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  • Chaparral 2E

    Got this Chaparral 2E almost finished. Needs a Steering wheel and some of that complex glass. 3D Resin printed body, sidewinder chassis with a 25 K motor. I am utilizing the resin front wheels with o-rings and resin printed wheels in the rear with NSR rubber.. Decals done on my Laser Jet

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  • #2
    Interesting build, Dan. The file looks fairly reasonable, although maybe a bit thick. But some are like that.....
    I have been considering using this as a base for a 2G file.

    Slot.it glass will probably be pretty close, I would think, unless you changed the file when you printed it.

    ​​​​​​All you folks doing decals are really making me think I should try......

    Show the chassis, too.....those builds are also interesting. Pretty soon you will have a full CanAm grid too.
    Come Race at The Trace!
    Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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    • #3
      Yes this is a thick print. I took the Dremel to it after it was printed out. I wish the 3D software I am using had a digital dremel tool so this could be done in the software. Sure would be a nice tool

      Re Glass. Found some on ebay, but with crazy shipping it was a non starter. I do vacuum form most of the glass I need, and this chaparral print had the glass molded in. So I sliced it off and saved it as a glass file. I am working on about 5 cars right now. Once they are done I will pull out the vacuum former and do the glass for all of the project cars that need it.

      Cheers

      Dan
      Last edited by Barc 1; March 18, 2021, 12:32 PM.

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      • #4
        Meshmixer allows you to thin some models. You can also make a copy and "subtract" it from the original which can help.
        Come Race at The Trace!
        Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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        • #5
          Very nice, I'm a big Chaparral fan.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chappyman66 View Post
            Meshmixer allows you to thin some models. You can also make a copy and "subtract" it from the original which can help.
            I find when I try the subtract things on a complex model I am taxing the heck out of my computer. Sometimes it just fails and crashes. Not sure why some models appear worse then others. I imagine the mathematical operations going on behind the scenes are large and intense.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Atitagain View Post
              Very nice, I'm a big Chaparral fan.
              Jim Hall's early Chaparrals were a work of art.

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              • #8
                Big fan here as well... great job Dan!
                Rob

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