High detail Aptera Stl 3d model (first draft)

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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions High detail Aptera Stl 3d model (first draft)

  • High detail Aptera Stl 3d model (first draft)

  • Curtis Cibinel

    Member
    November 18, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    I just finished and released my first version of a high detail model of the aptera (including interior and moving wheels). Eventually I’m hoping to get the doors and hatch functional. This prints as many parts then is assembled / glued together. Windows are meant to be semi rigid clear plastic (ie laminate nothing and use the clear plastic).

    Some details are embossed or enhanced so they show up on a print. I’m still physically printing the first run myself so this is very much a beta release. Fdm printers may have challenges unless they print it huge.

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5140895

  • Leonard Nowak

    Moderator
    November 19, 2021 at 4:54 am

    I can’t believe the talent out there…

    Well done!

    And just before the Holidays.

    Got any Black Friday specials?πŸ˜‰

    Custom teardrop trailer next?

    • Curtis Cibinel

      Member
      November 19, 2021 at 9:54 am

      Peter’s bubble door and hinges are first. Maybe I’ll do a solar hatch/hood options after that. I’m unclear how a trailer hitch will connect to the car. Real world I’ll be making a custom lightweight kayak carrier trailer for my Aptera.

      As to printers for anyone wanting to get into to hobby get the cheapest mono screen resin printer. Deals should be around $140 usd this year. Resin is toxic so wear nitrite gloves and maintain good practises.

  • Curtis Cibinel

    Member
    November 28, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    After problems with my printer (dead screen) I just finished printing and painting my first mini Aptera. To simplify things I changed it to a simple stop/bottom clamshell (vs painting about 16 pieces). My painting skills aren’t great and this was about 3 inches long.

    PS: Lol just noticed I forgot to paint the lights / license plate…. Oops

    • Oz Man

      Member
      November 28, 2021 at 4:42 pm

      I’m going with I’m impressed. (the painting is probably that you didn’t spend enough time in your youth playing Dungeons and Dragons and painting the little miniatures.)

      • Curtis Cibinel

        Member
        November 28, 2021 at 6:25 pm

        Youth 🀣… Tuesday

        Ps: does anyone know if the hood will be black or the wrap color without the optional solar hood? All the alphas were essentially the solar hood but not hatch.

  • Markus Schmid

    Member
    November 28, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Wow, that’s one cool thing! An Aptera model car! πŸ‘πŸ»

    It looks really nice and proportions and shape seem to be quite accurate, congrats!

    Thanks for sharing this. So refreshing to see that kind of enthusiasm. πŸ™‚

  • Gordon NIESSEN Niessen

    Member
    November 28, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    Tried to download it and am getting a 404 error.

    • Curtis Cibinel

      Member
      November 28, 2021 at 9:37 pm

      Try again soon. Thingiverse is dumb when I make edits (uploaded these photos) it flakes out. In the future I’ll wait a day after updating to promote it on other platforms.

    • Markus Schmid

      Member
      November 29, 2021 at 6:58 am

      Hi Gordon, try to download the 4 files individually. This worked for me while the option “download all” gave me a 404 error as well.

  • Curtis Cibinel

    Member
    December 3, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    For anyone having download issues with thingiverse the files are now on cult3d. https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/aptera-beta-with-interior-and-moving-parts

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