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Junkyard Stance 06-01-2016 11:10 AM

The Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher Build
 
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Hi All

My first published build !

I've chosen this forum as it's been a source of inspiration and amazement over the past few years, massive respect to so many of the contributors here - Here's my offering !

I've chosen Tamiya's re-released Sand Scorcher as my start point,,,

So - to get from here:

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To here:

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Definitely use this:

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And if you like these:

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You're gonna love it !

Here's a couple of the stock running gear:

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And with it's blank shell:

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For me, this is where the fun now begins !

So, first up, I think this project needs a unique set of rims to sit on while the build progresses,,,

Junkyard Stance 06-02-2016 09:53 AM

First 3D print prototype - the Rims,,,
 
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I work in the 3D industry as a VFX artist - So the possibilities opened up by 3D printing RC parts - combining two of my favorite pastimes - got me thinking,,, custom Sand Scorcher

For my prototype wheels I plan to follow the classic Tamiya three part design, but go for a wider track, both front and rear, without the need for spacers or special wheel nuts

By shifting the off-set to the maximize the front and rear track , I've gained 18mm on the rear and 6mm on the fronts, here's the plan:

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Rendered out, here's my ten spoke designs, for the Rear:

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And the fronts

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This build is presently slightly ahead of the photos, so without delay -

My first Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher parts from Shapeways

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The rears, unpacked:

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A close up - the white printed nylon is hard to photo -

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And I couldn't wait, had to check the rear tire fit, and photograph

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Junkyard Stance 06-02-2016 12:18 PM

Rear track comparison
 
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Here's a comparison from the back between my wheels and the stock items:

Standard wheels:

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My Junkyard Stance rear rims:

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The nylon print material looks a whole lot better once a couple of coats of primer go on:

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And for now I shall be using M2 cap heads, 10mm for the rear :

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And for the fronts, 6mm or 8mm M2 cap heads

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I'm quite pleased with the initial results, (but I'm already tweaking the design!)

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Here's both the front and rears in primer:

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Junkyard Stance 06-02-2016 12:29 PM

Junkyard Stance 10 spoke rims, test fitting
 
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All the holes that were included in my 3D designs for the wheels are just "pilot" holes - I figure it's better to have a slight too snug a fit, that can be gently enlarged with the correct drill bit.

To fit on the Scorcher, the center holes were carefully enlarged with first a 4mm. then a 5mm bit, to get a good fit to the size of the rear axles

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A coat of metallic acrylic paint, and they are on the build for a test fit:

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A detail of the front:

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And the rear:

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marzo 06-02-2016 01:59 PM

great work!
(but now is much large..!!)

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Junkyard Stance 06-03-2016 03:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marzo (Post 1046503)
great work!
(but now is much large..!!)

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Hi, Thanks marzo !
Plenty more to come,,,

Junkyard Stance 06-03-2016 04:07 AM

Old School Sun Visor
 
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One of the best aspects of a custom Sand Scorcher build is the 60+ years of inspiration to be had from all the cool 1:1 Beetles out there.

So next up, a retro sun visor for the windscreen, here's my plans:

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And on the 3D model:

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Here's the first test print:

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The brackets are attached on the inside in a simple "tree" arrangement, which also helped the part stay upright in the print process:

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Which needed trimming off before use:

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Here's a test fit on the unpainted shell:

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And in black primer:

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Junkyard Stance 06-03-2016 04:31 AM

Junkyard Stance, Spot lights and roof mount
 
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On a custom Scorcher you got to have a set of roof mounted spot lights.

While we're on the subject of lights - IMHO it's a shame Tamiya didn't build the 2010 Sand Scorcher re-release with fitting points for 3mm or 5mm LEDs for the front and rear lights, something I'm planning to add into this build in due course.

Here's plans for my roof mounted spots, with roll-cage ( with room for 3mm LEDs ):

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And how it should fit on the Scorcher:

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And the first test print:

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Inside, there's a clear acrylic part for the spot light glass - my first go with a material other than the white nylon:

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However, I've decided that for future designs, unless the part-tree is very simple, like with the "glass", I will be printing parts separately:

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Trimming the tree into the required bits was not to my liking:

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So, I reprint the 5 nylon parts individually, first the roll-cage mount:

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then the four LED holders/spot lamps:

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Here's a close up of the assembled part before painting:

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Junkyard Stance 06-03-2016 04:46 AM

Junkyard Stance, sun visor, roof mount roll-cage and spot lighths
 
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Here's both the spots and sun visor during a test fit:

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and off for spraying in black priner:

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The back of the spot light holds the clear acrylic part in place, and has pilot holes to open out and fix with a 5 or 6mm M2 screw

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I next took the bold step of drilling 12 holes through the body work ( and inner glass ) to permanently fit both the sun visor, and spot lights

I got them very nearly straight !

