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1928 Lockhart Stutz Blackhawk Special LSR Car 1:10 scale DONE!

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Posted by Prototype on Thursday, September 21, 2017 12:02 PM

Tom Louis

Marvelous peice of art! Bravo!

 

Thanks! I appreciate that. 


Ranchn62

Can I be your brother, Too?    ": )



Ha ha Sure! We're all brothers!

Bainford

Wonderful concept and excellent execution. Thank you for sharing this project with us. It has been a pleasure watching this come together, and in only one month, too. Very impressive indeed, and a gorgeous model of a beautiful and significant car. Very well done.

 



Thank you sir! :-)

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Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 8:15 AM

Wonderful concept and excellent execution. Thank you for sharing this project with us. It has been a pleasure watching this come together, and in only one month, too. Very impressive indeed, and a gorgeous model of a beautiful and significant car. Very well done.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

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Posted by Ranchn62 on Monday, September 18, 2017 12:33 PM

Can I be your brother, Too?    ": )

 

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Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:59 AM

  


"Yeah, 3D printing tech has come a long way, and it still has a long way to go, bit Im convinced it is part of our future."      

Oh my yes Dale it most definatly is Yes

Here's a site. Get comfortable & go ! ( and keep the credit card hidden ! ) Wink LOL 

 https://www.shapeways.com/

 
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Posted by Tom Louis on Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:43 AM

Marvelous peice of art! Bravo!

Thunderbass Shufflemaster

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Posted by Prototype on Friday, September 15, 2017 8:02 AM

Wow.
Thanks guys :-)
Glad youve enjoyed the process. 

 

Started printing #002 (for my brother).

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Posted by Gary Davis on Thursday, September 14, 2017 2:52 PM
What a GREAT build of a very cool LSR. It was a pleasure watching you problem solve and work with different Techniques to make this build happen....and in 1 month. I'm usually still in the planning stages in that time. Outstanding job Prototype...

Been a member since 2005. Had to reup after they made their change over in 2013

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Posted by Ranchn62 on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:26 PM

Just read the entire post... What a gorgeous outcome on a one-of-a-kind model! It's absoluteltly stunning! 

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Posted by openwheel on Monday, September 11, 2017 5:24 PM
Dale, It came out fantastic. A one-month build of anything is fast to me! You did a great job. - Art

Art Laski

Laski Scale Specialties - Pro Tech | MAD | Studio 27 My Fotki

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Posted by texwardfan on Monday, September 11, 2017 10:47 AM

Awesome build. You are truly a genius of modeling.

Also known as MarkJ

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Posted by Prototype on Friday, September 8, 2017 9:33 AM

TnT

Like little johnny said," beautiful, just f'ing beautiful." What else can be said.

Thanks man! Appreciated.

 

nottheband

That's a beautifully built model of a beautiful car, well done.  It's really an eye opener for me to see CAD and 3D printing being used so successfully in our hobby.  Thanx for providing all those photos of your progress steps.  Cheers.

Steve



Steve, youre totally welcome.

Yeah, 3D printing tech has come a long way, and it still has a long way to go, bit Im convinced it is part of our future. 

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Posted by Prototype on Friday, September 8, 2017 9:30 AM

justmike

One month and that level of workmanship is, to me, simply amazing.  That big a scale is very difficult to work with. Flaws show up way easier and I don't see any flaws at all. The body on that thing is SMOOTH and the detail in the wheel covers is outstanding.   A limited run of three sounds special to the lucky two who get them

 

Man, thanks! I do appreciate the validation. It wasnt as easy or straightforward as I was expecting the process to be, but thats how we learn right? But I promise you there are lots of little imperfections. :-) That said, the overall feel is solid, and hopefully its a unique object in its own right.

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Posted by Prototype on Friday, September 8, 2017 9:27 AM

Spencer Mopar Fan

Dale , the third colour picture by the pool - the rays of the sun beaming down towards the car "Pure ART!" Just the Best ! ( Couldn't help it ! ) LOL

Heres an idea Smile, Wink & Grin , send a picture to Hot Wheels & see if they would do a 1:64 (seeing as you have a CAD design for it)

I have some great 'Deco Rods' or " boat tails " of theirs : Golden Submarine , Sweet 16 II & Phantastique are favourites ( well worth a google !) I'd love to replicate them in a larger (1:18 ?) scale . 

Cheers , Spence. 

Ha ha thanks, those rays were pure accident!

Hows this for coincidence: I watched that Fast n Loud episode THIS WEEK on the Hotwheels Sweet 16 build. Love the Golden Sub - wow.

As for boat tails, yup I love em.

So the designs I did for this model will only really work in this context, and a bit smaller, it wouldnt work at 1:64, but yes a hotwheels of this car could be cool - imagine how wide the floating fenders would be! 

