Charbel

Volcano RS Supercar

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I think it looks fine now.

Will try to put the small panel upside down, but I'm not sure that it would look better. 

 

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As others have already chimed in, this is a great build.  Also love the movie.  The setting of work bench, car lifts, etc. is very creative.  Love it.

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I agree the model benefits from the improvements you made. The more I look at it, the more I like it. In my opinion, the somewhat sparse white panels and black parts filling the gaps between them, are the exact match for a true Technic model (as opposed to a true scale model). I'd say: Don't change a thing, it's perfect :thumbup:!

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I'm afraid if you are any improvement, there may be nothing left to invent in the segment :laugh:.

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After seeing these pictures, I'm also bigger fan of the new front.

Can't wait for the instructions, at the moment I must say that this is the prettiest LEGO supercar I have yet to see. Astonishing bodywork and lines while still looking simple (eg. the body not being a mess of connectors and flex, which I often think some MOCs tend to be, no offense).

Amazing work :classic:

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I think You nailed it to perfection (sure there is always 1% to be find). :thumbup: :thumbup:  Awesome curves, on pair with Madoca's Icarus.

Maybe I would add 1L beam (available now in white) to the front bumper to connect the front grill area with the small panels, or similar solution.

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Thanks you guys !

13 minutes ago, agrof said:

Maybe I would add 1L beam (available now in white) to the front bumper to connect the front grill area with the small panels, or similar solution.

I already tried, but it looks a bit too long : 

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I like the longer grille piece! I would totally build this if I had the parts. Maybe you could move the lights a stud up?

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This looks absolutely awesome! The front, the back, the proportions, the paneling is elegant, the color scheme is also nine.
And to say some critique too: the proportions suggest a front-engine chassis, not really a mid engine one...

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Wow... Truely speechless. The aggressive styling, low bodywork and creative solutions for a difficult supercar. You nailed it man! ???

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Thanks you ! 

10 hours ago, Lipko said:

And to say some critique too: the proportions suggest a front-engine chassis, not really a mid engine one...

Yeah, that's true. But, you know, this is not a real car so there is no real rule on how to do it.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Charbel said:

Thanks you ! 

Yeah, that's true. But, you know, this is not a real car so there is no real rule on how to do it.

 

 

You got it man.do your own thing!

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Honestly one of the best supercars I've ever seen. Great work! I was just curious is there any chance you can share more photos of the chassis: preferably of the front and rear axle? As well a picture of the top of the car to get a better grasp of the design? It would be much appreciated. Once again, great supercar!!

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18 hours ago, D4Man said:

Honestly one of the best supercars I've ever seen. Great work! I was just curious is there any chance you can share more photos of the chassis: preferably of the front and rear axle? As well a picture of the top of the car to get a better grasp of the design? It would be much appreciated. Once again, great supercar!!

Thank you ! I have dissembled the car in small blocks before going to holidays so I can start instructions when I come back. If you want to see the chassis and the front suspension (which is similar to the 42039), I have all of the pictures I took while building the car : https://www.flickr.com/gp/143412814@N02/v48559

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Awesome work again! Cleanest design, nice shifting mechanism, not one expendable part used :thumbup:. The black/white combo allows you to hide big gaps and you did it masterfully. This is not critics - but after the LM racer and Volcano you probably may look for a challenge in some other colors with your next one :wink: ?

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11 hours ago, brunojj1 said:

This is not critics - but after the LM racer and Volcano you probably may look for a challenge in some other colors with your next one :wink: ?

Thanks ! I would love to do my 720s in orange but we are still missing the #5 and #6 panels in this color. So, unless these panel are released in the 1H2018 sets, I will stay with my regular white-black combo. :sceptic:

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Nice work! I like your Porsche 919.How about your instruction going?I am really looking forward to making one.

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Thanks @zhaolei520 ! I'm out for holidays for a month so I will start them when I come back. Hope to finish them before school starts tho. 

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The gearbox is a work of art. Amazing model, really do like this one. Looks amazing in white /black with the grey underchassis. Great work.

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Nice looking car..!

I did a gearbox based on a similar principle a few years ago(built entirely different of course)... One problem was that because there was play in the driving rings, it was possible to engage 2 gears at the same time... As long as the user shifted it properly, there wasn't an issue, but it still existed.. I had since added a white clutch gear as a safety net..

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Thank you guys ! 

On 25/07/2017 at 5:11 PM, Paul Boratko said:

Nice looking car..!

I did a gearbox based on a similar principle a few years ago(built entirely different of course)... One problem was that because there was play in the driving rings, it was possible to engage 2 gears at the same time... As long as the user shifted it properly, there wasn't an issue, but it still existed.. I had since added a white clutch gear as a safety net..

Yup, this car have the same problem. I think there is no real solution, even though I tried to reduce the play. I didn't add a clutch tho, every one will most likely notice if there is a double engagement. 

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