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    Bill Geary Jr

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  1. Thanks CL! I didn't know the car used a Tempest transaxle. That'll make things more interesting as far as the mechanicals. The article also mentioned that he used a Corvette suspension in the rear which would make sense. He would have been right there as far as getting parts off the shelf. I've been trying to figure out where the gas tank on this thing might have been. It more than likely was right behind the driver and passenger, with the filler neck located under the flip up panel at the leading edge of the rear deck. I do wish the original file had a bit more taper to the upper edge of the doors where they meet the fins. No big deal, and when it comes time to build it, I can heat up the body panels a bit and "coax" them to be tapered a bit more.
  2. Every cat I've had since the early '80's, if there was a mouse lurking around in the house...........well, they didn't last too long! Many years ago I had a cat that I knew he was after a mouse during the night as he literally had EVERYTHING crashing down in the kitchen trying to get this mouse. Later on when I went to see what the hubbub was all about, there was the half eaten mouse laying in the corner of the kitchen. 🤢 By the same token, I'm not a fan of roaming cats in the neighborhood, as they can do just that...........go on the hunt for birds and things that they perhaps shouldn't be after. Not to mention the heartbreak of seeing one get hit by a car which happened to me years ago right in my own neighborhood as I accidentally hit a neighbor's cat.
  3. I've seen the sites where Robert is getting a lot of his files, and some of them include interiors. One of them (Hum3D) wants something like $900 for the interior files?? YIKES! I don't know if that means they'll convert them to other formats for that price? It seems to me from some of the pics I've seen, they do have the interior. It may also be that he's paying the price for those files and he wants to recoup some of the cost in at least offering them for sale along with the price of the bodies.
  4. A few days ago, I printed a car I had never heard of before in my life, but as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to find a 3D file of it. This is a 1965 "Pontiac" Vivant by Herb Adams. A one off car that he built while working for Pontiac back in the mid '60's and was recently discovered and restored, much to the surprise of us gearheads as a lot of us have never heard of this car. I got the files from a fellow on CGTrader who goes by the name "Brunomcardoso". A very fine representation of the actual car, and he offered them in an .stl format which made things a bit easier on my end to not having to convert .obj files. I separated the body into sections in the files, as I'm going to be brave and do opening doors on this. The frame will have to be scratchbuilt by me as the real car used some type of tube frame with a torsion bar front suspension. The front suspension to my eyes looks for all the world like something out of a MOPAR, so when the time comes to build it, I can at least find that in my parts bin. There are separate files included that do include the front suspension setup.......I'll have to see if that'll work with the scratchbuilt tube frame I have in mind. Here are some pics of how it turned out in the printer, and then cobbling it all together to see how it'll look as a whole car. As it was coming out of the printer............ I must have had a moment of CRS kick in as I thought I added enough wall thickness to the files, but apparently not. 🤯 Take II came out MUCH better................ Now with the body parts taped together......... It was difficult to find out exactly how long this car was from nose to tail.......I had to guesstimate how long it was based on a Corvette of the era, and my scaling worked out quite well. The real car............... The real car used I believe a Pontiac 421 engine which I've got lying around in my parts box. Wheels were the traditional 8 lugs of the period. I still have the hood to print yet, interior floor and all the other interior stuff, grill sections, and cowl section with another part of the rear deck. I don't know when this will become a full WIP, but I like this so much I may do this one next instead of the '77 Olds Cutlass I have planned. We'll see.....................
