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  1. Ok so there are some great ideas for next year's CB run...for me this is where I'm at with the options so far... 1. I like the "Year you were born" theme, gives a huge range of years and cars that can be made. You can build stock, modified, restomod, full custom, race inspired, a lot of choices and you can build cars, trucks, vans as long as its from your birth year. I think this option would give the most range of subjects. 2. Hot Wheels, this idea is cool too. And there are a ton of Hot Wheels, again lots of options for cars, trucks, vans, futuristic, fantasy, Ducks... 3. Cars in Song, definitely my least favourite option. I love music, and I know there are a fair decent number of songs with car references in them, but I think the choices become limited by not only the cars mentioned in song but what you're gonna want to build. My .02 cents worth...and being Canadian, and the exchange rate being what it is, it's even less than .02cents now.....
  2. I'd be fine with the music theme as well, but there's only one acceptable song. Mustang Sally.....
  3. Well I thought about it some more, and there is one car I've always wanted to build and still haven't and it just happens to be one that was produced the year I was born ('71) so I think I've decided on a restomod and highly tech'd up version of this Won't be this colour scheme but definitely a widebody mod along with some tech and modern interior and probably a Voodoo engine or maybe a Predator engine from the new GT500.
  4. Oh I guess I could be interested in the year of birth theme... 1971....I guess I'd go with this....
  5. I know this is months old but Hobby Easy does take Paypal. When filling out the payment info just select the Bank Deposit option for Mainland China only. Then down at the bottom request a paypal invoice and he'll send you one in a day or so. Or just email him and he'll send you an invoice that way. That's what I did the first time around but I think after that he told me to just use the Bank Deposit option then add in a remark for a paypal invoice. That's how I've been doing it for years now and never an issue.
  6. More love for Randy and Model Builders Warehouse. My shipment arrived today safe and sound. Not bad, 9 days from Colorado to San Fran to Burnaby BC, to Ontario, pretty spectacular for USPS and Canada Post. I had a shipment come up from Florida recently that took almost 20 days. Anyways, thanks again to Randy for being a topnotch vendor. If you have not bought from him, check out his site, he aims to please and carries a nice selection of aftermarket goodies.
  7. Looks like I'm sorted. Big thanks to George B for helping me out.
  8. Thanks Snake.....I missed that when I read back through. So my plan will work.
  9. More excellent service from Randy. Placed my order at 6:24am this morning, got an email at 6:49 am that my order was ready to ship....with tracking number and I just checked with USPS and they have my item as of 10am (I assume local time). I wish every vendor would handle things this quickly. Great work Randy. Thanks. David
  10. Ok looks like I may have a line on a kit from a fellow board member. Now my question is, do we have to build it as it was....Im assuming mine was box stock, likely not painted, and pretty much a gluebomb I'm am sure, or can we do something different? I plan on using the same decals the box art has but I'm not a fan of the huge hood scoop this thing comes with or the side exhausts. I'm thinking more of a mild restomod like I saved a really badly done street racer from the crusher.
