Heavy/Scratch: ER Datsun Wheels

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  1. Robots78

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    I like the Earthrise Datsun mold but was really disappointed with the cheap wheels with the exposed clips. So I decided to try and make my own 3D-printed wheels that covered up the clip. While I was at it, I also made different wheel and tire designs for each of the Datsun Autobots.
    • Prowl - police-style steel wheels that look great in either silver or black, riding on all-season tires
    • Bluestreak - the OEM 280ZX wheels referenced by the Masterpiece Datsun toys, with sport performance tires
    • Smokescreen - BBS mesh racing wheels like those used by the #38/83 Electramotive Datsun race car, wearing slick racing tires
    Each wheel and tire set prints separately, so the tires can be black and the wheels another color. These were tricky to design, as the clip pushed the outer face of the wheel pretty far out, leaving very little depth for adding details without making the wheels stick too far out.

    I've posted the files for these here on my Cults page: Download STL file Earthrise Datsuns (Prowl/Bluestreak/Smokescreen) Wheels & Tires • Template to 3D print ・ Cults

    Also, JRC Design has printed sets, as well as the files, available at his site: https://www.jrcdesignstore.com/shop?Collection=Robots+'78

    I've been really excited about completing these, as I think they really improve the look of the figures! I hope you all like them too!

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  2. Pessimus Terminal

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    These are awesome.
     
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    EXCELLENT !!!
     
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  5. Torasek

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    Wow! These are brilliant! I've designed a hubcap cover to hide the weird pegs, but these are on another level!
     
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    Wow these are amazing! Such a big difference with these wheels!
     
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  7. roaddemon2001

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    Why do you make me want these? I don't even have these Bots.
     
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  8. theEmpressive

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    Well, those are beautiful and I just bought the files so thank you for your amazing work. I look forward to painting them and adding them to my Datsun bros! ❤❤
     
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  9. NemesisJazz

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    Sick you are one talented dude!
     
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  10. autobot prowl

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    These turned out really nice!
     
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    These are all kinds of awesome. wish I could get them but I don’t have a printer. Are you including the wheels along with rim designs?
     
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  13. BattleGurijiba

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    Fantastic work. The attention to detail is great. The new wheels look beautiful on the Datsuns.
     
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    Nice! Those look sharp with the new wheels.
     
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    Very nice
     
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    JRC Designs is selling prints of the wheels: https://www.jrcdesignstore.com/shop?Collection=Robots+'78
    It includes the wheels/rims and the tires.

    Definitely on my radar!
     
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  17. Vanya

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    NICE!! Love these!
     
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    They all look great, a welcome change from the original look!
     
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