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1:76 Austin Maestro [message #40144] Mon, 12 December 2011 17:33 UTC Go to next message
avatar paulburkittgray  is currently offline paulburkittgray
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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WXZUKtPRHkk/TuYpYtjmp_I/AAAAAAAAEk4/1lTWZlHOITI/s720/PC120249b.jpg

My OO scale model of an Austin Maestro turned up today. It can be printed in either FD or FUD. I've ordered the FD version first on the basis that if it works in that material, it will definitely work in FUD.


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-OwuMWcuBWzg/TuYoBRci8hI/AAAAAAAAEj0/_fleg6eV-xM/s720/PC120217b.jpg

The model consists of the body, chassis, wheels, headlamps and tail lamps as separate pieces.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dF7icb5tdeo/TuYon8lpmvI/AAAAAAAAEkM/Up6AVmqkTv4/s720/PC120224b.jpg

3D printing means the interior can include a details like the steering wheel and open headrests.


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-tBZIJ9erZ3U/TuYo_3bcsXI/AAAAAAAAEko/LQFfFdm_uUE/s720/PC120244b.jpg

It has printed very well, though of course it will benefit from some careful sanding and painting to smooth the surface.


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZrhtaHDNTk0/TuYpJVq-6GI/AAAAAAAAEkw/hrXvG2Ez8lI/s720/PC120234b.jpg

For the photos I have done a dry run assembly without any glue, and haven't put the lights in place to avoid any chance of losing them.


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-sIVT62ZK5Tk/TuYoMmlpeDI/AAAAAAAAEkE/llykitdCGAg/s800/PC120254b.jpg


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rLAtyYzZeHY/TuYozY8en-I/AAAAAAAAEkg/ubgoeFmvuCY/s640/PC120232b.jpg


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6JLAgIQQrFc/TuYpbfseeDI/AAAAAAAAElA/oEndKRxRFtg/s640/PC120246b.jpg

The model's page in my shop is here. There's also various other versions, including the car in HO and N scales, with metal rather than plastic bumpers, as well as a model of the Maestro van.

Paul
Re: 1:76 Austin Maestro [message #40159 is a reply to message #40144 ] Mon, 12 December 2011 23:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well done on this. I wonder what the difference between FD and FUD will be? The FD looks perfectly good in the photos. Any recommendations for painting? Do post photos of the finished item. I will definitely be buying one of these.

Looking forward to seeing more 1:76 scale vehicles from this period soon.
Re: 1:76 Austin Maestro [message #40440 is a reply to message #40159 ] Sun, 18 December 2011 13:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Bunrattypark, the FUD version has thinner walls around the windows, so the glazing will be closer to flush and more realistic looking. The smoother surface with FUD also means it will need a bit less work when sanding and painting.

With regards to painting, I'm using the car to test Halfords car spray paints on printed models. If they work I'll also use them on my 1995 stock tube train.

I've given the car a first coat of paint, which helps show the areas that need more sanding, and shows the shape better in photos.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-d6NhPK_AL70/Tu3c5yZ5PlI/AAAAAAAAElk/SaVVVOv90aM/s640/PC180255.JPG

There's some layering noticeable on the roof and bonnet, but nothing beyond what a bit of painting and sanding can sort out.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-73DXhLo_pxc/Tu3c56B1Y9I/AAAAAAAAElg/u4yjIwV2ZuQ/s640/PC180262.JPG

For the body I'm using white primer and for the interior grey, to best match the intended final colours.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-QGwn_YJVjPs/Tu3c6dWO_6I/AAAAAAAAElo/LGCcOVqnl5M/s640/PC180263.JPG

Unfortunately, the steering wheel fell off while I was cleaning the model. I'll have to include a replacement in my next order, and perhaps add a spare into the model on Shapeways.


