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Old 05-05-2017, 01:55 PM
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Buster is a 12 lb Yorkie/Shih tzu.





Buster's daddy looks like this.

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Blues Harp player by any chance?
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Blues guitar, that's me. Love blues harp tho. Little Walter, Junior Wells. So many more.
Then there's Magic Dick, from your area,,,,,,,,,, J. Geils rip.
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Didn't realize Magic Dick was from Connecticut area. Amazing harp player. I play diatonic and Chromatic.
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Local boy, New London, CT.
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So in case everyone hasn't heard the news by now, the real reason so many linked images are now broken is because Photobucket simply decided to change their name in order to better communicate with their long-time users and paid subscribers. The new name is shorter, and easier to remember. As long as you don't misspell it.


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Thanks for the clarification Jim. I did some snoopin' around .... their parent company is FarQ. Interestingly they are a subsidiary of Bastages Inc. I shoulda known.

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Here's a sped up video (10x) showing the basic process of modeling a car from scratch - starting with a cube and dividing and extruding areas to shape it into a body. This one will never see the printer... but a number of guys have asked me about the techniques used.

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Thanks for doing this and posting it.
A fair amount of work it is...

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Thanks for doing this and posting it.
A fair amount of work it is...

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It can be... when you get into the details.

But the basic modeling goes fairly quickly.

Just got in my test print for the Auburn-inspired Concept Car. This thing is slammed super low on the Mega G/G+ chassis. Will also fit the SL2 and BW1 (Mag) chassis. With a couple of coats of primer, sanding and paint, this should clean up nicely. Super light too, should make for a nice handling car.















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Very cool design. Can you bump that up to 1/32 scale ?

Why does your car look like a snow ball, when others look much more smooth?
I got a 3D body from a guy a while back that he did for me. I's got a very "fine line" surface finish. Just a little light sanding and one coat of primer/sealer, and the surface is nice and smooth (it's staying light grey primer).

Is it the "cost" of the machine, a machine setting, the type of plastic, combination of ?

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Very cool design. Can you bump that up to 1/32 scale ?

Why does your car look like a snow ball, when others look much more smooth?
I got a 3D body from a guy a while back that he did for me. I's got a very "fine line" surface finish. Just a little light sanding and one coat of primer/sealer, and the surface is nice and smooth (it's staying light grey primer).

Is it the "cost" of the machine, a machine setting, the type of plastic, combination of ?

Mike
This is the sintered nylon print from shapeways on a bloody expensive printer. This material has a slightly gritty surface when raw out of the printer.

There are smoother materials available. Like stereolithographic resins. They come out with an amazingly smooth finish. But just like some cast resins, they can be a bit more brittle. The sintered nylon on the other hand is very lightweight and more flexible, making it ideal for car bodies and chassis. They just require a couple of coats of primer/filler. I use Rustoleum's rattle can primer filler, two light coats. Sand with fine paper. One or two more light coats with a progressively finer sand between. I usually finish off with a 800-1000 grit wet sand. And the bodies come out glass smooth. Like this 427 Roadster:

First coat & sand:


Additional coat or two before final sanding:


Color coat:


Earned her stripes:


After clear coat:


Here's a quick video showing the flexibility of the nylon bodies. They are virtually crash proof:
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