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Posted by nottheband on Friday, September 8, 2017 3:55 AM

That's a beautifully built model of a beautiful car, well done.  It's really an eye opener for me to see CAD and 3D printing being used so successfully in our hobby.  Thanx for providing all those photos of your progress steps.  Cheers.

Steve

TnT
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Posted by TnT on Thursday, September 7, 2017 11:38 PM

Like little johnny said," beautiful, just f'ing beautiful." What else can be said.

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Posted by justmike on Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:53 PM

One month and that level of workmanship is, to me, simply amazing.  That big a scale is very difficult to work with. Flaws show up way easier and I don't see any flaws at all. The body on that thing is SMOOTH and the detail in the wheel covers is outstanding.   A limited run of three sounds special to the lucky two who get them

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, September 7, 2017 5:55 PM

Dale , the third colour picture by the pool - the rays of the sun beaming down towards the car "Pure ART!" Just the Best ! ( Couldn't help it ! ) LOL

Heres an idea Smile, Wink & Grin , send a picture to Hot Wheels & see if they would do a 1:64 (seeing as you have a CAD design for it)

I have some great 'Deco Rods' or " boat tails " of theirs : Golden Submarine , Sweet 16 II & Phantastique are favourites ( well worth a google !) I'd love to replicate them in a larger (1:18 ?) scale . 

Cheers , Spence. 

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Posted by Prototype on Thursday, September 7, 2017 12:37 PM

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Posted by Prototype on Thursday, September 7, 2017 12:35 PM

Picked up a 22 inch case off ebay, fits prefectly !

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Posted by Prototype on Thursday, September 7, 2017 12:33 PM

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Posted by Prototype on Thursday, September 7, 2017 12:33 PM

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Posted by Prototype on Thursday, September 7, 2017 12:32 PM

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Posted by Prototype on Thursday, September 7, 2017 12:30 PM

STATUS

DONE!


Well I started on the CAD work on the 7th of August, and coincidentally I finished up on the 7th of September. So a month.

I kinda resent this thing for taking up so much of my time, but of course, at the same time Im really pleased I did it. What was just an idea 4 weeks ago, is now in front of my eyes. It is a good feeling for sure. I really pushed myself to finish it. That was a personal challenge I needed to do. 

Certainly not perfect. But I could have spent the rest of my life trying to make it perfect, I stuck to a quality bar I was happy with and I can say that its at a standard I can live with. There were times when I swore that if I had to sit and wet sand little pieces of plastic again, I'd throw up in my mouth. So we'll see if I attempt this again. :-)

I see that a lot of you guys take these clever shots outside using the natural backdrop of your gardens or whatever. I tried to do my version of "DAYTONA BEACH" at my pool. :-D

The sun tells no lies, so taking pics at noon today is what's keeping me honest. I dont have a proper camera, used my phone. But then I played around a bit with some photo filters (Snapseed) on my iPad just for fun.

Hope you guys like the result. 

Dale





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Posted by Prototype on Sunday, September 3, 2017 9:55 AM

So now all thats left is finishing up the steering arms, and possibly doing a windshield.

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Posted by Prototype on Sunday, September 3, 2017 9:54 AM

... and now the main front and rear sub assemblies to mate together ... :-D 

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Posted by Prototype on Sunday, September 3, 2017 9:52 AM

Got the driver and steering wheel fixed into position and then was able to get the large rear underside and main cockpit rear body part together. I've been using two part epoxy resin to put this thing together.

The rear fenders were designed partly to hold the two parts together, but I found I still needed to clamp it at the front side while the epoxy dried.

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Posted by Prototype on Sunday, September 3, 2017 6:11 AM

Ha ha yes it does look 50's sci-fi huh? 

I mean, compare this car to a typical 1928 vehicle - an every day car like a Model A for example.. this is so forward thinking and innovative for its time. It feels more like an end of war WWII era aircraft IMO.

Harry Westergard typifies the deco style for me on so many levels. A Frank Loyd Wright house is perfect! Yes do it!


UPDATE

Frank Lockhart Part 2

My initial idea was to finish the driver in matt white. Once I started wet sanding it smooth, I started really liking the distressed look it was getting. Many examples of large Japanese vintage Tin Toys of say the 50's or 60's have play wear, where the drivers head especially gets a fair amount of damage, as its protruding. So I figured the nicely finished car with a distressed driver character would add more interest. So I went ahead and took a bit more paint off. 

 

 

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Saturday, September 2, 2017 5:47 PM
I like the front just sitting up on its end the way it is ! Its like a set piece from a sci fi film !! ( very nice room too btw LOL . I watched a Frank Lloyd Wright documentary the other evening as I want to do a diorama for a couple of '30's Westergard style Kustoms . OH MY !
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Posted by Prototype on Saturday, September 2, 2017 5:36 AM

Contemplative mood this morning. Considering the next steps in assembly.

The list of unassembled and unprepared parts diminishing quickly. 


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