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ajwheels

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In Topic: OK this is kool: 3D printed 1/24 VW Notchback Kustom

19 September 2014 - 05:02 AM

A frame and correct engine or the upper sheet metal to add to some of the existing VW engines currently available would be nice. I hope that someone will design us a proper VW engine using 3D printing, Please... (He begs with a whiny voice.)

 

You mean like this?.................http://public.fotki..../116-vw-pieces/

 

The problem here is that these pieces won't come through very well at 1/24 scale...........it's still kind of pushing it to do parts at 1/24 scale, but it is getting better every day, or at least every few months.............


In Topic: 1/8 Scale Chevrolet..............

13 August 2014 - 02:20 PM

David.......the Grand Sport would be neat, but I always disliked the fender flairs........looks like something I would do with a hack saw........I am still undecided on the body details, though with my choice of wheel and tire, I will need to alter the fenders, and want to do something more in keeping with the original lines of the car..........

 

Guido, I will pass word along to Don...........TDR Innovations has a Facebook group he is overseeing, you might catch him there............

 

Glenn, thanks for the comment.......it's great fun at this scale..............


In Topic: 1/8 Scale Chevrolet..............

12 August 2014 - 06:29 AM

Here is one more image with the engine temporarily set into the frame so I could determine driveshaft length.................

 

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In Topic: 1/8 Scale Chevrolet..............

08 August 2014 - 07:33 AM

Thanks, Danno..................

 

How did you do the shift linkage? It looks fantastic!

 

Harry, the Hurst shift mechanism is a printed part.......it was pushing it a bit, but workable.......fastener heads and such are separate pieces.......the levers at the trans are styrene and the rods are piano wire............

 

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In Topic: 1/8 Scale Chevrolet..............

08 August 2014 - 06:39 AM

Wow! That's gonna be a big Vette!

 

Yea, Glenn, that's the big drawback to 1/8 scale for me........where to put this thing when I'm done?...............though I get as much fun out of building it as I do in displaying it............I personally think 1/12 scale is the sweet spot.....big enough for real detail, yet it will fit on a shelf somewhere................