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Post March 30th, 2019, 6:07 am

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Hi!
Here is my newest model! It is re-creation of a car of the GateKeeper roller coaster located in Cedar Point, USA. I have found no drawing of this B&M coaster, so one of the big steps of this project was to model the car on a CAD software. You’ll find several inaccuracies about pieces’ shapes and colors, but the final result suits me. The car’s dimensions are 44 x 11 x 15 cm^3. The model is placed on a homemade base and is illuminated by 21 LEDs. The base is powered by an USB port.

I can send you all STL file you want if you need it, so just ask! I just remind you that no piece is certified to be exactly like the original.

The main steps of this project were:
- To find pictures of the real coaster and to recover some screenshots on the NL2 software (blueprints for Solidworks)
- To model the car on Solidworks. The final assembly is made of approx. 160 pieces.
- To print all pieces on my 3D printer (CR-10 with a PLA filament)
- To smooth all pieces’ surfaces with the XTC-3D resin and a sandpaper
- To paint all pieces with an aerograph and a brush
- To make the base of the model and its electronics part
- To assemble all pieces and to varnish it

This project took approx. 200 hours of work.

Here are the pictures of the car modelled in Solidworks (materials and textures have not been assigned). The next post presents the final result ! What do you think ?
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Post April 3rd, 2019, 11:57 am
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Looks awesome! Well done!
Coastercount: 1171 (I've seen the world and it's horrid contraptions... @.@)
- Wood: 135
- Steel: 1036

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