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Jeroen Ottens

[MOC] Hennessey Venom F5

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Hi,

It has taken a while, but I can finally present my 1:8 scale Hennessey Venom F5 replica.

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It has the following features:

- Independent suspension on all wheels
- Working steering wheel
- Scissor doors (operated through HoG gears behind the chairs)
- A 8-DNR sequential gearbox (based on the compact gearbox of @Anto, operated through a HoG behind the rear numberplate)
- A detailed twinturbo V8 engine
- Semi modular build

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The real thing is quite a curveous animal, so it was a fun challenge to try to replicate those curves with the existing parts. I am especially pleased with the front fenders. Those new triangular panels from the Sian just were perfect for this.

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Speaking of the Sian: I optimized the design towards using the Sian parts. Over three quarters of the parts come from the Sian. If you are interested, instructions are for sale on my website.

It was great fun to design this model and I'd like to thank all the Eurobrickers that helped with their feedback during the design process (and @Ivan_M for the high quality instructions).

Edited by Jeroen Ottens

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Wow, good to see it finished! The angles at the front are simply amazing. I enjoyed following the WIP page to see the way you build, I think that was helpful for me at least. Do you perhaps also have a picture of the rear?

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Just now, Jerry LEGO Creations said:

Wow, good to see it finished! The angles at the front are simply amazing. I enjoyed following the WIP page to see the way you build, I think that was helpful for me at least. Do you perhaps also have a picture of the rear?

Good to hear you enjoyed the WIP. More photos can be found on Flickr, but here is one of the rear

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Fantastic! I really like this beautiful  creation:pir-love:. The photos are also really high end!  

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Amazing work once again! Btw the link on your website to the parts list doesn’t work. 

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18 minutes ago, GerritvdG said:

Fantastic! I really like this beautiful  creation:pir-love:. The photos are also really high end!  

Thx. The photos are made by Fredric Landragin. He is a real genius with that.

12 minutes ago, LvdH said:

Amazing work once again! Btw the link on your website to the parts list doesn’t work. 

Ah, the list was still private. Should be fixed now.

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Congrats on finishing this model! I have enjoyed the WIP topic a lot and I am glad to see it finished finally:pir-thumb: 

The overal looks are great, the rear definitely is my favorite part, despite the many pinholes from the connectors which looks a bit disturbing IMO. I have to nitpick the A-pillars too: the 9L link and soft axle are very far appart which looks a bit odd. Was this compromise made to keep the links attached to the monocoque module? 

Nevertheless, It's an awesome and innovative design and I will definitely dive into the instructions to study some of the mechanisms and buildingtechniques. Thanks for sharing!

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Just :wub_drool: !

5 hours ago, Jeroen Ottens said:

Ah, the list was still private. Should be fixed now.

The parts list does not include the flexible parts though (flex axles, ribbed hoses, and the like).

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21 minutes ago, astyanax said:

The parts list does not include the flexible parts though (flex axles, ribbed hoses, and the like).

Also the linear actuators.

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Gorgeous design - the curved shapes are an absolute bliss :wub_drool:

The roof looks somewhat weird though - wouldn't using a 2L connector instead of 3L work better to bring the lime A-pillars towards the 9L links, as well as make the curved roof more uniform looking from the front? Or it'd be be too "sunken" in?

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5 hours ago, T Lego said:

Congrats on finishing this model! I have enjoyed the WIP topic a lot and I am glad to see it finished finally:pir-thumb: 

The overal looks are great, the rear definitely is my favorite part, despite the many pinholes from the connectors which looks a bit disturbing IMO. I have to nitpick the A-pillars too: the 9L link and soft axle are very far appart which looks a bit odd. Was this compromise made to keep the links attached to the monocoque module? 

Nevertheless, It's an awesome and innovative design and I will definitely dive into the instructions to study some of the mechanisms and buildingtechniques. Thanks for sharing!

 

46 minutes ago, syclone said:

Gorgeous design - the curved shapes are an absolute bliss :wub_drool:

The roof looks somewhat weird though - wouldn't using a 2L connector instead of 3L work better to bring the lime A-pillars towards the 9L links, as well as make the curved roof more uniform looking from the front? Or it'd be be too "sunken" in?

Actually the black A-pillars were modifed after the photoshoot. In the final model they are more horizontal, following the lime flexaxle more closely. It does lower the stiffness of the roof a bit, because the angle is now shallower, but it doesn't look so weird anymore.

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4 minutes ago, Jeroen Ottens said:

Actually the black A-pillars were modifed after the photoshoot. In the final model they are more horizontal, following the lime flexaxle more closely. It does lower the stiffness of the roof a bit, because the angle is now shallower, but it doesn't look so weird anymore.

Can you include a photo or rendering of this fix? :sweet:

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Nice to see this model finally presented! I enjoyed seeing this model progress in the WIP topic. 

The rear is my favourite, you absolutely nailed the tail lights. The doors are also a big highlight for me. The front curves are well done, although the gaps make it look a bit more incomplete compared to the rest of the model. The front lights are also missing that signature bar which defines the shape more, but that is understandably quite hard to replicate.  

Overall great job, always enjoy seeing your models, they've been a big inspiration in the creation of own MOCs too so thank you for that :classic:

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