Dag's 1978 Volvo 245 dl estate

dagabba

Supporting Member
Old volvos (and new ones) rule. bad ass build man

Thanks man, Forza Volvo!

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!
 

Mr Beanos

Supporting Member
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...
 

JonFoster

Did someone say "Bronco?"
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 I currently have a unpublished build that I'm working on that is striving for this detail.
 

dagabba

Supporting Member
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...

That's great knowledge, thanks Franck! I'll get hold of some!

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 I currently have a unpublished build that I'm working on that is striving for this detail.

Thanks Jon! It does take a long time... but fun to see it gradually progress. Post your build! Sounds interesting!
 

dagabba

Supporting Member
So... this being a Volvo thread... I've made another box. :biggthumpup:
Added some little details too:

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joe122

Supporting Member
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!!!!
 

Frizzen

Member
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.
 

dagabba

Supporting Member
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!!!!

Thanks so much Scott!

Very well said ^^^^^^^^^^^^

Each piece has been a absolute joy to look at.

Simply amazing.

Thanks Beers!!

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.

Very helpful, Thanks Frizzen!

This is just absolutely brilliant!

Thanks Shannwah!!


This is having a little pause now while I get the Simca together... I also need to do some gauge printing and ABS printing... then finish the inside details and I'll finally be starting the paint work.
 
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