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Assembled my printer during Lockdown and have printed a few track scenery items and spectators.
This is my first attempt at a car body.  A little Hillman Imp.

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Printed in PLA with full supports.

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Quite pleased how it came out.  Bonnet had the most noticeable 'steps' so a little sanding and Tamiya putty - we are getting closer.

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A very basic inline chassis file came with the Imp.   It works OK so I'll print some supports and roll with it.

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May need to tweak the wheelbase but getting there...

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Mate, awesome.

Tamiya putty applied with finger works for me, you can push into the grooves and finger smooth, sand underwater with 400grit, repeat.

Final it off with 1200 grit, then a thin coat of resin on the inside for strength, some like to use bog roll and supaglue.

This one looks like it needs a chop top to give it some street cred.

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Cheers Grant

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Try printing with the car at 45° with the front end upwards, the layer lines will be far less obvious.  I printed a Studebaker flat and one at an angle, the angled one looks pretty good with no sanding/filling...not smooth obviously but definitely much better.

 

Is this for race or rally?  I love Imps, there's some awesome lookers in Super Saloons from the decades gone by.


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Interesting article Gazza.  Cant wait for next week's installment :)


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3 hours ago, Capri-corn7 said:

Interesting article Gazza.  Cant wait for next week's installment :)

No need to wait, all ready for your viewing pleasure.


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You inspired me Gazza.

Printed some mildly offset body mounts and got them CA'ed in.  Will add a lick of JB Weld to hold em in...

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I tried printing body post but they kept delaminating on me, ended up making a mold and casting resin ones then drilling a screw hole, similar to what you have done with the base.

Are yours holding up OK?


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These are my first so will keep you posted.  Didn't plan to race this one but I do see some brave sole ran one in 1970 ATCC
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1970_Australian_Touring_Car_Championship

Maybe I can take on all the XB Falcons in our club's ATCC class.   Imagine the results would be quite realistic  :ph34r:


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