MOCs: 11 Different 6 & 7 wide cars
Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:06 PM
Hello and today i'd like to share my most recent Lego cars. I've built the cars over a course of time but just didn't get round to posting them on Eurobricks. So, in no particular order, the first car is...
1) Ariel Atom
I've always loved the exoskeletal design of the Ariel Atom, so I thought it would be a nice challenge to build one in the brick. The solution to the exposed chassis I came up with uses some flex tube and minifigure hands painted in silver. Why silver and not light bley like the rest of the chassis, I hear you ask? Have you seen the prices of light bley minifigure hands on Bricklink? £1.00 each, no way, especially since the Atom uses ten of them. Now you might or might not have noticed that my Atom is a one seater while the real one is a two seater car, but I thought the car looked too "fat" with two seats, and besides, you never see Ariel Atoms with a driver and a passenger.
It even comes complete with a L@go lookalike!
2 & 3) Bathurst Ford Falcon XB and Holden L34 Torana
A 7-wide duo from the 1976 Bathurst race! The great colour schemes made me want to build this pair. I used a standard 7-wide car wheel base inspired by those of ER0L's, and started by building the front first down to the back of the car, my prefered style of Lego car building. I also spray painted the wheel hubs for a cool look.
4) Rolls Royce Phantom - Goldfinger
The golden roller from one of the first Bond films. This was my first attempt at a vintage car, and I'm quite happy with how it turned out. My Rolls-Royce Phantom III can fit two minifigs, Mr Goldfinger and Oddjob his driver, has a 2x4 luggage space at the back and is the roughly the same height and length as all of my other cars. Unfortunately no gold comes from smelting the doors.
5) The Ice Cream Van
Nothing impressive compared to some of the ice cream vans on Eurobricks but it was still fun mosaicing the sides with ice cream logos. I mainly built it for my ice cream cone design I came up with using the Power Miners drill piece.
6 & 7) Lotus Cosworth 49's
Another dynamic duo, the classic Lotus Cosworth 49's. I made the green one first and the red one after, as I thought they would look nice together. I connected the body using a load of 1x1 bricks with studs on all sides, leaving a space just about perfect for a minifigure. Only after all of the photo editing did I realise they didn't race in 1949, but the 1960's so please ignore the text on the photo.
8) Ford Mustang 69'
I had to build one of my favourite muscle cars, and I couldn't be happier with the result! This was my second 7-wide car (the first was my Ecto-1) and it can seat two minifigures comfortably, which is my main atraction to building 7-wide cars. The relatively new mudguards perectly suit those on the real Mustang, in my opinion.
9) Rolls Royce Silver Cloud
Not one of the most famous Rolls Royce's, but still a very intresting car. I built this using a fair bit of SNOT to achieve the curves of the Silver Cloud. I think the dark red + dark tan combo worked out really well.
10 & 11) Tyrell P34 and Ferarri 312T
I hope the last two cars do not dissapoint. The inspiration for building the famous 6-wheeled Tyrell came from an old Tamiya kit I found up the attic. Of course the Tyrell needed a worthy opponent so I built a Ferrari 312T to race with it!
Thats all for now and as always, comments and suggestions for improvent are welcome! You can view all of the photos much bigger in my Flickr set!
For all of my models, visit my flickr!
Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:40 PM
Keep up the great work. Can't wait to see more.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:52 PM
The nose is a tiny bit long, in my opinion, and I don't like it very much when minifigs have to lie down in cars. But apart from that it's a stunning rendition of the real thing, and doing that on this scale is hugely impressive. It's instantly recognisable. Very well done!
Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:17 PM
The AWESOME ones.........Rolls Royce Phantom - Goldfinger
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud
Tyrell P34 and Ferarri 312T
The best one of them all..........
Bathurst Ford Falcon XB and Holden L34 Torana
Though it doesn't look like Allen Moffat behind the wheel and the late Peter Brock's Holden had more signage on it I think.
Oh, here's a challenge.....make a vig of the famous 1-2 finish from what was then The Hardie Ferodo 1000 !
Brick On Race On 'TheKingOfBuilding'
Footnote - just noticed you are U.K. based....perhaps you should build the Commodore driven by Win Percy next.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:34 AM
I also really like the Lotus Cosworths, the engine, angled front tires, and slim body work together nicely
The others are good too, but the two above are my favorites
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:57 AM
Before reading the text, I thought that the driver of the Atom was The Stig. -But now I see that it is indeed a L@go look-alike. Wait, does that mean that maybe The Stig is a norwegian guy¿? ;-)
Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:39 PM
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