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    Dymaxion car

    Probably a question for Lewis, but I'm curious if anyone's attempted to make am LW model of R. Buckminster Fullers Dymaxion car?

    An artist with Daz made one:
    https://www.daz3d.com/gallery/images/526691/

    Based on this:
    https://www.daz3d.com/bus-maxis

    ... but that's not actually available to buy, so easiest way may be to just do the same.

    Thought I'd inquire here though just in case.
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    ... but that's not actually available to buy,
    but it says right there... $16.95
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    The bus-maxis is but not the re-worked version. Even so, that ones only close. I've come across some drawings but not that great of rez. I'm sure I'll eventually get the bus-maxis just because, and keep researching.
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    ah,.. i see.

    shouldn't be too hard, but you'd need some good blueprint sheets +time.

    not sure what the cost would be.
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    Huh, I never had request or need to build THAT .

    Is it for commercial project or ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
    Huh, I never had request or need to build THAT .

    Is it for commercial project or ?
    No, entirely personal. A bit impractical perhaps but I always liked the look of it; Art Decco meets Steampunk.

    I'd always knew who Bucky Fuller was from my early college days when I was studying math/physics & very few people had even heard of BuckyBalls or Fullerene. One day when at U of O in Eugene in a Motion Graphics class (pre P.C. computer days) with my favorite prof, the door at the back of the class opened and a head popped through & said "Excuse me Dave, you available for lunch?" We all turned around and I said to myself, "Oh, my. That looks just like ..." just as Dave introduced us all to Buckminster Fuller. Turns out they'd been very close friends for decades.
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    Found some decent sized blue prints yesterday. This morning though, Daz dangled the model in front of me for $1.99. Kinda of a no brainer.
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