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The car I'm trying to build is Dick Kraft's Bug, but the Flathead parts will also be used in a '32 3 window coupe when I get a Revell body sorted out and a decent '32 frame made. Painted parts are Molotow and my first ever painted parts.

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Wheels are very nice did you have them 3D printed?

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8 minutes ago, modelfink said:

Those wheels look amazing!

 

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Looking very interesting my friend. You have all the basic components there for a really cool speedster. I'll be watching closely.

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Impressive work so far.  Looking forward to more!

Edited by Richard Bartrop

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This is very exciting. While we don't all have access to 3D printing at the moment, I can see the future of car modelling, and it looks very bright!

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Wheels will change to real wire spokes since I can't print them to 1:25 scale.  Chose this model because it is simple requiring  the least number of detailing skills.  I'm a novice at model building.

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You sure doknt come across as a novice if this is where you are starting out!

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Been working on the chassis, but not finished.  Have to model the front axle and steering box next.  For such a simple car there's still a BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH load of details to make.

 

 

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Wow impressive work, wire wheels look awesome

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I'd like to see some close-ups of that engine block and related parts. Those look fantastic from the pictures you posted.

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Those wheels are incredible Raymond, I would use them just like that.

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Been busy working on completing the computer model and printing parts along the way.

 

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First, I'll say that I LOVE this subject! The CAD models are very cool. It sounds like you've discovered (as did I!) that this isn't as simple a build as it first appears.grin You've got an excellent start! I'm looking forward to seeing it come together.

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What printer are you using to print these parts?

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I have the following:

Objet 30 Pro polyjet

Formlabs 2 SLA

Ultimaker 2+ filament

Solus DLP

Do all CAD models with Solidworks 2005 and run the STL files through Netfabb where I scale them and "fix" or optimize them.

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You should be able to print those wheels with the solus. What resin are you using?

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This is so cool :D The 3D model is looking great!

Are you selling copies of these parts at all? I recently had someone ask me if I could model some wire wheels for a hot rod in 1/16; not sure I'll have time so maybe I could point him in your direction.

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Got the "kit" parts all printed, but not satisfied with the tires yet. They are currently in resin and  in two halves cut horizontally.  I want to cast them in one piece soft urethane.

 

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Wow indeed! Looks like you've succeeded in printing some extremely thin pieces (friction shock arms, leaf spring, etc). I imagine the split tires would be tricky to finish properly, especially in the tread grooves. Good luck with the urethane casting; I'm really curious to see how that turns out.  Looking good!

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