  11. Hey guys, I am looking for the following kit... I know there are a few versions of the same tool but I'd like this one, with this box art to use in the Replica Community Group Build as this is the first model I remember every building. I'm willing to purchase or trade, so if you have one you'd be willing to part with for a fair price please message me. I'm in Canada and with the border starting to open, I can have items shipped to my sister's house in the US and she'll bring it over the border, or if you're in Canada, even better. Please let know. Thanks
  12. yep they're airjacks. pretty sure the Daytonas were one of the first cars with them, there are some pics of airjacks in some of the Daytonas. I use to have some pics but they're on the HD for my old comp. edit...found one, you can see the black tower behind the alternator with the AN fitting on top of it. This is a pic of CSX2601 the FIA Championship car. More pics on this site https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0509-79207/1965-shelby-daytona-cobra-coupe/ And they're included in the HRM kit. Pic 10 parts G
  13. Quick update on my GT350R build. Wheels were designed and printed by USCP. I ordered them at the beginning of the year, before I bought my 3D printer or I would have printed them myself. I haven't painted them yet, maybe later tonight. For now I'm working on 3D printing my own accessories for this build. I've collected a bunch of different items and fitted them all onto a single build file so below is a pic of the 3D file. I just fired up the printer now, so it'll be a few more hours before I have some finished parts. So in the pic above we have from left to right, top to bottom, a large suitcase, a satchel (after 25ish hours driving from New York to Redondo Beach my co-pilot and I will need to catch some zzzz's.) I also have a CB radio as well as a internal radio system as the Shelby is still a race car and there is no sound deadening material in this ride. First aid kit is always good to have, anything can happen. A fuel cell for the trunk, I haven't decided if I want to open up the trunk yet, but I want the detail there for the chassis pics before the body goes on. I also have 2 Optima batteries, one for the car and a secondary one for all the electronics. Back to the bottom left, we have another suitcase, followed by some GoPro cameras, not easy to tell what they are in the pic, but it's the eight little boxes. After the cameras are 6 iPhone 12's. Next we have some mounts for the 4 iPad Pros. I don't think I'll have much room left to fit much else in this interior. That's all for now. Great builds everyone. Time to get this badboy done for the Race.
  14. Looking good Brian. Nice big fuel cells in the trunk will make for minimal stops. I'm debating adding some to my 'stang as well. I don't plan on opening up the truck for the final display but I may still add them so I know they're there. I plan on getting back to mine later tonight. Got some new details to add....finally.
  15. Decals are basically done. I have a few more detail decals I want to add off of Powerslide's Goodies sheet. I also need to add some yellow decals to the roof rails, then I'll be ready for clear.
  16. I get model kits from Japan/Hong Kong to Canada for about $15 US. I just ordered a set of decals from the US and it cost me, $15US to Canada....shipping times, faster from the Far East.....go figure.
  17. Update. Got the "patina" decals on. Sponsor decals to follow.
  18. OK change of plans. Recently I found a really interesting livery I like and have decided to swap over this build. I hadn't painted the body yet so it was an easy switch. The new build will be Michael McDowell's 2016 New Hampsire "Rat Rods" livery. This is a livery the team made up as they didn't have a sponsor for the race. Decals are from 3 Amigos and you can find them here. Paint is Tamiya LP's, I took White (Lp-2) and dropped in a few drops of Blue (LP-6) to get the correct colour and then thinned it out with some Mr. Hobby leveling thinner. It's not my best paint job as I had to take a few swings at it to get the colour I wanted, but after the decals are done and a matte clear is added I don't think it'll be that apparent. The colour in the photo is actually darker than the colour on the car. The colour on the car is spot on for the pics I have. Plan is to get started on the decals here at work tonight, so I hope to have a few updates as the night progresses. Comments always welcome.
  19. I like this idea to be honest. I've been wanting for a long time to do a "rebuild" of my first every model kit I remember building. It's long gone, but been thinking for a long time now I should redo it. Now the trick will be to find one at a reasonable price. I've checked a few times on Ebay, but haven't found one at a price I'm willing to pay. Hopefully others might find interest in this too.
  20. Update. Chassis is almost complete. I still need to figure out what to do for the shocks, the model is designed for RC shocks but I'm going to have to scratch something or try to find some I can print. The upright frame work, which holds up the rear cargo sections of the truck are not yet attached. I was not happy with the roof panels so I'm reprinting them. One of the issues with scaling down the files is that some of the parts become too thin and just don't print as well as you'd like, so I've reprinted more than a few parts. Also the differential casing are over sized, again due to the fact that the original design was for an RC chassis. They won't be perfect looking but I can live with it. At this time I have not printed out the engine file I have, I wanted to get the chassis complete so I can figure out how big I need the engine and transmission to be to fill up the space inside the chassis as the file I have does not have a listed scale to it, so it will be trial and error. I'm hoping to print the file off this weekend and see where I'm at for sizing. After that I have some more detail parts for the rear cargo area I want to print off as well, some fuel tanks and some air tanks that are on the rear truck. I also need to print off some wheel and tires well. I plan on printing off not only the 4 driveline wheels but 2 spares for the cargo area as well. For the cabin (cockpit) I have the main panels completed as well as the exterior details. I still have to print floor as well as figure out an interior. More files to print off over the weekend. Some of the print layer lines are still visible but sand away easily. I plan on getting some primer on some of the parts by the end of the weekend. More to come. Comments welcome. Thanks for looking in.
