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    While not being a particular fan of Fleischman, I do realize that they did a nice Lotus 40 as well as the original Alfa T33. The Alfa underwent many iterations, but the early on was dubbed the Periscopa due to the large intake. As far as I know, the Fleischman is the best vintage RTR model. But they are much more rare than the Lotus, so it's one that I have always wanted but couldn't bring myself to buy.

    So....to say that I am happy with the latest print is an understatement. Alfa Romeo T33 Periscopa:
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    This is a car that I have wanted for awhile and had resigned myself to cutting up a Fleischman. I did find one awhile ago, and now I can let that one go back to the collector market.
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    As our UK friends might say, I am chuffed. Very reasonable and very raceable.
    Come Race at The Trace!
    Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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    Wow, that came out nice. Great job!
    Scott.....War Eagle River......Tampa, Florida, USA

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    • #3
      Yes sir, very good work.
      -Harry

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      • #4
        Vlad (Nimrod) did a very nice job with the file. He has really been a great resource for us over the last couple years.
        All I had to do was slice and print.
        Come Race at The Trace!
        Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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        • #5
          Is the file available via an online source or does one contact Vlad? Always lusted after the Fleischman Alfa but never found one.

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          • #6
            I bought a 1/32 Cursa model kit of this car many years ago, not sure if they are still available or not.
            It was reasonably priced, light weight but tough and fits on the Slot.It GT40 chassis I believe.

            Cheers
            KK

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            • chappyman66
              chappyman66 commented
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              Beautiful kit.....not easy to find these days, I don't think?

          • #7
            I see you have a Creality Ender 3 printer -- possibly the Ender 3 Pro. I have one too. I'd be very interested to learn the material and settings you used for your print.

            Oh, and of course, the model file. Got any more good ones?

            Congratulations on a beautiful job!

            Ed Bianchi

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            • #8
              Originally posted by NOISY MUSE View Post
              Is the file available via an online source or does one contact Vlad? Always lusted after the Fleischman Alfa but never found one.
              Drop me a PM, we can make arrangements. Vlad (Nimrod) is on here and will share the file. I can share it if you can't reach him.

              Ed - yes, I run an Ender3. Slicer settings depend on the filament. I run white Inland PLA+ because it's cheap from Micro Center ($20 a roll) and they deliver to my house. I run Cura 3.6 and use 195/60, 40mm/min, layer height 0.06, infill 100%, support on tray only and at 8% with a Z separation of 0.2 mm (makes the support easy to remove). Bodies tend to run 13-18 hours depending on the size and height.

              As far as files.....what's good?

              A few have come from Thingiverse (Porsche 904, 910 Bergspyder, Nissan 300ZX Turbo GTP, Gremlin, Pinto, Pacer) and we have purchased a small handful ($10 each, we are cheap - Ford P69, Chaparral 2H coupe, Lister). Most of the CanAm cars have come from Nimrod, or minor tweaks on his files. CG Trader, Cults3D, GrabCAD are all good sites.

              And yes....I am quite pleased, it's easy to print and comes with the models for the glass too, so I will be vac forming a set after a bit.
              Come Race at The Trace!
              Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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              • NOISY MUSE
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                Vac-forming...my next hurdle! Larry Shepherd used to do my "windershields" for me when I did the resin conversion kits, but he's since passed away. Wish I'd visited him again and sat at the master's side. What sort of table are you using? What material? Where are you sourcing it?

            • #9
              Beautiful looking in the light blue and your print Chappyman66!

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              • chappyman66
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                Thank you, I am happy with the print!

            • #10
              NOISY MUSE I have one of those cheap dental vac form units from Amazon. I am using PETG and 3D printing the bucks. It works fine with a little sanding and smoothing. The glass really makes the 3D cars, so it was a very worthwhile investment. It's stupid easy with the machine, literally plug and play.
              Come Race at The Trace!
              Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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            • #11
              Somebody pointed out on another forum that George Turner Models is producing kits for this car.
              His stuff is always good but may not be as lightweight as the Cursa kit once was. Still a viable option for someone looking for something a bit different.

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              • #12
                [QUOTE=KK Racing;n62633]I bought a 1/32 Cursa model kit of this car many years ago, not sure if they are still available or not.
                It was reasonably priced, light weight but tough and fits on the Slot.It GT40 chassis I believe.

                Yes, the Cursa kit looks lovely if perhaps a little wide. Should be very quick on a Slot.It GT40 chassis. I didn't inquire but the website still shows it's available for about $50.....which is two rolls of filament and a set of nozzles. I could have a dozen by then.....
                Come Race at The Trace!
                Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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                • #13
                  Dog gone it Paul I thought the Ford P69 was a type-o NOT some double wing open cockpit version of the P68. I need to chase that file down now~! 😁

                  A few have come from Thingiverse (Porsche 904, 910 Bergspyder, Nissan 300ZX Turbo GTP, Gremlin, Pinto, Pacer) and we have purchased a small handful ($10 each, we are cheap - Ford P69, Chaparral 2H coupe, Lister). Most of the CanAm cars have come from Nimrod, or minor tweaks on his files. CG Trader, Cults3D, GrabCAD are all good sites."

                  And yes....I am quite pleased, it's easy to print and comes with the models for the glass too, so I will be vac forming a set after a bit.
                  😀

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                  • #14
                    Yup, the P69 is it's own beast. Pretty good file, prints well. Another unique car....
                    Come Race at The Trace!
                    Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN

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