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Old 01-07-2011, 08:42 AM   #101
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lol
so much fail
It gets worse with each edit.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:59 AM   #102
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:39 AM   #103
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Ok...just stop.
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That last one looks like a Mitsubishi.
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:39 PM   #105
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I promise you the NC top will not scream "z4".
The best way to do this is by _not_ starting with the very distinct roofline of another car from a different brand.
If you want to copy something, try maybe a FD or rx8, but remember the rear window will be fairly flat.... so that sort of goes out the window too.
We are not copying pre existing designs with these tops. Look at the lines and go from there. Bezier curves and vector graphics will not give good shading or reflections showing contour, but its a good way to create new complimentary lines instead of forcing some other cars lines to fit. Set up your lines and then go for shading using standard layers over the vector shapes.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:53 PM   #106
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Far out man
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:57 PM   #107
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Far out man
Is this what you're parting the nb for?
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:11 PM   #108
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Why not something like this?

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Old 01-08-2011, 12:18 AM   #110
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anyone have some picks of this, would like to try to put a coupe top on it ?
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It looks like this. Please, no more.

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Old 01-08-2011, 12:33 AM   #112
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Why not something like this?

I've actually thought about some sort of shooting brake, maybe more like a volvo c30. It would be a real challenge to blend the top into the fender without it looking damn weird. If we could make it look really good, would there be much of a market? It hasen't been ruled out....but one thing at a time. I'm not sure how much sense it makes with the bulkhead there, but I guess it would still provide additional legitimate space. Something to think about...
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:48 AM   #113
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Why not something like this?




anyone have some picks of this, would like to try to put a convertible top on it ?
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Lets do it.
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Yeah, right after we do a miatachero.
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:54 AM   #116
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oh hell yeah, that's one thing I never have enough of: space to put my 4x8 sheet stock
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I think we need a design that looks more american. We are all americans here and the miata is a patriotic car! USA! USA! USA!

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oh hell yeah, that's one thing I never have enough of: space to put my 4x8 sheet stock
Just remove the bulkhead and tank to make room for the hydraulics and you could even have a tilting bed!
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The best way to do this is by _not_ starting with the very distinct roofline of another car from a different brand.
We are not copying pre existing designs...
The whole inspiration for the Miata is a copy of an existing design.
Lotus never made a 'fasttop' to my knowledge. So, I would think one would be free to do whatever they wanted in this area. I do understand your point, but let's not think Mazda invented this design...


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It looks like this. Please, no more.
At least it's British inspired.
HBC's first post reminds me of a DB4.
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The whole inspiration for the Miata is a copy of an existing design.
Lotus never made a 'fasttop' to my knowledge. So, I would think one would be free to do whatever they wanted in this area. I do understand your point, but let's not think Mazda invented this design...
I'm not sure what your point is. When did I ever say mazda invented the small 2 seat roadster concept? The NA is a copy of the original elan. You say it like the elan was the first small 2 seat roadster.
What lotus design does the NB emulate?
None of them, as lotus never made a more flowing and flared version of the elan.
Mazda took more liberties with their interpretation with the NB using the same more curvy and swoopy approach they used with the FD.
Do body kits designed for the NA work with the NB, or vice versa? If they were adapted to work, wouldnt they look awkward 9 times out of 10?
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