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  1. JonW

    Adventures in 3d printing

    Good for you! 3D printing can be a real PITA, but it is also very satisfying. I finally got to the point where I designed and printed the little green wagon in my avatar. That sort of thing gives me a lot of satisfaction. Keep up the good work.
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    3d printing: Little green wagon

    A friend of mine has a Sublime Green Dodge Charger. So when I saw this filament, I bought it with the idea of making something for him with my 3D printer. I downloaded the steering wheel and seat from Thingiverse, and the wheelie bar connecting rods are stainless steel rod. I designed and built...
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    Making police cars out of 1:18 scale diecast muscle cars

    The best thing about being a cop in Pontiac, IL, is that you get to drive a GTO.
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    Making police cars out of 1:18 scale diecast muscle cars

    ZL1 Camaro in service with the Fulton County, GA, sheriff's office
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    Decals not sticking

    I normally use a setting solution, but didn't this time.
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    Decals not sticking

    On my last model, the decals did not want to stick. They were from a sheet of decal paper that I used previously with no problem. The only thing I can think of is that I got the clear on too heavy. Would this cause them not to stick?
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    Making police cars out of 1:18 scale diecast muscle cars

    Ford Talladega assigned to Arizona DPS
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    1975 AMC Gremlin

    What light box did you get?
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    Making police cars out of 1:18 scale diecast muscle cars

    Yeah, I think of the patrol cars we had back in the '70s, and the Hemi Chargers of the last decade, and know that I would be totally bummed if I had to drive a V6 Explorer. :(
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    Printing decals at home?

    I use a regular HP printer then apply 2 coats of Krylon Crystal Clear to them. No issues at all.
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    Making police cars out of 1:18 scale diecast muscle cars

    I have a Talladega waiting in the wings
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    Making police cars out of 1:18 scale diecast muscle cars

    I never was a paramedic, but if I was, I'd sure rather drive an Olds 442 W-30 than some hulking E350 diesel.
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    Making police cars out of 1:18 scale diecast muscle cars

    I've been working for about a month to upgrade the quality of my 3D printed parts. My light bars are cleaner, with much less stringing. I finally bought a pin vise so I could drill holes in the A pillars and mount the spotlights in a more realistic manner. Alabama state trooper.
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    Brushable stainless steel paint?

    I just bought some Mirror chrome paint from Culture Hustle. It looks amazing, and I think once it has cured you can touch it. I may experiment with shooting it with a coat of semi-flat clear to see if it ends up looking like stainless.
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    Brushable stainless steel paint?

    Does anyone make a brushable paint that truly looks like stainless steel? Like chrome with a bit less shine or gloss.
  16. JonW

    Adventures in 3d printing

    3D printing is very much a DIY enterprise. They never heard of manuals. I envy the guys that can make a figurine from scratch. That's an art form into itself. I'm not into that, but you might try doing a search for 1/35 STL and see what you come up with.
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    Not really a scale model. A hot rod little red wagon.

    This isn't really a scale model, but it's a project I've been working on for a few weeks. I was at a huge car show a few weeks ago and saw a little red wagon that had been made into a hot rod. It inspired me, and I thought, "I can do that". So here it is. The axles and spindles, gauges and all...
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    Making police cars out of 1:18 scale diecast muscle cars

    Here's my stab at duplicating the old Whelen strobe light bars, which were not very common in their day. Tulsa Fire.
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