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Revell BMW i8-Do someone make the correct wheels?


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Porsnatic
09-01-2015, 07:36 PM
I want to know if there's someone that makes the correct wheels or if there's someone that can make them in 3D Printing.

Thanks!

BVC500
09-02-2015, 07:44 AM
I don't know of any aftermarket company producing the wheels yet. Give it time, as the kit was just introduced. If the aftermarket doesn't produce them, then you'll need to find someone who can.

jano11
09-04-2015, 02:52 PM
Would be good to know what those needed wheels look like. A picture would be helpful.

stratos75
09-04-2015, 06:09 PM
What wheel do you mean? I know at least two styles, excluding the prototype style.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5353/14224223.54/0_b289c_58baf959_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/731292)

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3001/14224223.54/0_b289d_eae510e1_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/731293)

hirofkd
09-04-2015, 07:22 PM
I think what OP means to say is the size, not the design.

liya_leacree
09-04-2015, 07:32 PM
i cannot help you with this, but as i know the 3D Printing is more complex for use. Maybe making the correct wheels for your model will earlier.

jano11
09-05-2015, 10:13 AM
I think what OP means to say is the size, not the design.

Making the rims in other sizes is not difficult, the issue will be with getting the right tires for the new rims.
Both can be 3D printed, though they will not be cheap, probably will cost more then the kit itself.

Lownslow
09-06-2015, 12:40 PM
I have rough sketches of the bottom set but i naturally like my wheels oversized.

Porsnatic
09-06-2015, 06:41 PM
What I meant originally is the first wheel..


https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5353/14224223.54/0_b289c_58baf959_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/731292)

stratos75
09-07-2015, 12:32 PM
They looks not too complex. I think, I can try. Do you need new tyres also?

stratos75
09-07-2015, 02:39 PM
Just for the information. My last work for a customer.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5820/14224223.54/0_b2c6e_aeda55f7_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/732270)

Porsnatic
09-07-2015, 03:31 PM
Well..I guess kit's tires can be used..

They looks not too complex. I think, I can try. Do you need new tyres also?

stratos75
09-07-2015, 04:34 PM
Let's start!
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4417/14224223.54/0_b2c6f_a4275ded_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/732271)

stratos75
09-07-2015, 05:50 PM
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3500/14224223.54/0_b2c70_2921b40a_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/732272)


That's it for today. )))

griffin-gt40
09-07-2015, 06:11 PM
Just for the information. My last work for a customer.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5820/14224223.54/0_b2c6e_aeda55f7_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/732270)

Mikhail,

Nice work, very nice indeed. Mind if I ask what you charge for something like this? I have a project that needs some custom wheels made. Let me know if you could possible take on another project.

David

stratos75
09-08-2015, 05:04 AM
griffin-gt40: Thank you David! For me it is not a way to make money. That was some help for my friend. He paid me 2000RUB for this CAD model (about 29$). Mostly I do it for fun, like in case of BMW i8.

griffin-gt40
09-08-2015, 05:19 AM
griffin-gt40: Thank you David! For me it is not a way to make money. That was some help for my friend. He paid me 2000RUB for this CAD model (about 29$). Mostly I do it for fun, like in case of BMW i8.

Mikhail,

PM sent.

OP, sorry didn't mean to hijack your thread.

David

baracca
09-08-2015, 09:28 AM
Hi

Photo above is wheels from kit
and below is 20inch size wheels in 1/24 (approx 22.7mm)
I'm looking forward to see correct wheels from Mr.stratos75 :)

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b596/BARACCA2012/BMW%20i8/11_zpsjp4xcr5y.png

stratos75
09-08-2015, 11:17 AM
Hi baracca!

Thank you for the comment and photos.
Judging by your photos you need to change the wheels from the left side to the right side. The spokes rotation direction must be different on the left and right side.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3101/14224223.54/0_b2c75_232d8a57_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/732277)

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6436/14224223.54/0_b2c76_b5f7091e_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/732278)

das_auto
09-08-2015, 12:57 PM
Wow this is great!

Will the wheels get published on Shapeways or similar? Very interested in these!

