Every time I saw a clip of Barris talking about the Monkeemobile. he used the phrase "my Monkeemoble" not "when I designed the Monkeemobile". He let the listener assume the origins of the car. I always took it that he was referring to the fact that he had bought the car. He chose his words as carefully as a lawyer would.
Most MPC MoPar B body kits shared an almost identical chassis pan. The original 65 Coronet (molded by MPC but sold by AMT) has a pan almost the same as the 67-70 Charger annuals and even the Dukes of Hazard and 70 Coronet. I don't have too many B boy variations, but I know that these are almost the same. The AMT 65 Coronet has full rear wheel wells and the front sub-frame has the wrong shape, but everything else seems the same. I don't know when MPC took off the wheel wells or corrected the front, but I don't think it took too long.
There was a very long and very informative seminar at GSL this year. one of the SLC club members even did a demonstration. A presenter that does a 3D printing blog said that a printer will soon be on the market for $275 and the club member mentioned that it is a good idea to have a computer specifically dedicated to the 3D printer
There was a lot of discussion on software, too. It is supposed to be put on the website so look for it and get comfortable before you start.
What I learned is that I will NOT be doing 3D printing. It would take me forever to learn the software.
Another presenter had a different approach: he did three view drawings on paper, hired somebody to convert them to 3D files, then had a printing surface make the part. he then made RTV molds and resin cast the parts. For me this sounds like the way to go. This guy also did a seminar on resin casting that also should be on the GSL site. I HIGHLY recommend thae anyone interested in 3D printing view one or both of these seminars.
The new tools will be new 1:1 builds of a 2015 Mustang and a 29 roadster, while the others will be modifications to existing tools just like the rest of the Foose line is. I'm not going to get too excited.
Chris and Ace-it was a real pleasure meeting you guys, and just an amazing weekend, You guys and everyone else there are good modelers and even better people.
For those of you out there who have not gone to GSL or any other big NNL or contest ,the models draw you there but is the PEOPLE that make he show. Getting to know the other model builders is the real treasure, the advice and any trophies won are just gravy.