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Davoski

Despicable Me. (We are all kids at heart!)

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Hi guys,

So we all like model cars but they don't all have to Rods, Drags or Muscle, right?

I tried for some lateral thinking with this one - Mr Gru's car from Despicable Me. The car is a 3D print from a file downloaded from thingiverse.com. The windows, cornices and awning are 3D prints from my own drawings based on a screen grab from the movie. The brickwork is a laser print on photopaper and it is all mounted on Depron foam in a $2 second hand picture frame so I can hang it on the wall.

Progress pics are at: www.facebook.com/pg/davidsmodelshowcase/  (I may do an On The Workbench if there is enough interest).

Here is the original screen grab I used:

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And here is my result:

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Hope you like it!

 

 

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This is great. I can't let my kids see it or id be out buying a 3d printer tomorrow.  Come to think of it, if my wife told me to build it...

Excellent work. It made my day.

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Love the picture frame idea, great presentation of a unique vehicle.

I've always loved that vehicle since the first time I saw the movie. Just too cool.

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Brilliant thinking on your part David, and although I have never seen that car before.... now I want one!

David

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5 minutes ago, Anglia105E said:

Brilliant thinking on your part David, and although I have never seen that car before.... now I want one!

David

It is from one (or more?) of the Despicable Me animated movies, the movie that introduced Minions. Go watch it - you know you want to!

:D

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Yes but I'm only 64 David..... who's gonna take me to see the film?

David

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13 hours ago, Eric Macleod said:

This is great. I can't let my kids see it or id be out buying a 3d printer tomorrow.  Come to think of it, if my wife told me to build it...

Excellent work. It made my day.

Buy a printer, Eric, just a cheap one and persist with learning how to use it. It adds a whole new dimension to this hobby (see what I did there?):lol:

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1 minute ago, Anglia105E said:

Yes but I'm only 64 David..... who's gonna take me to see the film?

David

Haha, they have special movies now that come to you.

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On 22/02/2018 at 4:57 PM, matthijsgrit said:

That's great! Out of the box thinking and building at it's best.

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steve

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It is wonderful to see such well-executed creativity, and such a fun subject!

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I'm not a big fan of the vehicle itself. But, I can echo just about everything else others have said above. It's a very nice model. And if I don't really care for it, I'm glad to see it. You did a great job. 

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Kudos on a really unique build and method of presentation. I like seeing out of the box thinking when done at this level. Great stuff! Thanks for sharing.

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