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MarcelT4

BMW Mini Liberty Walk and Mini Cooper MK1

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Hello, I dare to make a construction report here.

A mini will be built in a Liberty Walk robe. The entire Liberty Walk Kit I have created on the PC and printed using my 3D printer.

Here is the progress so far.

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Here are the bumpers.

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And with body.

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Cool start Marcel!

Now lower it into the weeds ....B)

....What 3D program are you using ?

Cheers

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Very cool! Glad to see 3D printing being put to good use. 

How did you make the new body panels conform to the kit? Did you make exact templates from the kit and scan them into the computer to help in designing the new parts? I could see it being difficult to match all the compound curves exactly. 

In the 1:1 world, aftermarket body kit companies do 3D scans of the vehicle to base their new designs on-- I imagine there are probably some free/cheap 3D car models available online that could be employed in a similar fashion.

 

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1 hour ago, Belugawrx said:

What 3D program are you using ?

I use 3D Studio Max from Autodesk. This is the free student version.

1 hour ago, Spex84 said:

How did you make the new body panels conform to the kit? Did you make exact templates from the kit and scan them into the computer to help in designing the new parts? I could see it being difficult to match all the compound curves exactly

I create the complete car on my PC and create the required parts individually. These will be printed out.

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,but it's the  Revell of Germany kit you start with.... ?

 

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7 hours ago, Belugawrx said:

,but it's the  Revell of Germany kit you start with.... ?

 

Yes, it's the Revell gift set.

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20 hours ago, Spex84 said:

I imagine there are probably some free/cheap 3D car models available online that could be employed in a similar fashion.

These free / cheap 3D models are usually not suitable for such things. These usually do not correspond to the original dimensions and then the rework is very large.

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Looking good!!! Cant wait to see more!!

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9 hours ago, MarcelT4 said:

These free / cheap 3D models are usually not suitable for such things. These usually do not correspond to the original dimensions and then the rework is very large.

This has been my exact experience.  Most of the freely available 3D models online are junk, with the possible exception of cars from high-quality games like Forza or Gran Turismo.

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I also have something in mind with the mk1. He gets a Honda engine and much more ....
In order to accommodate the engine well then the hood must be changed.

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Of course, the engine mount must also be changed....

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....and with the engine. 

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Hello, 

I have designed new struts for the MK1.

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And made a new bonnet for the BMW Mini.

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The rear Spoiler printed. 

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I once worked on the MK1. I discarded the hood hinges and used the kit parts.

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Then I painted, first the base coat.

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And top coat.

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Wow, this is an ambitious project.  Really like what you are doing with these.  That paint on the MK1 is outstanding, waiting to see what you do with the BMW Mini.

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