks!

22 November 2013 - 02:09 PM

Per the title, post any plow trucks you've built (pickup truck, van, or SUV)!


I'm planning on building one using the AMT C1500 kit, so I'd like to see what other people have done. B)

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited

07 October 2013 - 02:51 PM

For this build, I'll be using the Tamiya Jeep Grand Cherokee kit (which is kitted as the 5.2 Limited model), and converting it into the special edition '98 5.9 Limited.



As you can see, it has 5-spoke wheels versus the multi-spoke wheels that come with the kit. In order to replicate these, I'm using the set of wheels from the Tamiya Wrangler kit, cutting out the spokes, and inserting the wheel front from the AMT '97 Trans Am kit. The only obvious visual difference is the wheel center is convex, compared to the concave center of the actual wheel, though from a distance this isn't an issue.