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Junkyard Stance 06-03-2016 04:54 AM

Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher, so far so good
 
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From time to time, you got to sit back and take stock of the work so far,

Still liking my 10 spoke rims, and my roof adornments have worked out better than expected - though there were a few re-prints while I've refined the 3D model of the Sand Scorcher that I was building on to.

As I go forward parts should fit better as my model becomes more accurate to the real Tamiya shell,,

The build so far:

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Noobsk8r 06-03-2016 10:40 AM

Parts look good and will they be available?

marzo 06-03-2016 10:53 AM

very good!
the sun visor is fantastic.

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Junkyard Stance 06-03-2016 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noobsk8r (Post 1046520)
Parts look good and will they be available?

Thanks Noobsk8r,

If I can get my parts fit as hoped, and people seem interested, I do plan to make them available through Shapeways

In the meantime, I think what this build needs next is some paint on that blank white shell,,,,

Junkyard Stance 06-03-2016 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marzo (Post 1046521)
very good!
the sun visor is fantastic.

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Thanks marzo
BTW, Love the 88 inch wheelbase Series IIa - the details are beautiful !

marzo 06-03-2016 01:03 PM

ah ah
thank's

i love also sand scorcher

http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=76443



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Junkyard Stance 06-04-2016 04:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marzo (Post 1046524)
ah ah
thank's

i love also sand scorcher

http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=76443

.

Hey marzo - great build - and a touching tribute, your skill at building parts by hand from scratch is very impressive !, Sadly, I have to rely on computer skills - and technology.
I do attempt a painted finish though, coming up,,,

Junkyard Stance 06-04-2016 04:49 AM

Junkyard Stance, Sand Scorcher paint job, first layers
 
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Time to get some paint on that shell,,,

First, two coats of gloss black, acrylic primer

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(Mental note, Scorchers look way cool in black),

Then a coat of metallic acrylic all over, and once dry, two coats of satin acrylic varnish.

Then I start to mask off individual panels

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On this build, I'm going for a junkyard, rusty look with peeling paint and some bare metal showing through. So, I'm painting some of the panels slightly different metallic shades, by masking other panels off before spraying:

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Some parts of the shell are masked of just using a cut stencil:

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The results, an undercoat of metal panels to work up my junkyard look on

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I finish this paint stage with a another couple of light coats of satin acrylic varnish - I spray in my garage where it is quite damp, this often results in white watermarks on the varnish layers when dry. A light rub with a cloth with a touch of olive oil should remove them,,,

Junkyard Stance 06-04-2016 05:30 AM

Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher, LED lighting on the front
 
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So, back to replacing some of those standard Tamiya parts that fall into my " could do better " category- Front lighting - Here's my plan

A hooded-lid design for the headlamp that can hold a 5mm LED, and a replacement for the indicator/side light that can hold a 3mm LED - both should hopefully use that standard clear plastic "glass":

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And the effect I'm going for:

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Here's the printed headlamp in white nylon:

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And round the back with the fitting column, and LED holder:

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The standard "glass" is a snug fit but eventually went in - top part first under the lid, then with firm pressure on the front of the glass, it went in with a reassuring 'click'

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The side light part needed a light scraping with a scalpel to clean up some residue, but, again with a tight fit I eventually got the small clear plastic part in (I'm going for a tinted, black-out look to the the "glass", this was my first test with a mostly smoke , plus green/black acrylic mix):

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The headlamp with 5mm LED, in primer:

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And the LED in place, round the back:

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Junkyard Stance 06-04-2016 06:11 AM

Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher, LED lighting on the front
 
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Fitting my headlamps does require drilling a 6mm hole directly in-between the fixing hole and the bottom of the back-face .

