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#1 Ricecracker

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 04:19 AM

Posted Image Van V-LC-12B, Trailer V-LC-12C, Forklift V-LI-07B, Mini-Excavator V-LI-07C, Dumpster V-LI-07D, Brush Fire Truck V-LF-6A

Hi everyone, I'd like to show you an array of vehicles that I made.

The first is a warehouse forklift:
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The forklift with a van:
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The van, which is loosely based off an Isuzu:
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A U-Haul Trailer. I am planning on printing out decals to put on the sides:
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Being towed by an SUV:
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A Caterpillar brand Mini Excavator:
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Inside a bin/dumpster:
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A Brush Fire Truck, Inspired by all these: 1, 2, 3, and 4. I also added a roll-cage on the cab, changed the windows from trans-black to trans-clear, and changed the light bar on top, right after I took these photos.
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 07:04 AM

Very cool! I like the excavator and U haul trailer the best. I'm curious how you made the role cage for the brush truck.
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 10:05 AM

Nice! I'm loving the cool bin/ dumpster! Very realistic ! The colors and the technic used to make it are top-notch!
The mini looks cute! Esp the hacker attachment! Nice! I'm in the construction industry, and you have captured what we always transport our mini excavators in... A bin! Very nice! but can i ask if you have a truck to tow up the bin?

Thanks again for sharing ! Superb!  :thumbup:

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 12:16 PM

Very nice. The forklift, U-Haul trailer and the container are very neat. Nice use of SNOT work and great use of some power miners parts.

I do have a few minor niggles. Some of the vehicles -the truck mainly- are a bit big for minifigscale in my opinion. I know that LEGO themselves seem to have some issues there. SUVs tends to be narrower than a truck, but the SUV in the new set (the one you used to haul your U-Haul) is already six studs wide; 7 including the mudguards. If you take that into account, having an 8-wide truck makes sense. However, in that case I would recommend using larger wheels for it. I like the truck, but the ones you've used now look a bit too small. I also like the brushfire truck, but feel it should be sitting a bit higher with a larger ground clearance.


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Posted 11 March 2009 - 12:40 PM

View Post5150 Lego, on Mar 11 2009, 03:04 AM, said:

Very cool! I like the excavator and U haul trailer the best. I'm curious how you made the role cage for the brush truck.

I used a lot of the battle droid arms and lightsaber bars, along with clips on the truck, and the umbrella stand bars.

View Postlegofan, on Mar 11 2009, 06:05 AM, said:

Nice! I'm loving the cool bin/ dumpster! Very realistic ! The colors and the technic used to make it are top-notch!
The mini looks cute! Esp the hacker attachment! Nice! I'm in the construction industry, and you have captured what we always transport our mini excavators in... A bin! Very nice! but can i ask if you have a truck to tow up the bin?

Thanks again for sharing ! Superb!  :thumbup:

Thanks! I always see them being carried around in bin trucks (Along with skid steers), and I'm building a construction site, so I though, why not make one? Sadly, I didn't make a truck to haul it.

View PostRalph_S, on Mar 11 2009, 08:16 AM, said:

Very nice. The forklift, U-Haul trailer and the container are very neat. Nice use of SNOT work and great use of some power miners parts.

I do have a few minor niggles. Some of the vehicles -the truck mainly- are a bit big for minifigscale in my opinion. I know that LEGO themselves seem to have some issues there. SUVs tends to be narrower than a truck, but the SUV in the new set (the one you used to haul your U-Haul) is already six studs wide; 7 including the mudguards. If you take that into account, having an 8-wide truck makes sense. However, in that case I would recommend using larger wheels for it. I like the truck, but the ones you've used now look a bit too small. I also like the brushfire truck, but feel it should be sitting a bit higher with a larger ground clearance.


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Thanks for the comments, Ralph! I definitely agree that the wheels on the truck are too small, but I'm still unsure which to use. Any help from anyone would be nice. In the link I included for the brush fire truck they all have high suspension, so I wonder why I didn't raise mine :tongue:
. I'll definitely look into it, and fiddle around with it a bit.


