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    1. Kit: , by (Active Member) broadspeed is offline
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      hello everyone ,, you may have seen my post on the cobra ,, 1/8 scale


      i wanted to tell everyone about the opportunity this gives me , to build a model i wished for for a long time , ,, if anyone would like to know more , or even if anyone wants a dream to come true by having his or her car model made , than contact me ,,
      i do not if i am allowed to do this , if not than please tell me than i will delete this post

      the person who makes my cobra , also makes basicaly any car you would want

      he prints through shapeways , in SLS material ,
      this is a flexible plastic with a bit of a grainy feel to it ,

      i know there are a few out there who do the same , and print the models in 3mm thickness , but that is near impossible to affort , so these are printed in 1 mm ,

      so yes it is flexible , but after priming and sanding 3d printed bodies it is compleetly smooth , and with an interiour and some strengthening it will be fine ,,

      here are some 3d drawings of models he has made , but he can do basicaly any model ,, if you want to contact him have a look at his facebook page , and message him ,, ( he has no website )

      https://www.facebook.com/bas.pot.3?fref=hovercard

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      so hope this helps , for anyone who ever wished for a model that is not available ,,

      just to make clear ,, i am also a customer , and have nothing to do with this at all , i just wanted to show so everyone has the chance to find the dream car they want ,,

      he can also do this in difrent scales , from 1/43 to 1/4 scale


      regards

      mitch
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  1. JunkGTZ's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    What kinds of file formats are needed for 3D printing? I am curious about this. I am guessing CAD based files (don't know the file type so fill me in) but I was wondering if other formats are possible. I downloaded a Lamborghini Muira file from a 3D website which is a .gtlf but I am guessing it's for 3 D graphics. Can that be used? I am totally new to this concept and don't have a lot to spend on it either. My son used to work in Blender and I am wondering if that can be used too.

    Is the resin 3d printed bodies used in printing expensive? I see Broadspeed was doing a thinner 3d printed bodies version to save costs. About how much difference does a 1 mm thickness from a 3 mm thickness?

    Any insights anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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    hello Larry
    to print a model you will need stl format the format you have in gtlf will need to be converted to stl format , but than still it's not printable , because it will be just a skin ,
    a skin is like a paper thin layer over a mesh , that is to thin to print , so you will need to make the skin thicker so it is 3d printable

    resin 3d printed bodies printing is just one of the possible printing formats , others are SLS , FDM , and a lot more

    the ones i showed up in the first post are SLS and very expensive , made by shapeways , ( about 400 to 500 euro each )
    that has been a while ago and these days i print everything myself on my fdm printer at home

    i also have a resin 3d printed bodies printer for the small and fine detailed parts ,
    also because it's more expensive to print on a resin 3d printed bodies printer , and realy big resin 3d printed bodies printers are fairly expensive

    hope this answers some of your questions ,
    if you want to know more just ask
    glad to help

    ps the picture is a 1/4 scale capri printed on a fdm printer ( i did the files , the customer printed it himself )

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    some 1/12 scale resin 3d printed bodies printed bodies

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    1/4 scale mini printed on an fdm printer

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    partly printed 1/3 scale ford P68 with bouland 1/3 working ford dfv engine

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    1/8 scale jaguar broadspeed , fdm printed

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    fdm printed 1/8 scale jaguar xjr9 lm

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    a few of the 1/8 scale models waiting to be build
    ( jaguar c type , d type , xjr9, xj13 ,corvette( not printed ) )

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    fdm printed 1/8 cobra 289 fia , and i am working on a 289 slabside as well with spoke wheels in 1/8 scale

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    1/8 scale porsche 917K that i made , ( for sale if anyone wants it )

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    1/8 scale mercedes blue wonder , i shared the files for this all over the internet for anyone to print themselves


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    i am doing all my 3d drawing conversion myself these days , and the printing as well , because i like to keep it all in hand , and not have to wait on other people to do the work for me ,
    that is something i have had problems with in the past , and do not want anymore

    i have over 5000 3d models on my hard drive now , and new ones comming in every week
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    1/4 scale lotus 49 ( ford dfv ) engine i drew up myself

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    1/8 shelby daytona coupe , with modified 289 engine from fine-design in germany ,, i also have the molds now to make these engines myself for the gt40 , and cobra 289

