Splat

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  1. Nice work! I like the look of this a lot, however I do agree with others that the wheels look a little bit small, and a little bit of colour could help, such as stripes across the hood/roof or along the sides, or maybe just different coloured rims or hub-caps.
  2. @Hugolin - Nice update using the winch instead of the reel to take up the final braid. I had also been thinking about making the same modification to my braiding machine since, as the reel gets full, it tries to pull the braid through faster (due to the larger diameter), and that changes the density of the braid. Using the winch allows the speed of the braid to remain constant, and results in a more consistent braid. Also, as you mentioned, having the winch allows you to remove some of the braid during manufacture without having to take it off the reel. Keep up the good work.
  3. For Technic sets, check out the incredible work by Blakbird at [url="http://www.technicopedia.com"]www.technicopedia.com[/url] (click through to the individual set details). For calculating gear ratios, check out Sariel's [url="http://gears.sariel.pl"]Gear Ratio Calculator page[/url] (Sariel is also the author of the book listed above - [url="http://www.amazon.com/Unofficial-LEGO-Technic-Builders-Guide/dp/1593274343"]The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide[/url]).
  4. #24 - 1 point #27 - 3 points #28 - 1 point
  5. Great looking car!
  6. Originally being from Australia, where we have right hand drive vehicles, I would normally try to mirror the steering on Technic vehicles. When the steering is just a fake steering wheel, that usually isn't too difficult. When the steering is linked to the steering wheel, it is usually possible to mirror it, but you have to be careful to make sure you don't miss something while building. However, there is one set that I remember that could not 'simply' be mirrored, due to the seat. That set is [url="http://brickset.com/sets/8041-1/Race-Truck"]8041[/url] / [url="http://brickset.com/sets/42041-1/Race-Truck"]42041[/url], which uses a [url="http://alpha.bricklink.com/pages/clone/catalogitem.page?P=61070&idColor=7#T=C&C=7"]Blue Technic, Panel Car Mudguard Right[/url] (see the first few pages of Book 2 of the instructions). To mirror this model, you would need the left version of this piece. [url="http://brickset.com/sets/42041-1/Race-Truck"][img]http://images.brickset.com/sets/AdditionalImages/42041-1/tn_42041_main_jpg.jpg[/img][/url] [url="http://alpha.bricklink.com/pages/clone/catalogitem.page?P=61070&idColor=7#T=C&C=7"][img]http://img.bricklink.com/PL/61070.jpg[/img][/url]
  7. This is a true piece of art. Great work.
  8. This is my favourite of the [url="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty-six_Views_of_Mount_Fuji"]Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji[/url], and you have done a great job to recreate it in Lego
  9. Great work I also made a much smaller braiding machine ([url="http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=114544"]link[/url]), and I still want to make a larger one like this too. I guess you beat me to it I like the way that you keep the tension in the threads.