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Thursday, February 1, 2018 5:00:38 PM
Hey guys,
I am working on my latest project for my Midway, converting a Faller Millennium/Rainbow kit into a Huss Ranger
I used a conversion kit from Fantasy Island in France which has parts to create a ranger with a 3D printed Gondola, restraints, cage roof, and doors, platform ramps for the rainbow deck trailer, fencing.
I also had a counter balance star, and the two sections of the Oval lighting for the boom custom made with a 3D printer
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Thursday, February 1, 2018 5:12:32 PM
Here's how the painting has come out
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Thursday, February 1, 2018 5:23:19 PM
Here's some pictures of the ride lined up with the Platform, and with a 3D printed back rear platform that i made with some help from a friend
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DrNickRiviera995
Thursday, February 1, 2018 9:49:51 PM
Love it! Great collection there too, and nice to see someone posting here again!
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Thursday, February 1, 2018 10:52:25 PM
Originally Posted by: DrNickRiviera995 

Love it! Great collection there too, and nice to see someone posting here again!



Thanks man, it's a work in progress, i still need to install the cage on the gondola boat, the sign which rich made for me, and finish off the platforms, any ida how to add a quarter inch of height to my rear platform? i mistakenly printed it with the wrong height dimension
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DrNickRiviera995
Friday, February 2, 2018 9:08:00 AM
Originally Posted by: rideguyray 

Thanks man, it's a work in progress, i still need to install the cage on the gondola boat, the sign which rich made for me, and finish off the platforms, any ida how to add a quarter inch of height to my rear platform? i mistakenly printed it with the wrong height dimension



Plastic styrene work? Otherwise no clue haha.


carnivalkits
Saturday, February 3, 2018 12:21:54 AM
you can use some balsa wood to fill in the void
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Saturday, February 3, 2018 12:59:05 AM
Originally Posted by: carnivalkits 

you can use some balsa wood to fill in the void



Yeah, That's pretty much what i was thinking, great idea Rich
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Matt C.
Monday, March 5, 2018 8:08:56 PM
looks great!
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Monday, March 5, 2018 10:03:27 PM
Originally Posted by: Matt C. 

looks great!



Thanks Matt,

Here's more progress on this project
I have been painting the various Lights, signs and other decorative elements that Rich S mad for me and that I got from his shop on Shapeways
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Monday, March 5, 2018 10:08:54 PM
Here's some more pictures of the sign and arm decorations
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12:32:40 AM
Well I took some time away from this project for around 2 weeks, but I'm back and working on even more details of this conversion, it's still a work in progress but nearing completion.
Anyways, here's the latest progress pictures from this afternoon.
Enjoy
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hussrainbow87
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 9:51:06 AM
The star is nothing like the one on the Ranger....
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1:58:28 PM
Originally Posted by: hussrainbow87 

The star is nothing like the one on the Ranger....



Yes, your right it doesn't look like the authentic star as it is a 6 point one. I had the guy at Fantasy Island in france custom make the original ovals and the star, although when i tried to explain it was a circle with 12 points protruding that got no where so just asked for a simple star instead. and then i had Rich S make me a replica of that piece with lights on it.

It wont please Everyone but i'm happy and keeping how it looks on my ride along with 2 custom RANGER signs on the rear of the boom inspired by a painted decal on a RANGER that was in Britian in 1998 and 19999, so i used that idea to liven up the back side
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carnivalkits
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 5:16:08 PM
so 99 percent of the model looks great and one percent looks different.... glad he pointed that out. Sweet model Ray!!!!