So, a small pilot hole first:

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Then, I plumped for a 6mm wood bit:

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I went in from the front - I thought perhaps a bit too high at first:

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But from round the back, although I shaved the fixing post, the fit was good

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and from the from the front, the hole was quite tidy:

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The other side didn't go quite so well !

To Fix, I used two M2.5 6mm screws, with wahers:

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Lights in place, with blacked out glass fitted, I'm liking the effect

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With the LEDs on - surprising hard to photograph in the daylight - I'm reasonably happy with the results ( the right one went in a bit wonky )

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Junkyard Stance 06-04-2016 07:11 AM

Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher, LED lighting on the rear
 
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As you might have guessed, I'm adding a Tamiya lighting unit to power the LEDs, and with eight sockets available, I need to maximize my lighting on the rear

I'm planning a replacement cluster on each rear wing to hold a red, orange and white 3mm LED, and a replacement for the light holder over the license plate, with holders for two white 3mm LEDs

Here are my designs:

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And on my 3D Scorcher:

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Here are the 3D prints for the rear light cluster, with a printed clear acrylic part for the "glass"
( the unused Tamiya item that comes with the kit were just a touch small small too allow 3 LEDs - shame )

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And the LED holder for the license plated light, which looks pretty much like the stock item:

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But round the back, room for two 3mm LEDs:

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Junkyard Stance 06-04-2016 07:24 AM

Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher, LED lighting on the rear
 
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I painted the inside of the clear acrylic part with a smoke plus green/black acrylic - inline with my blacked out look for all the glass on this Scorcher

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and painted the white nylon part with a primer, then metallic, the varnish

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The fit of the license plated light holder was good ( on the third attempt ! ), here's the results of much tweaking of a curved part on a curved surface:

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and from underneath:

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It attached using the stock hole, I've used an M2 5mm button cap

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I couldn't wait to test the rear light cluster with some LEDs - the holes needed slight cleaning up with a sharp 3mm drill bit until the fit was snug

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and flip that switch,,

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I was concerned my blackout on the glass was a little too much, but the effect was cool:

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So on they go,,,

Junkyard Stance 06-04-2016 07:33 AM

Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher, LED lighting on the rear
 
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To fit the rear light clusters, I'm using the stock locating holes as my fix points,

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with two M2 6mm button cap screws:

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After fixing loosely - before drilling, the part won't sit flush - I marked the top and bottom hole points

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and then enlarged with a 5mm drill bit

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and then cut away the material in-between

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This allows space for the rear of the part, and it then tightened flush

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The results of my rear LED holder, trying to stay true to the original sand scorcher, but should allow me to light up on nighttime drives:

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Junkyard Stance 06-04-2016 08:16 AM

Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher, louvered rear sun shade
 
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With my lighting taken care of, for now, I kept looking at that front sun visor, thinking what could I do on the rear of this Scorcher. A cool 70s looking louvered rear sun shade ? too much ? Na, never too much

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My design includes a hinge, so I could flip up the shade enough to access the release for the body shell - and a part that replaces the two stock Tamiya spacers that sit between the body shell and the metal catch.

Firstly, I wanted to test fit a "snap in" version to test the accuracy of the rear window frame on my 3D model -

Here's the snap on prototype:

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The fit was reasonable, so I made a few minor adjustments, added in and extra slat at the bottom, and pushed ahead with the hinged version:

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Unfortunately, instead of getting closer to a snug fit on the the window frame, adding the hinging mechanism made the fit somewhat off when closed

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It did open nicely though

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More tweaking, and my for I next attempt, I tried a new version of the printed nylon material, allegedly black, but appears to be the white which has been subsequently died black after printing

Still looks way cool when open:

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But now it won't even close at all !

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And looks well off from above

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I could see some thinking was needed on how to achieve accuracy on a square with rounded corners, that curves in two different directions,,,

marzo 06-04-2016 09:41 AM

:nice::nice:

Trini2DBone 06-04-2016 10:01 AM

Holeee crap!!! :wub::wub: I love this!! Genius work on the added bits...outstanding no doubt!!

Subbed!

Junkyard Stance 06-04-2016 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trini2DBone (Post 1046546)
Holeee crap!!! :wub::wub: I love this!! Genius work on the added bits...outstanding no doubt!!

Subbed!

Hey, Thanks Trini2DBone !

