Land Rover Defender Dashboard part 4

With the center section forming we can add some controls and vents to add more realism.  The first part I started with was the clock and upper vents.

I am worries that these vents might be too thin but we will check that with Shapeways online tools later when we upload the model.

The next part I added was some lower climate controls and buttons.

More controls for some other climate settings and vent directional dials.  It is a careful balance that you need to have when making a model for 3D printing.  There are printing requirements that you have to meet, at a minimum, in order for the model to be processed for printing.

This next area is one where I had to make sure my thicknesses were slightly above the .7mm min thickness for walls.

And the dials that go on each side of these controls.

The client wanted the touch screen radio style of dashboard so we used those pictures to get an idea of how it should look.

And to round off this session we did a quick add of the round vents at the top on either side of the center vents.  Careful consideration will be given to these vents and the top area as it is an eyeballed type of area.  We are guessing and using the pictures to attempt to judge the position, height and shape of these vents.

With this portion done on the center part of the dashboard we can move onto the right side and work on adding more details there.

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Christopher lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden where he enjoys his passion for radio controlled vehicles. He spends his spare time working on various projects involving scale RC trucks and 3D modeling.

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