Paul
Re: 1:76 Austin Maestro [message #40546 is a reply to message #40440 ] Tue, 20 December 2011 17:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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With a few more coats of paint the rough surface of the plastic has been mostly smoothed out.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-l_1cMUKwmKs/TvC-BsXTEtI/AAAAAAAAEmc/jCIIDEcp2E4/s720/PC200274.JPG

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EXFISyWoJZc/TvC9775srnI/AAAAAAAAEmg/hay2K6Ih_mI/s800/PC200277.JPG

After a bit of sanding it should be ready for the coloured paint - I'm planning on bright red.

Paul
Re: 1:76 Austin Maestro [message #40619 is a reply to message #40546 ] Thu, 22 December 2011 01:18 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The Maestro has now been painted in bright boy-racer red, using a spraycan from Halfords.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-J2sph9JfG-8/TvKDuvp7bDI/AAAAAAAAEnQ/Q8s2UlN1z4w/s720/PC220286.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qWQzwjA1peE/TvKDoaGPz7I/AAAAAAAAEnI/Ay22bcjPhMA/s720/PC220291.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V7N9nc-An88/TvKDrUQHEMI/AAAAAAAAEnM/6P_3XEHOzeM/s640/PC220294.JPG

Once it's had a full 24 hours to dry I can start painting the interior and the various external details.

Paul
Re: 1:76 Austin Maestro [message #40621 is a reply to message #40619 ] Thu, 22 December 2011 02:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow, this looks great. Could you tell me how large this is? By that I mean, a size comparison pic, perhaps next to...a hot wheels car? It's hard to picture size from just measurements.

The car itself though looks great. It looks very realistic and...well I don't know how you can managed to sculpt such an intricate care shape. Wish I could do that. Smile
Re: 1:76 Austin Maestro [message #40629 is a reply to message #40621 ] Thu, 22 December 2011 08:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What software did you use to model the Maestro, it looks fantastic.

Did you go off a real car, plans or a model?
Re: 1:76 Austin Maestro [message #40636 is a reply to message #40629 ] Thu, 22 December 2011 11:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-hGoDgozF8Fo/TvMU8C-815I/AAAAAAAAEnc/Opdwx0R2tBo/s640/PC220301.JPG

Treadshot A1 and jmrben, many thanks for your compliments.

Treadshot, I'm afraid all my toy cars are in a box in the garage. I know this is still measurements, but hopefully it will give you a better idea of the size. If you're into model railways, 1:76 is OO, the most common scale in the UK, and very close to HO / 1:87, the most common scale in Europe and the US.

jmrben, I used Blender to design the model, working from some fairly basic plans I found on the net and lot of photos. I don't think I've seen a real Maestro around for quite a few years now.

Paul

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Re: 1:76 Austin Maestro [message #40637 is a reply to message #40636 ] Thu, 22 December 2011 12:45 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey Paul,

Your Maestro is looking good!
The last one I had my hands on was my father's which he gave to me when it's computer died - so I broke it for spares, I believe I still have a few parts buried in my garage.

FUD is amazing for OO scale detail.

Paul
Re: 1:76 Austin Maestro [message #40653 is a reply to message #40637 ] Thu, 22 December 2011 19:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@stop4stuff That must have been pretty cool. Smile

@paulburk Great work! I'm loving the paint job.


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Re: 1:76 Austin Maestro [message #40665 is a reply to message #40144 ] Thu, 22 December 2011 22:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looking excellent, well done!

Can you give us specific information on the paint used? I have had horrendous difficulty painting WSF models, and I'd love to know just what paint you used here. What is the spray paint, is it acrylic, or cellulose, or enamel, or something else?

Many thanks...
Re: 1:76 Austin Maestro [message #40683 is a reply to message #40665 ] Fri, 23 December 2011 12:16 UTC Go to previous message
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Stop4stuff, ana and Bunrattypark, thanks for your compliments.

Stop4stuff, this print is actually FD, the detail will hopefully be even sharper on FUD versions.

Bunrattypark, I'm using Halfords car spray paints, which were recommended to me by several other railway modellers. According to the internet they are acrylic, though they don't say so anywhere on the cans or the Halfords website. Specifically, the white and grey undercoats were Halfords Plastic Primer, and the red is Halfords Vauxhall Flame Red, chosen as a close match to London Underground red for my tube train.

Paul

 
   
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