Series I Land Rover SWB
by schlem, published
This is roughly based on the original 1959 Moko Lesney Matchbox toy, #12, Land Rover 86 inch wheelbase AKA SWB. A longer wheelbase (107 inches) was also available. bamca.org/cgi-bin/single.cgi?id=RW12a While I can't duplicate the finish of the original die cast, I can add details like spare tyres for mounting on the bonnet or rear bulkhead. There are two versions of the short-wheelbase body, one with a driver and one without.
If you haven't seen "The Gods Must Be Crazy" stop whatever you are doing and find, steal, or download (maybe all three) the movie. Here's a little snippet: youtube.com/watch?v=fxCJL6GGsdE
UPDATE 4/6/13 I have uploaded a double-sized version of the driverless Series I SWB, in several files. It is twice the size of the original Matchbox model, with upgraded Non-Directional-Tread (NDT) on the tires, a dubious vanity on my part. Some dimensions have been altered to better reflect a generic 86 inch wheelbase Series I - They came in a variety of subtly different styles. The bigger wheels necessitates bigger axles and retainers (hubs), included in the new plates. The fit is tight; you might want to drill out the wheels a bit.
Also, all the embellishments precipitated some non-manifoldness - which I easily solved using the Netfabb cloud fixing tool - you can too: netfabb.com/news.php
All tinkered in Tinkercad while I can.
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That would be awesome but unfortunately I only have a Solidoodle 3 with some upgrades and I'm limited to plastics. but if there was a way that I could print that model with Repetier-Host I would print out all different sizes in all different plastics
A number of months ago, I began embellishing this model with undercarriage bits, and just adding all kinds of details, including leaf springs, and suspended live axles. I kinda lost my steam as the model became more complicated and wouldn't slice properly. Maybe I'll revisit that project. One caveat - the detailed Series I would be suitable for FDM (extruder type) 3D printers; it would need to be printed using SLS technology, like available at Shapeways, but metals would be an option!
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Small version printed with 50% infill, larger version with 25%
NDT tyres updated 5-9-13 to fix symmetry problem.
5-20-13 If you have problems getting the large version of the tyres and axles to print, Thingiversian jeromemaurey has corrected the tyre plate here: ://www.thingiverse.com/thing:91441 Thanks!
Fix incorporated into double-sized plates. Thanks again!
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