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mnagatani

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About mnagatani

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  • Birthday 10/22/1968

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  • Location Carlsbad
  • Full Name Mike Nagatani

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  1. mnagatani added a post in a topic Spirit of Speed 3 @ NHRA Museum   

    Sounds good!
  2. mnagatani added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1:8 Scale Wheels in 3d print
    I did an inventory of the wheels I have made for the 1:8 scale hot rods.  Smaller scales available also.    Showing what I have available for 3d print deep and shallow versions.  Shown here are the deep versions with the top row being front wheels only. 
    Mike


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  3. mnagatani added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    Spirit of Speed 3 @ NHRA Museum
    Hosted by "The Model Car Guys" this will be held at the NHRA Motor Sports Museum in Pomona CA November 5th 2017.  Check out the flyer!  I'll be attending there as a vendor with the 3d printed bodies and parts.  Im also bringing my workstation to give a little insight on how all this 3d stuff gets created.
     
     

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  4. mnagatani added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1:8 cuda funny car body
    Thought I should post this one here.  I'm currently making a 1:8 scale body of the Cuda.  Its about 75% completed.  Just wanted to share the WIP shots.
     


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  5. mnagatani added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    1:8 and 1:16 Cuda Funny Car Body
    Way back in the late 70's my Dad took me to the "Drags" at Fremont Raceway in the Bay Area.  That's where I connected to the Funny car world.  Fast forward forty years its been a dream of mine to build a 1:8 scale old school funny car.  So the plan is to build a Cuda body in both the 1:16 scale.  This would fit the current Revell kits and I would also make a 1:8 for the scratch builders.  The current body is 75%. completed.
     


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  6. mnagatani added a post in a topic 3d Printed "Fiat Topolino" body   

    Strange that no manufacture made the stock version.  
  7. mnagatani added a post in a topic 3d Printed "Fiat Topolino" body   

    My intention to show the stock version was only to give a comparison of the stock and drag version.  The stock version I am not planning to make only the drag version.
  8. mnagatani added a post in a topic 3d Printed "Fiat Topolino" body   

    Good questions.  Im taking the stock dimensions and keeping some stock body lines, but taking liberty to make it for a "Drag" body.  I have no intentions to represent this as a stock car.  My whole intention was to get this out for the big scale guys and let them create the chassis and drive-line.  
  9. mnagatani added a post in a topic 3d Printed 1:25 "Certain T" body   

    This model kit had a limited run and the original kit sells for a pretty penny.  There is a current original model selling for 490.00  Will it sell?  I saw one sell last week at 350.00 maybe.  With that said there was builder that asked to make the body and he would take care of the rest.  I took it on thinking others might want it and not have to pay the high price.  From that I decided to make two Show Rod cars that were never made as models.  The "Stiletto and Roach Coach" will be in my hands at the end of this week.  I'll post up the pics when they arrive.  The 1:8 Fiat Topolino will be here next week.  Stay tuned!
     
    Mike
  10. mnagatani added a post in a topic 3d Printed "Fiat Topolino" body   

    Some WIP on the 3d file of the Fiat. The exterior is about done with only the inner skin left to take care of.  
     





  11. mnagatani added a post in a topic 3d Printed 1:25 "Certain T" body   

    This is Shapeways "White Flexible Polish" .  It does require cleanup work from the start.  The material itself has a texture that can be sanded and I recommend a filler primer to take care of the rest.
  12. mnagatani added a post in a topic 3d Printed 1:25 "Certain T" body   

    Hi Alan,
    Good question regarding the critical components.  I have been thinking the market will tell me what is needed.  I have been thinking about all those parts you mentioned and will it help the body sell?  Not sure yet.  The frame and seats I have thinking about, but waiting to see if others like yourself would need to have it done.  The dash is already located in the body.  Its a good question for sure as I'm letting the market make the final call.  I've had three buyers all which have not requested anything.  They could be scratch builders that want to take it on for themselves.  Thoughts welcome for sure.
    Mike
     
  13. mnagatani added a post in a topic 3d Printed "Fiat Topolino" body   

    Not sure on that one.
  14. mnagatani added a post in a topic 3d Printed 1:25 "Certain T" body   

    This current one is at 1:25.  Thanks for asking as I'll update the post.
  15. mnagatani added a post in a topic 3d Printed "Fiat Topolino" body   

    Not a problem.  1/25 available, but nothing in the 1:8 and 1:12.  Keep an out out for some pics soon and thank for the heads up.
     
    Mike