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  1. 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


  2. 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.

     

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  3. 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.

     

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  4. 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.

     


  5. 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

     

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  6. On 12/23/2017 at 9:50 AM, Ralph Torres said:

    Do you have a store or just here? I like your idea about the wheels but i can tell you from my experience of doing these 1/12 Camaros,  we need more tire options than anything.. the first kits that came out came with 14inch GoodYears and slicks, and the newer Foose kit comes with larger style tires BFG's.. theres really no options out there. If your lucky to find tires from a RC car thats great but you are most lickly alone and hope they fit the wheel you have... so yeah we need tire options..😁

    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 


  7. 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

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  8. 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


  9. On 12/9/2017 at 2:14 PM, MrObsessive said:

    What's needed in 1/12 are some steelies!

    There are those that I'm sure would like to build the 1/12 scale '69 Camaro for instance with those wheels and poverty hubcaps. That would make for an interesting build. I was all over Shapeways website, and not a one makes those. :(

     

    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

     

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  10. 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.

     

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