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skipstitch

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  1. Awesome... can't wait to see them filling that front wheel opening!
  2. Getting rid of all those layer lines is no small job... Your chassis looks awesome!
  3. Can't wait to see it!!!!
  4. Success!!! 1/25th scale gets a bit "fiddley" and is a delicate... but it did print!.. and it works with "out of the box" 1/25th scale wheels and tires! Usually I work in 1/10th scale (R/C territory). The layer lines are kinda heavy.. thinkin' spot putty or filler primer would solve all the sins. But..... here are the results of 24 hours of 3d cad design. There are several revisions I will make to correct gaps in the model and the overall look of the rear bustle... but I think this would finish with a bit of effort. Thanks for allowing me to take a "left turn" on this awesome post Geemonkey!
  5. 'nuther shot. I've refined a few details and taken a few liberties (as did Thom...LOL) Never tried to print in 1/25th. That changes this week. Attempted 3d print #1 with the "complete" body will be Thursday night. If it's cool, I'll post pix here! Thanks for the inspiration geemonkey!
  6. Man I love this!!! Can't wait for the next update!
  7. As a kid in the early 90's, I wished I could draw like Thom Taylor... so much so many years later, I had to work up my own 3d interpretation of this awesome art!!! (because I still can't draw) Lots of detail to go on my "off topic" exercise…. can't wait to see your next update!
  8. Trying to stay on track...LOL... Created a shorted bed this week. I think I'll tackle a Z'd chassis next... then on to the Nailhead!
  9. Thanks! Yes, the wheels are based on '40's.
  10. It's been a busy year with a job change and other stuff. But like most of my projects I get side tracked and sometimes end up down another rabbit hole! I spent some time (way too much!) designing up a '30/31 closed cab and finally got a chance to print one up. I'm thinkin' it needs an abbreviated bed to match... maybe some whitewalls....and a Nailhead Buick V8 with a bunch of Stromberg carbs. (This could be why I never finish anything!)
  11. Looks fantastic Mike... what kind of printer are you using? Very detailed for 1/24!
  12. Almost forgot about this build... anything new?
  13. So, I lurk here... a lot. I've been busy creating CAD files over the past year to create this 1/10th scale lakes modified roadster. You might ask why 1/10th scale...well, the math to scale is really easy. Take a 1:1 measurement and divide by 10...WAY easier than figuring 1/8 scale...LOL. Anyway, I know to finish the parts would take a ton of sanding, but the idea is just to create an "art" style piece, embracing the bobbles resulting from printing. Think pixel art... the dots make the overall picture. I've had fun creating it so far... I'm working on the suspension parts now and a "full race" 4 banger is in the works. I welcome feedback! And if PLA in a STYRENE forum is wrong, let me know. Whatcha think???
  14. That is VERY cool... I remember many years ago seeing a sketch pad in Scale Auto of a '59 Chevy Elcamino being done in a similar way. I like it!!!
  15. Thanks for the welcome guys! Hey Mike... yes I'm still in the same spot!
  16. It's been better than 20 years since I was REALLY into models. I belonged to the Buckeye Scale Auto Club in the late 80's. Here's one I built when I was only 13 or 14 years old. I had the Robert Williams poster on my wall for a long time when I decided to build the AMT coupe. The paint is poorly sprayed, there's glue on the windows, and....my dad duplicated the flames & painted them by hand. It's survived many, MANY moves, a couple of cats, and tons of dust... but still is my favorite! Also included is a pic of another '40 project in green with big diameter wheels.... I'm just getting back into plastic and loving every minute of it!!!
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