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  1. First build in some years, wanted something different. I saw some pictures of kei vans with American van front ends so i went for it on my build. I kept it as a amateur job or someones home brew attempt at the conversion that isnt quite halfway through. This project was the first time i actually 3d scanned the body to scale the grill, make the new front bumper, and rear window fillers. the interior is 100% stock with orange accents. The paint is Mr Color high silver with Mr color clear orange, Windows were done with 2 coats of tamiya smoke. The wheels were supposed to be 4 spoke chevy rally wheels but that felt off to me so i went with some one off fan style wheels with orange wall tires to give it a "look". Pretty much every build going forward will end up in front of the scanner before anything else is done.
  2. Wheels are done so are the tires they look good but decided to add more meat to the sidewall so I'm reprinting them
  3. Interior is done. the 1:1 is spartan inside so I decided to avoid the multiple speaker sound system I had planned
  4. Smoked the windows by scuffing them with 6000 grit then airbrushing tamiya smoke
  5. Garage was freezing and wife doesnt want me getting sick so as long as im using tamiya and not painting a whole car i can paint in the house.
  6. Granted a rare privilege of painting inside the house because its too cold in the garage
  7. Finally got a decent temp range in the garage so I decided to paint. Didn't want a cliche Playboy color so I went for Candy Orange.
  8. Thanks, It's kinda hard to work with and you do need a decently fast gaming laptop to operate it. Eventually I'll do a YouTube video on it
  9. Have you talked to MCS? Maybe he has a idea or a different model
  10. Slow your printer way down for thin parts also reduce you exposure times. your resin is bad i suggest you contact the manufacturer
  11. Got the FDMs working hard making new organizers and jigs, sadly i didnt know this only fit tamiya bottles and BSI only but the MR hobby stuff is organized.
  12. Finished the floorboard but ran out of resin. Originally I was supposed to cut the interior tub floor to mate to the floorboard but changed plans and cut the print instead and caused a whole load of problems after that. That aside I learned that Wesleys Bleeche white cleans the residue after curing better than alcohol does without as much waste all I did was spray it, let it sit a second, then hit it with a soft brush and rinse it off.
  13. First big print, scanned the chassis and separated the frame and floorboard into two separate parts, floorboard still printing. Only difference really is the narrowed rear arches for deeper dish wheels.
  14. Modded my pen sander to hook and loop now I use it for most of my sanding
  15. Was actually the first body i successfully scanned and at the time didnt know what to do with it ive since learned the scanner and now pretty much putting every kit i build through the process before any work is done. This one Got a C10 Grille, bunny window fillers, and wanted a more first gen camaro style bumper to match up the grill, other accessories are being printed as the build progresses. the van is 1/20 so i had to scale some lowrider wheels to stock 10" and made some custom tires for it. the Honda letters will be shaved at some point only give away it was a honda will be on the trunk handle.
  16. Finished the C10 nose and custom bumper, just gotta open the housing more so I can tuck the C10 grill
  17. The car was referred in the movie as a Shelby even the Shelby likenesses we're used.
  18. Good news, now I hope all the builder she stole cars from sue as well. And maybe one of the companies will deliver a kit? https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a42233053/shelby-estate-wins-eleanor-ford-mustang-copyright-lawsuit/
  19. Squaring up the Honda C10 Kei to get the parts ready for print and making new bumpers to line up more with the grill
  20. i use it regularly helps with designing parts no more taking a ton of measurements and screw up a fender flare
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