My 3D printing page. Will update with information soon.
I have been able to recreate parts for my restoration using an entry level 3D printer. I use tinkercad to create the replica parts. So far I have an interior for the Corgi Ecurie Ecosse, interior fot the Corgi Studebaker Golden Hawkm and sterring wheels for various models. In my experience so far, there are a few tricks required to make successful parts, some of which I shall reveal. Images and help to follow:
This is the progress I am making to recreate the Ecurie Ecosse interior. It is not an exact reproduction but allows for the original windows to fit and a roof lining that allows for windows to be cut and glued.
I am amazed how the printer deals with overhangs. Given that the printer prints in layers, it relies on having something to print on. So what it does is to create a scaffold to print on as demonstrated below. The scaffold simply breaks off.
The interior is for the Corgi Studebaker Golden Hawk.
The current status of my 3D printer is OFFLINE and POOR quality. It is being replaced.
I have recently discovered the SVG mode for creating complex curves. I take a picture of the model and edit it with Photoshop, creare an outline and save the outline. Using Adobe Express to conver the image to SVG and importing that to Tinkercad.