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Re: 1/18 Scale Little Willie - First Tank (No.1 Lincoln Machine)
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2012, 04:00:58 PM »
This is looking amazing!!

And you said you were not a good modeler?

Pretty awesome!
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Re: 1/18 Scale Little Willie - First Tank (No.1 Lincoln Machine)
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2012, 05:10:42 PM »
Oh man, these printed weathering details look really, really convincing! Wow! Very impressive work, Dave!
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Re: 1/18 Scale Little Willie - First Tank (No.1 Lincoln Machine)
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2012, 07:16:41 PM »
I'm always amazed at how designers can figure out what they want to do, plug it into the computer, make adjustments and have it come out looking that good.  Which programs do you use, Dave?
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Re: 1/18 Scale Little Willie - First Tank (No.1 Lincoln Machine)
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2012, 07:30:30 PM »
I use CorelDraw and Corel PhotoPaint for 99% of everything I do
...just bought Corel16 (the first 64bit Corel! woohoo!)...haven't installed it yet.

I have a few other programs for various other processes.

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a little update on Willie...no real work on the Tank in the last couple of weeks.

I am attempting to get caught up on Texans and Mustangs.
I am also preparing a lot of stuff for the upcoming IPMS show next month.
Got some models to prepare and at least one Mustang to build.
Also got to prepare CDs, signs, display stuff, etc

In the middle of all that, I got an abscess last week that sent me to the Dentist.
I ended up with a serious infection in my sinuses and a swollen face.
Lots of pain and sleepless nights!

I'm on antibiotics and pain killers right now.
Next week its Dental Surgery.
Not looking forward to that.

So, needless to say, Little Willie is sitting silently on the shelf.
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Re: 1/18 Scale Little Willie - First Tank (No.1 Lincoln Machine)
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2012, 10:18:29 AM »
We understand.  Just get yourself back to health.
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Re: 1/18 Scale Little Willie - First Tank (No.1 Lincoln Machine)
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2012, 11:41:20 AM »
get well soon sir.

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Re: 1/18 Scale Little Willie - First Tank (No.1 Lincoln Machine)
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2012, 08:59:22 PM »
Get well, and tell us how you like Corel 16.... been thinking about upgrading from X3.

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Re: 1/18 Scale Little Willie - First Tank (No.1 Lincoln Machine)
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2012, 10:06:39 PM »
running X5 right now and to be honest, it worked good...but does not like the fact I upgraded to a 64bit system.

Corel has always been buggy, X5 is a definite improvement (unlike some past versions),
but it glitches a LOT more within the 64bit framework.

I specifically want a 64bit version, and apparently X6 is it.

There is a Trial X6 available at corel.com (which I didn't install because I went ahead and ordered the upgrade)
http://www.corel.com/corel/product/index.jsp?pid=prod4260069&cid=catalog50008&segid=5700006#tab2
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Re: 1/18 Scale Little Willie - First Tank (No.1 Lincoln Machine)
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2012, 09:28:58 PM »
I never fool around with the trial versions, I usually just buy the upgrade.  I've have 4,9,11,12, and X3.  Each one was better than the last.  I haven't had any problems with X3 on either of my machines, and both are 64 bit, Vista and 7 pro.

I use mine for sign design.

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Re: 1/18 Scale Little Willie - First Tank (No.1 Lincoln Machine)
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2012, 11:34:16 AM »
follow up on Corel 16...

finally got around to installing it, and I have been working with it now for a week, maybe two.

Very first project crashed.  The usual "Corel has stopped working" in the middle of a job!
I panicked.
But maybe it just needed to get that out of the system?
Because I have not had a crash since then.

I have had a couple of save glitches...one file kept saying it couldn't save
(even though a updated saved file was in the folder)
I saved it as another file name just to be sure and everything was okay.

I am very happy to see the same interface...all the controls and icons in the same place.
Workspace looks the same, so not too much adjustment required.

The only place I see a change is in the side Window Dockers.
I usually keep "Contour", "Transformation", "Fillet", and "Shaping" docked to the right of my workspace.
The diagrams, and interfaces within these Dockers have been changed.
Why? I have no clue.
The new controls are confusing, smaller, and annoying.

I don't notice any greater speed while working in 16, but that could be an illusion.
Sometimes it what goes on behind the curtain that matters.

There is already a 16.1 update...which I have installed...so I recommend users get it.

If anyone uses Corel and needs any assistance, feel free to post questions.
In fact, I am going to go create a Corel thread right now (using this post)
and we can keep the topic going over there.
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Re: 1/18 Scale Little Willie - First Tank (No.1 Lincoln Machine)
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2012, 12:16:33 PM »
So, heres where I am with Willie...

Since the last progress report, I have finished up the Track Sponsons by adding the final little
detail parts.
I feel as though there are some more parts to add to the Chassis, but I am trying to consider
what may fit into the Body and what should attach to the Frame.
Since I do not have accurate information about all the interior and its parts, and I want to
limit the parts to basic shapes and objects (leave all the extra detail work up to the builder)
I am reluctant to go too far with lots of little extras.

So, I am moving on to the Body for now...just to be sure the original design ideas still work.

I have laid out all the basic Body panels and connecting strips.
These are printed on 110lb cardstock and double laminated (roughly .55mm thickness)



This is my second print...the first using my original idea to print inside and outside panels.
The inside panels were printed in an off-white colour (same as the big Differential Drive Unit)
which is more like the painted interior in the real Willie Tank.
Problem is it means cutting out two sets of parts, very accurately and twice the page count for the model.

I decided to use the paper white for the interior colour, so you print out only one set of outer panels
and laminate the pages and cut out only one set of parts.

At this point, I am unsure of an assembly procedure, so I will start with the front end...
the actual Tank is boilerplate steel panels fastened together with flat joiner plates and rivets.




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