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Alfonzo
03-11-2008, 07:09 PM
Ok guys, I'm looking for someone who can produce the pattern / mold to make me a polycarbonate (lexan) bodyshell. What I need is someone who has the skills to 'style' a bodyshell, someone with a bit of artistic flair. Are Racecraft still in business? Who do Schumacher, etc use? :confused:

Over to you.:)

Tom3012
03-11-2008, 07:13 PM
what do you want the shell for??

_sleigh_
03-11-2008, 07:20 PM
Who do Schumacher, etc use?

Not sure about currently, but they always used to do all the bodyshell work in-house. Can't remember the chaps name, but he had talent that's for sure.

Alfonzo
03-11-2008, 07:25 PM
I want the shell for a buggy I have designed (1:10th). I don't have the artistic talent to create a decent looking bodyshell. I assume the manufacturers work a clay master or something, or perhaps work straight from a 3D cad model via a multiaxis machining center to produce a master??

mattym0310
03-11-2008, 07:47 PM
lets see the buggy then :)

Alfonzo
03-11-2008, 07:50 PM
Will do once I've got a bit more done! It's getting there. :)

mrspeedy
06-11-2008, 03:29 PM
Hi mate, I make custom shells and wings for micro's at the mo like these - www.uk-microrc.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=10368

The moulds are all custom made by hand to our own design then the shells are professionally manufactured in polycarbonate for us.

I'd be happy to design a one off for you. What do you have in mind ?

Si.

Alfonzo
07-11-2008, 09:37 AM
Mr Speedy - you've got PM :)