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#1 Dfenz

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:39 AM

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Just completed a first go at a Dublin Bus double decker in current liveries. Its currently 7 studs wide but I'll probably convert it to 8 wide before I commence work on a single decker to accompany it. Ads, Dublin bus logos and numbering yet to be added.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:11 AM

Great build :sweet:! Any reference picture lying around? I'm looking forward to see it with decals also!
Keep up the good work!

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:39 AM

The livery looks really good and I like the level of detail, but there's something off with the proportions. I think it is much too tall, perhaps by as much as three bricks. Here's a reference picture I found on flickr.

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Dublin Bus Volvo B7TL A497.06-D-30497 - Dublin by dwb photos, on Flickr

In the reference picture you can see that the bit between the upper and lower rows of windows is approximately the same height as the windows themselves. On the model the windows are three bricks tall and the bit between them is around five. I suggest making that two bricks lower. You could also relatively easily loose a plate's height at the bottom (by making the yellow stripe under the windows two plates thick as opposed to three) and make the roof thinner by two plates. It will mean redoing a lot of the SNOT work, but I think the end result will look much better proportioned.

Normally I much prefer 7 wide over 8-wide, but for the overall proportions of this vehicle, with the current height of the windows and whatnot, 8 wide might look more realistic.

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#4 lightningtiger

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:40 AM

Interesting bus design, though I beg to differ 8 wide can work well.....anyway, my only issue is scaling height wise if this is meant to look like the one in the photo 'Ralph_S' posted.
But it's a great MOC in any case 'Dfenz'......Brick On Bus On ! :wink:

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:14 PM

Like being home again, sort of I'm from Aughrim. MOC made me smile so much, thankyou

#6 LEGO Train 12 Volts

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:51 AM

:thumbup: Wonderful work with that colors!
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#7 Dfenz

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:30 PM

View PostLEGO Train 12 Volts, on 03 April 2012 - 11:51 AM, said:

:thumbup: Wonderful work with that colors!

Thanks for the comments.

I've since reduced the height by two bricks without losing any of the colour scheme. I think it makes a difference and I'll post some revised pics this evening. Still have to do some decals so technically its still a WIP.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:33 PM

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I've reduced the height of the bus and narrowed the gap between the windows.

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Hopefully these look better. I managed to retain most of the colour lines.
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#9 lightningtiger

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

That's better 'Dfenz', it looks more realistic now with the height issue fixed. :thumbup:
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:03 AM

The design and color scheme is great. It looks very true to the real thing.

Your mods did make it a lot better too.  :classic:

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:47 PM

It looks fantastic now it's a little lower.  The SNOT-work gives it a really good level of detail that normal brick built busses don't have.
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#12 PaulBaldowski

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:24 PM

So, will you be creating some scaled advertising to go on the side?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:59 PM

Looks indeed better now the hight is fixed. I especially like the colors you used!

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#14 Dfenz

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

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Single decker Dublin Bus now completed to go with the double decker - again in 7 stud wide. Decals still in preparation.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

great bus mocs "dfenz"   :thumbup:
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:08 PM

Awesome bus!  Love the width.  Can't wait to see your final decals.




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