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On 10/12/2020 at 8:24 PM, AmericanMuscleFan said:

I don't know how I missed this thread Dann?

That's nothing short of amazing...  Creating an entire body from photos or images found on the web is something that is not within everyone's reach.  A good example that when you really want something, anything is possible!   However, it requires extraordinary skills to reach this level of craftsmanship! ?

Thanks, Francis!, i'm glad you found it, and that you are enjoying it!!

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Hello together,

now I do have some news I would like to share. Today I received the 3D printed parts. 

I had to modify the slats of the front hood as they where to thin. Unfortunately my CAD model crashed then so I had to made a separate part for the front hood. The hexagon pattern for the grilles also made problems, so I made a second version for the front grille. 

But enough talked, here are the pictures of the parts.

 

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3 hours ago, capricorn71 said:

Hello together,

now I do have some news I would like to share. Today I received the 3D printed parts. 

I had to modify the slats of the front hood as they where to thin. Unfortunately my CAD model crashed then so I had to made a separate part for the front hood. The hexagon pattern for the grilles also made problems, so I made a second version for the front grille. 

But enough talked, here are the pictures of the parts.

 

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WOW!!!!!, there isnt a word for how impressed i am!!!!.....you should be so proud!!!.......lots of very fragile bits!.....you have ALOT of sanding ahead of you, but this is gonna be epic!!!!     SEHR WUNDERBAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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On 10/30/2020 at 12:33 AM, Dann Tier said:

WOW!!!!!, there isnt a word for how impressed i am!!!!.....you should be so proud!!!.......lots of very fragile bits!.....you have ALOT of sanding ahead of you, but this is gonna be epic!!!!     SEHR WUNDERBAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much Dann! 

When I started to do the model by CAD I didn‘t know if it really works well - although I use this program since 22 years. But I design mechanical parts, not styling surfaces.

Now I am in deed a little bit proud that I managed to get the model done. 

And for the most I am very, very glad to be close to a nice model of the imperator eventually.

Unfortunately I don‘t have a workbench in my new home yet, so the final assembly has to be paused. Sanding at the kitchen table wouldn‘t be a good idea to my wife    ;-)

Viele Grüße aus Deutschland 

Erich

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On 10/31/2020 at 4:08 AM, capricorn71 said:

Thank you so much Dann! 

When I started to do the model by CAD I didn‘t know if it really works well - although I use this program since 22 years. But I design mechanical parts, not styling surfaces.

Now I am in deed a little bit proud that I managed to get the model done. 

And for the most I am very, very glad to be close to a nice model of the imperator eventually.

Unfortunately I don‘t have a workbench in my new home yet, so the final assembly has to be paused. Sanding at the kitchen table wouldn‘t be a good idea to my wife   ?

Viele Grüße aus Deutschland 

Erich

LOL... i bet as long as you klean up afterwards she would be cool with it!...In a way, you have finished the model, since you started it from design to tangible reality...Its gonna be BEAUTIFUL as long as you can effectively sand away all the layer marks. So many 3D parts i've seen dont get finished properly, and i ask myself; "whats the point of all that realistic detail, if you can still see all the Unrealistic layers?"  I guess what i'm saying is the obvious -you made this FANTASTIC...one of a kind car/model, please take your time to sand it, and turn it into a Complete Masterpiece -it will be BRILLIANT!!!!      Ich lieben Duetschland!!

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4 hours ago, Dann Tier said:

So many 3D parts i've seen dont get finished properly, and i ask myself; "whats the point of all that realistic detail, if you can still see all the Unrealistic layers?

It's so true Dann!   3D printing is such a fantastic technologie and the potential is endless (we do have a good example here of what can be done by a very talented designer like Erich).  I was dealing with the idea of jumping on this side of the fence but the rendering is still not at the level that I would like (for 1/25 scale parts) at least without spending the big price for the most accurate 3D printer (SLA, SLS or FDM) on the market.  I hope I'm wrong but I would like someone to prove me wrong...

By the way, impressive job done by both of you guys!!!

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On 11/1/2020 at 11:20 AM, Dann Tier said:

LOL... i bet as long as you klean up afterwards she would be cool with it!...In a way, you have finished the model, since you started it from design to tangible reality...Its gonna be BEAUTIFUL as long as you can effectively sand away all the layer marks. So many 3D parts i've seen dont get finished properly, and i ask myself; "whats the point of all that realistic detail, if you can still see all the Unrealistic layers?"  I guess what i'm saying is the obvious -you made this FANTASTIC...one of a kind car/model, please take your time to sand it, and turn it into a Complete Masterpiece -it will be BRILLIANT!!!!      Ich lieben Duetschland!!

Dann, as you know from my very first post it‘s a long time ago since I started with this project. So I hope I will be patient enough to get the surface done properly.

The last time I built a modelcar is around 15 years ago. It was a Tamiya Ferrari 360. Back then I started with painting the body instead with the chassis. On older builds I often lost the patience at the end and the final painting of the body wasn ´ t perfect. So I learned from that.

 

Grüße aus Deutschland 

??  Erich 

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On 11/1/2020 at 4:20 PM, AmericanMuscleFan said:

It's so true Dann!   3D printing is such a fantastic technologie and the potential is endless (we do have a good example here of what can be done by a very talented designer like Erich).  I was dealing with the idea of jumping on this side of the fence but the rendering is still not at the level that I would like (for 1/25 scale parts) at least without spending the big price for the most accurate 3D printer (SLA, SLS or FDM) on the market.  I hope I'm wrong but I would like someone to prove me wrong...

By the way, impressive job done by both of you guys!!!

Thank you Francis.

My parts are done by a high end SLA printer. And as you can see even this parts have visible layers. 

Vg

Erich

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On 11/1/2020 at 10:20 AM, AmericanMuscleFan said:

It's so true Dann!   3D printing is such a fantastic technologie and the potential is endless (we do have a good example here of what can be done by a very talented designer like Erich).  I was dealing with the idea of jumping on this side of the fence but the rendering is still not at the level that I would like (for 1/25 scale parts) at least without spending the big price for the most accurate 3D printer (SLA, SLS or FDM) on the market.  I hope I'm wrong but I would like someone to prove me wrong...

By the way, impressive job done by both of you guys!!!

Thanks alot, Bud!...When 3D printing stops adding extra work for me, then i will try it, but i do like the technology of it! -especially Erichs work with it!!!

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3 hours ago, capricorn71 said:

Dann, as you know from my very first post it‘s a long time ago since I started with this project. So I hope I will be patient enough to get the surface done properly.

The last time I built a modelcar is around 15 years ago. It was a Tamiya Ferrari 360. Back then I started with painting the body instead with the chassis. On older builds I often lost the patience at the end and the final painting of the body wasn ´ t perfect. So I learned from that.

 

Grüße aus Deutschland 

??  Erich 

This build will be so worth the time it takes!!!!

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On 11/6/2020 at 7:13 AM, capricorn71 said:

Yesterday I foundt the box with the parts I did for this project more than 20 years ago. 

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SO COOL!!!  were you gonna make a buck out of the wood eventually?, and is that seat covered in real leather?

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9 hours ago, capricorn71 said:

Hello everybody,

after one year in a moving box my CW311 is finally released and back in the display cabinet.

So I could do some better photos.

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...Wait!! -is this what you carved out of that wood??!!!!

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