  21. Dan, it took about 1.5hrs for each of the frame sections, they weren't very tall on the build plate. The rear supports for the body took around 3.5hrs each cause of their height and all the brackets were around another hour. The files for the front and rear axles were another 2hrs each and the extras that go with them were just under an hour. So far I've pretty much been printing since I Friday around noon, tho I did miss a few hours while sleeping. The big files, the body panels will be started on shortly, I'm guess I'll be printing on and off till around Wednesday.
  22. At some point, you may be right. I would bet there is or will be soon a rubber like resin that will be good for printing 3D tires. Decals files can be sold too as part of the kit files as well. Time will tell. Frame update. All six files have been printed and are ready for clean up. And here's the frame assembled, minus the two large brackets in the back of the pic. These are the supports for the rear body work. I'm going to leave them connected to the supports till I'm ready to glue them to the frame to avoid any chance of warpage. The holes in the frame are where the machine screws go to hold the 1/12th scale RC kit together. I will print off some bolt heads to add in some detail before I paint. I'm working on the front suspension now, more updates tomorrow. Thanks for looking in.
  23. As the title states I'm starting another 3D print project today. This time around I'm going for a Big Rig..of sorts.. a Kamaz Dakar Rally Truck. If interested you can buy the files HERE. You only need to buy three files, cab and front and rear axles, the rest the author supplies free of charge. The total cost was around $27CDN for me, not including what resin I will use. I'm figuring it's going to be right around 1kg of raw resin, assuming no misprints or fails. I'm not 100% certain on the exact year the truck is to represent but I believe its in the mid to late teens, somewhere around 2016-17 based on some of the features. Unfortunately not all details are present on this truck right now, lights, interior, engine, exhaust as this is actually meant to be printed in 1/12th scale and used an RC vehicle. I'm scaling down to 1/24 scale and will be either scratch building, kit bashing or, if I can figure it out designing my own parts and 3D printing those. I'm shooting for the later on most items. I have some reference photos already that will help with chassis details as well as a 3D gaming file with some pretty decent chassis detail I can replicate. I just finished getting all my files prep'd for printing last night at work, and this morning a new batch of resin was delivered so I'll be spending most of the weekend printing files. My first frame file is completed now but I won't start assembly till I have all the files of a given section finished so that I can begin building to hopefully avoid any warping as some of the pieces are fairly thin and could warp. Here are some random file pics of the 3D prints. I didn't count how many pieces there are but right now I'm thinking it's upwards of 100 pieces currently, and that will change as I add in more details. First up the Cab. Some of the parts that attach to the cab, including window frames and airbox vents. This is one of the six files for the frame itself. I am currently printing the frame sections and will be building this mostly from the ground up. The driveline is set up to run off of an RC motor, I plan on printing out all the components to see if I can get it to work in a smaller scale but I will not be putting in a small RC motor. I'm hoping to print up a motor to use and then figure a way to connect all the shafts and transfer cases to the engine to have a fairly realistic look. Here's the front axle. The 1/12 model is designed to be put together with machined screws. I'll just be gluing or resin welding my parts together and then capping the holes with some 3D printed bolts for some detail. Another issue I'm going to have to tackle is the wheels and tires. The wheel design is set up to use a purchasable set of rubber RC tires in 1/12th scale. I did the file up for the wheel but I won't be printing them right now, I want to find a set of tires I can 3D print with some nice details then alter the wheel file to match up the tires....I hope. I will also have the same issue with the shocks, again, set up to use RC shocks I'm going to have to design my own. I'm still a neophyte at this so over the next few weeks I'm hoping to teach myself some of these skills so I can design my own parts for a better looking model. I'm hoping to have enough of the frame printed off by late tonight that I can start on some assembly and have a progress pic or two of that late overnight. Thanks for looking in and all comments and criticisms appreciated.
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