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Old 08-10-2017, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default Projects- 3D printed micro vintage TAMIYA off-roaders

Projects: 3D printed 1:24 scale micro vintage TAMIYA off-roader
Hey guys, just sharing another one of my home projects creating 3d printing body kits of classic replica of TAMIYA buggies for micro scale R/C models.
Born in the 70's and i witness the golden era of classic awesome off-road of the 80's and 90's particularly TAMIYAs and not forgetting MARUI, KYOSHO and others. Back to present day i own several TAMIYA vintages but that wasn't enough for me. I've been eyeing on some cool ones that hard to come by model but price wise not really friendly for my pocket. Having lots of 1:24 scale R/C chassis laying around the hangar i found some micro off-road model having similar chassis layout as classic 1:10 scale tub HOTSHOT/BOOMERANG/SUPER SABRE/BIGWING look alike chassis. So with bright ideas i decided to recycle this chassis and scratch build my own vintage classic TAMIYA armed with 3d modelling and 3d printing tools. So i decided to post "work in progress" stuff and also how the miniature vintage evolve on this threads. The 1:24 base chassis i'm using come from cheap 4WD SUBOTECH. ( https://www.supermotoxl.com/designs-...24-scale-truck)
Once the project completed i'll post link for everyone to freely download the 1:24 scale kit 3d printing file (*.STL) for everyone to create and print their favorite nostalgia buggy.
So for today just showing my recent WIP project on 1:24 HOTSHOT buggy. After this will be progressing towards building the BOOMERANG and most likely the BIGWIG.

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Old 08-12-2017, 06:18 AM   #2
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3D Printed TAMIYA HOTSHOT kit project completed
Behold!!! The 3D printed replica of TAMIYA HOTSHOT in 1:24 scale completed! Fear its glory and awesomeness on palm of your hand for this is cool mini size classic and nostalgic little buggy a must have for every TAMIYA classic enthusiast! Oh, dont worry i'll post the *.STL file soon for those who have 3D printer. Make sure you have 1:24 scale SUBOTECH off-road chassis.

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As a fan of 3d printer and rc, i have to say great job it looks really nice.
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As a fan of 3d printer and rc, i have to say great job it looks really nice.
Thanks, i'll post the 3D printed HotShot video in action soon and publish the *.STL file for you to download and 3D print it . Right now in progress 3d model the BOOMERANG and hopefull to complete the body kit today. I have lots of 1:24 scale RTR chassis to fit in all those nice mouth watering Tamiya classics.
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That’s awesome! Does that program (zmodeler?) allow to create a model from an image, or are you creating the model completely from scratch?
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That’s awesome! Does that program (zmodeler?) allow to create a model from an image, or are you creating the model completely from scratch?
From image? Yes through copy/tracing manually as shown on my next project "BOOMERANG" snapshot below. Just line trace the shape of the models from each orthographic view then b-level/extrude the 3D into full scale shape of the model in Z-modeler. So pretty much you build from scratch using image from each side of the model as reference. Originally Z-modeler is a free Gaming model tool that i used decades ago and still useful tool for my 3D printing works.

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TAMIYA BOOMERANG: 50% completion

Just completed modelling and 3d printed several parts of the BOOMERANG, what's left is some minor parts like rear wing spoiler and holder for it the can proceed to painting and decals printing. The main BOOMERANG body took 5 hours to print when compare against HOTSHOT which only took 2 hours only. However my 3d Printing ABS filament almost finish and a roll of ABS plastic filament have been ordered so i can proceed to build more replicas.

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Very cool!! I think those would do well on Shapeways too

Might be cool to have a body like that fit on the Mini-Z buggy platform.
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Very cool!! I think those would do well on Shapeways too

Might be cool to have a body like that fit on the Mini-Z buggy platform.
Thanks, i don't have Mini-z buggy but i'm sure it will fit. However the price per-mini-z buggy could can easily buy an exact 1:10 scale re-release TAMIYA. Mine using cheap $47 1:24 scale RTR 4wd truck.
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Here's another one, while waiting for 3d printing ABS filament roll to arrived i keep my self busy modelling the 3rd my favorite classic model, the BIGWIG! Slightly harder to model and more likely to have lots of parts to print and assemble because of front vertical shock mount.

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Some progress on the TAMIYA BOOMERANG kit, have completed 3d print full kit for SUBOTECH 1:24 and painted some basic colors. Awaiting to print some stickers/decals soon. Btw the BOOMERANG looks nice along side with HOTSHOT.

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The 1:24 scale BIGWIG kit

After more than 12 hours of 3D printing partial of the BIGWIG parts have been 3d printed and fitted nicely on 1:24 scale SUBOTECH chassis. Now remaining left is to print the half side of the wheels and the vertical front shock mount. Then will proceed to paper sanding to smoothen the body surface and airbrushing.

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