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DIY: How I 3D Printed my Honda Amaze model

My father and I have collected over 250+ miniature models of common Indian cars over all these years, and I am absolutely in love with our collection.

BHPian CaptainRudy recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

I'm just a teenager who's waiting to earn his learner's permit this year. But I'm also a teenager who's super into cars and miniatures! So after lurking here for a long time, I thought I'd finally post this.

My father and I have collected over 250+ miniature models of common Indian cars over all these years, and I am absolutely in love with our collection.

Pictured of a few: my Swift, Alto, Qualis, and yes the classic City and Palio (both among my rarest).

However, I was very disheartened to find out that my family's newest car, the Honda Amaze, had no miniature model available to buy! I knew I had to do something.

So, I set out on a path I had never treaded before. 3D printing.

Now, coming to how I did it. I am a complete amateur at 3D modelling, but decided to go ahead anyway. After spending what was probably 4 or 5 hours watching Blender tutorials on Youtube, I decided I was ready to begin. For those who may not know, Blender is a free, open-source 3D modelling software.

Finally, after spending an unhealthy amount of days (and sleepless nights), my 3D model was ready after all. This is what it looked like:

This ladies and gentlemen, is my first ever 3D model, as well as my first 3D print! One could definitely say I'm more than a "little" proud of it.

The wheels and mirrors had to be attached with glue post-production. Though this model is purely static, I hope to build one which would be more interactive someday.

Coming to the process of actually printing out the product, I sadly did not possess a 3D printer of my own and thus had to get it done from a shop within my city which I found through Google Maps. The process was fairly simple, just had to mail them the file and complete the transaction. The model was delivered the very next day (took about 6 hours to print).

I am very glad about how it turned out, and I thought I should share it here with my fellow BHPians. Suggestions are welcome!

Here's what BHPian Turbojc had to say on the matter:

To sum it up in one word - Amaze-ing!

I too collect scale model cars, and the dearth of India-specific models such as the Amaze is a sad fact. Only Mahindra and Tata offer scale models of their cars. Centy is one manufacturer that makes unlicensed versions of popular Indian cars, but they are more toys rather than models.

I must commend the fact that you did not let unavailability stand in your way of getting one nevertheless. Kudos to you!

Your model looks pretty accurate. Could you walk us through how you measured your car and translated the dimensions to that of your model?

Great job, and keep up the good work!

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