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#1 88high

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:33 AM

Hello Everyone, sorry for the many posts about this, I decided to make a final topic for my latest project, My first Lego Technic PF Supercar.

Below is a photo of the WIP of the bodywork. The chassis is complete.

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Features (so far)

-Sheepo's MPS independent suspension, modified a bit for my satisfaction.
-Front steering, powered by a wormscrew gear.
-Steering wheel turns when wheels turn.
-4-speed manual gearbox, same as the 8880-1 supercar, with studless mounts, and a XL motor for power.
-Hommade number stickers for the gearbox.
-seats.
-front hoodscoop.
-black rims with tri-connector sportscar-inspired rims.
-rear-mounted V8 engine, connected to drivetrain, with a fake turbocharger, and single exhaust.
-AWD

I hope you like it! Any suggestions, just comment!

#2 timslegos

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

Looks good so far :thumbup: .  Would you mind filling the picture with more of the model next time?  it would make seeing the model a lot easier  :classic:

tim

#3 Alasdair Ryan

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:18 PM

View Posttimr, on 16 April 2012 - 12:17 PM, said:

Looks good so far :thumbup: . Would you mind filling the picture with more of the model next time? it would make seeing the model a lot easier :classic:

tim

But l like seeing people's carpet.:sceptic: :laugh:
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#4 88high

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:00 PM

Thanks guys:) I'll keep you all posted for updates:)

#5 TimH

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:57 PM

Looking good so far.

#6 88high

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:01 AM

here are some updated photos...I am 95% done, I am just waitin from some parts from Camaro365 :cry_sad: , and I also need to do the headlights :sceptic: .

http://lh5.googleuse...TtU/s519/12 - 2

http://lh4.googleuse...eA0/s519/12 - 1

I hope to finish it by this weekend  :sweet:

please comment on what you think! :wink:

#7 DLuders

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:59 PM

@ 88high:  Looks good!  :classic:  In the first of your two newest photos, is the flexible hose on top of the engine representing a duct from the air cleaner?  In the second photo, where are you thinking about placing the Power Functions Receiver?

Your photos are rather small and cannot be directly displayed here in Eurobricks (due to the lack of a .JPG or .PNG file extension).  Would you consider creating an account on Flickr?  It's really easy to use, you can add descriptions and tags, and they offer a standard 800-pixel picture size to use here in Eurobricks.

#8 88high

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:10 PM

@Dluders: thanks! I put the hose on top of the engine to give it more of a "engine feel"

The reason why my pics are low-res is because they are shot with a iPod camera, plus it makes them more blurry when I take photos at night then at the day.

I might get a Flickr, it just might be too much to keep up with...I have all ready let my brickshelf slip a bit., same with briicjyrucktrial. Is there a app that can upload pictures to Flickr?

#9 Ishv-viss-j

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:27 PM

View Post88high, on 17 April 2012 - 03:10 PM, said:

The reason why my pics are low-res is because they are shot with a iPod camera, plus it makes them more blurry when I take photos at night then at the day.

I might get a Flickr, it just might be too much to keep up with...I have all ready let my brickshelf slip a bit., same with briicjyrucktrial. Is there a app that can upload pictures to Flickr?

How is it that you manage to upload your photos to everywhere except Flickr and Brickshelf? :sceptic: You certainly don't seem to have any issues maintaining a YouTube channel and a Google+ account.

And there should be plenty of cheap Sony digital cameras available at your local Wal-Mart, most of which take fairly decent photos. Anyone that can afford an iPhone should be able to pick one of those up.

#10 88high

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:19 AM

View PostIshv-viss-j, on 17 April 2012 - 11:27 PM, said:

How is it that you manage to upload your photos to everywhere except Flickr and Brickshelf? :sceptic: You certainly don't seem to have any issues maintaining a YouTube channel and a Google+ account.

And there should be plenty of cheap Sony digital cameras available at your local Wal-Mart, most of which take fairly decent photos. Anyone that can afford an iPhone should be able to pick one of those up.


I have mobile apps for the accounts. I will try and shoot some better photos, with my Sony camera

#11 TechnicFreak

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 07:09 AM

@88high -

Looking good, what about 5-speed gearbox w/ reverse, like the 8448 Supercar?  Anyway you look at it, another coming up Supercar.  Keep us posted on the progress.  

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#12 88high

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:09 PM

Alright! I finally got around to taking and uploading dome finalized pictures!

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Now, thats just a few. I have a bunch more in my Brickshelf Folder:
http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=502026

Enjoy! I hope those photos work for y'all!

View PostTechnicFreak, on 18 April 2012 - 07:09 AM, said:

@88high -

Looking good, what about 5-speed gearbox w/ reverse, like the 8448 Supercar?  Anyway you look at it, another coming up Supercar.  Keep us posted on the progress.  

Eric

I used the 4-speed+N gearbox from the 8880 supercar, only in studless form  :classic:

#13 DLuders

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:32 PM

@ 88high:  It looks nice!  The angle of the windshield (windscreen) could be lowered if you have two black 32015 "Technic, Axle and Pin Connector Angled #5 - 112.5 degrees" parts (pictured below).  You are using #4 Technic Connectors (forming a 135-degree angle), and they don't look suitable for a Supercar....

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#14 Paul Boratko

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:12 PM

Looking good so far... :thumbup:  :thumbup:

The key to getting a good looking car is not to rush the build... If you build something and feel that it could be improved, then try to do so rather than settle for the first option... In the end, this will result in an even more thought out looking construction... :wink:

Also, if there is a certain part that you need for proper completion of your model and you don't have it, put that section of the model on hold until you get the right parts... Don't try and work around what makes the most sense...

Edited by Paul Boratko, 22 April 2012 - 10:13 PM.

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