lightningtiger, on 18 December 2011 - 09:05 PM, said:
Sweet collection 'ER0L', it's the cop car that's a real winner !
Brick On, Drive On 'ER0L' !
Thank you very much lightningtiger. I am glad you like it since it was you who suggested a muscle car.
_bIG_fM_, on 18 December 2011 - 09:29 PM, said:
Amazing Cars, they look amazing even in this wide! I'm really liking the Police Car!
Thank you very much _bIG_fM_. I appreciate your comment very much since I strongly admire your work.
L@go, on 19 December 2011 - 12:58 AM, said:
Your cars are just a tad too big and wide for my taste. That said, I'm not one to ignore how you're doing a really good design job within the scale you've created for yourself. Your cars have a very nice aggressive touch to them - for example the front of the police car. Menacing!
Thank you very much L@go, appreciated as always. Glad you like the design. The following photo shows the dimensions quite well, I think. The driver sits lower in the 7 wide than in the 4 wide - it can't be lowered any more. Of course 7 wide means that there is a certain length to keep the proportions well balanced. But since the stock 4 wide in my eyes is quite lengthy in comparison to its width, you still don't get the impression that these are totally different universes of scale - although you wouldn't put both in the same setting, I think. At least one thing can still be done: omitting the mudguards to get a "real" 7 wide, so that hopefully the wheelbase can be shortened. Something to work on
DrNightmare, on 19 December 2011 - 11:52 AM, said:
So I got antsy and made this in LDD, here's the result.
As I already said I am very impressed by this. This photo hopefully shows what is still missing:
The wheelbase is as simple as a 12 x 4 and a 12 x 1 plate. The most important detail is the strong beam (at least 2 levels) in the middle (quite an advantage of a 7 wide) who stabilizes the whole thing. Thus you don't need a strengthening at the sides, the doors can move freely, there is nothing under them. Furthermore you need quite a pile of jumper plates to switch between 6 and 7 wide parts of the car, of course.
Normally I would share the LDD file but since this isn't my original design I won't be doing it for this model.
Of course I would like you to share it - not with me, but with everyone who likes it. But that is your own decision. Hopefully the combination of your renders and the photo helps - or at least inspires others to build 7 wides. If there are questions left they can be discussed with Flickr - in order not to expand this thread too much with details.
TheLegoDr, on 19 December 2011 - 11:25 PM, said:
That police car is ridiculous. As in, awesome.
Keep up the great work!
I may have to try to build something like this.
Thank you very much TheLegoDr, I am very glad you like it. I am looking forward to your own 7 wide car!
Thank you all for looking and for commenting. I had much fun building and discussing these cars. Merry Christmas to all of you!