Milan, on Dec 29 2009, 09:20 PM, said:
I will open wave of praises here.
This is almost something different than your ussual style of building, I mean you are using a lots of slopes to create complexs curves, I like that.
Stripes are very nice, I like it, too, some will say it is a bit blocky, but these stripes are very nice and hard to create, while keeping the model stiff.
I like how rounded it looks, edges are greatly done, and every angle is beautiful to watch from.
Tilting the cab is another great part of it, and, from my experience, pretty hard to achieve, keeping cab position when you want, at least on my (bigger) models.
Awesome model, well done!
I can understand the difficulties in building a tilting cab on a larger scale than this, because the cab will be heavier and put a lot of strain on the construction My main problem wasn't the weight of the cab (although it is quite big) but lack of space to locate the hinges and to make them strong. It all does work, but only just. I'm not sure this is radically different from the way I normally build things, although I did get creative with the front mudguards. I am glad you like the stripes. They turned building the cab into a big puzzle and cost a lot of small plate.
Rick, on Dec 29 2009, 09:34 PM, said:
This is an amazingly detailed and accurate Dutch fire engine (choosing DAF as the brand makes it even more typical Dutch). I really like all the little details you put in and the rolling doors and all the compartments are really well done.
I felt it just had to be DAF to be properly Dutch. The compartments and getting the doors to work (reasonably) well took a lot of time, so I'm glad you like them.
lightningtiger, on Dec 29 2009, 10:47 PM, said:
Ah, 'Ralph_S' you are very good !
AWESOME fire truck, love the hose reels and tilt cab also the engine too.
Maxi-figs look good as well.
Keep up the sweet work !
I started adding figs to my vehicles about two years ago. They are obviously a bit blocky, but make the whole thing look more lively.
Sergiu, on Dec 29 2009, 11:10 PM, said:
Amazing truck with very realistic details. I like very much the front of the cab and the engine.
The firetruck makes a very good pair with the ambulance.
Keep up the great work.
I intend to build a police car to make the set complete sometime in the non-too-distant future