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Old 19th July 2017, 21:45
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Looks good , are you going to fit the Spider badges too ?
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Old 19th July 2017, 21:52
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No, I'm just sticking with the California badge. Not going to put the wing vent covers and grills on either.
Saw a couple of cars with chrome or silver painted wiper arms, to me it just drew your eyes to them and I think they are better left as they are so your eye is not drawn to them. Older stainless/chrome wipers seem to be simpler with less parts so your eye is not so drawn to them.
I feel the shape is so perfect that it really doesn't need any other embellishments
I have a lovely old chrome GB plate that I had been saving for the car but again will not now be fitted.
I also have the alloy strips that were intended for the door tops and I was going to fit them to the top of the sills, not sure on this at the moment as I can't find the bloody things, or the n/s window weather strip that I put so carefully to one side.

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Old 23rd July 2017, 23:03
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Have a look at Fusion 360 from autodesk, free for private use and although it may look complex to start it really is not too hard. Just follow the video tutorials.

for a smooth surface print in ABS and then use acetone vapor to smooth the surface. (put some acetone in a jar, hang the print from the lid, close it and heat to 55-60C...)
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Old 24th July 2017, 23:17
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I've been building and ironing the kinks out of my 3d printer for the last 18mths....long story, too much to do. Mines a Reprap Kossel clone, delta geometry thing.

Found the following...

1.There are few good integrated workflow apps that go from drawing to sliced gcode and machine control but I find SketchUp and pronterface seem to do an ok job.
2.Setting up and calibration can be a pain
3. Extrude settings ditto particularly as it changes per material
4. ABS results are appalling to non existent without a heated bed.

Good luck!
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Old 25th July 2017, 12:02
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I have used sketchup to design my cabin/sauna/hot tub so might look at the newer versions of that. Fusion360 seems popular too.

Calibration, settings, temperature seem to cause most issues on the forums.

Mine has a heated bed and came with a reel of abs as well as pla so will try both. Might even build an enclosure for abs work.

First thing is to finish building it. The instructions are not that clear and finish before the printer is built.
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Old 26th July 2017, 00:31
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I've been migrating my machine to Repetier Firmware and Host tonight. Very neat integrated solution plus allows for nearly complete remote control. Few firmware nuances to iron out...

Also, assessed my blocked extruder. I've managed to properly block the hot end by running the fan too much - normally only the terminal end goes but I've filled up further back. Oops.
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Old 26th July 2017, 12:14
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any online tutorials for sketchup? i like the idea of it but dont know where to begin
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Old 26th July 2017, 12:46
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Fusion360 is possibly better than sketchup and you get sent tutorial details
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