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mnagatani

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  1. 1/12 scale seems to be an all important market to reach!
  2. looks fantastic! Thanks for posting up all these images.
  3. Thanks Dwayne for the input. Keep the input coming and ref images flowing. There are so many tires out there and I would love to get a general Top three or five to choose from.
  4. I hear ya Ralph! Thanks for letting me know and I do understand.
  5. I like the "wrinkle" wall for sure. Plan on that!
  6. Thanks Ralph. Any of you guys going to NNL West in Santa Clara. I'll have a table there and would really like to meet anyone going.
  7. Are these resin or actual kit rubber wheels?
  8. You know....I thought the same thing. Which is part of the process. When you make a part that has never been made there are always some changes that should be made. I say that because It would seem highly unlikely that anything done the first time is the right one. In this case I have been staring at it from different angles and it really does push the "chopped" look. I have been thinking though maybe its too much also. So before I rush to do another one I'm going to keep looking at it and give it some time to settle in. You know what I mean? Its so important for you guys to give me feedback. My feelings are not going to get hurt if you guys tell me it sucks! I actually really need your help to steer it to its final look. So fire away. Mike
  9. Thanks for posting these. I have enjoyed this thread so much.
  10. I see what you mean regarding brand. Are you referring to the "raised" letters like this?
  11. Good call! I took the approach you mentioned and applied it to the muscle machine toy rear tires. I created these cause I never liked the wheel designs and the front tires were too wide for my tastes. Pic of the Willys and 57 Chubby with printed wheel and tires.
  12. Hi have sent out the first print run for the 32 top. Once it arrives(next week) I'll post up some pics on how it fits to the body!
  13. Hi everyone. I'm going to start working on a new 3d printed top for the 1:8 Deuce. The top will be inspired by the Ryan Reed coupe. I'll keep you all posted! I'm also going to make a windshield that will fit the new angle.
  14. They are based on the Schott Tomahawk design. Im currently having a test print done on it so I can make sure it has the correct fit to the stock tires. I'll keep you posted and show the pics when it arrives. Mike
  15. Good question...static is fine. For an RC application I would give it a run!
  16. Tires are CG. Nothing real! LOL The Tires Im going to use for the printed wheels will fit the stock revell kit big and little. The 1:25 scale will match up to the Pegasus 19 and 23 tires.
  17. Took me awhile to go through all these images! Looks great Ralph! WoW
  18. This has been a real pleasure to watch. Really nice looking work and I certainly appreciated it! Keep the pics posted. Happy holidays! Mike
  19. On request from an Instagram follower I have made my first 1:12 wheel for the Camaro kit. These wheels can be scaled to any size, but I'm going to run them first for the 1:12 kit and make some scale changes to get them to fit the 1:25 crew. The Wheel design I have made will be identical in diameter to the stock wheel provided by Revell. The print wheel will fit into the stock tire. The rear wheel measures out at 48.5 mm and the front is 44.5 mm in diameter. I'll do a test print on this and make sure the fit is correct. Sometimes I have to make adjustments to the thickness depending on the design, but this should be a pretty straight forward wheel creation that I'll have available soon. Any questions are welcome! Mike
  20. Without getting into trouble....its my logo with a dot com. Can you guys throw me out a list of tires and options. Images help too. I rely on the community for input when it comes to making new stuff. Mike Happy holidays. Thanks
  21. Good points from all of you. I have started a small business doing prints for the model community and can add to the discussion. These are concerns I have had over the years using shapeways and in summary the surfaces have gotten better. I use shapeways for my output and have felt they are the best for my uses. The images shown here should give you a good sense of the surface difference. The price difference Cheez referred to is an issue for some and not others. For example the Wheel on the left was printed in the FED(Frosted Extreme Detail). That wheel cost me 9.90 while it would have been 3.23 at the WSFP(White Strong Flexible Polished). This wheel is at the 1:16 scale. The price can increase quite a bit. Hopefully this answers you question when it comes to using prints. If you have other questions I'll be more than happy to answer. Happy Holidays. Mike
  22. Thanks Ralph for sharing this. I really do like that staggered look. This thread got me thinking to make a line of wheels for this kit. I'm going to initially start with the large size wheel sets. I'll keep you all posted. Mike
  23. Hi Guys Been off the boards of late and came across this. I can take care of this one not a problem. I take it the wheel looking something like this. Did the big three all have there own versions of the "Steely and Poverty" setup. I'm thinking a Camaro version will be slightly to its own design? Do you guys want the wheel to fit what tire? No sense in making it so custom that it needs a tire to go along. If someone could post up the tire dimension I'll build to that spec. Mike
  24. The 3d printed Datsun 620 and 720 shells have arrived and I wanted to share them with you. The surface came out very nice on the higher end print cost. The printed material was the "Frosted Detail" which will require very minimal cleanup compared to the "Strong Flexible Polish" My current plan is to make a mold for each one and cast them in resin. The third image is the shells sitting on the 720 "Targa" version.
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