I'm with Rich on this as far as the only model car site I visit. My computer is in the same room as my modeling desk, so I tend to spend more time than I really need to on the computer. As a retiree, I find that I have a lot of time on my hands and that managing that can get out of hand. I should really should spend more time on projects, but I have found that the concentration wanes with age. Maybe I should take up learning to spell properly. My college prof's in the past and this web site tell me i'm wrong. O"well, hard to teach an old dog new tricks.
Thank you Eric, you've made my day. What I'm about to say is meant to be taken in a positive, kindly way and not harsh or negative . My post was not intentionally directed at you. From your opening post on, you never presented this 3d print to be anything other than what it is. My concern was that it seemed that others were seeing what they wanted to see and not reality. I was excited to see that someone had bought a 3d printer to use for model car parts printing. One of the major reasons for my w.i.p. 3d printing posts is to encourage others to get involved. Otherwise, I would just complete the model as some others have and say-here it is, I 3d printed this at home. The experience you gain from working with your printer will carry thru into future, more advanced printing machines. Now, as to your print. Take note on the 35 LaSalle post, I state, at least I think I did, that to get the best print with a filament printer, you need to break the file down into pieces. Teach yourself the best orientation of the part on the build platform. Learn when and where to use support material. You will see a steady improvement in your prints. Good luck, happy 3d printing.
I live on a cross street intersection on the south east corner. The owner of this car, which I believe is a 72, lives on the north east corner. The owner of the 68 Caddie in my original post lives on the northwest corner, and of coarse, my garage houses my 1966 full size Mercury S55 convertible. 2 doors down to the south of me is a 1968 fully restored, in immaculate condition, 1968 GMC pickup, It was in the garage today so no picks as well was the 1938 Olds 2 door sedan that was under the car cover.
This 3d printer does not print anything acceptable to my standards, or the vast majority of members on this board. Why do I say this? Look for yourself. Closeups of the op's print.
If these are the results you want from a 3d printer, go ahead and waist your money. Me, I know better. Check me out. Follow my home 3d printed builds: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/101922-1935-lasalle-convertible-coupe-3d-printed-at-home-aug-30/