Ngoc Nguyen

Technic Model Comparison

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One thing I really like in Technicopedia is the groups of models in the same categories. They demonstrate how Technic models have evolved over time, and how different building techniques are used to create the same type of model.

One deficiency of the groups, though, is that they don't take B models into account. And since Technicopedia has come to a stop, the updates in the groups stop too.

So I decided to start this thread. It is intended for a number of reasons:

- Sharing model comparison pictures. And not just models, but subassemblies also. As demonstrated below, I'll share the comparison between various undercarriages.
- Browsing and requesting model comparison pictures.
- Charting the evolution of Technic models.

And since I own a number of B models in addition to A models, I can meet some requests related to B models as well. 

I take pictures with my phone, so they are not of the highest quality. And I don't have specialized plain background, so a number of objects may find themselves in the pictures. Please excuse me for that. Besides, if there is any other angle that you guys want to see, please request.

Now let the comparisons begin!

1/ BWE vs RTC

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2/ BWE undercarriage vs RTC undercarriage

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More comparison pictures to come later. And not limited to RTC or BWE!

Some naughty combinations:

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I don''t have 42009 by the way, so I can't compare RTC to Mobile Crane MK II. To be exact, I used to own a 42009, but I've become so fed up with it that I turned it into a 8258 A model and scatter 42009's remaining among other sets. 

Edited by Ngoc Nguyen

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I'm surprised the RTC looks as big as it does next to BWE... Surprised in a good way, i like a whopper! Very interesting pictures. Still love BWE, amazing set. Got RTC, but its wrapped up waiting for xmas!!!

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Wow, 42082 is bigger than I thought. I'm not pleased that you put the 42054 chassis through hell like that. Anyways, can't wait to see more of these! (Especially for big sets)

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Tracked undercarriage comparisons. From 42055, 42042, and 8043. I don't have a 42006.

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Wheeled undercarriage comparisons. From 42082, 42054, and 42053.

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Wheeled excavator undercarriage (42053) vs Tracked excavator undercarriage (8043)

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Great topic! May you compare 8043 and 42053 assembled?

Edited by Yevhen

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I didn't thought that the 42082 was that big. The critics about its number of pieces for its size don't seem justified.

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11 hours ago, letsbuild said:

How does 42056 and 42083 compare in sizes?

Sorry for the bad quality pics, but here you go.

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The sizes are roughtly the same.

 

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15 hours ago, letsbuild said:

How does 42056 and 42083 compare in sizes?

Both are 1:8 scale and both cars are similar size in real life. The Porsche has a slightly higher roofline and I think the Bugatti may be slightly wider

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I always enjoy seeing pictures that compare sets or mocs side by side. Moreover, it could be even better to do that in digital tools, so that you can have the comparison under any angle, with perspective or orthographic cameras :classic:

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Any chance you could do a comparison of the two volvo loaders? I'd love to see the RC one and the "Automated one" (which should be RC or at least have pnematics) side by side. 

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3 minutes ago, Goldenmasamune said:

Any chance you could do a comparison of the two volvo loaders? I'd love to see the RC one and the "Automated one" (which should be RC or at least have pnematics) side by side. 

Second that! :thumbup:

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8 minutes ago, Goldenmasamune said:

Any chance you could do a comparison of the two volvo loaders? I'd love to see the RC one and the "Automated one" (which should be RC or at least have pnematics) side by side. 

Imma do you one better. I'll compare THREE volvo loaders side by side. With a cameo from another lesser-known loader.

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6 minutes ago, Ngoc Nguyen said:

Imma do you one better. I'll compare THREE volvo loaders side by side. With a cameo from another lesser-known loader.

Oh wow, I really look forward to this! Is the third one the B model from the excavator? 

 

Edited by Goldenmasamune

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Just now, Goldenmasamune said:

Oh wow, I really look forward to this! Is the third one the B model from the excavator? 

 

Yes. I have a separate 42053 for the B model. My copy of the 42081 will arrive in two weeks. You can expect pictures at the end of this month.

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Just now, Ngoc Nguyen said:

Yes. I have a separate 42053 for the B model. My copy of the 42081 will arrive in two weeks. You can expect pictures at the end of this month.

Man, that B model is going to look so tiny compared to the other two. 

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Just now, Goldenmasamune said:

Man, that B model is going to look so tiny compared to the other two. 

There is gonna be another (4th) loader of the same scale to join the gang, so that 42053 B has a set of its own size.

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Bad boy ZEUX arrived yesterday. I didn't intend to compare ZEUX with RTC, but since RTC is on display on the table, I think some side-by-side shots would be interesting.

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More comparisons coming soon. And of course 42030 vs 42081 is a must.

 

 

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Moreover, the RTC works much better than the BWE.  I think they are both amazing models, but BWE is just on the edge of what's possible, while RTC is robust and playable.

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42030 vs 42081

1. Basic positions

 

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2. Normal pose 42030 vs Provocative, seductive pose 42081

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Edited by Ngoc Nguyen

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Wow, the two loaders side by side look great! I think I prefer the old loader as a model (especially since my son likes to play with it) but I love the details on the Zeux! I have the Claas wheels on my RC Volvo loader, and they look really good on it. 

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42030 vs 42081 continued

3. Highest arm position

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In the highest positions, 42081 bucket can tilt backwards, while 42030 one can not.

 

4. Lowest arm position

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