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Old 08-18-2023, 09:05 AM
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I'm kinda proud of this thing. I haven't actually printed it out, yet, but it's coming. I gotta get the multi-color/material filament splicer for my printer first (it's on order), and figure out how to use it, but the solid model is ready to slice.

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Guys,

Welp.... It's finally done.





I'm not totally happy with the porosity in the lettering, and I intend to fix it and reprint it. But I'm happy with it, overall, and it's along for the ride for now. I think it turned out way better than the original renderings did.



I printed this one up for a buddy of mine that bought our old 236 Sport Cuddy:






Printed this one up recently. Yes, It's spoken for. Betcha can't figure out who.....



I'm gonna work out the surfacing on this one as well. I know what caused the bumps and weird pattern.



I'm planning on doing the Etsy or Shopify thing, or something similar, labeled as "Custom" hitch plugs. I've got models for Baja and Fountain already, as well, and I can "paint" them however they are wanted and use whatever filament color is requested. I can also design models for just about any MFR/logo, boating or otherwise. Drop me a PM if you'd be interested in one.

Still trying to figure out what they'd be worth. Doing some research, I'm seeing pricing for commercial/contract 3DP work all over the map, but one recurring theme seems to be double material cost plus minimum wage for print time. It sounds reasonable for truly commercial contract work, but it would put something like this ridiculously out of touch, since they are typically a 24hr print, give or take. What do you guys think? What's a fair price?

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The orange red matches deddppl's truck.......Id be cautious if you produce those for sale Big daddy might come a calling.....unless you like dealing with lawyers
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Originally Posted by F-2 Speedy
The orange red matches deddppl's truck.......Id be cautious if you produce those for sale Big daddy might come a calling.....unless you like dealing with lawyers
Speedy,

Oh, Im not unaware. I intend to tread pretty lightly. But first theyd have to discover it. Then, I believe all they can really do is issue a C&D order. If I ignored that, Id likely be up the creek. The first thing Id do, and I may try and get ahead of this, is to try and negotiate permissions. I cant imagine theyd really care much. Its not like Im undercutting them. But I do get it. Ive already spoken briefly to Neil Wallace at PQ about it. While he didnt give me a thumbs up, he also didnt slam the door on it. We spoke about some minor material compensation in exchange for permission. Well see where it goes.

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Im referring to the Cig logo not the others
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