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dirtboy
Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 10:48:12 PM
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A lot of different projects I've been working on in the last year or so. Taught myself CAD and bought a 3D printer.
The game has really changed with customs these days. Think Think Think
























Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years.

Quinella
Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 11:09:55 PM

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Outrageous!!!! But what is that attachment on the D10? This high tech custom work is incredible. CAW
89cxsport
Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 11:31:08 PM

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I really like the tile plow that is something I don't get to see to often in my area.

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Marty K
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 4:46:10 AM
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It's certainly got a ton of potential for otherwise non existant die cast parts . The detail you can get into some small stuff is quite surprising .
Some various bits I've had printed , small (6mm dia) hubs and gps units , tyres/rims/hubs , clamshell buckets .
IMG_1095 by Marty Khull, on Flickr
IMG_1263 by Marty Khull, on Flickr
IMG_1088 (2) by Marty Khull, on Flickr
IMG_1436 by Marty Khull, on Flickr
Rocky100370
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 8:25:18 AM
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Very Impressive!! Want to do a custom project for me?
modelmaniac
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 10:18:59 AM

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Very nice.ApplauseLove that 390,looks like it belongs on a demo site!Really like the clamshell,would look really good,on a crane.
Weserhutte
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 4:05:25 PM
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They all look great Jay!

Quinella wrote:
But what is that attachment on the D10?


If you see a D10, you're hallucinating!
Quinella
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 5:44:22 PM

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Weserhutte wrote:
They all look great Jay!

Quinella wrote:
But what is that attachment on the D10?


If you see a D10, you're hallucinating!



Excuse me, ait's the D9
BPMfore
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 6:01:23 PM
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Nice work Jay!
dirtboy
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 6:22:56 PM
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Thanks all! It's really wild what can be done these days. Plenty of free CAD based software out there for people to use. Just a matter of finding the time to learn it and play with it a bit. It's always been a struggle to see things in my head and then somehow make them real, and with CAD it's a fairly easy process. The detail is becoming insane with the new printers and despite Shapeways becoming more expensive, it's still a great place to have prototypes done. I did buy an inexpensive 3D printer that offers fair quality, and it's already paid for itself in the rough prototypes I've made for fitting. It really is insane to me....I sit down for a couple hours to draw a part, plug it into the printer, come back 4 hours later and I have a part to fit/use. Blows my mind at times... Anxious

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dirtboy
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 6:57:22 PM
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Q that's a tile plow that a contractor based in Iowa has.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2HuoyvDp7c

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Dex
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 7:18:10 PM

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dirtboy wrote:
Thanks all! It's really wild what can be done these days. Plenty of free CAD based software out there for people to use. Just a matter of finding the time to learn it and play with it a bit. It's always been a struggle to see things in my head and then somehow make them real, and with CAD it's a fairly easy process. The detail is becoming insane with the new printers and despite Shapeways becoming more expensive, it's still a great place to have prototypes done. I did buy an inexpensive 3D printer that offers fair quality, and it's already paid for itself in the rough prototypes I've made for fitting. It really is insane to me....I sit down for a couple hours to draw a part, plug it into the printer, come back 4 hours later and I have a part to fit/use. Blows my mind at times... Anxious


It seems like every week there's a new free CAD program out there. It's been a while since I have used one. Which program are you using? PC or Mac?
dirtboy
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 8:03:53 PM
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I'm on PC Dex. All of these are free and fairly easy to use. Most have tutorials.

FreeCAD
Fusion 360
Onshape
nanoCAD
OpenSCAD
Tinkercad
3D Slash
LibreCAD
DraftSight
QCAD

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modelmaniac
Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 9:21:49 PM

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Excellent.It's worth having that knowledge,to produce individual parts,to enhance your own models,alone.
Exkvate3140
Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:29:29 AM
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My wife got me a 3D printer for Christmas, the ideas are endless. It not only makes parts to enhance your models, but it also makes great loads for flatbed trailers and makes anything you can think of for your dioramas. It takes some getting use to at first but it is well worth the time when you start printing what you need for customizing models and creating great items for your dio’s.
Steve
kcmtoys
Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 4:07:36 PM

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Very nice Jay. Modern technology has past me by....Think







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