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Old 02-15-2006, 05:42 PM
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Dude if you make one of those i will surely buy one......
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My bodies came in on thursday.Nice job homer,these are better than i had hoped.
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Old 03-06-2006, 06:32 PM
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Return of the ninja

Homer,

Remeber the Marui Ninja buggy with its sleek style body? I have plans to build a 1/16 or 1/18 scale version of it but I am looking for somebody who can make the body. Can you do that. Send me an email for details.
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Old 03-09-2006, 10:26 AM
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When will the mustang be up for order? Cuz I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!
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Wow...I just finished reading all 22 pages of this topic. Alot of work has gone into this!

Any news for us, Homer?


And finally, a request. Nissan Silvia S15. I want to make the HKS Hyper Silvia Drifter...1/18th scale.


Thanks.
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This article is amazing and I'm glad to see some one who makes Le Mans racer bodies.
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Old 03-23-2006, 10:20 PM
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Hi Guys,

I've had a few other life things to take care of, but things will get back on track here shortly.
I'll keep everyone posted on my progress, but I do want to let you know that this evening I was picking up my sons toys when 'lo and behold', I discovered this push toy of his.
A fellow member had posted this particular request awhile back and to be honest, I thought it was a nutty idea.
Well...after looking at it (for about 2 minutes)...it just might become reality....
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Old 03-23-2006, 11:00 PM
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thats amazing fo sho'

so how was it you go about doing these man?
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Old 03-23-2006, 11:17 PM
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thats amazing fo sho'

so how was it you go about doing these man?
conceptual photos, drawings, sketches, etc.
then profiles of each view (front, side, top , rear)
scale profiles to the (MRS4, M18 or 18T chassis and modify dimensions for fit and style.
pull out the block of clay, hunker down and start carving, scraping, etc. OR use renshape and cutting tools to shape.

aka industrial design
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Old 03-23-2006, 11:51 PM
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ok....i understand the first stage, but
how or what methods for the lexan/mould???


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That's a really good question. Just how do you do it, Homer?
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Old 03-24-2006, 10:30 PM
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with a (homeRmade) vacuum former, of course.

but several points to note:

- not all formers are created equal
- not all heating systems are created equal
- understand thy properties of polycarb with heat and vacuum
- trial and error is a given
- lastly, failure is not an option when it comes to a hobby - improvise wherever, whenever.
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blah blah blah.... j/k

this still does not explian how you made the form,
how you hook a vaccum to this etc...


please be more descriptive as im interested
in trying this myself and havent done a lexan
bod b4.

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Old 03-24-2006, 11:07 PM
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Torredo,

Now why would I want to explain the details of "how-to" on making a vacuum form?

If you're interested in doing this yourself, then may I suggest you "google" your "hearts content" on this subject matter.
There's plenty of information and how-tos.

I'm absolutley positive you're an intelligent, handy-dandy kind-of-guy and will be able to duplicate the process with a twist of your own ingenuity.

I believe in you, man.
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Old 03-24-2006, 11:33 PM
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k...looked into this and rather not bother with it so....

would you make one for me?
If so it would be a 1995 eclipse
and how much if you were to make it?


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