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1:18 and 1:25 Roach Coach Print completed!

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  • Member since
    October, 2017
1:18 and 1:25 Roach Coach Print completed!
Posted by 3d Scale Parts on Saturday, October 21, 2017 11:09 PM

Im happy to show you guys the 1:18 and 1:25 scale "Roach Coach" is now completed and in my hands from Shapeways.  Building a body on the computer can be challenging, but the Roach was something else!  Im glad its over and hope you enjoy the pics. It will be available to see at the Nov 5th "Spirit of Speed" show in Pomona CA at the NHRA museum.

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Sunday, October 22, 2017 7:40 PM

Very impressive. Did you have access to the real car for reference?

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

  • Member since
    October, 2017
Posted by 3d Scale Parts on Sunday, October 22, 2017 9:33 PM

I was not able to have access to the roach.  I had to get as many reference images online as I could.  I build off the best side, top, and front view.  It becomes ultimately my years of experience to make the eye judgment.  It's art on the computer when it comes down to it.   This is not the only car I've created this way.  In an ideal world you would scan it and get the absolute correct shape.  I was not able to scan it.

There have been some critical eyes that have already made comments that I'll make some small adjustments to, but all in all I think it's there.  This was tough one for sure and I knew it before I started it.  Glad it's over!

Mike

 

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