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    What software are you using for your designs? Im learning Solidworks and have some but not much expericane with Fusion 360.
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    i use all of them :-) mostly rhino , and 3dsmax , but i also use solidworks blender , meshmixer,meshlab, and i used to use fusion ,but only for quick photo rendering


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    Wow! Some great projects going on there. I recall your thread on the 289 Cobra Daytona and was wondering where that was at in terms of progress as well as your 1/3 scale XJ-13 Jag. Are any of these open source programs? I am guessing Blender is. As far as printing goes, what seems to be the best as far as affordability goes - hire it out to a service I am guessing. So that leaves what is the most affordable material? fdm? Thanks for all the info.
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    the daytona is almost done , i only need to do the suspension setup , and the windows , and than i can do some small detailing ,
    the 1/3 xj13 has gone to it's new home , after i finished the body , the new owner is going to make a 1/3 scale engine one day when he retires

    on the programs ,, blender is free , meshmixer , and meshlab as well ,, for fusion 360 you can get a student licence , and with that same licence you can get 3dsmax , so they all are basicaly free for a period of time ,
    solidworks and rhino are not free programs , but it's basicaly up to what you feel most comfy with ,

    the most affordable for printing is FDM , basicaly melting a plastic wire , a little more expensive is the resin 3d printed bodies printing , and i would say if you want to start than start with an FDM printer , or a small resin 3d printed bodies printer , like the elegoo mars ,

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    this was how the 1/3 xj13 left my house to go to the new owner

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    and the daytona is waiting for suspension

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    oh and if you want printable 3d models of cars in large scale , have a look on my facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/3d-scale-cars-388795685216261

    i have over a 100 models on there , and i have about 5000 models in 3d on my harddrive




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    Very impressive Michel!

    The paint on your Jaguar looks spot-on!

    I am curious about the Ford DFV in 1/4th scale? -what more can you tell us?

    Thanks for sharing!

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    hello don , i drew it up from a front and side view 2d drawing and used a lot of photo's as reference for the details that where not in the drawing , took me a few weeks , and when i finished it , i scaled it to 1/4 scale , and printed it with my FDM printer , i want to redo it one day with my resin 3d printed bodies printer to get an even better finish on the parts ,, all the bolts are bought from king microscrew , M1 and m1.6 screws
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    Fabulous work, especially the XJ-13, one of my all time favorite cars. So in purchasing files from your friend's site, the scale on these is fixed I am guessing. Is there a way to enlarge files as in convert it from one scale to another such as a 1/10 to 1/9 or 1/8? I imagine it would mess with all the work in smoothing out the mesh. I am totally unfamiliar with working with such files so I might ask some dumb questions. I 've dealt with photo editing and digital music editing and in those mediums you can enlarge or lengthen such as taking a music file and slowing it down slightly without changing the pitch. In those instances you have some leeway either direction (speed up or slow down) without if being totally obvious to the ear of the average listener, but if you go up or down by more than about 15% you start to hear things so I was thinking that these images could be expanded slightly or contracted. Just curious.
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    Thinking outside the model box - How big can these things be made? I'm thinking chopping and fitting one to use as a pattern for a 1:1 3d printed bodies sidecar body. This would require something 1/3 to 1/2 scale, and probably an odd scale in between would work best. They might also make great kiddie cars.
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    1:1 3d printed bodies has been done.

    A choice has to be made as to which material to use, and to what application.

    Think about all the components that are already made in plastic on a car. The interiors are almost completely plastic, and concept and prototype interiors have for years now been printed.

    Headlight and taillight buckets as well. Bumpers, side mirrors, trim panels, . . .

    Clear SLA is used to develop lenses.

    And sintered metals are being used to make brackets. Indeed they're are several "start ups" that are trying to get backing for cars that will be made almost completely of printed components, designed to go together in an array of designs, two seater, side by side or fore and aft. Four seaters, open spyder or coupe.

    A customer picks 3d printed bodies a design, and the components would be made in the appropriate material, not necessarily at the same locations, and possibly assembled at many locations as it travels to its destination.

    Changing industries, trade show display, and museums, and of course the movies, often make models that are much, much larger than 1:1 3d printed bodies .

    And NASA has been coordinating manufacturers in developing uses in space. FDM works with spools of material, it's actually a very simple and stable process that could be put to use in so many ways!
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