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The 3D printer is a game changer - parts look great.

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So pleased to see more progress on this, such a crazy concept and the skill you have to build it is just incredible !

At the shows your lucky they dont drug test competitors , you`d be jumped on for entering this !  ?

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Thanks guys!  Was able to finish up fabrication on the front air suspension, and the intercooler piping this morning.. then printed up some new tires at a higher resolution and with the better resin. 

Need to finish up the rear air suspension and some sort of rear motor mount, hopefully in the next couple days.  Then its on to cleaning up body work, and paint!  Can not wait to start that!  
 

Here is a shot of the rear turbo system:

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and here is a quick tilton pedal box I printed while working on the other elements. I was actually able to download the 3d model from tilton and just scale it down to 1:24th scale

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Got a colorscheme in mind Eric?  I’m excited to see it with some paint on too!

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Fantastic build and concept looking forward to more...

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Thanks guys!  I think I got the air ride all sorted out, should be able to get this chassis in primer now!  
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On 1/1/2021 at 12:50 AM, CabDriver said:

Got a colorscheme in mind Eric?  I’m excited to see it with some paint on too!

Oh yeah!   Rubystone Red with a Burberry interior!! 

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1 hour ago, Impalow said:

Rubystone Red with a Burberry interior!! 

Awww yiss! ?

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Finally made some seats I actually like.. I kept trying to modify 3d models from thingverse,  and i just wasnt digging them. Nor was I crazy about the kit seats ive been using for the mockups... so I finally just modeled my own seats in the computer.. these are my own design but heavily inspired by the Singer Porsche Recaro seats. They are a little blocky (limitations of my 3d modeling ability) but I think they will work! 

one thing ive realized that with the printer I dont have any excuses for parts not being exactly what I want..  which is scary yet liberating... 

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then I got everything ready to prime!

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Those seats look great!  I’m envious of your 3D modelling skills!  I’ve been doing 2d industrial design (mostly in Illustrator) for YEARS, but never really messed with 3D stuff properly.  

Guess I should start!

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Thanks Jim! 

There are a few decent programs and youtube how-to's out there... I use a program called FormZ not because its great, but because ive used it for 20years now...  Its more of an architectural rendering program, but gets the job done and I can export files in the correct format for printing.  At some point I know I am going to have to learn another 3d program for work, but I have been super lucky to be able to use it for that long and become pretty proficient.  Luckily most of the other 3d programs I've dabbled in seem to build up stuff similar, its just a matter of finding where the tools are.  One really nice thing about FormZ is that it has a very powerful rendering engine built in... Here are a couple examples of my work renderings out of FormZ, these are done as a visual representation and not a full engineering model, so I get to keep things loose and not worry finite details.

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Shameless plug.. but... if anyone needs any Exhibit or POP display work check us out https://www.pfidisplays.com/

 

Back to the fun stuff!! haha

I was able to get some paint and 1k clear on the chassis this weekend, all ready for a lot of carbon decals?!  I absolutely love the Splash Paints Rubystone Red color... its so unique and lighting really changes the tone from a deep magenta to a bright pink.

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Okay guys this is starting to feel like cheating... this was an intentional stress test on the printer... i cant believe these turned out.. ? and this nice.

 

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Amazing work the 3d printer will definitely raise the bar for your capabilities 

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Oh wow, check out the resolution on those hexagons!  Killer!

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And finally after about 15 pairs of seats and adjusting the model umteen times..  we have the final seat prints!  I cant wait to get these in primer! 
 

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Once I knew that I could print the inter-cooler grille I went back into the 3d model and made some adjustments for better fit, scale and cleanliness... got a new one printed last night and it actually fits!

 

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That'd look cool with some LEDs behind it too! ?

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On 1/14/2021 at 9:19 AM, CabDriver said:

That'd look cool with some LEDs behind it too! ?

Hahha.. no way!!  One LED project at a time is good for me.. haha

I did spend a few hours with the Manx chassis and some Scale Motorsport Carbon decals..  all i had left were some 1/12th scale twill and 1/25th bronze square weave, i was worried the 1/12th scale ones would be too big.. but it actually turned out pretty good! A couple little buggars, but meh its a chassis..  it will be fine. ?

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On 1/13/2021 at 3:31 AM, Impalow said:

And finally after about 15 pairs of seats and adjusting the model umteen times..  we have the final seat prints!  I cant wait to get these in primer! 
 

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these seats look amazing!! 

You should sell these (I'll be your customer)

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On 1/21/2021 at 8:12 AM, matthijsgrit said:

these seats look amazing!! 

You should sell these (I'll be your customer)

Oh yeah... Im not setup for printing things to sell, but i could share the model with one of the guys that sell 3dprinted stuff on ebay... then they would be available , those guys seem to have a printer farm and can knock out a ton, and make a little profit.

Got more carbon decals on.... just one more piece on this(top of splitter), then it will be ready for clear and assembly!

 

 

 

 

 

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Eric....really inspirational work there.  And I was really blown away by those sketches in your first post in the thread.  Do you have a professional automotive design background (beyond the obvious 1/1 scale display design and production work you already showed)?   Good luck as you continue....TIM 

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