I promise we'll get to something a little more exciting that replacement bits soon ! (What kind of engine does this junkyard build need, me thinks) - thanks for the sub,,,

Junkyard Stance 06-04-2016 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marzo (Post 1046544)
:nice::nice:

Hi marzo, thanks for checking back - the build is still some way ahead of the photos, still more to come

Junkyard Stance 06-04-2016 11:11 AM

Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher, Cast alloy wing mirrors
 
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We're nearly at the point where I will stop grumbling about Tamiya stock parts and get on to something more exciting, but not quite.

The wing mirrors ! Pretty flimsy and naff looking. What would be cool is a robust, cast metal part that uses the original mirrored plastic and fitting, won't break the first time you put the shell on it's side - and one that looks a bit more, well,,, scale

Here are my plans:

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And on the 3D Scorcher:

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Before trying a cast metal part from Shapeways for the first time - it is 3D printed in a waxy resin material, which is destroyed when it is then used as the cast for the alloy part - I decided to test my prototype in another new print material - Frosted Ultra Detail:

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It looked great, with superb detail, but a lot more brittle that the nylon.

The part broke the first time I put the body shell on it's side

It did, however, survive long enough to know the fit was good, and I ordered the cast alloy wing mirror - in what Shapeways call "Polished Black Steel"

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The tolerances in the metal part is slightly different, with the minimum thickness going up from .7mm ( on the nylon ) to 1mm on metal parts.
The surface id also slight rough and pitted, meaning the Tamiya mirrored plastic part needed sanding round the edges to fit:

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It went in with a little coaxing

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I used the original rubber O ring to fasten, and although it would come loose with rough treatment, is pretty firmly fixed in place to the touch

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I got quite excited at ths point, happy with the results, so "mirrored" - excuse the pun - the part in the 3D software I use, and ordered the other side !

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Junkyard Stance 06-04-2016 11:15 AM

Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher, Cast alloy wing mirrors
 
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On the Scorcher body shell, I'm pleased - after the trickiness and disappointment of my louvered sun shade ( not giving up ) - it was nice to have a design go smoothly

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Junkyard Stance 06-04-2016 11:35 AM

Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher, wiper blades - with fins !
 
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While were at it, we might as well do the wipers,,,

Adding the fins give me that retro look I'm after:

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The nylon prototype was made with a 1mm wall thickness - the minimum for a cast alloy part:

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After a tweak to the angle the wiper sit at, onward with the cast alloy wiper blades

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Of course, you need two for a sand scorcher

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And on the body:

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Junkyard Stance 06-04-2016 12:20 PM

Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher, Negative Camber angle,,,
 
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Here's a slight aside - there's been no "Junkyard" in this thread at all yet ! -

I promise will will get to the junkyard, in due course,

But for now, at least a little "Stance"

A little negative camber angle on the fronts, admit it, it just looks cool:

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I tested out my plan by fitting some washers in between the front lower arm and the "front axle" ( as Tamiya calls it )

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And decided with a longer lower arm shaft, I could play around with a negative camber angle

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The cast part has a similar flat side to tighten the grub screw against

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and allowed some quite extreme camber angles, when I tried out different spacers, here - two 4mm bearings ( this was very extreme )

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In the end, I went for a cast 5mm spacer

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One for each side:

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Here's the part going into the front assembly ( with a little grease )

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And with the lower arm attached

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And back on the chassis - the cast material is not a great match for the stock metal, so I may further tweak this going forward

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Junkyard Stance 06-05-2016 07:36 AM

Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher, inner wheel arches, and side panniers
 
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Well come back to the front camber angle, as I experiment with it throughout the build.

But next, I've never been keen on the way you can see all the internals through the empty wheel arches on Tamiya's Sand Scorcher, so I decided to add the challenge of printing some inner wheel arches to my parts list

Firstly a pair of side panniers, both to look cool, and give me two of the three fixing points I need for the intended rear inner arches.

Here's my design

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And where they should fit on the Scorcher

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Here's the test pair printed out

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And fit to the work-in-progress body shell

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Junkyard Stance 06-05-2016 07:48 AM

Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher, nerf bars
 
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Flipping round to the front of the Scorcher, I wanted to design a cast metal part to protect from front impacts - I do intended this be be a driver and not shelf queen - there is the stock item, or third party box-art style cage bumpers.

I was after something a little different -

How about a off-road take on the classic nerf bars style, you used to see fitted to a lot of Bugs ?

