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  • A Couple Additions

    Finally got around to finishing a couple more cars. An early Ferrari 712 (pretty skinny) and a Lola T163.

    Both are printed from NIMROD files. Motor details and interior plates are also printed, as is the suspension and exhaust detail for the Ferrari.
    I had to choose a different number so I didn't lose it at Smithtown:
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    It's not a concours winner but I am happy with it, considering my other option was the oversize Otaki kit (I will be selling mine, in case anyone wants it).

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    The Lola is the second of three, a great set of bodies and bulletproof for racing.

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    Come Race at The Trace!
    Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

  • #2
    Sharp looking rides there Chappy!!! If your happy with them then that's all that matters
    TOM...HOME RACING GOO GOO!!!

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    • #3
      Must be nice being able to create cars otherwise not available.

      What scale are these cars.? Are the chassis 3D printed too?

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      • #4
        Hi Slothead,
        These are all 1/32 or close. The 712 is actually pretty small, it's a challenge fitting a sidewinder under there.

        The chassis are also 3DP, yes.....the 3 piece adjustable wheelbase version I put up on Thingiverse. We use Slot.it pods and running gear.

        And yes.....the big advantage of the 3DP is having new and different cars that are closer to accurate in size. Many are slightly wide (61 mm is about the minimum for a SW vs 58/59 scale width) but we don't mind and inline they are easy to get true to scale.
        Come Race at The Trace!
        Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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        • #5
          Looks great Paul, can you send me the dimensions for the motor and the air box of the Ferrari 712?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by red73mustang View Post
            Looks great Paul, can you send me the dimensions for the motor and the air box of the Ferrari 712?
            Sent you a PM........
            Come Race at The Trace!
            Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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            • #7
              Both look great Paul, I have finally got around to starting my 712 body from the auction. Using a JS chassis for a 917K AW FC130. perfect wheelbase, but had a bit of grinding to get the guide to fit and level it up, still got plenty to do and hopefully it will be a nice runner.
              Think the other body, 350 Can Am will fit a F40 slot it chassis under it with some trimming, SW pod should be fine too

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              • #8
                Those turned out great. As you know the only problem with the 3d printer is that you print out more projects than you can complete.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ccobra View Post
                  Those turned out great. As you know the only problem with the 3d printer is that you print out more projects than you can complete.
                  Ain't that the truth. I have another 8-10 bodies that are painted, a couple more in primer, and another 6-8 that are sitting and waiting.
                  It's excellent and addictive.
                  Come Race at The Trace!
                  Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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                  • #10
                    Looking good. still am trying to get a finish like yours,,,

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by chappyman66 View Post

                      Ain't that the truth. I have another 8-10 bodies that are painted, a couple more in primer, and another 6-8 that are sitting and waiting.
                      It's excellent and addictive.
                      And I could make it worse by sending five different chassis' to you, I have a couple of anglewinders, sidewinders and inline. On second thought I have more than that if I go back five years. That would really complicate things. maybe we should start a post showing whats in the drawer, box, or on the table.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Lotus56 View Post
                        Looking good. still am trying to get a finish like yours,,,
                        Mine are unequal to Racer1h.....his are basically model quality. But......
                        1) Sand front fenders and other curves. I use nail or emery boards among other things.
                        2) Two coats of filling primer.
                        3) Three color coats.

                        With low layer height, slow prints....a little sanding makes a pretty good finish.....at least good enough for my taste to have cars I can't otherwise get.
                        Come Race at The Trace!
                        Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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