Not sure what to do here. Shapeways printing specs are a little larger than standard and have to enlarge the grill/headlight bucket thickness. If I enlarge the thickness (first photo) it might not look right. Hard to tell on screen. If I go with the thinner version (second photo), I'll have to print at another location which is fine for the resin & injection molded kit, but the On Damand 3D printed version comes off the table. The other option is to keep it thin and not separate the nose from the grill/headlight buckets which would be harder to chrome (masking involved) Any opinions?
With my current Sci Fi projects winding down, I am finally able to start with the Crown Vic model kit and promo. I attached some progress photos. (Not the final version). I hope to have the first stage ready to go by the end of this year. Stage 1, which would be a ready to order 3D printed model. Stage 2 would be a standard resin model (very limited due to my time restrictions). Stage 3 by this time next year as an injection molded kit. Im getting older and growing tired of manual labor. Resin casting is very labor intensive, so I think an injection molded kit might be the answer. I have access to the CNC department at work, so I'll be trying to make a mold, with the help of a local injection mold company nearby. The plastic model will be mostly sold as promo police cars, but will be available as limited edition kits. When the mold is ready to be machined, I'll be starting a Kick Starter to help with costs. I'll be adding photos as progress is made. cheers-Rob
Full collection of Scale Auto Enthusiast magazine, from the very first one to about 2011. Complete up to about 2008. Will separate but would like to keep in groups by year. Looking for Mobeus semi truck kits or Ranger, Revell Woodie, 1910s vehicles in large scale, early motorcycle kits, or real bicycle parts.
Easier said than done. You probably don't realize it costs about $1000 to make a master, molds, and castings. Sorry, I don't feel like gambling on a grand. I can do another subject just as easily and sell more.
And I never asked for a penny. I just asked for people who would buy one. I've done sci fi products that I get about 25-50 committments to buy when completed. I figured for about 10-15 flake outs. I make up for that with ebay sales. In this case, there wasn't even 10 or a single email asking what the reeal price was