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  1. That's awesome, your giving me some ideas for the 3d printed impala. Will you be making molds of these parts? Good on you man. I can't wait til I can start my project.
  2. The only thing I can think of is a regular pin then just bend the sharp part to the side, does anyone know of any cleaner looking ways to achieve a pin for a hinge? Do I solder the sharp edge of the pin? any info would help. Thanks
  3. I have a questions about hinges, where do I find.. I don't even know what they are called, I guess a metal pin with a cap for pinning the hinges. The reason is that I will design it different If I can use smaller better materials I'm thinking of the steering mechanism and doors.
  4. Hey every one, just an update I've been working like crazy to get the Impala 3d printable with a ton still left to do. Here is a small update of a few things I've finished that were a huge pain in the %$#. I've gotten considerably better with 3ds max over the past few months and spent way to much time getting this model ready. I hope it all pays off. Like I've said earlier "it's no where near as easy as pressing a button to make a paper thin incomplete 3ds model into a 3d printable and easily mold-able version". I still have a few months of work ahead until it's even near finished. It's hard to say if it will ever be finished since I keep finding new things to fix and make better! lol, it's never ending! remade grill, windshield trim, bumpers, tires, rims, exhaust, engine, brand new model ready simplified steering mechanism, etc to infinity. Everything needed to be fixed 1000x and some remade at least half remade, all while learning 3ds max at the same time. Very frustrating but worth it I hope. Modeling the ecto-1 to be 3d printable is next.
  5. It's 75 % give or take done making it printer ready, making this 3ds file model ready is a very annoying pain. I've learned a lot about 3ds max along the way, mostly that it's horrible and boolean (cut an object with an object) doesn't work 90% of the time. I'm just going to have to import everything to another program at some point. lots to be done still. I'm getting there.
  6. Thanks for the info, I was hoping I could slip under the radar to start off with (just a few units a year) at first and I wouldn't use the name "Supernatural" of course.
  7. I am bit worried about copyrights with the 67 impala. If I am to produce a kit for sale maybe small run about (say 17 kits a year give or take) would I need some kind of permission from Chevrolet? I wouldn't be making copies of a kit. I have no idea how this works, I can't seem to find a specific answer about this on google. Let know what you guys think.
  8. Thanks, I have a feeling this will be a good learning experience but there are many financial obstacles to over come unfortunately but I'm not just going give up on it. It will happen, It will most likely be a resin kit when I'm done.
  9. Cool, I'm not giving up I'm just getting started. I think I've found the perfect company to do the mold and castings, now to get all the parts prepared for printing, this is going to take awhile. check'em out--> http://www.gforcemodels.com/main.html They have done a lot of work for hot toys, which some what worries me as they might steal my idea! lol. hope not. They say affordable prices but I wont really be able to get a quote til the files are ready unfortunately.
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