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#1 Ralph_S

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 05:32 PM

Over on LUGNuts, the Flickr group for Lego car nuts we have monthly challenges. This month the challenge was to build something in a style of another member. Lino Martins, one of LUGNuts' founders is very fond of American hot rods and custom cars. I decided to honour him by having a go at building something in that direction: a customised 1951 Mercury.

It has lowered suspecsion, a chopped roof and an outrageous paint job. What more can you want?
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As usual with my car, doors, boot (trunk) and bonnet (hood) can open and it has poseable front wheels.

It's very different from cars I'd normally build, but I had great fun building this thing.

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 05:52 PM

That's pretty sweet.  I am not sure that I have ever seen brick built flames.  It turned out very nice.
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 06:30 PM

Cool flames! Rims look cool too!

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 06:39 PM

Really like the flames and the grille.. Not sure about the windscreen though...

#5 Ralph_S

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 07:34 PM

View PostCommodore Hornbricker, on Nov 25 2009, 06:52 PM, said:

That's pretty sweet.  I am not sure that I have ever seen brick built flames.  It turned out very nice.
Thank you. I have built flames a few times previously, albeit never in colours quite this wild. We had a Hotrod competition on Eurobricks about two years ago for which I built a hot rod and ever since I figured out how to build its flame job doing it again was comparatively easy.  

View PostZblj, on Nov 25 2009, 07:30 PM, said:

Cool flames! Rims look cool too!
Thanks. I only have tow of those chrome pieces, so if there ever was a car for which I was going to use them, this was it!

View PostJetro, on Nov 25 2009, 07:39 PM, said:

Really like the flames and the grille.. Not sure about the windscreen though...
Thanks. The grille was very tricky. I struggled with the windscreen. It should have a little kink in the middle and that was terribly difficult to get right. I'm not 100% happy with it, but am unsure how to improve it.

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 07:40 PM

I think it looks great Ralph. Looks like a difficult build from scratch but came out great!
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 10:29 PM

View PostBadsneaker, on Nov 25 2009, 08:40 PM, said:

I think it looks great Ralph. Looks like a difficult build from scratch but came out great!
Thanks. It certainly is one of the more difficult cars I've built in a while, but great fun.

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