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1:1 Scale Model

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  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
1:1 Scale Model
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, February 7, 2020 11:07 AM
The nose emblem on my car "wore out".  (I thought it was speed rated for the car…)
Rather than buying a new one (or two as the rear one is aged too) I drew a replacement up in SolidWorks and printed it in what turned out to be seven pieces. 
I had to grow the main body in two pieces due to size restrictions of the printer and I engineered a separate "V" part to reinforce that joint along with locating pins and holes.  (The two ¼ inch holes are for the mounting pins for installation, not shown.)
The insert parts that were originally cloisonné elements were also rendered and grown as separate pieces for ease in painting.
Mounting posts were post-machined for a perfect fit to the car.
All three final pattern parts dry fitted before creating an RTV mold.
Cast parts fresh out of the mold.
Finished painted test assembly.  Now to make the two I'll put on the car…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, February 7, 2020 11:48 AM

Wow!!! Nice work!!! Nice work indeed.Yes

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 


  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:51 PM
nicely done. Nothing like being cheap to inspire some creativity. Maybe you should cast a few extras, just in case.

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  • Member since
    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, February 10, 2020 5:15 PM

Thanks guys.

It's not a case of being cheap.  I found out how hard it is to find a set of OEM replacements.  Yes, they are expensive too.  More than I think they are worth for this car.  And I'd rather invest that "cosmetic" cash in mechanical things for it.  Most people never noticed that I took it off the nose after I filled in the holes.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones


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