Emil

stratos75
09-08-2015, 01:53 PM
I don't know yet, will see. Probably I will make copies for selling like it was with my BMW Motorsport wheel.

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6107/14224223.2d/0_6df2f_aa6e8a17_L.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/137365/view/450351?page=1) https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9812/14224223.41/0_96ca4_d6fc81fd_L.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/137365/view/617636?page=0)

At first let me to create a wheel. I think I also will need to buy a Revell's kit to make a correct matching.

das_auto
09-08-2015, 02:08 PM
Great! :thumbsup:

mattbacon
09-08-2015, 03:13 PM
I decided to have a go at the "turbine" wheels. They're similar to the concept car wheels. So, first job was to acquire a concept car. This is a cheap and cheerful 1/24 radio control model:

https://cmatthewbacon.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Car-Modelling/Models-gallery-35/i-NKnKhrL/0/O/cannibalised-car.jpg

I paid 9.99 for it delivered from Amazon -- so probably cheaper than a set of HD resin wheels from Japan!

https://cmatthewbacon.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Car-Modelling/Models-gallery-35/i-VNMZDT5/0/O/wheels.jpg

The wheels are pretty basic, but they are a reasonable starting point. Interestingly, I think the guys who painted them got the colours switched over -- as far as I can see the concept wheels aren't massively different from the current design.

https://cmatthewbacon.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Car-Modelling/Models-gallery-35/i-pSVNgqn/0/O/measured-up.jpg

R/C wheel on the left; kit wheel on the right. I've basically drilled out and cut the holes (most of the "silver" part on the original wheel), painted the "fan blades" silver (largely the black part on the original), and the rest black. It's not 100% accurate to the real thing, but it looks pretty close, and most important, it's the right size! These will fill the arches nicely. As you can see, the R/C designers did at least provide "handed" wheels, different for each side.

So... one down, three more to do. (Plus some tidying up of the paintwork on this "proof of concept!")

bestest,
M.

Porsnatic
09-09-2015, 12:30 AM
Wow Mikhail, great start..just let me know how much will be.


https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3500/14224223.54/0_b2c70_2921b40a_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/732272)


That's it for today. )))

Porsnatic
09-09-2015, 12:38 AM
Did you altered the kit's wheels here?

Hi

Photo above is wheels from kit
and below is 20inch size wheels in 1/24 (approx 22.7mm)
I'm looking forward to see correct wheels from Mr.stratos75 :)

http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b596/BARACCA2012/BMW%20i8/11_zpsjp4xcr5y.png

Porsnatic
09-09-2015, 12:42 AM
Ok Mikhail, seeing the work you did here for this great tires, definitely kit's tires have to go..how much it will be for all?


Just for the information. My last work for a customer.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5820/14224223.54/0_b2c6e_aeda55f7_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/732270)

stratos75
09-09-2015, 05:04 AM
Porsnatic: Yes, of course. I have already thought about it. I will made both the front and rear tyres Bridgestone Potenza. I didn't think about price yet, but I'm sure, it will be not more than any wheel set from HD.
http://www.bridgestonenewsroom.eu/stories/8571

baracca
09-09-2015, 05:52 AM
Judging by your photos you need to change the wheels from the left side to the right side. The spokes rotation direction must be different on the left and right side.


Thanks, for pointing out my mistakes :banghead:
I will retake photos of BMW i8 and upload them, if I can get your correct wheels in the future :)

Did you altered the kit's wheels here?

No, its spare wheels from Fujimi Aventador kit.
You can see other photos with these wheels in my thread post of BMW i8.

Porsnatic
09-09-2015, 08:08 AM
What I meant its the upper i8, I know the one at the bottom are Aventador's..



Thanks, for pointing out my mistakes :banghead:
I will retake photos of BMW i8 and upload them, if I can get your correct wheels in the future :)



No, its spare wheels from Fujimi Aventador kit.
You can see other photos with these wheels in my thread post of BMW i8.

baracca
09-09-2015, 08:24 AM
What I meant its the upper i8, I know the one at the bottom are Aventador's..

