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Old 10-03-2018, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default Knocked up a few classic scale 3d models for printing

It's not much (8 or so variations) but I'm introducing car wars to a gaming group next week and wanted something a little more than just cardboard chits. So, having a little free time, I quickly knocked together a few models and ran them all out of my cheap and cheerful 3d printer.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3133666

You can find the file there if anyone wants them. Dunno about doing any motorcycles (the scale's at the very low end of what my printer can handle already). If I have more spare time next week I'll give them a go.

Are there any other models for the "classic" scale floating around? So far I haven't found any. I didn't think downscaling larger ones would be worth it as you really need to design for the level of detail a 3d printer can manage at quarter-inch scales (mine look terrible, but actually a lot better in real life than in the painted photo on thingiverse suggests).

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Old 10-03-2018, 10:58 PM   #2
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Nice! I'll have to see if they go well with a printed turning key.
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Old 10-04-2018, 04:45 PM   #3
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[sigh] Only thirty-odd years too late, this technology....

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Are there any other models for the "classic" scale floating around? So far I haven't found any. I didn't think downscaling larger ones would be worth it as you really need to design for the level of detail a 3d printer can manage at quarter-inch scales (mine look terrible, but actually a lot better in real life than in the painted photo on thingiverse suggests).
Not really -- in order to get correctly-scaled cars, boats, etc., one has to go to an architectural-supply website, and look up the 1/200-scale, or Z-scale, models (N-scale is too big by maybe 1/4").
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:03 PM   #4
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It's not much (8 or so variations) but I'm introducing car wars to a gaming group next week and wanted something a little more than just cardboard chits. So, having a little free time, I quickly knocked together a few models and ran them all out of my cheap and cheerful 3d printer.
Nice! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-05-2018, 08:32 AM   #5
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Fantastic models ! I do recall a few Classic miniature available over here in UK .

A quick search & Rottenlead website have an image of a green Bombardier on left , blue Courier centre top & possibly a Security Seven Van towards right ? Can't see too well on small phone screen .

Googled : car-wars-miniature-model

And was fourth image under tagline : Rottenlead 6mm Car Wars

Sorry but new phone/account won't allow direct link .

Was looking for the Classic Hotshot miniature or near substitute we used in 1985/86 , but no luck .
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Old 10-05-2018, 03:18 PM   #6
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Hello again all :)

Thank you Racer for the tip. I haven't had a chance yet to look but I'll go check when I can.

In the meanwhile I've completed 2 bike models. They're big as far as bikes go but all the better to carry weapons on :) I'm hoping to do up a sidecar version of each and a trike model some time next week. After that probably a semi tractor trailer and/or a bus before calling it. I am hoping I still have some tiny magnets to make a 5th wheel with for a tractor trailer model :)

*edit* have printed one of each cycle now and they both came out well. Bike 1 is the better of the two (especially now I remembered a 50-micrometre resolution setting on my printer!) but the "Murdercycle" (the one with the nosecone modeled after the bike on the Arenas box) carries enough detail that it'll paint up well also.

Both cycle models are now up on the thingiverse page if anyone wants them

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3133666

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Old 10-08-2018, 12:41 PM   #7
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Added a simple bike/sidecar model, another subcompact, and a luxury car. Oh and painted up the bikes

https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/...w_featured.jpg

Not amazingly happy with the sidecar version but very limited time (and needed to get the bikes painted up before tomorrow)

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3133666

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Old 10-10-2018, 11:26 AM   #8
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Hackaday has an article from October 1 about using an airbrush nozzle, of all things, on an FDM 3d printer to improve detail work. The article recommends against just sticking an airbrush nozzle on, but someone is making and selling adapters for them. (The article is here.)
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:16 PM   #9
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Interesting suggestion Chris. Will have to investigate at some point.

But I've concluded the modeling process for now. The last additions are a trike model (which, given how hard it is to tell the details post-printing, could be painted to face either way), and a semi tractor trailer. You can find the 3d printable files on thingiverse here:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3133666

And because printing's only half the fun, here's the pictures of my entire armada now, fully painted.

https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/...play_large.JPG

https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/...w_featured.JPG

https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/...w_featured.JPG


Maybe, just maybe, I'll do a double-decker bus at some point (because I sooo want to go into combat driving a ridiculous symbol of my nationality) but no promises on that ;) Otherwise enjoy and let me know if anyone prints any of these :)

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Old 10-17-2018, 12:20 PM   #10
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Alrighty, Double Decker and a delivery van added. now I swear I'm finished
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