Large Rolls-Royce Wraith.

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  1. xaero892

    xaero892 New Member

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    Ok, here goes...

    I work as a 2-tone masker at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

    After hearing about my "little" hobby, my manager has asked me if I would be willing/able to build a large model of one of the cars. I said I would like to give it a go as this is something I have been thinking about myself.

    To cut a long story short, we got the 3d model transferred to my pc and simplified to a standard that I could work with.

    We also decided on a 2-tone car in Arctic White and Twilight Purple.

    So far I have arranged parts for the bonnet and front bumper. I have also started a rough test build of the bonnet.

    The final model will be just over 1.1 metres in length.

    More to come soon. :)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I am sorry for this. We will get this taken care of ASAP!
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I have notified the proper people. :)
  4. xaero892

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    Thanks guys, I'll keep checking back and post them when it's sorted.
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    Picture upload is working.

    These first pictures are the 3d model as it arrived in my possession. The bright colouring is to differentiate between the top and bottom colours.

    I separated some parts to make it easier to work with them.

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    Next the external colouring was worked out. I showed some different combinations to my boss and it was decided it should be purple and white. We both thought the purple should be darker to match the real twilight purple that we produce.

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    That's going to be some project. You may have to "wet mold" some of the paper to get those curves. :)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This looks like it is going to be a very interesting project.
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    It will definately be "fun".
    Zathros, wet moulding may well be an advantage but I'll need some practice as I've not done it before.

    I separated the parts into individual files for export, then loaded the bonnet into pepakura to begin arranging the template layout.

    The bottom picture is a semi-final layout after rearranging.

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    Next comes the test build of the bonnet to see if / how it would all fit together.

    Please bear in mind that this is a test and the final model will be of better quality. ;)

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    I have got a little further with this but it's not quite finished. Also I have integrated another part to raise the heat shielding (the big black bit) on the underside to give it more relief.
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    During the bonnet build I have spent some time arranging parts for the front bumper. I will need to find some mesh for the lower grill but other than that it is ready for printing.

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    That's it for now, more as it progresses. :):)
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    Wow, your moving right along, very impressive!! :)
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    Extraordinary! Keep it coming, please! :)
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Will they be allowing you to share this model? It's a blast just seeing you make it!! Just curious. ;)
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    The design of the car is common knowledge and lots of people have reproduced it in cg models already so I cannot see a problem. I will double check just to be sure.

    Also while I'm here, the texturing inside...
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    Not sure how many of the switches will be buildable but I'm going to give them a go. ;)
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    A lot of those switches can be made by lightly punching the back of the paper with a toothpick filed down (or other rod shaped tool) the diameter you need, against a firm but hard surface, like your cutting board. This will raise the button on the front panel, and give you the desired texture. You can do this with thin normal printer paper, then when done, glue that sheet onto the actual dash, and you will have your textured dash. You'll have to try a few methods to get the feel for it, but it works, and for many other features too. :)
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    That's a great idea, will definately try that. Thanks Zathros, you're a legend. :Drinks:
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