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    Rico Radenz

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  1. Hey guys, nice progress everyone. I did some progress too. It took three attempts to hinge the hood but now I did it. Not 100% accurate but I´m pleased with how it turned out. I also corrected the wheelbase... cutted the front frame off from the main chassis and put 1.2 mm of styrene between both parts... then glued together all the things and it turns out great. Here´s the result... open... and closed. Made the wheels steered in but haven´t corrected the steering linkage yet... (don´t worry they are not glued yet)😇😇😇 Rico
  2. Hey Bruce, thanks for the info about the oil pumps. I´d prefer the steelies on your build. Rico
  3. Thanks Anthony ! Maybe anyone can help me with this... What should the red marked area be? In the second step there is a pulley mounted to it too (green marked) 🤔🤔🤔 Thank you all in advance, Rico
  4. Hi Guys, it´s four weeks now since my entry post here. Had some time to build but no time to post yet. But here is my progress... First: Closed the rear quarter windows to make a wide C-pillar and rescribed all the panel lines... Second: painted the headlights and cut out the hood to make the engine visible... Third: Changed my mind on the wheels ( choosed some self-designed 3dprinted Racing Hart with different offset on front and rear) Fourth: Made the Impala interior fit the Nascar chassis... Fifth: Created a new front end... Last but not least: Tuned the rear end... That´s all for now. Hope to get some mor done soon... Greets, Rico P.S.: Congrats to the finishers. You cars are looking killer.
  5. Hey Joe, I already noticed your need. You can simply send me a PM here. Rico
  6. Thank you guys. Ideas are always welcome although my spare time is still very limited and many requests are left to fullfil. On the other hand I want to give it a try and take part on the CBR to build and finish at least one model kit this year. It´s been a very long time since my last finished build.
  7. Hey guys, orders have been cancelled. I had to rework the sprues. Did this today and will upload the new models this evening. Rico
  8. Hi guys, after my fail or even non existent participation because of moving to another town in 2019 I would like to take part this year with these. Chevy Impala Police Car body on top of the chassis from the Western Auto Monte Carlo. Will try to put the Aoshima SSR Professor wheels on it. I already found out that I have to lenghten the chassis for correct wheelbase. Greets, Rico
  9. Hi fellow modelers, a long time project is finally done. I designed grilles for the 1/24 scale kits of the Chevy Blazer and the GMC Pickups from Monogram and Revell. I did three model years for both and they are now available at my shapeways shop. https://www.shapeways.com/shops/ra-sti-acute-s-scale-accessories Here some pics of the painted test prints I ordered to make sure they´ll fit. They are all open and made out of six seperate parts (grill housing, grill insert, headlight lenses and turn signal lenses). I added a seperate lens of each if one gets broken or lost. Best regards, Rico
  10. Hello fellow modelers, many of you know me already and requested or even bought some parts trough my shapeways shop. I want to take the chance and thank all of you guys for your support and much more for your patience. Last year I moved with my family far away (325 km ?) from our old hometown, changed my job, and started to renew our "new" home. It was a very, very busy year. On the other hand before I started with my shop I never thought that the ammount of requests would become so much in such a short time. Meanwhile there are some members here waiting for parts already two years now (especially BobbyG - who sent me a body and parts of MPC´s 69 Plymouth Barracuda). It´s really hard to explain why I didn´t finished these parts yet. That´s why I wanted to let you all know that I will fulfill all the requests. I do all the designing and drawing as hobby beside my regular job which takes about 40 up to 50 hours a week and my family. Because I have three weeks of holidays over XMAS this year I want to finish some parts over that time. I wish all of you a Merry Christmas. Rico
  11. You only have to type your letters aus you do in any other software. You can even set the distance between the single letters and after you are satisfied you can convert them into curves with two mouseclicks. As Peter said: Inkscape is a free vector drawing software. You can import your jpg and convert it into curves. The only problem is that you have to smooth the automatically generated curves. It's a learning process but it works too.
  12. Vector graphics can have a transparent background. 950 mm = 37,4 inches, that's the maximum width at decalprint.eu It's your choice. I only wanted to let you know that I could.
  13. Hi David, first of all you´ll still in need of a vector file in CMYK format. As I told you I can do this for you. I only need to know which font you used for the "AMERICAN ORIGINAL" scripting. I ordered decals from Carsten several times even with color gradient. They all turned out very nice. Now to your questions: White will be printed in CMYK 0,0,0,10. Normally a Corel Draw file has a white colored background (CMYK 0,0,0,0). It´s not necessary for printing. Fonts have to be converted into curves to make sure you´ll get the font you want. Sometimes you may use a font he doesn´t have on his computer and then Corel would replace the font by another one. That´s the reason for this. The decal sheet could have any size up to a width of 950mm. He prints his decals from a roll. If you need only a sheet of DIN A6 (105 mm x 148,5 mm) you only have to pay for that size (minimum = 6,25 €) + shipping. With Corel Draw you have the possibility to use the automatic vectorization function. The problem is that the automatic vectorization function generates to much dots and curves. That could make the file size really big and that´s why the file would become unprintable. As all the others here told you before pixel graphics are not really suitable for decal printing. You can combine vector and pixel graphics but it´s not that good and you won´t be satisfied with the result. I hope this helps for now. If there are any questions left feel free to ask. Rico
  14. I don't really know if they are laser printed. I only draw these. They were printed from Carsten Glaubitz. His homepage is www.decalprint.eu I can draw you the decals in any size you want. Pantone or CMYK is all possible. I use Coral Draw X6. The company I mentioned above can print them. They also offer worldwide shipping for a shipping fee of 7,50€. Greets, Rico
  15. Hi David, here´s a decal sheet I already have drawn for another member here. Printing costs were 12,50 € for a sheet of DIN A5. I think they are laser printed so you have to clearcote them after appliyng but as you can see white, grey and silver isn´t a problem. And here a sample of yours. On the left your last BMP - on the right a screenshot of my vector drawing out of your avatar. Rico
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