IMPORTANT: Shapeways has recently tightened the requirements for all strong and flexible plastic materials! This means all N scale buses are now only available in frosted ultra detail materials! I know that this has resulted in some dramatic price increases, but frosted ultra detail is a much higher quality material anyway!(Edited)
Themikepeng@SethNeumann I see what you mean now, it's called black high definition acrylate or something like that. Wow, what a mouthful. Do you mean the lines that show up while painting? Yeah, those are kind of annoying. I'll keep an eye out for when this material releases.
Themikepeng@SethNeumann you mean frosted extreme detail? No, I haven't... but I might if I design something with really small parts
Themikepeng@integratey1 I used tamiya acrylic paint, and you have to paint everything over in white before you paint in any other color, or else the paint will seep through and spread, also in the video it shows where everything goes; you need white, black, red, orange, and silver paint
Themikepeng@cambronj ok I changed the original picture so now it shows the A car instead of the B car
Themikepeng@cambronj that's because the original picture shows the cab side of the B car, yeah kind of confusing
Themikepeng@cambronj Still not sure what you mean... I am sure that the front side window on the A car is much narrower than the rear side window
Themikepeng@cambronj Thanks for your help, I double and triple checked the A and B cab side windows using pictures and drawings. Maybe you mistaked one of my B cars for an A car. Also, the drawings are outdated and are a bit different from the actual car. I uploaded renders of the sides of the cars so that you can take another look. Also thanks for the disco ball logo because I was looking for that everywhere.
Themikepeng@pacbelt I guess I can make a wagon e70 too then! but i think i found the e30 you're looking for: http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOMICA-LIMITED-TL-0085-TOYOTA-COROLLA-LEVIN-1-59-TOMY-DIECAST-CAR-85-NEW-/321869026312?hash=item4af0e39408
Themikepeng@pacbelt is it close enough to do a e70 corolla? because i just happened to be starting on that car, an e30 corolla will be really hard with all those curves
Themikepeng@ewilson248 I personally think that working with a solid bus is better, however I happen to not have a solid D40lf, so if you would like a solid bus you will have to go with the xcelsior. However, this bus is very thin so window glazing installed on the inside won't look too bad. Just watch out for the walls because they are very brittle. For the glazing you could glue some clear styrene sheet plastic on the inside.
Themikepeng@rwhamm if you want a stand in for the 4th generation passat, you should look at this:
it's very similar to the "jetta cif", but it has the exact same front as the passat
Themikepeng@rwhamm thanks! i think i'm going to glue the wheels directly, but if you want to make an axle, you might be able to using a thin brass rod they sell at hobby shops
Themikepeng@rwhamm Yes it does come with wheels, however if you plan on ordering them, you should probably wait a week or so because I just ordered some and when I get them I will post pictures for you