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I found the nose was too thin, so I modified it.
I also re design the mounting of the front wings, now it looks more solid.

[TC20]Indy Storm

 

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That looks much better!

Would it help if the horizontal panels above the engine were one stud lower, to better frame out the side pod intakes and reduce the gap next to the wing?

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4 hours ago, Brickend said:

That looks much better!

Would it help if the horizontal panels above the engine were one stud lower, to better frame out the side pod intakes and reduce the gap next to the wing?

Thank you.
Yes, I also noticed that the side of the center air intake is too high, so I lower it 1 studs & it looks more streamline.
I'll post the picture tomorrow.

 

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I like it a lot! Super clean and uncluttered. A shame it's not yellow like the original, but I understand most people won't have those parts in yellow.

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1 hour ago, langko said:

I like it a lot! Super clean and uncluttered. A shame it's not yellow like the original, but I understand most people won't have those parts in yellow.

Thank you.
I'm sorry, unfortunately I didn't have yellow parts to create this.
Maybe I'll do it in red, still under consideration.

 

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I like this model, it's very clean and well paneled. I'm not sure I'd be immediately reminded to the original 8445 set, until I notice how the sides move together with the raised engine cover.

It's alsmost too black-and-white. As a set, this would definitely be plastered with ugly screamy stickers. You might want to toy around with yellow as a secondary color somehow? Not sure that would improve anything though, but it may be worth trying. But right now, because it doesn't have color other than white, and it's so clean, it feels as if it's a "template" of some sort.

By the way, nice usage of the new black 3x2x1 panel extender part :)

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4 hours ago, Erik Leppen said:

I like this model, it's very clean and well paneled. I'm not sure I'd be immediately reminded to the original 8445 set, until I notice how the sides move together with the raised engine cover.

It's alsmost too black-and-white. As a set, this would definitely be plastered with ugly screamy stickers. You might want to toy around with yellow as a secondary color somehow? Not sure that would improve anything though, but it may be worth trying. But right now, because it doesn't have color other than white, and it's so clean, it feels as if it's a "template" of some sort.

By the way, nice usage of the new black 3x2x1 panel extender part :)

Thank you for your advice.
You're right, this build is my approach to get the recreated model so I build it in white.
I will consider to build it red or yellow.
I still working on the bodywork, I try to replicate the real one with the scale of the 8445.

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On 6/5/2021 at 1:52 PM, dickylaban said:

The set 8445 (Indy Storm) is a beautiful race car, it was the last studded set before lego technic goes studless.
8445-1.jpg

I start with the steering system
It was the most difficult part to replicate due to its size.

 

New engine setup with complete exhaust system :
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New bodywork same as the original set
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49 minutes ago, Jurss said:

These colors look much better.

Maybe for white, You just needed different background.

Thank you.
I am planning to do the same color as the original, I have order it but maybe it will took a months to deliver.

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While waiting for my yellow panels arrive, I am going to do comparison between the original set & my studless build, so I will build the set & rebuild the studless one more time.
1.Engine comparison:
Original set on the left, studless on the right.
The mounting for the studless got extend 1 stud at each end, so it add 2 studs to the total length of the engine.
The 1x8 plate replaced by a 6L axle, the mounting bricks replaced by 2x Axle and Pin Connector Perpendicular Double (part #32291) & an Axle and Pin Connector Perpendicular (part #6536) at the center for the drive shaft.
The engine mounting consist of 2x Liftarm Thin 1 x 2 - Axle Holes (part #41677) connected by a 2L axle with 1x Liftarm Thick 1 x 2 - Axle Hole (part #60483) in perpendicular way.
The driving gear also replace with the new 1x Gear 20 Tooth Double Bevel (part 32269)

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