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Aaronw

Member Since 06 Mar 2006
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Volvo kits?

27 September 2014 - 07:06 AM

Other than the Tamiya Volvo 850 and a couple of big rigs, have any other Volvo kits been done? I know not the flashiest cars out there, but the 140 / 240 are iconic cars (1966-74 / 1974-93), and were even involved in a bit of racing. Many of their less refrigerator like cars were (are) quite a bit more stylish, Amazon, 1800, and 164 for example. The current cars styling and performance stands up fairly well to the sport sedans from Audi, BMW and Mercedes which all seem to get their fair share of kits.

 

Wouldn't expect to see them from the US makers, but maybe one of the Japanese or European kit makers?

 

 

   


1936 Ford deluxe convertable?

14 July 2014 - 06:43 AM

Was a '36 Ford deluxe convertable ever done as a kit?

 

What about a conversion for the AMT 3 in 1 kit of the '36 Ford coupe?


Building a Moebius Prostar without fairings?

09 June 2014 - 06:26 PM

So obviously aimed at those who have already built the Moebius Prostar kit.

 

How much effort would it take to build a basic Prostar without the aerodynamic fairings under the cab, just exposed fuel tanks.

 

Is it as simple as leaving those parts off or are they fairly integral to building the kit. 


Help with 3d printing

29 March 2014 - 09:45 AM

So this definitely seems to be an up and coming technology useful to modelers. I know there are a few out there who are using this technology to prototype parts for resin casting.

 

I've been playing with the 3d design program Sketchup, and am getting the hang of it. have managed to draw up some tires, and some misc parts.

 

I was hoping perhaps some who have made that next step might be willing to start a discussion here to help people like me make that next step to actually getting a part printed.

 

I am aware of Shapeways, but believe there are others out there who will take on print work from a 3d drawing. Any and all tips, pitfalls, encouragement or even well meaning discouragement welcome.  A start to finish description of your experience getting a part printed would be very welcome.

 

Thanks


What does it take to make a correct Little Red Express?

29 March 2014 - 09:38 AM

I know I've seen this discussed before, but I am failing on a forum search so it must have been sometime ago.

 

Apparently there are some issues with the AMT Dodge Little Red Express kit as it comes from the box. I picked up several of these back when they were $7 at Walmart, for general Dodge truck projects, but will probably do one as a LRE.

 

If I can at least get the big issues I can stick a note in the box to help me out when I finally get to it. I'm sure I'm not the only one that could use the information as it is just a matter of time before Round 2 re-pops this one.