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#1 Dennimator

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:09 AM

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I have (finally) finished my Snow Plough MOC (WIP pics can be seen in my old topic).
Here are some pics of it:

Overview:

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(This pic isn´t very good, as the front part look too big. Please ignore this, as it doesn´t look too big in real life.)

The Front:

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The front was the hardest part, because I had to build it with 2 angles without making it unconnectable with a "normal" angled part in the middle. I finally found this solution:

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(Yes, I used Tac-It here, because if I wouldn´t the front part would be too fragile and fall off very easy.)

Because the front is too heavy to stay up when lifted, I had to find out a way to keep it up. I eventually came up with this:

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The hinge keep the front up effectively, and also can be moved into different positions:

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Here is a close-up pic of the front "mechanism"(with flash, so that the pieces become more bright):

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Please tell me what you think about it! :classic:

#2 MightySlickPancake

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:27 AM

fantastic-wonderful-amazing. i would take a true genius to work out the front.
the only thing is your just past the snowy time (where i live could be different for you?) still it is wonder full i really love it keep up the brilliance.

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ps it does look very big cause of the front.
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#3 keetong

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 12:48 PM

It looks great, I remember seeing your WIP for this and its turned out better then I would have ever expected. I love how you've made a mechanism to higher and lower it. I only wish we had more pictures of the vehicle, I'm sure you could fix that up. :wink:

All in all great MOC

#4 BlueBard

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:51 PM

Wow, great design, really!  :thumbup: Love the front technique  :wink:

#5 Deemo

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:11 PM

I like it! Great job.

#6 Ricecracker

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:21 PM

Took long enough :hmpf:  :tongue: . It looks wonderful! My only suggestions, if possible, would be to move the blade close to the cab, and make the blade thinner (I know that it'll be hard, but I think you're up to the challenge.)

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 04:53 PM

Nice one Dennimator :thumbup:! And now the snow has melted :tongue:!
It looks like the ones they use here in Sweden so I guess you just had to go down to the community Emergency Vehicle area to check them out.
I agree that the plow could be a bit thinner, but that´s probably a tuff turkey to fix!
Again, great job - maybe you´ll bring it to Günzburg :cry_happy:!

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#8 Freddie

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:01 PM

Like CopMike pointed out, just in time for spring! :tongue:

Seriously though, this is a good MOC, and your solution to setting the on the blades on an angle is genious. :thumbup:

#9 Dennimator

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:37 PM

Thank you all! :sweet:  :blush: I´m very glad to hear your comments.

Ricecracker and CopMike, unfortunately I can´t make the blade any thinner due to the fact that I have to put 2 angle pieces on each other to get them together without any gaps. :sadnew: The blade can´t be moved closer either, because then it would be no room for the hinge parts.

I´ll shortly add some more pics of the vehicle.

Oh, and CopMike; are we supposed to bring MOCs to Günzburg? If so, I´ll gladly bring it. :thumbup:

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#10 Talin Agasan

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:32 AM

This is very good. I'm glad that you figured out how to do the front part so well.

I recently acquired the 7685 Bulldozer, and I was wondering if it mightn't be possible to use a similar mechanism for the front of your snow-plough as what the bulldozer uses. It may give it that extra bit of strength in the lifting.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:22 PM

Great job  :thumbup: that's a very good moc and accurate to the original one you wanted to copy!
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:36 PM

View PostDennimator, on Apr 14 2009, 06:37 PM, said:

Oh, and CopMike; are we supposed to bring MOCs to Günzburg? If so, I´ll gladly bring it. :thumbup:
There´s no pressure to do it, but I think it would be cool if we did. LasseD brought some of his great stuff last year!

View PostDennimator, on Apr 14 2009, 06:37 PM, said:

Ricecracker and CopMike, unfortunately I can´t make the blade any thinner due to the fact that I have to put 2 angle pieces on each other to get them together without any gaps. :sadnew: The blade can´t be moved closer either, because then it would be no room for the hinge parts.
Maybe you could use this:
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as base for the blade?

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#13 prateek

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:59 PM

thats awesome. most likely the best MOC on the T&T forum :thumbup:




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