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Madaboutcars on Shapeways
« on: October 20, 2016, 04:15:36 PM »
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This guy has a LOT of stuff!

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/madaboutcars?section=1%2F160&s=0

Anyone worked with any of them?

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Re: Madaboutcars on Shapeways
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2016, 10:27:36 PM »
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That's quite a premium price for a solid (ie filled windows) car, but if there was a sentimental favorite in the mix I'd probably fork it out!

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Re: Madaboutcars on Shapeways
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2016, 10:36:36 PM »
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I have about two dozen of his models. They are really high quality. in FXD, they are about the same quality as GHQ, with a lot more selection. In the case of passenger vehicles, I prefer the solid windows as the curved complex glass is impossible to replicate in a model this small.
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Re: Madaboutcars on Shapeways
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2016, 10:46:10 PM »
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That's quite a premium price for a solid (ie filled windows) car, but if there was a sentimental favorite in the mix I'd probably fork it out!


FYI
In most cases, the price shown is for 2 N Scale models.
So, if you like a 68 Buick Riviera, you'd get two of them at the price shown.
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Re: Madaboutcars on Shapeways
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2016, 01:50:39 AM »
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The variety is impressive. The dimensions shown are confusing, hard to tell what width and depth is. Converted to scale feet, the vehicles seem oversized, unless the dimensions shown are for both cars.

Taking his metric cm size, multiplying by 160 and dividing by 25.4 should yield proto size in feet; the cars look to big, unless again, the dimensions are for both vehicles and the length is actually the width :facepalm:

Anyone has real life experience with these?
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Re: Madaboutcars on Shapeways
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2016, 02:53:16 AM »
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The variety is impressive. The dimensions shown are confusing, hard to tell what width and depth is. Converted to scale feet, the vehicles seem oversized, unless the dimensions shown are for both cars.

Taking his metric cm size, multiplying by 160 and dividing by 25.4 should yield proto size in feet; the cars look to big, unless again, the dimensions are for both vehicles and the length is actually the width :facepalm:

Anyone has real life experience with these?
Thanks, Otto K.

Reading the short thread (linked in the 2nd post) it appears that @bbussey ordered some of those.

I'm fairly certain that the Shapeways dimensions are for whatever gets printed in a single order. So if the order is 2 cars then the dimensions will be combined size of both items.  Your calculations seem to confirm that.
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Re: Madaboutcars on Shapeways
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2016, 08:16:57 AM »
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Taking his metric cm size, multiplying by 160 and dividing by 25.4 should yield proto size in feet

Something seems off with that conversion. To convert cm into inch you divide by 2.54, while converting mm to inch you would divide by 25.4. Then you need to divide the inch value by 12 to get feet. Finally, multiply by 160 to get proto value. In other words: model size in cm x 160 / 2.54 / 12 = proto size in ft.  :D
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Re: Madaboutcars on Shapeways
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2016, 10:33:50 AM »
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Ah, it took a metric Canadian to set me straight  :D
I had conveniently moved the decimal point to 10x the size and just as conveniently skipped dividing by 12.
No wonder the cars seemed about 20% too big...
« Last Edit: October 21, 2016, 10:35:40 AM by Cajonpassfan »

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Re: Madaboutcars on Shapeways
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2016, 11:35:18 AM »
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Reading the short thread (linked in the 2nd post) it appears that @bbussey ordered some of those.

I'm fairly certain that the Shapeways dimensions are for whatever gets printed in a single order. So if the order is 2 cars then the dimensions will be combined size of both items.  Your calculations seem to confirm that.

I have no complaints.  Extremely well done, and quite a variety of models that never will be released in plastic.
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Re: Madaboutcars on Shapeways
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2016, 02:38:08 AM »
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               :| I agree, lots of makes and models you might not otherwise find, even a "Stinkin Rincon" however the ones from the 70's era are kind of out of my time period and painting would be kind of time consuming just like painting the two Ford TARDIS's I ordered after reading Ed's other post. Besides I still have a load of Rasputin's nice cars with see through windows and interiors to finish up. So far I have only built (finished two) as my shakey senior citizen hand's don't allow me to do much fine close up work any more. Nate Goodman (Nato).  :|

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Re: Madaboutcars on Shapeways
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2016, 05:56:42 PM »
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This guy needs a way for us to sort by year .

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Re: Madaboutcars on Shapeways
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2016, 07:54:05 PM »
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This guy needs a way for us to sort by year .

Bingo! +1!
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Re: Madaboutcars on Shapeways
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2017, 11:44:21 AM »
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So, I met this man, Jens yesterday in Pittsburgh.
Super nice guy.
He has plans to do every American car since like, the 30's.

The important part here is that he is making improvements. He is upgrading all the old models to two piece kits complete with...OPEN WINDOWS AND INTERIORS.
@tom mann and I were talking about glazing. In the photos tom took, it looked like you didn't really even need to glaze them. He will possibly post pics when he gets home. 
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Re: Madaboutcars on Shapeways
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2017, 11:49:29 AM »
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... The important part here is that he is making improvements. He is upgrading all the old models to two piece kits complete with...OPEN WINDOWS AND INTERIORS. ...

This is great news. Aside from the painting effort - to be made much easier with the two-piece design! - these are super candidates for populating auto racks. I have a couple of his cars in the painting queue, but will now hold off for the new releases.

Is there a way to give Jans a +1? :D
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