Thanks again everyone!

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 01:04 PM

Dear Ricecracker,

just love that forklift.  :wub:
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 01:17 PM

View PostRicecracker, on Mar 11 2009, 12:40 PM, said:

Thanks for the comments, Ralph! I definitely agree that the wheels on the truck are too small, but I'm still unsure which to use. Any help from anyone would be nice. In the link I included for the brush fire truck they all have high suspension, so I wonder why I didn't raise mine :tongue:
. I'll definitely look into it, and fiddle around with it a bit.

No problem. One size larger would be the wheels used on the cars in the Indiana Jones Shangai Chase (among others). There is also a wider tyre with the same diameter.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 01:39 PM

These are all very nice RC.  I really like the van and the U-Haul. :thumbup:

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 04:59 PM

Great vehicle desings!  :thumbup: I really like the forklift with the van  :wink:

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 07:02 PM

View PostTeddy, on Mar 11 2009, 09:04 AM, said:

Dear Ricecracker,

just love that forklift.  :wub:
Kind regards,

Teddy

Thanks, Teddy. I'm really glad you like my work! :sweet:

View PostRalph_S, on Mar 11 2009, 09:17 AM, said:

No problem. One size larger would be the wheels used on the cars in the Indiana Jones Shangai Chase (among others). There is also a wider tyre with the same diameter.

Cheers,
Ralph

Good call :thumbup: . I'll try them out, and get back to you.

View PostTheBrickster, on Mar 11 2009, 09:39 AM, said:

These are all very nice RC.  I really like the van and the U-Haul. :thumbup:

Thanks TheBrickster, I'm glad you like them.

View PostBlueBard, on Mar 11 2009, 12:59 PM, said:

Great vehicle desings!  :thumbup: I really like the forklift with the van  :wink:

Thanks BB!

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 08:55 AM

Could you please make some isometric view photos? I´d love to see the front and back of those creations!

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#12 Ricecracker

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:39 PM

View PostDJ Force, on Mar 12 2009, 03:55 AM, said:

Could you please make some isometric view photos? I´d love to see the front and back of those creations!

Click on the link to Flickr  :wink:

I also followed your suggestions Ralph, and the vehicles look much better now. I hope to have pics of them up soon.

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:50 PM

View PostRicecracker, on Mar 12 2009, 12:39 PM, said:

Click on the link to Flickr  :wink:

I also followed your suggestions Ralph, and the vehicles look much better now. I hope to have pics of them up soon.

Glad to know that they worked. I look forward to seeing your new pictures.

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:52 PM

View PostRalph_S, on Mar 12 2009, 07:50 AM, said:

Glad to know that they worked. I look forward to seeing your new pictures.

Cheers,
Ralph

The new wheels on the truck are very nice, and the Brush truck looks much better raised up, and with the roll-cage. Thanks

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 07:02 PM

Here's a sneak peak of the redone brush fire truck:

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And a sneak peak of a WIP vehicle:

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Can you guess what make, model, and use this vehicle is?

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 10:23 AM

the firetruck is just amazing, the others are very cool too but I'm a great fan of your firetruck  :thumbup:


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Posted 16 April 2009 - 03:56 PM

View PostGuss, on Apr 16 2009, 05:23 AM, said:

the firetruck is just amazing, the others are very cool too but I'm a great fan of your firetruck  :thumbup:

Thanks Guss! The firetruck is my favourite too, probably because I've spent the most time researching+building it.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 06:50 AM

If i were to pick a favorite, it would be the white van.

All of the vehicles look fantastic though!

Did you make a Uhaul sticker yet for the trailor?
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:25 AM

The fire truck has definiately been improved. Very nice.

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 06:19 PM

View PostACCURATEin, on Apr 17 2009, 02:50 AM, said:

Did you make a Uhaul sticker yet for the trailor?

Not yet, I haven't found any good quality uhaul logos that I could print/apply.

View PostRalph_S, on Apr 17 2009, 07:25 AM, said:

The fire truck has definiately been improved. Very nice.

Thanks. Much of it was from your suggestions.



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