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Fovea3d
2012.07.12, 08:41 AM
For MR02/03 LM
Wheelbase: 102 mm
Offset +3F/+1R with LM differential
16.8 grams

http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/001.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/002.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/004.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/005.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/006.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/007.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/008.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/009.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/010.jpg

Status: WIP (http://www.shapeways.com/model/611071/deep-purple-le-mans.html)

mleemor60
2012.07.12, 08:59 AM
Absolutely spectacular!!! Price point yet? With all necessary paraphenalia for mounting?

Fovea3d
2012.07.12, 10:12 AM
Absolutely spectacular!!! Price point yet? With all necessary paraphenalia for mounting?
Thanks!
The price should be similar to my other Mini-z bodies.
The front body mount is included and the side mounts are fused with the shell.
There is still some work to make it perfect.

marc
2012.07.12, 10:38 AM
Your Mini-Z collection must be awesome with all the regular Mini-Z bodies, and then all these incredible custom printed bodies in the mix! WOW!
And, I noticed your ultra rare red Corvette body from that odd company!

cowboysir
2012.07.12, 10:55 AM
Please keep us advised to final finished product and whether or not resizing can be done...I'm liking this body so much but I'm a 96-98mm driver and would definitely buy it in that size.

Awesome work!

Davey G
2012.07.13, 08:45 AM
Ridiculous!!! WIll this be offered in a shorter version. Beautiful work. I have seen it first hand.

nssjshp
2012.07.13, 09:46 AM
As first seen on minizracer.com, here comes a whole new dimension to custom bodies for our beloved Zs. Material is stronger and lighter than the stock ABS and can be easily tweak to fit our needs. So far, quite a few new odds and ends were released and even more to come, so stay tuned folks!

Fovea3d
2012.07.13, 10:41 AM
I am preparing it for paint (along with other bodies)

http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/DPP01.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/DPP02.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/DPP03.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/DPP04.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/DPP05.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/DPP06.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/DPP07.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/DPP08.jpg

The material is not easy to work with. Print lines (in this case they show the body was printed verticaly), grainy surface , fibers appearing on edges: this is particular to the nylon material. Nylon is VERY resistant to abrasion.
But I am confident it will mirror shine like my other models.

Lets hope in the close future Shapeways will come up with an easier to sand material like ABS, and at least as smooth as the source 3d model I sent them. This reminds me the old dot matrix printers while today we have HQ photo quality.

Fovea3d
2012.07.13, 10:50 AM
I need to edit the side pannels for better fitting.
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/DPP09.jpg
This shows the openings for letting air circulate around the motor.
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/DPP10.jpg

I ran out of 2.4 chassis with the other 3d bodies. Now I start using my old AM ones :D

chad508
2012.07.13, 12:32 PM
this body just looks awsome. is the wing printed seperate or on the car

Fovea3d
2012.07.13, 12:44 PM
this body just looks awsome. is the wing printed seperate or on the car
Thanks Chad. Yes the wing and mirrors are separated on that one.

hrdrvr
2012.07.13, 05:52 PM
The mirrors need a little adjusting :D Outside of that, I am totally impressed!!! Honestly, the mirrors don't bother me, as I probably wont run them any way :D

It looks great, and probably the best thing you've printed yet...IMO.

I was wondering one thing though.....How does the mounting system work when you scale the file down? It looks like you will have to redesign the side vents since it's such a tight fit.

mleemor60
2012.07.13, 06:27 PM
It won't be a trick for a show pony and obviously Alain has that covered.

lfisminiz
2012.07.13, 08:06 PM
Best body yet!!:) Hoping to get it in 94 and 98MM wheelbase.;):)

Fovea3d
2012.07.15, 12:13 PM
First coat of paint.
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/dpred01.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/dpred02.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/dpred03.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/dpred04.jpg

Photoshoped with the trim in black
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/dpred05.jpg

lfisminiz
2012.07.15, 08:02 PM
OK, im ready for one!:):rolleyes:

mleemor60
2012.07.15, 08:15 PM
Come on Larry. Just one? I want at least two and more likely three.

lfisminiz
2012.07.15, 08:51 PM
Come on Larry. Just one? I want at least two and more likely three.

Well...i would like it in 94 and 98...maybe LM too.;)

Fovea3d
2012.07.21, 03:55 PM
Prototype finished. I ran out of red so I changed color.
I still need to edit the 3d model for production.

http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/dp001.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/dp002.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/dp003.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/dp004.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/shapeways/120712deeppurple/dp005.jpg

leonabi76
2012.07.22, 12:52 AM
Super nice! I will most def have to get this one. I just now learning how Shapeways materials work. I keep forgetting the minimum thickness requirements for each material. Good stuff. Keep up the great work!

akura2
2012.07.23, 04:33 AM
Zcuderia... that looks awesome!!

I can see where it does need to be fixed a little though... where it looks like it's rubbing the backs of the rear tires and the front right.... nothing a little creative dremeling couldn't fix though....

herman
2012.07.23, 04:38 AM
well done... super like... :D

Fovea3d
2012.07.23, 06:27 AM
Zcuderia... that looks awesome!!

I can see where it does need to be fixed a little though... where it looks like it's rubbing the backs of the rear tires and the front right.... nothing a little creating dremeling couldn't fix though....

Spot on ;) Strange because the wheelbase is really 102mm on the 3d model.
This will be corrected for production.
Forget Dr Emel on White Strong and Flexible. You cant... :D The Nylon will heat then melt, and make strands before the material cuts.
White strong and flexible really is STRONG

Fovea3d
2012.07.23, 06:34 AM
Super nice! I will most def have to get this one. I just now learning how Shapeways materials work. I keep forgetting the minimum thickness requirements for each material. Good stuff. Keep up the great work!

Thanks! Minimum wall thickness for White Strong an Flexible is 0.7mm.
0.8mm is ideal for MZ bodies. but you need to make ribs for rigidity around the body mounts and in the nose.
Due to a new rule at Shapeways some models longer than 12 cm may be rejected for print with 0.8 mm wall thickness, they want them over 1mm at that size (and I'm not so happy with that > all my prototypes were printed correctly with 0.8mm).