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#1 rupi

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 12:37 PM

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Hi there!
I want to show you my lateste moc, it's a car (lightly) inspired from the 1957 Chevy Bel Air.
His owner "Chuck Wheels" is a fanatic of tuning and street racing and allready did some modifications in it, like the custom painting and the "special motor vent thing" (sorry, I don't know the name).
Well, enjoy the pictures, I hope you like it.
Thank's for your comments :-$
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#2 Sinner

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 12:50 PM

Now that is a flashy car!  *sweet* I wouldn't be seen dead in a car like that, but I suppose that is the point!  :-P  The colour scheme works really well too. People (including me) seem to have lost interest in making 4 wide cars.  :'-(

(Excellent photos as well!)

Your "special motor vent thing" could be a blower/super-charger" like Mad Max's Interceptor;

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#3 Asuka

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 01:57 PM

A very cool car and a lovely MF indeed!  *y*
Usually I donīt like the use of MF parts for MOCing that much, but I really like how
you used those legs.... Nice Work, decent colors.

#4 rupi

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:21 PM

View PostSinner, on Sep 3 2007, 01:50 PM, said:

Now that is a flashy car!  *sweet* I wouldn't be seen dead in a car like that, but I suppose that is the point!  :-P  The colour scheme works really well too. People (including me) seem to have lost interest in making 4 wide cars.  :'-(

(Excellent photos as well!)

Your "special motor vent thing" could be a blower/super-charger" like Mad Max's Interceptor;

Thank's Sinner and Asuka.
I know most of the people now think 4w is not good, but that's why I forced me to do this car in the oldschool style *sweet*
As for the motor piece, I considered the new part in chrome that is used in the tinyturbos sets, but I decided to stick with a brick build only solution. The colors are flashy you're wright, that's the traditional "flame colorscheme" in the hot rods.
Your interceptor is very cool Sinner. I would like to see it in 4w...

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#5 Freddie

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 08:44 PM

View Postrupi, on Sep 3 2007, 02:37 PM, said:

"special motor vent thing"
It's called something as simple as an intake, or air-intake if you want to be more specific. Blowers (which are not to be confused with superchargers) are the air scoops you see protruding through the hoods of hot-rods and likes.

I really like it! Except for the back-end, which looks more like a '59 Cadillac, the overall looks remind me of a '57 Chevy, which is hard to do in this scale. *y*

A little tip; '57 Bel Airs (which I believe was the car you drew inspiration from) had flat fins and their taillights way down, just above the bumper. I might try to make my own when time and studies allow it (borrowing your front design), albeit a stock one. :-)

#6 rupi

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 10:40 PM

Thank's Freddie for your comment and the info about the air-intake.
I did this little car based on a few images I googled, I never saw a real 57 or any other chevy of those old times, (I don't even know if there's any here in Portugal).
I will chek those rear lights... I build it mainly from memory and didn't try to do an exact model (in 4w it would be imposible). Some things that I tried to resemble were the front lights, the bumpers with those round things and chromed, and that littlle "wave" near the window in the back part of the car, also the windscreen that is almost vertical.
I really would like to see your version of the car.

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 12:01 AM

View Postrupi, on Sep 4 2007, 03:21 AM, said:

Thank's Sinner and Asuka.
I know most of the people now think 4w is not good, but that's why I forced me to do this car in the oldschool style *sweet*
As for the motor piece, I considered the new part in chrome that is used in the tinyturbos sets, but I decided to stick with a brick build only solution. The colors are flashy you're wright, that's the traditional "flame colorscheme" in the hot rods.
Your interceptor is very cool Sinner. I would like to see it in 4w...
Sorry, while I can admire them, 4 wide just isn't my style! Besides; I would need to change the windscreen, and there isn't one like it in 4 wide.  :'-(  I also don't like using minifig parts for anything other than minifigs. Even so, you deserve full points for originality!  *sweet* I forgot to say that I like the minifig. It is amazing how well the girls hair works on guys if you choose a face that it clearly male.

View PostFreddie, on Sep 4 2007, 05:44 AM, said:

It's called something as simple as an intake, or air-intake if you want to be more specific. Blowers (which are not to be confused with superchargers) are the air scoops you see protruding through the hoods of hot-rods and likes.
Are you sure that I am the one that is confused?  ;-)





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Posted 04 September 2007 - 07:48 PM

I like 4 studs wide, and I really like the hood scope. It is also smart should the driver need an extra pair of pants  :-P

You see people using minifig hands, arms and legs all the time, but to use a whole pair of pants like you did is really great  *y*
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Posted 05 September 2007 - 05:51 PM

Very nice car *y*  It looks a bit 70's

the head with Hermionies Hair could also do well for a Hippie or a rock musician.
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Posted 05 September 2007 - 06:02 PM

Great little car!

<= I love '57 chevy's, and you did a good job making it in a four-wide version, especially the front looks just            
      like the real car.

Cool colorscheme as well.

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 08:29 PM

That's a beautiful car and the minifig is a great choice!

But what I really have to say: Your LEGO is ultra clean! 8-°

That first picture almost looks like an LDRAW image! How do you get your bricks that clean?

Clean on!

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 09:17 PM

View PostMr Tiber, on Sep 5 2007, 09:29 PM, said:

That's a beautiful car and the minifig is a great choice!

But what I really have to say: Your LEGO is ultra clean! 8-°

That first picture almost looks like an LDRAW image! How do you get your bricks that clean?

Clean on!

Mr Tiber

LOL
Thank's  *sweet*
I wash my lego when it's dirty. But in this case the pieces look so clean because they are all new, I bought set 8681 a few days ago and I used the pieces from the little cars to build this one. But the photo also helps, good light and a clean background. ;-) .
Clean on!



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