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[MOC] C-models of one set based on A-models of another

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I'd like to share with a quartet of c-models which are based on A-models from 2018-19. There has been no model since the Racing Yacht and Heavy Duty Forklift that had that special something to make me want to buy it (the Car Transporter came very close). I typically stick to buying the low/mid range sets and now have around 20. I enjoy the challenge of C-model creation as you can see on bricksafe, and using Rebrickable.com I looked at which of the 2018-19 line-up I could enjoy the building experience for using bricks from my existing sets.

I initially was going to make the First Responder from the Airport Rescue Vehicle but the similarities with the B-model for this set ruled it out. Turning the Racing Yacht into the Powerboat was a logical next step. I tried to follow the instructions for 42089 making substitutions and skipping sections as required. Once that was done, I went back over the model with the remaining pieces to try and find a way to complete it whilst keeping the vibe of the parent model.

This process made me very familiar with the instructions for 42089 such that I tried again with the Heavy Lift Helicopter and Airport Rescue Vehicle. Having woken up my brain to the possibilities, I went back to Rebrickable.com to look for a bigger challenge. Comments in reviews about the chassis for the Rally Racer put me onto the 24 Hours Race Car being a good candidate. This followed the same basic process as before but this time need much bigger reworks. I often realised the piece I really need to complete the bodywork of the model had been used elsewhere in the chassis, and a swap would be needed. I'm pretty pleased with the outcome.

This idea of recreating an A-model as a C-model is not new (https://rebrickable.com/users/klimax/mocs/ has a number of examples). More pictures of each model can be found on Bricksafe (https://bricksafe.com/pages/TheKitchenScientist).

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This version of the Rally Car has kept the suspension and HOG steering but lost the opening front/rear. I managed to add steering via the steering wheel.

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The brick built 3-cylinder engine is not linked to the wheels but turns with the propeller.

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Using a worm gear I was able to link the propeller to the wheels but there was no engine this time.

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This model had all the parts to recreate the engine/wheels/propeller functionality but lacked some of the panels needed to keep it power-boaty. As a compromise I took the arm mechanism from the Airport Rescue Vehicle and mounted in the extended boat.

 

 

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What, 42094 not good enough for you? Snob. :laugh:

Seriously though, nice work on the Rally Car! Looks good in green. :thumbup:

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