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Ford Falcon XD - TRU-BLU

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Hi all

During last our last lockdown,  which thankfully didn't last too long, I decided to purchase some 3D files.

This is my first attempt at a mostly self made slotcar - one of my goals for my 3D printer.

Body was printed on the smallest wall thickness.  It lost a little detail but I plan to race this in our Aussie Touring Car class so not too bothered with how pretty it is.
Decals have arrived from Pattos place so will add these when I get some time.  Have gone for peel & stick as I find them excellent to work with and very hardy for door to door rubbing.

Body, chassis, guide & driver 3D printed in PLA+ on a Creality Ender 5
Wheel inserts are Resin printed from Slotcar Innovations   https://www.facebook.com/Slot-Car-Innovations-101977758704509
Interior & windows vac formed. (thanks to Munter for his help) 

Some pics of the journey
Cheers

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Mate,  Tricky Dicky would love that. I know I do.

I can see Greens Tuf next.

Regards

Mark

 

 

 

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Possibly the best home printed car i've seen so far. It just looks 'right'.

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My mum says I'm an excellent driver

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Thanks guys. Really appreciate the feedback. 

Vinno the colour is Tamiya Brilliant Blue TS-44.  And Mark yep have a can of TS-35 Park Green for the Greens Tuf build. 

The chassis is a mash up of one I found on Thingiverse with a pod I drew up blended in. We run this class non podded. 

Wheel base and track is very similar to the Scaley XB. 
 

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Got some shed time this weekend so decals on. 
Took the quick & easy path with the peel & stick.  I find these good for racing with a car that gets handled a lot.

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1 hour ago, kalbfellp said:

Great work, do you have any idea of how many hours you put into filling and sanding the body to get that quality of finish?

Thanks Phil.

Yep 3D bodies do take a bit of effort to get presentable.  This one wasn't so bad as it had many big flat areas. A little bit of sand  /fill /sand was needed. I also used a filler + primer on this one which I think helped.

Can't really say how many hours as it was creative / enjoyable time working with something you'd made.

Sanding and fitting the window bucks took longer as I'd never done that before. 


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That’s a really nice job and great you have done it from scratch so to speak. That a bucket list car for sure. 

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Found this Youtube clip which is quite a laugh.  Wish I'd painted the door cards beige now.
 

 

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The XD had it's first hit out tonight and was pretty happy how she went.
Came through unscathed with a win by a couple of laps.
Was home track advantage though.

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Good to see something different than a Coupe / Hardtop B)

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I've often thought about buying that file. Most FDM printers would have printed that vertically on it's back end.


Print It, Build It, Race It, Improve It, Repeat...B)

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On 11/22/2021 at 2:56 AM, Capri-corn7 said:

Found this Youtube clip which is quite a laugh.  Wish I'd painted the door cards beige now.
 

 

Thankfully BBC showed a big chunk of these 8 hour races back in the 80's, it only lasted a few of years but wow what fantastic racing, definitely a highlight of my TV racing memories with 'racecam' being the new big thing.

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