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#1 yoderevolution

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 04:38 AM

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Hey everyone!  Here is a town build of mine, an 8-wide big rig ready to tear up the open road!  I still need to build something to go on the flatbed trailer, so another photo session is eventual.


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#2 Hinckley

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 04:41 AM

It's really beautiful! *wub* Thanks for coming back and sharing more with us. You have such a knack for building. I love the details on this. What I like so much about your style of vehicle building is that you use parts and techniques not normally seen in vehicles. Like the 75 degree slope pieces. I really wish LEGO would produce more realistic vehicles, 6-wide and so on and they have been lately, but you have such a simple realism in yours. I find a lot of inspiration in the few creations of yours I've seen. Can't wait to see more. Thanks again for sharing it with us! *sweet*  *y*

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#3 General Zen

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 04:48 AM

8-° That is the most amazing truck I have ever seen! The shape is the perfect size and I love the studless design! Keep up the good work! ;-)
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Posted 06 January 2008 - 05:01 AM

That is a truly wonderful Truck ya got there Yoderevolution!

I love the cab's studless design as well!

Keep on truckin!

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 05:21 AM

wow!!!  8-°

it took me a while to figure out how you did the front hood so smooth... but that's a SNOT technique right? Cool man! Supurb truck design!  :'-)

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 07:32 AM

Wow! What a wonderful truck! Great design and colour scheme, fantastic job! *y*
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Posted 06 January 2008 - 08:10 AM

Excellent truck.  It's really a good scale for a minifig sized tractor trailer.  And the virtual studlessness of the cab really makes it stand out.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 02:22 PM

That's a fantastic looking truck. The design and smoothness is just... and then there's the essence of it; It looks purposefully heavy, and the only thing lacking is a massive trailer echoing the truck.

Love it. *y*

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 10:11 PM

Superp yoderevolution!
This is what a 8 studs wide (correct width for minifig scale if you think it's 37.5:1) should look like! It has a lot of fine details and looks much more of a truck than the standard "heavy haulers". Is it by any chance possible to make an engine which you can open up for as well?

I'm currently working on a very similar truck (with almost the same shape and color actually!), and I have not been able to fit in a motor because of all the SNOT taking up space in the front.

If there is a single thing I should nit pick about, then it's the use of stressed elements to hold the side mirrors. I don't know a way to make it "legal" without compromises. That's all.

I look forward to see something on the trailer ;-)

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 10:34 PM

A work of art, this truck of yours. Congratulations!

I like the use of those two large fences in the back, nice trailer as well (the black one in your brickshelf). It fits the truck perfectly. Now all you need is some large vehicle to haul on top it...

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 11:17 PM

What a really nice truck! *y*
It reminds me of the old model team sets, but with a perfect control of the studless technic (like with your white truck in your BL gallery).
It looks a lot to the 4955 creator truck too.
Really great job yoderevolution!

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 11:27 PM

Very impresive! Exellent building techinques and details used thoughout the build! Iv'e always wanted to see an 8 wide long nose big rig. The only thing i would change is the size of the 5th wheel. It takes up the back end.
Also, after checking out your gallery, i'm really impressed with the black pickup Very detailed!
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 02:16 AM

yoderevolution is back! I love this truck.  *wub* At a casual glance it looks a lot bigger. This is probably the best non-cabover 8 wide truck I have ever seen. Great work.  *sweet*

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If there is a single thing I should nit pick about, then it's the use of stressed elements to hold the side mirrors. I don't know a way to make it "legal" without compromises. That's all.
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 09:02 AM

Really impressive! I *wub* it!

The only thing I find a bit strange is the tank below the cabin door. I'm used to European trucks, and they usually have a ladder there, while the tank is in the rear section, like the second tank in your model. But it must be a matter of habit :-P


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Posted 11 January 2008 - 09:16 PM

This is one of the best eighteen wheelers I have seen! I like the front nose section, it is cleverly done with SNOT techniques. The underneath is detailed too, which looks great ad the back, despite the fact it is black, which often hides slopes and curves looks very realistic.

Great work! *wub*
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:00 PM

Very cool job you did! *wub*  *y*

The little white truck is awesome as well. 8-°
Ok, it´s 8-wide, but that´s my only objection. ;-)

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 02:59 PM

Wow, you are quite good at this. Id like to see a trailer someday, that would be awesome.



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