That's very thoughtful of you Steve, but I don't think you have read this entire post. If you did, you would realize that my dlp printer prints great resolution and needs very little if any finish work to parts it prints. Guys are printing their own war gaming miniatures at home themselves on sla dlp printers. My main purpose of this w.i.p is to show the difference in the fdm filament style printers that are so cheap and the advancement in 3d printing into small, high detail parts. An update to this w.i.p is coming soon.
I use a Pilot brand extra fine point marker. I just picked up a new one today at Hobby Lobby for $3.49 without a coupon. It lasts quite a while and is also great for touching up chrome where the sprew connected and chipped the chrome when it was cut off.
Google the make and year of the dash gauges your looking for, like this: 1959 Plymouth dash board and when the searches appear, click on images and you will get tons of examples. This came up for my 59 Plymouth build:
Also check e-bay motors parts. I find lots of good stuff there.
I'm going to take a moment here to interject my own personal experiences with 3d printing. I own both an fdm and sla dlp printer. I have taught myself to be able to create 3d printable files. I have 2 w.i.p currently active posts on this forum. I have extensive experience in what can and can't be achieved with each style printer. I am very familiar with many of the different styles of cad software. In essence, been there , done that. I don't talk out of my hat. I accumulated years of experience in this process. When I say something, it's because I know it from experience. By the way, I built both of my printers. It's not rocket science. Many people around the world are doing the same with great success.
Nice try, a Dale Carnegie quote. I'm not interested in winning friends and influencing people, just informing the members on this forum of b.s. This show, to me, is backed by Stratasys who is trying to milk every dime they can from their fdm technology. I am a 70 yr old small business accountant who has had my own practice here in Florida for the last 25 years. I am well educated and totally aware of the influence and development of the open source community on desktop 3d printing since early 2010. For the vast majority, if not all the members of this forum, this show is a waste of time and money. that is,f there is an fee to enter. Like it or not, you made the post. I'm only informing from my knowledge.
The F&F versions are a definite as I have drawing of both the 135 and 165 which give me all the views needed to create the files needed to 3d print the parts. If you haven't yet, I suggest you check out my w.i.p posts at http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/101922-1935-lasalle-convertible-coupe-3d-printed-at-home-july-28/ and http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/104304-59-plymouth-vert-with-some-3d-printedparts-august-11/. You will better understand my confidence when I state that it's going to happen.
Condescension? I don't think so. My strong opinion of the lack of real knowledge of 3d printing on this forum is more like it. I am doing my best to try to show members on this forum exactly what it takes to do what they may envision and the real progress in 3d printing. Adobe and Autodesk? Cad software with a pretty good price. Google them. Tells you all about them. You can even get on the Adobe cloud. Ask Harry what a great deal that is. The only thing Autodesk has different to offer is that it has the ability to hollow out a cad file if you don't care to print it solid. I downloaded a trial version and fount it totally in unsatisfactory for what I wanted. Netfabb will do the same thing plus find and fix errors in your file. Netfabb has a free version which helps find errors. Blender cad type software also has tools to help find errors in your files and its free and very well supported. If you can't find an an existing error in a file, you can sent it to Netfabb's cloud and they will fix it free.
The big name that stands out is Stratasys. They are the legal copyright holders of fdm trade name and developers of fdm printing technology. On careful examination of the others exhibitors, many are linked to the filament printing 3d printing tech. One of the exceptions is Autodesk which has to do with design and manipulation of 3d files. To get a full exhibit, one should be drawn to the newer technology of the Maker Fares. These are large exhibits held in cities worldwide and present the latest and greatest offered in today's 3d printing world. There a number of desktop 3d printers available that will do what we, as modelers require. Check out this Solus sla dlp printer soon to be released. http://www.buildyourownsla.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=2146&start=20. read pages 3 and 4. Remember, this is only one example. Stay away from fdm filament printers unless you have a LARGE print body like 1:12 and are prepared to do a lot of finish work to make it presentable. I can do some jaw dropping 1:25 and smaller prints on my machine, but the Solus is your glimpse into what my be on your desk to in the future.
When you educate yourself enough and learn what is the reality in what is really happening in the advancement of 3d printing,you will be able to decide what is real and what is b.s. This show to me is B. S. simply by the exhibitors listed.