  5. A few days ago, I printed a car I had never heard of before in my life, but as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to find a 3D file of it. This is a 1965 "Pontiac" Vivant by Herb Adams. A one off car that he built while working for Pontiac back in the mid '60's and was recently discovered and restored, much to the surprise of us gearheads as a lot of us have never heard of this car. I got the files from a fellow on CGTrader who goes by the name "Brunomcardoso". Very fine representation of the actual car, and he offered them in an .stl format which made things a bit easier on my end to not having to convert .obj files. I separated the body into sections as I'm going to be brave and do opening doors on this. The frame will have to be scratchbuilt by me as the real car used some type of tube frame with a torsion bar front suspension. The front suspension to my eyes looks for all the world like something out of a MOPAR, so when the time comes to build it, I can at least find that in my parts bin. There are separate files included that do include the front suspension setup.......I'll have to see if that'll work with the scratchbuilt tube frame I have in mind. Here are some pics of how it turned out in the printer, and then cobbling it all together to see how it'll look as a whole car. As it was coming out of the printer............ I must have had a moment of CRS kick in as I thought I added enough wall thickness to the files, but apparently not. 🤯 Take II came out MUCH better................ Now with the body parts taped together......... It was difficult to find out exactly how long this car was from nose to tail.......I had to guesstimate how long it was based on a Corvette of the era, and my scaling worked out quite well. The real car............... The real car used I believe a Pontiac 370 engine which I've got lying around in my parts box. Wheels were the traditional 8 lugs of the period. I still have the hood to print yet, interior floor and all the other interior stuff, grill sections, and cowl section with another part of the rear deck. I don't know when this will become a full WIP, but I like this so much I may do this one next instead of the '77 Olds Cutlass I have planned. We'll see.....................
  6. I just got files from Robert to print the interior for his 1960 Plymouth XNR concept model that I have on order, along with the wheels and chassis. He and I were talking back and forth, and he mentioned that in the future since a number of folks either have 3D printers, or can have things printed, he may offer interior files for those that want them when they buy the bodies. I think that's a GREAT idea as this is a VERY prolific part of the hobby now. As I've been saying for a number of years------3D printing would be the next wave in car modeling, and it certainly has arrived.
  7. Thanks for the nice words! The wheels came from Detail Master as the spokes are PE. They are loooong out of production. I have a 3D printer now so if I wanted another set of Borrani's, I could print them. 😁 I don't remember now where the tires came from.......I believe they came from one of the Monogram kits since they were 1/24 scale for much of their existence until Revell took over. It's been MANY years since I built that, and I still have it, albeit in a case to keep the dust away from it.
  8. I'll have to look in my stash for the Pontiac OHC 6. I'll need one for future use as that's what should go in the Pontiac Banshee I 3D printed not long ago. Thanks for the heads up on what other kits had this engine!
  9. I'd thought I'd screenshot a post that Joseph just put up a little while ago on FB. Things are looking up after his big accident earlier this year. 👍🏽
  10. Oh, I'll have to cobble together something out of scratch.....especially the dash. The dashboard to my eyes are simple flat panels that I can shape and add gauges. The seats I can get together with whatever's in my parts box and go from there. The "loose cushion" look can be had with some putty and half round tubing of different sizes.
  11. Rob, here's some pics of the Olds...............
  12. All I can say is the man must be doing something right. As of right now with the screenshot I took of his page, he has 360 comments and climbing. Each of those comments has several requests for models. To each his own about the thickness of the body, and he no doubt has reasons why he makes them thicker as he's the one that's printing and casting them.
  13. I believe with Agora there are some you can buy right at the outset without a subscription. The Cobra for example you can get at full price. I think the model has to be out a while as far as getting past a certain month of issues before they'll have enough parts to let it go at full price. Yeah, the number of complaints I've seen was interesting about Eaglemoss. In fact, they still have an "excuse page" as to why things are still held up. Unbelievable. 🤦🏽‍♂️
  14. After getting two of their models so far (Shelby Cobra and an ongoing Jag E-Type), I rate them as exceptionally GOOD. Even with the slowdown in shipping recently, I've still been getting the subs pretty much on time. One company I will never buy from again is Eaglemoss. It was over a YEAR to get any more parts to finish the '55 Mercedes Gullwing. I finally got disgusted and bought the entire kit from a seller in France. I can bet that there were many that never got their models finished as I do believe Eaglemoss stopped production somewhere along the way but wouldn't come out and say it. Then they had the "COVID" excuse as well as moving into a new warehouse. I've seen more than a few complaints from builders that never got their model parts to finish, and to add insult to injury, the CS there is absolutely useless in giving an explanation as to WHY they're waaaaay behind.
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