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mad mike

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  • Website URL http://www.detailed-models.de

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  • Scale I Build 1/8

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  • Location Germany
  • Full Name Michael P.

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  1. mad mike added a post in a topic Tamiya 1/12 Ford GT40 with 3D Printing   

    Hello Michael, here'S another try for the reference material http://www.gt40s.com/images/howto/LynnMiner/Reference/SAE_Papers.pdf
  2. mad mike added a post in a topic Tamiya 1/12 Ford GT40 with 3D Printing   

    Hello Michael,
    first of all thanks for the nice comment on my 1/8 scratch GT40. It's unbelievable what can be doen with 3D printing... Your build is very impressive as well, I'll be following it closely. One thing though: That engine does not look like it is the correct one. The MkIIs used a dry sump engine with a quad Holley carb as far as I know. A great source of information are those publications here http://www.gt40s.com/images/howto/LynnMiner/Reference/SAE_Papers.pdf
    I'm durrently working on a 3D model of this engine myself.
  3. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 Ford GT40 Mk1 scratch built   

    Hello Peter, I can't wait that winter is over and natural light becomes available again! I'd really like to take some pictures in the open.
    The wheels and tires are originally 3d printed and then molded in silicone to duplicate them by casting. I don't like rubber wheels, so I always cast them in rigid material.
  4. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 Ford GT40 Mk1 scratch built   

    Thank you very much for all the praise, I really appreciate it!
    @ Bob: I tried to keep count of the hours, but I never follow through with it. I was at it about one and a half years, mostly on the weekends. And yes, I've got a girlfriend and she's glad I'm not running around on the streets in my free time
    @ Cato: I'm really happy you told me that. Especially since I think you're someone who knows about those things.
    @ Howard: Simply speaking I used parts of the body molded in plaster, layed on some 0,7mm polycarbonate sheet (Vivak by Bayer) and put it in the oven at about 130 degrees. Works out in about one of ten - that windshield was the fifth try and I had to put it in the oven five times to get the shape somewhere near where it should be.
    @ Oscar: Yeah! Gotta love those low angles. I'm making the wheels steerable just for the photos!
    @ Rick: You'd never guess what I used on the Lucas mirror - the packing foil of Ferrero Rochers. Tasty stuff. Do you own a real GT40? I'll keep it up - Shelby built some more Beauties, so I'll do too!
    @ Paul: I'm actually an engineer, but lately I'm not so proud of it anymore, thanks to those VW guys. So I'm trying to make something beautiful once in a while, as opposed to the sad stuff on our roads.
    Check it out, found a scary WIP pic...

  5. mad mike added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1/8 Ford GT40 Mk1 scratch built
    Hello everyone,
    here is the second member of my Shelby gang: The 1969 Ford GT40 Mk1.
    Since no one has managed to make a decent 1/8 kit of this famous and beautiful racer I had to build him from scratch, as usual. I used the 1/18 Rodriguez Gulf car from Spark as template.
    As with my other cars I made the body from polyurethane block material, copied it via silicone mould and carved the cockpit out. The roof was made from glass-fibrereinforced epoxy and the small parts are cast off - 3d printed parts.
    It's curbside, nothing can be opened, the wheels turn and can be steered though.
    The engine is scratchbuilt too, but you can buy a kit that used my engine as prototype on www.fein-design-modell.de
    see here too
    If anyone who reads this has an idea where to get chassis plans of this car I'd be really, really thankful for a hint. I'd like to build a full model since I already got the engine done too, but I won't build stuff like the suspension without proper plans.
    Thank you for looking, comments and questions are welcome!

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  6. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 scale 1967 Mustang GT 500   

    Yeah, I bought all the issues I wanted from France, with a little help from friends.
    I didn't buy the engine parts since I've already got a big block lying around, and I'm more of a curbside guy anyway.
    First thing I'll do is stripping the paint off of the body parts since I think the blue they used is too dark and repaint the whole thing.
    Generally, IMHO the price of those partwork kits is way too high, since the quality is comparable to a Pocher kit and those cost about half as much.
    But if you want those cars in that scale, guess you have no choice do you?
    The follow-up model after the Mustang is a Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS by the way...
  7. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 wheels and tires   

    Hello, have you tried edeuce.com ? They offer Torq Thrusts. I could make you some of the ones I used on my Vette too http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/111745-18-1969-corvette-c3-finally-done/
  8. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 1969 Corvette C3 finally done   

    Thank you, everyone! Your comments really make my day. I'm glad you like my work, and honest feedback helps me making it through the times when you just can't seem to see how to get it done.
    @Michael: The wheels are cast of lightweight resin, painted with Alclad Chrome. I found out that a grey high-gloss primer works best for that.
  9. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 1969 Corvette C3 finally done   

    @Cobraman: I've just been waiting for you to see the group pic
    My other builds here:

    You can find them (and others) on my website too:
    I'm currently working on the whole Shelby gang, so stay tuned!
  10. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 1969 Corvette C3 finally done   

    Thank you, everyone!
    @ Mark: I heard that Revell is going to re-issue the C2 in 1/8 later this year for around 70 Euros.
    @ Henry: Sorry to disappoint you, but all my models are curbside. I build engines as separate models, and I'm working on a big block Chevy, but it'll be a Can-Am version. A full-model Cheetah is in the works too, with complete drivetrain. I've built a Porsche 917 engine, a Ford 427 FE and a Ford GT40 engine.
    @ David: At least I had a body to start with, doing everything from scratch like the Cheetah and the Cobra is even harder. All the parts on my models are scratch built, usually starting with 3d printing, finishing and making silicone moulds. I've got quite a selection of tires and rims right now. But those Torq Thrusts look good on almost any car!
  11. mad mike added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1/8 1969 Corvette C3 finally done
    Hello everyone,
    a long, long time ago I posted the WIP of my C3 here http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/45463-1969-corvette-c3-wip/
    It's a heavily modified Monogram kit. During the build, the windscreen got damaged by solvent leaking through the masking tape and it took me a while to make a new one.
    On top of that I wanted to fit "bullet" style rear lights and had to make them first, which took quite a while too. But I think it was worth the wait, what do you guys say?
    Big hello to everyone who commented on my WIP all that time ago!

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  12. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Ultra Detail GT40 Engine   

    Hello everyone,
    I hope you all have had a merry Christmas!
    Just wanted to tell you that Dominique posted some great WIP pics of the engine here:
    Have some nice modeling days between the years!
  13. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Ultra Detail GT40 Engine   

    If anyone is interested in very good pictures of the kit's contents, check Dominique's kit review here:
  14. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Ultra Detail GT40 Engine   

    Hello Joe,
    their site is tdrmodels.com and the sell 3d prints of various car model components.
    Since you get 3d prints, bear in mind that you might have to pay a relatively high price and you'll have some surface finishing work to do.
  15. mad mike added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale Ultra Detail GT40 Engine   

    Thanks for the praise Scott!
    Pete, the 427 version is in the works, but you can actually buy a 427FE from TDR in 1/8 scale, so I'm not sure if it would be a good idea to make a kit of it.
    Nevertheless I'm building the GT40 MkII engine for myself, but with a crossram intake system like on the Lola T160.
    Peteski, yeah, I would have done that too, but our customer chose to not plate them, for reasons unknown to me...