Since this model uses some special Lego parts (doors, wheels, windshield, etc.) it is not practical to build it as a MoC at the true scale. I wondered if it may be possible to replicate the look and feel of 5571 at a smaller scale using more common parts and this is what I came up with:
Because it is roughly half the size of the original Black Cat, I named it the "Black Kitten". However, the only animal that kind of fits the top of the radiator at this scale is the frog, so maybe it should be called the "Black Frog"?
There is no need for the fabuland shovel at this scale, the the ubiquitous minifig shovel fits perfectly:
Fake diesel V8 under the hood:
Adjustable recline for driver's seat, and minifig size bed in the sleeper cabin:
Yes, the coffee cup and the reading light are still there as well...
LDD model can be downloaded at: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/252344
Edited by hga09, 14 February 2011 - 12:22 AM.