ajwheels

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  • Location San Diego CA.
  • Full Name Tony Norwood

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  1. ajwheels added a post in a topic HELP!......"3D" Printing!   

    I am certainly no expert, but I have been involved with 3D printing for a few years now..........Vince is right about the GSL seminars, they are very good. I have not seen this years, though I think it was last year they did an introductory piece on 3D printing that should still be on their website in the library there.....it was a really good overview. There are a lot of different approaches to having something done through 3d printing...........I am more than willing to help with your questions.......just send me a PM and I will see how I might help.............

    Tony
  2. ajwheels added a post in a topic OK this is kool: 3D printed 1/24 VW Notchback Kustom   


    You mean like this?.................http://public.fotki.com/ajwheels/116-vw-pieces/

    The problem here is that these pieces won't come through very well at 1/24 scale...........it's still kind of pushing it to do parts at 1/24 scale, but it is getting better every day, or at least every few months.............
  3. ajwheels added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Chevrolet..............   

    David.......the Grand Sport would be neat, but I always disliked the fender flairs........looks like something I would do with a hack saw........I am still undecided on the body details, though with my choice of wheel and tire, I will need to alter the fenders, and want to do something more in keeping with the original lines of the car..........

    Guido, I will pass word along to Don...........TDR Innovations has a Facebook group he is overseeing, you might catch him there............

    Glenn, thanks for the comment.......it's great fun at this scale..............
  4. ajwheels added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Chevrolet..............   

    Here is one more image with the engine temporarily set into the frame so I could determine driveshaft length.................


  5. ajwheels added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Chevrolet..............   

    Thanks, Danno..................


    Harry, the Hurst shift mechanism is a printed part.......it was pushing it a bit, but workable.......fastener heads and such are separate pieces.......the levers at the trans are styrene and the rods are piano wire............




  6. ajwheels added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Chevrolet..............   


    Yea, Glenn, that's the big drawback to 1/8 scale for me........where to put this thing when I'm done?...............though I get as much fun out of building it as I do in displaying it............I personally think 1/12 scale is the sweet spot.....big enough for real detail, yet it will fit on a shelf somewhere................
  7. ajwheels added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Chevrolet..............   


    I haven't quite prepped the suspension pieces for the catalog just yet............though if you are seriously interested, I could probably work something out for you...........
  8. ajwheels added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Chevrolet..............   


    It's going into an RM '65 Corvette............I modified the frame to take later Corvette C4 type suspension...........here is where I am at on the frame................


  9. ajwheels added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Chevrolet..............   

    Thanks Tom..........at this scale, most everything is a separate piece, so it lends itself to contrasting details.................
  10. ajwheels added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Chevrolet..............   


    The starter motor is a high-torque, gear-reduction type...............


  11. ajwheels added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Chevrolet..............   




    The basic motor is the one offered in the TDR Catalog..........as is the transmission.................
  12. ajwheels added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1/8 Scale Chevrolet..............
    I haven't done anything in 1/8 scale since i was a kid.......got the bug again, so I thought I would put up a few images of this Chevrolet big-block with the Muncie 4-speed.........mostly 3D printed, with various brackets and such done in styrene............










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  13. ajwheels added a post in a topic 3D printing growing as we speak   

    "the path is to learn CAD and farm out the printing to a service that offers prints from high end machines"

    I'm with Brian on this, at least in the short term.........if one can take the time to learn the CAD skills, then the sky is the limit what with all the online printing services available.....lots of different materials and even metal.......and the price is coming down every day............

    3D printing is indeed coming to the masses..........heck, the main library here in San Diego has 3 MakerBot machines available to whoever wants to use them........and no doubt a lot of us will someday have one on our bench......but I suspect it's still a ways off until the home machines are ready for what most of us want to do with them...............

    Tony
  14. ajwheels added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale VW Stuff............   



    Santiago.............this frame is based on an aftermarket piece intended to be used under a Meyers Manx style body, and thus has a shorter wheelbase than the stock beetle..............the 1/16 Revell beetle kit is reasonably accurate to scale, so these piece parts should be adaptable..............
  15. ajwheels added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale VW Stuff............   

    Finally made a little time for this...........here is a bit more on the chassis..........