Sunday, 31 May 2015

Lada Roadster

A new model for the collection. This time it is a prototype showed in 2000. And it is a Roadster made by... yes! by Lada. The car is build on the platform of the Kalina, but used an engine from the racing Ladas producing 106hp. The tiny roadster, weighting 900kg, had an acceleration of 9 seconds to 100km and a top speed of around 200km/h. The most interesting thing is however it's hardtop: The shape of the roof and the trunk were identical, so when folded hardtop was resting on the trunk. So no difficult folding mechanisms which take most of the space in the trunk.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Maksi - little car with big ambitions

Together with the Barkas B1100 a second 3d printed car has arrived. That is the VNIITE Maksi. The body is printed in UV cured acryl polymer, which gives a much much better surface quiality. Interior and underbody is printed in cheaper polyamid. There it is:

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Very small Barkas B1100

The next car that was to be 3D printed was the Barkas B1100. I tried a different material - UV cured acrylic polymer and a different scale - 1:87.The result is very very nice!  If you like the car you already can order it on Shapeways

A bit of oldschool

In far 2006 I joined a team of enthousiast developing a russian mod for GTA San Andreas. It was called GTA - Criminal Russia by CR-Team. After a couple of years we decided to develop our own game - a truck simulator on the roads of Russia, called Headlight. Today I want to share with you the models I created for the game:

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Full color Olympic bear

The Olympic Bear is now colored as well. I created a texture for it, and it was printed directly in color!

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Barkas B1100, forgotten DDR van

Another forgotten concept from the DDR is the Barkas B1100 from 1971. It was developed at the end sixties, and was meant to be the Successor of the B1000 model. The two stroke engine was replaced by the engine from the Moskvich 412. Sadly only three prototypes were built, from which one remained in the museum in Frankenberg near Dresden.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Second experience in 3D printing

The first car I chose to be 3D printed in the scale 1:43 was the NSU RO80 by Pininfarina from 1971. Very distinctive car for it's time - a four seats sedan with a Wankel engine and a roof that could be folded down on the trunk: