MOD: Snow Plow
Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:52 AM
This is my take on what 4434 would really look like in the Winter (mild as hit has been). Any self-respectable highway department ends up fitting out their trucks with a plow and salt spreader. I built the plow in LDD using yellow; because that is the color of the New York DOT trucks. After seeing the dump truck, I decided that matching the bright orange would lok nicer so decided to use that instead. The salt (1x1 round tiles) was conveniently available from the PAB wall in the Rockefeller center store; so I could get it without breaking the bank. One nifty feature I like is that the bottom of the spreader is a 2x2 turn table so it can be spun for some extra playability.
A view from the front. It would have been nice if I could have gotten a 1x2x2/3 brick in orange (a double "cheese wedge" as it were) and a 1x8 tile, as are available in yellow; so it doesn't get broken up so much and would be straighter. I also thought about making it articulate side to side instead of just up and down, but didn't want to overcomplicate it. As it is now it stays together fairly well and I think introducing another connection point between the truck and plow could reduce that.
A view from the side. You can also see that the antenna are just a bit short to act as the sticks that show the edge of the plow.
Thanks for looking.
Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:53 AM
Salt dispenser is a good design as well 'cpw'.....planning any more vehicles to the orange fleet ?
Brick On Truck On Plow On !
Posted 01 April 2012 - 05:33 PM
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:36 PM
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