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Old 11-02-2009, 03:52 PM
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i am in for one back cab plate. how about a drop bed kit while your at it. I'm not a picky man, a blem or not so perfect one will be fine.
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The back plates should be up tonight. I am just working on instructions.

The beds will be up in a week or so I hope...
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I got a few sets made up for sale:

http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=41392
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I really appreciated this post. I had seen the Cricut Expression infomercials and immediately thought about what I could do with it. However, it wasn't until this post that I became confident enough to invest some money. I found a decent deal on eBay...free Inkscape...and a small amount for the Sure Cuts a Lot program.

One thing...I noticed in a previous update that you mentioned you had to adjust the size of your part in SCAL before cutting. I found the same issue once I imported my Inkscape file into SCAL...the size was distorted. With me using Inkscape the fix was simple. In SCAL, click on Edit then Preferences. Within the General tab, I had to change the SVG DPI to "90 Inkscape". This option now ensures the sizing I worked on in Inkscape is consistent in SCAL.

I'll share photos once I begin working on some of my ideas. Right now I'm simply practicing by cutting out a tire foam template (making my own donuts).

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My wife was just talking about picking one of these machines up,now I cant wait.I wonder though with the program you guys are using to design your own would it work with the new iMac computers?
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Just found a mac compatible cuts a lot software,so I guess I am good to go once she gets the machine....
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I really appreciated this post. I had seen the Cricut Expression infomercials and immediately thought about what I could do with it. However, it wasn't until this post that I became confident enough to invest some money. I found a decent deal on eBay...free Inkscape...and a small amount for the Sure Cuts a Lot program.

One thing...I noticed in a previous update that you mentioned you had to adjust the size of your part in SCAL before cutting. I found the same issue once I imported my Inkscape file into SCAL...the size was distorted. With me using Inkscape the fix was simple. In SCAL, click on Edit then Preferences. Within the General tab, I had to change the SVG DPI to "90 Inkscape". This option now ensures the sizing I worked on in Inkscape is consistent in SCAL.

I'll share photos once I begin working on some of my ideas. Right now I'm simply practicing by cutting out a tire foam template (making my own donuts).

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I'll have to check into that, thanks... If I didn't have to frame everything I draw all the time it would be cool.
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I bought one for my fiance for christmas along with there "all in one software",that was a joke since you have to own all the cartridges that they sell in order for it to work. I originally got it so that we both could use it for my rc's and her scrapbooking,especially after I saw the magnetic material that it will cut. so I wound up going out and buying a full fledge vinyl cutter/plotter.. Thank you for this info it just opened new doors for me.. you could just about built a sectional body so that if a panel gets destroyed someone could just replace that panel..
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:16 AM
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I have been hunting for a detailed paper model that I could convert to try the whole cricut body idea. However nothing has jumped out at me enough to justify the brutal time it would take to convert the model files into custom files for cutting. I was following papermo (was a great source of super detailed paper models) but the site died and I haven't been able to find another good paper model site.

I would love to see a man or mog or fj.
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:55 AM
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well you could just start out simple and start creating custom panels for tube frame crawlers,work you way up from there.. jeeps are always easy
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Dang man! This is the first time I have seen this thread. Excellent. Yeah, the people who hate those who revive old threads can yell at me now, but this is truely amazing. Might have to look into this stuff more. Very cool.
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so this is all new to me i just entered into the scale side of the hobby and i am trying to find out exactly what the material is that you are using and where to get it what is the plastic you are using and also what is the tubing used to creat bumpers and where can you find it all at if you could help me out that would be awesome... i love the chairs!!!
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so this is all new to me i just entered into the scale side of the hobby and i am trying to find out exactly what the material is that you are using and where to get it what is the plastic you are using and also what is the tubing used to creat bumpers and where can you find it all at if you could help me out that would be awesome... i love the chairs!!!
Its called styrene and you can get it at any hobby shop or industrial plastic supply.
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Hey i have a paper model of cherokee XJ body. If you guys want to give it a try and see if a whole body can be made.Good luck

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Old 08-24-2010, 07:40 AM
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if you want some good 3d paper models of some military vehicles, I have a website for that.

not sure on scale, i'm sure it varies per model. this deuce is 1:25 scale and the model and instructions are 26 pages long in pdf form.

http://www.4shared.com/dir/12160448/...9/modelik.html

these are a couple of pictures of the gmc m35a2 model from the site



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