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    3D scan, print, modeling etc

    With the technology that exists out there these days are people scanning the real car to produce the kits? I imagine scanning a real car, then scanning the stripped down diner car, then 3D modeling the molds/parts to fit over the donor perfectly. Anyone doing that sort of thing?

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    Ivan Sentch is building an Aston Martin DB4 by 3D printing it (one 105mm section at a time). http://replicadb4.com/

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    I wonder if he will finish it before Aston get their new DB4 GTs out for sale?

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    If I was smarter and/or decided to wait a few years more I'd have done mine like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncrazyballa View Post
    Very interesting. Is equipment for scanning something large like a car affordable these days? Let me know some of the key players for this sort of hardware. I did a couple quick searches and it looks like hand held scanners are used for this sort of thing.

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    You can use a projector and hd webcams. Its called david scanner something.
    If you try to master a perfect fit... these are the kind of deviations that cause divorces and passion for a project to end as a dud.
    Im using an already made model for my donor... accurate or not.., one could compare the dimensions to the donor and adjust a ball park wrap around kit.

    First step would be to get a CNC (diy?) machine running... then sell it once you finish the molds.
    Last edited by ArashB; 12-27-2016 at 12:05 AM.
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