Technic Exotic Supercar
Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:53 PM
Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:27 PM
I e-mailed him last week and he is supposedly working on instructions for this car(I've heard that from him before ) From what I was led to believe he has 2 body designs for the chassis depending on whether the engine was mounted in the front or the rear(Middle)
He also sent me some pictures of new ideas that he had as well as where he does his building. He has TONS of parts, and I mean TONS. As an example he had 1 case with at least 10,000 small friction pins and 10,000 blue pins. But then again when you have crazy people out there paying him over $1000 for a custom model, I guess he can afford to buy parts in bulk.
Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:37 PM
Just look to firas abu jaber on mocpages. His cars are IMO the best looking studded cars on world, he uses tiles and slopes, but still those are not studless.
Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:52 PM
The functions on this car are good, but pretty standard. They seem to be more or less identical to 8448, with front wheel steering and rear wheel drive.
Posted 27 July 2009 - 07:53 PM
Personally I think that building a nice body with studless pieces is much more difficult than if you use traditional bricks because you must change your whole perspective on how you build.
Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:43 PM
While I agree that a Nice studded body Looks 100% better than non-Studded body, personally the challenge involved with creating a great studless model can only truely be respected by builders who enjoy that perticular field more than any other.
And while this design may just be "Standard" to some of you. I have found many unique ideas while I replicated crow's design.
Just look at this engine mounting works, it keeps the crankshaft and where it mounts true. This was something that plagued me for years with my models. I just never thought of something like this.
Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:47 PM
The best thing is we can use the best from both.
In my models i use mainly studs, but would probably stuck without those 5% of studless.
It is just that i would never want my model has blocky look or huge hollow sections, which it is almost impossible to fill with studless.
It is important that we all enjoy building, studless or not,
having fun is final goal.
Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:59 PM
I'm not sure what is so special about that engine though. I see the 1.5 dark gray pins used as stoppers, but there will still be a small amount of slack there and it would be better to just use the piece specifically designed to hold the engine blocks in place.
Posted 27 July 2009 - 11:23 PM
Posted 28 July 2009 - 12:04 AM
Posted 28 July 2009 - 07:48 PM
This is actually one of several things I like about studded construction. It looks and feels like genuine Lego, and fits well into the Lego system as a whole. I use a fair amount of both types of construction in my MOCs though.
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