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#1 Gnac


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:31 PM

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I made this to cheer up my Brother, because he enjoys massive vehicles with wheels. He is melancholy because he has a mad wife who doesn't understand him. I hope that you enjoy this model, or empathise with my brother's plight, or perhaps even both.

LXF: http://www.brickshel...threeatonce.lxf

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▲ The linked LXF looks like this, which is the livery of the "Arriva" fleet. They rule the roads around here with an aluminium fist.

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▲ Their arch enemies are the "First" fleet, whose buses have a questionable paintjob. I'm told that these are called "Barbie buses". There are actually things like this!

I recoloured the original model to see if I could, but you could probably localise it.

Things I wanted to do but couldn't, because LDD 4.2.5 made a fool of me:
  • There's a little machine next to the driver's seat, where he or she presses some buttons and the blessed thing pukes out a ticket. I don't know how to make that.
  • I hacked something together to give the impression of tax discs on the windscreen, but there were collision issues.
  • Even though I made a hinged engine flap on the rear of this behemoth, there's only a 1w space to fit an engine. So I didn't make one.
  • The wheels look TINY. The next size up look too big. What am ah gonna do?

Things I actually did, and was really pleased with:
  • The windows are those 1x4x6 things which are intended for buildings, placed sideways and secured by the seats. I actually started constructing the model with those.
  • Harpoons for the windscreen wipers! When I rotated them in their holders, they became almost flush with the tapering windscreen!
  • Actually making this thing. It seems I taught my Brother to bend the rules a bit with LDD.

EDIT: Oh cack, I may have posted this in the wrong place.

Edited by Rufus, 11 August 2012 - 11:10 AM.

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#2 TenorPenny


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:09 PM

Immediately recognisable!

#3 Trent


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:13 PM

Yeah, top job - that's exactly what both buses look like!  

It's funny, the First bus does look a bit odd when you point out the paint job, but I've never even thought about it before.  (Although I've usually been too preoccupied with trying to catch one!)

#4 AndyC


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Posted 05 August 2012 - 05:54 PM

Brilliant. Quite tempted to try building one of those First ones in real bricks. Seem to spend enough of my life missing them that it'd be handy to have my own.  :laugh:
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#5 WideWiiLover


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:33 PM

I tottaly recognize both.

THe top one is now changing hands to McGills up here in Scotland, as they were bought out by them. They have a blue and white scheme.....

First is Evil!!!

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#6 Professor Flitwick

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:55 PM

I've had to ride the top bus for nigh-on every weekday for the past two years, and your recreation is instantly recognisable! Well done. :wink: :thumbup:

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#7 Alasdair Ryan

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:55 PM

Those are super cool buses.:sweet:
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#8 Bricksan


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:03 PM

These look cool and I seem them everyday, will you be building these?
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#9 Shasat Spacerider

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:19 AM

Wheels are too small, huh? Try 10wide!
Amazing bus! Love the 'Barbie' edition! :tongue:

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