Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Excuse my tardiness, this still qualifies for our friends on the west coast. I mentioned I wanted to make a Mercedes Benz 300SEL AMG “Red Pig” to go with my 70's Tuetonic racers. I didn’t have any immediate luck, but I was able to try out this Le Mans prototype of the same make.

Illustration for article titled 3D Thursday: Silver Shadow
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Had to snatch a pic with the diecast predecessor GT40. This car is the Sauber C9 powered by Mercedes and was actually nicknamed the “Silver Arrow” as it dawned solid silver body work. This model was posted by OrdSolutions, but is a remix of another one on thingiverse. As I’ve said before, my preferred method is solid body and 4 wheels. Second method is spilt down the middle. It really just depends on the application.

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Illustration for article titled 3D Thursday: Silver Shadow

Since most of my collection is 1:64, I decided to try that out. Plus it’s pretty cost and time effective for trying a new model and still getting decent detail. I am definitely impressed, it’s a simple classic shape. I even measured the length to get it to scale... but this model doesn’t include the roughly 2 foot wing out back. So the scale is probably more like 1:50 as you can see compared to the true-to-scale AutoWorld.

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Illustration for article titled 3D Thursday: Silver Shadow

I still really enjoy it, especially with the fun wheel design. I’ll have to draw up my own wing, but the will be fairly simple compared to this hard part. I’ll have to throw a little silver paint on it to keep it true to form.

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Pro tip: Don’t snap white on white!

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