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Hey all,

I finally found some time to show you my finished model of a ’74 dodge Monaco.
The idea came from the bluesmobile from the movie the blues brothers, which is a ’74 dodge Monaco police car.

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As I don’t have much panels in black and white, most of the body got another color. Most of it got earth blue from set 42064.

I build my model using a blueprint of a dodge Monaco police car. I used sariel’s scaling tool to get some important measurements. The scale of this car is about 1 : 11.1.

Functions:

  • drive using two L motors
  • steering using a servo
  • two speed gearbox, controlled using an M motor
  • motors and lights controlled using SBrick
  • fake V8 motor, directly driven by the two L motors
  • front independent suspension
  • rear suspension with fake leaf springs
  • opening doors, hood and trunk
  • working steering wheel
  • some interior
  • BB put on top of rear axle, access from the trunk

Pictures:
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Rear suspension
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Battery Box

 

A few of the functions will be shown in a video that will come soon.

This is the first MOC I made to look like a real thing.
All comments are welcome, so I can learn from it for the next time:wink:

 

Bricksafe folder with all the (WIP) pictures: https://bricksafe.com/pages/nick97/dodge-monaco
WIP topic: 

 

For those able to, the model can be seen this weekend (november 25th and 26th 2017) at Mega Bricks Steenwijk (the Netherlands).

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It looks a bit colorfull, but you caught the essence of model. Just don't order 4 fried chicken :laugh:

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Maybe try to make side doors white coloured as the roof?

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It definitely looks like what it's suppose to be, but I agree with @I_Igor, there's just too many different colors...

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I suppose that is just because of lack of the parts.

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Thanks for great comments

It is indeed looking a bit colorful. That's because I don't own much parts in one color.
The blue and black does look better together on the model than on the pictures.
The red panels are the only in that shape I have and the combination looked good on the ocean explorer.

I did think about ordering some parts, but then I realised it is just my first model. There has to be something to improve next time:wink:

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