Model: (Click to see more) 58035: Wild Willy Willys M38
Status: Extra info
Date: 30-Aug-2013
Comments: 15
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Some more pictures of the hard top, now primed & painted. I am glad I took my time with measuring up everything real good, and the parts are designed to interlock into each other. I did not screw 'em together for the pics as I am not done with paint or detailing yet, also I am about to put in windows etc. The parts are only snapped together for the pics, but still they are secure. The clip inside the roof holds every thing down.


There are not many surface details (rivets, latches etc)) on an orgiginal Willys hard top, but I might 'fake' some small details in the CAD files. I have made some rivets, visible in some of the pics, but may add some minor details to it...




If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Wild Willy M38 ::: Hard Top Preview

Comments

delux

30-Aug-2013

Looks awesome mate! Like I said I'm keen on a couple of these!

SRB Bloke

30-Aug-2013

A perfectionist like you is 100% right. It does need a bit more detail even if the original didn't have any. Its got that 3D printed texture to it as well, but a little sanding should loose that.
Seems wierd seeing a WW with a roof but looks good.

simensays

30-Aug-2013

Due ti the size of the roof part, it has to be printed in the material Strong Flexible White, and the side panels is printed in Strong Flexible White Polished, with a smoother surface. I sanded the roof down slightly, with a 600 grit sand paper, but didn't want to sand too much, as not to sand away the rivet details on the sides and the back. There are a few printlines visible, but they can easily be sanded away if desired. I actually like them on this part, as it gives the hard top that flexiglass feel when painted. I might design a couple of add-on details to be mounted alater, like a rear spot light etc, but might inlude some vents, a grab handle and so on, make the rivots a bit larger also. I do not want to many out of place details, and it helps the overall look a lot when the spare tire & jerry can is mounted, glass in the window frames, and Willy himself is in the drivers seat. With so many WW in my collection, it is getting hard to come up with new variations for them, but this is a fun project finally coming together very well.

simensays

30-Aug-2013

@Delux - I'll make it available on my Shapeways page soon if you'd like.

BeetleOne

30-Aug-2013

I would love to use that body with that sharp and neat hard top for a scale project!

Grumpy pants

30-Aug-2013

The roof addition looks fantastic. Photo 1 reminds me of an episode of mash. Great job, I'm looking forward to seeing it detailed.

MAD-BEE

30-Aug-2013

Like it!

wildwillydriver

30-Aug-2013

Fantastic mate, this is a work of art!
Bye.
WWD

Toykid

31-Aug-2013

Just fantastic, now all you need is a 3D printed driver

R/CVET

31-Aug-2013

Really great idea...looks so great! Wow.

IBIFTKH

31-Aug-2013

Superb, I want one!
Please let us know when they're available...

mongoose1983

2-Sep-2013

Brilliant!!!

JennyMo

25-Sep-2013

Stunning! I may have to get one of these too when they are available!

simensays

25-Sep-2013

The WW hardtop has been available for about a week now, but I haven't made it officaial yet, as I would like to take some better pics. All I can say, is that it works great! [Click here]

Pintopower

7-Jan-2014

This manufacturing is going to change the hobby.


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