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#1 Carbohydrates

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 05:18 AM

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Hello! This will be my first formal MOC post as the only other thing I've posted was a series of SNOT exercises. Well, what good are those if you don't put 'em to use?

This is a (mostly) 6-wide pickup truck in classic red, of course. I'd like to say I had some sort of intent with this, but I really had no direction at all. In fact, it started as a car! I'm very happy with how it turned out, though, especially the bed.

Front view!

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Here's the rear, featuring that bed I mentioned.

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Originally, this didn't have any of the "raised" portions such as that 1x1 by the cab or the three tiles by the gate, but they were added for stability once I realized the assembly would fall apart if you looked at it hard enough without them. In fact, without that raised 1x1 by the cab, the entire bed would have been held to the cab by one lonely plate.

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The underside. Not very pretty, I'll admit. The hinge you see is only there because it has hollow studs and I needed some support for that bracket.

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The sides of the bed are 1x8 tiles held in place by 1x1 technic bricks with half pins. Why not use the 1x1 brick with 2 studs on the sides, you ask? Because I'm using an outdated CAD program that doesn't have that part. :classic: Also, the top one has to be a technic brick so the 1x4 tile will stay in place.

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The front, taken apart.

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The biggest downside to this design is that it's rather large. Observe as it towers over these pitiful 80's and 90's town cars! It probably works fine with the current City scale, though.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 06:06 AM

Excellent job. I really like it. It fits in well with a modern or classic town layout. I like the tiled look as well. The smooth surface makes the truck look more sleek. It's very SNOTty! Excellent technique. Thanks for bring your creation to EB!

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:10 AM

Looks great. You did a brilliant job fitting all that detail and SNOT trickery into such a small, sleek looking design. Do you know what the price for this little truck would be if it were available through Factory or the like?

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:29 AM

View PostCaptain Zuloo, on Feb 22 2009, 11:10 PM, said:

Looks great. You did a brilliant job fitting all that detail and SNOT trickery into such a small, sleek looking design. Do you know what the price for this little truck would be if it were available through Factory or the like?
Thanks!

No idea on the cost. It's 206 pieces in common colors, mostly common parts. If you went through Bricklink, I'd estimate maybe $25 or so?

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 12:36 AM

its SNOTtastic!  :thumbup: but it looks a bit fragile :sceptic:

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 12:48 AM

View Postprateek, on Feb 24 2009, 04:36 PM, said:

its SNOTtastic!  :thumbup: but it looks a bit fragile :sceptic:
Oh, I'm sure it would be very fragile. I'm all about form over function, though!

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:21 AM

:wub: Love the technique! The back section is great  :thumbup:

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:58 AM

Love the style you used for it. the SNOT the detail. its incredible.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 03:19 AM

View PostCaptain Zuloo, on Feb 23 2009, 01:10 AM, said:

Looks great. You did a brilliant job fitting all that detail and SNOT trickery into such a small, sleek looking design. Do you know what the price for this little truck would be if it were available through Factory or the like?
It would have to be modified somewhat, by updating the the tailgate to the "click-clack" hinge look.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:20 PM

This truck looks nice! :thumbup:
I'd like to see this in real bricks. :classic:
Hope you won't mind if i try building it. :cry_happy:
Seems a little flimsy, but very authentic looking.

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#11 Carbohydrates

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:24 PM

View PostPhred, on Feb 25 2009, 10:20 AM, said:

This truck looks nice! :thumbup:
I'd like to see this in real bricks. :classic:
Hope you won't mind if i try building it. :cry_happy:
Seems a little flimsy, but very authentic looking.
Oh, be my guest! I can provide any cross section shots you need. The cab and bed are actually very stable, the bed more so than it looks, it's only that wraparound section used for the front end that wouldn't be. I'm trying to think of a clean way to reinforce the front without impacting the looks.




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