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    Federal Way, WA
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    Raymond Federowicz

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  1. What would YOU like to see as a model

    Seems to me when the feds mandated 5 mph bumper requirements some ugly things happened to style.
  2. 1925 dodge - Body mods begin

    Looking at Pat's use of a photo is a technique I hadn't thought of before. Was just looking at lithophanes recently and it just occurred to me that if one wanted to reproduce that radiator with the distressed detail it can be relatively easy by 3D printing using the lithophane technique which allows you to go from a photo to a 3D printed object without scanning or computer modelling. All you need is a 3D filament printer readily available for under $400 and free Cura software.
  3. resin wheels

    I'm new to kit models so forgive my ignorance. What style of kit tires do your wheels fit? Are yours two piece? Any side view photos?
  4. Fujimi Toyota TE27 Levin

    Been doing research for a build inspired by yours and thought you might find what I've found useful. Note dash was simulated wood on flat face. Also note there was polished stainless trim at bottom of side windows that kit doesn't show but really improves the look. Also not the dash gauges had peaked cone shaped lenses. Many different wheel treatments in the videos. Look at fifth one down first. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Kz2hhrRf-A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIrUPLbz_Ys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wkwHhb8bUw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ltBcBxJ9tQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K0-dtjwreE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCWNc-T1WSI
  5. Fujimi Toyota TE27 Levin

  6. I don't sell my prints. Supports are tedious to remove from the 1:25 scale parts especially. Printer surprised me by successfully printing the water jackets in the heads and block at this scale. Manifold has the internal runner passages. I was perfectly happy printing 1:16 as my smallest, before I got on this forum with your TDS scale. I'm inspired by Pat's F&B engine shop. I love dioramas, but, like food, some are under cooked and some overdone on the distressing. F&B is on target in my book.
  7. Fujimi Toyota TE27 Levin

    I ordered a couple of these kits and I'll be scanning the dash and 3D printing mirror image lefthand version. When done I'll send you one if you want.
  8. I have a Sense 3D handheld scanner that I bought new for $450. Just ordered a XYZ handheld for $179. I don't scrimp on printers. I have had bad teeth and bad work done on them. I chose my new dentist wisely and chose one that is very tech savvy. Helped him to decide what 3D printer to buy, paid him a lot of money for extensive dental work, and schmoozed my way into his onsite dental lab. I use dental tools and have made my own alginate impressions and cast models of my teeth which I mounted in an articulator. I study everything like a dog on a bone.
  9. Fujimi Toyota TE27 Levin

    Oh my GOD! I had four Toyota Corolla coupes at one time in Taiwan years ranging from 1971 to 1974 and I simply loved them. They were all 1166 cc.. Picked the best of the lot and restored it. Never knew there was a kit. Immediately bought two on ebay and one on Amazon. I'll be watching your build closely.
  10. Diorama Dream

    I have a dream of creating a diorama depicting the Ford Flathead engine block casting line shown in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa0PAg7FfMk . Whole video is interesting, but I'm looking at the section between the 4:00 and 7:00 minute marks. I already have computer models of the block and sand cores that I've printed. Will be doing the flasks at some point. Lacking diorama making skills it's just a dream of mine. If anyone here would like to tackle this I'd be willing to donate the parts I make at whatever scale is chosen.
  11. The French Ford Flathead

    Was more or less an 8ba with the early style integral bell housing. They were 239 cu. in., however there may have been a 255" version with 4" stroke. They were not the big block like was in the Lincoln and F-8 ford trucks.
  12. wire wheels???

    Where might I find visual reference to what he has done??
  13. A bit curious

    I had originally thought to feed PLA plastic into mine, scraps from 3D printing, but I really want metal parts so I'm thinking of feeding it low temp metal instead. Plan is/was to make plaster molds using silicone master. Plastic injection requires relatively high pressure primarily because it has a relatively high viscosity in it's molten state. Low temp metal alloys have a relatively LOW VISCOSITY in their molten state which translates into less pressure needed to fill a mold. Now RTV silicones have various durometer hardness and temperature resistance so they can be used for mold cavities. In effect metal die casting without the high temperature furnaces or kilns investment casting needs. Why make a resin or plastic scale copy of a metal part and then paint it to look like metal when making a metal scale part can be easily made? Don't even need a machine to do it.
  14. Why aren't tires in model kits made of rubber?

    Danbury '32 roadster on right, molded plastic. Danbury '32 3 window coupe on left, real wire spokes.