I altered nothing
Its straight from the box

Porsnatic
09-09-2015, 06:52 PM
OK..I asked because, the spokes looks flat like real wheel and to me they don't look tubular like the ones I had seen.


I altered nothing
Its straight from the box

Plamoz
09-13-2015, 09:35 AM
Hi All,

I'm a product designer from Hong Kong and I'm currently producing photoetch parts and resin parts for 1/24 model cars. A set of wheel for revell BMW i8 kit will be available from late september. This set of wheel designated to fit with the kit tires, so you don't have to spend extra money on buying a new set of tire. Pls visit my facebook page for updates later.
www.facebook.com/plamoz (http://www.facebook.com/plamoz)

http://www.image-share.com/upload/3052/238m.jpg (http://www.image-share.com/ijpg-3052-238.html)
http://www.image-share.com/upload/3052/239m.jpg (http://www.image-share.com/ijpg-3052-239.html)

mattbacon
09-13-2015, 10:28 AM
Hi All,
A set of wheel for revell BMW i8 kit will be available from late september. This set of wheel designated to fit with the kit tires

...when you say "to fit with the kit tyres" do you mean that they'll be the same diameter as the kit wheels? Or that the tyres will stretch to fit over them? If you're going to make replacement wheels, I'd only buy them if they were the correct size, not the same size as the too-small kit wheels. It's only a matter of a millimetre or two, but correct-sized wheels will help the look of the finished model a lot.

All the best,
Matt

stratos75
09-13-2015, 11:51 AM
Plamoz (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/member.php?u=753310): Your wheels looks perfect and, as I see, they have correct dia. Please, explain us what did you do with the kit tyres? They look thinner.

Plamoz
09-13-2015, 11:56 AM
...when you say "to fit with the kit tyres" do you mean that they'll be the same diameter as the kit wheels? Or that the tyres will stretch to fit over them? If you're going to make replacement wheels, I'd only buy them if they were the correct size, not the same size as the too-small kit wheels. It's only a matter of a millimetre or two, but correct-sized wheels will help the look of the finished model a lot.

All the best,
Matt

Hi Matt,

As you can see the inner side ot the tire has a groove around, my wheel is designed to fit from the grooved side which can gained around 1.5mm more than the original wheel. My calculation was measure from the real i8 20" wheel and scale down to 1/24, as you can see the difference from my comparison photo, it looks pretty accurate to the real car even it's only around 1.5mm bigger than the kit wheel.Thanks!

Plamoz
09-13-2015, 12:01 PM
Plamoz (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/member.php?u=753310): Your wheels looks perfect and, as I see, they have correct dia. Please, explain us what did you do with the kit tyres? They look thinner.

Hi Stratos75,

Thanks! Pls see my latest reply to Matt.

Porsnatic
09-15-2015, 10:19 PM
Could you manage to do some more work on this? Just let me know..


https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3500/14224223.54/0_b2c70_2921b40a_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/732272)


That's it for today. )))

stratos75
09-16-2015, 09:23 AM
Yes, I do. I have made the correct bending of spokes according to photos. But it is not so interesting for you at the moment to share. I have not enough free time for hobby, so this work will be done not so quick. If you want, I can share current status of work today evening, Moscow time.

stratos75
09-16-2015, 02:43 PM
Porsnatic (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/member.php?u=91974): This is the current status of the 3D model.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3014/14224223.55/0_b36a7_c231edab_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/734887)

stratos75
09-16-2015, 02:58 PM
Two pictures more.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4516/14224223.55/0_b36a9_63d96c68_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/734889)

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6425/14224223.55/0_b36aa_ec0b434c_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/734890)

Porsnatic
09-16-2015, 09:38 PM
Wow my friend..you are a master on this..don't worry..take your time...


Porsnatic (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/member.php?u=91974): This is the current status of the 3D model.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3014/14224223.55/0_b36a7_c231edab_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/734887)

stratos75
09-19-2015, 08:47 AM
Thanks! A bit more work done, but still far from finish. Just to show the progress.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6513/14224223.55/0_b37ac_250dda18_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/735148)

Porsnatic
09-19-2015, 03:18 PM
Wow..wow..

