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Well have you got me going or what, I have just taken one of Garry's STL's (Mustang GT) and setting it up for 3D printing using meshmixer.

Will post once complete if thats OK with you NimRod.

 

What model Mustang GT is this? I would love to do my car if it is a 2017 Mustang.

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Well have you got me going or what, I have just taken one of Garry's STL's (Mustang GT) and setting it up for 3D printing using meshmixer.

Will post once complete if thats OK with you NimRod.

 

What model Mustang GT is this? I would love to do my car if it is a 2017 Mustang.

 

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And this is what it looks like printed.

 

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It was a very rough and ready quick print to make sure I didn't miss anything, and I did. If you look closely at the right rear there is a small gap between the window and the body side, this has been fixed in the STL I think.

 

If anyone wants the STL it can be downloaded from

https://www.dropbox....emoved.stl?dl=0

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Also I have printed off the NimRod supplied Corvair.

 

It is very thin but a coat of resin has fixed that up and I think it could go the distance.

 

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Pre & post resin coating

 

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Yeah I know, hole in roof, oops.

 

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And lastly I bought this 4th Generation Studebaker Champion of the net ($13) because it had all the bits including a mold for vac forming the windows, interior and lights. It also has mounting pins.

 

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It is loooong, 160mm, which is true to scale.

 

Can be purchased from

https://pinshape.com/items/22434-3d-printed-1953-studebaker-commander-132-scale-slot-car

 

Even though they say it is a commander I am pretty sure it is a champion.

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Another option for strengthening might be brush on superglue and tissue paper inside the body. I've used this a few times for strengthening joins etc and quite surprised how strong it actually turns out.

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Now this is what I'm talking about.

There are so many models already available and more every day

No limits

 

@ZeGas - will you be using your chassis or design a new one all together for the studebaker?

 

Cheers

Nimrod

 

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Going to try mine but am waiting on return of IPS car as there was a bit of a flaw in the design that caused it to partially fail.

So want to see what the problem was and how to fix it before going ahead.

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No idea what model but here's what it looks like in Meshmixer

 

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That’s the correct one. It’s a S550 2015 to 2017.

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Is there a place where I can learn general information about 3D drawing and printing 3D models? I'm interested also in technical drawings of mechanical components. Is this part of a similar discipline and what is the best way to start? Should I just pick a 3D drawing package and start learning it? Asking for general direction to look to rather than going off topic. Cheers. (my question may sound naive, but I have learnt audio, video and graphics software, and understand there is effort required to learn a new software package)

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Found this Pagani Zonda, very unorthodox chassis design, I'll print it out some time just to see how it goes.

 

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Vlad:

 

You listed a Maserati Birdcage as an available model at one point; any chance of an .stl file for that one? You have my e-mail...

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Vlad:

 

You listed a Maserati Birdcage as an available model at one point; any chance of an .stl file for that one? You have my e-mail...

 

Ditto please Vlad

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Is there a place where I can learn general information about 3D drawing and printing 3D models? I'm interested also in technical drawings of mechanical components. Is this part of a similar discipline and what is the best way to start? Should I just pick a 3D drawing package and start learning it? Asking for general direction to look to rather than going off topic. Cheers. (my question may sound naive, but I have learnt audio, video and graphics software, and understand there is effort required to learn a new software package)

 

Probably best to start with Fusion 360 its free to use and there is plenty of you tube tutorial videos to get started. When Installing the program make sure you select hobbiest as type of user.

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Hi All,

 

@Stumbley & ZeGas - I'll have it to you over the weekend.

 

@WKM - I've heard a lot of very good feedback regarding Fusion 360, I'll give it a go this weekend, Thank you for sharing the info.

 

Cheers

NimROD

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I've just finished building a hypercube evolution (HEVO) 3D printer, I still have some tuning to do but it should be ready to go soon. I have also been working on a v8 supercar chassis for the Holden and Ford but with all this body printing going on, I may have to make it suit the Nissan.

Curious as to what filament you are printing the bodies with and the print setting layer height and nozzle size etc

 

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Hi All,

 

@WKM - I use the following:

Aururum PLA (Same company that sold me the WomBot Exilis)

Hot End 195-200 Deg C

Heated Bed (Glass) 60 Deg C

Speed 35

Flow 100-102%

Fan 100%

Z-Layers 0.05mm

 

I think I have the Nissan body somewhere ;)

 

Cheers

NimROD

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Hi Nimrod

 

That must take some time to print at that layer height, what post process do you use to smooth out the finish?

Ill take up your offer on the Nissan.

 

Regards

Wayne

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Hi Wayne,

It does but you get a very nice print in the end, the ridges here are easily covered by primer, plus you get a nice interior to the model.

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You can barely see any lines on the miniature, the space ship behind her was at 0.1mm

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The taller one is 25mm and smaller 15mm high

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No prob's about the Nissan, just give me a week as I have promised other models first.

 

Cheers

NimROD

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Wow good effort

Was the car printed standing on its end or is that just the layer transition creating the lines across the body?

No need to work on the Nissan, I can repair myself send what you have.

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Thanks Mate

Yes both cars were printed vertically, yep that's the layers showing, one coat of primer will cover it easily.

No prob's, about the Nissan, PM me your Email

 

cheers

NimROD

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