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I decided to use all six holes on the underside for extra strenght

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Here's the test nylon part, in primer, on the build

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I was happy, bring on the cast alloy version, this time with a nickel plated finish - which is about the shiniest Shapeways do

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Junkyard Stance 06-05-2016 08:01 AM

Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher, inner wheel arches, and side panniers
 
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Back to those inner wheel arches, and although I liked my side panniers - they are going to act as fixing points for the rear inner arches - I wanted to push the idea a bit further

Add in a Jerry can on one side:

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And a couple of Nitrous canisters on the other

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and that's more like it !

With the plans I have for the engine for this build - these are both essential items !

Here's the test prints:

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They look a whole lot better in primer ( and way easier to photograph )

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And on the Scorcher

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Trini2DBone 06-05-2016 08:06 AM

Wow....! Is there a Shapeways located in the UK? I know that you are now putting together this thread , but it must have taken a while to order and receive those parts.....

Junkyard Stance 06-05-2016 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trini2DBone (Post 1046602)
Wow....! Is there a Shapeways located in the UK? I know that you are now putting together this thread , but it must have taken a while to order and receive those parts.....

Hi Trini2DBone, thanks for checking back !

There is a Shapeways in the Netherlands that ships to the UK (no import duty, unlike from the US) - Parts do take a week or so from uploading to receiving

This build has been going on a while now, and although it's certainly not finished - they are still quite a few steps to show before it has caught up to where it is.

I was unsure how the whole process would go, but I decided to to photograph everything from the beginning regardless - unlike other projects - which I am pleased about now as this is looking like the first build that I will actually finish !





Plenty more to come,,,

lilsami87 06-05-2016 08:50 AM

This is turning out really nice! Might be interested in parts!

Junkyard Stance 06-05-2016 09:21 AM

Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher, inner wheel arches, and side panniers
 
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So, on to the inner arches, firstly the rears,,

These took a lot of tweaking - the more contact points a design has with the curved surface of the sand scorcher, the trickier it is - and really tested the accuracy of the 3D model I was continually developing

My plans were reasonably ambitious - A five part assembly that that included both inner rear arches, the side panniers, and a rear shelf that would be visible through the rear window

Here are the parts

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and how they should fit together into the assembly

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The fronts are somewhat simpler - just a part for each side

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Here's a profile on the 3D Scorcher

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This was about the third print of the rear assembly

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Which finally fitted quite well, just some minor gaps, and the slot for the shock needed pushing backwards a touch

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With the rear wheel in place, it certainly gave the effect I was after

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The design was tweaked, and here are the revised parts, in the black nylon this time - i guess it saves on primer for a part you're going to paint dark anyway !

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To join the shelf to the wheel arches, I used four M2.5 12mm cap heads

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Here's the final assembly, ready to go in,, you can see the two m.16 screws ready to fix into the holes in the cage of the panniers

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Junkyard Stance 06-05-2016 09:42 AM

Junkyard Stance Sand Scorcher, inner wheel arches, and side panniers
 
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The inner rear aches have pilot holes to drill through, once I had it held tight to the Scorcher - the nylon material is quite flexible, so it was possible to flex it into a really tight fit on the body, while marking holes.

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Here are the front two fixing holes for the rear arches - these line up with the panniers, and the whole lot screws together

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From the inside

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I couldn't work out another way of securing the rear of the inner arch, so as I'm not a fan of gluing anything on car you plan to drive reasonably hard, a discrete screw through the body work was the only solution.

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From above, the shelf looks cool, and the screw is barely noticeable - particularly once this Scorcher has been to the Junkyard !

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The front inner arches do clear the top of the stock front suspension, but in case I modify the front set up later ( no plans just yet ) I've left a substantial hole in the top of the printed part, should extra clearance be needed later.

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The inner front arches fix on at the front using the hole where the nose cap attaches to the main body shell - I've used an M2 8mm cap head

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The rear fixing point for the front arch, again, is a drill-through-the-bodyshell affair,

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But the m1.6 cap head does tuck in behind the hinge of the door, so it's not too obvious

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Here's view of the final fit

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Junkyard Stance 06-05-2016 09:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lilsami87 (Post 1046606)
This is turning out really nice! Might be interested in parts!

Thanks lilsami87 !!

Happy to answer any questions you might have


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