Thanks! A bit more work done, but still far from finish. Just to show the progress.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6513/14224223.55/0_b37ac_250dda18_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/735148)

stratos75
09-19-2015, 03:39 PM
Today I have reached the correct shape of the spokes. For me it's 90% of success in scratch building. Here I want to show you the matching of my 3D model to photos. And, I think, it will be the last update before I finished the wheel disc.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3308/14224223.55/0_b37c0_dfc982b1_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/735168)

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4202/14224223.55/0_b37bf_29ba00b1_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/735167)

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3408/14224223.55/0_b37c1_7c23953f_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/735169)

I have made the spokes a bit deeper for better strength.

stratos75
09-23-2015, 08:58 PM
I have finished the wheel. The next will be a tyre.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5639/14224223.55/0_b398b_690dde22_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/735627)

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9110/14224223.55/0_b398c_c4eb1ddf_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/735628)

Porsnatic
09-23-2015, 10:41 PM
Great..great..let me know to pay...



I have finished the wheel. The next will be a tyre.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5639/14224223.55/0_b398b_690dde22_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/735627)

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9110/14224223.55/0_b398c_c4eb1ddf_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/735628)

gionc
09-25-2015, 01:00 PM
Great! Now the superb way is to cast it in white metal or even aluminium..... a coat of mattblack and then spoke's face polishing..... would be fantastic!

turbothirtytwo
09-25-2015, 02:05 PM
Amazing and funny at once how modelers in free time beat ingeneers :D

mwhh
09-26-2015, 10:37 AM
Great work Mikhael.
Greets
Michael

Amazing and funny at once how modelers in free time beat ingeneers :D

Stratos75 is an engineer :rofl:

stratos75
09-26-2015, 11:21 AM
mwhh: You are right. Unfortunately, I don't work in Revell company.
BTW. The front tyre surface was created. The size is 215/45 R20 (special equipment). http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicles/i/i8/2014/showroom/technical_data.html

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3914/14224223.55/0_b3d70_9a52915c_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/736624)

The next step will be a tread pattern.

turbothirtytwo
09-28-2015, 06:15 AM
Maybe this is your ticket :D :D

stratos75
09-28-2015, 04:41 PM
turbothirtytwo (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/member.php?u=572666): I was born in Russia, and I'm a patriot. But if I was born in Germany... Who knows...
Have started to recreate the tread pattern.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6801/14224223.55/0_b3f5c_54dc6e56_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/737116)

turbothirtytwo
09-29-2015, 05:41 AM
I know what you mean and its good :)

stratos75
09-29-2015, 06:14 PM
Some more works on the tread pattern.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4407/14224223.56/0_b3feb_47221826_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/737259)

stratos75
09-30-2015, 06:19 PM
I'm still see some inaccuracies in my 3D model, but perfection is not attainable. :) I need to fix this intermediate result.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/15574/14224223.56/0_b400e_769148e0_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/737294)

stratos75
10-04-2015, 12:41 PM
I have finished the tyre. Now I'm waiting for a Revell kit, which was bought on eBay, to create a support on the inner side of the wheel.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9354/14224223.56/0_b4320_32243fbb_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/738080)

Porsnatic
10-05-2015, 03:30 PM
Perfect!..I'll be waiting...

I have finished the tyre. Now I'm waiting for a Revell kit, which was bought on eBay, to create a support on the inner side of the wheel.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9354/14224223.56/0_b4320_32243fbb_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/738080)

stratos75
10-05-2015, 05:13 PM
Thanks! Today I have finished the rear tyre.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9347/14224223.56/0_b43b2_f7e33035_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/63109/view/738226)

gtziaf
10-06-2015, 06:22 AM
Top class!

stratos75
10-09-2015, 03:21 PM
gtziaf: Thank you!

Today I have received the kit. Now I am able to finish the development of the wheel fixing. Stay tuned.
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/16103/14224223.56/0_b47f7_68aa3a74_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/162572/view/739319)

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