Diecast Photography
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Nov 8
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I deleted my DriveTribe account literally less than a week ago. Never thought I’d need it. LOL

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Nov 1
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Give Xylene a shot. It works much better (easier) than dry erase markers and I’ve found it to be safer on the paint than acetone. A can will run you around $7. If used just for tampos, you’ll probably never need to buy another can.

Dec 16 2018
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Thanks. I had another guy helping me try to source enough Nascar tires for the whole run but we just couldn’t gather enough. 

Nov 12 2018
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The wheels are modeled as a series of extrusions and revolved cuts. The tire was modeled as a revolve.

Each printer requires some sort of ‘slicer’ application. The slicer converts your model to G-code based upon the parameters you choose (material, nozzle diameter, extruder temp, bed temp, speeds, etc...). Out of

Nov 12 2018
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Nah, this printer can only print a single color at a time. There are printers out there capable of more.

I modeled the tire and the wheel as 2 separate parts with Ø.2mm total clearance. Printed the tires in black and the wheels in tan. I’ll be spraying the wheels shortly matte bronze. I’ve got a project that these are Read more

Nov 11 2018
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I’ve got a Mini Delta and it works great! I run PLA all the time. Try a bed temperature of 45-50 degrees and an extruder temperature of 195-205 degrees. I’ll help you any way that I can.

Here’s a set of wheels I just did. Got a little cleanup and painting to do. :)
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Oct 10 2018
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I hope the results of this contest are MUCH better than that disaster held a few years back. I won’t name names (it’s no one here don’t worry), but it was an absolute joke. Some of you know what I’m referring to...

Sep 6 2018
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Sorry for the slow reply - acrylic paint. Seriously - The 50 cent Wally World craft stuff is just fine. Water wash up, budget friendly, and pretty safe.

Sep 5 2018
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Sun-faded paint can be simulated by spraying (or dabbing by sponge) a VERY thin wash of white paint. For a lesser effect, substitute the white paint with a matte clear.

Sep 5 2018
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I’ve got two really cheap methods that would be great for a 9 year old. Colored pencils and acrylic craft paint.

Aug 14 2018
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I never liked this thing since I got it. Goes back to my ‘gotta have it days’. I get the whole low rider thing, but it just doesn’t work for me.

Aug 14 2018
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Thanks.
As for the interior, it was stripped and repainted black. To strip the gold, I soaked it in some ‘Totally Awesome’ (from Dollar Tree) for a few hours. It came right off. Works great on any vacuum metalized parts.