Old volvos (and new ones) rule. bad ass build man
Nice work on the dashboard Dagabba!!
How are you going to do the different meters?
Thanks Beanos! Yeah, I'm trying to work that out. Probably print some graphics, just need to get the resolution high enough. I could mount on lexan and put an LED behind... but I also don't want loads of wiring... so many possibilities- best part of a scratch build but sometimes too many options for me to procrastinate over!
to have a quality print with a quality image too, it is better to do it on glossy photo paper! The classic printing paper tends to absorb the ink and make the print blurred on very small details...
Dag, I just read this whole thread over the course of a few days, and man, I can only dream for the level of detail you are putting into this. I currently have a unpublished build that I'm working on that is striving for this detail.
Drool worthy....so cool to watch this progress. Absolutely next level details, from that tire well, suspension design, under hood work to the dash, simply amazing!!!!
Very well said ^^^^^^^^^^^^
Each piece has been a absolute joy to look at.
Beautiful dash details!
To do the backlit gauges really well, you'll want some ''printer transparency paper'' clear plastic sheets that worked with overhead projectors, and take inkjet nicely. Ink takes even longer to dry than photopaper. You'll probably want a light diffuser behind it.
This is just absolutely brilliant!
Yup- I guess that's probably the same as the PVA I used? I've noticed you can also peel it off when it's on thickly, could make for some cool exposed foam effects on an old banger.I've used wood glue to coat the foam after shaping and to seal it for painting. Then I used regular Krylon acrylic spray paint on it. So long as the surface is completely covered the foam won't react. However, if the item might experience some flexing the wood glue surface can crack and it will show through the paint. I used to own an old Volvo 850 Turbo wagon and I loved the seats! They really knew how to make comfortable easy handling cars. Sadly the rest of the interior bits - the dash and the plastics were crap and when the engine quit I jinked it because the interior was chock full of broken stuff. I wished I took the seats out though!